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Weddings
April 2022
Reading time 10 Minutes

Say 'I do' in the venue of your dreams

Choosing the perfect wedding venue can be agonisingly stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. Discover some wonderful venues to celebrate your special day
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Askham Hall

THE VENUE
With a grand and luxurious Grade I-listed manor house dating back to the late 1200s, stunning Grade II gardens, along with a stylishly converted Grade II barn, Askham Hall is a beautiful place to say ‘I do’.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
With options to suit all budgets and requirements, Askham Hall is the perfect place no matter your dream day. There are two stunning churches within half a mile, while the hall itself is an approved venue for civil ceremonies, welcoming same-sex and LGBT weddings. All weddings come with bespoke wedding planning included, meaning you’ll have an experienced team behind you from the moment you book, helping to make the run-up and special day as stress free as possible.

WHY WED HERE?
Within the grounds of Askham Hall, the charming Grade II-listed Bank Barn has been carefully converted into a first-class wedding venue with a capacity for up to 156 guests seated and up to 200 guests for the evening. Original features such as bare stone walls and an open-beamed oak ceiling, together with contemporary lighting, an oak dance floor and large glass doors, make it a truly special and unique setting for your wedding.

Askham, Penrith CA10 2PF
01931 712350
askhamhall.co.uk

BRINKBURN NORTHUMBERLAND

THE VENUE
Nestled in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet, the Brinkburn Estate is home to a 12th century manor house and priory, Grade II-listed stable block and private grounds. With one of the most exquisite backdrops in Northumberland, Brinkburn is the perfect place to gather, celebrate, explore, relax and most importantly make once-in-a lifetime memories.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Built by monks in 1135, the on-site Priory has stunning stainedglassed windows, arches and pews, and is the perfect venue for a Church of England ceremony seating up to 120 guests. Meanwhile The White Room provides space for up to 80 people for a civil wedding ceremony, as well as a garden terrace (weather permitting). In the evening, The White Room can be transformed into a magical party space for you to dance the night away, and their festoon-lit Tipi will become your chill out area and bar.

WHY WED HERE?
In-house caterers 19.01 produce comprehensive menus including everything from canapés, three course menus and sharing boards to evening food. Offering a contemporary twist to traditional dishes there is something to suit every couple’s preferences.

Brinkburn, Morpeth NE65 8AR
01665 570870
brinkburnnorthumberland.com

THE BURGOYNE

THE VENUE
Exclusive use of this gorgeous country house hotel in the Yorkshire Dales can be all yours – complete with stunning views. The Burgoyne is a warm and welcoming hotel, perfect for good sized weddings that retain an intimate feel.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Specialising in bespoke wedding packages that are tailored to a couple’s individual needs, The Burgoyne and their brilliant team will help you plan every detail of your big day. This includes an exclusive menu created by their award-winning chef, ensuring the food is as personal and unique as the rest of your wedding. The entirety of the hotel is available to guests, including all 11 luxury rooms, dining room, bar, lounge and gardens. Depending on your wedding package, The Burgoyne can allow up to 80 seated and 100 standing guests, with the opportunity to expand this limit on request.

WHY WED HERE?
An intimate venue with a flexible guest list, The Burgoyne’s speciality in bespoke dining and tailored wedding packages, with the additional options of inside and outside ceremonial spaces, make this venue a brilliant choice for any couple.

Richmond, Swaledale DL11 6SN
01748 884292
theburgoyne.co.uk

GRAND HOTEL TYNEMOUTH

THE VENUE
The award-winning Grand Hotel is a wedding venue set against the gorgeous backdrop of the North East coastline, adding coastal flair to your wedding day and perfect for anyone looking for a seaside wedding. The Grand Hotel’s highly attentive wedding planners will cater to your every need. From enquiry to planning, the hotel will make your wedding the perfect celebration.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
With the choice of having your ceremony in either the Pearl Room or Orchid Suite, the Grand Hotel aims to provide a personalised experience for couples and guests. Their chef has created an inspired wedding breakfast menu, delicious and adaptable to any specific dietary requirements or preferences.
After the formalities are over, the hotel’s resident disc jockey is on standby ready to create a party atmosphere that’ll have you grooving off into the sunset.

