Wedding venues in the North East

Choosing your ideal North East wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in the North East covering Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Tyneside and Northumberland including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Take a look at North East wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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Heather Glen Country House

Heather Glen Country House

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Under the supervisory eye of Judith Smith, the Heather Glen has built a reputation as a leading wedding venue on the edge of the Lake District in the beautiful Middle Eden/Pennines End area of Cumbria..

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Okana Newcastle

Okana Newcastle

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Okana is the perfect place to say “I do”. The picturesque venue in the heart of Newcastle with plenty of character hosts an entire upstairs with the capability of being kitted out exactly to your liking. With our grand staircase for that perfect photo opportunity, to a private bar for you and your guests, get in touch today to find out more!

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The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

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What could be better than getting married in the building that was created by love? The Bowes Museum is a breathtakingly stunning grade 1 listed French chateau style building, founded by John and Josephine Bowes who adored each other and who were passionate about collecting art and they wanted to share that with the people of the area they loved in the picturesque Teesdale market town of Barnard Castle.

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Discover why Newcastle Castle is the perfect wedding venue

Discover why Newcastle Castle is the perfect wedding venue

Located in the heart of the city, Newcastle Castle is one of the UK'sfinest surviving examples of a Norman stone keep. Built in 1178, thesandstone building has been well maintained by staff over the centuries; its crenulations, turrets and Victorian additions provide evidence of the buildings original use. All rooms in Newcastle Castle are special in terms of their architectural features, atmosphere and historical connections. The venue offers exclusive hire packages and the hardworking team will be there every step of the way to help couples create their dream day. The Black Gate is home to both ceremony rooms at the venue; the Harbottle Suite has many 17th-century features and can accommodate 50 loved ones, while The Museum Room is perfect for intimate nuptials with 30 guests.... read more

Posted: 26 October 2021

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

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Posted: 7 October 2021

Discover a tropical oasis in Sunderland

Discover a tropical oasis in Sunderland

Break free from the city with The Palm, a palm tree-filled tropical hotspot that's perfect for weddings. The venue's beautiful mix 'n' match choice of ceremony and reception spaces encompasses: five ceremony areas, four funky wedding breakfast set-ups and three evening reception spaces – the opportunities are endless. The brightly lit premises will wow guests with its dramatic palm tree-lined paths, huge torch flames and large archways. Ceremonies take place in multiple spaces; The Pineapple Cove is a shipwrecked tropical beach for 60 loved ones, while The Tropicuba is full of carnival décor inspired by the coloured streets of Havana for 110 nearest and dearest.... read more

Posted: 17 August 2021

Check this beautiful venue in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside

Check this beautiful venue in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside

Nestled in Northumbria, Northside Farm offers exclusive use for up to three nights to give couples a relaxed experience and more time to spend with friends and family. Ceremonies can occur outside on the lawn, inside the barn or in the newly converted gin gang room, while receptions take place in the barn with a capacity for 150 seated guests. There's even room outside for marquees if desired and the venue has a 'no restriction' policy (as long as it is legal) for activities such as fireworks.... read more

Posted: 10 August 2021

Northside Farm is the perfect wedding venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Northside Farm is the perfect wedding venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Nestled in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, Northside Farm offers exclusive use for up to three nights to give couples a relaxed experience and more time to spend with friends and family. Ceremonies can occur outside on the lawn, inside the barn or in the newly converted gin gang room, while receptions take place in the barn with a capacity for 150 seated guests. There's even room outside for marquees if desired and the venue has a 'no restriction' policy (as long as it is legal) for activities such as fireworks. Outside, guests can find manicured lawns where drink receptions or garden games take place in the summer and a part-covered comfortable courtyard at the rear with a firepit for toasting marshmallows or having a barbecue buffet. Keep little ones entertained in the children's park, which features a zip wire and fun activities.... read more

Posted: 3 August 2021

The Barn on The Bay is our wedding venue of the week

The Barn on The Bay is our wedding venue of the week

Located in Northumberland overlooking the beautiful Druridge Bay, The Barn on The Bay is a farm venue with stunning wedding spaces. Couples have the option of three ceremony areas including the beachside location situated in the dunes and overlooking the sea, the paddock or The Cowshed wedding barn that can also be used as a reception space. Guests are always surprised when they enter what looks like a farm building to find a wedding area enhanced by chandeliers, festoon lighting, rustic furniture and agricultural accents like the milk churns and tractor seat stools. The space carries on around to the newly reimagined bar area with leather seating and reclaimed furniture leading to a vintage horse box cocktail bar. The barn is ideal for large receptions with 200 people, and there's room for additional evening guests, while the smaller Stone Barn is perfect for intimate celebrations.... read more

Posted: 26 July 2021

Hexham House Register Office is now offering accommodation

Hexham House Register Office is now offering accommodation

Hexham House Register Office is an 18th-century wedding venue that's now offering five-star accommodation. The Grade II listed property has been lovingly restored and now includes seven luxury apartments. Couples can utilise the suites for pre-wedding preparations and the wedding night. Apartments can be booked through the venue's new partner Wooden Star Cottages and the team can answer any queries or deal with special requests. To celebrate this collaboration, Wooden Star Cottages is offering couples saying 'I do' in Hexham House a discounted stay for them and all guests.... read more

Posted: 8 July 2021

Check out this Northumberland wedding venue

Check out this Northumberland wedding venue

Situated in Northumberland, Ellingham Hall offers a two-night wedding experience with period charm interwoven with modern-day luxury. The venue is the perfect choice for a wow-factor wedding with high ceilings, an underground games room, architectural features and a showstopping staircase. The 18th-century stately home features a stone exterior with climbing ivy that's picture-perfect all year round. There's plenty of outdoor space showcasing what the countryside has to offer: luscious lawns, peaceful streams, mini waterfalls and enchanted woodlands. You can even exchange vows on the manicured private lawns, in front of the hall or one of the grand oak trees – the choices are endless! If couples are after an indoor wedding, The Ceremony Room is the perfect option. The traditional garden room boasts the most incredible hand-carved, dramatic fireplace.... read more

Posted: 5 July 2021

Win an overnight stay with Mercure

Win an overnight stay with Mercure

Whether you're planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary or simply need a night away, this staycation prize is a welcome getaway treat courtesy of Interstate Hotels & Resorts.At one of the most sought-after Mercure wedding venues in the UK, the lucky winner and their guest will stay in the best room in the house, the Wedding Suite, with dinner and breakfast at the hotel of their choice.The Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel is one of the most desirable wedding venues Yorkshire has to offer, set in the picturesque Golden Acres Park with formal gardens and a picturesque gazebo for dreamy outdoor weddings. While, The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is a tranquil four-star hotel set amongst two acres of landscaped gardens with a backdrop of beautiful rolling Cheshire countryside and Welsh mountains providing an idyllic setting for any wedding. Or, why not check out Cotswold's Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel for character and setting? This four-star Georgian country house boasts 12 acres of its own park and woodland providing the perfect Gloucestershire backdrop for a truly scenic wedding.... read more

Posted: 29 June 2021

Government changes outdoor wedding restrictions

Government changes outdoor wedding restrictions

One thing the pandemic has highlighted is the archaic wedding laws couples are still governed by; and although this was due to be revised in government in the next year or two, MPs have decided to bring forward a change in outdoor weddings. From 1st July to 30th April 2022, couples can tie the knot outside without the restrictions of it having to take place under a permanent licensed structure, ie, a gazebo or pagoda. This is a much needed boost for wedding venues with booking in the next nine months and are having to adhere to social distancing requirements and outdoor weddings being preferable.... read more

Posted: 21 June 2021