Today I am thrilled to spotlight on the lovely Healey Barn, a wonderful new wedding venue in the Northumbrian countryside.
While a wedding party in a smart hotel can be impressive, some people are looking for something more informal, more romantic, more rural, where children can run around, where you can have a fire pits, where it doesn’t matter if a drink is spilled and where the party can move outside in good weather. This is what they offer at Healey Barn.
The Barn is near the small village of Healey, 6 miles south of Corbridge in the Tyne Valley. It is just 19 and 24 miles from the centres of Newcastle and Durham respectively.
The barn was originally used as a farm building and is still nestled amongst stunning farmland with views overlooking the dramatic Northumbrian hills.
The venue is made up of a collection of traditional stone farm buildings surrounding a sheltered courtyard.
The main building, the Long Barn, has a spectacular oak “raised cruck” roof, three giant candelabra, wall-mounted candle holders, a fairy-lit ceiling and, of course, a barn-sized stone fireplace.
This creates an enchanting and romantic atmosphere, perfect for Civil Ceremonies or for the arrival point after a Church Wedding – and this later becomes the dance floor!
Joining the Long Barn is the Dining Room, the old cow byre, with another lovely oak roof, a glass wall looking into the Courtyard on one side, and windows to a fantastic Northumbrian view on the other.
The Dining Room is spacious and luxurious for smaller numbers, but will accommodate higher numbers.
At the end of the Dining Room is a stunning, copper-clad bar.
The Courtyard is sheltered by the buildings and is perfect for post-ceremony drinks on a mild day, and at night looks magical with fairy-lit trees, fire pits and lanterns.
There are 3 giant oak planters with seats around them, 6 umbrella-topped trees, and various benches, cosy sun traps and planted troughs and borders. There is also a shelter with garden furniture; providing a covered outside area and a smokers’ refuge.
The northernmost building, the Store Room, contains smart toilets and also the Bride’s Room, where, before Civil ceremonies, the Bride can arrive discreetly and see the Registrars before making her entrance into the Long Room.
There are a few local churches for people wanting a church wedding – and Healey Barn makes an impressive entrance for the reception.
Healey Barn may be a new venue, but it is part of a small, family-run business and if it is a relaxed feel couples want, with incredible food and great service, then this is the place for them!
At Healey Barn they try to make each event as personal and unique as possible – allowing couples to pick and choose from a selection of decorations including fire pits, flares candles, and the dramatic indoor fire.
Couples can also choose from their large menu choice and they even have a wide selection of recommended, local suppliers should they need help finding those too!
Healey Barn is known for their whole BBQ’d lambs, sirloin steak bricks or butterflied legs of lamb.
Alternatively couples can choose from their Rotisserie options including chicken with a cream and tarragon sauce, whole suckling pig with roast apples or even Gressingham duck with wine & blackcurrant sauce.
They only use the best ingredients and serve it simply – generally in a feast style on boards and in bowls to the centre of the tables.
The Barn has a licence until 1am.
For Civil Weddings Healey Barn is licensed for 140 guests. If couples choose to get married in a church then they can still use Healey Barn as venue for their reception, wedding breakfast and evening party.
For eating the Dining Room will accommodate up to 140 people.
There is room for up to 200 guests in the evening.
Special considerations ie. disabled access, kid friendly, dietary requirements etc available at Healey Barn
The barn has disabled access and a disabled toilet facility. Children are welcome at Healey Barn and they can do a separate meal for children as well.
All dietary requirements will be catered for – no one goes hungry at Healey Barn!
The Barn has an online quote system, meaning people can plug in the details of their wedding and get a really good idea of how much their wedding will come to.
There is no on site accommodation at Healey Barn, however they do have a list online of recommended places to stay f0r guests that don’t live in the locality or just want to have a lovely night away.
Also for weddings between 1st November 2015 – 31st March 2016, and 1st November 2016 – 31st March 2017, couples who get married at Healey Barn are welcome to an exclusive offer at The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland:
•Free bridal suite if 10 or more rooms are booked
•10% off rack rate of all rooms for the couples that book 10 or more rooms
•For Sunday – Thursday nights only
There is also special offers available > Winter Offer
You also have the opportunity to visit the venue on the 18th of October 2015 > Open Day
To Contact The Healey Barn
Phone: 01434 400 044
Image Credit: 2 Tone Photography
Evening Photo Credit: Paul Liddement Photography