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Last update: March 2024

Situated in Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, Brinkburn is an elegant wedding venue brimming with rich history and timeless charm. This refined gem has been setting the scene for weddings and other special celebrations for generations. It is home to three distinct event spaces: a 12th-century priory, a manor house and a Grade II-listed stable block. Ideal for couples who adore vintage aesthetics and tranquil atmospheres, this one-of-a-kind property cannot wait to host your nuptials.

Facilities and Capacity

Set in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the River Coquet, Brinkburn has become one of the area's most sought-after venues. Given its stunning facilities and exceptional staff, it is easy to see why. You can hold your civil ceremony or drinks reception in The White Room and terrace, followed by an outdoor wedding breakfast beneath a marquee or tipi. The lawns are ideal for gatherings with up to 120 seated guests and offer the perfect blend of traditional and modern quirkiness. You're welcome to benefit from both indoor and outdoor receptions, allowing your guests to dance the night away in The White Room and sip cocktails on the terrace. Humanist celebrations are welcome in the gardens or the White Room. Adventurous couples can celebrate with our helicopter wedding package including an outdoor riverside ceremony.

Services Offered

At Brinkburn, the staff will pull out all the stops to ensure that your wedding is nothing short of perfection. The venue provides the backdrop for celebrations all year round. Weekend wedding packages are available for those who wish to make the most of their nuptials. As the night draws to a close, you and your guests can retire to the venue's overnight accommodations, which are suitable for up to 28 guests. This includes The Stables, Priory Cottage, and the Gardener's Cottages, all a stone's throw from the main celebration space.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Landmark
Marquees and tents
Church
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Brinkburn

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Jessica A. Sent on 30/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!

We got married at Brinkburn in the Priory on the 5th October, staying the night before and night of the big day. The venue is just absolutely beautiful, the most stunning accommodation and all of our guests were in awe at the Priory and tipi, they are just breathtaking! If you are wanting Pinterest worthy wedding photos… you’ll definitely get them here! Every experience working with the team at Brinkburn has been amazing, from the open days, our menu tasting, the rehearsal to the wedding. Each step is planned to perfection and Ewan like clockwork, Jess our coordinator was not only the most calm and professional person but she helped make us feel right at home and keep stress levels right down! She went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. By the time we checked out she felt so familiar to us and felt like part of the family, not once did we feel like we were just ‘another couple getting married,’ Jess and the team made us feel so special, they truly care about you and will pull out all stops to give you what your looking for! And the food!… OMG wow it’s by far the best thing you’ll taste in your life!! Dan and the catering team are absolutely brilliant! We had slow cooked shin of beef which just melted in your mouth!

We had a band in the white room where our guests partied all night, but the set up between the white room, tipi and terrace area is just perfect and is something we have never seen anywhere else, our music played through to the tipi so whether you fancied a break from the dance floor or wanted a drink from the bar it didn’t feel like you had to leave the party. Everywhere is so inclusive yet lovely and private at the same time!

Brinkburn is simply MAGICAL!!
Kate
Kate A. Sent on 16/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding at Brinkburn!

