Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa


Information For Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Ye Olde Bell is a 17th century coaching inn with luxury spa set in extensive grounds specialising in weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Privately owned we have the flexibility and experience to deliver the day of your dreams.

An impressive landmark dating back to the 17th Century, Ye Olde Bell has been one of the region’s most romantic and best-loved wedding venues for generations. Now cherished by local private owners and a dedicated team this four star hotel has been restored throughout, respecting it’s heritage yet bringing it firmly into the 21st Century.

Lavishly furnished with antiques, adorned with stunning drapes, rich carpets and sparkling chandeliers, we complement all the traditional warmth and hospitality of a country house hotel with the modern luxuries of a contemporary venue.

In 2017 we opened our luxury spa, which provided the icing on the cake to our already stunning venue. With an indoor to outdoor vitality pool, ten thermal experiences, relaxation spaces, delicious herb garden brasserie and six treatment rooms, guests are guaranteed to leave feeling utterly relaxed.

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa at a Glance

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Family owned, family run with the flexibility to deliver a truly bespoke wedding. Experienced management team to guide you through every stage from planning to delivering exceptional service on the day. Individually styled reception rooms that ooze character and charm and beautiful grounds with a myriad of features to enhance the all important photographs. Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence our talented kitchen team will produce a delicious bespoke wedding breakfast for you and your guests. 59 individually styled bedrooms and luxury spa offering personalised treatments and laid-back indulgence. Stunning hand crafted alfresco oak pavilion for civil ceremonies and stylish garden bar for reception drinks. Pricing Category : ModerateBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : Retford View More
Nearest Airport : DoncasterNearest Motorway : A1(M)Nearest Train Station : RetfordAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualClassicLuxuryConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsPackageOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyBallroomDisabled AccessIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceSpa OnsiteLovely GroundsModern RomanticStylishGarden OutdoorHotelSame-Sex View Less

Current Promotions

Exclusive Promotion:

Free civil ceremony room hire for new bookings in 2020 or Four free guest rooms for your nearest and dearest for new bookings in 2020 or 20% discount on weddings for Jan, Feb and March 2020 or 25% discount on weddings for Dec 2019

Top Wedding Tips

Before you confirm your chosen venue make an unannounced visit for a drink or meal. It will give you an excellent opportunity to test the level of service and friendliness of the team.

Marry as early in the day as you can, your special day will fly by and you should make the most of every minute.

Don’t worry about the weather, it’s totally out of anyone’s control and on the day, trust me, it won’t matter a jot because you’ll be so happy and wrapped up in your new partner you won’t even notice.

Real Weddings

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Della and John
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Steph and Matt
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Katie and Nick
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Jonathan and Alyson
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Jess and Taran


Ye Olde Bell Hotel

Ye Olde Bell Hotel

Steph & Matt

The wedding highlights for the Wilde Wedding


Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence
Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

  • Barnby Moor
  • Retford
  • Nottingham
  • Nottinghamshire
  • DN22 8QS
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Kate Firth

With more than 35 years of experience of planning and co-ordinating weddings at Ye Olde Bell you couldn’t be in safer hands. Kate knows every aspect of the hotel and will work with you to ensure you have the day of your dreams. We’re in the business of making your dreams a reality. If you choose Ye Olde Bell to host your special day we will ensure you’re well looked after and help you create a truly memorable day.