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  • Writer's pictureIan Bennett

Newstead Abbey: A Romantic Wedding Venue in Nottinghamshire

Wedding Venue, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Newstead Abbey, Nottiinghamshire


Nestled in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, Newstead Abbey is a captivating Grade I listed priory that exudes romantic charm. With its stunning landscaped gardens and historic setting, it offers an idyllic backdrop for couples seeking a picturesque wedding venue.

Venue Features & Capacity:

  • Venue Type: Country House, Manor House

  • Dining Capacity: Up to 70 guests

  • Reception Capacity: Up to 120 guests

  • Ceremony & Reception: Wedding License, Church within Walking Distance, Dancefloor Available, Outdoor Ceremony Option

  • Facilities: Landscaped Gardens, Exclusive Use, Bridal Changing Facilities, Disabled Access

  • Food and Drink: In-house Catering, Alcohol License, Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol


Newstead Abbey boasts an array of enchanting spaces to make your special day truly memorable. The Orangery offers breathtaking views of the Spanish Gardens, providing an exquisite backdrop for exchanging vows. For couples desiring a religious ceremony, the 13th-century Chapel nestled in the Cloisters offers a historic and intimate setting.

Following the ceremony, guests can enjoy drinks and canapés in the Garden Room, leading to the secluded French Garden—a charming spot for mingling and capturing cherished moments. The wedding breakfast awaits in the West Front Suite, where sumptuous meals are served amidst elegant surroundings.

Additional Spaces:

The Cannon Fort Room, with its stylish ambiance and scenic views, is perfect for evening receptions overlooking the Upper Lake. Guests can unwind in the Cascade Room or Courtyard, admiring the Abbey's beauty as the sun sets.

Outdoor Delights:

The Formal Gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey provide a picturesque setting for wedding photography, offering countless opportunities for capturing precious memories. Byron’s Lawn, within the Formal Gardens, accommodates larger guest lists, making it ideal for marquee receptions.

Dedicated Support:

The dedicated wedding team at Newstead Abbey is committed to ensuring every aspect of your day is perfect. From recommending trusted suppliers to arranging personal consultations, they strive to make your wedding planning experience enjoyable and stress-free.


One happy couple, married in September, described Newstead Abbey as "the most romantic place" for a wedding, praising its beauty and attentive staff.

DJ Review:

According to a DJ review from a past event at Newstead Abbey, the venue offers ample setup space and good height clearance, contributing to a seamless entertainment experience for guests. With a permanent wooden dance floor and no sound limiter, the atmosphere is perfect for dancing the night away.


For couples seeking a wedding venue filled with historic charm and natural beauty, Newstead Abbey offers an enchanting setting that promises to turn dreams into reality. Say "I do" amidst the splendor of Nottinghamshire's countryside and create memories to last a lifetime.

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