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Diary Date! Wedding Showcase Day at Beamish Hall: THIS SUNDAY!

January 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Just dashing in to remind you lucky North East ladies with so many simply stunning wedding venues on your doorsteps all about the Wedding Showcase Day taking place at Brides Up North Featured Supplier venue, Beamish Hall Hotel, Beamish, Co Durham this very Sunday.

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Beamish Hall will be open to Brides to Be and their families from 11.00am – 4.00pm on Sunday 13th January 2013.  Head to this beautiful country house venue to see it all dressed up for weddings and speak to one of their lovely wedding co-ordinators.

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Beamish Hall, North East Wedding Venue

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Rosie Robson, Head of Weddings, says:  Beamish Hall is a starting point for beautiful memories. The grand country house setting and extensive grounds provide the perfect backdrop for photographs that you will share and cherish forever. At Beamish Hall we pride ourselves on our friendly and professional service. Our dedicated wedding team have a total commitment to ensuring that your wedding day exceeds your every expectation. 

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Beamish Hall, North East Wedding Venue

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Redgate Wedding Beamish Hall

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The venue, with 42 bedrooms, caters from 60 to 300 guests. Marquees within the grounds of the Hall can accommodate between 200 and 1,000 guests. So from a smaller celebration to a gigantic affair, this is a venue that needs to be on your “to see” list.

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Rosie says:  We have a wide range of suites for you to choose from, all of which offer beautiful views and elegant decor and will be perfectly set up for your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations by our dedicated wedding team. Choose from the Winter Gardens with its stunning terrace, the Monboucher Suite with large bay windows overlooking the lawns, the Shafto Hall with minstrel gallery and feature fireplace, the Eden Suite with its private balcony or the Common Room for the more intimate wedding.

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Our 42 en suite bedrooms are individually decorated with antiques and fine furnishings sourced from around the world ensuring every room has a refined sense of character and style. Choose from one of our Premier Rooms with en-suite spa bath, a family room or our luxury Charron apartment for a home from home experience. After a relaxing morning, meet up with your guests and relive those precious moments over breakfast in our Eden Suite. Special accommodation rates are available on Fridays and Saturdays for your wedding party and guests.

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More information can be found at www.beamish-hall.co.uk or contact one of the Hall’s wedding coordinators who will be happy to assist you on 01207 233 733.

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Dream Venue: The Black Horse, Beamish

August 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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When I first visited The Black Horse, Beamish I knew immediately that I had discovered something special.  This wedding blog Dream Venue is hidden amongst the countryside in the neighbouring area of the infamous Beamish Museum in County Durham, riddled with history dating back to the 1700’s. The surrounding gardens, orchards, resident red kites and spectacular views are just a few of the many things that draw people into travelling wide and far to enjoy the Black Horse’s wonderful dining experience.

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I like this Dream Venue so much that I asked them if they would like to host my Brides Up North North East Tweet Up 2011, and guess what: they said that they would!  Today, I chat to Grace at The Black Horse and find out a little bit more about this special setting. 

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Black Horse Beamish

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What facilities are on offer for weddings at the Black Horse?

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We have two beautiful rooms available to hire here at the Black Horse. The first being the George Ridley Room, Gallery Bar and Terrace. This is a magnificent room is complemented by original stone walls, two open fires, high ceilings and bare oak beams which enhance the grandeur of the setting. The George Ridley room is attached to the Gallery Bar and heated outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the rolling countryside. The George Ridley can be used as a private dining room to seat up to a maximum of 45 guests for a sit down meal or used with the adjoining Gallery Bar to hold up to 80 people for an informal buffet.

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The second room available for hire is The Orangery. This spectacular, light and airy space provides a completely unique venue for weddings, black tie balls and parties. The Orangery can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests for a sit down meal and up to 80 for an informal buffet.

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The Black Horse is set in 33 acres of stunning countryside, which gives us the opportunity to offer you a number of areas for a marquee to be placed. We only use a reputable and reliable marquee company who have over ten years experience in the industry and know the venue very well. Having this close relationship with the marquee company enables us to create your dream setting completely bespoke and unique to your wedding. It also has the added benefit for those wanting larger guest numbers.

