Healey Barn is a wonderful new wedding venue in the Northumbrian countryside, made up of traditional stone farm buildings surrounding a sheltered courtyard.
Features & Capacity
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In-house Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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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 copper-clad bar, which has a licence until 1am.
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.
Completing the package is our inimitable menus. Their formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie visible through a glass screen from the Dining Room, and large mobile BBQ which can be moved in and out of sight as appropriate.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Leanne Cheek
We are open for viewings on most dates - please have a look at our available slots under the Viewings section of our website and then drop us an email or call us on 01434 400044 and we will get you booked in.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
Riding Mill, Riding Mill, Northumberland, NE44 6BN, England
Nearest Train Station
From Newcastle; head out on the A69 towards Hexham. Before reaching Hexham, and just after a turning towards Newton, take the first exit on the large roundabout onto the A68. At the next roundabout, take the second exit (straight over the roundabout). You will drive up a slight hill which bears to the left, and when you reach the top of the hill you will see the first exit to Healey – however, keep on going until you see the second turning to Healey shortly after. This road is narrow, but there are plenty of passing places. Healey Barn is just off this road on your left, you will see the sign.
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
The best? Impossible! Our venue is such a blank canvas that every wedding is unique, personal, fun and we have loved them all!
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Ask questions! We are always around to answer the quickest of questions, the longest chain of questions, the amazingly bizarre questions, and the most obvious, mundane or confusing questions - but we know that every question answered reassures the couple immensely; so never be afraid to ask, ask, ask away!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We love the 'find your face to find your place' seating plan - the couples must take ages gathering photos of all the guests, and it reminds the guests of times spent with the happy couple.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed. Informal. Rustic. Rural. Fun!
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Overlooking the rolling Northumberland countryside on our stunning lawn, under our canopy of Mulberry trees.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
That would be telling!
What’s your favourite canapé?
You decide...http://www.crippshealey.com/canapes-menu/ ! They are all delicious!
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
We love cheese and ham boards, but our favourite dance-floor snack is our Roasted 4-day marinated pork roll & apple sauce.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
The buildings - they are old farm buildings, and are just stunning. We especially love The Long Barn; used for civil ceremonies and dancing in the evening, has spectacular oak beams, candelabras, fairy lights and stone fireplace creating an enchanting and romantic atmosphere.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our food! Our formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie visible through a glass screen from the Dining Room, and large mobile BBQ which can be moved in and out of sight as appropriate. Our food is served 'feast-style' on boards and in bowls to the centre of the table for guests to just dig into! Yum!