WHY WED HERE?
The Grand Hotel is a venue for the couple who want both picturesque coastal views and a highly personalised experience, making sure your wedding is a celebration that you can look back on with stunning photographs and happy memories.

14 Grand Parade, Tynemouth NE30 4ER
0191 293 6666
grandhoteltynemouth.co.uk

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HEXHAM HOUSE

THE VENUE
Grade II-listed, and with breathtaking views of Hexham Abbey, Hexham House is an idyllic building with real history – right in the heart of the market town of Hexham. The house lies within a beautiful park with views of the abbey from almost every room, meaning wedding photographs will have that added extra in this affordable yet stunning venue.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
As well as serene park views and a historic property to celebrate in, Hexham House also has seven luxury holiday apartments on site. This takes away the stress of finding accommodation for your guests, allowing your big day to remain as joyful and
seamless as you deserve.

WHY WED HERE?
As a package, Hexham House is an obvious choice for those that want an illustrious venue without breaking the bank –
remaining affordable and idyllic without compromising on the luxury you’re looking for on your dream wedding day.

Hexham House, Hexham NE46 3NH
01665 602870
mynorthumberlandwedding.co.uk

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CARLTON TOWERS

THE VENUE
A stately and striking country house which is full of lavishly ornate interiors – perfect for a wedding as unique as it is distinguished. Complemented by an extremely experienced team that are willing to help at every stage of your wedding planning, the venue has a variety of rooms full of the grandeur you’d expect. The Venetian Drawing Room, with grand scale and opulent d cor; the Picture Gallery, covered in historic artwork; or the Card Room, ideal for intimate ceremonies are all licensed and available for couples to use.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
As well as three stunning ceremonial rooms, Carlton Towers has a brilliant dining service with a broad range of choice and they’ll spend time with you tasting and selecting the dishes and wines, making sure they are absolutely perfect for your celebration. The team here are happy to accommodate self-catered weddings too, and catering teams can even use Carlton Tower’s state of the art kitchen facilities for a facility fee. Fancy something different? Opt for the wedding barbecue, using produce grown and reared on the estate. Afterwards, retire to one of the 16 luxuriously appointed rooms capable of accommodating up to 31 guests, in addition to cosy cottages on the estate.

WHY WED HERE?
The ability to marry in a venue which is both grand and ultraluxurious but also has an accessible and friendly approach to wedding planning is as refreshing as it is appealing. With so much choice and guidance along the way, Carlton Towers can deliver on a wedding experience which eliminates the stress and allows you to focus on what matters the most on your wedding day – yourselves.

Carlton DN14 9LZ
01405 861662
carltontowers.co.uk

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HORTON GRANGE

THE VENUE
Horton Grange is an elegant and intimate Grade II-listed venue offering a fully bespoke wedding service. Breathtakingly stylish, the hotel has a unique mix of contemporary and traditional decor all within four acres of stunning grounds and creating a fairytale atmosphere.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Horton Grange offers the full use of the beautiful country estate for an exclusive reception, meaning that 60 daytime, and 90 evening guests receive private use of the hotel’s magnificent building and gardens. Also available is a bridal suite for your wedding night. If you’d rather entertain guests outside, Horton Grange also offers grand wedding gazebos, allowing you to take full advantage of the grounds without sacrificing the venue’s sophistication and elegance.

WHY WED HERE?
Conveniently situated within easy reach of Newcastle and its international airport, Horton Grange is the perfect location for any couple that wants to marry the styles of traditionally elegant and contemporary bold wedding venues. Irrefutably stylish while also feeling unique, Horton Grange provides a wedding day experience that you and your guests will remember forever.

Berwick Hill Road, Ponteland NE13 6BU
01661 860686
hortongrange.co.uk

Kidlandlee internal marque shot and confetti being thrown over bride and groom

KIDLANDLEE HOLIDAY COTTAGES

THE VENUE
Nestled in the heart of Northumberland’s National Park, the little hamlet of Kidlandlee sits 1,400 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the rolling landscape of the Cheviot Hills. This offgrid location is the perfect place to host an exclusive wedding, in harmony with the natural surroundings.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
In partnership with the Unique Tent Company, Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages have 36 acres of land for you and your guests to enjoy. Take advantage of the stunning marquees and tipis available and create a bespoke wedding setting to celebrate your big day. Guests can stay in the luxurious stone cottages which cater for up to 28 people, including the bride and groom who can opt for the couple’s lodge, The Hemmel. Hospitality baskets including local produce and fresh flowers will be waiting in each cottage on your arrival.

