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Brinkburn

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Brinkburn is a chic country wedding venue set in a dramatic, rural wooded ravine on the banks of the River Coquet, Northumberland. With a 12th century manor house and church, Grade II listed stable block and stunning grounds, the stage is set for your perfect wedding day.

The contemporary White Room is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. For a more traditional church service take a peek into Brinkburn Priory. Humanist celebrations can take place in The White Room, in the woodlands or in the architectural grandeur of the un-restored manor house.

For your reception, you can host a stunning celebration in our tipis. With the perfect blend of traditional sophistication and modern quirkiness, your reception will be an unforgettable experience. The tipis can accommodate up to 120 seated guests and turn into a bar area for the evening, while guests dance the night away in the magnificent White Room and enjoy drinks on the terrace.

As the night draws to a close, you and your nearest and dearest can head to the stunning accommodation on-site. The former stables is perfect for larger groups, while Bel House can house a small family or couple and Mullins House is ideal for groups of four. Priory Cottage is the perfect romantic escape for couples. From Spring 2019, there will also be space for eight more guests in Blakey house and Cuthbert house, which offer the option to adjoin.

To experience this enchanting venue for yourself, get in touch with the friendly team to book a show-around.

  • Northumberland’s magical wedding venue
  • Unique location
  • 12th century church
  • Wedding dates available all year around
  • Weekend weddings available
  • Tipi tents available

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

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

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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 60% of couples
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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
    Rating 5 out of 5
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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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