We had our wedding at the stunning Brinkburn Priory, it was quite honestly the most perfect venue for our wedding day!
We stumbled across Brinkburn when looking at potential venues in Northumberland and from the moment we walked down the drive and caught sight of the priory building we loved it - Then we saw the tipi and just knew it was the perfect place for us.
We met Jess (wedding coordinator) who showed us around and talked through dates and was so friendly / helpful / chill / not pushy in any way shape or form.
The run up to our wedding was pretty relaxed, Jess recommended suppliers and we touched base with her throughout the year so there was no mad rush near our day.
The weekend itself was just pure magic from start to finish. We arrived on the Friday and had a quick rehearsal which Jess coordinated and got everyone in the right place, we decorated the Tipi and had close family and friends over in the main house for a meal and drinks. The morning of the wedding felt like it went by in a flash…the team at Brinkburn were busy doing last minute jobs and handing out blankets in the priory (March wedding bloody Baltic) and getting everyone prepped and ready to go. Our ceremony in the priory building was just beautiful and although such a big building, we barely decorated it (because it is just stunning) it felt so intimate as Jess and her team had put out just the right number of chairs for our 75 guests.
The reception drinks were held in the white room with a log burning fire on to warm us all up, it was just great.
We had our wedding breakfast in the tipi and our band in the white room - my favourite part was doing our first dance outside on the terrace with our loved ones all around. The venue is incredible because you have so much space but it feels so intimate and cozy at the same time.
The whole weekend was absolutely perfect, can’t fault a single thing. We love so much the Brinkburn is a family run business and really loved chatting to them about the history of the buildings and their family.
Can’t recommend Brinkburn highly enough as the MOST perfect place to get married. We can’t wait to go back to stay in one of their holiday cottages or attend a yoga retreat they host.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did to make our wedding weekend as amazing as it was.
Danielle
Danielle Sent on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful, happy and relaxed day with the people we love most.

Brinkburn Northumberland managed to put on the most spectacular wedding day for us and our Wedding Co-Ordinator Jess Lynch was phenomenal from start to finish.

When we viewed the venue on an open day in October 2021 we were blown away by the whole venue. The priory and grounds are stunning, the tipi perfectly balances with the priory and the staff were so personable and really seemed to know their couples, past and present.
Both of us have worked in the wedding industry previously and we know what a ‘conveyor belt wedding venue’ – putting on weddings every day of the year – feels like and Brinkburn was simply not like this at all. The fact that they limit the number of weddings to two per week was something we found really attractive, after our previous experiences in the industry.

On the lead up to the wedding, we had several meetings with Jess to go through details around the big day. These were: 1 Year to go, 8 months, 6 months, 4 months and 8 weeks to go. These allowed us to ask any questions we needed and told us what Jess needed to know from us. The meetings were always something we looked forward to and they never felt like a chore. There was just the right number to mean that we were comfortable knowing exactly what was going on and what was required of us. If we had any other questions outside of these meetings Jess was quick to respond and was super helpful throughout. Jess was truly the loveliest person to deal with and was so so helpful. She was absolutely fantastic on the day itself, helping with anything that we needed and even getting some of our elderly relatives cups of tea! We truly cannot thank her enough for the work she and everyone else at Brinkburn put in to make our day phenomenal.

Before the wedding we also had a fantastic meal tasting evening with Brinkburn’s chosen suppliers, 19.01. This allowed us to have a real date night together where we could just enjoy ourselves and the experience of trying the foods that we would choose for the day and we couldn’t recommend the food or the staff more. (We recommend going hungry though, we were full to bursting by the time we left!)

All of this combined allowed us to plan the day with such precision and meant that when we arrived the day before, we were able to just relax in The Stables’ kitchen and living areas with all of our family who were staying in the holiday cottages. We continued to be relaxed right through the big day and the morning after with everyone who had stayed the night, which was such a wonderful way to start off our married life together.

We will never stop recommending Brinkburn Northumberland and their team to anyone who listens, we are so so grateful and still a little overwhelmed two months later that we were able to have the most perfect day.
Helen
Helen C. Sent on 17/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best weekend of our lives in our new favourite place.

We hadn't heard of Brinkburn Northumberland until we started on the wedding planning 'Googling'. We typed in 'church ceremony, tipi reception' and Brinkburn was top of the list! From our first visit to writing this now we couldn't fault anything. Everyone at the venue who helped us (big shout out to Jess and Beth) with the planning process and the day itself, the wedding angels on the end of emails who answer all those 'silly' questions! Both ladies put us at ease and expertly guided us through the day meaning we could enjoy every second.
The venue itself is simply stunning. From the moment we walked down the drive and saw it for the first time we knew it was the one...in fact we were so sure we didn't look anywhere else and booked almost straight away.
On first glance it was slightly more expensive than other places we Googled but the difference being that most things are included. You don't pay per chair or per set of cutlery and you get to stay at the venue from the day before to the day after. That made us feel like the only people who ever would get married there and not like a number being kicked out for the next Bride and Groom.
Brinkburn Northumberland will hold a big place in our hearts and any opportunity to return we would take it! If we were to do the day again we wouldn't change a thing.
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Aimee D. Sent on 12/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unbelievable! More than we could have ever wished for!

