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Fun Winter Wedding Inspired by a 70s Disco Vibe!

Stevie & Chris

20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

Did your Guests enjoy your 70s Themed Wedding?

Our guests loved our wedding and still talk about how fun it was now. We’ve had people tell us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we got lots of comments that the meal at Ellingham was the best wedding food they’ve ever experienced.

Lots of our guests were travelling to be with us – some from as far as Norway – so we put together welcome bags for their arrival. In the welcome bags we included advice on what was worth seeing in the local area before driving home. It was lovely that guests were able to make the most of being in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

What was it like having a Winter Wedding?

We met in February, so we wanted to have a winter wedding. While searching for our dream wedding venue we wanted to find a place that was suited to the winter season. There is no doubt that Ellingham Hall would be beautiful in the summer with its picturesque grounds – but it also has such a homely, cosy feel with the roaring log fires and ambient lighting. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding.

What attracted you to Ellingham Hall?

The homely feel was one of the things we loved about the venue along with the interior decor. The boldness in the reception rooms worked perfectly with our wedding theme too. However, the main thing that attracted us to Ellingham Hall was their award-winning two-night wedding experience. When we were looking around, there were not many wedding venues offering that option. It was a wonderful opportunity to have everybody there the night before, and to extend the celebrations before the wedding day. As soon as we read into their two-day weddings, we knew we had found the right venue.

If you are looking for winter wedding venues in Northumberland or an exclusive two night wedding, contact our team today to arrange a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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1st March 2024

Featured Supplier Spotlight

We were absolutely delighted when our Wedding Event Team at Ellingham Hall was named the UK’s best in The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

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7th May 2024

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We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

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Hannah and Ahmed explored many outdoor wedding venues and found Ellingham Hall offered the perfect grounds and backdrop for their wedding celebration.

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21st March 2024

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22nd February 2024

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20th February 2024

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2nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

A winter wedding wasn’t the original plan for Luisa and Chris, until they saw Ellingham Hall dressed for the festive winter season!

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20th December 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Rosie and Jiaxing had a beautiful combo of cultures at their exclusive-use, Northumberland wedding venue – Ellingham Hall

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18th November 2023

About News

Ellingham Hall crowned the ‘Best Wedding Events Team’ in the North East and Yorkshire for a third year in a row at the TWIA 2024 Awards.

Read More

26th October 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Weddings can be a real challenge for those who suffer from anxiety, but Jessica Baird found that her anxiety stayed in check for her exclusive two night wedding thanks to the Ellingham Hall Team.

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25th October 2023

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A Classical Backdrop for an Elegant Chapel Wedding

Stevie & Chris

20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

Did your Guests enjoy your 70s Themed Wedding?

Our guests loved our wedding and still talk about how fun it was now. We’ve had people tell us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we got lots of comments that the meal at Ellingham was the best wedding food they’ve ever experienced.

Lots of our guests were travelling to be with us – some from as far as Norway – so we put together welcome bags for their arrival. In the welcome bags we included advice on what was worth seeing in the local area before driving home. It was lovely that guests were able to make the most of being in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

What was it like having a Winter Wedding?

We met in February, so we wanted to have a winter wedding. While searching for our dream wedding venue we wanted to find a place that was suited to the winter season. There is no doubt that Ellingham Hall would be beautiful in the summer with its picturesque grounds – but it also has such a homely, cosy feel with the roaring log fires and ambient lighting. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding.

What attracted you to Ellingham Hall?

The homely feel was one of the things we loved about the venue along with the interior decor. The boldness in the reception rooms worked perfectly with our wedding theme too. However, the main thing that attracted us to Ellingham Hall was their award-winning two-night wedding experience. When we were looking around, there were not many wedding venues offering that option. It was a wonderful opportunity to have everybody there the night before, and to extend the celebrations before the wedding day. As soon as we read into their two-day weddings, we knew we had found the right venue.

Have you any Advice for Brides to Be?

Book Ellingham Hall! Seriously, though, if people want a whole Wedding Experience and want to feel at home, it is the best place to be. I wouldn’t change a thing and the main point to remember is that it’s your day, so choose what you like.

If you are looking for winter wedding venues in Northumberland or an exclusive two night wedding, contact our team today to arrange a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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1st March 2024

Featured Supplier Spotlight

We were absolutely delighted when our Wedding Event Team at Ellingham Hall was named the UK’s best in The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

Read More

7th May 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

Read More

11th April 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Having the surroundings of a stunning Chapel entwined with history and a luxurious modern twist, helped Lauren and Jay McGowan when they were searching for their perfect wedding venue.