WHY WED HERE?
Surrounded by enchanting and breathtaking Northumbrian scenery, Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages provide the perfect location for an eco-conscious celebration. Newlyweds can choose to off-set the carbon footprint of their wedding day by either planting a tree in the wood or scattering wild flower seeds in the meadow, leaving a lasting memory of their special day.

Kidlandlee, Harbottle, Morpeth NE65 7DA
01669 650472
kidlandlee.co.uk

Falcon Manor external shot and wedding top table with views to the garden

FALCON MANOR

THE VENUE
A dramatic and elegant country manor house built in 1841, carefully restored to its beautiful and imposing glory. Commanding a picturesque position over the Yorkshire Dales, and with its own stunning gardens, Falcon Manor is a characterful venue with a team of dedicated staff.

WHAT’S ON OFFER? 
Breathtakingly romantic, with two fully-licensed ceremony spaces to choose from, The Garden Room provides a light and airy space overlooking the terrace and stunning gardens – seating a total of 87 guests and crowned by bespoke feather chandeliers. If you want to venture outside, an outdoor ceremony can also be provided, utilising the manor’s stunning architecture as the perfect backdrop for photographs.

WHY WED HERE?
Not only is the venue undeniably stunning, Falcon Manor’s particular focus on expertly prepared food eliminates the need to source your own catering. Their team of highly skilled chefs use locally-sourced produce to create a tailored wedding breakfast for yourself and guests. Heading into the evening, Falcon Manor also makes the most of its grand space for the perfect party atmosphere; with opportunity for guests to stay in one of their 16 boutique bedrooms. The honeymoon Rafters Suite also ensures the most luxuriously romantic end to a wedding day with no shortcomings.

Skipton Road, Settle BD24 9BD
01729 823814
dreamvenues.co.uk

Internal shot of a Tipi set up for a wedding and bride and groom posing at the waterside

TIPI WEDDINGS, KIELDER WATERSIDE

THE VENUE
Kielder Waterside offers beautiful festival chic mixed with traditional nature aesthetics to create a wedding package that is as warm and peaceful as it is extravagant and timeless. Kielder Waterside are ready to cater to your every romantic need, providing exclusive use of their stunning tipis for a special day to remember.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Kielder Waterside provide unique wedding packages that can be tailored to your needs and tastes, hosting a beautiful romantic escape and hosting up to 120 guests in their woodland ceremonies. Bundles such as the Aurora Package provide guests with crisp linen and glassware, a fully stocked bar, three or four nights stay for the happy couple in the accompanying Aurora Lodge, an after-hours fire pit, professionally trained service team and more.

WHY WED HERE?
This fantasy, waterside location provides an experience so idyllic that you’ll be reliving it in your memory long after the big day. With luxurious accommodation for newly-weds so that you can sleep by the water in your little slice of the Northumberland woodland, there’s no better place for a couple to wake up as husband and wife.

Kielder Waterside, Hexham NE48 1BT
01434 251000
kielderwaterside.com

bride and groom on walking up driveway and bridal party walking through courtyard

LANGLEY CASTLE

THE VENUE
Langley Castle is the epitome of a fairytale venue. Buzzing with medieval grandeur, it offers a wedding experience set against the backdrop of a genuine castle for both large and intimate ceremonies.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Offering a range of different wedding packages, Langley Castle strives to satisfy your specific needs and tastes. From white weddings to marquee weddings, intimate weddings, and even Game of Thrones-themed wedding ceremonies, Langley Castle will go the extra mile to make your big day special. All of this while maintaining exclusive access to the castle for yourself and guests.

WHY WED HERE?
What Langley Castle Hotel offers is a wedding that’s beautiful and an entirely unique experience for the bridal party and guests. Take advantage of the grandeur provided by the historic venue to mark your special day while steeped in authentic British history. Imagine your dream wedding and Langley Castle Hotel will make it reality.

