Beautifully restored, our 300 year old building retains much of its original charm. You are welcomed by flag stone floors, open fires and an eclectic mix of furnishings. With panoramic views over our peaceful valley, the setting could hardly be more idyllic.
A Black Horse Beamish wedding can be a classical fairy-tale or a story of rock ’n’ roll decadence (or sometimes, a little bit of both). As a unique venue with extensive grounds, a covetable contacts book and an open mind, Black Horse Beamish provides an unforgettable setting for all styles of celebration.
The Orchard Marquee -
Surrounded by glorious landscaped gardens and apple orchard, our incredible 250-seater marquee is the ultimate location for your special event.
The Orchard Marquee is one of a few permanent marquees in the north east and offers a bespoke grand venue, giving the chance to add a personal touch, creating your ideal, completely unique experience.
The space is furnished with dance floor, stunning 8ft chandeliers, up-lighting and fully integrated sound system - consider it a blank canvas to make your own. The versatile venue has a reception area for arrival drinks and greeting guests, plus plenty of space for a ceremony, dining and evening celebrations. We are also licensed for civil ceremonies.
We provide everything you eat in our onsite kitchen, everything you drink in our well stocked bar – we even provide a wonderful in-house team to serve you.
The George Ridley Room -
This is a magnificent room complemented by original stone walls, two open fires, high ceilings and bare oak beams which enhance the grandeur of the setting.
The George Ridley room is attached to the gallery bar and heated outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the rolling countryside.
All of our function rooms are licensed for a civil ceremony allowing you to move seamlessly from ceremony to reception. These rooms can be further dressed with wedding flowers and finishing touches to create a lovely backdrop for your ceremony.
Asian Weddings -
With panoramic views of the surrounding stunning countryside, rustic buildings, with multiple options for ceremonies and gatherings, you’ll have so much choice and flexibility with our Asian wedding venue. And with large banqueting facilities and an adjustable room size, we can accommodate 500 guests to make sure you can enjoy your big day with everyone you care about.
Asian wedding parties wishing to use their own external caterers can make use of The Orchard Marquee’s own high-spec kitchen, which are included in the venue hire.
Red Row Retreat offers exclusive super-luxury self catering accommodation sleeping 10 guests split over 5 luxury suites. Occupying a sublime, secluded setting within the Black Horse Beamish grounds with outdoor terraces commanding simply breath-taking views of the rolling countryside.
Follow the A1(M) until you reach the turn off for Chester-le-Street. At the roundabout take the road sign-posted A693 for Stanley and the Beamish Museum. Take this road, and head for Stanley. After crossing two roundabouts, you will come across a third, roundabout where the signs for Beamish Museum tell you to turn off to the right - take this turn.
Just in front of the arched entrance to the museum, there is a left turn, which you must take. Keep on this road down into the bottom of the valley, past a high wall on your left and through a very sharp left- hand turn, past the Coppy Lodge on your right, until you arrive at a 'T' junction, with a hump-backed bridge to the left. Turn right at this junction, the road goes up then levels out and then up and levels out again. You will now see The Black Horse public house on your right set back from the road down a short lane.