Read More

29th March 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Hannah and Ahmed explored many outdoor wedding venues and found Ellingham Hall offered the perfect grounds and backdrop for their wedding celebration.

Read More

21st March 2024

About Inspiration News Weddings

What makes Ellingham Hall’s weddings stand out from the crowd? Read all about their Award-Winning Two Night Wedding Experience.

Read More

22nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

When Jane and Adam Hutchinson were looking for their dream church wedding venue, Ellingham Hall offered an unexpected surprise!

Read More

20th February 2024

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight – Jane Gray Wedding Pianist offers advice for couples considering music options for their upcoming Wedding Celebration

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2nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

A winter wedding wasn’t the original plan for Luisa and Chris, until they saw Ellingham Hall dressed for the festive winter season!

Read More

20th December 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Rosie and Jiaxing had a beautiful combo of cultures at their exclusive-use, Northumberland wedding venue – Ellingham Hall

Read More

18th November 2023

About News

Ellingham Hall crowned the ‘Best Wedding Events Team’ in the North East and Yorkshire for a third year in a row at the TWIA 2024 Awards.

Read More

26th October 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Weddings can be a real challenge for those who suffer from anxiety, but Jessica Baird found that her anxiety stayed in check for her exclusive two night wedding thanks to the Ellingham Hall Team.

Read More

25th October 2023

News Private Hire

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Ellingham Hall Wedding Event Team is best in the UK!

TWIA National Winner!
Best Event Team 2024

We were absolutely delighted when our Wedding Event Team at Ellingham Hall was named the UK’s best in (TWIA) The Wedding Industry Awards.

Picking up the National award at a glittering gala ceremony in London in January was a great start to the year.

And being a TWIA award, makes it even more special, because their judges make their decision on feedback from couples. It is the only client-voted wedding industry awards in the UK.

So, it was a real thrill for every member of our team to know that the work they do is appreciated so highly by our couples. Indeed, their focus on couples is such a priority that some of the team couldn’t pick up their award because they were welcoming another happy couple to their wedding venue in Northumberland.

It was left to three of our management team to represent the Event Team and collect their award. But, as our Head of Weddings Debbie Armstrong, explains, no-one minded because the team’s focus is always on our couples.

Big Achievement for our Event Team!

She says, “Due to a wedding taking place at Ellingham Hall, I was unable to attend the National awards ceremony personally. I sat with my phone in my hand repeatedly refreshing the screen waiting to hear if we had won the TWIA National Event Team of the Year – it was so nerve-racking! When my phone vibrated with the news we had won, it felt amazing.

It has taken three years and a lot of hard work to win this accolade and to know that we have been voted the best in the country, feels a phenomenal achievement!

Debbie adds “It’s not just about choosing the right venue, it’s also about choosing to trust a stranger with one of the most important days of your life. This is both a huge responsibility but also an absolute honour and pleasure. I care about our couples and their Ellingham journey and after reading the feedback from this last year, it is fantastic to see that our couples have had the best of times here. We each play our part in the collective that is Ellingham Hall and the recognition that comes with winning this TWIA Award makes me very proud indeed.”

One Big Family

For Head Chef David Munro, working at Ellingham Hall is not just being part of a team, it’s being part of a family.

He says, “Winning the TWIA award shows how hard all the team works to deliver every wedding at Ellingham Hall. It gives me a great sense of pride to be part of such a special team, which feels more like one big family.

David adds “From planning which canapés to showcase on our Open House events to the attention to all the detail at our complimentary menu tastings, we put our all into every wedding touch point. This provides our couples with an unforgettable experience. The kitchen team and I pride ourselves on serving every table with the same level of enthusiasm and passion as the top table. In our eyes, everyone is a VIP. The fantastic feedback we have received from our couples via TWIA has given us even more determination to achieve this goal.”

A Huge Thank You!

Ellingham Hall General Manager David Fordham-Scott, who attended the National awards ceremony, points out that their commitment to couples is what makes him so proud of every member of the team.

“I’m incredibly proud of not only the Wedding Events Team for achieving this accolade, but everyone who works at Ellingham Hall. They are a fantastic team who pull together to ensure our couples experience an unforgettable wedding, which is why they are being deservedly recognised.

