Wedding Venues in the North East: 20 of the Best

Looking to host your big day in the North East of England? Your search for a wedding venue ends with this round-up of the most stunning spots.

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Home to the counties of Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, the North East of England is a beautiful and diverse region rich in beautiful cities, stunning open spaces and magical coastlines.

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From pretty and rustic barn wedding venues to stately homes and city centre retreats, there are so many beautiful wedding venues in the North East to choose from.

If you’re after a region that your guests will love to explore either side of your wedding day, the North East is a great choice. The cities of Newcastle and Durham have plenty of activities on offer (not to mention endless bars and restaurants to try), and spots like Alnwick Castle are perfect for a little injection of history and culture.

Whatever the size of your guest list and wedding budget, take a look at our pick of the 20 best wedding venues in the North East. You’re sure to find something to love.

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Wedding Venues in Durham

Bursting at the seams with breathtaking scenery, Durham is a truly beautiful place to get married in the North East of England.

Lartington Hall – Barnard Castle

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Lartington Hall is a beautiful country house wedding venue located on the North Yorkshire and Durham border.

It is set within idyllic parkland and famed for its pretty gardens, private chapel, stylish Grand Ballroom and Michelin star chef. The food here is seriously good.

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Lartington Hall is available for exclusive hire, so the entirety of the property and gardens will be all yours for the duration of your stay. What’s more, the property has been recently restored. The interiors are modern with marble and stone floors, Venetian mirrors and gentle shades of grey throughout.

There’s an array of function spaces suitable for saying your vows, hosting your wedding breakfast and dancing the night away. Once the fun is over, retire to one of 12 beautiful ensuite rooms and look forward to breakfast the following morning.

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Blackwell Grange Hotel – Darlington

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Blackwell Grange is a beautiful hotel wedding venue in Darlington. As you approach the building down the sweeping driveway, it makes a spectacular first impression.

The property stands proudly amidst nine acres of beautiful countryside, and is without a doubt one of the best wedding venues in the north east.

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There are two beautiful function suites from which to host your celebrations. The Bruhenny Suite has high ceilings and original oak beams and can accommodate up to 130 day guests and 200 in the evening. If you’re hosting something slightly smaller, the George Allan Suite has a capacity of 70 in the day and 100 in the evening, and boasts traditional décor and garden views.

If that wasn’t enough, you can host your ceremony outside under The Gazebo, and enjoy complimentary access to the Bridal Suite including breakfast the next day. What’s not to love?

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Crook Hall – Sidegate

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How gorgeous is Crook Hall? Nestled away in the historic city of Durham, it can be anything and everything you need on your wedding day.

Whether you’re after an outdoor ceremony under the Woodland Canopy or a more intimate affair in the Medieval Hall, the dedicated wedding team at this gorgeous countryside wedding venue will go above and beyond to create something totally unique.

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There are plenty of photo opportunities, endless choices for your wedding breakfast (afternoon tea in the garden, anyone?) and the option for outdoor fireworks. Oh, and did we mention that the city centre location makes it super convenient for overnight guests?

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Black Horse Beamish – Stanley

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Having been lovingly restored, the enchanting and 300-year-old Black Horse Beamish will welcome you with flagstone floors, roaring open fires and the most eclectic of interiors.

The George Ridley Room, Gallery Bar and Terrace are three intimate, interconnected spaces perfect for your ceremony and reception. There is space for 54 guests for your ceremony, 45 for your wedding breakfast and 80 guests in the evening.

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In addition, thanks to this venue’s setting among 33 acres of beautiful countryside, you also have the option of hosting your wedding reception in the stunning Orchard Marquee.

It is one of the North East’s few permanent marquees and a total blank canvas for you to add your personal style to. It seats 250 people and is furnished with a dance floor, stunning eight-foot chandeliers and fully-integrated sound system.

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Rockcliffe Hall – Darlington

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Set within 375 acres of stunning countryside, Rockliffe Hall is a lovely backdrop for your wedding day – from your ceremony to your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.

Not only does it have 61 individually designed and totally stylish bedrooms, but it also boasts a world-class spa (perfect for pre or post-wedding day pampering), a championship golf course and three fabulous restaurants.

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There’s a range of spaces to host your ceremony, plus plenty of beautiful grounds for your wedding photographs. Oh, and did we mention the helipad? No, of course flying to your wedding isn’t too extra.

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Wedding Venues in Northumberland

Home to some of the greatest landscapes in the UK, Northumberland has so much to offer as far as weddings go. Couples looking for wedding venues that will leave their guests speechless will enjoy our top picks…

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Charlton Hall – Alnwick

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Alnwick is home to a whole host of beautiful wedding venues, but among our favourites is Charlton Hall. It is a stunning, grade II-listed country house where tradition meets eccentricity.

The team here have really brought the venue to life with stylish and playful interiors. The bold colour scheme compliments mismatching fabrics, feathers, tapestries and state-of-the-art lighting systems.

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After saying your vows, you’ll be able to take to the beautiful gardens and courtyard for an outdoor drinks reception and canapés. The gardens overlook 150 acres of rolling countryside towards the Northumbrian coast, so there’s no better place to snap some photographs.

Inside, the large formal drawing room is perfect for your wedding breakfast, and there are six beautiful bedrooms to sleep 14. There’s also an additional cottage in the grounds for extra guests to spend the night. To say we’re obsessed would be an understatement.

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Doxford Barns – Alnwick

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Just down the road and also in the town of Alnwick is Doxford Barns, a truly unique barn wedding venue which offers privacy and exclusivity to you and your guests.

The team here offer both one and three-day wedding package options. If you’re looking for a wedding venue which can host celebrations for a whole weekend and allow you to fully immerse yourself in the idyllic Northumbrian countryside, there really is no place better.

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You and 41 guests will be able to stay in the on-site cottage accommodation for two nights and enjoy a full culinary experience.

The barns themselves are bursting with character and have space for ceremonies for up to 180 guests. The Great Barn is cocooned around a spectacular oak frame and has vast windows which flood the hall with natural light. Your guests will be in awe as they admire the countryside views.

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Woodhill Hall – Otterburn

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Say hello to Woodhill Hall, a spectacular and romantic wedding venue which makes the perfect place to host a fully exclusive two-day wedding extravaganza. Are you picturing a glamorous and sophisticated affair? Woodhill can cater. Dreaming up a festival-themed wedding in a tipi? Woodhill can do that, too.

The venue’s Georgian manor house has been carefully and lovingly restored to create one of the North East’s most beautiful and bespoke wedding venues.

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From the 16 stylish bedrooms you’ll be able to use at no additional cost, to the free use of the venue’s “prop shop” which holds hundreds of items such as candles and signs, there are surprises around every corner.

If that wasn’t enough, you can choose to host your entire day outside. Say your vows on the picturesque terrace that overlooks the 100-acre estate before taking to your tipi for a day to remember.

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Brinkburn – Longframlington

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Brinkburn is a stylish wedding venue set on the banks of the River Coquet in Northumberland. It combines chic and contemporary interiors with original 12th century features, resulting in a truly magical space.

If you’re hoping to have a religious ceremony, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a church onsite which you can get married in. Alternatively, the White Room is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, and Humanist celebrations can take place in the White Room, in the woodlands or in the un-restored manor house.

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We love the idea of hosting your wedding reception in one of the venue’s stunning tipis. They’re the perfect blend of traditional sophistication and modern quirkiness, and will make your wedding unforgettable. They can accommodate 120 seated guests, and once the wedding breakfast is over, can be transformed into a unique bar area.

From that point on, guests will be able to dance the night away in the magnificent White Room and enjoy drinks on the terrace before retiring to either the former stables, the Bel House, the Priory Cottage or Mullins House. There is so much choice!

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Newton Hall – Alnwick

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Newton Hall is an enchanting and intimate wedding venue, perfect for guest lists of all sizes and fabulous for couples hoping to host most of their day outside.

Newton Hall’s outdoor ceremonies and celebrations are unforgettable, with hog roasts on the terrace, champagne BBQs on the lawn and celebrations on the beach all possible.

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With its very own Wedding Hill which boasts breathtaking views, a gorgeous terrace and retractable roof, plus a barn-style Garden Suite seating up to 150 guests, you’ll have endless choice when it comes to selecting where to host each part of your big day.

If that wasn’t enough, Hitched HQ can vouch that the house’s interiors are seriously cool (and Instagrammable), and with 11 pricing levels, there really is something for everyone.

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Northside Farm – Horsley

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On the hunt for a charming farm wedding venue? You could be in luck! Northside Farm is located in Horsley, Northumberland, and will provide a romantic and rustic backdrop for your big day.

It offers all the charm of a farmyard setting that you could ever dream of (think Pimms in the garden, vintage tea parties and bunting aplenty), and can be hired on an exclusive-use basis.

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There are 10 wigwams in the orchard, so your guests can enjoy a unique overnight stay at the farm. What’s more, Northside is run by a husband and wife team who are passionate about working closely with couples to make their wedding dreams a reality.

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Beaumont Hotel – Hexham

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If a small and intimate hotel wedding venue is more your jam, then Beaumont Hotel could be just the wedding venue in the North East for you.

Located close to a fantastic selection of local churches, the Beaumont is ideally placed for celebrations once you’ve said “I do” to the one you love.

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This venue is totally stylish and boasts a range of spaces perfect for either the smallest of guest lists or for parties of up to 100. There’s also a selection of luxurious bedrooms.

Couples on the search for a foodie wedding venue will be pleased to hear that food is a priority here, and the renowned team of chefs will spend time creating a stunning, seasonal menu using only locally sourced ingredients. Cheers to that!

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Mediterranean Château – Otterburn

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The Mediterranean Château is a totally unique wedding venue which prides itself on bringing French chic right to the heart of Northumberland. Whether you’re totally traditional or daringly different, this award-winning venue will be the perfect backdrop for your big day.

There’s a choice of stunning options for your ceremony. Combining romance with fantasy, the enchanting Belle Epoque chapel comes complete with a timber roof, grand marble fireplace and vintage chandeliers.

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Alternatively, you could say your vows outside on the bold and romantic Mediterranean Terrace. Amazingly, regardless of what the Great British weather may throw at you, your plans won’t be ruined. There’s a retractable roof, roaring fire pits and fire-on-water fountain!

Once all the fun is over and you’re ready to retire for your first night as a married couple, 31 ensuite bedrooms with roll-top baths, garden views and four-poster beds will be right there waiting for you. If you get married here, one thing’s for sure: you day will be très chic!

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Eshott Hall – Morpeth

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When it comes to ceremonies at Eshott Hall, you’re totally spoilt for choice. The Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, as is the beautiful Reading room or the new outdoor venues, the Fernery & the Woodland.

Smaller and more intimate ceremonies can take place in front of the fire in the Drawing Room or Gallery, and larger ceremonies can take place on the sweeping staircase underneath the stained glass window.

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Reception drinks can be held in the grounds and your wedding breakfast can be served in the Ballroom (which has five sets of French doors and an Orangery).

The food you’ll be served is local, award-winning and seasonal, and there are 15 unique and individually designed bedrooms which combine contemporary style with traditional furnishings. We think we might be in love!

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Healey Barn – Hexham

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Among the best wedding barns in the country is Healey Barn, a stunning, rustic venue located in Corbridge, near to Hexham. Despite its rural location, this wedding venue is situated just 20 miles from the centre of Newcastle, making it not only super convenient for your guests but perfect if they’re hoping to make a weekend of things.

Retaining the charm and history of the original building, this barn works just as well in the summer with open doors onto the sunny courtyard as it does as a winter wedding venue with underfloor heating and roaring fires.

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The Long Barn has space for 140 guests for a ceremony and up to 200 evening guests for drinks and dancing. The Oak Room also has space for 140 seated guests and opens out onto the courtyard – a space adorned with twinkling lights, fire pits and lanterns.

If you have an undying love for food and drink, you’ll be pleased to know that Healey’s Barn’s wedding feasts receive as many compliments as the barn itself. The team buy the best produce, cook it simply and serve it generously. Food is flame-cooked on a huge BBQ in full view of your guests, making for an unforgettable experience.

