Main Road Kelham, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX United Kingdom

Telephone: 01636 390500

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Set in 42 acres of picturesque gardens and manicured lawns, offering a balance of opulent elegance and grandeur at every turn.

The Renaissance at Kelham Hall is a stunning 18th century Gothic-style mansion, providing the perfect back drop for your luxury wedding, meeting, or special occasion.

From the most lavish of celebrations to more intimate events, the versatile state rooms overlooking beautiful, lawns, offer endless scope and flexibility to create whatever you imagine.

A dedicated, experienced team of event professionals, will leave nothing to chance, assuring you and your guests of an unforgettable experience, magical moments, and everlasting memories.


Categories: Catering, Glorious gardens, Historic venues, Manor house, Stately homes, Venues



Delicious menus

o We pride ourselves on exceptional customer care. From your personal professional wedding planner who will assist you in arranging your perfect day to our catering team offering meals crafted from locally sourced ingredients.
o Everything from canapés and plated wedding breakfasts to casual buffets and hog roasts, we can accommodate a wide variety of tastes.
o To complement your mouth-watering meal, friendly bartenders are delighted to pour fine wines, champagnes, and personalised cocktails.


Glorious gardens

Landscaped Gardens

Set in 42 acres of picturesque gardens and manicured lawns, offering a balance of opulent elegance and grandeur at every turn.


Historic venues

Opulent Design

The opulent building in Gothic Revival style that we see today is the third on this spot. It was built by the famous Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott after the second Hall was destroyed by fire in 1857. Scott later reused many of the design elements to create the famous façade of the Midland Hotel in London (now the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel).
Unfortunately, the Manners-Sutton family ran into financial difficulties and moved out of the house in 1902. They took up residence in Kelham House, now a hotel.

From 1903 Kelham Hall was used as a theological college for the Society of the Sacred Mission, an order of Anglican monks. The Society trained missionaries here until 1974, except for during both World Wars, when the Hall was used by the military.
The monks added a west wing to the original Victorian building and built the domed chapel beside it. This is the second-largest concrete dome in England and has been compared to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Many of the monks chose to be buried at Kelham Hall and their graves can be seen in the Monks Graveyard, beyond St Wilfrid's Church. The church dates to the 14th century, though only the west tower is original. Like the Hall itself, the church was heavily altered in the Victorian period.

American oil men from Texas and Louisiana stayed at Kelham Hall in 1943 whilst drilling for oil in Eakring oilfield. Finding a fresh source of oil was vital, as German raids on Allied shipping had created a serious shortage of fuel. The American crews brought essential expertise and equipment, which they gave freely (though they also drew a regular salary for their work).
In 1973 the Society sold Kelham Hall to the Newark & Sherwood District Council for its administrative headquarters.


Manor house, Stately homes

Grade 1 listed building

o The Renaissance at Kelham hall place oozes windswept romance
o A romantic and unforgettable wedding venue that will exceed your expectations every time.
o Each space will transform the ambience of any occasion.
o For a venue as spectacular as the event you’re hosting, choose from our extensive list of luxurious state rooms and banqueting halls available.



Hosting up to 500 guests

o Make a memorable entrance up our spectacular drive, through landscaped grounds as you approach the imposing Gothic Mansion.
o You can say your vows in the magical surroundings of the Library or the Great Hall, both atmospheric licensed rooms offering a very special space for the most important part of the day.

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