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The Gilstrap Centre

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Great for weddings

Great place to get married. Unique location: the building stands on the edge of a castle ground. At... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Mariusz M
Great for Wedding Ceremonies

We were here last week for a wedding and the setting is perfect. Beautiful old building with access... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Andy R
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Castlegate, Newark-on-Trent, England
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great place to get married. Unique location: the building stands on the edge of a castle ground. At first it was a library (build for the citizens of Newark by the Gilstrap family), then - community centre. Very nice facade.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were here last week for a wedding and the setting is perfect. Beautiful old building with access to the castle and gardens for photos! Nick was splendid.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andy R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We held our wedding here 5th April 2018. The building itself is lovely and the castle walls and lawned areas with flower beds at the back of the registry office are great for photographs. A lovely setting for a wedding The staff are very helpful...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jayne p
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My partner and I got married here at the end of May, the service was lovely as were the staff. It is a great location with the castle directly behind you for photographs. Parking is just over the road. Everything was made very straightforward and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got married there on 24th September. It’s a lovely building located in front of the remains of Newark Castle and gardens which presented great photo opportunities. The staff (Helen and Jackie) were both really helpful and they made us feel comfortable and relaxed from...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Love the venue, sadly theres NO parking at all and its all a little rushed if you get married on a saturday. They also mucked our music up and didnt give us the cd back but all in all a lovely place

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank KathrynM0310
Reviewed 11 June 2015

My cousin and wife got married here on the 1st weekend in June 2015 and I worried about a registry office setting but wow what a bonus that you get to have a swift ceremony and then amazing photos in the grounds of Newark Castle...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Mattd12345
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Got married here in November and it was lovely. Staff are really helpful and make you feel comfortable. Great location to have some fantastic photos in the park behind the Gilstrap with the castle in the background.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Bex W
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I was married here in May last year. The place is great. The wedding went very smoothly and the whole building had recently been renovated so it was all clean and fresh. The Castle gardens right outside the door are great for wedding photos. The...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Richyplops
Reviewed 8 December 2013

The Gilstrap Centre has been completely revamped, I attended a friends wedding here, it was such a lovely building and surrounding area. It really is a truly magnificent place to hold a wedding ceremony, and afterwards the grounds are superb for photo opportunities. The only...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank andovervips
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