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For couples looking for a wedding day like no other and holidays that create lasting memories. Brinkburn Northumberland has three unique wedding offers for both religious and civil ceremonies in the 12th century Brinkburn Priory, manor house and grade 2 listed stable block. Set in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet, Brinkburn Northumberland’s six luxury holiday cottages are the perfect home away from home and the ideal escape for couples as well as larger groups. Fulfilled customers combined with weddings which span three days set us apart from our competitors.

The White Room is licensed to hold civil cermonies and partnerships. For religious ceremonies, nestled in enchanting woodland is Brinkburn Priory for the most unforgettable space to gather together for a church ceremony. Humanist celebrations can take place in The White Room, outdoors or in the un-restored Manor House.

A drinks reception of champagne and canapes can be followed in The White Room, or outside on the terrace followed by a Wedding Breakfast inside our Tipi for your celebration. With the perfect blend of traditional sophiscation and modern quirkiness, your reception will be an unforgettable experience. The Tipi can accomodated up to 120 seated guests and turn into a bar area for evening, while guests can dance the night away in The White Room and enjoy drinks outside on the terrace.

As the night draws to a close, you and your nearest and dearest can reture to the on-site accomodation suitable for up to 28 guests across the Estate. The main accomodateion of The Stables and Priory Cottage just a stones throw from the Venue is where the Bridal Suite and accomodation for up to 10 guests is situated. The Gardener's Cottages are at the entrance of the Estate, and are perfect for small families or groups of four.

Nestled in enchating woodland, an unforgettable place to gather, celebrate and explore. Come experience this glorious venue for yourself, get in touch with our Team to book a show-around on Fridays or an appointment for our Open Weekends.

  • Northumberland's magical wedding venue
  • Unique location
  • Wedding dates available all year around
  • Weekend weddings available
  • Tipi Tents
  • 12th century church
  • Manor House
  • Grade 2 Listed
  • Dancefloor

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
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:

Car Parking
Pets Welcome
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Recommended by 75% of couples
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    Jessica W. Married on 16/10/2021
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    Everything we dreamed of and more

    Our wedding was originally planned for April 2020, then Oct 2020. We finally tied the knot at Brinkburn on 16th October 2021.
    We could not have dreamt of a more perfect day at a more perfect venue. Covid has impacted lots of things including our wedding arrangements, however, the entire team at Brinkburn could not have been more supportive and flexible. From start to finish they were the absolute dream team and we felt they genuinely cared about our needs and wants for our day as individuals. We were communicated with throughout the entire process and Brinkburn were highly professional throughout.
    We stayed at Brinkburn from Friday 15th - Monday 18th and opted to include the whole accommodation so our closest family and friends could stay with us the whole weekend. We loved every single second of the entire weekend. Ellie and her team on site were absolutely perfect, made us and our guests feel relaxed so we were able to enjoy our weekend.
    The venue in itself must be seen to be believed as the location is absolutely stunning in the flesh and literally picture perfect.
    Choosing a venue for the biggest day of your life is a difficult decision to make but you will not be disappointed with Brinkburn. A huge, huge thank you to the entire team for making our day so magical.

    Brinkburn's reply:

    Hi Jess & Gary,
    Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review - it really does mean so much to the Brinkburn Team to read your words and hear how much you enjoyed and appreciated your wedding weekend. Couples like yourselves went through so much turmoil over the last 18 months and with two postponements we were so glad that you got your special day at last!
    Huge Congratulations to you both!
    Love The Brinkburn Team x
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    Declan M. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Dream wedding venue and worth the wait!

    My wife and I originally visited Brinkburn back in October 2018 and were blown away with how beautiful it was. We'd visited a number of other venues in the area, but Brinkburn felt extra special. We were shown around by Suzette and Leah and they were so friendly and professional - we knew straight away that we wanted to get married there.

    We were due to get married in August 2020 but due to Covid we chose to reschedule until June 2021. When it got to June the restrictions were still in place for weddings, so we decided to postpone it again and finally got married in September 2021. We were so pleased with the help and service we received from Brinkburn when rescheduling and finding new dates. Mark and Leah were amazing and kept us up to date with any new guidelines or changes and the entire process was very transparent - they did a great job at putting our minds at ease. Nothing felt like an inconvenience and they were so responsive and patient (whilst we had to reschedule/find new suppliers).

