Be like Robin Hood and Maid Marian - get married in Sherwood Forest!
Though Robin and his love are said to have plighted their troth "beneath the greenwood tree", as yet it is not possible for couples to have a civil wedding ceremony in the open air. However, we can offer the next best thing - your civil wedding or partnership ceremony in the Oak Room at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, followed by a relaxed and enjoyable wedding reception in the nearby Forest Table Restaurant.
The Visitor Centre is located in north Nottinghamshire, set within the oak and birch woodlands of famous Sherwood Forest and only a short walk from the magnificent Major Oak.
Within the ancient forest are many lovely woodland locations for wedding photographs. The world famous forest offers a different and memorable venue for your special day.
A style to suit your day
If you want to break free from stuffy formality and "do something different", Sherwood Forest is the ideal location.
Our reception menus are very varied and include everything from barbecues and a hog roast to classic canapes and evening buffets.
We can even provide a medieval feast - you can encourage your guests to get in the mood by dressing in medieval costume and live the Robin Hood legend for a day!
Prices do not include the fees for the registrar who will conduct the ceremony - please contact your local register office for details and to check availability.
Civil Ceremony in the Oak Room
- Saturday: £600
- Friday: £300 on Fridays
- Monday to Thursday (not bank holidays): £200
Exclusive use of the Forest Table Restaurant (from 4pm)
Monday to Thursday (not bank holidays): £200, but free if ceremony with us, after 4pm and over 50 people dining from the Forest Table Menu.
Our function co-ordinator will be pleased to discuss any special dietary requirements with you. Please note that all prices include VAT. Prices are correct at February 2016 but may be subject to change without prior notice.
Our current charges are:
wedding breakfasts from £28 per person
reception drinks from £2.95 per person
barbecue from £26 per person
canapes from £4.95 per person
evening buffets from £10.00 per person
hog roast from £26 per person
medieval feast from £38 per person.
All inclusive offer
You can enjoy a great wedding at romantic Sherwood Forest for only:
- £1,000 (Monday-Thursday)
- £1,500 (Friday)
- £2,000 (Saturday)
The ceremony will be in the Oak Room, followed by exclusive use of the Forest Table Restaurant for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Your guests will enjoy hand carved pork from our hog roast.
The package includes:
- venue hire for ceremony at 3pm, and reception until midnight
- drinks reception for 50 (red or white wine)
- hog-roast and dessert for 50
- table linen
- Licensed bar
- evening buffet for 70
Children under 3 are free, and additional guests are:
- £30 (daytime & evening)
- £10 (evening only)