Doxford Barns

(33 reviews) 33 4.91
Doxford Farm Chathill Alnwick Northumberland NE675DY
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About Doxford Barns

Doxford Farm, Chathill, Alnwick
Northumberland, NE675DY

Welcome to Doxford Barns, a truly unique barn-wedding venue. Situated on a 550-acre private country estate in the heart of Northumberland and surrounded by picturesque, unspoiled countryside, our stunning venue offers complete exclusivity to you and your guests.

We stray away from the 'norm' at Doxford Barns, offering both one-day and three-day wedding options. Our three-day wedding package provides you with an extended wedding celebration. This gives you the chance to relax and fully immerse yourself in the idyllic Northumberland countryside and the option for you and up to 41 guests to stay in our on-site cottage accommodation for two nights, with a full culinary experience.

Our one-day wedding option gives you a more traditional choice of celebrating your wedding in a single day, for which Doxford Barns will be exclusive to you and your guests, along with the option of an overnight stay in our cottage accommodation.

Our specialism lies in creating wedding experiences that are completely bespoke to you. We are focused on providing a blank canvas to help you tailor and create a personal wedding experience, which accomplishes all you need and want.

Doxford Barns is characterised by grade II listed, 18th century stone and oak barns, and complemented by modern architecture. The Threshing Hall is filled with original features and festoon lighting, to create a romantic setting for ceremonies of up to 160 guests. Your guests will be in awe when they walk into the Great Barn, which is cocooned around a spectacular oak frame. The vast windows overlook the rolling countryside, creating a stunning backdrop for your wedding breakfast. The capacity of the Great Barn is 180 day guests and 250 evening guests.

• 3 or 1 day exclusive barn wedding venue situated amidst unspoilt countryside in the heart of coastal Northumberland. • Beautiful Oak Barn seating up to 180 guests with 250 evening guests with further barns for a small ceremony. • Seven cosy self-catering cottages a stones throw from the venue sleeping up to 41 people. • Award Winning In house catering team with 2am alcohol and entertainment licence. • Spectacular 3 acre lake and Farmhouse Lawns for spectacular photographs. • Beautifully appointed Bridal Suite included with our spectacular venue.

Facilities at Doxford Barns

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Doxford Barns Reviews (33)

Amazing weekend
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By Peter and Sonia Rodgers, on 18 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Nov 2019

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.

So so
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By Grant Bowater, on 13 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2019

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.

A Magical Experience
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By David and Kate Greenwood, on 26 Feb 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2019

We knew that we wanted to get married in a rustic, rural setting, and after looking online we thought Doxford Barns would be perfect, We went for a viewing, and were delighted to discover that the venue looked exactly as good in real life, so we decided on a date and made a booking. The staff at Doxford barns - especially Claire, our wedding coordinator - were very helpful in the lead up to the wedding. They accommodated all of our requests as fully as possible, kept us informed, and allowed us to make last minute changes to the guest list. A particular highlight was our menu tasting, which left us both extremely full and very confident that our guests would be blown away. When the wedding itself came around, the service we received from Doxford Barns stepped up. There was always somewhere there to help us, but they also gave us the space to make the whole event our own, Everything ran so smoothly on the day, and that's all thanks to how well organised they are. The venue was just as lovely as when we first viewed it (lovelier, in fact, thanks to the addition of a light tree in the Threshing Hall), and the whole event was so easy for us. Having the cottages on site was also really great, as it meant we could spend more time with a lot of our closest friends. A final brilliant surprise was that when we woke up the day after the wedding, all of our decorations had been carefully tidied away and easy for us to load up, making our departure very smooth. We are not planning to get married again, but if we did, we'd come back and do it all the same!

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By Sally & James, on 15 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Feb 2019

The best day EVER!!! The venue is amazing !!!! It snowed and it was touch and go whether everyone would make it!! 7am the farmer was out clearing all the road so every guest made it!!!! The staff couldn’t do enough for us!!! Gemma Claudia and Sharon made sure no one wanted for anything xx nothing was too much trouble!! Claire was my wedding coordinator and honestly I couldn’t have done it without her she made sure everything was thought of and sorted she’s a brilliant addition to the team !!! I can’t recommend this venue enough thank you so much for everything!! You made our wedding one of the best days ever!! ???????? Love sally and James xx

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By Faye Jenkinson, on 15 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2018

I was delighted to be part of the bridal party of Laura and David jarwick on 3.11.18, we had the weekend booked in at doxford barns from Friday to Sunday and I have to say it was the most special, romantic, beautiful place I've ever been to. The whole weekend was one to remember and made ever so special by the staff . Gemma especially is a wonderful lady ,nothing was too much hastle for her. The food was outstanding, I have honestly never had such nice meals. I will 110% be telling friends and family about this amazing place.