    The wedding day itself was everything we could have hoped for and more. The venue and accommodation were immaculately presented and it's such a magical and beautiful place. I can't describe how welcome you are made to feel when staying there. Nothing is too much trouble and you have access to the entire venue for the whole weekend. The guests were equally blown away and couldn't stop commenting on how nice the staff and owners were. They made our day extra special and we can't thank them enough.

    We want to say a huge thank you to Leah, Mark, Emma, Suzette and all the team!! We can't recommend Brinkburn enough and look forward to visiting again in the future. Thank you!!

    Dec and Amy

    Brinkburn's reply:

    Hi Declan & Amy,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to review your wedding at Brinkburn. We were delighted that after all the challenges of Covid that you got your long awaited day at last and that it was just as you had hoped and planned! As a family run business with a tight knit team working back and front of house your words mean a huge amount to each and every one of us. We would like to wish you both all the best for the future and please do come and visit us again soon.
    The Brinkburn Team x
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    Victoria R. Married on 14/07/2021
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    Our Magical and Fairytale Wedding

    From the moment we visited Brinkburn in April 2019, we absolutely fell in love with the venue and although we visited other local venues just to be sure, we knew in our heart of hearts that we'd found our dream location for our very special day. Suzette met with us on our first visit and then met with my mum and dad to take them on a tour of the venue a week later - her professionalism was second to none, and took the time to answer our many questions with patience and in detail!

    We were originally due to marry in August 2020 but due to the pandemic, we postponed to July 2021. All of our communications throughout the postponement with Mark and Leah were so clear, compassionate, supportive, open and transparent, and we could not have wished for better service during such a challenging time.

    As our wedding day was scheduled soon after some easing of lockdown restrictions, there were some uncertainties about what we might be allowed to do within the regulations. Leah's flexibility and willingness to find a way to support our wishes (as well as making some phenomenal suggestions) were so incredibly appreciated, and the zoom calls that we had in the run up to our big day were invaluable!

    From the moment we arrived at the venue, Leah and her team ensured that any last minute jitters or worries dissolved within moments and she took control of absolutely everything, staying late to ensure that everything was sorted and prepared for the following day. Nothing was too much trouble and we, and our guests, were able to immerse ourselves fully in the gorgeous wedding bubble from the get go! On the day itself, again absolutely everything ran perfectly smoothly from the moment we awoke. Leah was on hand at all times and ensured that absolutely everything ran to plan without us even noticing. Our suppliers were looked after and our guests were made welcome from the moment they arrived.

    Being able to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful architecture of the priory and the manor house, as well as the splendour of the surrounding Coquet Valley was so important to us, and all of our guests were in awe of the beauty of the venue and location. Walking down the aisle of Brinkburn Priory to meet my husband to be, in front of our loved ones is a moment I will treasure forever. Our confetti moment by the river and drinks reception on the patio was just perfect, followed by the most wonderful and relaxed wedding breakfast in the tipi. The level of service, professionalism and welcome we received from each and every member of staff was stunning. Our first dance outside on the patio, as the beautiful sun set over our shoulders, is another precious moment we will treasure forever.

    We spent the day after our wedding relaxing in our beautiful accommodation at Brinkburn and reflecting on our perfect day with our loved ones. There was absolutely no rush and the option to revel in the loveliness for a day longer is one that we were all incredibly grateful for!

    Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us create lifelong memories with our nearest and dearest; we truly could not have dreamed of a more perfect, magical and fairytale day to begin the next chapter of our lives together xxx

    Brinkburn's reply:

    Hi Victoria & Jamie.
    Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. You words really are appreciated by each and every member of The Brinkburn Team. We still talk about your first dance on the terrace with the sun setting behind you - it truly was a magical moment. Cherish your wonderful memories, stay in touch and do come and visit us again in the future.
    Love The Brinkburn Team x
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    Zoe S. Married on 04/06/2021
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    Do not book if you are looking for flexibility in the current restrictions

    If you are looking for a venue with a degree of flexibility when it comes to covid restrictions, Brinkburn is not for you. After moving my wedding forward to 21.01.21 I had my dream day planned, covid has meant that legally it cannot take place, I worked with the venue to find a suitable date with the option being December or leave it floating and fill a last minute gap. You can't plan a wedding with no date and December isn't an option for us. It should have been made clear when booking that if covid restricts they won't allow a smaller wedding in wedding season, even midweek! After exploring options I asked about cancellation so I could weigh up my options, I was HORRIFIED when an invoice landed in my inbox with no phone call to talk it through, just a list of UNREASONABLE charges. BEWARE, what they don't tell you upon booking is they they will charge crazy amounts. £25 PER EMAIL they have ever sent me (I'd be rich if I got £25 per email!!), £75 for my original viewing in which those that don't book don't get charged, a finance 'admin' fee of £125 when I paid by 1 cheque and 1 BACS payment to name just a few of the extortionate charges. NONE of which were in my contract, NONE of which i agree with. When disputed the owner did agree to take some off however made it clear the only way we would settle this was by going to court, at this point my wedding was still booked. I would have got married at Brinkburn, but the unreasonable costs and general attitude meant that I've had no option but to cancel. Lesson learned, never judge a book by its cover, beautiful on the outside but not so nice when the law dictates a cancelled wedding.

