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Doxford Barns

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Alnwick, Northumberland View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
49 reviews
Menus from £55
30 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £55
30 to 250 Guests

Doxford Barns is an award winning venue situated on a private country estate amongst 550-acres of rolling green fields, which is completely exclusive to you and your guests.

Our approach to creating your dream wedding is to stray away from the 'norm'. We offer both 3-day and 1-day wedding packages, where we give you complete freedom to enjoy our venue and surrounding space.

The experienced event team is on hand to bring your dream day to life. An on-site wedding coordinator specialises in collabaorating and creating wedding experiences that are completely bespoke to you. They arrange everything from the ceremony to the recption. The dedicated co-ordinator is happy to recommend trusted vendors for all your entertainment, beauty, wedding cake, photography, and floristry needs. The in-house culinary team devises menus that reflect your tastes accompanied by beverage lists that complement the cooking

Our 3-day wedding is perfect for those wanting to extend their celebrations, giving you and your guests the opportunity to relax and fully immerse yourself in the idyllic Northumberland countryside. With our accommodation merely a stone’s throw and exclusively yours for two nights, we have all the ingredients for making sure you have a stress-free wedding.

Our 1-day wedding option provides a more traditional choice of celebrating your wedding in a single day, without compromising the outstanding beauty and impeccable service our venue has to offer.

At Doxford Barns, we can host up to 69 overnight guests in our delightful guest cottages and glamping pods. Each cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room, a wood-burning stove, and much more. Here, your nearest and dearest can enjoy a peaceful stay surrounded by scenic beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Sporting
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Stately Home
Historic
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

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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    Sarah I. Married on 24/10/2021
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    Stressful, uncaring and dirty

    I want to start by saying that I cannot fault the venue itself. It is a beautiful place to get married. However, the staff and the management leave a lot to be desired. We got married here on the 24th of October this year and it was, unfortunately, not the seamless experience you pay for.
    Our ceremony was booked for 3pm and I arrived at the venue at 1 (as instructed) to be greeted by the cleaner still in my room. She was incredibly rude and obviously wasn't expecting me. Once I had put all of my bags down, I said, "I'm sorry, is it okay for me start getting ready?" she responded with, "I was told you weren't getting here until 3 so I don't have time to finish the room. The floor won't get done." The floor was covered in confetti from the wedding the day before and there were still dirty champagne glasses on the table. She replaced them and then left. According to the finance director who I spoke to after the event, this was a misunderstanding and she thought I was talking about all the other cottages not being ready...not specifically the dirty room I was standing in. So, be aware "while we endeavour to have the bridal suite ready as close to 1.00pm as possible, but this can be dependent on several factors i.e. the previous wedding guests departing on time and/or the standard of the room on their departure." So there's no guarantee you will be arriving to a clean room before your ceremony. The shower head was also broken and propped up with a sponge. Also, apparently the fact "someone in the bridal party said it was fine, or words to that effect" is the reason they didn't come back during the ceremony to finish cleaning the room.
    I was told that our wedding coordinator, Jess B, would be straight up to see me when I arrived to check if I needed anything. She eventually came up at after 2pm and I gave her the favours which needed putting out in the hall. After that, neither myself not my fiance could find her anywhere. She then reappeared in my room, 5 minutes before I was due to walk downstairs, asking me for a credit card to take £1000 deposit on for the rooms.
    At 1pm, our florist arrived - they had just come from Charlton Hall where another wedding coordinator had said to them "you're early aren't you? The bride isn't due up there until 3." Luckily, the florist knew what time I was getting there and dropped dropped of bouquet, the buttonholes and the aisle decor. As they couldn't find Jess anywhere, they gave the buttonholes to another member of staff and asked where I was. No one knew where I was as no one had been to see me in the bridal suite. The buttonholes were never given to my fiance and, at some point, they were put in the bin rather than being brought to us later. When I asked Jess about this afterwards, she told me "had the instructions been left clearly for the buttonholes, they would have been given to us. This an issue with your florist not fulfilling their contract." Furthermore, the florist left instructions for our lanterns down the aisle to be repurposed as table decorations. This also wasn't done as no one was around to coordinate this.
    I am left feeling really disappointed with the service we received. It seemed no one was interested in our wedding because we didn't have a large bridal party. I have spoken at length to Jess and the finance director, Mark, who have offered me £50 in return for the button holes they put in the bin. That's it. Unfortunately, that doesn't make up for the series of failures on my wedding day including being left to sleep in a bridal suite full of someone else's confetti.
    Sorry Doxford Barns, but that's just not what you expect from a £6,500 minimum spend.
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    Rossa K. Married on 07/05/2022
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    Amazing Wedding Day

    We had an absolutely amazing wedding day at Doxford Barns. Everyone was super helpful (especially Jess and Sharon), great food, flexibility with specific beers/wines we wanted, fab on-site accommodation, amazing barn for the ceremony. We really couldn’t have asked for anything better. We would highly recommend.
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    Kelly G. Married on 19/08/2021
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    Absolute perfection

    We had our 3 day wedding at Doxford Barns a few days ago, it was truly magical. Every question answered promptly, nothing too much for the team. The surroundings, venue and professionalism made our day seamless!
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    Joanna Married on 29/02/2020
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    Doxford Barns organisation unbeatable!

