The Pumping House

(27 reviews) 27 5
Brake Lane Ollerton Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 9HQ
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About The Pumping House

Brake Lane, Ollerton, Newark
Nottinghamshire, NG22 9HQ

Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA.

At The Pumping House we truly believe each wedding is unique. You will work together with our wonderful in-house catering team and dedicated Wedding Manager to ensure every aspect of your day is tailored to create a completely bespoke and magical experience.

The Pumping House is a beautiful Grade II listed Nottinghamshire wedding venue, featuring two licensed ceremony rooms, main hall for wedding breakfasts, accommodation and a large lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am, our beautiful red brick building, still featuring the original and distinctive chimney, is located on a six-acre site in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and offers ample opportunity for unique photography. The Pumping House is just a short drive from Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield.

The Ollerton Room has beautifully unique parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies against a backdrop of tranquil surroundings. The Ollerton Room is the main room licensed for civil ceremonies with seating for up to 100 guests. The Engine Hall is also licensed for civil ceremonies from 80 to 150 guests.

Guests can enjoy a drink and canapes following the ceremony in either, or both, The Conservatory Room and The Oak Room. These rooms are a convenient and versatile space, beautifully themed and have an additional bar area. Both rooms can also be used as a more relaxing area in the evening for those guests who seek a quieter space.


The Engine Hall provides an impressive setting for the wedding breakfast. The unique tiling, stunning arch windows and high glass ceiling create an illuminating space that is perfect for weddings from 50 to 170 guests. The room can accommodate various layouts and can be used as a canvas for different theming and settings. As dusk falls, guests can dance the night away, celebrating this memorable day and bringing The Engine Hall to life!

Perfect for the younger guests, our cinema and games room is complete with a 60 inch plasma screen and a variety of children’s DVDs and games.


Using only the finest ingredients, using locally sourced products when possible, we aim to create delicious, rustic, home-made food. Our catering team understand the importance of every wedding breakfast and offer a menu where couples are free to pick and choose dishes from each suggested menu. Alternatively, we are always happy to discuss and design a bespoke wedding breakfast menu for the day.


Drawing inspiration from our storied past, The Pumping House unveils an oasis of beautifully thought-through luxury apartments. Nestled at the rear of our historic venue, these sumptuous, self-catering suites reinvigorate authentic Edwardian architecture with contemporary elegance – the perfect wedding accommodation for guests.

• Winner of the Best Countryside Wedding Venue in the East Midlands 2019 - TWIA. • Wedding Open Evening - Thursday 23rd May 5pm until 9pm. • Perfect for weddings from 50 to 170 guests. • 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. • 10 Self-catering apartments on-site including our stunning Bridal Suite with additional local accommodation just 5 minutes away.

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 (27)

Accommodation at the venue was critical for me!
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By Victoria Frost, on 23 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

The best venue - couldn’t be more chilled and helpful in the lead up to the wedding day and on the day itself!! The most amazing building and accommodation (having accommodation at the venue was critical for me)!! Guests loved everything about the place. Jo was amazing. A massive thank you.

Such a beautiful and characterful building
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By Emily Burton, on 18 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Apr 2019

We got married here on Saturday and it was amazing! I can't recommend it highly enough, such a beautiful and characterful building and Jo and team are the most helpful, accomodating and friendly staff ever! Thank you Pumping House!!

An incredible venue and team!
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By Victoria Lount, on 03 May 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2019

We can’t thank Ellie & the team at the Pumping House enough....thank you for your support, guidance and patience in the build up to our day. An incredible venue & team, you helped make our day perfect. Our guests were blown away by the venue itself & the addition of the accommodation made it the ideal place for us to hold our wedding celebrations. Thank you all so much....just wish we could do it all over again xxx

Our wedding could not have been anymore perfect
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By Lucy Fisher, on 15 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Mar 2019

We got married on Friday 22nd March at the pumping house, such a stunning venue and so many comments on how much of an amazing place it is, we were extremely lucky to have Jo to look after us right from the start of planning through to the end of the wedding night, it could not of been anymore perfect thank you to Jo and the team for such an amazing day!

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

The day went like clockwork!
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By Mr & Mrs Crawford, on 02 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2019

We had our big day in February and from the minute we viewed the venue we knew it would be special! Jo and the team couldn’t do enough for us and no request was dismissed, even down to particular beer for our guests. The day was perfect, I didn’t have to worry about anything at all on the day, it was all taken care of and went like clockwork. I can’t put into words how brilliant the team were they were that good! They deserve the award they won last year and many more in the future thank you all so much for our perfect wedding day and being such a brilliant support team in the planning and on the day can’t thank you enough 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

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