    Brinkburn's reply:

    In the spirit of open and constructive criticism we are pleased that Zoe has created a review. If anyone would like to know more about how we respond to Covid and our Limited Edition Simply Marry package or our Grand on a Small Scale wedding package currently being offered from May 2021 - October 2021 do give us a call on 01665570870 . Hurry because Covid will not be with us forever .
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    Paul S. Married on 21/01/2021
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    Disgruntled Father of the bride.

    A word to the wise. My daughter was to be married at Brinkburn today, but due to restrictions couldn't. She was told that the next availability was December 2021. Now I see that Brinkburn are advertising COVID special deal weddings between May 2021 and October 2021. Considering that last week there was no availability i find this deal appearing hard to believe. Be very careful if you book, as a cancellation will see you out of pocket by quite a sum of money
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    Holly Married on 16/09/2017
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    We couldnt have picked a more beautiful setting

    We couldnt have picked a more beautiful setting for our Wedding, and Sons Christening, in September, the day was perfect from start to finish thanks to the fantastic team at Brinkburn, especially our lovely coordinator Jan who made sure the day went without a hitch and kept me calm when it was most needed! Our family was blown away by the cottages, were hoping to return for a holiday weekend in the near future
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    Michelle Married on 08/07/2017
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    Brinkburn is such a special place

    When we got engaged it was so important to us to find the perfect wedding venue that felt ‘totally us’, and I didn’t think we’d find it - until we discovered Brinkburn.
    We still can’t believe we were lucky enough to be married in such a beautiful location, and smile every time we think about it.

    It was really important that the day reflected our personalities, so it was great to be so involved in the styling and structure of the day. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our dream become a reality. A big thank you to Jan for helping so much on the evening before the wedding too - particularly helping to put up the bunting. We would have been there all night otherwise!

    Our friends and family are still talking about the day (and how wonderful the wedding breakfast was) and several have said it’s the best wedding they’ve been to.
    We honestly had the best day of our lives and didn't want to leave. Brinkburn is such a special place and we’ve already booked to come back on our 1st anniversary.
    Thank you everyone x
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    Kelly Married on 06/05/2017
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    Our wedding was our most magical weekend

    I initially came across Brinkburn online and almost immediately stopped my search as it was just what we were looking for. We wanted a beautiful venue with features, but that did not look dated with bold crested carpets! The fact that the Priory is onsite and can be used for the ceremony was just a dream.

    We made an appointment to visit Suzette and her team. Now my fear set in, you know when you get excited, but things are never that good in real life!! Well lucky for us Brinkburn was just as amazing if not more in real life, we loved it!! Our search was over, and this was the only one we had visited!

    Initially we thought we would not use the tipis as we only had a small guest list. However when you see them, and feel how special they are you have to incorporate them.

    We went ahead and booked. We then got allocated our wedding planner Jan!! Jan was amazing from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble. She was available for advice and support and even recommended some amazing supplier. Jan has a relaxed approach which makes you feel calm and at ease and I had 100 percent faith in her.

    And did she deliver.......

    Our wedding weekend was amazing, perfect, as one guest put it flawless, another guest said it was the wedding of millionaires!! Everybody loved every minute.
    The beauty of Brinkburn is you still have another day! The Sunday was spent with close family reflecting on the day, walking in the woods and river area and eating again!

    I can honestly say that our wedding was our most magical weekend!! We would not change anything about it.

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29 Jan
Open Door

Brinkburn Northumberland are opening our doors to showcase our venue to engaged couples on the 29th - 30th January 2022 between 11am - 3pm.

Contact a member of the team to book your place on love@brinkburnnorthumberland.com, or give us a call on 01665 570 870.

Date: From 29/01/2022 to 30/01/2022 Schedule all day
Place: 3 Brinkburn Lodge Cottages, Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland

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