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You can still book a 2023 weekend wedding at Brinkburn Northumberland

Enchanting woodland, riverside tranquillity and elegant glamour – Brinkburn Northumberland is a truly captivating wedding venue.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 03.09.2022

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There’s no need to resign yourself to a long engagement if a wedding day like no other is what you’re after.

Despite being one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the North East, Brinkburn Northumberland still has some weekend availability for 2023. And, right now, the Easter and October half-term holidays are also able to be booked – but you’re going to want to be quick.

 

SO, WHAT IS BRINKBURN NORTHUMBERLAND?

The Wedding Venue

Authentic, elegant, timeless and personal. This 12th century manor house and priory, Grade II-listed stable block and private estate – all nestled within a wooded ravine on the banks of the River Coquet – has charm, character and calmness in abundance. Basically, everything you could wish for on the wedding day of your dreams.

Although maybe that should be the wedding days of your dreams. Because at Brinkburn Northumberland, a wedding isn’t necessarily just a one-day event. One of the individual offers that set this Northumberland wedding venue apart from the crowd is that weddings at Brinkburn can be up to three days of celebrations.

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The Wedding Spaces

A private estate nestled within a looping river and enchanting woodland, Brinkburn is your own rustic paradise, perfectly designed for once-in-a-lifetime events.

  • The Priory – Built in 1135 and serenaded by the meandering River Coquet outside, The Priory is the perfect setting for a religious church service, (max. 120 guests).
  • The White Room – Stylish and sophisticated, The White Room is ideal for a civil ceremony or as your reception venue after a ceremony outside on the terrace, (max. 80 guests).
  • The Tipi – Perfect for larger parties when combined with The White Room, allowing you and your guests to enjoy a seamless evening of music, dancing and chilling out, (max. 120 guests).
  • The Manor House – The historic Manor House (built from the monastic remains of the Priory) is a gorgeous setting for celebrant and humanist gatherings, (max. 100 guests).

Whatever space you choose, traditional architecture combines with contemporary finishes to provide only the most emotive and romantic of settings for you to celebrate a lifetime of love with all your family and friends.

The Wedding Accommodation

With accommodation across six luxury holiday cottages set within an exquisite natural backdrop, you can make Brinkburn your home away from home as you enjoy one of the most important moments in your life – allowing you and your guests to celebrate and socialise in style by having everything (and everyone) that you need around you.

 

The Wedding Team

Choose to get married at Brinkburn Northumberland and you’ll be supported every step of the way by their committed team of wedding coordinators, who’ll do everything in their power to deliver the wedding of your dreams.

  • Get your own wedding coordinator
  • Receive a bespoke service through regular consultations
  • You decide how much guidance you’d like
  • Create the day you really want

The wedding coordinators at Brinkburn Northumberland can offer the best advice on all those little details that can transform your day into a fairytale – considerations like how to decorate the venue or where to have the “confetti shot”. And, on the off-chance they don’t have an answer to your question, they also have a long list of suppliers who are sure to help.

This attention to detail and carefully crafted luxury is what makes a wedding at Brinkburn even more effortless. Because not only will you have unlimited access to a dedicated team of professional coordinators who will help make your dream wedding day a reality. You’ll also enjoy the luxury of knowing that every attention to detail has been taken in hand by a selected group of local suppliers – making the quality, elegance and composure of your wedding day a guarantee.

WHAT 2023 DATES ARE AVAILABLE?

Having visited Brinkburn Northumberland ourselves and knowing first-hand what an unforgettable wedding venue it is, we’re amazed there’s still weekend wedding availability for 2023. Which is why we wanted you lovely readers to be the first to know about it!

Right now, the following weekends are available:

  • 31st March – 2nd April, 2023
  • 14th – 16th April, 2023
  • 5th – 7th May, 2023
  • 12th – 14th May, 2023
  • 19th – 21st May, 2023
  • 29th September – 1st October, 2023
  • 6th – 8th October, 2023
  • 27th – 29th October, 2023

There are also some midweek slots still available at Brinkburn Northumberland next year, including over the Easter holidays (3rd – 14th April, 2023) and during the October half-term holiday (23rd – 27th October, 2023).

