Your Dream Wedding Venue near Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Wedding Venue Steeped in History & Grandeur

Welcome to Shortflatt Tower, a Newcastle Wedding Venue nestled in nearby Belsay, Northumberland. Our historic estate, dating back to 1257, offers an enchanting backdrop for your special day. With its blend of traditional charm and modern elegance, Shortflatt Tower promises a truly unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.

Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of our exclusive-use grounds, where picturesque landscapes, fairytale cottages, and meticulously tended gardens await. Whether exchanging vows in the shadow of our ancient tower or strolling through rolling green fields hand in hand, every moment at Shortflatt Tower is designed to be cherished.

Your Newcastle Wedding

Let our expert wedding coordinators walk you through what your special day could look like at Shortflatt Tower.

Arrive the Night Before Your Wedding

Experience the pinnacle of stress-free wedding planning at Shortflatt Tower, your top choice for weddings in Newcastle. Our dedicated wedding coordinator is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless journey from booking to the big day.

As your wedding approaches, leave the rush behind. Take advantage of our on-site spa and unwind in the comfort of our beautiful 3-bed Fullerton Cottage the night before your wedding, right here on our estate.

Extend the festivities with our exclusive Night Before menus, designed to cater to all tastes and preferences. With Shortflatt Tower, focus on creating memories with your loved ones while we handle the details, making your wedding experience truly unforgettable.

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The Morning of Your Newcastle Wedding Day

Your moment has arrived! After a peaceful night’s rest on our secluded Newcastle country estate, wake up knowing that the aisle awaits just steps away. At our Newcastle Wedding Venue, every detail is meticulously crafted for your special day.

While you prepare for the festivities and your guests start to arrive, our attentive team will be there to guide them to The Vaulted Room and The Lawn. Here, both sides of family and friends can mingle, reconnect, and perhaps even meet for the first time! Meanwhile, the Courtyard Bar will be ready and stocked, offering refreshing drinks as excitement mounts for the ceremony ahead.

Walking Down the Aisle

Discover the perfect setting for your dream wedding at Shortflatt Tower, your ultimate Ponteland wedding venue near Newcastle. Whether you envision a grand celebration surrounded by all your loved ones or a more intimate affair with your nearest and dearest, we have the ideal space for you.

Step into our newly-constructed Woodland Suite, a breathtaking sanctuary nestled within ancient woodland. With its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this contemporary marvel seamlessly integrates nature into your ceremony, accommodating up to 160 guests. Picture exchanging vows in a setting that feels like a modern-day fairytale, where the beauty of the outdoors envelops you.

Alternatively, embrace the natural charm of The Lawn for your ceremony, weather permitting. 

The Woodland Suite
Ceremony Capacity: 160
The Lawn
Ceremony Capacity: 150
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Wedding Photograph Opportunities on our Private Estate

Congratulations, you’ve tied the knot! Now it’s time to mingle with your guests and enjoy beautifully crafted canapés as our courteous front-of-house team serve your drinks reception (ensuring nobody goes empty handed!).

After a busy morning (and safe in the knowledge your guests are attended to), now’s your time to sneak away as a couple with your photographer and capture those first special moments together. Shortflatt Tower offers a plethora of magical backdrops for your wedding photographs within the estate and Bolam Lake is only a 5 minute drive away.

Exquisite Dining Options at Shortflatt Tower

Following an afternoon of fun, we return to The Woodland Suite which can host up to 160 guests for dining. When it comes to your Wedding Breakfast, we like to do things a bit differently. 

We believe every element of your wedding should reflect who you are as individuals and as a couple. The Kitchen at Shortflatt Tower boasts traditional, contemporary, and street food packages to choose from, but we also love to accommodate special requests so you can put your own stamp on the day.

Similarly with drink options, we want to make your wedding day perfect. Was there a nostalgic cocktail you enjoyed on your first date? Or a wine from your favourite holiday together? No problem, just let us know.

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Dance the Night Away Amongst Ancient Woodland

After our expert wedding chefs have tantalised your tastebuds, our front-of-house team will swiftly transform The Woodland Suite into an entertaining space for the evening. With some tables removed and the The Woodland Bar open, The Woodland Suite can host up to 250 evening guests with ample space for a band and DJ. 

Enjoy your first dance as a married couple amongst ancient woodland and party the night away until 01:00 AM, taking advantage of our late bar license.

Images by Phil Smith Photography

Retire to Beautifully-appointed Rooms & Luxury Self-catering Cottages

Sleeping up to 71 Guests

After an emotional day of celebrations, you and your guests can retire to your on-site accommodation and wind down for the night. Our accommodation has one sole aim; to provide quintessential English luxury, glamour, and comfort. Sleeping up to 30 guests in The Manor House, we have an array of beautifully appointed rooms featuring roll-top baths and original wooden beams.

A further 41 guests can be accommodated in our range of 2, 3 & 5 bed luxury self-catering cottages. Tastefully restored utilising contemporary building techniques, they provide a unique and cosy experience for guests to relax and reflect on the day’s events.

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Hear first hand what our fantastic couples thought of their special day at Shortflatt Tower

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