Healey Barn is a beautiful wedding venue in the Northumbrian countryside, near the small village of Healey, 6 miles south of Corbridge in the Tyne Valley, and just 19 and 24 miles from the centres of Newcastle and Durham, respectively. It comprises a collection of traditional stone farm buildings surrounding a sheltered courtyard.
The Long Barn is the main building, and it has a spectacular oak “raised cruck” roof, three giant candelabra, many wall-mounted candle holders, a fairy-lit ceiling and, of course, a barn-sized stone fireplace, which together create an enchanting and romantic atmosphere, perfect for Civil Ceremonies or the arrival point after a Church Wedding (later this becomes the dance floor!).
Leading off the Long Barn is the Dining Room, the old cow byre, with another lovely oak roof, a glass wall looking into the Courtyard on one side, and windows to a fantastic Northumbrian view on the other. The dining room is designed to feel spacious and luxurious for smaller numbers but will accommodate larger numbers.
At the end of the dining room is a copper-clad building with glass doors that open onto a small terrace and the garden.
The courtyard is sheltered by buildings and is perfect for post-ceremony drinks on a mild day. It will be pretty magical at night, with fairy-lit trees, fire pits, and lanterns. There are two giant oak planters with seats around them, six umbrella-topped trees, two fire pits, various benches, cosy sun traps and planted troughs and borders. An open-sided building with garden furniture provides a covered outside area and a smokers’ refuge.
The northernmost building, the Store Room, contains smart toilets and the Bride’s Room, where, before Civil ceremonies, the Bride can arrive discreetly and see the Registrars before entering the Long Room.
Their food formula is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”. They like to make their food dramatic and delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie visible through a glass screen from the Dining Room and a large, mobile BBQ.
Healey Barn is a family-run business, so if you want a relaxed feel with incredible food and excellent service, this is the wedding venue for you.
* 146 guests for the reception and meal, but up to 200 for the evening celebrations!