A beautiful Grade II listed venue, in the heart of Sherwood Forest
Nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest, our stunning red brick building provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding and offers ample opportunity for beautiful photography. Here at The Pumping House we strive to make every aspect of your planning enjoyable and stress free. We have a wonderful team whose main focus is to make this happen.
Following your ceremony, we have ample space for your guests to explore our themed rooms, cinema room and conservatory bar. Alternatively, guests may wish to enjoy their drinks on our lawn surrounded by woodland.
Wedding breakfasts & receptions
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.
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Willy Wonka & The Pumping House
We love it when we receive creative and quirky photoshoots that push boundaries and are a little daring with the styling. This colourful, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired shoot was held at the newly opened Pumping House in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire and provided a great backdrop for the chocolate factory and for the vision of Amy L Wilkinson, who was not only the make up artist but who also coordinated the shoot. Here’s Amy to tell you a little more….
Introducing The Pumping House
The Pumping House is a beautiful Grade II listed Nottinghamshire venue, featuring a licensed ceremony room, main hall for wedding breakfasts and a large croquet lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am, this 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 your wedding and offers ample opportunity for unique photography.
Feedback on The Pumping House
When we stumbled across The Pumping House as a wedding venue, we could not believe our luck! We loved the design-mix of old and new, and thought it would be a stunning location for our wedding...and we weren’t wrong. Jo and The Pumping House Team were phenomenal and our dream winter wedding would not have been realised without their incredible support. Jo was a massive help from day one - from the planning and organisation of the wedding (with many late night emails of support!), to the dressing of the venue in the most beautiful Christmas decorations, to finally, ensuring that the day was a breath-taking success. We would recommend this venue and its staff, including Gail and her wonderful catering team, whole-heartedly. Thank you so much for helping us to start our married life together in such a perfect way.
We booked our wedding at The Pumping House before the renovations had even been completed, the minute we drove into the woods, through those iron gates, walked up those steps and through the doors we loved it!! We saw the Pumping House from a construction site progress into the beautiful place it is now. Jo has been amazing since day one and both Jo and Amy on the day made everything so perfect, the hard work they both put in certainly paid off. There isn't a single thing we would change about the whole day. The food, the venue, the rooms, the service, the help and support that received throughout the whole process was amazing. Thank you so so much Jo and Amy for making our day so magical! We would 1000000000% recommend this venue to anyone. So many people who shared our day with us commented on how beautiful the building and venue was.