Everyone loves a wedding and there are some amazing spaces and places throughout the North of England where you can tie the knot in style. We decided we would create a series to showcase some of the most romantic and lavish Northern wedding venues we could find.
Northern Wedding Venues Showcase Part One
Ripley Castle, Ripley, North Yorkshire
Believe it or not Ripley Castle situated in the North Yorkshire village of Ripley is classed as a ‘house’ albeit a ‘country house’. It is 14th century and Grade 1 listed. I’ve visited both Ripley and the Castle on more than one occasion and can truly say that it’s one of the prettiest places I’ve ever seen so for a wedding it must be a dream. Prices start from upwards of £80 per head. You can even hire the whole castle for up to fifty guests for £7,500. They have literally covered everything from children’s menu to evening light bites in case your guests get peckish. You can push the boat out with lots of add-ons, too.
Guyzance Hall, Morpeth
Guyzance Hall is one of those places that is just pure escapism. It’s a private estate with a cluster of cottages in the grounds. You can arrange exclusive hire of this 350 acre estate and have all of your family and close friends stay over to make a weekend of it. Wedding venue 101! There weren’t any prices available on their website.
Manchester Hall, The City
Described as a boutique style wedding venue Manchester Hall is nestled unexpectedly right in the heart of the city. It once was Manchester’s Freemasons’ Hall but has been lovingly restored with lots of luxurious touches. It is also home to one of Manchester’s largest roof top bars opening later this year. It boasts a floating staircase for capturing the perfect photo and there are eleven rooms to choose from catering between 100-200 guests. Prices on request.
The Treehouse, Alnwick Gardens
Alnwick Gardens is a spectacular location and their treehouse wedding venue is definitely quirky and so unforgettable. The thought of an evening wedding ceremony nestled under a woodland canopy sounds simply magical. Space wise you can have up to 65 guests for the ceremony and then up to 120 guests for your reception. Imagine a Winter wedding under the dark night sky, twinkling stars and a crackling log fire? I can be hired as a wedding guest if required!
Wedding menu samples are on the website and a brochure is available to download.
Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland
I remember first coming across Le Petit Chateau a couple of years ago. It is to die for. Close your eyes and you could be on the French Riviera. It boasts guest bedrooms you wouldn’t want to leave for … wedding or no wedding. It’s owned by the people behind as You Like It in Newcastle AND I’ve only just discovered while researching this article they own our new family favourite, The Joiners Arms near Seahouses. We had dinner there New Year’s Eve 2017. Now I know why I was so drawn to choosing LPC to include in this feature. I mean … look at the stunning outdoor space in these photos.
There are Open Days and seasonal special offers to take advantage of. Please let me know if you know of anyone getting hitched here so I can gatecrash!
We can’t wait to share Part 2 with you.
In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you about your favourite Northern wedding venues.