Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Chapel on premises
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Museums and Galleries
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
1 to 9 guests
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Those who love History, Love Newstead Abbey
- Dedicated Wedding Team to help you all the way
- Stunning backdrop for any wedding photographer
Frequently asked questions
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes - we also have a Chapel within the venue for Religious Ceremonies!
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes - a Blessing Ceremony can be conducted within the Formal Gardens.
Can we use our own caterers?
We have a list of wonderful Caterers who have been approved to work at our Grade I Listed Venues.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access is usually available from 12 noon the day prior.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Guests will begin departing the venue from 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes - if our Approved Fireworks Supplier is used.
Is confetti allowed?
Absolutely! Please use natural/dried petals or bio-degradable confetti (this will keep our peacocks happy!)
Are candles allowed?
No - but LED Candles work just as well to create an romantic atmosphere!
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes - The Gardeners Cottage
Is there accommodation on site?
The Gardeners Cottage is also available to hire for guests - if not required by the couple.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes - please ask us for more information.
About Newstead Abbey
Wedding Venue in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire. Newstead Abbey is a beautiful Grade I listed priory. Full of romantic charm, and set within immaculately landscaped formal gardens, it’s perfect for a picturesque wedding in the heart of Nottinghamshire.
The Orangery, with its stunning views out on to the Spanish Gardens and original features, provides the perfect backdrop for you to say I do... Also nestled in the Cloisters is the original 13th-century Chapel, ideal for any couple hoping to add a religious element to their special day.
After the ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy drinks and canapés in the Garden Room. Our caterers will then serve a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the charming West Front Suite to begin your evening of celebrations. This room has wonderful acoustics for speeches and live music, making it ideal for your evening wedding reception.
The Cannon Fort Room is a stylish room with views over the Upper Lake and Waterfall. Along with the Cascade Room and Courtyard, there are several ideal spots for your guests to relax with a drink during your evening reception and admire the beauty of the Abbey at sunset.
Enjoy a relaxed stroll in the beautifully presented grounds, while posing for those cherished snapshots of wedding photography.
Byron’s Lawn situated in the Formal Gardens is the perfect setting for a magnificent marquee, where you and your guests can enjoy your wedding breakfast and evening reception.
We strive to make every aspect of your wedding planning enjoyable and stress-free by putting you in contact with any of our recommended suppliers, including caterers, photographers and venue stylists, or simply arranging personal meetings to discuss your venue and vision.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Venue Hire, with recommended caterers, prices shown are a range of costs available, using our recommended caterers, based on 70 guests.