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dream venue: le petit chateau, northumberland – plus a massive 50% off venue hire in 2016

July 4th, 2016 | Julia Braime

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Prepare to fall in love ladies, for this afternoon we’re introducing another of our Dream Venues, and this one is both beautiful and brand new!

The fabulous Le Petit Chateau, brings French charm and style to the Northumberland countryside, providing an individual and impressive setting in which to say those all-important ‘I dos’.

From its spectacular function rooms to its boutique bedrooms and perfectly manicured Mediterranean Gardens, this venue is sure to tick your dream wedding boxes.

Better still, Le Petit Chateau is celebrating opening its doors with a super special wedding offer – 50% off all venue hire in 2016! Plus according to those behind the venue – the award winning Apartment Group – there are lots more amazing freebies that you won’t want to miss out on! We’ll let the Apartment Group take the blogging reigns now to tell us more about this fabulous French fancy…

Images by Sean Elliott Photography.

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Tell Brides Up North a little about the venue and its history…

apartment group say: Le Petit Chateau is a unique North East wedding venue in the beautiful country side, Otterburn, Northumberland. Hospitality at Le Petit Chateau started in the 17th century Coaching Inn, in its previous incarnation as The Percy Arms Hotel and has welcomed visitors across the decades – but never quite in the spectacular style it is today.

What facilities does the venue have? 

It houses a bar, function rooms and 29 beautiful boutique bedrooms indoors, while outside there are stunning Mediterranean Gardens and a fabulous outdoor terrace. We also have a second phase of development planned with a spectacular riverside terrace coming soon!

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Is Le Petit Chateau licensed for civil ceremonies and is there a choice of ceremony rooms/spaces?

Yes, Le Petit Chateau is an exclusive wedding venue with purposely built ceremony space. We have both indoor and outdoor spaces to suite all different shapes and size weddings. Our beautiful Belle Époque room is perfect setting for your vows, or if an outdoor wedding is more your style, our Mediterranean gardens full of tropical palm trees create a stunning backdrop for a garden ceremony. We can cater for up to 160 guests throughout the day and 220 on the evening.

What makes Le Petit Chateau a special wedding venue and sets you apart from others?

Le Petit Chateau is a fabulous new, unique wedding venue from the people who brought you the fabulous Newton Hall and the North East’s award winning premier leisure operator Apartment Group. Bringing the South of France to Northumberland, Le Petit Chateau’s décor is absolutely breath-taking and certainly offers the wow factor. Our exclusivity allows the wedding day to run exactly how our couples desire.

Is there a certain room or feature of the venue that instantly impresses couples? 

The stunning Belle Époque room beautifully designed as the perfect ceremony setting is definitely a hit with brides and grooms. Outdoors meanwhile couples are impressed with the garden’s Mediterranean palms, fire pits and the spectacular fire on water fountain. All in all it creates a one of a kind venue, like no other!

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What sort of bride would be a Le Petit Chateau bride?  

Any style bride can feel right at home in this chic country venue. With deals for every budget we really do have something for everyone.

How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

Each couple has their own dedicated wedding coordinator who is on hand to guide them through the process as smoothly as possible and work one on one to ensure every aspect is catered for. On the day couples are in safe hands with a full team, including their very master of ceremonies who acts as their butler on the day. We have also handpicked a selection of the North East’s top wedding suppliers to work with and recommend.

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Tell us a little about the venue’s accommodation…

Our country manor hotel hosts 29 elegant boutique bedrooms, 17 which are exclusive to wedding guests and the couple for their big day. These lavish bedrooms are adorned with roll tops baths, Juliet balcony’s and Mediterranean Garden views.

And your catering services…

Tastefully traditional and daringly different, thanks to our award winning chefs. Our kitchen team has been brought in from Newcastle’s famed As You Like It (The Observer’s seventh ‘Sexiest Restaurant in the World’) to create everything from vintage tea parties to fine dining; posh finger buffets, hog roasts and Asian banquets. Anything is possible, so long as it tastes good.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

All our packages are bespoke to the couple and produced to cater for all their individual tastes and overall style. Working with eleven different pricing levels, we cater for weddings of all different shapes and sizes. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the best – we have some fantastic offers to suite everyone’s needs.

How do our readers get more information and contact the venue?

Our team of wedding industry professionals are on hand to help you kick-start the process of booking your dream venue. Contact our office on 01830 570400 to speak to a member of the wedding team and arrange a viewing.

Do you have any bridal or special events or open days coming up shortly that our readers should know about?

Our upcoming open weekend will give couples their very first look at the new venue. This will be held on Sunday 17th July between 2pm-5pm. Private viewings are available, however appointments are necessary.

Any other exciting news to share with our readers?

As a special wedding offer to celebrate the opening of Le Petit Chateau we are offering 50% off all venue hire in 2016, plus lots of amazing freebies you won’t want to miss out on!

For more, visit Le Petit Chateau’s website

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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