Looking for a romantic wedding venue that’s totally unique? Check out Kielder Waterside…

With an unrivalled backdrop of woodland and water, this calm oasis – right in the heart of Northumberland – is the perfect place to tie the knot.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 01.01.2022


Always dreamed of tying the knot in the enchanting outdoors?

We’ve found the perfect venue to make your dream wedding day come true – Kielder Waterside Tipi Weddings.

Home in the heart of the scenic Northumberland countryside, this calm oasis feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life, with an unparalleled backdrop of woodland and water, making it a uniquely special, secluded spot for saying your ‘I do’s.’

Whether you’re after a laidback, bohemian wedding with a flair of festival chic, or if rustic, traditional and timeless celebrations are more of what you’ve got planned, let the friendly team here go head over heels to make your dream day a reality.


The four wooden-framed, canvas tipis available are the perfect blank canvas to bring all your hopes and dreams of your big day to life. The Nordic tipis each offer flexible space and are all set against the vast, stunning, natural backdrops that make this little nook of Northumberland a perfect photoshoot location.

Enjoy a celebratory drink after the ceremony with up to 120 family and friends in your own private courtyard, before dancing the night away under subtle fairy lights and the stars in the darkest skies in England. You’ll find everything you need here: from a fully stocked bar and a cosy fire pit, to atmospheric lighting systems, plus space for a live band or DJ and dancefloor.

The icing on the cake? Kielder Waterside is fully licensed to host your civil ceremony and the tipis are exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations, from walking down the aisle to your last dance of the evening.


With an assortment of daytime and evening food and drink options, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a menu that’ll be sure to tickle all your guests’ tastebuds. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of post-ceremony canapés, rustic wedding breakfast options and fabulous evening feasts, including hot sandwiches, sizzling barbecues and delicious – and freshly made outdoors – oven-baked pizzas.

To complement your cuisine, Kielder Waterside offer an excellent choice of wines for your wedding breakfast, as well as an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options for your drinks reception, all served from a fully stocked bar within the tipi.


You only get married once (well, at least that’s the idea), so make it a staycation wedding to remember. Make your celebrations last for longer by inviting your family and friends to enjoy this extra-precious time together.

Treat yourself to a package that includes a three or four-night stay for you and your partner in one of Kielder Waterside’s luxurious lodges. Oh, and did we mention the wedding lodges have hot tubs to help give you some time to relax before your big day?

Kielder Waterside really have thought of everything. They even have dog-friendly lodges available if you want to bring along your four-legged friends to be part of your celebrations.


Why not calm those nerves before walking down the aisle by getting among some fun activities with your wedding squad? From competitive axe throwing and group mini-golf to bachelor Segway tours and tipsy bridal afternoon teas, there are plenty of ways to let off some steam at Kielder Waterside.

No one likes to go straight home and back to reality the day after a wedding, right? Keep the party going by getting your loved ones together for a nice meal or a few drinks (aka the hair of the dog) at The Forest Bar & Kitchen and reminisce about the best day of your lives.

The Aurora Package

Your day includes:

  • Exclusive use of licenced tipis for your day and evening celebrations
  • Luxurious three or four-night stay for the happy couple in the Aurora lodge
  • A delicious choice of food options for your three-course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of wine per guest from a range of options
  • Use of the PA system during your wedding breakfast
  • Experienced wedding coordinator
  • Licenced for live entertainment and a fully stocked bar within the tipi
  • Tables and chairs for ceremony, signing of the register, wedding breakfast and evening reception
  • Use of cake stand and knife
  • All crisp white linen, crockery and glassware
  • A dedicated area for your DJ, band and dancefloor
  • Firepit for after-hours warmth, feasts and stories
  • Experienced professional service team to serve you and your guests

This package includes the Aurora Lodge, which is home to a gorgeous lakeside location for the happy couple and can be yours for an entire weekend (three-night) or midweek (four-night) stay. This is the most luxurious lodge at Kielder Waterside, where you’ll have your own personal spa pool, BBQ hut and chic, warming interior that’ll leave you never wanting to go back to reality!

Here you can have the ultimate wedding eve, enjoy your bridal party celebrations and capture magical memories of your final night as a bachelorette. This is the perfect dressing room for you to get ready in style on the morning of your wedding.

Better still, wake up as newlyweds by taking in some breath-taking views over the water at the picturesque landscape and enjoy the start of your minimoon with a hot cuppa (or something stronger, if you’re planning on continuing your celebrations).

For pricing options, please contact the team here.


Want to know more? Download Kielder Waterside’s brochure or get in touch with their friendly, helpful wedding team here.


Photographer credit (most of the images including all of the couple photos): Nick Georgiou Photopgraphy.
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