Nottinghamshire forms part of the East Midlands and has some stunning approved venues and reception destinations for your wedding including one awarded the accolade of East Midlands Best Countryside Wedding Venue 2019. Choose from a selection of halls, mansions, stately homes, converted barns and mills, private and hidden manor houses all set in beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds with stunning views across the rolling Nottinghamshire countryside.
There are plenty of secluded properties and venues on the outskirts of Nottingham city centre or, opt for a real town backdrop with all the vibrancy and colour of this buzzing city. Marry at the iconic cricket ground of Trent Bridge, a must for cricket enthusiasts or choose from a range of venues with views over the River Trent which runs through the city. Nottingham has plenty of contemporary wedding locations too such as health spas, golf and country clubs and an urban village resort with wonderful grounds.
For something a little different, how about the backdrop of Sherwood Forest, famed for its association with Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, with luxury lodges to provide a wedding hideaway for all your guests and the magnificent backdrop of this ancient royal hunting forest to cement your bond. Walk in the footsteps of Robin Hood and Maid Marion in the grandeur and enchantment of a forest wedding.
Nottinghamshire is full of small and attractive market towns if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Nottingham itself, the county town. Newark-on-Trent is a diverse and pretty town with riverside views and a castle which is licensed for ceremonies plus many period and ancient buildings. Southwell is described as the Jewel in Nottinghamshire’s crown, a picturesque town with its own Minster and a wide range of independent shops, traditional pubs and eateries, a lovely location to set a wedding with plenty of accommodation for your guests and niche retailers to help with the detail of the day.
Nottinghamshire is not a coastal county but the River Trent is a big feature of the landscape both in rural areas and in the towns and cities. There are lots of locations which offer a riverside wedding and some of the boat hire companies based along the water can provide a charter for a marriage blessing ceremony, a nice option if you have chosen a private and intimate wedding for close family but want a large reception with lots of guests.
Nottinghamshire has a uniquely accessible location in the middle of the country and with excellent road and rail links, is a good destination for all of your guests wherever they are travelling from. The M1 motorway runs through Nottinghamshire and it can be reached by train with services from London St Pancras. Nottingham has its own regional airport and Birmingham International is just over forty miles away.