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.


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Ceremony Capacity
Breakfast Capacity
Reception Capacity
License for Marriage
Onsite Accommodtion
Sleeps 25
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly
Late License
Marquee and Tipi
Bridal Prep Room
Gardens and Grounds

Original charm

Every couple dream of their wedding day to unique to them and here at the Pumping House, we share that vision. Each and every aspect of your day is decided by you and together with our wonderful in-house caterers and your dedicated Wedding Manager, we are confident your wedding day will be truly magical. Our 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, 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.

additional areas

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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  • Hannah & Jamie Johnson

    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.

  • Mr & Mrs Smith

    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.


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