If you are looking for a place that has a wide range of unique, dreamy wedding venues to choose from then Northumberland is just perfect for you. Nestled in the northernmost county of the UK, Northumberland is characterised by vast rolling hills, sweeping valleys, and peaceful beaches. A pretty idyllic backdrop for your wedding right?
To help get you started, below are my picks of the top venues for an unforgettable Northumberland wedding.
If you are looking for something truly unique then take a look at Le Petit Château. The wedding venue makes you feel like you’ve got off the plane and went straight to the French Riviera: towering palm trees everywhere, and surrounded by pretty pastel-coloured walls. Yet it’s mixed with a strong country manor vibe too, with its fairytale thatched roof being the most eye-catching feature. A striking venue that is absolutely full of joy and romance.
Woodhill Hall is a serene, secluded Georgian manor house situated on a private-100 acre estate. It has been lovingly restored by its owners, and the Hall provides couples the chance to choose from an array of impressive locations on-site to say ‘I do’ that it’s almost difficult to pick between them! You’ve got the dazzling tropical courtyard, picturesque woodlands, and the Orangery being just a few of your many options!
You can also hire the estate on an exclusive basis, sleeping up to 36 people in total and get this: Woodhill Hall even comes with a complimentary dog walking service whilst your wedding breakfast takes place! So no need to worry about your four-legged friends being left behind on your special day – the more the merrier with this wedding venue.
Newton Hall is in an almost perfect location: its found just along the vast stretch of the coast, complete with sandy dunes and breathtaking views of the ruins of 12th-century Dunstanburgh Castle, making it an absolutely stunning backdrop for your wedding day. You can even get married in an outdoor celebration here too, and what could be better than marrying your partner with the soothing sounds of lapping waves in the background?
If that isn’t your thing, but you still dream of an outdoor celebration not to worry: you can also marry by the gorgeous wildflower meadows on-site too.
Healey Barn is ideal if you are looking for something a little more on the rustic side of things. Its charming stone barn buildings shelter a spectacular courtyard that is a wonderful spot for post-wedding celebrations on a summer’s day. It transforms into a mesmerising setting at night, with its fairy-light trees and lanterns twirling around the oak planters giving it tons of atmospheric appeal.
The venue is family-run and known for its fantastic food as well, with the team more than happy to accommodate your needs. What more could you want from a venue!
This 18th century stately home is tucked away on a private 150-acre estate that has unforgettable views of the coast at Beadnell Bay. It is another top choice for those looking for something bold, and maybe a bit eccentric too. I love that the Georgian hall mixes a variety of different interior design features: my favourites include the gorgeous canopy light installations and the eclectic mix of vibrant furniture and decorations in every single room.
The dreamy Doxford Barns is a magical wedding venue that is exclusively yours – for up to three days if you so wish! With accommodation also provided on-site too at the countryside estate (cosy cottages that are all self-catered – gorgeous and practical no less!), it is a chance to completely immerse yourself in an enchanting venue with all your loved ones. Pretty perfect no?
When it comes to selecting where your nuptials take place at Doxford Barns estate, you also have the incredible 2-acre Doxford Lake to choose from. It is an amazing backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.
Are you and your partner searching for a Northumberland wedding steeped in history? Ellingham Hall certainly ticks the box on this front. Full of period charm with perfectly kept sprawling lawns and trickling waterfalls dotted around the estate that take you down to the tranquil woodland, Ellingham Hall is an unspoiled location that, in my opinion, is enchanting in practically every way.
The magnificent Brinkburn Priory even comes with its own 12th-century church, in this isolated yet majestic venue in close proximity to the River Coquet. It is a harmonious blend of historical and contemporary, with traditional well-kept buildings alongside boho style canvas tipis, it is a perfect blend of old and new, especially for the modern bohemian bride!
As a North West wedding photographer, travelling all over the UK and abroad for beautiful weddings, it would be an honour to capture your special day held at a Northumberland wedding venue. All you need to do is drop me a line here, and let’s chat!