Healey Barn now has luxurious accommodation for up to 34 guests in the recently renovated Healey Hall.
Located in the tranquil countryside near Corbridge in the Tyne Valley, Healey Barn offers beautiful, open views south across the surrounding landscape. Yet despite its rural location, the barn is less than 20 miles from the center of Newcastle.
The Healey Barn buildings were converted by Cripps & Co in 2015 to create a luxury wedding venue. Retaining the charm and history of the original building, the barn works as well in the summer, with doors opening out onto a sunny courtyard, as it does in winter, with a large stone fireplace and underfloor heating.
Lit by over 100 flickering candles and the canopy of fairy lights woven into its oak ceiling, the Long Barn is the ideal setting for a ceremony. The barn can be transformed into a drinks reception and dance floor after the ceremony. Underfloor heating and a roaring fire at one end means the barn is comfortable all year round. The Long Barn can accommodate 140 guests for a ceremony and up to 200 evening guests for drinks and dancing.
With sweeping views over the Northumbrian landscape on one side and out into the courtyard, with its glow of twinkling lights, fire pits and lanterns, on the other, the Oak Room can accommodate 140 guests seated to dine.
Sheltered from the wind by barn buildings on all sides, our sun-filled courtyard provides a large additional space for post-ceremony drinks and an excellent location for wedding photographs. The courtyard is transformed at night with lanterns, fire pits, and fairy-lit trees.
Our wedding feasts receive as many compliments as the barn itself. We buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously. Food is flame-cooked from fresh ingredients on a huge BBQ and French rotisseries in full view of our guests. Menus are designed collaboratively with our in-house chefs.
The wedding team at Healey Barn are on hand to help organise everything from the big ideas to the last minute details.
101 Reviews for Healey Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Tris D. · Married on 28/06/2021
Stunning venue, great food and strong communication
Our viewing was very professional and the staff were professional. Compared to the other venues we visited it was miles ahead. We booked and paid a £2000 deposit to secure the venue. This was pretty seamless.
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 ZaraSent on 08/07/2021
Healey Barn's reply:Hi Tris & Zara,
Katie M. · Married on 24/05/2021
We were married at Healey Barn on the 24th May 2021 after 2 postponements due to the pandemic. All through the pandemic they kept in touch with us and were so accommodating to the ever changing restrictions. And on the day they made us and ours guests feel very safe.Sent on 12/06/2021
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
Suzanne B. · Married on 08/07/2021
From start to finish Healey Barn have been fantastic, in difficult circumstances too. The venue itself is beautiful with many of our guests saying it is the best venue they have been to. It feels like you’ve escaped to the south of France! The food is beyond incredible, I don’t think I can describe it well enough. Everything was delicious with all of our guests commenting on how good it was and not a sad chicken dinner in sight. Healey were super flexible allowing us to have the day we wanted in the way we wanted but having some great suggestions themselves. Their communication was brilliant from the first time we enquired through to after our day. Their online system allows you to see everything in one place and message any time of the day or night when something pops into your head. On the day they looked after us constantly, in a way that meant we barely noticed they were there but we never noticed they weren’t. I cannot recommend Healey Barn enough.Sent on 13/07/2021