I only wish we could do it all again
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By Mr & Mrs Stanley, on 17 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2018

We first visited Doxford Barns in 2017 as a potential wedding venue and were blown away. It was quite apparent that no matter where we visited next it wasn’t going to compare. The Threshing Hall is amazing for the ceremony, and the remainder of the venue perfect for hosting the reception and evening festivities. We loved the fact the whole place was ours for 3 days, and we were left to our own devices to dress the venue as we wanted, with the staff on hand to help out if needed. The food from start to finish was exceptional, and all of our guests commented on how amazing it was. Hat’s off to the chef! ??????? We want to pass on a special thanks to Gemma and Ellie who greeted us on arrival and were proper die-hards over the course of the weekend. Nothing was a bother and everything we’d planned with them went flawlessly. One of the big things for us was being able to have our beloved fur baby with us for the weekend, and he was made to feel just as welcome as we were. I only wish we could do it all again! Thanks so much for having us!

Just wow!
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By Chloe Maguire, on 26 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

Just wow! from the moment I visited there on a open day, the threshing hall took my breath away and the great barn so beautifully rustic. I knew it was the perfect venue for our big day. The fact you get the whole place for the weekend really made it for us. Arrival on the Friday we were met by the most friendly/relaxed and informative team members David, Gemma and Gina! who instantly made us and the bridal party feel welcome and at home. We were left to decorate and make the space personal and our own, however you want it. Obviously on hand when needed. communication on the Friday and on the day was 'flawless' and the service from the staff were first class as was the food. Myself and guest had a fab day which we will never forget. shout out to the die hard's Gemma and David who were there with us the whole weekend and worked there socks off whist having fun and making memories with us at the same time. true customer service right there. You guys rock!! Thank you!

Ben and I got married at Doxford Barns on 01.08.18
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By Charlotte Blundell, on 26 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2018

Being able to stay there the night before really makes the whole experience that little bit more personal and family orientated. We arrived to the venue and straight away Gemma was there to help, asking if I needed anything. Once I was in the Barn I had the wonderful Emily on hand to help me with setting it up. Between Gemma, Emily and I we got people in the right places so the food service the next day would run smoothly. Both of the girls were awesome the day before, without them I would have felt even more stressed. I used to work with Gemma when I was in school and on the morning of my wedding to find out she was going to be running the day made me feel relaxed as I knew she would do everything in her power to make the day run smoothly. Any question I had she would have an answer to and if I needed anything she would sort it there and then. Throughout the meal Nick was so attentive and made sure Ben and I had drinks, checked the food was ok and always served us with a smile. He is a true gentleman. Overall the whole experience was what I imagined and more, everybody loved the food, they loved the venue and that’s all I could ever ask for. The staff helped me out over the days I was there and made us both feel so special. I can’t thank Gemma enough for running the day and the rest of her team that she had working with her. She is one hell of a woman. Thank you so much xxx

An absolutely phenomenal wedding venue in every wa
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By Charlotte Cumiskey, on 17 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2018

We got married in July and the venue is stunning, however what made it truly memorable were the amazing staff at Doxford barns. they could not have done enough to help us and make us feel welcome, even changing the food choices for one guest on the morning of the wedding due to changes in dietary requirements. the chef on the day spoke to our guest on the phone to ask what she liked and what she could eat and created dishes especially. completely outstanding and personal treatment. Can't recommend enough!

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By Scott Gardiner, on 17 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

We got married here in March. We attended Doxford Barns almost 2 years ago when were looking to plan our wedding. After looking around for 15 minutes and meeting some of the people our minds and hearts were set. The communication throughout booking and leading up to the wedding was fast and efficient. The planning meetings and any random requests we had were easily accommodated. We were extremely fortunate with the weather and were able to go to the lake for some stunning photos. Tom drove us and his son drove our photographers. When we got back as it was planning season we also had some photos taken with the lambs too. I cannot praise everyone who works at this venue enough. From booking and planning to being there for us on the day. Any request was no big deal as they bent over backwards to ensure our wedding was the best day it could be. It's a well oiled machine full of genuinely friendly people. The food was stunning and fresh, you can tell it's all locally sourced. A massive thank you from us for making our wedding so memorable and beautiful. Lots of love Scott and Zoe

Perfect for us
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By Jan and Niomi Ohl, on 08 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2017

Our wedding last weekend was amazing from start to finish. This has to be the most beautiful venue to get married. The staff are amazing. When my husband joked about wanting to enter through the roof the manager said 'we could have arranged that' and I know they would have made it possible if we wanted it! They allowed us to do what we want to make this wedding perfect for us, including letting us set up a sofa area in the fields which was a hit with our guests. The food was to die for, courtesy of the brilliant John Blackmore, I have been begging friends to get married here just so I can eat it all again. Portion sizes were huge! Didn't expect half the amount on our plates. And not forgetting a HUGEEE Thank you to Jess, keeping us organised and dealing with a few to many emails from myself and not very sociable hours. It was never an issue and we always received answers and emails back the following day! Thanks again for making our day so special.

Fabulous venue and staff
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By Mary Gullon, on 30 May 2017Date of Wedding - 25 May 2017

I would just like to thank everyone at Doxford Barns for making the day so special for everyone. This venue and the staff are fabulous and Heather and Ian could not have picked a better venue for their wedding. If you book with them make sure you book the cottages they are absolutely beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The shared area at the rear of the cottages is such a plus also. We were all able to get together over the three days and relax and enjoy our stay. Big shout out to David and Gemma who could not have been more welcoming. Also Jess, John, Paula and Charlie (sorry I didn't catch all of your names) What a place, what a team x

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