Set in the heart of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside, Hallington Mill is a small rural estate with real personality and warmth. Nestled in a secluded setting surrounded by acres of private woodland, streams and open countryside it is full of natural beauty, character, history and charm.
As the proud owners, Elizabeth & Rob, we fell in love with Hallington Mill in 2016 and took on the rejuvenation of the estate as a real-life family adventure - a true labour of love. Offering you the warmest of welcomes, our approach is down-to-earth and genuine, weddings here are an invitation to join this adventure and make it part of your own.
Hallington is situated close to Matfen and Corbridge, Hallington Mill is easily accessed yet tucked away and off the beaten track. A real hidden gem, it offers something unique with a very relaxed feel.
The ideal place for those with an independent flair, a tranquil and secluded valley provides an idyllic setting for a bespoke wedding. A natural canvass upon which to create your own wedding experience, one which we feel should be enjoyed and never rushed. With no timetables, guarenteed exclusivity, and surrounded by just your loved ones. You are free to source your own suppliers for food & drink etc (we are happy to recommend) and create something both unique and personal.
At the heart of the estate, the C16th Mill has been lovingly restored and now blends luxury, design and historic features with a relaxing pragmatism. Offering extreemly spacious accommodation for upto 13 adults plus children, including a large Bridal Suite with dressing table and couches, there is plenty of space to prepare for your big day with parents and the wedding party. There are also several entertaining spaces, a huge country farmhouse kitchen, cinema room and a dinning room which seats 20 - perfect for intimate weddings, pre-wedding dinners and post-wedding breakfasts!
We are also adding a barn to our accomodation which will be ready for our 2022 season. We have one date left in 2022 and some 2023 availability.
Your wedding and memories of its setting will be part of your life’s journey and add to your own adventure. We would love to welcome you here for a visit and a cup of tea, hopefully you will fall in love with Hallington Mill, just as we have.
The house is available for small intimate wedding of up to 20 guests where the Mill Room can be used for dining. With this option there is no need for an outside structure. If your wedding is over this number please enquire about our separate land hire which you can then place a structure upon.
Set your ceremony in the grounds or woodland ceremony area, the choise is yours!
4 Reviews for Hallington Mill
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Beautiful, scenic, organised, helpful, perfect!
Hallington Mill hosted our wedding in early September (2020) and we can’t say thank you enough to Elizabeth and Rob for making our day the most wonderful and special ?
I would also caveat this review with the fact that I am not a reviewer and I write this because of the exceptional experience we have had.
The Mill itself is beautiful. All rooms are large and thoughtfully finished in keeping with the historical building and the communal areas are perfect for big family gatherings and meals. The dining room is particularly stunning and has to be seen in person!! There is a perfectly placed wood burner and the whole house has a cozy feel with multiple rooms all with really lovely views. The outside is equally as striking with a large patio, surrounded by woods and Northumberland countryside. The back garden catches the afternoon and evening sun and is perfect (as we found) for bbqs and sitting with family and friends. There is a children’s play area, which kept our exceptionally active god children (and to be honest most of our wedding party) busy, but it’s off to the side so you can keep the children in eye sight, but it doesn’t spoil the beautiful tumbling view from the patio. If walking is also on your list, Elizabeth and Rob have managed the woods and surrounding fields in such a way so you can ramble around and see the incredible views without having to venture too far. The fields have, again, been thoughtfully cultivated and are full of wild flowers, native plants and bubbling creeks. The area is also on the edge of the national dark sky reserve and the sky is BRIGHT at night. It is honestly a truly stunning place with a relaxing and homely feel.
With the wedding you have sole use of the Mill from the Thursday so plenty of time to prep and set up. We had a lovely pre-wedding family dinner on the Thursday and then the dinning room became our war room on the Friday. There’s so much space we had multiple making and sorting areas and it make for lovely getting ready photos!
Whilst remote, we found Corbridge really easy to get to and there are two restaurants that we found would deliver if you called! All of our guests found the Mill easily and most said the drive there (which is AMAZING!) really set the scene for the wedding and added to the excitement!
In the context of COVID, the Mill was exceptionally clean and there was a sanitising station. They have implemented a number of COVID specific procedures and we felt exceptionally safe the entire time we were there.
We didn’t end up with the wedding we had initially planned (obviously as a result of COVID). For those planning outside of the COVID restrictions, the Mill is a blank canvas. We fell in love with it the second we visited and had planned a festival style wedding with 2 large tipis, 2 open bars and food trucks for 150 people. The Mill has a number of locations for different aspects of the day (woods, wild flower meadows and fields looking out over the countryside) and so you can make the day as bespoke as you like. Prior to COVID, Elizabeth was so helpful in providing recommendations and referrals to local vendors and many of those who we spoke to had been to the Mill to view the same so they knew what we were talking about. Elizabeth made what seemed like a mammoth task, much easier and more fun and her emails checking in and sending updates kept us pepped and going, especially when the pandemic happened and things became more uncertain.
From March to July we were unsure as to whether to proceed with the wedding. We cut down to the allowed 30 people and were considering whether to proceed. Elizabeth was there every step of the way, again not only providing logistical help, talking through our different options (including postponing) and providing recommendations for alternative vendors, but was also being constantly positive whatever the outcome. Amongst near constant doom and gloom she was a needed light.
We ended up going ahead with the wedding and quite frankly it was perfect. We used the back garden and with help from a number of vendors, (Birdcages and Butterflies - decor, Jacob & Tori - catering, Northumbria Classic Cars), we were able to have the perfect wedding. The Mill grounds not only gave a beautiful backdrop but some of our flowers and our table decs (so much ivy) were from the Mill grounds. Elizabeth and Rob were quietly and invisibly on hand throughout the lead up and the day to provide anything we needed and the day went without a hitch!
Again we cannot thank Elizabeth and Rob and the whole Mill team (Linda was also so helpful!) for not only providing such excellent accommodation but also helping to make our wedding day so incredible!!!
We will absolutely can not recommend highly enough!
Troy & Andy x
Sent on 22/09/2020
Becki · Married on 06/10/2018
All involved were totally blown away by the attent
We just can’t say thanks enough for such a special weekend in your absolutely exceptional home. All involved were totally blown away by the attention to detail in a truly spectacular house. Every possible home comfort was provided, and so many thoughtful touches ensured a beautiful trip. Thanks so much again.Sent on 26/02/2019
Will · Married on 22/09/2018
It was nothing short of perfect....
We held our wedding reception in a marquee in the grounds of the Mill in September and we stayed in the Mill itself for a few days before and afterwards. It was nothing short of perfect. The Mill is a beautiful home and the grounds are equally impressive. The house was immaculate and had everything we could’ve wanted; there was even a basket of pastries waiting when we arrived. Elizabeth and Rob are wonderful hosts. Attentive and great company, while allowing you space to feel at home. The Mill has been beautifully refurbished. All of the rooms are perfectly put together, but the dining room really stands out. It’s obvious how much Rob and Elizabeth care about the Mill. We chose to have one of the most special days of our lives at the Mill because, not only is it a truly beautiful, private and unique venue, but also we knew Elizabeth and Rob would care about the day as much as we did. As soon as we can, we’ll find a reason to get back to the Mill.Sent on 26/02/2019
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