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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Thoresby Park is a country barn wedding venue situated in rural Nottinghamshire, England. Set in the heart of Sherwood Forest, surrounded by untouched natural beauty, Thoresby Park is one of North Nottinghamshire’s most impressive wedding locations. It is the ideal setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacities

Thoresby Park is an all-inclusive venue providing couples exclusive use of their versatile grounds and event spaces. Their dramatic Victorian Riding Hall accommodates civil ceremonies, outdoor ceremonies and receptions. This gorgeous barn-style area has been beautifully restored with a soaring arched ceiling, rustic beams, traditional red brick walls, and twinkling fairy lights. The hall can host upto 150 seated and up to 200 for your evening reception. Their secret garden escape at the rear of the Riding Hall offers the perfect private retreat for your cocktail hour, with endless possibilities for outdoor entertainment. Beyond the garden, the rolling estate and forest offer endless picturesque photo opportunities. Thoresby Park is also available for marquee weddings, outdoor ceremonies, or any celebrations involving the great outdoors, allowing you to make the most of the spectacular surroundings.

Services Offered

Beyond the fabulous setting and fantastic facilities, Thoresby Park’s dedicated team of wedding coordinators are the key to this venue’s success. They will be on hand to create a bespoke wedding unique to you, offering a flexible approach to all areas of your day. They will go the extra mile to ensure all your requirements are met, working with their extensive list of industry professionals to help create your dream wedding. Thoresby Park is protected by The Stonebridge Trust, a charitable trust working to preserve its listed buildings and parks. By getting married here, you will not only be supporting their work but creating memories that you will be able to revisit for years to come.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Thoresby Park

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100% recommend it
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Megan T. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding at Thorseby Riding Hall

We had our wedding reception at Thorseby Riding Hall and my goodness - it was truly perfect. The venue really is outstanding and has that “wow factor” that you really dream about for your big day. The draped fairy lights make the vast traditional space feel intimate and cozy, yet timeless and SO photogenic. Similarly, the outside space in the Secret Garden is perfectly picturesque, full of little sun traps for you and your guests to relax during those in-between times.

We and our guests were stunned by the magical feel that Thoresby Riding Hall radiates. Everyone commented on how they were taken back with how beautiful it really was.

Everything flows beautifully with the venue and the organisation and communication with the people in charge was great. Quick responses and very accommodating.

Choosing this venue was one of the best decisions we made, we had a wedding to be proud of and will remember forever!
Lauren S. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Cameron 2023

This venue isn’t talked about enough! The staff are absolutely fantastic! Without them I really don’t think the day would have ran as smoothly as it did! Natasha and Lauren’s communication before the wedding was just what every bride needs they reassured me and made sure everything was just perfect, there are just no words to how stunning the venue is, walking into the empty hall and booking it you never really know what to expect but it was more than I dreamed of, again I couldn’t recommend this venue enough and the staff are a credit to Thoresby xx
Nicole C. Sent on 28/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding

Right from us pulling up in the car park and seeing the grounds of Thoresby Park, we knew it was the wedding venue for us. The Riding Hall was absolutely stunning on our wedding day, the secret garden was beautiful and we was so lucky to have the vintage fair in the main grounds which went down well with our guests, we got some amazing pictures & video.
Natasha the wedding coordinator was lovely to deal with, nothing was too much trouble. All the staff infact were pleasant. They all worked really hard to give us a day to remember.
All our wedding party keep talking about Thoresby, many plan on returning even though we don't live in that county.
Thank you again to Natasha & the whole team.
Hannah S. Sent on 03/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dream wedding

Thoresby gave us the wedding of our dreams at the riding hall! From the moment we booked to the end of the day itself, everything was seamless. We used the recommended caterer and suppliers and they created the most incredible day for us. The staff at Thoresby are incredibly helpful and will go above and beyond. The riding hall gave us the perfect space by having both the garden and the courtyard for guests to spread out and mingle and it helped the day to flow well. Natasha (the wedding coordinater) was incredible at answering any of our questions and at ensuring the day ran smoothly! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and it was convenient that guests could stay at Thoresby hall next door or at a handful of nearby hotels! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, so a huge thank you to the Thoresby team!
Hayley Sent on 28/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

100% picked the correct venue

As soon as we walked into this venue we knew this was where we wanted to celebrate our wedding reception! Can not find one fault from the venue to the staff. Every single member of staff is professional and helpful. Natasha went above and beyond to help us and was there every step of the way to answer any questions. Can't recommend this place enough!
Jenna S. Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day!

