Your North East Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 55)

THE BARN ON THE BAY 0191 308 4999 | With only a short walk to the views of Druridge Bay, The Barn is perfectly located for a coastal wedding. A unique venue based on a working farm, The Cowshed Barn is a rustic agricultural space seating up to 150 guests and hosting up to 200 for an evening reception. Retaining its agricultural charm, with chill out sofas, seating areas and dedicated ceremony space, the adjacent paddock and yard are perfect areas to enjoy drinks in the sun from The Old Dog & Duck horsebox bar, which overlooks the alpaca field. Want to wed outside? No problem! There’s a Beachside Ceremony Site located in the dunes, with spectacular sea views and seating for up to 150. You can also marry in The Paddock, located directly opposite the Cow Shed Barn (150 seated), while new for 2023 is the intimate Calico Barn, seating up to 20 for a ceremony within its original stone walls. Psst! Couples are invited to wine and menu tasting events led by industry experts; venue styling can be provided – and couples can even choose to be transported by the farm’s vintage tractor! THE BOSK 01665 660129 | The Bosk is a burnt larch cladded building set in the grounds of Breamish Valley Cottages. A modern take on country living with handmade tables, wooden sliding doors and gable glass end to show off the surrounding Cheviot Hills, it includes a bar made from wine boxes, along with full height ceremony room, private garden and stone-built pizza oven. Ceremonies for up to 60 guests can take place in any of the outdoor areas within Breamish Valley Cottages, or inside the main area of The Bosk itself. Receptions are then held in The Bosk, seating 60 friends and family on long tables. Psst! Be sure to take advantage of the 11 holiday cottages available to hire, which can sleep up to 54 guests, as well as the site’s very own swimming pool and Jacuzzi. 19 LOCAL VENUES