Two Northumberland wedding venues have been named the UK’s best.
Le Petit Chateau, at Otterburn, and Newton Hall, at Newton-by-the-Sea, both won top spots in the UK Wedding Awards 2017.
Le Petit Chateau was named the UK’s Best Country Venue and Newton Hall Best Coastal Venue. Both are owned by the Apartment Group.
The UK Wedding Awards – hosted by Immediate Media’s wedding network brands hitched, Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding – celebrate all aspects of the wedding industry, from venues to dresses, and jewellery to honeymoons.
A panel of industry experts drew up a shortlist from hundreds of entries and the public was asked to vote for their favourites. The winners received more than 83,000 votes.
Zoe Jobson, Immediate Media weddings publisher, said: “We are delighted at the level of engagement The UK Weddings Awards have generated – both inside the wedding industry with an incredible level of entries and among brides and bridal-party members who voted in staggering numbers.
“Our aim was to celebrate and showcase the excellent companies and individuals who make the wedding experience such a memorable one for thousands of UK couples – and we’re thrilled to recognise their commitment, creativity and exemplary service as we announce the winners list.”
Newton Hall, one of the largest wedding venues in the region, specialises in outdoor weddings.
In the awards, it was up against Cley Windmill; Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa; Hilton Brighton Metropole; The Kings Arms; East Quay Venue; Polhawn Fort; and Clevedon Hall.
Le Petit Chateau is a French-inspired venue which offers a choice of ceremony rooms, both indoors and out.
In the same category was Unique Home Stays; Irnham Hall Events; Brinsop Court; Ettington Park Hotel; Shilstone House; Notley Abbey; Bruisyard Hall; Nonsuch Mansion; Cain Manor; Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa; and Wood Hall Hotel and Spa.
Doxford Barns, near Alnwick, was one of 12 on the shortlist for the Best Barn Wedding Venue but was beaten by Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire
All the winners can be found in the latest issues of Perfect Wedding, on sale March 24, and You & Your Wedding, on sale March 29, and online at hitched.co.uk, planyourperfectwedding.com and youandyourwedding.co.uk