An exciting and truly unique barn wedding venue located in the heart of coastal Northumberland

We are situated on a private and secluded country estate along the Northumbrian coast, where your dream wedding awaits. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Doxford Barns is is totally exclusive to you and your guests.

We like to offer something a little different to many other venues, by giving you the option to celebrate your wedding however you wish it to be.  Whether you choose to spend three days with us or one day, our award-winning team will cater to your every need.

From tiaras to twine, flowers to favours and everything in between, we’re here to help you design your perfect rural marriage at Doxford Barns – whatever and however you wish it to be!

Our team would love to welcome you and share the beautiful venue and surroundings that have made Doxford Barns one of the most stunning venues to marry in the North East.

Please contact our team if you would like to come and visit.

Come & See Us

Please call 01665 579 173 to book a viewing.

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I would like to thank you most sincerely for a very, very memorable weekend. Everyone thought the venue was beautiful! Please pass on our thanks to all the Doxford Barns staff for their attentive and friendly manner, exactly the atmosphere that we required.

Graham Russell

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  Thank you so much to everyone at Doxford Barns for helping us have the perfect wedding day on Saturday. It was great to have so many family and friends staying in the cottages onsite for the whole weekend. The food was superb, Michael from The Plough did a fantastic job. The sun finally came out in the afternoon and we got some gorgeous snaps down by the lake and in the fields. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff were just great throughout. Thank you all so much from a very happy Mr and Mrs Pearson!

Andrea Pearson

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Thank you so much for all you did for us to make our day so perfect. You really went above and beyond to ensure all our guests were happy and cared for, and that Peter and I were well looked after. The venue was absolutely incredible, especially the ceremony in the Threshing Hall! We really appreciated your laid-back nature and how welcoming you were to my family and ourselves and to how you let us relax and set up the place beforehand. You are all doing an amazing job.

Claire & Peter

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We want to say such a big thank you to you and your team for making our wedding so special. We had such a fantastic day – and so did our guests. We loved the rustic beauty of the barn, and the stunning countryside surrounding it. Arriving on the tractor was a brilliant moment of the day which everyone loved – along with the ice-cream and Pimms! The food was incredible, and all of the staff were so friendly, helpful and fun.  Staying in the cottages over the weekend also made the whole place feel like home which is something we’d really hoped for, so thank you.

Beth and Barney 

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 14.54.14 A fantastic weekend spent at Doxford Barns and Cottages for the wedding of Andrea and Alan Pearson. From the time we arrived on Friday morning until leaving on Monday morning the staff were more than helpful and turned the event into a very special occasion that we will never forget. Heartfelt thanks to the Plough in Alnwick for the excellent wedding breakfast and to Richard and his team for a breakfast the following morning that was beyond our expectations!

Phil Seedhouse

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Wow, what a place to get married. The Threshing Hall was so beautiful for the ceremony and the Great Barn was perfect for a lively ceilidh. Great food, delicious real ale (of our choosing!), gorgeous setting and nothing was too much trouble for Richard and the team. If you want a barn wedding in Northumberland, this is the place.

Alan Pearson

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A magical place, with fantastic food and more than accommodating hosts! Thank you.

Alex Head

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Thank you all so much for a wonderful wedding and weekend. You are a marvellous team and even managed the weather! All our guests loved the venue and the food, out of this world. Paying with the puppies was just the icing on the cake, I hope they are all accounted for today! Many thanks again for a fantastic wedding, a very happy mother of the bride.

Christine Woodhead

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Beautiful venue, amazing staff, simply one of the best places I have ever visited. I can totally recommend this venue for any occasion, you won’t be disappointed.

Morgan Douglas Nuth

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Show me a better wedding venue in the North East and I’ll eat my hat- just brilliant!

Alex Stevenson

Our Venue

The Great Barn

The Great Barn is steeped in history but tastefully renovated to cater for up to 180 guests, cocooned around a spectacular oak frame, beautifully up lit by mood lighting. The perfect venue to enjoy your sumptuous wedding breakfast and to dance the night away on our spacious dance floor. The Great Barn has stunning south facing views across the Northumberland countryside. After your wedding breakfast there is ample space for up to 250 guests. This is an idyllic space for photographers with all areas softly lit, allowing for wonderful opportunities to capture your whole day.

The Baldy Reiver Bar

This wonderful bar is the larger of the two and is situated within the spacious Great Barn, adjacent to the 18th century Cart Shed. The Baldy Reiver bar is fully stocked and has total of 53 limited edition festoon lights, providing the barn with a warming glow. We also have a variety of specialist vodkas and gins on offer at this bar only.

The Cart Shed

The Cart Shed is a beautifully appointed 18th century stone reception room, which is a perfect area for an intimate ceremony. The Cart Shed has a wine and spirits bar giving your wedding party a chance to relax and enjoy every moment of your special day.

The Forge

Leading from the ‘‘The Cart Shed’’ you will find ‘’The Forge’’ a further reception room. The Forge contains the original bellows and fireplace, a perfect area for your friends and family to sit in comfort.

The Turnbull Bar

Here at Doxford Barns we strive to provide the best customer service possible. The Turnbull Bar offers a wide range of competitively priced beverages to meet the needs of your wedding party, along with a 2am licence for alcohol and entertainment.

Threshing Hall

The 18th century Threshing Hall boasts a rustic appearance with original oak beams and classic stone work. This spacious venue can host up to 150 guests and is a magnificent area for civil ceremonies.

Doxford Lake

The lake is situated ½ mile from The Great Barn and is a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs no-matter what season!

The Farmhouse Lawn

Perhaps you could use Doxford’s beautiful lawns for your ceremony. The lawn is an ideal area to share canapés and drinks with friends and family, before retiring to your chosen venue for your wedding breakfast.


Doxford Barns has exclusive use of seven tastefully renovated farm cottages just 200 yards from the barn venue itself. The cottages are made up of a mixture of 3, 2 and 1 bedroom cottages all in a stone built terrace row, once used to house the farm labourers that worked the land. The cottages have comfy sitting rooms with wood burning stoves, fully equipped kitchens (one with Aga) as well as tastefully appointed bathrooms. In total all 7 cottages can sleep up to 40 people. To maintain exclusive use of the farm, we ask that the accommodation is booked with the venue.

Doxford Barns

Doxford Barns

Directions Travelling North:

  • Bypass Alnwick.
  • Five miles north of Alnwick take a right turn, the B6347 by a large square farmhouse on your right.
  • Follow the B6347 for about 2 miles and take a left to Doxford Farm – you will see our Doxford Barns sign.
  • Follow our farm road past the camping site for approximately one mile, you will see Doxford Barns to your left.
  • Car Parking is opposite the cottages, turn left at the large stone.

Directions Travelling South:

  • Bypass Belford.
  • Four miles south of Belford you will come to a dual carriageway.
  • Continue to the end of the dual carriageway and one mile south take a left turn onto the B6347 by a large square farmhouse on left.
  • Follow the B6347 for about 2 miles and take a left to Doxford Farm – you will see our Doxford Barns sign.
  • Follow our farm road past the camping site for approximately one mile, you will see Doxford Barns to your left.
  • Car parking is opposite the cottages, turn left at the large stone.

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Rural Awards Gold Winner - Diversification

Contact Us

Doxford Farm 
Chathill, Alnwick,
Northumberland, NE67 5DY

01665 579 173

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm