A handy list of venues and service providers in your area, to help you plan your wedding or event…

North East Suppliers Section

Hallington Mill

We love this new local venue! A unique grade two former water Mill, lovingly renovated by the owners. The Mill is luxury accommodation for up to thirteen adults, set within 34 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countyside.  The land is available to hire for your wedding to create a magical, unique and tranquil day in this hidden valley with running streams, pond, woodland and some picturesque views – perfect for photos. A hidden valley with pheasants, dear and nature all around. Create your own individual perfect day, no packages, no timetables, creative & flexible for large or intimate numbers.

Click here for Hallington Mill website

Summer Hill Square

A green space right inside Newcastle city. A lovely, relaxed venue with helpful staff. Contact hugh_stolliday@hotmail.com or

Click here for Summer Hill website

Bamburgh Castle Cricket Pavillion

A perfectly maintained lawn and clubhouse right next to the castle – a stunning backdrop. You can have your ceremony in the castle and your tented reception on the pavilion.

Click here for Bamburgh Cricket Pavillion website

Chillingham Castle

Beautiful grounds. They allow tented weddings on their extensive South Lawn, which is in the sun and has a stone pool with a fountain. Its right in front of the castle – so great for photos! Also formal gardens and woodland walks to explore.  Contact enquiries@chillingham-castle.com

Click here for Chillingham Castle website

The Garden Station

In Langley. A tucked away venue for free-spirited weddings. An old railway station has been transformed into a little garden tea- room, with a woodland clearing for wedding receptions. Contact Phillipa welcome@thegardenstation.co.uk

Click here for The Garden Station Website

High House Farm Brewery

High House Farm Brewery is in Matfen. Although we haven’t worked with them yet, they come recommended and they don’t charge for weddings! You just pay catering costs.

Click here for High House Farm website

West Hall

A sweet and slightly wild green space in Sunderland. It’s actually a campsite/scouts venue and it doesn’t really advertise weddings, but the couples we’ve worked with have found them affordable and really helpful

Click here for West Hall website

Birdcages & Dragonflies

A very friendly Northumberland-based company offering characterful furniture and accessories with a refurbished, vintage feel. Mis-matched chairs,  tables and decor accessories. “We set up after not being able to find items for our own wedding. We now love to collect and make custom pieces which will help dress any venue.”

https://birdcagesanddragonflies.com

Dobsons

For furniture, dance floors, generators and other essentials, Waltons are are happy to supply what you need without the need to hire a marquee.

Website:http://www.furniturehirehexham.co.uk

Waltons

For furniture, dance floors, generators and other essentials, Waltons are are happy to supply what you need without the need to hire a marquee.

Website: http://www.waltonsmarqueehire.co.uk/accessories-list/

Cart-A- Loo Luxury Toilet Hire

Based in Hexham, these guys provide mobile loos for all types of event on a luxury scale and strive to ensure the highest standards.

http://www.cartaloo.co.uk

Nigel Johns

An extremely talented North East photographer named as one of the Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017. His style had been described as ‘ambient, atmospheric and energetic’. We reakon he’s worth his weight in gold!

Click on the links below for Nigel John’s Instagram and website and find examples of his work on our Instagram @curioustenthire

Nigel John on Instagram

Nigel John’s website

From The Smiths Photography

‘Fun and relaxed wedding photography’ by husband and wife team Simon and Sj. These guys take photos that are bold, colourful and always beautiful. Find examples of their work on the links below and on our Instagram feed @curioustenthire

Sj from the Smiths on Instagram

Simon from The Smiths on Instagram

From the Smiths Website

Melissa Beattie

Melissa Beattie is a North East photographer we love!  “My style of photography is a mixture of fine art and documentary. It has often been described as natural, romantic and timeless.”

Click the links below to view her her work

@melissabeattiephotography on Instagram

Melissa Beattie’s Website

Wildflower

A floral design studio that specialises in garden style flowers merged with modern simplicity.  Their Ouseburn studio is open by appointment.

http://www.wildflowerflorist.co.uk

YouFolk Studio

Youfolk specialises in inventive ways of personalising the big day so you can have it your unique way; styled the way that reflects both of you honestly and a day that is unmistakably yours. Abbey is brilliant to work with – friendly and meticulous!

http://www.youfolkstudio.com/weddings.html

North West Suppliers section

Hidden River Cabins

We love this wedding venue. The team are friendly and helpful and the beautiful location really does feel like a secret!

“Hidden River Cabins offers the perfect location for a stunning alternative wedding venue. The surroundings of the woods and river will be the perfect back drop for a wonderful day. We have a license to get married in the cabins or in our reception building…stay in our log cabins with hot tubs situated on a private estate. Set in a beautiful untouched corner of the Cumbrian Countryside, all of our cabins have a stunning view of the river in complete privacy.”

Bristowe Hill

Bristowe Hill is a luxury country house in Keswick, the Lake District. An Edwardian mansion set against a mountain backdrop.

We can erect our Berber Tent on the Lawns next to the house – perfect for a party!