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The Black Horse is a unique venue with great flexibility that can be booked for any occasion whether it be a wedding, a special birthday, an anniversary, family celebrations, a christening or large corporate event. Whatever the occasion, the facilities available here are endless whether it be inside or outside, upstairs or downstairs, formal or informal we can reserve an area and cater for you.

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Can wedding guests stay over at your venue? 

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We now have Huckleberry Cottage, which is our brand newly refurbished detached cottage set in the idyllic Beamish conservation valley with fabulous panoramic views over the rolling countryside. The holiday cottage is ideally located to discover Durham, Northumberland and the Dales, offering tranquil countryside and city life, with an abundance of wildlife and rare birds such as a pair of red kites.

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Tell us about your food/ menus/ wines…

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At The Black Horse we take pride on the freshness of our ingredients offering a rare “field to plate” dining experience. Our 3 course wedding breakfast menus start from as little as £23.95 per person.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Black Horse Beamish

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Have you got any special wedding events or open days coming up?

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We will be holding a wedding open day on October 1st from 12pm until 3pm upstairs in the George Ridley room. This will give the chance for brides and grooms to come and take a look around at the facilities we have on offer and have a chat with our team.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Black Horse Beamish

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What sets your venue apart from others?

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Your wedding day is the most important day of your life but choosing a venue in County Durham that has beautiful surroundings and offers great flexibility and value for money can sometimes be a challenge.

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price for your wedding packages?

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Every couple has a different expectation of their wedding day and the secret to the perfect day is finding out what things are the most important for the couple and ensuring you understand their wishes and the importance of them. With this in mind we do not offer specific packages but prefer to tailor each wedding to the couple’s needs.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Black Horse Beamish

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Where can we get more information/ read more/ contact the venue?

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You can visit our website www.blackhorsebeamish.co.uk or request a wedding pack info@blackhorsebeamish.co.uk or 01207232569.

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Why have you chosen to support the Brides Up North Tweet Ups 2011?

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When Julia asked us if we would like to be involved in the Brides Up North Tweet Up we jumped at the chance as we thought it was a fabulous idea and wanted to help connect those involved the wedding industry.

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WINNER! Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club Right Royal Giveaway

May 15th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Another mini break up for grabs today at Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club, plus a bottle of champagne.  Life is sweet for you Brides Up North! 

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And the winner is…

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Sally

April 13, 2011 | What a gorgeous hotel!!!! A bottle of bubbly, a fantastic room and somewhere to hide away with my new hubby…… it would be perfect!!!!!!

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Sally, your Sunday just got even better!  Contact Brides Up North to claim your prize!

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Not your lucky day? – remember that the winners of the rest of the fantastic competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza will be announced every day at 12 noon throughout May.  Many of the competitions are still open too!  Keep checking the Brides Up North blog daily to see if you are a winner!

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WINNER! Mini Break At Hardwick Hall Hotel & A Bottle Of Champagne!

May 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Ooooh how I spoil you! Time to announce the winner of the romantic bed and breakfast night for two at the beautiful 4* country park Hardwick Hall Hotel, County Durham, plus a bottle of champagne bubbles!

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Brides Up North loves a good mini break with the hubby – rest, relaxation and romance.  Just don’t do a Bridget Jones and end up inadvertently packing these….

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I digress.

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The lucky winner chosen at random is…

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  • Gemma

    April 14, 2011 | After being so busy and not having a break since god knows when the thought of a romantic night away with my other half would be bliss… this would just be perfect, I can imagine it now, dressing gown on, sipping champagne… oh a girl can dream!!! lets hope it becomes a reality! xxxxxx

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    Congratulations Gemma! – you are going to be one popular girl at home! Please contact Brides Up North to claim your prize.

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    Thank you so much to Hardwick Hall Hotel, a Brides Up North Dream Venue, for supplying this fantastic prize and once again to all my readers for your lovely comments about the venue.

