A beautiful Grade II listed venue, in the heart of Sherwood Forest

Everything about your wedding day should be perfect. 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.


The Need to Know
Ceremony Capacity
Breakfast Capacity
Reception Capacity
License for Marriage
Onsite Accommodtion
Sleeps 20
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly
Late License
Marquee and Tipi
Bridal Prep Room
Gardens and Grounds

original charm

The Pumping House features a licensed ceremony room, main hall for wedding breakfasts and a large croquet lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. The beautiful red brick building still features the original and distinctive chimney, providing  the perfect tranqil  backdrop for your wedding.


The Ollerton Room, which can accommodate 100 guests for a ceremony, has charachterful parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting.  As guests arrive and are welcomed to the Ollerton Room, the bride is able to relax and prepare for the ceremony in comfort in our Bridal room, this stylish space is complete with a vintage dressing table, chair, sofa and full length mirror. The Engine Hall is also a fantastic space for ceremonies of up to 170 guests.

Wedding breakfasts & receptions

The Engine Hall provides an impressive setting for your wedding breakfast. The unique tiling, stunning arch windows and high glass ceiling create an illuminating space that is perfect for weddings from 50 to 170 guests. The room can accommodate various layouts and can be used as a canvas for different theming and settings. As dusk falls, you and your guests can dance the night away, celebrating this memorable day and bringing The Engine Hall to life!

additional areas

Guests can enjoy a drink and canapes following the ceremony in either, or both, The Conservatory Room and The Oak Room. These rooms are a convenient and versatile space, beautifully themed and have an additional bar area. Perfect for the younger guests, our 20 seat cinema room is complete with original cinema chairs, 60 inch plasma screen and a variety of children’s DVDs and games. As of August 2017 The Pumping House will offer accomodation on site so you and your guests can make make the most of your special celbrations.


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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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