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Registration Office - The Gilstrap - Newark

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 will host public events. Some of these events are ticketed and may give access to ticket holders only. Given the nature of such a historical building, there will also be times when the Castle is subject to maintenance and other building works which may require areas to be fenced off from the public. These works may include scaffolding and other visual signs of maintenance equipment. Whilst we will try to advise of any known events and works taking place, it is your responsibility to check with them in advance should you wish to be aware of any events or restrictions. Newark and Sherwood District Council reserve the right to organise events at short notice which may prohibit or limit access. Nottinghamshire Registration Service will not waive any fees for cancellation or amendments to ceremony bookings in relation to access to the castle and its grounds.