Expert advice about guest accommodation

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Escape to the country

Escape to the country

Q. A lot of our guests are travelling from further afield, so we want a venue that offers more than just a hotel room. What should we be looking for in the Northumberland area?

A. Rachel Barlow says: Rachel says: We'd always recommend looking at venues that offer more than just one night and more of an experience. A number of venues in Northumberland, including Ellingham Hall, offer two-night wedding experiences.

We often find that when couples have guests who make the effort to come to the wedding, a one-day event with a quick stay-over can be quite exhausting. You want your friends and family to enjoy their time as much as you do, so make sure you do some proper research.

Many venues will include catering the night before for all guests, as well as breakfasts both mornings, meaning you and all your guests can be fully relaxed and enjoy the occasion without worrying or feeling rushed. Here at Ellingham Hall, we also offer luxury self-catering cottages to guests. Sleeping up to four or six people for two nights, this is a great option for families or groups of friends who want to be close to the action but also have their own space to escape.

Rachel Barlow