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Doxford Barns is an award-winning barn wedding venue in Northumberland. We specialise in delivering exclusive long weekend weddings, as well as single day weddings on our private country estate.

Standing proudly amongst 550 acres of rolling green fields lies our stunning barn wedding venue – Doxford Barns. Set within our private country estate, Doxford Barns is available a completely exclusive basis to you and your guests. 

When it comes to delivering your dream wedding experience, our approach is to stray away from the ‘norm’ by giving you complete freedom to enjoy our venue and surrounding space for either three-days or one-day. Our three-day and weekend weddings are incredibly popular, providing you and your guests with an extended wedding celebration, including a two night stay within our on-site cottage accommodation.

Our one-day wedding option gives you a more traditional choice of celebrating your wedding in a single day, for which Doxford Barns will be exclusive to you and your guests, along with the freedom to enjoy our surroundings as you wish, including an overnight stay within our on-site cottage accommodation. 

An idyllic location

Doxford Barns is located in the heart of coastal Northumberland, on a 550-acre working farm in Chathill, Alnwick.

Our barns, which comprise of two interconnected 18th century barns lies amidst undulating, unspoilt countryside, which is completely private and secluded for you and your guests.

Doxford Barns is located 7 miles north of Alnwick, located conveniently just off the A1 at Chathill, Northumberland. 


Excellent cuisine

We are very proud of the incredible cuisine prepared by our head chef and his culinary team at Doxford Barns, where we are passionate about food presentation and taste. We are privileged to be on the doorstep of some of the country’s best ingredients, giving us plenty of choice when it comes to working closely with artisan suppliers.

When it comes to making your culinary choices, our team will offer you guidance and inspiration from our incredible selection of dishes that are made up of locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Whether you choose to be creative, flamboyant, classic or contemporary with your menus, our award-winning team are here to help guide you with your complementary wine selection by inviting you to our tasting evenings ahead of your big day.

Beautiful accommodation

Waiting our 550-acre estate, we provide on-site accommodation in the form of seven tastefully renovated farm cottages plus the bridal suite, all of which are exclusive to you and your guests and just a stone’s throw from the Great Barn.

Our cottages comprise of three, two and one bedrooms and can sleep up to 41 guests, plus the newly-wed couple in the bridal suite. 

Our stone built cottages are arranged in a terraced row overlooking our rustic wedding venue and are all equipped for self-catering. Each cottage has wifi and includes cosy sitting rooms with log fires, fully-fitted kitchens (one with an Aga) and wonderfully appointed bathrooms.

Expertly co-ordinated

Our team at Doxford Barns have won awards for our expert levels of customer service. Not only has Doxford Barns been named as wedding venue of the year in the Northumberland Tourism Awards in 2017, we were also rewarded for outstanding customer service at the North of England Wedding Awards in 2016. For 2018, we have been shortlisted for best barn wedding venue in the UK Wedding Awards by Hitched.

We strongly believe the recognition we have earned has come from our enthusiasm in delivering dream weddings, which consistently receive 5* ratings.

Our award-winning team are passionate about we do and whilst enjoying the wedding co-ordination and support, we are very flexible in the way we work and will liaise with you to tailor your wedding in any way that accomplishes your dream.

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