The Pumping House

(15 reviews) 15 5
Brake Lane Ollerton Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9HQ
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About The Pumping House

Brake Lane, Ollerton, Newark
Nottinghamshire, NG22 9HQ

Nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest, our stunning red brick building provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding and offers ample opportunity for beautiful photography.

Every couple dream of their wedding day to unique to them and here at the Pumping House, we share that vision. Each and every aspect of your day is decided by you and together with our wonderful in-house caterers and your dedicated Wedding Manager, we are confident your wedding day will be truly magical.

Our Grade II listed, Nottinghamshire building features two licensed ceremony rooms. Surrounded by natural woodland, our Ollerton Room boasts beautiful parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony against a backdrop of tranquil surroundings. Our Engine Hall offers unique tiling, stunning arch windows and high glass ceiling creating an illuminating space your wedding breakfast, evening celebrations or large civil ceremonies.

Following your ceremony, we have ample space for your guests to explore our themed rooms, cinema room and conservatory bar. Alternatively, guests may wish to enjoy their drinks on our lawn surrounded by woodland. 

At the Pumping House, we believe you should choose a menu which reflects your individual personalities as well as your budget. Together with our experience, in-house catering team, we are on hand to offer a variety of suggestions from a table feast to a bespoke three course wedding breakfast menu ensuring that, together, we create an unforgettable menu.

We are now delighted to introduce the Pumping House Quarters; an oasis of beautifully thought-through, luxury apartments. Nestled at the rear of our historic venue, these sumptuous, self-catering suites offer contemporary elegance and a breath-taking haven following your celebrations.

• Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA. • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. • 9 Self-catering apartments on-site including our stunning Bridal Suite with local accommodation just 5 minutes away. • Experienced Wedding and Event Manager to help plan your wedding and co-ordinate on the day. • Exclusive venue hire. • Flexible catering options allowing you to create your own menu depending on style and budget.

Facilities at The Pumping House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Pumping House Location

The Pumping House, Brake Lane, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9HQ

Brake Lane Ollerton Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9HQ
15 5

The Pumping House Reviews (15)

Better than we could have ever wished for
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Potts and Finley, on 14 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

Ellie, Just wanted to say a huge thank you from myself and Greg to you and all the staff at the pumping house! Saturday was better than we could have ever wished for thanks to you guys! The food and service was amazing and the staff were so helpful! I wish we could do it all over again! All the family and friends who stayed in the suites want to move in :) it was just amazing and so special to us! Thank you so much again and as soon as Jenny sends me some pictures I will send them your way. Best wishes Mr and Mrs Potts and Finley xxx

Simply Stunning
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By Clare Coe, on 23 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2018

The Pumping House is a simply stunning venue, from the moment we walked in, we knew it was the venue for us. Its finished to the highest quality and holds a unique quirkiness which we fell for. The venue is amazing, but it just wouldn’t be the same without Jo. Jo BLOODY ROCKS. Our wedding would literally not have been the same without her. She made the entire process super easy, fun and we both feel like we were simply planning our wedding with a friend. Jo took care of our guests and us without even blinking, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much ?? Xx

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By Kristina Coffey, on 15 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2018

You read reviews and people say we really can’t thank them enough, they were great and thank you so much...but for what! I can honestly say that you are blessed with a team of people who genuinely appear to care about their job and their clients as well as your business. Ellie couldn’t do enough to help us get everything in place in just six weeks; she contacted the registrar for us, promptly replied to all of my questions, got to know our family and their needs and went out of her way to make it all work. In fact, Ellie even remained amazing when I kept e-mailing her after the wedding because guests had left things at the venue! An excellent example of true customer service even after the event. Your team, and the venue, make for an excellent place to hold an event and we can’t thank them enough for helping us to build treasured memories with our family and friends. They were a pleasure to share the with.

Thank you for everything!
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By Mr and Mrs Milne, on 17 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for our wedding! From the beginging we knew we wanted the Pumping House and felt at ease with you from our very first appointment. Nothing was ever a bother, you were always quick at emails - even at silly o'clock in the morning when I was on nights!! And on the day you were amazing, as well as the rest of the team, I really can't thank you enough ?? Gail was also fantastic, the food was amazing and so glad I managed to see her on the day and thank her!

I wanted something different!
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By Katie Homyard, on 17 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

My mum found this venue after I said "I want something different." The Pumping House is unlike anything I had ever seen before. Joanne, Amy and the team were wonderful not only on the day but in the run up to it - thanks to them we got our dream wedding day and I am eternally grateful for that. They managed to ensure that our guests were looked after, that the day ran smoothly and that a good time was had by all. Thank you!

