One of the very first decisions you have to make when you’re newly engaged is just where you want to get married – and unfortunately, this is actually a very difficult decision to make because there are just so many different venues to choose from. Here are five of our favourite venues in the north-east that might tickle your pickle.
This is a beautifully restored series of stonewall buildings that can be found in the stunning Tyne Valley countryside. There are rustic chandeliers, stone fireplaces, oak beam roofs… you couldn’t ask for a more romantic setting to get hitched in, quite honestly. There’s space for 200 evening guests, a courtyard for pre-wedding drinks and seating for 140 people for your wedding reception.
Make your way to Otterburn in Northumberland for a wedding venue with a difference. The French country manor hotel and mansion is beautiful (make sure you check out the impressive marble fireplace) and it’s in some stunning countryside that would be perfect for your wedding photos. There’s a main terrace with lots of palm trees and a fountain, and a ballroom with period chairs and long tables – perfect for your wedding breakfast.
In Tynemouth, you’ll find the Montagu Park Hotel – a wonderful choice for any happy couple who can’t imagine anything other than a seafront wedding. You’re nestled between the beautiful villages of Cullercoats and Tynemouth, and if you’re planning a huge wedding (with, say, 2,000 guests) then it would be a brilliant choice since it’s one of the biggest venues in the north-east. There’s also plenty of rooms for your guests so it couldn’t be easier to accommodate everyone.
Is there anything more romantic than getting hitched on the oldest ship afloat in the UK? Probably not! The HMS Trincomalee was built in Bombay for the Admiralty back in 1817 and is perhaps the best option for anyone looking for something a little different for their wedding day. The ship has been restored and now has a licence for civil marriages and red carpet weddings. You can even say your vows in the Captain’s Cabin! Shiver me timbers!
Getting married in a fairytale castle is certainly something most people have dreamed about and now you can turn your dreams into a reality if you pick Lindisfarne Castle as your wedding venue. It’s sat up high on a beautiful rocky island crag and overlooks the village of Holy Island, which is actually cut off from the mainland twice each day. It would perhaps be a better choice for more intimate weddings and bear in mind that it doesn’t offer facilities for wedding receptions, but there are lots of venues nearby that you could choose for this part of your special day instead.
If none of these appeal and you have the outside space, why don’t you consider hiring an inflatable cube marquee for your wedding instead? Call us here at Waterland Event Hire to find out more.