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

BEAMISH HALL 01207 233733 | Beamish Hall is a breath-taking piece of 13th century architecture, secluded within the rolling hills of the Derwent Valley. Its 24 acres of parkland offers unlimited inspiration for photo opportunities, creating perfect memories and those priceless moments you and your guests will cherish forever. As a fully licensed venue, ceremonies can take place in many of Beamish Hall’s function rooms. There’s Shafto Hall; with its beautiful stained-glass windows and dazzling chandeliers, it complements any décor and can seat a maximum of 200 for a ceremony. The Monboucher is a beautiful and bright suite with bay windows, feature fireplaces and adjacent bar and lounge; or choose the Winter Gardens, perfect if you’ve a larger guest list as it seats up to 280. There’s also the Common Room (capacity 60), and the Drawing Room (capacity 30) – or choose to wed outside in the Woodlands area or Winter Garden Terrace. The team even ensures a ‘Plan B’ is in place should rain decide to make an unwelcome appearance! THE GABLES POD CAMPING SPA RETREAT 07901 708889 | The whimsical setting of The Gables has been described as a ‘hidden gem set in a secret garden’, with the backdrop of a weeping willow providing an unforgettable space in which to hold your celebration. A rustic outdoor venue, it boasts wonderful natural décor, plus an al-fresco comfortable space for relaxing under a twinkling starlit ceiling, with attention to detail everywhere you look. Ceremonies are held outside on the woodland wedding terrace in front of 30 guests, tying the knot on a bespoke wedding platform under a moon gate arch next to an ornamental pond. From there it’s on to your wedding breakfast in an authentic Nordic Tipi – with your evening reception served outdoors if you prefer to mingle in the grounds while lapping up the evening sun. You’ve even well-equipped Glamping Pods providing onsite accommodation for eight guests, as well as a cottage for you newlyweds, with private hot-tub to relax and unwind after your special day. 22