The Old Vicarage is a family run business, which makes this wedding venue very different from all of the rest. We aim to make each wedding individual and we value the uniqueness, intimacy and exclusivity that our beautiful building offers. Our boutique wedding venue is set in the heart of the historic town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire. At The Old Vicarage we have found our niche; our small Vicarage is the perfect place for your intimate wedding.

It’s time to plan your special day… And we believe there is no one who would love to bring your dream to life more than our dedicated wedding planners. Here at the The Old Vicarage, nestled in the heart of Southwell, we are one of the East Midlands best kept secrets. Over the years we have become experts in providing perfect weddings, delivering a highly tailored, exceptional service, with a focus on creativity and individuality.

While weddings are one of the most beautiful celebrations you will experience, planning them comes with a pinch of stress. Even if the idea of planning a stress-free wedding seems like a fantasy, it isn’t impossible… Especially with our assistance.

The Bride

Our bride and grooms will receive exceptional one to one service with our wedding planners. There will be not only one, but two experienced planners involved in every step on your big day. As we are a small family run business we use this to our advantage, only taking on a maximum of three weddings per week to ensure that your wedding is our only priority and our efforts are focused solely on your special day. Some brides know exactly what they want, some don’t know where to start! Our wedding planners are there to hold your hand and assist you throughout the whole process. It is their job to bring your ideas to life, to make sure everything has been considered and to worry about every little detail so you don’t have to. And the most important thing you need to know is… We only ever have one bride.

Why The Old Vicarage

At The Old Vicarage you will be provided with; your own personalised wedding notes, dedicated wedding planners, exclusive use of the entire grounds, the bridal suite on the night of your wedding, breakfast for the newly weds and hotel guests, reception drinks, bottles of house wine for your tables, sparkling wine for your speeches, a three course wedding breakfast and a choice of evening food.

Our Little Grey Envelope

On booking at The Old Vicarage our brides and grooms will get access to the most helpful advice, personalised for your exact requirements. Our dedicated wedding planners will provide you with your ‘Little Grey Envelope’. Enclosed is an array of our most trusted suppliers, which will be tailored to your needs. This ensures that your day is exactly as you envisioned and executed to the highest standard. We will also provide you with our experienced and trusted advice for everything you may wish to know to make for the perfect day.

Your Wedding, Your Venue

The Old Vicarage is exclusively yours on your wedding day. Your package price is for 50 guests during your ceremony and wedding breakfast and an additional 30 for your evening reception. The Vicarage can however accommodate a further 10 guests during your ceremony and wedding breakfast at an additional cost of £75.00 per head plus VAT. We have put together our wedding packages to ensure that whatever your budget, you can have the amazing day you have always wished for. If you decide to have your civil ceremony with us, our local registrar is Newark District Office – 0115 804 2994.

The Bandstand

The Old Vicarage wedding bandstand is one of a kind. Having been handcrafted by the Amish in Pennsylvania. Having this special addition allows you the option to hold your wedding ceremony within our beautiful gardens.‘The Bandstand’ will be available during the summer months at an additional costs of £200.00 plus the civil ceremony fee of £400.00.

Please note that prices are exclusive of VAT.

Totally Exclusive

At The Old Vicarage we aim to ensure that our bridal party is as relaxed as possible, which is why we offer exclusivity the day before your wedding. When we say exclusivity, we mean absolute exclusivity of the entire venue and all eight of our stunning bedrooms. Our exclusivity is however subject to availability.

The cost for exclusivity the night prior to your wedding is:

Sunday to Thursday         £1,500.00

Friday to Saturday         £2,500.00

Your rooms will be available to check in from 16:00pm onwards.

If you do not require exclusivity the night before your wedding, the bride may check in at 12.30pm on the day of your wedding and all of the guests may check in at 3pm.

Culinary Delights for your guests

The Old Vicarage offers an extensive choice of menus. With our Executive Head Chef we have carefully created a choice of starters, mains and deserts for you to simply create your own menu. We would kindly ask our brides and grooms to select one set menu for your entire party; we will of course arrange suitable alternatives for your guests with specific dietary requirements. At The Old Vicarage the bride and groom, along with their special guests who have spent the evening will be treated to a delicious breakfast of their choice. Whether you and your guests would like a continental, a full English or anything in between we are able to cater to your desires making sure the first day of the rest of your lives together starts as it should, perfect. Our Breakfast Menu entails everything from Danish pastries, muesli and yogurt compote, a full English breakfast or smoked salmon and scrambled egg with a dill and crème fraiche dressing.

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We wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Old Vicarage as a wedding venue. If you are looking for exclusivity and the feeling of real luxury at an affordable price then this is the place for you. Thrown into the deal comes elegant surroundings, fabulous bedrooms and a first class service which make for the perfect modern wedding venue.

Cheryl & Sean

We had the pleasure of using your hotel for my fathers funeral (celebration of his life). Although a sad day for all, much joy and pleasure was spent for an afternoon tea at the vicarage with close family and friends. The detail in every aspect was second to none and the staff and Suzanne couldn't do enough for us. What a wonderful way to celebrate his life. Thank you so much.


The Old Vicarage is not simply a hotel it is an experience, and one that we can not recommend highly enough! We had our wedding & reception here yesterday and had the most wonderful day. This place is simply stunning with every minute detail thought out. Suzanne and her team are amazing and so attentive, without being intrusive and nothing was too big an ask. We were made to feel instantly welcome and we can not thank them enough for ensuring our day was perfect!

Charlie & Nick Cullen