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If a barn wedding is what you’d love for your big day, Doxford Barns in Northumberland provides a stunning and unique backdrop, ideal for a rustic wedding theme.

Doxford Barns Exterior
Credit: Alice Jane Photography

Host a Beautiful Barn Wedding at Doxford Barns

Your wedding day can speed by so fast, that most couples say that they wish their celebrations could last a bit longer.

At Doxford Barns in Northumberland, however, they’ve come up with a solution. Their three-day wedding experiences are the perfect way to make your celebrations extend beyond one day.

Before your wedding day at Doxford Barns

Picture the scene: you’ve just arrived at your barn wedding venue, and are greeted by your dedicated wedding team, who will be on hand to deliver your dream big-day experience.

By now, you should start to feel more relaxed, safe in the knowledge that your plans are in safe hands. This is your moment to enjoy time in your cosy country cottage, which will become your home-from-home for the next few days!

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Once you and your guests have settled into your cottages, the Cart Shed awaits your arrival, where you have the option to indulge in an intimate gourmet meal on the eve of your wedding.

Doxford Barns
Credit: Alice Jane Photography

The Cart Shed is a beautiful area of the barn that has original oak beams supplemented by mood lighting, to create the most romantically rustic vibe. The Turnbull Bar, which adjoins the Cart Shed, will be fully stocked, staffed and ready to kick-start your pre-wedding celebrations.

And once you’ve enjoyed your meal, head to the Forge where this cosy little hideaway will make for a perfect base to kick back, reflect and relax ahead of your big day.

On your wedding day at Doxford Barns

Your big day has arrived! The Morning Room and Hayloft Bridal Suite at Doxford Barns both offer calming spaces, flooded with natural light for brides or grooms to prepare ahead of the ceremony. This is where you can really start to indulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries and freshly baked pastries while enjoying a bottle of bubbly!

The Threshing Hall
Credit: Dru Dodd

The Threshing Hall – the most beautiful 18th century barn ceremony hall – is filled with original features, and accessorised with festoon lighting to create the most romantic ambience for up to 180 of your guests. Once it’s all official, it’s time to celebrate!

After the ceremony

You and your guests will be led back through to The Cart Shed, where your drink reception and canapés will be ready and waiting. The team at Doxford Barns want you to enjoy this time with your family and friends, which is why they keep a few canapés in the kitchen for their couples to enjoy when they get the time!

If the sun is shining, your guests can always mingle in the pretty Courtyard and make use of their bespoke outdoor bar.

It’s really important to make time for just the two of you on your big day, so to help facilitate this, the team at Doxford Barns will offer to take you across their private country estate, including a trip to Doxford Lake with your photographer to get those all-important couple’s shots. In the meantime, your wedding team will make sure everyone else is well looked after back at the Barns.

Doxford Barns Courtyard
Photography: Dru Dodd

The master of ceremonies will announce for your guests to take their seats in The Great Barn, as you return from your first romantic moments spent together as a married couple.

You’ll enter to an uproar of applause from your guests, all seated under a canopy of oak beams, festoon lights and decorative hops overlooking the surrounding farm-scape. Next up, the speeches, which are guaranteed to draw laughter and tears of joy from each and every table, before you move on to the wedding breakfast.

The wedding breakfast

The incredible team of in-house chefs at Doxford Barns will work their magic to ensure your food exceeds expectations of the highest culinary order.

They’re renowned for serving the finest, locally sourced British produce paired with exquisite wines, which will be poured by the wonderful front-of-house team, who will be there throughout the day to ensure you and your guests have the most magical wedding experience.

Wedding breakfast
Credit: Stephen Beecroft

The best thing is you’ll get to have your meal twice! Once at your food tasting, and then again on the day itself.

Your evening reception

After the wedding breakfast, The Great Barn transforms into the most magical stage, which offers your guests front-row seats of the cake-cutting and your first dance.

Your celebrations will then continue long into the night! If guests need a small break from dancing, the courtyard at Doxford Barns offers an incredible festoon-lit space to sip champagne beneath the stars, or to gather beside fire pits on the front lawn, which makes for a perfect occasion to toast marshmallows.

After your wedding day at Doxford Barns

It’s the morning after. You’ve spent your first night as a married couple, but you can’t start the next chapter of your lives together on an empty stomach!

Head back over to the Cart Shed, where the team will be ready and waiting to indulge you with a full breakfast buffet with your guests. The perfect end to your perfect wedding.

To find out more about Doxford Barns, visit doxfordbarns.com.

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