Northumberland boasts North East’s top wedding venue

Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland.
Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland.

A Northumberland wedding venue is celebrating its own special big day.

Kirkley Hall has been named the best in the region at a prestigious awards evening.

It won the Wedding Venue for the North East 2015 title at the North of England Wedding Awards, in association with The Wedding Guide UK, held at York.

General manager Wayne Vickers said: “Myself and all of the team are completely overjoyed by this fantastic achievement.

“We are always grateful just having the privilege to be part of a couple’s special day so to get recognition for first-class services provided by the whole team makes all the hard work worthwhile. “Competition in our category was very strong seeing us up against some extremely well-established and credible venues so we were honoured to make it through as a finalist. To go on and win the award was unbelievable.”

The awards reward client service excellence and recognise businesses that go the extra mile for their customers, providing outstanding service and inspiring their customers to actively promote them.

Entrants were judged on customer reviews across a number of areas including service excellence; product quality; value for money; and outstanding commitment.

Wedding Venue for the North East 2015 was one of the most hotly-contested categories, with 10 other entrants.

Kirkley Hall is Grade II listed with several function rooms available for weddings – all of which look out onto an Italianate patio and the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 17th century rural estate.

During 2014/15, weddings at Kirkley Hall hit a record high with 82 couples tying the knot during the financial year.

The wedding party is given exclusive use of the main hall, patio and lawn throughout their special day. The venue prides itself on providing a personal service for customers with the ethos that no two weddings are the same.

Find out more by visiting Kirkley Hall’s wedding fair on Sunday from noon to 4pm. Its team of wedding co-ordinators will be on hand, along with some of the venue’s selected suppliers. Admission is free.

Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall campus has a long-established history as the main provider of land-based education and training in the region, inclduing vocational courses and apprenticeship training.