Portland Functions is part of Portland College, a specialist residential college for young people with disabilities and a registered charity. Portland Functions aim to offer fantastic hospitality facilities in the beautiful setting of Sherwood Forest with all profit going back into the College.
Browse through the venue page to discover the hidden highlights and amenities, peruse the food and drink pages to see what culinary delights are on offer and take a look through the gallery section at the stunning rooms and woodland surroundings.
Whether you're looking for a licensed wedding venue, conferencing facilities or the perfect place for a party, the team at Portland Functions are on hand to make any occasion truly memorable.
On behalf of everyone from Mansfield Hockey Club and all our guests from Saturday night I would like to say a huge thank you for hosting our charity fund raising evening. The room was presented well and looked very professional, the staff were attentive and helpful throughout the evening and the quality of the food was of the highest standard. You were also very efficient at dealing with diner who requested a gluten free meal 5 minutes before service. I have been to many large catering venues and know how hard it is to produce such a high standard for a large event. May I commend you all on a fantastic job. I had numerous compliments from guests on the night and will be expressing these comments on Trip Advisor which I hope will help with continued future bookings for you. We are already considering making this event an annual event and will look at other options like Christmas and our end of season presentation night. My thanks to you both for helping arrange this event which has been a huge triumph and enabled us to reach (and surpass) our fund raising goals for the year ahead.
Joe Seals - Mansfield Hockey Club
We recently used the catering department at Portland to provide some canapes for a business function at our Interiors Shop in Mansfield. The canapes looked amazing and were supplied on attractive faux slate platters. Our guests were really impressed with them and I am sure you will getting more orders from those who have sampled them.
The favourites were definitely the smoked salmon and the prawn ones which disappeared very quickly as soon as a new platter was brought out. My personal favourite was the smoked duck with prunes.
We shall definitely be using you again. Thank you
Alison Constantine - Atmospheric Interiors Ltd, Award Winning Retailer
Thank you for a lovely afternoon tea, everything was wonderful. The room looked very nice and the tea was just right. The staff were very helpful and helped to make the afternoon a success. So please pass our thanks on. Everyone had a good time and commented about how good the venue was.
Susan - Girlguiding, Nottinghamshire
You are all a very special group of people and we can't wait to come back to Portland College to renew our acquaintance. I am busy telling all my contacts about the amazing service you give and the valuable work you do. I will always be grateful to the lady in the B&B who was able to accommodate us. My family and I want to support you in any way we can. Thank you to your truly wonderful professional staff and thank you for your kindness.
On behalf of the Ladies Circle of Friends Club I thank you all for an excellent meal. Our 35 members enjoyed and excellent meal in comfortable and warm surroundings with excellent service from your waiting team. Looking forward to a repeat visit soon.
Vera Preston - Chairperson, Ladies Circle of Friends Club
Thank you so much for organising the funeral tea. It was just what Mum would have wanted.
Mr & Mrs Parlett and family
You have all done us very proud and I sincerely thank and congratulate you and all of your staff. Such consistent high standards are very difficult to maintain but you have all continued to do so, very well done indeed!
Martin Dillon - The Cantenian Association
Richard and I just wanted to thank you and your staff for helping to make our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration so special. The tables were beautifully decorated, the food was delicious and plentiful and nothing was too much trouble for your staff who looked after us so well on the day.
Richard and Jenny Dillon
Over the last few years the Rotary Club of Sutton in Ashfield have held President's Evenings and other functions in the Eastwood Suite at Portland College. We can say that the experience has been very good indeed and all details of planning the meal selection, table layout, bar and dance floor arrangement have been looked at and dealt with in a professional manner by the Management and staff. We have always found the food to be high quality and served with efficiency and we have no problems at all. The whole setting of the venue suits us with an excellent floor area lovely upmarket decor for a special occasion, good safe car parking and of course we are spending our money in Ashfield while at the same time supporting Portland College.
Ivor Creswell - Secretary of the Rotary Club of Sutton in Ashfield
Thank you so much for making Elspeth and Alan's wedding so memorable. The food and service were excellent and all had a great time.
Ian and Kathleen Campbell
Many thanks for last Saturday. The food was excellent, the service efficient and the venue superb. Everyone had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.
Thank you for all of the effort you put into each day. I have really appreciated everything you do.