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Last update: September 2023
Healey Barn is a countryside wedding venue near Corbridge in Northumberland. Situated in the Tyne Valley, this charming countryside escape offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. It is also less than 20 miles from the centre of Newcastle, so it is rural without being inconveniently remote.
Facilities and Capacity
Healey Barn accommodates 140 ceremony guests and up to 200 evening guests and provides the perfect romantic setting, whatever the season. The barn doors open onto a sunny courtyard, so you and your guests can make the most of the warm summer weather. A large stone fireplace and underfloor heating keep the barn warm and cosy all winter. More than 100 flickering candles illuminate the Long Barn. The canopy of fairy lights woven into its oak ceiling create the perfect ambience for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception. With its twinkling lights and sweeping views of the Northumbrian landscape, the Oak Room is the ideal setting for a delicious and memorable wedding feast. The sheltered courtyard provides additional space for post-ceremony drinks and wedding photos. Luxurious overnight accommodation for up to 34 guests is available in Healey Hall.
The experienced and talented team at Healey Barn will help you plan every aspect of your celebration, from the big ideas to the small, last-minute details. The venue is also renowned for the food quality it serves, and the in-house culinary team will collaborate with you to design the perfect menu for your wedding celebration. They buy fresh ingredients and cook over open flames. Portions are generous, and the quality is second to none.
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Best day ever
Best day for a wedding!
From booking the wedding to the day itself the healey barn team have been amazing!
No question or query was too much, if we needed to know anything or even some extras this was not any trouble what so ever!
When we first saw the venue we absolutely loved it and even more so on the day.
I also want to pass on a massive thanks to everyone who worked our day, the staff were amazing and very attentive and friendly. The food was extremely tasty! Please pass our thanks to the chef. Our guests didn’t stop commenting on how beautiful the venue was and how looked after they were! A special thank you to Jack, Leanne and Charlotte for all your help!! Again thank you so much for the best day! Mr and Mrs Heslop.
We had great communication all the way up until the day. Our guests loved the Barn and so many said the food was the best they had ever had at a Wedding or just ever! Everything was so smooth which made for a very stress free day. They truly know how to run a perfect event. We could not recommend them more.
The Best Wedding we could have ever asked for!
The day of the wedding was absolutely perfect! Everyone commented on how lovely and helpful the staff were, and how amazing the food was (honestly best steak i've had in my life, i'm gutted we cant go back and eat there all the time!) and how gorgeous the venue was. Its private so you're not risking running into another bride or having random people pass through your wedding, which i've seen lots of times at hotel type venues. It's also great if you're having children at the wedding, as they had the freedom to run around without the worry of losing them!
Since the wedding i've had people recommending the venue to their family members and I was even told that one guest had said if they had known about Healey Barn before, they would have got married here rather than their venue - Rockcliffe Hall!!
Can't recommend the venue enough, they made our dreams come true and it truly was the best day of our lives!
Beautiful venue, excellent staff and service, delicious food: an incredible day!
On the day of the wedding, the staff were amazing and helped us through any problems that arose seamlessly, resulting in a smooth and stressfree day for us both. The food was fantastic (we had four canapes, BBQ rump of beef and brownies with cream, then pizzas on the evening) and all of ou guests were very complimentary. The barn was a beautiful place to get married and has resulted in some stunning photographs and we couldn't be happier.
Overall, this place is incredible and we couldn't recommend it enough for a stunning, relaxed and magical wedding day!
An perfect day from planning to execution
Firstly, what a stunning place. From the moment we visited way back in 2018 we knew it was the one for us. We were originally due to be married in 2020 and all through the Covid rearrangements the team at Healey could not have been more helpful and supportive.
The day itself was perfect in everyway. As we were two brides we wanted to remain hidden from each other and the Healey team made sure that happened. Nothing was too much trouble.
Special shoutout to Connor and Charlotte, who managed the day for us, but the whole team were nothing short of excellent.
The food was incredible. We had canapes - the top rump burgers and the cod goujons were incredible!
Then the main - BBQ board, chicken, lamb chops, chorizo and the biggest pork ribs you've ever seen. A few of our guests were skeptical about the feast style serving in advance of the day but in practice it's great. A much more social experience and it means you can have as much or as little as you like!! We've had so many compliments from guests that the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding.
We had the chocolate fondant for dessert which again came served in big bowls to help yourselves - it was delicious!
The layout of the venue is perfect if you've got kids who want to run free - we had a few between the ages of 4 and 10 who spent most of the meal sprinting around the courtyard which meant their parents could relax and enjoy themselves. It's all contained so you know they aren't going anywhere or disturbing anyone.
The barn is great for dancing and the bar area or outdoors for socialising.
Evening meal we had pizza - they were brilliant! And boxes were provided so most of our guests ended up taking some home to sober up with!!
We used Healey Flowers as florists, Harriet and her team were brill. If you've got the budget for it I'd definitely recommend the flower balls, they make such a difference to the space and Harriet came by the next day and all of the stems for us to keep.
I could write for days about how excellent Healey Barn is as a venue and the team as a whole too.
10/10 Would Recommend.
A beautiful venue with brilliant staff
The Healey Barn staff have been amazing from start to finish, especially during the Covid pandemic. Everything we asked for and discussed with the staff was perfectly provided on both occasions - the small details which meant a lot to us were perfectly prepared by the staff on the day.
The food served is some of the best we’ve ever had and several guests commented on how good it was! We had the pizzas on the evening and these were fantastic too.
Our day to day contacts Jack & Leanne have been particularly helpful and have made the whole process easy & enjoyable! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone!
Stunning venue, great food and strong communication
We booked with Healey pre Covid and needed to change our dates from September 2020. This change was well managed, we were given a selection of different dates and selected.
