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Registration Office - The Gilstrap - Newark

Celebrate in Nottinghamshire and celebrate in style! Have your perfect wedding ceremony at one of our licensed venues. There’s something to suit all tastes and budgets - from stately homes to town halls, from sports grounds to castle grounds, from registration offices to boutique hotels. We even have the unusual and quirky! Explore this area for more details on each of our special and unique venues to find what it is you've been looking for.

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 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 the North Registration Service.

Contact the venue

You can email the venue, call them on 0300 500 80 80 or check out their facebook page

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.