Seasonally Stunning: The Best Staycation Wedding Destinations


Seasonally Stunning: The Best Staycation Wedding Destinations

DATE 13 January 2020

Sun-kissed surroundings, gorgeous gardens and incredible views... Cancel the plane tickets, because these northern gems offer the best in staycation wedding destinations.
From scenic beach weddings, to grand halls, the north of England provide everything you could dream of for your special day. These stunning photographs are just an insight into some of the worst kept secrets of luxury venues.

Woodhill Hall:

Nestled in rich woodlands, Woodhill Hall is a venue which slips effortlessly into the role of achingly perfect summer venue. Marry in the Orangery before dancing the night away on their purpose built Mediterranean Terrace. Get the picture?
Here's a picture of the White Room, the blissful open space welcomes in the natural sunlight of the northern countryside moors. Decorate the blank canvas to your own taste, feature a pop of colour like these rich pink tones draping over the room where you'll say "I do".
Woodhill, Image by Dan Clarke

Wynyard Hall:

Already featuring a south-facing terrace and elegant marquee set adjacent to the incredibly beautiful Walled Garden, Wynyard Hall is an obvious choice for the perfect summer celebration. You could opt for a wedding weekend and explore all of the magnificent outdoor and indoor options available one at a time (how amazing?)…
Wynyard Hall is an award winning luxury Hall featuring a Lakeside Spa, a AA Rosette restaurant and fairytale gardens. There is nothing at this location that you can't have. So if relaxing in a steaming hot tub by the northern lake, sipping champagne and treating yourself to a first class dining experience sounds like the kind of weekend you want before your special day, you know where to book up. It's like a pre-wedding honeymoon!

Wynyard Hall, Image by Chris Boland
Image by

Newton Hall:

Already renowned for creating exceptional and one-of-a-kind weddings, Newton Hall is now offering couples the option of a romantic beachside wedding. This stunning Georgian Country House, set in the outstanding beauty of the Northumberland coastline, offers magnificent coastal panoramas and brand new specially presented beach wedding packages.
Not subject to just this incredible beach affair, you also have the choice of an enchanting chapel ceremony, a garden suite, built on the footings of the Hall's original orangery or a romantic and grand Hall for a more classic nuptial. Also, a little insight for all furry parents - Newton Hall is dog friendly! So if you need to have your four-legged friend at your wedding, Newton Hall welcomes pooches with open paws.
Whatever the most suitable option is for your dream wedding, the Bold, Romantic and Fantastical venue of Newton Hall is an amazing choice.
Newton Hall Beach Wedding. Image by Sean Elliott

Whinstone View:

Summer celebrations at this wedding estate are a joy to behold. Wray's Barn is self-contained, which means couple's have exclusive use of all facilities in the barn including: an impressive bar area, private courtyard and external veranda. Full length folding doors let guests spill out into the beautiful garden with views of the venue's iconic willow tree.
Rustic, romantic and relaxed. The three R's of Whinstone View. Allow your guests to stay in luxury log cabins, enjoy the calming environment of a wellness spa with special offers especially for your bridal party and a serene barn full of history, nature and character.
Whinstone View Image by Sally T Photography

Bowcliffe Hall

The ballroom at Bowcliffe Hall is an exquisite light and airy space for the most wonderful summer celebration. The Blackburn Wing is also an incredibly ambient suite for for a summer ceremony, boasting with panoramic views.
Bowcliffe Hall is another venue that can offer you more than one option. Whether you have a huge wedding party, or a small intimate gathering of family and friends, you have many options at Bowcliffe. These include a quirky potting shed, a majestic ballroom, the elegant Bowcliffe room, a 1920s inspired drivers club, exclusively for members only, luscious gardens and an etherial chapel. You might have to flip a coin, they're all amazing and outstanding choices!
Bowcliffe Hall. Image by Photogenick Photography

Ripley Castle:

Picturesque is an understatement - this quintessentially Yorkshire venue is surrounded in the summer with a plethora of sumptuous botanicals. Opt for cocktails and canapés in the courtyard - summertime bliss.
Ripley Castle Image by Victoria Baker VICTORIABAKERWEDDINGSOlivia&AlexRipleyCastleWeddingPhotography

Eshott Hall:

From the moment you enter the sweeping, tree-lined driveway to Eshott Hall you know you’ve happened upon something special. A perfectly proportioned Georgian jewel, clad in wisteria and set within its own manicured gardens, the quintessential and oh-so-photogenic English country house tucked away in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. Outdoor weddings are magical here, choose from The Fernery or licensed woodland area complete with handmade wooden seating and a bark aisle.
Renowned for allowing you to create your own personal wedding space, you get permission to decorate and establish the rooms to your liking. This is with the help of the fabulous and accommodating staff at Eshott Hall.
Eshott Hall. Image by Jane Wood Photography

Lough House Farm:

Available for hire from August 2019, Lough House Farm is an exciting new, exclusive-use wedding venue located just twelve miles north of Newcastle, near Morpeth in Stannington. Featuring a converted barn, bar, chill-out room; with quirky corners for a powder room, cloak room, or creative photographs.
Hosting a maximum of ten weddings per year, this hidden gem ideal for couples looking for a unique setting for the big day and is the perfect summer venue.
If you want to experience one of the first Spring/Summer weddings at this delightful little establishment, get in quick because even just to view Lough House Farm is booking up incredibly fast.
Lough House Farm, Joss Guest Photography
Words by Danielle Pratt & Beth Callaghan