Nestled between the historic towns of Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed, Ellingham Hall is one of Northumberland’s most magical venues.
An elegantly-updated 17th century mansion set amidst a verdant, sprawling estate, it offers an array of enchanting beauty spots where you, your beloved and all of your combined nearest and dearest can make memories to last a lifetime.
Imagine: eight stunning acres, seven charming cottages, one breath-taking country pile and countless photo opportunities: what’s not to love?
There’s making a grand entrance. And then there’s sweeping down this manor house’s dramatic staircase to meet your groom at the converted chapel’s altar, or in front of the wood-panelled dining room’s crackling fireplace.
Once you’ve milked the spotlight with that impactful arrival, you can soak up the ambiance of the period-rich ceremony space – whichever room you chose – and feel the love of up to 140 guests as you say your vows.
If it’s winter nuptials you have in mind, the two of you will lead the party in celebratory canapés and bubbles in the rustic-luxe entrance hall.
However, if it’s summer soirée you have in mind, why not say ‘I do’ on the immaculate lawn in front of the impressive hall, with a post-nuptial drink reception on the chapel patio within the walled gardens?
Speeches done? Check. Couples photos by the mini waterfall? Check. Your guests have the requisite peacock selfies? Check.
Now the formalities are out of the way, it’s time to let your hair down with up to 180 evening guests at your reception: AKA the party of the year.
After a delicious wedding breakfast menu full of the finest local fare, you can take to the chapel floor for an atmospheric first dance before everyone dances the night away – further fuelled by a decadent evening buffet or barbecue.
Two Nights in Heaven
If this day is already sounding like the dream wedding (and if not, why not?), what if we told you the exclusive-use venue was all yours for two whole nights?
Booking Ellingham Hall for your big day means settling in from 4pm on the eve of your wedding, giving you time to set up and decorate – with the experienced events team on hand to assist.
All 18 of the manor house’s sumptuous bedrooms are at your disposal to fill with 31 of your closest guests – who will enjoy dinner – and a fully staffed bar – with you on the eve of the occasion, as well as a grab-and-go wedding-morning breakfast, as well as a morning-after meal before the 11am check out.
If you want to go even bigger (and again, why not?) book the full Ellingham Estate to accommodate a further 36 revellers in the seven luxurious cottages.
Now that sounds like a slumber party we want an invitation to.
- Contact: Rachel Barlow
- Phone: 01665 568118