The North East boasts some of the best wedding venues in England. Wishbone Weddings have chaperoned at lots of these amazing places.
Peggy and I have decided to visit some of our favorite venues to show you why we love them so much and to share with you some venues we haven’t worked at yet but would love to……plus its just a good excuse to get out and about in the gorgeous countryside!
First on the list from our tour of the North East is the South Causey Inn.
The South Causey Inn is set in the beautiful Beamish Valley in Stanley near Durham. The best way to describe this venue would be rustic, cosy and relaxed.
Weddings take place in either the Durham Suite or The Old Barn at present but there is also a new renovation place for a further exciting space for future weddings. We’ll update this page as soon as it opens.
The Old Barn is a spacious private area with its own chapel room where ceremonies take place. The wooden beams and wooden flooring add a touch romance to the venue and the quirky antique decoration has become a real theme throughout the venue and hotel.
The views from the old barn are something else. It looks out at the beautiful Beamish Valley countryside making it a photographers dream with a sprawling countryside which looks impressive whatever the weather.
The Durham suite once a stone stable block has been converted into a perfect space ideal for hosting a perfect wedding. I do love the decor in the Durham suite, along with a homely feel and gorgeous natural light throughout it makes for a really impressive place.
We have been lucky enough to chaperone 10 dogs to their parents wedding at the South Causey inn and each time we are made to feel very welcome by the friendly and professional staff.
The venue is super dog friendly and when you visit you will more than likely see some of the resident dogs milling around the grounds. Dogs are allowed in the bar area, the snug and the hotel has several pet friendly rooms.
The South causey Inn holds a monthly dog walk which takes place at 10 a.m on the first Saturday of every month. Peggy and I have enjoyed these walks and even on occasion have taken photos for the whole group attending. We love to explore the Beamish Woods and nearby Causey Arch.
Peggy loves nothing more than a dip in the hotels lake and I enjoy nothing more than a nice cup of tea at the at The Hotspot bar. The Hotspot Bar is an original 1960s Bedford TK Fire Engine that has been converted into a state of the art bar.
Some photographs I took at the South Causey Inn dog walk