Moving up to the date there was regular communication via the online portal and they did offer some good advice moving up to the day.
Charlotte looked after us on the day and things could not have gone smoother. There was a professional yet relaxed atmosphere. There was a smooth transition between Charlotte leaving and Jack taking over. The courtyard was stunning for all of the guests, as was the front lawn and the dining room. There was a dressing room for the bride, groom and family which is a nice touch. The British feast was fab, the standard of the food was great throughout and this was the feedback from all guests too. The photographs you get from the day are amazing and there are a few great locations for photos around the estate.
Feedback (we had a great day and would 100% book over again) below are the thing that we feel could help refine the guest experience;
- make the staffing charge clearer at the bottom of the invoice. This was not mentioned at first and was a bit of a shock when we did see it at the bottom of the invoice. Maybe price it into the venue hire?
- provide an iPad/ pod for the music. On the day we needed to worry about the adapter and whether I would get a call when Zara was walking down the aisle. It would be one less thing to worry about.
- we had loads of pizza. The servers put the pizza on empty tables at times? Maybe go and ask the guests if they wanted one each and what type? I had to move them myself a few times.
- when serving the British feats explain to the guests what is on the table and explain that this is to be plated yourself. Some guests waited a while before they tucked in!
- 21 days is far too long to hold the bond for after the day. This should be refunded after the facility check the next day? Cash transfer can be instant and this would leave a good impression at the end of the day.
- although 2 draft beers were on the list the servers only offered Peroni and not the Kozel? Peroni is a lovely beer but not a session beer. A 4% beer should be offered as it’s a long day!
Thank you Healey for the best day I have had. The venue is genuinely stunning and the staff are great. You would not regret booking here.
Tris and Zara
We originally booked Healey Barn in 2018 for our original date in 2020 and they were a pleasure to deal from the start.
Healey Barn was the first venue we visited and we fell in love immediately. We felt the venue was perfect as is and didn't require decoration. After we finished our viewing as soon as we got home we booked it and we're so glad we did!
Right from start all staff members we spoke with were so helpful in helping planning our day and we cannot fault the way they have dealt with the pandemic. We feel so lucky to have had such a great quality of customer service and couldn't recommend them more.
In the run up to our day and all throughout everyone was so helpful and kept the day running very smoothly.
The atmosphere in the barn and surrounding area is stunning and so many lovely photo opportunities!
The food was a massive added bonus, we fell in love with the menu, but unfortunately never got a chance to go to one of their feast nights so we felt we took a gamble with the menu but it definitely paid off - all our guests commented how amazing the food tasted which we were really pleased with!
We honestly can't thank Healey Barn enough for making our special that little bit more special and would 100% recommend this venue to anyone looking at getting married.
We hope we get the change to go back there one day!
Hamish & Katie
Outstanding venue and staff
The food was outstanding, both times! We didn’t think it could get better the second time but wow we were wrong! Very talented chefs.
The perfect day
We cannot praise the team highly enough. Charlotte and Leanne looked after us from the day we first visited and they were always warm, friendly and helpful. They answered any questions we had (and we had a lot!). We had multiple date changes during the pandemic and, even though they were extremely busy, they completely put our minds at ease. We didn’t have to worry about anything on the wedding day itself. Everything was handled by the team so we were able to completely relax and enjoy our day. We can’t thank them enough.
The food. Wow. The food is genuinely phenomenal. It was a real talking point on the day among our guests who said that not only was it the best wedding meal they ever had, but some of the best food they had ever had - and we agree! The canapés were absolutely delicious and a great start for what was to come. The main meal was fresh, hot, and all tables were served at the same time. The food was delicious, so much so that we have booked to go to one of the feast nights later this year to experience it all again!
We had to delay our wedding four times due to COVID and when the day finally came, we could not have asked for a more perfect day. Healey Barn is a magical place to get married and we were so lucky to have our wedding there. The setting, staff and food are what really set it apart from other venues. Healey Barn will always hold a special place in our hearts.
A heavenly day at Healey
My husband and I recently had the pleasure of celebrating our special day at Healey Barn in Northumberland, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. From start to finish, our experience was nothing short of exceptional.
First and foremost, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our coordinator, Jack R. His attention to detail and unwavering support throughout the planning process and on the day itself made all the difference. Jack's professionalism and warm demeanor put us at ease, and he truly went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly.
One of the standout features of our wedding at Healey Barn was the exceptional full vegan menu they provided. We were thrilled to find a venue that not only accommodated our dietary preferences but exceeded our expectations with a menu that was creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. Our guests, both vegan and non-vegan alike, raved about the food, and it added an extra layer of uniqueness to our celebration.
The barn itself is a breathtaking backdrop for any wedding. Its rustic charm, stunning architecture, and picturesque surroundings create a romantic atmosphere that is truly one-of-a-kind. The team at Healey Barn ensured that every detail was perfect, from the elegant decorations to the cozy ambiance created by the warm lighting.
In addition to the venue itself, the staff at Healey Barn were friendly, attentive, and professional. They anticipated our needs and made sure our guests felt comfortable and well taken care of throughout the day.
In summary, our wedding at Healey Barn was a dream come true, thanks in no small part to the incredible team behind it all.
Our dream wedding
Helpful and supportive staff
Our dream venue
All staff are very kind, helpful and attentive. On the day they weren’t in your face all day and gave us space but at the same time we knew exactly where to go if we needed to ask a question etc. A brilliant, hard working team.
Venue itself is just stunning, and even more stunning on the day when you have your flowers and personal touches there.
Lovely outside areas too for guests to enjoy and for photos.
Food was delicious, lots of guests commenting how lovely it was.
Lots of guests commented it was the nicest wedding venue they’d been to.
Don’t hesitate to go and check it out! Very reasonably priced too.
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