Choose a wedding venue with a difference

Newark Castle is a 12th century monument in beautiful surroundings. The castle walls stand tall and proud with the River Trent flowing beside it. The beautifully maintained gardens provide a stark contrast of colour with the ancient walls. You will make your vows standing beneath the bandstand framed by the walls of the castle. Or, if you want something a little different, hold your ceremony in the atmospheric undercroft surrounded by stone arches, for a more intimate wedding. 

Please note, you will need to book the registrar yourself:

Newark Registration Office
The Gilstrap
Caste Gate
Newark
NG24 1BG

Information on registering to marry can be found on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

The Bandstand


‌Get married under the bandstand in the centre of Newark Castle. Your guests will be able to admire the historic walls and beautifully kept gardens while they await the bride's arrival. The bandstand is the perfect location for a summer wedding and provides the perfect setting for that memorable wedding photo.

The undercroft


‌‌This former storage area for the castle provides an atmospheric enclosed space within the castle.

For a wedding with a difference choose the castle's undercroft. Up to 50 guests can be catered for in this intimate setting. You can decorate the room how you like to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day.

History of Newark Castle

We have licensed Newark Castle (the 12th century, scheduled ancient monument) for weddings in order to help create an income that can be reinvested in the preservation of the listed building.

The Castle Gardens, which are Grade II listed by English Heritage, were designed by an eminent Victorian landscape architect, H.E. Milner, and were officially opened on 24th May 1889, the day of Queen Victoria’s 70th birthday. 

Couples can say their vows in the undercroft or under the bandstand. The wider castle grounds can also be utilised with marquees.

Prices

The Bandstand

The bandstand can be hired for £360+ VAT and includes the provision of a table and chairs for up to 50 chairs for guest and parking for the wedding car only.

The Undercroft

The hire cost for the Undercroft is £360+ VAT and includes the provision of a table and chairs for the registrar, up to 50 chairs for guests and parking for the wedding car only.

Information

  • The undercroft is accessed via the castle's waterway by the River Trent
  • We are unable to close the gardens whilst the ceremony is taking place
  • Evening receptions with closed gardens can be arranged at extra cost
  • You will need to pay a 10% deposit at the time of booking
  • You will need to book the registrar yourself as this is not included in the price

For more information or to book contact Floss Newman. 

Alternatively you can fill in the online form.

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    Notts
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