If your looking for a Wedding Venue, here is my personal take on some of the popular North East Venues. In no particular order:-
Details: Situated in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet in Northumberland, the beautiful 12th century church, stables and grounds of the estate is an unforgettable location for weddings and one of the most exquisite backdrops in Northumberland for your wedding photography. The White Room provides space for up to 80 people for a civil wedding ceremony. For a religious service the priory in conjunction with English Heritage and the local parish church, may accommodate up to 120+ people for a wedding or blessing. Afterwards a wedding reception may be hosted in The White Room for up to 44 people, or in our tipis for up to 120 guests.
Comments: Brinkburn is a beautiful location and the venue and accommodation are great. The reception is usually held in the ti-pees and, like all ti-pee/marquee weddings, the only downside would be in the event very bad weather you would need to be confident that you and your guests remain comfortable. Their next open days are 11th and 12th November, so may be worth visiting. http://www.brinkburnnorthumberland.com/weddingsweddingopendaynovember2017/
2. George Hotel Peircebridge
Details : They were finalists of the 2014 North of England Wedding Awards, Venue of the Year. The hotel has 30 bedrooms and 3 function rooms. It is aside the River Tees and the gardens are lovely. The original building dates back to the 17th century, and so the rooms here are individual and quirky, but with all the modern amenities that you’d expect including free WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and very comfortable bedding.
Comments : The Hotel is a traditional hotel with more character than some of the larger chains. Nearby there are lots of places to take great photos, including indoors and around the pub area. It is worth noting that the pub is still open to the public but the function areas are quite private.
3. South Causey Inn
Details : They have two main suites, the Durham Suite which has been converted from an old, stone built stable block and the Old Barn, which is a relatively new venue in a completely separate building to the Inn.
Comments : The venue now has the ability to create the feel of an exclusive wedding even if there is more than one wedding on that day, so you will not cross passes with the other wedding and their guests. The attentiveness of the wedding co-ordinator is a strong plus and they seem keen to ensure that all guests are enjoying the experience.
Hope this will guide will be of use to you as a brief overview. I will be running a similar guide in the future covering Doxford Barns, Lumley Castle, Guyzance Hall, The Black Horse Beamish, Ellingham Hall, Derwent Manor and Matfen Hall.