 

As you may expect, these dates won’t stay free forever. So, if you are interested, email love@brinkburnnorthumberland.com as soon as you can for more information.

THE WEDDING PACKAGES

Weddings at Brinkburn Northumberland aren’t like any other – they’re a multi-day celebration where you and your guests have exclusive run of the estate.

Brinkburn Northumberland currently has three wedding packages to choose from…

Three-Day Weekend*

From March – October

120 day guests, 150 evening guests  

Get exclusive use of the grounds and gardens at Brinkburn Northumberland for your long weekend wedding, with accommodation on site for up to 28 guests.

Overview:

  • 3-night stay for up to 12 guests. Check in 4pm Friday, marry on Saturday, relax with family and friends on Sunday, checkout 10am Monday.
  • After your ceremony, canapés and drinks are served in the space of your choice, before the wedding party is moved into the Tipi.
  • In the evening, the White Room is transformed into a magical party space for you to dance the night away with your band or DJ, while the Tipi becomes your evening chill out area and bar.

Additional options:

  • Additional accommodation for up to 16 extra guests.

*Subject to availability and seasonal adjustments. Additional costs will apply for your selected menu and drinks. Additional fees apply for Church of England weddings/blessings in the Priory, civil ceremonies and humanist ceremonies. Additional costs apply for our extra accommodation.

Two Day Midweek*

From March – October

120 day guests, 150 evening guests  

Get exclusive use of the grounds and gardens at Brinkburn Northumberland for your two-day wedding escape, with accommodation on site for up to 28 guests.

Overview:

  • 2-night stay for up to 12 guests. Check in 4pm on Tuesday, marry on Wednesday, and checkout 12pm on Thursday.
  • After your ceremony, canapés and celebratory drinks, you and your guests will move into the Tipi for your wedding breakfast.
  • In the evening, the White Room is transformed into a magical party space for you to dance the night away with your band or DJ and the Tipi becomes your evening chill out area and bar.

Additional options:

  • Additional accommodation for up to 16 extra guests
  • Additional nights’ accommodation can be arranged

*Subject to availability and seasonal adjustments. Additional costs will apply for your selected menu and drinks. Additional fees apply for Church of England weddings/blessings in the Priory, civil ceremonies and humanist ceremonies. Additional costs apply for extra accommodation or additional nights.

Limited Edition Winter Weddings

From November – February 

40 day guests, 40 evening guests 

A truly special and intimate winter wedding designed for those who simply wish to create lasting memories with their nearest and dearest in a cosy, homely atmosphere.

Overview: 

  • Accommodation for 2 or 3 nights with sink-in beds, ensuites and roaring fires.
  • Civil ceremony in the White Room – a blank canvas which is versatile and relaxed and can be styled to suit any look.
  • Fizz and canapés to follow in the Snug within the Stables House, whilst the couple escape for some photography within the surrounding woodland.
  • As you relax, the Brinkburn Team will seamlessly turn the White Room into a dining experience with a long, family table designed to make your guests feel at home.
  • Once seated, you and your guests will enjoy a gastronomic day with locally sourced cuisine and fine wine.

Additional options:

  • Additional cottages for 5 households
  • ‘Wedding Eve’ food and accommodation
  • ‘Mini-moon’ in the Stables House

WHAT TO REMEMBER

Brinkburn Northumberland is no ordinary place to gather and get together.

Where other wedding venues are immoveable, Brinkburn Northumberland offer flexibility.

Their team of wedding coordinators enjoy working with couples who are unique as this venue is and welcome couples who want to come and put their own stamp on the spaces available here.

A haven of secluded bliss – bringing an air of calm to one of the most hectic and emotional days of your life – Brinkburn Northumberland offers history, heritage, spirituality and natural beauty. It’s a captivating setting that can’t fail to enchant your wedding guests.

All this – and it could be on your wedding next year… Get booking!

 

 

Current 2023 availability is a limited edition offer only. For more information, email the Brinkburn Northumberland team

To find out more about getting married at Brinkburn Northumberland, visit their website and follow the wedding venue on Facebook and Instagram 

Brinkburn, Morpeth, Northumberland NE65 8AR

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