UK's Quirkiest Wedding Venues Has Now Got Northumberland Venue On Its List

Published: Tuesday 16th Feb 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

Northumberland has some outstanding wedding venues on offer and all are set within the spectacular landscape of the North-East.

A Northumberland wedding venue, Doxford Barns, is located near Alnwick and has this week been included on a new website ‘Truly Quirky Wedding Venues’ among the likes of stately homes, country cottages, a museum and woodland tipis and yurts.

Doxford Barns are very proud of their quirkiness and feel that it is now ‘mission accomplished’ now it has been recognised as being one of the most unusual wedding venues in the UK.

So what has made Doxford Barns gain its fame?

Well…it is Northumberland’s newest wedding venue and has only been up and running since July 2015, when it was opened by one of the farm horses crunching its way through a 24 carrot ‘ribbon’. In the short 7 months since the venue opened its doors, the owners and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure each couple has their individual requests brought to reality. This has proved that Doxford Barns is a strong competitor with other venues in the wedding industry and has resulted in having weddings booked well into 2018 already.

This venue is described as an exciting, truly unique and unusual wedding barn venue. It even comes complete with swans! There are five different ceremony areas for the happy couple to choose from including a rustic threshing hall and beside a beautiful lake. The staff all work together to create a relaxed, enjoyable and memorable experience and help with any of the planning from tiaras to twine, flowers to favours and everything in-between.

Even animals are welcome to attend the wedding celebrations if requested.  With a horse and an 11ft albino Burmese python already being among the most unusual invitations so far, it’s no wonder that Doxford Barns has made the news in Northumberland this week for being one of the UK’s quirkiest wedding venues.

Why not go along and visit this now famous venue to have a look around. Doxford Barns always welcomes guests and most Saturdays there are viewings so couples can see the beautiful surroundings of this stunning venue.

A viewing at Doxford Barns could be easily made from any of the Grace Darling Holidays luxury cottages. Combine that romantic proposal with a cosy break and strike while the iron is hot by booking that summer wedding.

Other wedding venues in Northumberland that are also popular and worth considering are:

  • Otterburn Hall and Estate

This venue is set in amazing grounds at the heart of the Northumberland National park. Otterburn Hall blends both classic and contemporary design with traditional hospitality.

  • Brinkburn Priory

This is an unforgettable location for a wedding. The priory is set in a secluded wooded ravine on the banks of the river Coquet in Northumberland. Brinkburn offers some of the most stunning views in Northumberland for your wedding photography including the 12th century church that is located in the grounds.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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