We had our day back in August and it couldn't have been more perfect! Natasha, the wedding coordinator there was amazing. Nothing was too much (even my random emails asking things in case I'd forgotten anything!). She ensured that the whole day ran smoothly and we couldn't have asked for more. Such a beautiful venue that allows for endless styling possibilities. Thank you!
Claire H. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Holdcroft

This venue is just beautiful, The staff have been amazing, very professional, and support has just been great. The day just ran ao smoothly,
Loved every minute just wished it lasted longer.

Best wishes
Claire 23 September x
Sophie Sent on 27/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Natasha & The Team Were Brilliant

The team are Thoresby Hall are so flexible and supportive. They really do cater to those wanting to put their own mark on their wedding day. Dan was very helpful and patience with all our requests and Natasha our co-ordinator on the day was brilliant. Nothing was too much. Ourselves and guests spoke very highly of her and the team being very friendly and attentive. I'd highly recommend Thoresby Riding Hall. Thank you to all those involved in our wedding day.
Elif-Mai A. Sent on 11/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

My overall experience at thoresby was amazing! The staff were incredibly nice and willing to help with any of your needs not to mention the venue and food being lovely and good quality. I would definitely recommend to others.
Emma M. Sent on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day, perfect venue

Perfect venue, couldn’t fault it, everyone commented on how perfect it was.
Stephanie H. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical day, couldn't fault a thing

Everything was perfect, the staff were so helpful and friendly and professional. Natasha went above and beyond. Thank you
Lee M. Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Mcgregor Wedding 18/03/23

The Thoresby Riding Hall was the perfect place to make our big day perfect in every way!

The venue offers so much potential and is customisable to suit whatever your needs may be. Natasha and Dan were always at hand to help with anything we needed, really enabling us to make the venue ours for the day.

We were able to bring in an external food provider, with food trucks in the secret garden perfectly accessible for all of our guests. The staff ensured the fluid movement of all furnishings when required with no impact on us or our guests. Even when we were on the receiving end of typical wet March weather the venue was like a different world, despite being so close to the public throughout the day we were never aware of this and our privacy was completely upheld.

We cannot thank Natasha and the staff enough for our perfect day, the venue was absolutely out of this world in every way.

Thank you so much
The McGregor's
Catherine Sent on 06/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

We had a fantastic wedding!!

Our wedding was in August and it was simply magnificent. Quite a few members of our wedding party said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. And that was because it was relaxed, in a beautiful setting, plenty of options for seating inside and outside with lovely members of staff.
If you’re looking for a barn wedding with extra sparkle (literally, have you seen the roof?), go to Thoresby!
I was concerned myself that it was in a public park, but once you’re in the venue you completely forget anyone else is there. Also the courtyard closes at 5 and is private to you. The garden is stunning and totally yours to do what you like with.
The decoration company associated with Thoresby is fantastic, I’ll admit it’s expensive but they do everything for you and for peace of mind it was great.
We had our own caterers come in which was allowed no problem and all our decorations were put up the night before so we could see them.
100% recommend Thoresby.
My only one tiny thing that wasn’t as fab is the bar staff. They were a little slow and at the end of the night very pushy to make us tidy up, which meant my husband missed out on a couple of last dances.
Other than that - wonderful!!
Adam Sent on 22/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

What an amazing venue and exceptional staff.

Had our wedding there this weekend. What an amazing venue and exceptional staff.
Thanks to Teresa and Cara who was amazing from the initial enquiry to the end.
Would recommend definitely!
Libby Sent on 22/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service from start to finish

Amazing service from start to finish. We loved working with the Thoresby team, and would thoroughly recommend the venue.
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The Courtyard, Thoresby park NG22 9EP Newark (Nottinghamshire)
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