Our quest for wedding pretty often takes us all over the country, and we’re lucky to have a team of lovely wedding pro’s based in some beautiful places to share with us some of the more hidden gems which we’ve yet to discover.  One of those pro’s is fine-art photographer Melissa Beattie, who today is introducing us to one of Northumbria’s most romantic wedding venues; Brinkburn.

Not only is this historic venue undeniably pretty, but the team behind the scenes have also ensured it provides couples with a tranquil and totally unique experience with the option of hosting a boho-style tipi wedding as well as a more classic celebration in the Priort itself.  Built in the 12th Century as an Augustinian Priory, Brinkburn is nestled in the beautiful Coquet Valley and surrounded by countryside with Northumbria’s stunning coastlne a short drive away.  Under the guardianship of Historic England, The Priory and Manor were transfored into a wedding venue by current owners, the Fenwick Family, in 2007.

For weddings, The White Room provides space for up to 70 people for a civil wedding ceremony. For a religious service the priory in conjunction with English Heritage and the local parish church , may accommodate up to 120 people for a wedding or blessing. Afterwards a wedding reception may be hosted in The White Room for up to 55 people, or in the venue’s boho tipis for up to 120 guests.

The in-house team includes a wedding coordinator who will be able to advise on local suppliers and venue rules, as well as a catering team who will work with bride and groom to create a personalised menu.

Brinkburn is an exclusive hire venue, which means the entire space is yours from Friday afternoon until Monday morning – providing you and your guests (up to 16, in 5 star self-catering accommodation) with a relaxed start to the celebrations and plenty of time to recover!

To find out more visit or drop in to the next Open Evening on Thursday 16th June from 4-8pm



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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