We knew straight away it would be perfect for us!
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By Gemma Turton, on 17 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

We’ve just had our photos back from our wedding at The Pumping House on the 24th of March and can’t stop looking at them! I had remembered seeing pictures of The Pumping House even before we got engaged. It must have stood out even then as it was the first venue we visited. We knew straight away that it would be perfect for us. Although we did still go onto see 4 other venues our hearts remained set on The Pumping House. The Venue is stunning inside and out and The Quarters (accommodation) are breath-taking. Jo and her team were great to work with and made every effort to make sure everything ran smoothly, both in the run up and on the big day itself. Jo even made sure Dave and I didn’t miss on the canapés whilst we were whisked off for photos! All the guests were commenting on how beautiful the venue looked and said how much they enjoyed the food. We both had an AMAZING day and couldn’t stop smiling!

On Cloud 9.
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By Emma Rivers, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

my husband and I absolutely cannot praise the pumping house enough. There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing the building and more importantly Jo and her team are. We are going to be forever grateful - there is no where better. We are yet to come down from cloud nine and that’s all thanks to Jo’s hard work and loveable personality. We love you guys so much xxxx

You ent above and beyond, exceeding expectations!
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By Polly & Scott Montgomery, on 10 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

Dearest Jo & Amie, Where do we begin ... We cannot thank you enough for being our super heroes and for making our day simply ours, it was just incredible. For all those late evening chats, your patience with all the lists, always listening, for remaining so calm and for making the magic happen. You have created the most incredible destination and all our guests simply loved it; from the food to the building and of course the service. You and the team went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations and we will treasure your kindness and hard work forever. Overtime we drive by and spot the impressive chimney we are reminded of so many happy memories and my tummy still flips. Wishing you all the success for the future and heartfelt wishes.

We Fell In Love
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By Victoria Baxter, on 28 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017

We fell in love with this beautiful venue almost instantly, despite there still being some building work done! Jo and Amie were amazing throughout - professional and prompt, but warm, friendly and up for dealing with anything. My husband and I are so grateful for all the hard work the team put in, and the Pumping House looked fabulous on the day. My bridal party stayed at the accommodation on site - spacious, beautiful rooms. I would not hesitate to recommend the venue and the team and I am so happy we got married there!

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By Jade Holland, on 18 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2017

We went to an open day at The Pumping House for some inspiration as we had already booked our wedding at another venue but we fell in love as soon as we pulled into the carpark - We even changed the date so we could get married at The Pumping House. The venue itself is beautiful, there are no words you just need to go and see it yourself to appreciate it. Jo the venue manager was brilliant from start to finish and we can't speak highly enough of her. Nothing was too much trouble she went above and beyond for us. Our day was pure perfection and it was all down to Jo and her team. We can't recommend The Pumping House enough, it is an outstanding venue that allows all your dreams to come true!

Our Wedding was a dream boat
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By Danielle & Ashley, on 30 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2017

The Pumping House - So grateful and thankful we found this place for our wedding. It's a real Gem. There's lots of things we wanted to mention in this review, here goes ....The staff were brilliant from start to end. Jo is the venue manager and greeted us with a big smile when we first visited and turned out to be one of the most helpful people we've ever come across. She's super dedicated, always goes the extra mile and worked in every way she could to provide us as much freedom as she could to arrange every element of our wedding, completely adapting to what we wanted. Jo was brilliant at keeping in touch and assisting with any issues or queries we had running right up until the big day, emailing at all hours to help reassure us and resolve any issues. The staff on the day including Jo, Aimee and all the other staff just had it. We never had to worry about anything and worked to our agreed schedule perfectly and clearly understand the importance of having everything in order and running like clockwork. We had the best day and were so pleased we took the risk on the diamond in the rough. When we first visited it was still a building site but we couldn't of been happier with the place come wedding day! It was everything we could have asked for and the whole experience was chilled and enjoyable because of all these things. We thoroughly recommend this place and it can only get better when the last bits and pieces are added including the apartments which looked brilliant when we saw them just before completion! Thank you to everyone at the Pumping House (especially Jo). Our wedding was a dream boat!!

All you can dream of...
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By Katherine Watson Brides Stepmum, on 18 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 15 Jul 2017

This venue is all you could possibly dream of. Magical, truly magical. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. I have never seen a wedding run so smoothly. Well done Jo and your wonderful team. The decor was stunning. As mentioned in previous comments, the small details were exceptional. It's a long, busy day for the staff, but they were sincerely smiling throughout. I cannot thank you all enough.

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