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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

Nestled amidst enchanting woodlands and ancient grounds, Shortflatt Tower is a historic country wedding venue in Belsay, Northumberland. Against a backdrop of numerous colours and textures, this idyllic setting provides the ideal stage for capturing a truly magical wedding celebration. The estate offers exclusive access to its antiquated walled gardens and elegant function areas so you can allow your imagination take your wedding to the heights you deserve. The onsite team are dedicated to helping you achieve your most desired vision and surpass all expectations. Every wedding is precious, and Shortflatt Tower has refined its ability to enrich these milestones moments over 750 years.

Facilities and Capacity

Boasting elegance, tranquillity, and lavish comforts, this 13th-century estate personifies fairytale weddings. Situated a short distance from Newcastle International Airport, Shortflatt Tower offers accessible access while feeling delightfully secluded. Driving along the property’s private driveway under the cover of rolling green hills and bewitching woodland, you will feel transported to a time gone by. Far from the din of city life, the team invites you to utilise every inch of their luxury grounds to indulge in your ideal wedding fantasy. Inside and out, the estate has an array of sites to host any informal or formal affair. The signature tower can sit up to 60 guests for an intimate ceremony while their beautiful manicured gardens can comfortably accommodate 130. The venue’s new stand-alone function space is designed to blur the lines between the old-fashioned grounds and your brand new chapter. Composed of glass and natural materials, this unique area is a wonderful option for a refreshing wedding breakfast or evening reception under the stars. Surrounded by a traditional English setting, you can celebrate your one-of-a-kind day with as many as 150 seated guests with the possibility of 250 when the sun goes down.

Services Offered

Every aspect of the Shortflatt Tower experience is about making your special day extraordinary. The property offers a tantalizing array of food and drink packages to appeal to every taste. Options include traditional, contemporary, and street food packages that can be fully tailored to any dietary requirements or international influence. Skilled event coordinators are available to help you with every stage of the wedding day preparations and will happily connect you with an extensive selection of vendors. The tower itself also provides the very best in glamorous accommodation with 14 beautiful bedrooms available as well as their dedicated get-ready suite with exclusive access to the venue’s spa. For more elaborate affairs, the Annex and the Manor House provide a further 15 incredible rooms and ensuites with a dazzling array of beautiful views and indulgent features. The nearby stables and buildings in the curtilage of Shortflatt Tower have also been restored to stunning effect with a mixture of bedrooms that are ideal for family stays.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Libby & Matt
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Shortflatt Tower NE20 0HD Morpeth (Northumberland)
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