Jersey Farm | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Part 15

And finally we reach the end of our the second week of featuring the best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East who we are very proud to work with, and be preferred wedding stationery provider for. This follows on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post and we are showcasing a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks. So in no particular order today we feature the quirky Jersey Farm Hotel on Darlington Road, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8TA.

Jersey Farm | Coochicoo Cards

The Jersey Farm Hotel is set in 12 acres of luscious farmland, with a peaceful and calming charm and provides a tranquil retreat from the everyday world. They pride themselves on bringing a personal touch to your wedding and offer various options of where to get married: The Lounge Suite is a warm and friendly room that overlooks green fields and small receptions of up to 30 guests work very well in this room. The Garden Suite overlooks the patio and lawn area and has a light and airy feel, excellent for small/medium sized receptions of up to 60 guests. The Barn is large and spacious with a balcony and a stage (for the top table). Doors behind the stage lead out onto a fountained terrace and lawns, Balustrade, and private garden. This room is ideal for larger size weddings seating up to 200 for the day reception and up to 300 guests for the evening. The Barn Side Room runs adjacent to the barn and is segregated by concertina doors. It has subtle pale lilac walls with contemporary lighting, a wooden floor and interesting floral photographic art on the walls. This also leads out onto the terrace as well as to courtyard rooms and is suitable for up to 90 guests.

Jersey Farm room setting | Coochicoo Cards

 

For more information and to download their wedding brochure visit www.jerseyfarmhotel.co.uk/weddings. Contact: Ruth , T: 01833 638223, E: reception@jerseyfarm.co.uk

 

Crathorne Hall | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Part 13

We continue the second week of featuring more best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East who we are very proud to work with, and be preferred wedding stationery provider for. This follows on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post and we are showcasing a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks. So in no particular order today we feature the beautiful Crathorne Hall at Crathorne, Yarm, North Yorkshire, TS15 OAR.

Crathorne Hall | Coochicoo CardsCrathorne Hall is a magnificent Edwardian country house set in 15 acres of stunning grounds and gardens just on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors with captivating views of the Leven Valley. With their award winning food and friendly service you have the ultimate wedding venue in Yarm. Crathorne Hall will leave nothing to chance and their dedicated co-ordinators will advise on everything from cars to caviar. When your big day arrives, an experienced member of the team will be there from start to finish. All you need to do is relax, mingle with your guests and enjoy the moment. They have a range of rooms licensed for civil ceremonies: the Presidents Lounge and Yorkshire suites are perfect for intimate services; the gorgeous Edwardian Room can seat up to 90 guests with additional 10 standing for a ceremony; while the Drawing Room can accommodate up to 100 guests for the wedding breakfast. For the ultimate in indulgence, take over the entire house and grounds, especially perfect for a Winter wedding in Yorkshire.

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For more information and to download their wedding brochure visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/crathornehall/weddings . Contact: Nicola Jones, T: 01642 700398, E: njones@handpicked.co.uk

Northern Echo Arena | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Part 8

We begin the new week featuring more best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East who we are very proud to work with, and be preferred wedding stationery provider for. This follows on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post and we are showcasing a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks. So in no particular order today we feature the Mowden Park Northern Echo Arena at Neasham Road, Darlington, Co Durham, DL2 1DL.

Northern Echo Arena | Coochicoo Cards

The Mowden Park Arena is an iconic venue in Darlington and prides themselves on giving you the perfect wedding reception. They have a range of rooms to suit any sized wedding with their Presidents and Platinum suites holding up to 180 guests. Their in-house catering team offers a wide menu choice from finger buffets to hog roasts to 3 course silver service using fresh local produce. Mowden Park is a 25,000 seater stadium and the bride and groom can have their guests photographed in the stands or even on the pitch. This is a totally unique experience exclusive to the Arena.

Northern Echo Arena | Coochicoo Cards

Book your wedding here and receive £25 discount off a wedding stationery order with us (terms apply).

For more information and to download their wedding brochure visit their website  Contact: Amanda Baker, T: 01325 350267, E:amanda.baker@mowdenpark.com.

Hall Garth Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Part 6

Continuing on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post we bring you details of the best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East. At Coochicoo Cards we are very proud to work with each of these venues and to be their preferred wedding stationery provider. We are featuring a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks, so in no particular order today we feature the Hall Garth Hotel at Coatham Mundeville, Darlington, Co Durham, DL1 3LU.

Hall Garth Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

From the moment you arrive outside the magnificent 15th century country house, standing proudly within 70 acres of its own beautiful parkland, the scene will be set for a wonderful wedding day. The Hall Garth Hotel boasts various reception suites including the contemporary Summerson Suite with its panoramic views and delightful private courtyard garden; the spacious Brafferton Suite with its charming woodland views and warm welcoming interior; or the Secret Garden for outside ceremonies. The Hall Garth Hotel pride themselves on personal attention to detail and when it comes to selecting the right menu, wines and decoration and they have a comprehensive guide of options to guarantee they are the perfect setting for your perfect day.

Hall Garth Hotel gazebo | Coochicoo CardsFor more information and to download their wedding brochure visit https://hallgarthdarlington.com/weddings/
Contact: Kelly Simpson, Emma Luke or Lindsey York, T: 01325 300400, E: events@hallgarthdarlington.co.uk

Morritt Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Day 3

Following on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post we bring you details of the best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East. At Coochicoo Cards we are very proud to work with each of these venues and to be their preferred wedding stationery provider. We are featuring a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks, so in no particular order today we feature the Morritt Hotel at Greta Bridge, Co Durham, DL12 9SE.

