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Newstead Abbey Weddings

Situated as an iconic landmark in Nottinghamshire, Newstead Abbey, nestled between Nottingham and Mansfield, offers a captivating wedding venue with a variety of ceremony locations, diverse buildings, enchanting lakes, and sprawling parkland spanning 300 acres.

Established around 1170 by King Henry II of England as The Priory of St Mary of Newstead, Newstead Abbey holds a rich history. It functioned as a priory, witnessing several extensions until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 during the reign of Henry VIII. Despite its name, Newstead Abbey was never technically an abbey but rather a priory or a country house.

Following the dissolution, numerous religious structures were destroyed, and the property transitioned to the Byron family. The transformation of the building into the present-day house commenced under their ownership. Notably, Lord Byron, the renowned poet, briefly held ownership of Newstead Abbey, although he did not reside there extensively. The house subsequently changed hands among various private owners before ultimately being acquired by Nottingham City Council. Presently, it serves as a museum while also offering its historical and picturesque setting as a venue for weddings.

The Orangery

The Orangery, originally named by the Byron family during its conversion into a space for growing citrus fruit, presents a splendid setting for wedding ceremonies. Boasting original features and expansive windows that provide panoramic views of the Spanish garden, The Orangery can accommodate a full wedding with up to 70 guests or a combined ceremony and reception for up to 100 guests.

The Chapel

For couples seeking a religious touch to their service, The Chapel, dating back to the year 1200, offers a historic backdrop. The Chapel can host wedding ceremonies with a capacity of up to 70 guests.

Accommodation options

the venue provides overnight stay options for the couple. However, for guests, convenient accommodation can be found in nearby locations such as hotels, pubs, or BnB’s in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Ravenshead, or Mansfield.


Newstead Abbey Wedding Photography

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