    Luxury Rustic is how the Best Man summed it up. We had a perfect winter wedding, joyous from start to finish. Superbly orchestrated by Abi at Doxford Barns who kept us on track from the Friday night supper, through the main event to the Sunday brunch seamlessly. Great cottages on site warmed with real fires and an aga and the fire pit and twinkling lights outside the barn were magical. Northumberland we love you, Doxford Barns organisation unbeatable!
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    Oli Married on 28/12/2019
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    We had the most amazing day!

    We had our December wedding reception at Doxford Barns; we had the most amazing day and a large part of that was down to the venue and the incredible staff who work there - I honestly can't praise it and them enough! The service was flawless but still personal, and we heard so many positive comments about the operations staff from our guests on the day. Add to that the incredible food they served us (delicious and very generous portions) and of course, the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. We were very lucky to have Abi as our wedding coordinator, who went above and beyond to ensure that our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. A huge thank you to Abi, Sharon and Lyndsey (who went above and beyond on the day!) and all of the other staff who made us feel special start to finish.
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    Vicky Married on 14/12/2019
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    We had the best time!

    Just a quick email to thank you and the team for doing such a great job hosting our wedding last Saturday. We had the best time and all of our guests were completely in awe of the venue.
    Also Amanda was absolutely fantastic all weekend, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and she was so lovely and friendly and really made us feel so comfortable. We couldn’t have wished for anyone better to have run our day. Please pass this on to her as we are so grateful.
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    Peter Married on 16/11/2019
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    Amazing weekend

    Our daughter Amy and her groom, Chad were married here and what an amazing venue. The cottages were filled with family and guests and they were cosy and comfortable.
    The whole pace looked wonderful and the staff could not have been more helpful, working hard to ensure everyone had a great time. Our family and friends were very impressed with the venue and the chosen menu which was vegetarian, was amazing. Thank you for making their special day a truly memorable experience for Amy, Chad and all their guests.
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    Mr Married on 09/11/2019
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    Can not fault the service!

    We had an amazing time on Saturday and can not fault the service everyone at Doxford Barns provided on our big day.
    We are on honeymoon now but please be assured we will be putting nothing but good things on your social media as the day was fantastic.
    Thank you again for all the work you done and the work your team put in.
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    Grant Married on 26/10/2019
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    So so

    The venue is ok and the accommodation is ok my main bit of advice is to watch how much you are being charged at the bar because despite having a list of the bar prices we were charged nearly treble the price we paid for a drink at 2pm compared with buying the same drink at 8pm at which point the bar staff just created there own price list and then to make things worse a guest that I was with was charged £2 for a slice of lemon for her gin and tonic.
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    Christine Married on 05/10/2019
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    The chef for fixing the damaged cake was amazing.

    To Abi and all of your fantastic team.
    Thank you for making Jen and Luke's day so special!
    The staff were amazing, the food was amazing. The chef for fixing the damaged cake was amazing.
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    Laura Married on 04/10/2019
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    Amazing

    Amazing looking venue with amazing staff that give there all to make the day go smoothly.
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    Gabriella Married on 26/08/2019
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    We literally had the best day of our lives!

    Just wanted to say we literally had the best day of our lives. Everyone was absolutely buzzing about every single part of the wedding so thanks so so much for that. As well Sharon was such an angel on the day ensuring everything ran smoothly. Thankyou so so much for everything!
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    Craig Married on 08/06/2019
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    Everything was seamless

    We booked a 3-day wedding & got married 8th June 2019.
    The cottages were spotless and really well equipped, we had a great time in them on Friday night after decorating the venue.
    We can't fault Abi, Gemma or any of the staff at our wedding - everything was seamless on the day and communication running up to the weekend was brilliant.
    All our guests raved about the food and the venue itself - we have to agree! In the evening when it cleared up our guests loved the outside spaces and the fire pits.
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    Gemma Married on 26/05/2019
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    I would recommend Doxford Barns to any coup

    We got married at Doxford Barns a couple of months ago (only just figured out how to leave a review ??) and we had the most perfect day! I cannot thank the staff enough for all their help both in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself! Everything went so smoothly and I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Big thanks especially to Ellie for answering my endless emails ?? The venue itself is just gorgeous and I still can’t get over how amazing the threshing hall looked as I walked down the aisle. The cottages are so beautiful too and we loved that we could have a three day wedding and extend the experience with our closest family and friends. I would 10000% recommend Doxford Barns to any couple!

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Do you dream of a magical barn wedding that’s bursting with rusti and romantic charm set within the stunning English countryside?

If the answer is yes, we have wonderful offers on the exclusive use of Doxford Barns for any remaining dates up until September 2022.

Contact our team on info@doxfordbarns.com for more information and availability

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Doxford Farm NE675DY Alnwick (Northumberland)

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