The Full Guide to Getting Married in Northumberland
Planning your big day is such an exciting time, but in many cases it can be tricky to know where to start. Whether you’re in the midst of planning your wedding day, or you’re just getting started, having a guide to local suppliers and a wealth of inspiration and ideas can be a great help.
At Mama Cakes, we are based in Cumbria, meaning we know the Northumberland wedding industry well, having experience and relationships with a variety of suppliers. Read on to discover our guide to getting married in Northumberland, to help making those big decisions that little bit easier…
Location, Location, Location
One of the first things newly engaged couples start with is choosing the location and wedding venue to host their big day. This is one of the biggest decisions you will make, so it’s worth doing your research to make sure you get it right. Much like buying a house, many people say when they find their perfect wedding venue, they ‘just know’.
A venue that we have had first-hand experience with is Le Petit Chateau, which comes highly recommended. Winning multiple awards, this Northumberland wedding venue has a variety of spaces and packages to suit all sorts of wedding styles, from contemporary or rustic, to traditional or quirky. Including the terrace and the Chateau ballroom, this charming venue is sure to make your vision come alive.
We also recommend Woodhill Hall, which is bursting with character and style, and is ideal for a weekend-long wedding experience. Slayley Hall in Hexham is also a fantastic option if you’re looking for a traditional English stately home, with the addition of luxury accomodation.
If you’re set on getting married in County Durham, Ramside Hall is a fantastic option. Ideal for both small and large weddings, this venue perfectly blends contemporary and traditional styles to provide maximum versatility. Finally, Doxford Barns in Chathill is ideal for rustic and more laid back weddings. This award-winning venue in Northumberland provides both long weekend weddings, as well as single days. Set in 550 acres of beautiful fields, the barn venue is truly stunning.
For more ideas and inspiration, click here for 92 wedding venues in Northumberland.
While searching online and creating Pinterest boards is great way to start to gather ideas for your big day, nothing beats attending a Northumberland wedding fayre to meet lots of local suppliers and gain loads of inspiration.
The Brides Up North Wedding Show at Matfen Hall takes place in March, and presents a brilliant opportunity for brides to be. Taking place in the East Wing of the venue, you can meet 30+ of the very best exhibitors that Northumberland has to offer and gain loads of ideas and inspiration. From stunning floral displays, artisan wedding stationary and beautiful bridal fashion, here you can tick multiple things off your ‘to-do’ list in a single day.
We were proud to be at the very first Brides Up North Wedding Show, providing brides and grooms with a chance to see our wedding cakes in person.
Matfen Hall, Newcastle. Photo by Helen Whitaker.
Those big decisions such as your venue and your wedding dress often take priority early on in the planning process, but the details are equally important and will all work towards creating your dream day.
From table decorations, floral displays, bouquets, wedding stationery and favours, each element will add up to create your overall scheme. At Mama Cakes, we can create your perfect wedding cake, which often becomes one of the centerpieces at your reception. Providing wedding cakes in Northumberland, we can work with you to create your ultimate design, and will ensure safe delivery of your cake to your venue on the day.
Matfen Hall, Newcastle. Cake by Mama Cakes and photo by Helen Whitaker.
Planning your dream wedding in Northumberland is a truly exciting process. With so many amazing venues, as well as creative and talented suppliers, your big day is sure to be as beautiful and memorable as you always imagined it would be.