Morritt Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

Surrounded by rolling fields, the River Greta and the handsome hamlet of Greta Bridge, The Morritt Hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the market town of Barnard Castle. They offer world renowned northern hospitality and an unstuffy, romantic atmosphere with award-winning food. The Morritt Hotel understand each wedding is individual and they offer expertise in order to build a package totally exclusive to you. Whatever the size of your party, you are likely to find a place to fit, whether it’s for a civil ceremony and reception, or just for your celebration. They have the romantic Garden Room, which can seat up to 100 for a civil ceremony or 60 for a wedding breakfast; the stunningly impressive Ballroom which can seat up to 200, and can accommodate 300 for dancing and buffet; the elegant oak-lined Gilroy’s Dining Room seats up to 50 and has an adjoining bar; the charming Rokeby Suite can seat up to 30 and can be used as an extension to the Garden Room or Ballroom; or the bijou Blue Room is ideal for an intimate and cosy ceremony for up to 16 guests.

Morritt Hotel room decor | Coochicoo Cards Morritt Hotel Gazebo | Coochicoo Cards

For more information and to download their wedding brochure visit http://themorritt.co.uk/weddings-and-functions. Contact: Johnathon Cairns, T: 01833 627232, E: weddings@themorritt.co.uk

Blackwell Grange Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

Best North East Wedding Venues – Day 2

Following on from our Top Tips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue post we bring you details of the best of the best #weddingvenues in the North East. At Coochicoo Cards we are very proud to work with each of these venues and to be their preferred wedding stationery provider. We are featuring a different #weddingvenue every day for two weeks, so in no particular order today we feature the stunning Blackwell Grange Hotel at Grange Road, Darlington, Co Durham, DL3 8QH.

Blackwell Grange Hotel | Coochicoo Cards

From the moment you catch a glimpse of the wonderful 1693 Georgian Facade you know you are somewhere special at The Blackwell Grange hotel. Whether you envisage saying ‘I do’ in the newly refurbished Bruhenny Suite or the glorious garden gazebo, The Blackwell Grange Hotel has the potential to make your dreams reality. The Bruhenny Suite has recently been refurbished, making it a light, airy room filled with natural daylight. A staircase within the room leads you to the Bruhenny Bar which has been completely transformed. This magnificent suite can accommodate up to 140 guests by day and 200 by night. The George Allan Suite with its traditional décor looking south over the grounds has direct access to the gardens and their stunning Wedding Gazebo giving you the perfect fairy-tale backdrop for those most important photographs. Along with private use of The Blackwell Bar, this suite can accommodate up to 80 guests by day and 130 guests by night. The Blackwell Grange offers all-inclusive packages as well as bespoke wedding packages, tailor made to suit your requirements.

Blackwell Grange Hotel wedding ceremony setting | Coochicoo Cards

Book the hotels Ultimate Wedding package and receive some of your wedding stationery free from us or book any other package and receive £25 discount of a wedding stationery order (terms apply).

For more information and to download their wedding brochure visit Blackwell Grange Hotel Contact: Deborah Smith, T: 0330 102 7238 , E: weddings.blackwell@bruhennyhotels.co.uk

Photos by CameraA and Claire Hirst Photography.

Top Tips on Choosing your Wedding venue | Coochicoo Cards

10 TopTips On Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Knowing where to start looking or ‘if it’s the one’ is a dilemma that lots of engaged couples face when choosing their wedding venue. Well worry not, as here are 10 helpful questions you can ask to help you decide if it’s the right one for you……

1. Can it accommodate your numbers?
If you have a guest list of 100’s that you absolutely cannot cut, but the venue is a small boutique hotel that only has room for 50 people, then it’s not for you.

2.What exactly is included in the package and/or price you have been quoted?
Always get a full list in writing of what is and is not included before you book, so there are no unwelcome surprises of hidden ‘extras’ charges.

3.What are the menu options?
Find out what the menu options are and make sure the venue offers you a tasting session so you can be confident that the food is up to standard.

4.Does the venue have a designated wedding coordinator and will they be there on the day?
You need to have confidence that there is one person in charge of arranging and coordinating your wedding from start to finish who fully understands your requirements.

5.Will there be any other weddings on the same day?
Some larger venues can host multiple weddings on the same day, so find out if you will have sole use of the venue and facilities or if you will be sharing it with another wedding party.

6.How many bedrooms are available for guests and can they be reserved in advance?
If there are not sufficient bedrooms for all your guests, find out if there is alternative accommodation nearby. If not you may need to provide transport for your guests.

7.Does the venue have a list of preferred/recommended suppliers and do you have to use them?
Some couples prefer to have a helping hand from their venue and use the wedding suppliers they recommend (e.g. stationers, florists, room styling etc). Other couples may already have chosen their own suppliers and want to use them instead.

8.Are there restrictions on the type of music that can be played and what time must it end?
Some venues, particularly those close to residential areas, may have limitations imposed on them regarding the type of music, how loud it can be and what time it must be turned off.

9.Is there adequate parking on site for guests?
You want your guests to relax and enjoy your day and not have to worry about parking.

10.Is there a backup plan in case of bad weather?
If you are having an outdoor ceremony make sure the venue has a contingency plan in place. Find out where the ceremony will be moved to and will there be sufficient time to turn the room around for the Reception?

Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing some of the best wedding venues in the North East who we are proud to work with. So please keep checking our blog.