General Manager, David adds “Sadly, not everyone could join us for the awards ceremony, as they were helping one of our couples celebrate their wedding back in Northumberland. That just sums up their dedication to ensuring our Bride and Groom had a wedding to remember, which was their number one priority. As they couldn’t make it, I’d like to publicly thank our amazing team for everything they do.”

“I would also like to thank every single one of our couples who not only took the time to vote but showered the team in such well-deserved praise in the comments section. As a General Manager who genuinely cares about our couples’ experience, it was overwhelming to read such heartfelt reflection from them. “

Read more about how Ellingham Hall became the Best Wedding Events Team in the UK which featured in Northumberland Gazette and The Evening Chronicle & Journal.

 

If you are looking for an exclusive, unforgettable Two-Night Wedding Experience, contact the Event team at Ellingham Hall or book your private viewing appointment.

Church Wedding Venue offers Unexpected Surprise

Stevie & Chris

20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

Did your Guests enjoy your 70s Themed Wedding?

Our guests loved our wedding and still talk about how fun it was now. We’ve had people tell us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we got lots of comments that the meal at Ellingham was the best wedding food they’ve ever experienced.

Lots of our guests were travelling to be with us – some from as far as Norway – so we put together welcome bags for their arrival. In the welcome bags we included advice on what was worth seeing in the local area before driving home. It was lovely that guests were able to make the most of being in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

What was it like having a Winter Wedding?

We met in February, so we wanted to have a winter wedding. While searching for our dream wedding venue we wanted to find a place that was suited to the winter season. There is no doubt that Ellingham Hall would be beautiful in the summer with its picturesque grounds – but it also has such a homely, cosy feel with the roaring log fires and ambient lighting. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding.

What attracted you to Ellingham Hall?

The homely feel was one of the things we loved about the venue along with the interior decor. The boldness in the reception rooms worked perfectly with our wedding theme too. However, the main thing that attracted us to Ellingham Hall was their award-winning two-night wedding experience. When we were looking around, there were not many wedding venues offering that option. It was a wonderful opportunity to have everybody there the night before, and to extend the celebrations before the wedding day. As soon as we read into their two-day weddings, we knew we had found the right venue.

If you are looking for winter wedding venues in Northumberland or an exclusive two night wedding, contact our team today to arrange a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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1st March 2024

Featured Supplier Spotlight

We were absolutely delighted when our Wedding Event Team at Ellingham Hall was named the UK’s best in The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

Read More

7th May 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

Read More

11th April 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Having the surroundings of a stunning Chapel entwined with history and a luxurious modern twist, helped Lauren and Jay McGowan when they were searching for their perfect wedding venue.

Read More

29th March 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Hannah and Ahmed explored many outdoor wedding venues and found Ellingham Hall offered the perfect grounds and backdrop for their wedding celebration.

Read More

21st March 2024

About Inspiration News Weddings

What makes Ellingham Hall’s weddings stand out from the crowd? Read all about their Award-Winning Two Night Wedding Experience.

Read More

22nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

When Jane and Adam Hutchinson were looking for their dream church wedding venue, Ellingham Hall offered an unexpected surprise!

Read More

20th February 2024

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight – Jane Gray Wedding Pianist offers advice for couples considering music options for their upcoming Wedding Celebration

Read More

2nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

A winter wedding wasn’t the original plan for Luisa and Chris, until they saw Ellingham Hall dressed for the festive winter season!

Read More

20th December 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Rosie and Jiaxing had a beautiful combo of cultures at their exclusive-use, Northumberland wedding venue – Ellingham Hall

Read More

18th November 2023

About News

Ellingham Hall crowned the ‘Best Wedding Events Team’ in the North East and Yorkshire for a third year in a row at the TWIA 2024 Awards.

Read More

26th October 2023

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Weddings can be a real challenge for those who suffer from anxiety, but Jessica Baird found that her anxiety stayed in check for her exclusive two night wedding thanks to the Ellingham Hall Team.

Read More

25th October 2023

News Private Hire

When Ruth Francis wanted to celebrate her 21st birthday in style, there was only one stunning private hire venue in Northumberland for her.

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Winter Wedding Venue Proves the Perfect Magical Backdrop!

Stevie & Chris

20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

Did your Guests enjoy your 70s Themed Wedding?

