THE GUEST HALL
The Alnwick Castle Guest Hall is a magnificent venue for your ceremony and reception; it offers truly iconic surroundings in which to celebrate your special day, together with an experienced team to ensure all your dreams come true.
THE GUN TERRACE
During our peak season enjoy your reception drinks and canapes on our majestic gun terrace against the stunning backdrop of Alnwick Castle and with sweeping views of the Capability Brown parkland.
A MAGICAL TWIST
Broomsticks - Enjoy Broomstick Training with Alnwick Castle’s very own resident Professors on the very lawn where Harry Potter first learned to fly.
Hulne Abbey is a truly exclusive and enchanting venue, nestled on a hillside in the private parklands of the Duke of Northumberland. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is a beautifully secluded venue for
your celebration. Available March to September inclusive, you are welcome to host your ceremony and reception in the grounds, with ample space for a
marquee or rustic tipi. You may hire the abbey for the whole day and have the run of the grounds until midnight, allowing you to enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun through to the dark Northumbrian night skies.
A country residence within Hulne Park, only three miles from Alnwick Castle itself, Friars Well offers the ultimate venue for entertaining, and is available for weddings, private parties and events from 16 to 60 persons. The property has 5 large reception rooms, 8 bedrooms including a magnificent master suite, an indoor heated swimming pool and variety of large terraces with outstanding views over it’s own private lake and parkland beyond. Friars Well is the perfect location to relax with friends and family prior to your wedding day. Enjoy a private dinner on the eve of your wedding, wake up and get ready for your special day in the luxurious setting you deserve, return as newlyweds and unwind in this palatial setting before enjoying a family brunch the next morning and departing for your honeymoon.
Directions by car:
Well signposted off A1, 40 minutes north of Newcastle. 2 hour drive from Edinburgh, 6 hours from London.
Directions by public transport:
Bus: Regular bus services from around the region to Alnwick Bus Station
Rail: 10 minutes from Alnmouth Station, 3.5 hours from London King's Cross
Air: 40 minutes from Newcastle Airport
Sea: 40 minutes from North Sea ferry terminal
Hulne Abbey and Friars Well
From Alnwick Town Centre, turn onto Bailiffgate/Cannongate and stay on the B6346 road for approx. 2 miles. On the left, you will see a gated entrance. Please enter carefully and follow the road round to the right. Signposted left for Hulne Abbey and straight ahead for Friars Well.