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Wedding Venues in Tyne & Wear

Brimming with sandy beaches and cultural quayside cities, Tyne and Wear is a fantastic place to tie the knot. It is filled with beautiful wedding venues and other attractions that make it so tempting to couples. Here are our favourites:

Shotton Grange – Newcastle

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Shotton Grange is an elegant Georgian manor and coaching house which has recently been transformed into one of the best and most exclusive wedding venues in the North East. Set within tranquil countryside, you’d never guess you were just five miles north of Newcastle.

From the moment you approach Shotton Grange, you’ll know you’re in for a treat. Arrive the day before and enjoy light refreshments before putting the finishing touches to your decorations. You can then enjoy dinner and drinks with your nearest and dearest in the lounge and cocktail bar.

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On the morning of your wedding, enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before you get ready for your vows. Whether you choose the stunning Coach House or idyllic gardens for your ceremony, you can be guaranteed the most beautiful of backdrops.

Once you’ve hosted reception drinks and taken photographs in the grounds, your Master of Ceremonies will escort you into the Coach House for a mouth-watering menu paired with fine wines. It’s then time to let your hair down and dance the night away (and make several trips to the timber bar which serves continental beers and craft cocktails, of course).

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Spanish City – Whitley Bay

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Dreaming of getting married at a wedding venue by the sea? If you choose Spanish City, you can. It’s a beautiful venue which dates back to 1910 and has grandeur and elegance in abundance.

Recent renovations have elevated this wedding venue to whole new levels of luxury, with perhaps the most striking feature being the ceiling dome which is now visible from the ground floor for the first time ever.

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There’s a variety of spaces licensed to host your wedding ceremony here, but our favourite has got to be the rooftop – the perfect space for an intimate ceremony.

On top of all of this, you’ll be able to host your wedding breakfast in the St Mary’s Lighthouse Suite and get escorted by a chauffeur to a hotel of your choice at the end of the night. How totally dreamy.

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The Biscuit Factory – Newcastle

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Here at Hitched HQ, we’re huge fans of the warehouse wedding venue. Warehouses are quirky blank canvases which can be completely transformed with the right suppliers.

The Biscuit Factory is just that: a unique wedding venue housed within a former Victorian warehouse in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. They are the leading venue in the city for couples seeking an alternative experience.

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The interiors are characterised by wooden beams, artwork and original exposed brickwork, with the Biscuit Room itself offering a metropolitan-style blank canvas which you can totally make your own.

The venue can host up to 120 guests but is also perfect for smaller weddings of up to 40. It has a dedicated wedding team, an amazing customisable wedding breakfast menu and plenty of outdoor space. What do you think to getting married in the UK’s largest contemporary art gallery?

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The Parlour at Blagdon – Newcastle

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The Parlour at Blagdon is a charming and quintessentially British wedding venue which is available on an exclusive-use basis for your wedding day. It can only be described as a secluded oasis, just a 10 minute drive north of the bustling city of Newcastle.

Your ceremony will be held in the stunning, newly converted smithy, which boasts feature stonewalls, exposed beams and shabby-chic décor.

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Afterwards, you’ll be whisked away to capture your wedding photographs in the romantic gardens while your guests enjoy al fresco reception drinks and canapés.

It’ll then be time to head to the Willow Room for a wedding breakfast. You can choose from a range of menus, all of which use only the finest quality ingredients. All food is complimented by drinks packages to ensure you and your loved ones enjoy a flawless dining experience.

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The Vermont Hotel – Newcastle

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Elegant, grand and breathtaking are the three words that come to mind when we look at The Vermont Hotel.

The sky lounge and garden provide couples and their guests with 360-degree views across the whole of Newcastle’s quayside. How stunning would a cocktail reception at a summer wedding be here?

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Inside, you’ll find lots of mirrored pillars and tables, luxurious soft furnishings, heavy drapes and crystal dripped chandeliers, which all add glittering accents to the dark and decadent colour palette.

With three spectacular function suites, every wedding truly is different as each couple creates their own perfect day. There’s a 250 person capacity plus 101 luxurious bedrooms upstairs. City centre wedding venues don’t get much better than this.

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