The Gilstrap, Newark Registration Office

One of Nottingham's top 10 wedding venues in Nottingham of 2017 The Gilstrap 

A fairytale setting in Newark and a remarkable romantic location that surely cannot be beaten.  Its castle grounds setting appeals to those looking for a fairytale, dream, or historic wedding venue for its wow factor.  We know of no other registration office ceremony venue set within castle grounds.  The Victorian ornamental gardens and bandstand also provide the perfect backdrop to any wedding photograph.

The Salvin Suite grand and spacious with high ceilings and stained glass windows, this is the largest Nottinghamshire registration office ceremony room with a seating capacity 100.

The library room charming, with an attractive character this is a popular choice for smaller weddings with a seating capacity of 20.

It’s important to talk to our registrars for specific details about times and availability as some conditions apply.

To book a registrar for this venue contact us

Please be reminded that Newark Castle grounds are managed by Newark and Sherwood District Council and as such we have no control over access to them.  The grounds are open to the public and at times throughout the year host public events.  Whilst we make every effort to advise of any known events taking place, it is your responsibility to check with them in advance should you wish to be aware of any events or restrictions.  Please also note that the grounds are accessible from dawn to dusk. 


  • Providing civil ceremonies in beautiful locations around Nottinghamshire

  • Providing civil ceremonies in beautiful locations around Nottinghamshire