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TOP 10 North East Wedding Venues



Smoking hot wedding venues in the North East of England including Counties Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Durham. Photo by Newcastle Upon Tyne based wedding photographer Elliot Nichol.


DISCLAIMER: - This is not a wedding venue review. This top ten is ONLY formed by reckoning up the number of future wedding bookings at venues within the North East of England in 2019 & 2020 to date.

I'd better start with a little information on how and why I've put this top 10 list together.

I normally comprised these types of lists from historic bookings from past years, but this time, I’m looking towards the future with my current North East wedding bookings for 2019 & 2020 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham.

I'm wanting to showcase my most popular wedding venues to make it easier for couples researching into North East wedding venues as a possible locations for their weddings. The top 10 list descends giving venue information, location and links directly to the venue's website.

I photograph approximately 35-40 weddings per year in the UK & Europe, and it’s interesting to see the forming of trends with couples choices that book me from year to year.

OK, here we go…

#10 - Beamish hall, stanley, county durham

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Beamish Hall Hotel, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB, 01207 233 733, weddings@beamish-hall.co.uk


Fairytale wedding venue with enchanted woodland ceremonies and strikingly elegant function suites.

Available for exclusive use, the 13th Century country house can be all yours for that special day.

Grade II listed Country House stands proudly amongst 24 acres of picturesque parklands.

Wedding ceremony locations include Monboucher, Shafto Hall, Winter Gardens, Common Room and various outdoor locations within its grounds.

Romantic from the start - Beamish Hall Manor started life as a wedding gift to celebrate the union between two Norman families.

#9 - Slaley hall, Hexham, Northumberland

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Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 0BX, 01434 67335, slaleyreception@qhotels.co.uk


This venue has range of beautiful rooms, garden and land to hold your ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Two beautiful bridal suites to choose from

Slaley Hall holds Marquee Weddings

1,000 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside

Slaley Hall has141 spacious bedrooms

Health club and spa

7000 yard, par 72 golf course

400 complimentary car parking spaces

#8 - Jesmond dene house, Newcastle UPON TYNE

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Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 2EY, 0191 212 3000, info@jesmonddenehouse.co.uk


Jesmond Dene House offers Honeymoon suites and 5 ceremony locations perfect for smaller and intimate weddings.

The Great Hall - holds 120 guests for a ceremony, seated meal 100 guests, drinks reception: 120 guests

The Secret Garden - Ceremony & drinks: 100 guests

John Dobson - Ceremony: 40, seated meal: 34, drinks reception: 45

Norman Shaw - Ceremony: 26, seated meal: 34, drinks reception :30

Frank Rich - Ceremony: 21, seated meal: 16, drinks reception: 25

#7 - newton hall, Alnwick, Northumberland

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Newton Hall, Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3DZ, 01665 576239, info@newton-hall.com


This wedding venues speciality is outdoor weddings. Ceremonies options are on the The Terrace, The Beach, or the Wedding Hill.

Newton Hall is a Quirky luxury hotel that offers indoor weddings in the garden suite, the hall and the glass house.

Offering champagne barbecues, vintage-style beach huts, picturesque meadow views.

Best of both worlds at Newton Hall - the stunning Northumberland countryside and sea views and coastline.

#6 - charlton hall, chathill, northumberland

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Charlton Hall, Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DZ, 01665 579173, info@charltonhall.co.uk


This wedding venue is set within a private 150-acre estate and overlooks the coast at Beadnell Bay. Charlton Hall offers exclusive hire with designer accommodation for the most luxurious stay.

At Charlton Hall, they’ve mixed heritage with quirky and modern touches to create grand entertaining spaces to delight and dazzle your senses.

Charlton Hall’s ceremony hall has the most striking geometric floor patterns that swoon you in, juxtaposing the period stone walls draped in twinkly fairy lights, giving the space a warming glow.

Wedding ceremony seating up to 120 guests

#5 - woodhill hall, Otterburn, northumberland

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Woodhill Hall, Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19 1JX, 01830 520657, info@woodhillhall.co.uk


Woodhill Hall is a 300 year old detached Georgian country manor.

This wedding venue specialises in offering unique and affordable weddings.

The venue is set on a private estate of 100 acres of woodland, meadow and river and situated near the village of Otterburn in the heart of Northumberland

Civil ceremonies in the Orangery for up to a 80 guests. Utilising the dining room and Tepee we can seat up to a 120 guests.

Magical tepees can be used in the walled garden for dining up to a 120 guests or for partying in the evening for up to a 180 guests.

#4 - doxford barns, Chathill, Northumberland

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Doxford Barns, Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DY, 01665 579173, info@doxfordbarns.com


This award-winning barn wedding venue is nestled within a private 550-acre country estate, along the Northumberland coast near Alnwick.

The venue offers bespoke, rustic and full of charming romantic character. Doxford Barns is a beautiful barn wedding venue where rural charm effortlessly meets modern elegant style.

Doxford Barns specialises in one or three days wedding packages where the venue and its grounds are completely exclusive to you and your guests.

The barns, which comprise of two interconnected 18th century barns lies amidst undulating, unspoilt countryside.

#3 - le petit chateau, otterburn, northumberland

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Le Petit Chateau, Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19 1NR, 01830 570400, info@le-petit-chateau.com


Le Petit Château is a fantastical French-inspired wedding venue that’s bursting with originality.

French chic venue offers exclusive use right to the hear of  Northumberland.

Four-legged friends are a very big deal at Le Petit Château - Dog Friendly wedding venue and hotel.

Wedding spaces offer indoor and outdoor options which include Belle Époque (French Chapel Room), The terrace (Mediterranean garden backdrop) and the Chateau Ballroom.

Le Petit Château specialises in one of a kind weddings.

#2 - The alnwick garden, northumberland

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The Alnwick Garden, Greenwell Road, Alnwick, 01665 511081, wedding@alnwickgarden.com


The Alnwick Garden offers some of the most stunning venue spaces.

Wedding ceremonies and receptions are held in either The Pavilion or The Treehouse.

The Pavilion can accommodate large, lavish occasions as well as smaller, intimate celebrations.

The Treehouse can host weddings outdoors beneath the woodland canopy, or smaller events inside the restaurant.

Stunning location, it’s one of the most exciting contemporary gardens to be developed anywhere in the world in the last 100 years.

#1 - healey barn, Riding Mill, northumberland

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Healey Barn, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6BN, 01434 400 044, enquiries@crippshealey.com


A rustic wedding barn, where intimate ceremonies are held under medieval candelabras and which is transformed into a spectacular dance floor in the evening. A roaring fire is lit at one end on cooler days or for festive winter weddings.

There’s ‘the Oak Room’ which is a huge, oak-timbered dining room where your guests can feast on food prepared on an 8-spit rotisserie at one end, while enjoying drinks from a glorious copper bar at the other.

The venue has a Courtyard, with warming fire pits, timber seating and pretty Mulberry trees where your guests can spill out into the fresh air and in which outdoor ceremonies can be held in warm weather.

For other North East wedding venues not on my top 10 list - please visit my directory page.

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