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Black Horse Beamish

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Set within the Beamish conservation area lies Red Row Estate, a 37 acres sprawl with one of the only lavender fields in the North and home to the Black Horse Beamish, The Orchard Marquee, Old Red Row Rooms, Red Row Retreat, and Huckleberry Cottage.

Offering two venues to host your dream day, with something for everyone whether it be a grand or intimate affair, indoors or outdoors. All of our areas are licensed for a civil ceremony allowing you to move seamlessly from ceremony to reception. The stunning lavender field, woodlands, apple orchard and farm yard antiques provide endless photo opportunities.

For the special wedding feast, the team of expert chefs will prepare a bespoke multi-course gastronomic showstopper befitting the event. We take pride in the fact that all our food is freshly cooked using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Our wedding receptions are personalised, not packaged, at every level. We offer you are starting point and price based on 30 guests for the George Ridley room; 60 guests for The Orchard Marquee and the opportunity to build your dream day.

Black Horse Beamish

Having been lovingly restored, the beautiful 300 year old building has kept most of its original charm. You are welcomed by flag stone floors, roaring open fires and an eclectic mix of furnishings. With panoramic views across the stunning peaceful valley, the setting could not be more idyllic for your most cherished day.

The George Ridley Room, Gallery Bar and Terrace is an intimate room for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Featuring stone walls, two open fires, high ceilings and bare oak beams, this stunning room with attached gallery bar and heated outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the rolling countryside truly is a magical location for your special day. This room can accommodate a maximum of 54 guests for a ceremony, 45 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 80 guests for your evening reception.

The Orchard Marquee

One of the few permanent marquees in the north east and offers a bespoke grand venue, giving the chance to add a personal touch, creating your ideal completely unique experience. With stunning panoramic views of the beamish conservation valley, complemented by glorious landscaped gardens and apple orchard, our incredible 250-seater marquee is the ultimate location for your special day.

Furnished with dance floor, stunning 8ft chandeliers, up-lighting and fully integrated sound system - consider it a blank canvas to make your own. The versatile venue has a reception area for arrival drinks and greeting guests, plus plenty of space for dining and evening celebrations. We provide everything you eat in our onsite kitchen, everything you drink in our well stocked bar – we even provide a wonderful in house team to serve you.

Stay with us

With a range of catered and self-catering onsite accommodation there is something to suit everyone in Old Red Row Rooms, Red Row Retreat and Huckleberry Cottage. Rooms feautre stunning copper tubs for two and four poster beds.

  • 300 year old restored building, featuring stone walls and bare oak beams
  • Set in 37 acres of idyllic countryside, with one of the only Lavender fields in the north
  • The Orchard Marquee is one of the few permanent marquees in the North East
  • Can accommodate from 40 upto 500 guests
  • Pets Welcome
  • Fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and outdoor ceremonies

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Kimberley T. Married on 16/06/2018
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    Best wedding day!

    Just the best venue! We had the most amazing wedding day! The team are so helpful, nothing was a problem, they made sure everything flowed perfectly! The food was outstanding! Everything you wish your wedding day could be, the Black Horse made it possible. I just can't thank them enough we had the best day!
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    Nicola Married on 24/02/2018
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    'Everything you need'

    We had our wedding here in the Orchard Marquee on a crispy, clear February day. Having dined here on several occasions, we knew the food would be excellent and we would be in capable hands. The marquee itself has been carefully designed and offers amazing views across the valley, even on a dull day. It has everything you need for a private venue, including a well-stocked bar, toilets, disabled access and a large space which can partitioned as and when needed.
    On the run up to the big day, we met with the wedding coordinator who took us through every aspect of the day and put our minds at rest. She was there on the day itself, along with the manager, to make sure the day ran smoothly and we didn't want for anything.
    The whole team were excellent; friendly and accommodating as well as efficient. The food was delicious and they also put on an extra brunch for us the following morning.
    The on-site accommodation is luxurious and spacious, and a short stroll from the pub and not much further to the Marquee.
    Whilst we clearly sound a bit biased, numerous guests commented on how excellent the venue was, and we definitely recommend it to anyone else looking to get married here or have their reception here.
    Many thanks to the whole team for making the day so special and helping it run so smoothly. We'll be back for Sunday lunch!
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    Ross Married on 23/02/2018
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    what a venue

    Me and my husband got married here in the Orchard Marquee at the end of February this year.

    We both new this was going to be our venue from the minute we pulled up outside and walked in the doors.

    Such a beautiful place with stunning views and marquee itself. With its chandeliers, huge dance floor and floor to ceiling glass walls looking out over the fields.

    The food was great both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet.

    Lisa was great from the day we booked the wedding and leading up to the big day. Liaising with all our suppliers and accommodating with all our requests.

    Lisa, Alison and the rest of the team made the sure that everything looked perfect and ran like clockwork on the day.

    All our guests commented on how impressive the venue was. We’ll be back again soon!