WOW! Where do we begin… Having our wedding at Brinkburn Priory really was a dream come true. A weekend we will cherish forever and that we wish we could do all over again. From the moment we viewed Brinkburn as a potential wedding venue, we knew it was the one. Not only does it have the most magical feel, but it is private and secluded and there is something very special about walking down the long road towards the venue and getting your first glimpse of the Priory and the tipi. We had the lovely Jess as our wedding coordinator through the whole process and she helped us with every little detail, even the ones we didn’t think of ourselves and made us feel at ease the whole way through. Jess was so friendly and welcoming and responded to all of our emails so quickly (thank you Jess for responding so quickly to my last minute panic daily emails in the run up to the big day!). Jess was also ab absolute star on the day and ensured the day ran so smoothly. Our wedding weekend was honestly the best weekend of our lives and the venue is so magical. We booked the Stables accommodation and all of the cottages too so our family and friends had somewhere to relax for the weekend, all of the accommodation is immaculate and beautiful and all of our guests were wowed. Everyone commented on how perfect and beautiful the whole day was, from the grand ceremony which certainly has the wow factor in the Priory to the amazing food we had served for our wedding breakfast in the incredible tipi and, my personal favourite, the epic White Room which turns into the perfect pink disco room. Thank you to all of the Brinkburn Team for allowing us to celebrate our wedding at the most stunning venue and for making us feel so welcome and special. We will never forget our perfect weekend, lots of love, Aimee & Dan
Katie
Katie W. Sent on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our dream wedding!

We could not recommend Brinkburn enough, there’s nowhere we would have rather had our wedding day! An absolutely dreamy setting with amazing, kind and caring staff!
Alice
Alice S. Sent on 16/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Completely Magical Venue

We had the most amazing weekend wedding at Brinkburn. The venue is just completely magical. As soon as you turn the corner at the bottom of the track and see the priory rise from the trees, you feel like you are a fairy tale or a Tolkein novel! It's in a perfect location, surrounded by trees and right on the bend of a river. We chose to use the manor house for our humanist ceremony, which really suited us a couple. So many people commented that it was unlike any wedding they'd been to before. We then used the river terrace for the drinks reception, the tipi for the wedding breakfast and the white room for dancing in the evening. The different locations made the day feel varied and interesting; you never got bored by a location. The onsite accommodation for our family and friends was just brilliant. Everywhere is so beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean - it felt like pure luxury. The cottages being slightly up the road from the main house meant that our guests there had some privacy and could do their own thing, whilst also being a 10 minute walk away. Jess and the team were incredible from start to finish, answering our many many questions with patience and kindness, and bending over backwards to help us with our many requests. The whole weekend felt magical, peaceful and full of joy. Thank you so much to all the team!
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Amy Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding

We got married at Brinkburn in March 24. Working with Jess and the team made the event planning effortless and fun, and the day itself was so personal, exactly what we wanted. We were made to feel like individuals and that our wedding was the most important event for all at Brinkburn, not just us. Thanks for a perfect day!
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Daisy R. Sent on 18/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Perfect Wedding

From start to finish the team at Brinkburn made everything so easy. We were amazed by the venue at the open day and looked no further. Our regular meetings with Jess ensured nothing was missed and everything was taken care of. The day itself was perfect and the team worked seamlessly to make sure everything ran smoothly. Jess took care of everything and it was so beautiful. The day after the wedding we had a Sunday lunch onsite with our immediate family and enjoyed making the most of our weekend. The accommodation was beautiful and Mark and the team really looked after us. We couldn’t have asked for more. If you book Brinkburn you won’t be disappointed. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Reid xxx
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Beth T. Sent on 01/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day! Truly amazing :)