Our guests loved our wedding and still talk about how fun it was now. We’ve had people tell us that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, and we got lots of comments that the meal at Ellingham was the best wedding food they’ve ever experienced.

Lots of our guests were travelling to be with us – some from as far as Norway – so we put together welcome bags for their arrival. In the welcome bags we included advice on what was worth seeing in the local area before driving home. It was lovely that guests were able to make the most of being in the stunning Northumberland countryside.

What was it like having a Winter Wedding?

We met in February, so we wanted to have a winter wedding. While searching for our dream wedding venue we wanted to find a place that was suited to the winter season. There is no doubt that Ellingham Hall would be beautiful in the summer with its picturesque grounds – but it also has such a homely, cosy feel with the roaring log fires and ambient lighting. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding.

If you are looking for winter wedding venues in Northumberland or an exclusive two night wedding, contact our team today to arrange a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

Filter by keywords

Filter by category

1st March 2024

Featured Supplier Spotlight

We were absolutely delighted when our Wedding Event Team at Ellingham Hall was named the UK’s best in The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA).

Read More

7th May 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

Read More

11th April 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Having the surroundings of a stunning Chapel entwined with history and a luxurious modern twist, helped Lauren and Jay McGowan when they were searching for their perfect wedding venue.

Read More

29th March 2024

News Real Weddings Summer Weddings

Hannah and Ahmed explored many outdoor wedding venues and found Ellingham Hall offered the perfect grounds and backdrop for their wedding celebration.

Read More

21st March 2024

About Inspiration News Weddings

What makes Ellingham Hall’s weddings stand out from the crowd? Read all about their Award-Winning Two Night Wedding Experience.

Read More

22nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

When Jane and Adam Hutchinson were looking for their dream church wedding venue, Ellingham Hall offered an unexpected surprise!

Read More

20th February 2024

Supplier Spotlight

Supplier Spotlight – Jane Gray Wedding Pianist offers advice for couples considering music options for their upcoming Wedding Celebration

Read More

2nd February 2024

News Real Weddings Winter Weddings

A winter wedding wasn’t the original plan for Luisa and Chris, until they saw Ellingham Hall dressed for the festive winter season!

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20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

The elegant drawing room at Ellingham Hall also became the centre of attention during a game of Mahjong the night before the wedding. Playing the centuries-old Chinese game, helped guests who flew in from China and America to get to know each other – and it helped Jiaxing’s parents feel at home.

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

If you are looking for winter wedding venues in Northumberland or an exclusive two night wedding, contact our team today to arrange a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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Wedding Industry Awards 2024

We are absolutely delighted – and humbled – to have been crowned the ‘Best Wedding Events Team’ in the North East and Yorkshire for an unprecedented third year in a row.

Our team was presented with the winning accolade at The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) Regional final earlier this month, at a glittering ceremony at the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle.

Being announced as Regional Winner for the Best Wedding Events Team in the North East and Yorkshire really is amazing. Having an unforgettable wedding experience requires more than a stunning venue and it was great to hear TWIA founder, Damian Bailey acknowledge our dedication for turning couples’ dreams into reality, for a third consecutive year. 

It’s the cherry on top of the cake, as our business has had such a fantastic year. In the past 12 months, our new parent company ‘Unveiled Venues’ was launched to incorporate Ellingham Hall alongside two new sister venues.

As well as Ellingham Hall, the Unveiled Venues group has added luxury wedding venue Lemmington Hall in Alnwick and family gastro pub The Highlander Ponteland to its portfolio.

Unveiled Venues’ Group Director Anthony Hunter said the TWIA award for the wedding events team had signified an amazing year.

“The fact the team has scooped the Best Wedding Events Team at the Regional final for the third year running, shows that Unveiled Venues has firm foundations,” he said.

“I want to congratulate every member of the Ellingham Events Team that has been part of this success over the past three years. This recognition illustrates the importance of creating the best wedding experience for all our couples. I am immensely proud of every single member of our team!”

TWIA brings together the Regional Winners from all categories, which culminates in a National awards event each year. After beating a host of events teams from across the North East and Yorkshire last January, our team collected a Highly Commended award in the National final.

Group General Manager David Fordham-Scott said it was a privilege to represent Northumberland and the North East for the third year in a row.

“We’re hoping to bring home the National accolade to illustrate what the North East is renowned for – its warm hospitality,” he said.

