The Pumping House

(22 reviews) 22 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. • National Finalists of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the UK 2019 - TWIA. • 9 Self-catering apartments on-site including our stunning Bridal Suite with local accommodation just 5 minutes away. • Licensed to hold both civil ceremonies and partnerships. • 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
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 Reviews (22)

The perfect place to get married!
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By Mr and Mrs Robinson, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

Dear Ellie and Team, Thank you so much for all your help in making planning our day fun and easy. Thank you for helping make everything go smoothly on the day and for the fantastic venue. Perfect place to get married! Lots of love Alex and Dave (now the Robinsons)

Thank you!
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By Alice and Tom, on 05 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Mar 2019

Ellie, we can't thank you enough for making our wedding day so amazing! The first words out of every guests mouth were how fantastic the venue is. Before saying I looked nice, I might add ;-) You made it all so easy for us and it really was perfect. You can probably expect to see me and Tom at every future open day just so we can come back and look round! Thanks again for all of your support! Alice and Tom xx

You made everything so easy for us!
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By Ellie and Ed Wildish, on 05 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Feb 2019

Ellie, we wanted to say thanks again before we go off on our honeymoon tomorrow. You were as fantastic, professional and helpful on the day as you had been in the all the months previously. You made everything so easy for us and it was just a pleasure to have you in charge of our organising! Thanks for being so accommodating of every little detail and change we requested, and generally for being so nice all the time!

Thank you!
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By Jennie and Dan, on 21 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2018

Ellie and your amazing team, Thank you so much for all your support, both prior to our wedding and on the day. Being abroad could have been so stressful but you made it so easy for us so thank you! Love Jen and Dan x

Our wedding was perfect!
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By Rachael and Tom Hall, on 18 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Dec 2018

I fell in love with the Pumping House from the first time I saw it and just knew we had to get married there! Jo was great leading up to the day and was amazing on the day itself. Nothing was too much trouble. We had Gail to do our catering and she was also amazing. We had so many compliments about the food on the day. I feel so lucky to have been able to have this characteristic and quirky venue for our wedding and I’m just sad it’s all over! Thank you again so much for everything lots of love Rachael and Tom Hall xxxxx

Better than we could have ever wished for
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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

We had the perfect wedding day!
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By Hannah and Jamie, on 21 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Jo, Amie and the rest of the Pumping House team, thank you all so so much for everything you did. We had the perfect wedding day - loads of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and how awesome you all were. We genuinely can't thank you all enough for helping to make our day so special. Hannah and Jamie Ownsworth x

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!

The venue itself is stunning
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By Mr & Mrs Troughton, on 28 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jun 2018

The Pumping House, Jo and her team are absolutely wonderful. We chose them for our wedding reception in June and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. The venue itself is stunning. It has been restored beautifully with so many cool original features complimented by gorgeous contemporary modern finishes. The Engine Hall was the perfect space to celebrate with all our family and friends throughout the day eating, drinking, dancing together and had the best atmosphere. Our guests loved being able to explore the mezzanine floor rooms and chill out in the quieter spaces and the balcony allows for some great photo opportunities. Having the entire place to ourselves including all the grounds and the flexibility to do everything we wanted was ideal, we loved it. Gail Dandy is their in house caterer and she is superb, we’re so delighted we chose to go with her for our main meal. Her food was amazing, we had so many wonderful comments about how delicious it all was and Gail was brilliant to work with. Jo is quite simply amazing. We loved planning our wedding with her. She made everything easy, fun, relaxed and enjoyable right from the very beginning. No stresses, no worries, Jo made everything, right from our very first viewing through to saying goodnight at the end of such an amazing day, run so smoothly. We fell in love instantly with the venue, and working with Jo made our day perfect. We can’t thank everyone at The Pumping House enough for being so fantastic and making our wedding day so amazing. Thank you! Siobhon and James xxx

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!

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