Medieval architecture, grand gardens and romantic scenes: Inside the newest Northumberland wedding venue

Make your own romantic history at 14th-century Preston Tower near Alnwick.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 12.08.2023

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From captivating countryside views to romantic historical backdrops, it’s hard not to see why Northumberland wedding venues are proving to be popular with newly engaged couples.

But sometimes when it comes to some Northumberland wedding venues, you’re faced with restrictions on caterers, entertainment hire and having a minimum number of guests. Your wedding day happens once so it’s only right you want to make it your own and for it to capture you as a couple.

And that’s exactly what Preston Tower is all about. Although with plenty of history nestled within its walls, this outdoor wedding venue is the newest addition to Northumberland wedding venues as the team has recently announced they will be hosting weddings, allowing you to make your own romantic history by being one of the first couples to tie the knot here.

With 600 acres of rolling Northumberland countryside, Preston Tower boasts a 14th-century pele tower, gorgeously landscaped grounds and flower-lined borders – the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Whether you want to exchange your vows in the shadow of the tower’s medieval architecture or amidst the beauty of the estate’s picturesque grounds, this Northumberland wedding venue is exclusive to you and gives you the freedom to make your outdoor wedding your own.


The beautiful gardens are the perfect location for a marquee wedding reception, offering endless possibilities to create a unique and personalised event that reflects your style.

With charming, winding paths that explore the beautiful verdant lawns and grand English country gardens lined with ancient woodland, the Preston Tower estate is an impressive and unforgettable rural setting for your big day.

As soon as you step foot into the private grounds you’ll be blown away by the charming 14th-century Preston Pele Tower that was used to keep order in a lawless border county during a time of ongoing conflict between England and Scotland.

Preston Tower is one of the most impressive examples of medieval stonework in England, as noted by renowned architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner.


This romantic, historical wedding venue knows that restricted wedding packages don’t suit every couple, so that’s why they encourage all couples to have the freedom to make their wedding their own through personal touches, romantic ceremonies and tailored adaptations.

Preston Tower allows you to bring your own style and approach to your wedding celebration. Here you have the freedom to hire your favourite suppliers, whether you want to have a big celebration with all your loved ones complete with lawn games and a pop-up gin bar or fancy a more intimate wedding with just your nearest and dearest and a spot of fine dining to follow, the options are endless.

You’ll never feel like you’re on a conveyor belt for the next couple at Preston Tower, as the historic grounds are exclusively yours for the day. The wedding team will be on-hand throughout your planning process and on the day to ensure your celebration perfectly captures your vision and leaves you with memories to last a lifetime.

HLN TOP TIP: If you’re still searching for some suppliers, the Preston Tower team have a range of tried and trusted catering options and suppliers they can recommend.


You only get married once so why not extend your celebrations? The Preston Tower estate is home to two self-catering cottages and there’s also a vast range of nearby B&Bs and holiday lets, perfect for your wedding party to relax and retire to after the big day.

West Lodge Cottage

Sleeps: 4

Dog-friendly: yes

West Lodge is a beautiful, detached stone-built cottage finished to a high standard and stands in its own private garden. It is equipped with elegant soft furnishings in a traditional yet contemporary style.


The Granary 

Sleeps: 2

Dog-friendly: yes

The Granary is an attractive detached property which has been converted from a former Granary. It is furnished and equipped to a high standard and is perfect for newly-wed couples to continue their celebrations.



New Wedding Venue Showcase – Preston Tower

When: Sunday 20th August from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Explore endless possibilities and meet Preston Tower’s fantastic team at their Wedding Venue Showcase event.

Preston Tower, Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DH

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