Langley, Hexham NE47 5LU
01434 688888
langleycastle.com

confetti being thrown over bride and groom

KILNSEY PARK

THE VENUE
An outdoor wedding ceremony venue set within 1,000 acres of privately-owned countryside in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Kilnsey Park allows your big day to be inspired by the awesome beauty of nature. Perfect for those that seek a rustic and relaxed wedding – the natural canvas of their licensed Ceremony Field and Riverside Reception Meadow provide a gorgeous setting and couples are free to select their favourite spaces to curate their dream wedding.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Plenty of space and scenic countryside vistas, the meadows are the perfect place for a tipi, marquee or yurt set against the dramatic backdrop of Kilnsey Crag, Great Whernside mountain and the River Wharfe. The venue also offers a camping meadow for guests, as well as characterful accommodation in the form of their traditional stone cottages.

WHY WED HERE?
The beauty of this venue comes in the creative freedom it brings for couples to build their own bespoke wedding experience – all of which are set in the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales. The venue acts as a blank canvas to tailor how you wish, enabling the freedom to use your own suppliers with exclusive access to the entire site. Working with the dedicated Kilnsey Park team, you’ll be able to craft a truly memorable wedding which is at one with nature.

Kilnsey, Skipton BD23 5PS
01756 752150
kilnseypark.co.uk

internal shot of wedding venue and bridal suite

MARSHALL MEADOWS MANOR HOUSE

THE VENUE
Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel combines sophistication and fairytale bliss. With a large capacity of up to 120 daytime and 200 evening guests, it’s an obvious choice for those that want the space to share their big day with all their loved ones.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Welcoming guests with drinks and canap s upon arrival, ceremonies in Marshall Meadows don’t skimp on luxury. With three beautiful reception rooms for guests to move between throughout the festivities, tie the knot in the stunning Coast House, dine courtesy of skilled chefs in The Lowry Room, boogie the night away in the Lowry Bar and then retire to the Manor House for a night of unrivalled splendour, with additional space for up to 40 guests.

WHY WED HERE?
Marshall Meadows is an extremely luxurious wedding venue that has the capacity and capability to serve up a celebration big enough to do your special day justice – all your nearest and dearest can share in your day in absolute grandeur.

Marshall Meadows Manor House, Berwick TD15 1UT
01289 331133
marshallmeadowshotel.co.uk

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NORTHSIDE FARM

THE VENUE
Set within 400 acres of farmland in the picturesque Northumberland countryside, Northside Farm is an exclusive luxury venue. In the middle of the farm lies a rustic but beautiful converted barn which is more than 150 years old. Restored by the Lockey family, they have kept the original architecture which is both striking and unique, including flag-stone floors and exposed beams, as well as offering modern comforts such as underfloor heating.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Couples are able to choose from a choice of ceremony areas with a capacity of 150 people. Whether you make your vows as the sunlight lights up the barn through floor-to-ceiing windows, or opt for an effortlessly romantic outdoor ceremony where the incredible views can serve as your decor, there is something for everyone.

WHY WED HERE?
Getting married on a farm gives you a lot of freedom when planning your big day. Whether you’re hoping for a festival wedding making use of all the outdoor space, or a more intimate family occasion within the walls of the barn, the Northside team will work with you to make sure your wedding is everything you dreamed of. Luxury glamping pods on site mean you can carry on the celebrations late into the night with no need to leave the venue.

Northside Farm, Horsley NE15 OLZ
07904 119327
northsidefarm.co.uk

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THE OAKWOOD

THE VENUE
Once home to a generations old family farm, The Oakwood has been lovingly renovated into a breathtaking wedding venue. Two stunning barns, luxury accommodation for up to 32 people, and beautifully manicured grounds are all available for lucky couples who want to wed in a truly perfect setting.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
As well as exclusive access to the entirety of the stunning country grounds, The Oakwood allows for full weekend access – designed with the intention of your wedding being a completely seamless and stress free experience; giving you a full day to set up the venue, a second day for your wedding and a third day to relax after the celebrations. The Old Grain Store is an especially beautiful ceremonial hall, with original exposed wooden beams and brickwork in a masterfully renovated barn, marrying the stylistic themes of rustic chic and modern luxury. Soft ceiling drapes are accentuated by statement chandeliers, adding modern elegance to the building’s traditional character. The Oakwood’s catering is reassuringly flexible, giving couples the option to choose from catering companies that have access to The Oakwood’s facilities; they are also willing to lend a hand in suggesting brilliant catering services that have worked with them before.