Click here for the Bristol Hill website

Eden Event Hire

supply a wide range of furniture and finishing touches for weddings, events and festivals. Including wooden bars, wooden benches, tables and chairs. We’ve been told by our customers that they would recommend this company.

https://www.edeneventhire.co.uk

Nigel Johns

An extremely talented North East photographer named as one of the Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017. His style had been described as ‘ambient, atmospheric and energetic’. We reakon he’s worth his weight in gold!

http://nigeljohn.com

From The Smiths Photography

‘Fun and relaxed wedding photography’ by husband and wife team Simon and Sj. These guys take photos that are bold, colourful and always beautiful. Find examples of their work on the links below and on our Instagram feed @curioustenthire

Sj from the Smiths on Instagram

Simon from The Smiths on Instagram

From the Smiths Website

Melissa Beattie

Melissa Beattie is a photographer we love!  “My style of photography is a mixture of fine art and documentary. It has often been described as natural, romantic and timeless.”

http://www.melissabeattie.com

Wildflower

A floral design studio that specialises in garden style flowers merged with modern simplicity.  Their Ouseburn studio is open by appointment.

http://www.wildflowerflorist.co.uk

Emma Bunting

“Beautiful bespoke bunting and wedding bunting hire”

https://www.emma-bunting.co.uk

YouFolk Studio

Youfolk specialises in inventive ways of personalising the big day so you can have it your unique way; styled the way that reflects both of you honestly and a day that is unmistakably yours. Abbey is brilliant to work with – friendly and meticulous!

http://www.youfolkstudio.com/weddings.html

Scotland Suppliers section

Ravenshugh Log Cabin

A stunning clifftop location beside the woods, high above the beach; it offers panoramic views along the vast stretch of sand and waves to the Bass Rock, May Island and Firth of Forth.

Address: Log Cabin, Ravensheugh Beach, Tyninghame, Dunbar EH42 1XW.

Website:http://www.logcabinravensheugh.co.uk/

Harvest Moon Glamping Site

Situated by the magnificent beach on Lochhouses farm, which adjoins the John Muir Country Park, east of Edinburgh. Guests can stay in tree houses and safari tents with panoramic views of the beach.

Address: Harvest Moon Holidays, Lochhouses Farm, Tyninghame, East Lothian, Scotland EH42 1XP.

Website: http://www.harvestmoonholidays.com/

We’re always keen to learn about beautiful wedding venues with outdoor green spaces for tented weddings and receptions. If you know of somewhere, please get in touch!

Virginia’s Vintage Hire

We hear great things about these guys. Based in Perthshire, they offer a collection of well-loved furniture and accessories that have charm and character to add unique personality to your event.

http://virginiasvintagehirescotland.co.uk

The Stag and the Doe

Lindsey takes elegant, beautiful, modern photos. We LOVE her work!

‘I’ll tell the story of your day with a calm and flexible approach.  While you guys are having a ball, I’ll be looking for the little details, the big laughs and all the glorious bits and bobs in between.’

Take a look at her Instagram account to get a sense of her style (links below) and find her on ours too (@curioustenthire)

The Stag and the Doe website

@_thestagandthedoe_ on Instagram

The Kitcheners

Dylan and Joanna take beautiful photos that are raw, elegant, timeless. They have a talent for capturing moments of tenderness and connection that is striking.

‘For us there is nothing more fulfilling and humbling than documenting the story of two people in love.  Please take a look through our portfolio and if you feel a connection to our work we’d love to hear from you!

@thekitcheners on Instagram

The Kitcheners’ website

Caro Wiess

“I specialize in bespoke artistic wedding photography for couples who are looking to have their special day captured in an alternative, creative style.”

Caro Weiss’s website

@carowiessphoto on Instagram

Wild Rover Food

These guys are amazing. Very friendly people and delicious food.

‘a sustainable, ethical food business specialising in food for weddings, parties and events. Travelling around Scotland in our land rovers and field kitchens, we use the best natural and local produce we can find to deliver fresh, delicious catering to you. We care passionately about food provenance, so we work directly with the people who grow, hunt and fish – as the food seasons change, our dishes do too!’

Website: http://www.wildroverfood.com

Wildflower Workshop

We love the work of Barbara Smith at Wild Flower Workshop.

“Seasonality is key to my practice, I am inspired by the constantly changing landscapes an Scotland and flowers and foliage to be found here. Flowers, like landscape, aren’t neat or precise things and I want my work to celebrate that in all it’s wild joyfulness!”

Wildflower Workshop on Instagram

Wildflower Workshop website

We’re on the look-out for high quality suppliers in Scotland. Especially the Scottish Borders…

Know one? Please send us details 

Yorkshire suppliers section

Scampston Walled Garden

A stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Scampston offers the option to hire their Marquee site, with exclusive use of the gardens and grounds, including the Palladian Bridge which can be used for ceremonies.

Scampston Website

Scampston on Instagram

We don’t currently have any suppliers to recommend in this area.

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We’re keen to hear about talented photographers based in Yorkshire. Know one? please send us details…

Leafy Couture

Florists. ‘Working with you on your wedding day we take inspiration from nature, fashion and art to create the vision of your dreams.’ A very friendly and talented bunch based in Otley covering Yorkshire and beyond.

Leafy Couture Website

The Yorkshire Bartender

These guys are innovative and lots of fun! A stylish, professional outfit to enhance any event.

‘Shake up the party. Delivering fine drinking experience. We provide mobile bar hire, staffing for events, cocktail experiences to complete event management.’

Yorkshire Bartender Website

Yorkshire Bartender on Instagram