The Pumping House is a Grade II listed Victorian building set on six acres of grounds on the edge of the Sherwood Forest. Built in 1909, this is a rare venue with heritage that has been restored to meet contemporary tastes.

About us

Two large event spaces, five themed rooms, ten guest bedrooms - all adaptable for your personal wedding day or celebration. Our experienced and friendly team understands that every wedding is unique. It’s all in the little details. So they are on hand to make any bespoke tweaks you need for everything to go just so.

The Pumping House benefits from a variety of original features, such as a striking red brick frontage, a towering combustor chimney and full-length arched windows which let in an abundance of natural light. The central space is an impressive double-height Engine Hall, with space for seated dinners, dancing and performances, while the licensed ceremony room on the upper floor has views over the forest. We provide stylish accommodation for wedding guests, too.

Our building is late licensed until 12.30am, and is a short drive from Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield. The Grade II listed Victorian house on the edge of a forest: where tradition meets modernity for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, imagined by you.

Our values


Sometimes venue rules spoil the party. In our venues, we keep them to a minimum. We do our best to make sure you and your guests have a frictionless experience.

Our values


Our venues feature best-in-class amenities, sophisticated interior design and hospitality options. We know how to elevate photography, menus and flowers, whatever your preferences.

Our values


The memories of your wedding will last for years to come. Whether you dream of a picture-perfect traditional wedding or a completely original celebration, we make sure your wedding reflects the heart of who you are.

Our values


There is a face behind everything we do. We build meaningful  relationships with our guests, from the first enquiry to the wedding day and beyond. Unlike our competitors, we will continue doing this even as we grow.

asked questions

Yes, absolutely. We have two rooms for you to hold a civil ceremony; The Ollerton Room for up to 110 guests and The Engine Hall for up to 160 guests.

We‘re unique here at The Pumping House. We believe your day should be exactly how you’ve always dreamt. Our exclusive use hire prices are fixed and then we tailor your bespoke wedding package around you.

If you choose to have a live band they can play until 11:30pm whilst the DJ can continue the party to 12.30am.

Our primary bar sits in the main Engine Hall. Additionally, our two further bars are in the Conservatory and outdoor area and are perfect for reception drinks.

Our license permits us to serve guests until 12.30am.

If you’d like to provide your guests with wine or champagne during your daytime celebrations, we do charge a corkage fee at £9 plus vat per bottle. Alternatively, our team are more than happy to try their best to help source something specific.

Your wedding is always our main priority. Throughout your special day, you and your guests will have total exclusivity of our venue.

There are a number of churches within close proximity to The Pumping House. Our local vicar, Zoe Burton oversees 12 churches in the surrounding area, please contact 01623 862818.

North Notts Registrars. You can give them a call on 0115 8042994, be sure to leave them a voicemail and they’ll get back in touch.

We want every couple to have their dream wedding. We try to be as flexible as possible but there are a couple of things beyond our control, this means no drinks are allowed outside after 9.30 pm due to licensing. Our woodland setting is recognised for its organic beauty and environmental ethos means we ask that all confetti is natural and created from rose petals or biodegradable material. We do not allow tapered or naked candles, however candles are encouraged in an enclosed cylinder.

Please see below:

All-Wayz Travel
01623 798682/ 07852942830

01623 654321

AAA Cabs
01623 835656

Six and Five 2’s 01623 622222

Due to our rural location, we recommend your guests book taxis at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment.


If you think the venue might be what you’re looking for, and you want to find out more, please download our brochure.

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