Wow where to start! We got married on 14th October and it truly was the most amazing day start to finish. The sun was shining and the venue looked beautiful. We arrived on the Friday to set up the tipi and white room ready for our big day. Jess, our wedding coordinator, was on hand when we arrived to show us round and help out where needed. Jess was absolutely fantastic in the run up to our big day, no question was silly or no ask was too big she was always happy to help! Jess, Beth and the rest of the Brinkburn team totally made our day run seamless and without a glitch. From carrying my dress to the Priory before the ceremony to making sure all our guests were looked after all night, they were amazing!! We would highly recommend this venue, we are sad our day is over but the memories we made at Brinkburn will last a lifetime :)
Thank you so much to everyone!
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Emily S. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just Amazing!

Wow, it’s hard to find the words to sum up Brinkburn & staff! Just perfect, thank you all for making our dreams come true. We had the best weekend of our lives celebrating with all our family & friends. The Priory is the most beautiful backdrop for your ceremony pictures and the tipi/white room are just icing on the cake. We had the venue booked Friday-Monday so we’re lucky enough to have another day celebrating on the Sunday too and were able to use the facilities of the tipi again too. It really is a hidden gem and you must view if you’re looking for a venue! Special mention to Jess for being such a great help and making sure everything flowed without any issues and listen to me throughout all the planning! We can’t wait to come back and stay over again, Brinkburn will always have a special place in our hearts xxxx
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Sophie P. Sent on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brinkburn priory

We recently had our wedding at Brinkburn priory and had the most wonderful experience we could have ever wished for. Every single aspect of the day was beautifully put together with seamless operation. The venue is utterly stunning but paired with the stables, the tipis, the wonderful scenery, the incredible staff, impeccable food. It’s the perfect winning combination, we have had hundreds of messages from our guests to say it was the wedding of all weddings. Such high praise and myself and my now husband couldn’t have wished for anything more. Perfection.
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Alexandra M. Sent on 23/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic

We can’t recommend Brinkburn enough. It is in such a secluded setting, and so private in such a gorgeous part of Northumberland. We loved being able to have the whole place to ourselves for the entire weekend, to maximise time with friends and family for our wedding. The quality and cleanliness of the accommodation was also fantastic, with fresh flowers and welcome baskets of local produce for us on arrival. The catering team 19.01 were brilliant and even did a delicious Sunday lunch for our guests the day after our wedding. We’ve had so many compliments on how fantastic the staff were and how much of a beautiful gem the venue was. Jess our wedding planner was amazing, she was so organised and helped sort everything out, recommending great suppliers on the way.
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Levi Sent on 09/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What dreams are made of

Don’t know where to start with this review! From the 10 months planning to the actual day, brinkburn and Jess were absolutely fantastic. The day was so seamless and I can’t thank the staff enough for orchestrating a perfect day. Brinkburn is a stunning venue and anyone who wants a fairytale yet modern wedding, I really recommend this place! What made our wedding even more special was the fact that it was hosted over a full weekend. This meant we got to spend more time with our guests and make even more special memories. Simply stunning and memories to last for a lifetime. Me and my husband are feeling so grateful, so thank you!
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Lauren Y. Sent on 28/10/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

The Best Weekend

We got to create and share the most special day with our friends and family, hidden away in a secluded and peaceful part of the countryside. It was a wonderful autumn wedding, just as we wanted. The team were great and on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. Our wedding coordinator, Jess, was very reassuring that nothing was too much trouble and that everything would come together. Not only did we have the best day but we also got to turn it into a full weekend of celebrations. We could not have chose a more beautiful or well suited venue!
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Date: From 07/09/2024 to 08/09/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 14:00
Place: 3 Brinkburn Lodge Cottages, Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland

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