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Backworth Hall is the perfect venue for that special occasion. We have many years experience in hosting weddings, offering the flexibility for you to have your day, your way.
Pricing & Costs

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Our Venue hire package includes cold buffet catering, DJ, chair covers, tablecloths and a fully licenced bar with two staff.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
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A three course wedding breakfast with a choice of menus.
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Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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Our packages include venue hire for wedding and reception, wedding breakfast, evening buffet, decorations of the room to suit each Bride...
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What is included in this pricing:
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Set amongst a stunning backdrop of 85 acres of land, with a rich history dating back to late 18th Century, Backworth Hall was once was the home of Ralph William Grey, a wealthy landowner and gentleman. Backworth Hall is unique, set up as the welfare and recreational centre for the whole of the Backworth coal-mining district, which had over 3000 employees. The miners used to pay sixpence out of their wages to the Social Fund to keep the place going. The Hall is administered by dedicated Trustees, is a non-profit making charity and all funds are used to maintain the Hall and grounds for the benefit of the local community. Backworth Hall is licensed for wedding ceremonies, providing a truly magnificent backdrop for your wedding day. With a sweeping staircase and a magnificent function room looking out across the garden, there are plenty of photo opportunities and places for your guests to explore whilst enjoying their drinks. Your wedding day may be as intimate or extensive as you wish, Backworth Hall is licensed for 120 people and we have two choices of Wedding Room, Newton or Grey. The Newton Room is ideal for wedding ceremonies and intimate weddings; the Grey Room, with its tall ceiling and breathtaking view, is ideal for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. Our packages have been named in honour of our rich history and ethical roots in the Coal Mining Industry.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Morrison
I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful countryside location.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Spring Wedding Open Day

7th March 2020
We will be showcasing this beautiful hidden gem for the weekend. Rooms will be decorated as per our packages available and approved suppliers will be on hand to support us.
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Location & Contact Details


Backworth Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE27 0AH, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

I couldn't pick one, they are all amazing.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Set a budget and stick to it, you can get carried away with spending on a wedding, but sometimes it isn't necessary.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I have seen so many, again it's too hard to select one.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, old, friendly, welcoming and affordable.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The gardens.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?


What’s your favourite canapé?

anything with sea food!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The staircase and the atrium roof.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The team we have here are amazing.