An exciting, truly unique & unusual wedding barn venue has been born, located in the heart of coastal Northumberland, complete with quirk-some cottages, camping pods & swans.
Wedding barns with a difference are few and far between, sadly many of them look the same and offer nothing out of the ordinary. But not Doxford Barns! This unusual wedding barn is situated on a private and secluded country estate in the unspoilt Northumberland countryside.
The venue is exclusive to you and your guests for up to three days and has mastered the art of creating a truly relaxed vibe. Not only this, but the spacious 500 acre farm retreat allows couples to choose between 5 different ceremony areas on offer. There’s also an enormously beautiful lake where you can get married, but mind the 7 friendly swans (Lynne and Rupert love a photo bomb)!
This place is family run and, like all our venues, is not a corporate wedding business. In 2014 Richard Shell came up with the idea of Doxford Barns and has created Northumberland’s biggest wedding venue. Tom & Sarah Shell have farmed at Doxford for the last 30 years, with the farm being in Sarah’s family for over 3 generations. Sarah manages the accommodation onsite and maintains all of the cottages throughout the year.
Tom and his eldest son John oversee the day-to-day operations on the farm as well as looking after the brand new camping pods onsite. He’s often seen with his beloved sheepdogs, ‘Queef’ and ‘Snatch’ on a daily basis. If you’re not an animal person but love your farm machinery, then be sure to catch farmer John for a ride in his big blue tractor.
So what with their award winning chef, John Blackmore, the family parrot that can whistle the James Bond Theme and the fact that pets are welcome within venue & cottages (one couple are bringing their 12ft snake) I think you’ll agree, that this is truly an unusual wedding barn.
Real Wedding Inspiration
Sophie & Max | An Atmospheric Sky for a Vintage Wedding paulsantosphotography.com
Thank you so so much to all the team at Doxford Barns for helping make our wedding day this Saturday the day of our dream. Richard, Sarah, Karen and all the team thanks so much for going above and beyond in everything you did for us from the minute we arrived on Friday till our departure on Sunday. It was just incredible and everything we hoped for. The cottages were brilliant and the venue fantastic. Thank you also to John the chef, the food was absolutely delicious and served with a huge smile! With our sincere gratitude the new Mr and Mrs Haplin.
Thank you so much to everyone at Doxford Barns for helping us have the perfect wedding day on Saturday. It was great to have so many family and friends staying in the cottages onsite for the whole weekend. The food was superb! Sunshine finally came out in the afternoon and we got some gorgeous snaps down by the lake and in the fields. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were just great throughout. Thank you all so much from a very happy Mr and Mrs Pearson!
Doxford Farm, Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE67 5DY
Got a question or date enquiry?
We don’t spam, nor share your details with anyone other than the venue – ever! We will pass your details and questions on and the venue will contact you directly. If you contact them by any other means, please tell them where you found the venue.