    Ross & Garry xxx
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    Kevin Married on 24/10/2017
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    What a day

    We had a list of venues to check as we had decided on a date giving us only 10 weeks to organise everything!! First port of call was the black horse in beamish to check if it was available. We were met by weddin coordinator Megan who’s showed us around, without hesitation we decided there and then it was the place for us. Megan was so helpful and did not bat an eyelid at the short notice. Everything was in place as Megan had suggested and recommended for our special day. It ran so smoothly, staff were exceptional, food was five star for both the wedding and evening receptions and Megan was there right up until midnight to look after us. Accommodation had just opened so we took advantage of four rooms which were an outstanding finish. Would I recommend this venue- ABSOLUTELY
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    Marie Married on 30/09/2017
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    Perfection!

    This place is just picture perfect! Nothing was too much for Megan the wedding coordinator, she went above and beyond by ensuring nothing was overlooked. We loved everything about the black horse, all the accommodation, the setting, the food and their friendly ‘can do’ approach to everything. I’ve lost count on how many times we’ve been back for lunch and dinner with our families. If only we could re do it all over again!
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    Mr Married on 05/08/2017
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    Simply the best!

    I feel obliged to write this review and express how amazing our day was. Me and Terry still feel overwhelmed and emotional thinking about our day. I think most of our guests do too.
    We tied the knot in the George Ridley room then continued into the marquee for our meal and evening celebrations. Every detail from minor to major was thought of, some I hadn’t even considered previously! Megan constructed me a timeline of my day and made everything seem so straight forward and stress free, I felt to relaxed to happily hand over all control and trust that everything would be done to the highest standards.
    The gardens are particularly stunning especially around August time when the Lavender field and flower baskets are all fully flowered, the picture spots are endless our photographer was in his element. We cant wait to visit again soon lots of love mr and mrs Walker xxx
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    Jen Married on 09/06/2017
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    Dreams to reality!

    We cant recommend this venue enough, anyone looking for a flexible venue who are willing to work with you and make your dreams come to reality then look no further. They don’t have strict packages so everything is bespoke to every couple, all the staff are so friendly and accommodating our day was just seamless from start to finish.

    One of the things that attracted us to the Black Horse so much was they don’t charge you for evening guests in the Orchard Marquee – it was one of the only venues we looked around which didn’t make you cater for your evening guests. We have so many family and friends and couldn’t slim our guests list down so when we were told about this we were over the moon, we had a huge evening party!

    The Marquee is placed right at the top of the Beamish valley so the views are just breath-taking whilst having your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Our food on the day was like nothing we’ve had before, all our guests commented on how amazing it was and that they would be back for lunch or dinner in the main restaurant.

    Thanks again for making our day so memorable, you will always be our special place!
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    Chris Married on 08/09/2016
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    The most spectacular day

    Our son and daughter-in-law's wedding reception was held here. The staff were excellent and admirably led by Lisa. The marquee looked stunning and the views across the valley priceless. The food served was of an excellent quality. I've had plenty of reports back from guests who had an amazing day!!
    Overall a superb venue for such a special day. Thankyou very much.
    All The Best Julie & Chris

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Our countryside location in the Beamish conservation valley is a stunning setting for a Winter Wedding, with the delicate frost glistening over the open fields and tree tops in the soft winter sun.

Our Winter Wedding package offers an unbeatable price, with weddings from just £1,800.

November, January and February - 7 days a week 

Package includes the following:

  • Venue hire for day and evening reception until 12am
  • Glass of prosecco, bucks fizz or bottled beer for all guests after the ceremony or on arrival*
  • 3 Course bespoke wedding breakfast including tea and coffee*
  • Hot and cold selection evening buffet (6 items)*
  • Complimentary menu tasting (for b & g only)
  • Room dressing including - White table linen and napkins
  • Chair covers and a choice of chair dressing**
  • Table runners and centre pieces**
  • White Royal Mail post box for cards
  • Large White Flower Hoop**
  • Cake stand and cake knife
  • Complimentary use of the Civil Ceremony Room
  • Red aisle runner (for ceremony use)**
  • Bespoke thrones for B & G and lounge furniture**
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware
  • Easel for table plan
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Integrated Sound system
  • Fully heated ventilation system**
  • Mood Lighting**
  • Fully stocked private bar with premium drinks
  • Endless photo opportunities in our 37 acres of grounds including our lavender field,  woodland, apple orchard, pond and farm yard antiques
  • Pets Welcome **
  • EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT - Invite upto 250 evening guests free of charge with no obligation to pay for the additional catering. We are happy to discuss catering options for your evening party, please view our menus for catering prices.**

*Upgrades available. ** Available in The Orchard Marquee Weddings only. 

Do not delay in arranging a viewing with one of our dedicated wedding co-ordinators, we would be delighted to give you a VIP tour and available to meet daytime, evenings and weekends. Please call us on 01207 232569, email us event@blackhorsebeamish.co.uk.

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