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    There could only be one bride to be in line for a mini break a la Bridget and Daniel, but remember that the winners of the rest of the fantastic competitions in the Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza will be announced every day at 12 noon throughout May.  Many of the competitions are still open too!  Keep checking the Brides Up North blog daily to see if you are a winner!

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    Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza – A Mini Break at Hardwick Hall Hotel with Extra Fizz! (CLOSED)

    April 3rd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Happy Mother’s Day! I spent a wonderful day with my mummy yesterday at Rockliffe Hall’s spa.  Feeling very chilled, and ready for lunch with the in-laws.  Love you Mum!

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    In a slight change to the Brides Up North blogging schedule, I will be back later with Sunday’s usual Super Sunday blogosphere round-up.  I just couldn’t wait to share the latest prize in the Brides Up North Right Royal Giveaway Bonanza with you.

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    Hardwick Hall Hotel is offering you and your other half the chance to win one night’s bed and breakfast for two at their gorgeous country park 4* hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham.

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    And they will throw in a bottle of champagne too!

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    All you have to do is comment on the post below for a chance to win*

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    The perfect prize to relax and unwind in a romantic setting before your wedding day, or for a post wedding mini moon!  I’m jealous already.

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    This competition closes on on 2 May 2011.

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    *Winners will be drawn at random.  Entrants will be automatically be subscribed to the Brides Up North monthly newsletter. Offer subject to availability.  Prize is one night’s stay in a Deluxe room plus restaurant breakfast.  House champagne only.

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    Hardwick Hall Hotel Open Day

    February 11th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Hardwick Hall Hotel, is having an open day this Sunday 13 February from 11am – 4pm.  North East brides to be – head to Hardwick Hall Hotel to see exactly why I chose this wonderful venue for my own wedding day!

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    Read more about Hardwick Hall Hotel in my Dream Venue post here.

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    Watch out for other Brides Up North Featured Suppliers such as Celebration Cakes Peterlee on the day too!

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    Hardwick Hall Hotel

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    County Durham

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    Tel: +44 (0)1740 620253

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    Garden Party! A Real Wedding – Anna & Paul

    January 1st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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    Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Serenity Photography got in touch over the Christmas break with this beautiful Real Wedding in Durham.  Top marks for the date: 10/10/10!

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    Danny at Serenity Photography tells Brides Up North more: The Real Wedding of Anna and Paul took place on a special date, 10th October 2010. The location was Crook Hall and Gardens, located in Durham.  This is a beautiful venue with several individual gardens surrounding the property.

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    The Bride and Groom requested relaxed informal photographs in the gardens and during the wedding breakfast.  In fact it was so relaxed that at one point the best man even put Anna into a headlock!

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    Finally, Anna, Paul and his son Lennon posed in the Cathedral View Garden, a united, loving family

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    Dream Venue: Hardwick Hall Hotel

    December 28th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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    I had my wedding reception at Hardwick Hall Hotel this October (pictures coming up on the blog this week, actually!), so as well as being a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, it really was our dream venue!  Its a stunning setting for your special day.

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    With 51 individually decorated spacious luxury bedrooms, conference, wedding and banqueting suites and the Rib Room Steakhouse & Grill, Hardwick Hall Hotel is an excellent choice

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    The selection of beautiful suites and Hardwick Hall Hotel’s licence to hold civil ceremonies makes this the perfect venue for a wedding of any size. The magnificent Coleman Suite comfortably accommodates up to 350 seated guests with acoustic sliding screens which enables Hardwick Hall Hotel to arrange the Suite to a size to suit your wishes.   Also available are the elegant Boyne Suite and the contemporary John Burdon Suite both to seat 120 guests.

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    During the summer months the Paddock Marquee with its own private garden and lovely views make it a special venue for the traditional summer garden wedding accommodating 150 seated guests. Larger Marquees are available throughout selected months of the year which can seat up to 1500 guests.

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    All photographs by David Lawson Studios

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