Your Dream Northumberland Wedding Venue

A Unique Northumberland Wedding Venue, Steeped in History & Grandeur

We welcome you to Shortflatt Tower, Northumberland Wedding Venue; one of the most awe inspiring wedding locations and exclusive-use estates. Steeped in history, our tower & grounds offer a picturesque backdrop to your perfect day. Delicately blending traditional and contemporary flourishes with nature and grandeur, Shortflatt Tower offers a cosy countryside retreat for your exclusive use.

The private Northumberland estate, which dates back to 1257, sets the stage for the most memorable occasion of your life. Accompanied by fairytale cottages, beautifully-tended gardens, rolling green fields and ancient woodlands, we strive to provide an unforgettable experience for you, your friends, and family.

Your Northumberland Wedding Day at Shortflatt Tower

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

Arrive the Night Before Your Wedding

At Shortflatt Tower, our primary aim is to remove as much stress as possible throughout the entirety of your wedding experience. This starts with providing a dedicated wedding coordinator, who will be on call to answer any questions you may have during the booking and planning process. 

When your special day finally comes around, there’s no need to worry about rushing; our on-site spa and beautiful 3-bed Fullerton Cottage will be available the night before your wedding day for you to use, relax and unwind right here on the estate. 

Want to extend your wedding celebrations with your guests? Allow Shortflatt Tower to cater for everyone with our exclusive Night Before menus, meaning you can concentrate on catching up with your nearest and dearest. 

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The Morning of Your Wedding Day

Today’s the day! After enjoying a blissful sleep on our private country estate, you can awaken safe in the knowledge the aisle is only a stone’s throw away. Our Northumberland Wedding Venue really does have it all.

As you get ready and your guests begin to arrive, our brilliant team will be on hand to direct them to The Vaulted Room and The Lawn where both sides of family and friends can mingle, catch up and in some cases meet for the first time! The Courtyard Bar will be fully-stocked and open for drinks as the anticipation builds for the ceremony.

Walking Down the Aisle

Whether you’re looking for a bespoke wedding venue with a large ceremony accommodating all your friends and family, or a more intimate space to wed, witnessed by your nearest and dearest, Shortflatt Tower has it all.

Our newly-constructed Woodland Suite can host up to 160 guests for wedding ceremonies, hidden amongst ancient woodland with floor-to-ceiling glass windows which allow the surrounding environment to seep in the room. Likened to a contemporary Barn Wedding Venue, The Woodland Suite is a unique glass-walled structure where you and your guests can be at one with nature.

Couples can also make use of The Lawn for their ceremony, should the weather allow so.

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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