As you drive through the gates and crunch along the sweeping gravel drive, to be greeted by this honey-hued, wisteria-clad, Georgian country house, with its striped lawns and grounds featuring mature trees, nestled in ancient woodlands, you can be forgiven for forgetting for one moment that you are only minutes away from the A1, near Morpeth. The hamlet of Eshott itself is a short drive from the Northumbrian coast. Once you arrive in this timeless setting, you enter a different world.
Eshott Hall is the ideal venue in which to embrace the spirit of the ‘original country house’ weekend. Due to its intimate size, each wedding here is exclusive use, the close knit team offer a friendly yet professional service, bespoke to your party’s needs.
A warm welcome awaits, the Hall despite its grandeur feels somewhat homely, allowing everyone to kick back and feel relaxed, to really make the most of this lovely country house and its surroundings, which include tennis courts and a croquet lawn.
The beautiful hallway features a cantilever staircase, with a William Morris, jewel- coloured, stained glass window providing an elegant backdrop to the bride, as she walks down the stairs for a breathtaking ‘reveal’ on the day.
Smaller ceremonies have been known to take place in the Hallway itself, or the Library, or Drawing Room. Couples have plenty of choice, depending on the size of wedding and their individual taste and style preferences.
Traditional couples may also like the idea of walking to the Village Reading Rooms, which was once a Methodist Chapel to tie the knot, followed by a romantic stroll back to the House for the celebrations to begin.
Those preferring a more organic style can tap into the ethereal spirit of the magical woodland area, with its Victorian fernery – a natural and botanical backdrop for an outdoor wedding with an aisle created from tree bark, or a novel setting for a summer drinks reception.
The Ballroom is a magnificent space for the reception – full of natural light with its French windows onto the gardens, and ornate gilt mirrors – it also has its own private bar… let the feasting begin!
Once the party’s over – several rooms feature four poster beds and roll top baths for a romantic first night and guests are spoilt for choice with a selection of bedrooms and suites in the main Hall, as well as The Lodge, and a collection of cottages only a stroll away from the main event.