“TWIA uses feedback from couples to make its decisions. Knowing that this industry award is down to the experience and comments of our valued couples makes it even more rewarding, because it tells us we’re giving people the high standard of service that every couple deserves.”

TWIA’s National final takes place on 24 January at London’s Underglobe. Last year, we were Highly Commended and we’re hoping to top that in the 2024 Final!

If you are considering a wedding venue in the North East, contact our wedding planning team today.

From Wedding Day Nerves to Nuptial Bliss!

Stevie & Chris

20th February 2024

We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

The elegant drawing room at Ellingham Hall also became the centre of attention during a game of Mahjong the night before the wedding. Playing the centuries-old Chinese game, helped guests who flew in from China and America to get to know each other – and it helped Jiaxing’s parents feel at home.

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

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Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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We love a themed wedding at Ellingham and were transported back in time for Chris and Stevie Smith’s fabulous 70s themed wedding, which was all about fun, laughter, and good times!

The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

The elegant drawing room at Ellingham Hall also became the centre of attention during a game of Mahjong the night before the wedding. Playing the centuries-old Chinese game, helped guests who flew in from China and America to get to know each other – and it helped Jiaxing’s parents feel at home.

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

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Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

If you are looking for an exclusive use private hire venue in Northumberland to celebrate a special birthday, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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The Hall was styled with a funky disco theme chosen by the couple, which wasn’t in their plans when they first visited our exclusive wedding venue.

Stevie explains, “We picked up 55 glitterballs from a wholesaler and our ideas started from there. The bold colours of Ellingham’s homely reception rooms really drew us and it turned out that the interior décor worked perfectly with our 70’s themed wedding ideas.”

The elegant drawing room at Ellingham Hall also became the centre of attention during a game of Mahjong the night before the wedding. Playing the centuries-old Chinese game, helped guests who flew in from China and America to get to know each other – and it helped Jiaxing’s parents feel at home.

 “The fun didn’t stop with glitterballs and an ABBA hour, however. A drag show the night before the big day, table captains during the wedding breakfast, late night burgers and the ultimate neon wedding after party, meant their two night wedding experience was non-stop fun!”

NOTES FROM THE BRIDE

Tell us about your Non-Traditional Wedding?

We really wanted our wedding to be just one big party from start to finish. We wanted to look around at any given moment and see everyone we love having fun together. We didn’t set out to have a 70s disco wedding, but as we started planning it just came naturally! At one point my mum, who did all of our decor, came home from a wholesaler with 55 disco balls and it just went from there! We chose most of our suppliers because they really suited our style, so we took inspiration from their Instagram pages and the theme just evolved.

Apart from a Disco, what other Entertainment did you Choose?

The night before our wedding we had a Drag Queen, the gorgeous Whitney Bae, performing in the Entrance Hall by the grand piano after our evening food. We both thought it would be a lot of fun and would get the party vibes going early on!

Not many traditional wedding venues would be happy with you doing things differently, however when we asked Wendy our wedding planner if it would be ok for us to have a drag performance the night before she told us to “go for it!” The team at Ellingham Hall were amazing and so accommodating with our requirements, which made the wedding planning experience so enjoyable.

How did you keep the Party going throughout the Day?

We had an ABBA hour rather than tea and coffee after our wedding breakfast! Normally everyone sits with a hot drink after the meal and starts to feel tired, but we wanted to keep the party going, so our DJ Chris put together an amazing ABBA set for us. Both of our families love ABBA, and they always feature at family parties, so this was one of the highlights of our day.

Also, at each table we had ‘Table Captains’ during the wedding breakfast. We assigned these roles to our most outgoing guests. We gave them each a gift bag which explained that their job was to make sure everyone on their table had a good time. The captains gave out shots for the best dressed, competed to get the best group photo and were tasked to get everyone up dancing after the meal finished. They were also given a Captains hat which went down well – many of them were still wearing them when they came down for breakfast the next day!

If you are searching for a North East Wedding Venue contact our wedding planning team today to book a viewing appointment.

Credits

Photographer – From the Smiths Photography

Videographer – Paul Flannigan

Groom Suit – Suit Culture

Bridal Gown – YAP Bridal

Make Up – By Rebecca

Hair – Kara Scott

Cake – Homemade

Event Styling – Flora & Sage Home

Stationary – Fancy Little Favours

DJ – Chris Smith

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