Complimentary use of our flagship bridal suite, the night of your wedding only. New bookings only!
Your initial contact must be made through Guides for Brides. Terms & conditions
Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Weddings During COVID
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
30 to 99 guests
Outside Caterers Permitted
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Unique and Tranquil setting in Sherwood Forest
- Available for your Ceremony, Breakfast and Wedding Reception
- Exclusive Use Venue
- 10 Self catering apartments on-site with additional accommodation within 5 minutes
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
All our weddings have exclusive use of the venue for your wedding day.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, absolutely. We have two rooms for you to hold a civil ceremony; The Ollerton Room for up to 100 guests and The Engine Hall for up to 160 guests.
Is confetti allowed?
Our environmental ethos means we ask that all confetti is natural and created from rose petals or biodegradable material.
Are candles allowed?
We allow the use of candles providing they are in an enclosed candle holder.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes! Our flagship Bridal Suite is a breathtaking haven capaciously spanning over two floors. Stylised with harmonious, geometric forms, original antique furniture blends with exposed brick walls conjuring chic Bauhaus modernism.
Is there accommodation on site?
In addition to our bridal suite we have a further 9 self catering apartments on site - sleeping up to 28 wedding guests.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Unfortunatley not. After your ceremony you can enjoy drinks on the lawn at our outside bar.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes, our corkage is £9 plus VAT per standard bottle of wine, prosecco or champagne only.
Can we use our own caterers?
Here at the Pumping House we believe you should choose a menu which reflects your individual personalities as well as your budget. Together with our experienced 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.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access to the venue is from 10:00am.
What time does the reception need to finish?
If you choose to have a live band they can play until 11:30pm whilst the DJ can continue the party to 12.30am.
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes, please advise us in advance as we do have to request permission from the council.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, within a 5 mile radius there at at least 100 hotel rooms. These range from travel lodges and Air BnBs to boutique and spa hotels.
About The Pumping House
Exclusive Grade II Listed Venue in Sherwood Forest, featuring a licensed ceremony room, main hall for wedding breakfasts, accommodation for the wedding party and guests and a woodland setting for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am
Our exclusive 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, games 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.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.