WHY WED HERE?
Modern meets traditional in a wedding venue that really can satisfy everyone, going above and beyond expectations with fantastic luxury accommodation, a wonderfully contemporary modern bar, and a choice of two strikingly beautiful refurbished barns.

Moor Lane, Ryther, Tadcaster LS24 9EL
07384 116730
oakwoodatryther.co.uk

bride and groom posing inside Spanish city

SPANISH CITY

THE VENUE
On the seafront at Whitley Bay, the iconic Spanish City is a stone’s throw away from the beach and offers panoramic views of St Mary’s Lighthouse and the coast.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
With stunning views over the sea, this multi-award winning venue is sure to impress both you and your guests. The St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite can cater for 150 wedding guests, or for a more intimate ceremony you can say ‘I do’ on the rooftop with 60 guests to witness the event. Offering a range of packages which can include a red carpet, canap s on arrival, handcrafted table settings, or a traditional afternoon tea celebration, Spanish City has all your wedding needs covered. Tailor your special day with the help of a dedicated wedding co-ordinator who can offer a bespoke service, creating a day you will never forget.

WHY WED HERE?
Originally built in 1910, the iconic Spanish City has a whole lot of history under its dome. The building boasts period features, as well as impressive modern touches to give each wedding the wow factor. Combine this stunning architecture with the beautiful backdrop of the North East coast, and your dream day is assured.

Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG
0191 691 7090
spanishcity.co.uk

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WYNYARD GOLF CLUB

THE VENUE
Wynyard Golf Club is a truly special venue situated within the exclusive Wynyard Estate. Set in more than 200 acres of mature woodland and rolling parkland, the beautiful and contemporary setting is the perfect backdrop for your big day, whilst still being a blank canvas so you can make sure your wedding is just as you have always dreamed.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
With a licence to offer civil ceremonies, you can spend your whole day in one place with no hassle or upheaval. Opt for the Wellington Suite for your ceremony which can seat up to 100 wedding guests, or for a more intimate affair, the Duke’s Suite overlooks the golf course and is perfect for up to 40 guests.

WHY WED HERE?
The location is a haven of tranquility, meaning guests can relax and mingle whilst you take advantage of the grounds to pose for your wedding photographs. In warmer months the grounds are perfect for drinks on the terrace in the sunshine or enjoyed in a shady spot on the veranda, and the venue itself offers panoramic views across the parkland, meaning you and your guests can take in the breathtaking scenery year-round.

The Wynyard Club, Wellington Drive, Wynyard TS22 5QJ
01740 644399
wynyardgolfclub.co.uk

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THE WOODMAN INN

THE VENUE
A beautifully refurbished country inn with a fairytale woodland setting, superb food and impeccable service. Nestled in the foothills of the South Pennines, this venue is perfect for those wanting a big day which is both tranquil and relaxed. The venue boasts beautifully tended gardens as well as cosy accommodation for overnight guests.

WHAT’S ON OFFER?
Two fabulous venues; the Country Room, located within their Country Pub and perfectly suited for intimate weddings of up to 60 people. Also available is the Garden Room, a secluded space capable of holding up to 150 guests. For an added personal touch and complete peace of mind, The Woodman Inn offer couples a personal wedding planner for your special day, ensuring every detail is absolutely perfect – from dressing the room in your favourite shades to combing through records for that perfect piece of music for your first dance. When you retire for the night, head to the beautifully cosy bridal suite, The Thunderbridge. This former weavers’ cottage next to the inn is secluded and elegant, with a stylish bathroom and exposed wooden beams in the bedroom.

WHY WED HERE?
Cosy, personal, and full of charm, The Woodman Inn is a delightful wedding venue for a truly wholesome wedding experience. Ready to go the extra mile for any little request, the warm interiors and natural exterior of their two ceremonial venues are bound to fulfil the romantic atmosphere you’ve been searching for.

Thunderbridge Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield HD8 0PX
01484 605778
woodman-inn.com

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