CHAMPAGNE corks are popping at a top North East wedding venue after it scooped four major awards in just three months.
Newton Hall, which overlooks the award-winning Northumberland coast and specialises in innovative and creative outdoor weddings, has seen off competition from across Britain to be named Best UK Coastal Venue at the UK Wedding Awards.
And the win follows hot on the heels of a trio of regional triumphs, including Best North East Countryside Wedding Venue of the Year at the Wedding Industry Awards, Best Wedding Venue at the North of England Wedding Awards and Best North East Venue at the Bridal Book Awards.
Owned by North East leisure operator Apartment Group, Newton Hall offers a coastal as well as a countryside setting and managing director Duncan Fisher said its latest award win is proof of its national, as well as regional appeal.
“Brides no longer expect to marry in their home town,” he said. “They want a spectacular venue that will fulfil their fantasies – and they are prepared to travel to the end of the country.
“We have led the away in outdoor weddings with a purpose-built Garden Suite and our outdoor Wedding Hill and Wedding Terrace, with a retractable roof, means we can easily cater for up to 150 guests.
“We are only one mile from the beach. The Northumberland Coast is an area of outstanding beauty and gives the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs.”
The venue also prides itself in offering bespoke celebrations. “Rather than offer couples a choice of ‘one-size-fits-all’ wedding packages, we encourage them to let their imaginations run riot,” said Duncan.
“They can be as bold and creative as they like – and our team will bring their vision to life.”
The 21-bedroom venue can also cater for any budget and offers a wide range of entertainment, from racing car simulators and funfair rides, to film crews for pre and post wedding shoots.
Apartment Group also own popular North East wedding venue Le Petit Chateau. The French country manor, surrounded by palm trees and Mediterranean inspired gardens picked up Best Countryside Wedding venue at the national UK Wedding Awards and Best Newcomer 2016 at the Wedding Industry Awards.