My Top Wedding Venues In The North East Of England | Aaron Jeffels Photography

Over the last few years as a wedding photographer, I have travelled around the North East of England and photographed in some genuinely magnificent wedding venues.

When I was thinking about putting this list together as a little helper for couples, I wanted to put together a list not just on popularity but on what I believe makes a venue an excellent wedding venue.

I wanted to build this list not just on popularity but overall quality.

This list is in no particular order.


Wedding Venue – What Makes A Good One?


It’s a tricky question! You shouldn’t just book a venue on its looks. I have been to some beautiful wedding venues in the North East, but little things like service or quality of food let them down and when you are paying good money for your special day, you expect it to be right.

One tip is to ask your wedding photographer what they think of your wedding venue and try to get an honest opinion.

They should be able to tell you if it is suitable for wedding photographs and if not, is there somewhere close to go and get all-important pictures if possible. Try to think about light, the backdrop and what time of year you are getting married. These all play a huge part in wedding photography.

Your wedding photos are the only part of your wedding day that will last, make sure you get them right.

So with all that in mind, here are my top wedding venues in the North East.


Top Wedding Venues In The North East


No 10 Gisborough Hall

Magical Gisborough Hall is the perfect country house setting for your wedding celebrations. Gisborough Hall is a four star country house hotel that combines modern day luxury and traditional features within its ivy clad walls. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors, in Captain Cook country, Gisborough Hall is surrounded by stunning open countryside and not far from the coastal towns of Whitby and Saltburn-by-the-sea.

To book now please call 01287 611500 or e-mail welcome@gisborough-hall.com Whitby Lane, Guisborough TS14 6PT

No 9 Le Petit Chateau

Le Petit Château is a fantastical French-inspired venue that’s bursting to the seams with originality and splendour. This exclusive use venue is so breathtaking, that all you have to do to appreciate it, is visit for yourself and soak up its grandeur

A place of fun and fantasy, love and laughter, Le Petit Château specialises in one of a kind weddings, private parties and corporate events, from the tastefully traditional to the daringly different.

Le Petit Chateau, Jedburgh Road, Otterburn, Northumberland, NE19 1NR

No 8 Rockliffe Hall

Boasting beautiful bedrooms, secluded grounds, award-winning food, a world-class spa, championship 18 hole golf course and sublime service. Rockliffe Hall is a wedding venue like no other. As the only AA-rated 5 red star resort in the north, it is the first choice for couples aspiring to have the ultimate five star wedding.

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU 01325 633191 enquiries@rockliffehall.com

No 7 Beamish Hall

An extraordinary and luxurious Wedding Venue in the North East that captures the true magic of love. If you are looking at where to get married in North East, Beamish Hall is an extraordinary fairytale wedding that captures the true magic of love. Grade II listed Country House in Durham stands proudly amongst 24 acres of picturesque parklands, whilst remaining beautifully secluded within the rolling hills of The Derwent Valley.
+44 (0) 1207 233 733 Beamish, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0YB https://www.beamish-hall.co.uk/

No 6 Healey Barn

Healey Barn is an 18th-century barn set around a courtyard with views overlooking the Northumberland countryside. It boasts a grand hall with a huge fireplace for romantic ceremonies and a more intimate hall for eating.

No 5 Jesmond Dene

Set within the exclusive suburb of Jesmond, minutes away from Newcastle city centre, you get the countryside experience without the travel. A Grade II listed, independently-owned boutique hotel with 40 luxurious bedrooms, surrounded by Jesmond Dene, a woodland valley dotted with waterfalls and rustic bridges.

No 4 Newton Hall

Newton Hall, situated in the stunning county of Northumberland, is the UK’s coolest and quirkiest luxury hotel and wedding venue providing exceptional, one-of-a-kind wedding experiencesunique outdoor weddings and spectacular corporate events.

Phone: 01665 576239 info@newton-hall.com

Newton Hall, Newton by the Sea, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3DZ

No 3 Hardwick Hall

Once an ambling local hostelry with ‘a certain air’ marked by parties, good living, fine ladies and true gentlemen; Hardwick has been transformed into a sumptuously appointed hotel with outstanding facilities. Nestling in the beautiful County Durham countryside with breath-taking views of the Country Park Lake and Serpentine, the hotel provides the perfect venue for your wedding.

Hardwick Hall Hotel Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH Telephone: +44 (0) 1740 620 253 Email: info@hardwickhallhotel.co.uk

No 2 Wynyard Hall Hotel

Wynyard Hall is a truly unique wedding venue. Situated in the North East of England, the Hall boasts a beautiful 12th century Chapel, magnificent State Rooms and luxury accommodation. It is the perfect setting for your special day!

Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, TS22 5NF, United Kingdom. Tel: 01740 644811

No 1 Wylam Brewery

Set in the heart of Newcastle upon tyne this is truly a magnificent wedding venue. The Palace of Arts is an idyllic location for wedding celebrations. Set in the stunning surrounds of Exhibition Park close to the City Centre. Our experienced planning team are available to help cater for your every need.

Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 4PZ

The North East is blessed with some amazing wedding venues. These are just some of my favourites but there are a lot more that could be added to this list. If you know any that I haven’t mentioned then please leave a comment below. If you are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your special day then click the link below to view my portfolio.