The Comb


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Reivers has operated The Comb since 1974. We lovingly restored the farm buildings and wedding barn to offer a finite number of weddings on a exclusive 2 day hire basis.

Reivers is not a wedding factory. We seek to provide a finite number of wedding couples per year with a unique occasion they can tailor to create their own lifelong memories.

In addition to weddings the business has provided specialist training or events to corporate clients for over 45 years. It also stages parties and banquets when required and at certain times of year we let out the main building on a self-catering basis to groups of families or friends.

The diversity of our business allows us to keep our wedding offering fresh by only hosting a certain number of wedding each year.

The main building a traditional stone farm dating from the late 1700's and the site dates back to the time of the fierce Border Reivers who frequented to Tarset Valley. It was recently full refurbished in keeping with the rustic style of the building and the wedding barn was also renovated.

The dark skies barn is fully equipped and The Comb is provide for 2 nights for a wedding (further nights can be booked subject to availability) allowing the wedding party to relax and create a unique event.

The Comb estate has the facilities, ambience and sheer beauty to make your wedding relaxed, comfortable and unique. We only offer weddings over a weekend or 2 days midweek as this attracts couples seeking to avoid time constraints, other brides and pressures on numbers but rather just want to share their joy with family and friends.

Typically this involves an icebreaking BBQ or dinner under the stars or in the dining room for family and friends the night before. The grounds, sunsets and stars are stunning. A relaxed breakfast on the big day with plenty space for everyone to get ready, Restless energy can be expended clay pigeon shooting, walking, golfing or mountain biking. The Hollybush Inn is a lovely country pub with open fire for a groomsman or ushers lunch.

There is a choice of three stunning locations for your ceremony and plenty grounds, terraces and balconies to choose from to have post ceremony drinks.

The dark skies wedding barn then has all the facilities for your wedding meal and evening party. You choose your food and caterers. Your day, your choice.

20 of the wedding party have accommodation provided in the main building as part of the hire and there is no-one hustling you out the door the next day.

For those seeking a banquet or gala dinner this can also be provided or if you are seeking to throw a big party celebration, just let us know.

The Comb at a Glance

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£4,900 - £7,500
Host your wedding with exclusive access to a beautiful Northumberland estate. The Comb is a lovingly restored traditional stone farm with 60 acres of its own grounds. It includes a wedding barn, bar, dining room and 10 bedrooms all en-suite. At the head of the Tarset valley The Comb is surrounded by forest and Northumberland National Park. Set in the heart of the largest dark sky park in Europe as viewed from our romantic dark skies balcony. To appreciate this special place, please visit. We have a choice of ceremony locations inside and out, with views in every direction. Our dark skies barn is fully equipped with licensed bar, stage, food prep room, dancefloor, tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, glasses and tablecloths. Reivers weddings only host a finite number of weddings a year making each one special. The Comb is exclusively yours for 2 nights. Accommodation for 20 and the wedding barn are all included in the hire as is staffed licensed bar. We think your special day should be unique. You decorate to your taste and choose the caterers and food to suite you. No wedding packages, dreary menus and inflated prices. We offer total transparency on prices with no nasty hidden surprises. The Comb has all you need to relax and celebrate in comfort. We have equipment for 100 dining but larger parties can be accommodated. Enjoy a BBQ or dine under the stars the night before with family and friends before your chilled and special day. Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 250Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 150Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 20 View More
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There is still have limited availability for summer 2020 and have held 2019 prices for these finite spots. Discounts are offered for autumn and winter weddings.

Top Wedding Tips

Ensure you pick a venue that suits your style and makes you comfortable. Weddings don't have follow a formula & putting your own stamp on your occasion does not have to be stressful or cost the earth.

When looking at a venue and suppliers ensure you compare like with like. Hidden mandatory charges for catering, accommodation & drinks packages can see costs escalate and your budget blown.

Your friends and family are there to celebrate and support not judge you. Don't get too stressed about who will get along with who. A relaxed BBQ the night before can help break the ice.

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Sunset stroll in Comb Grounds
The Real Wedding of
Dave and Laura
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In the meadows of the Comb grounds
The Real Wedding of
Matt and Clara
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Vows in the beauty of Tarset
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Abi and Kate
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The newly weds arriving at The Dark Skies Wedding Barn
The Real Wedding of
Leigh and Laura


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01 Jun 2019
Perfect Setting
I just wanted to drop you a line to say how much my partner and I enjoyed the wedding celebrations at The Comb on 1st June. Your venue was a perfect setting for a wonderful celebration. The Barn was especially beautifully set out for the wedding breakfast and later , dancing.

You have obviously put a lot of effort into making The Comb a place to enjoy and remember.
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Dec Johnson
Wedding Date
18 Jul 2019
The Wow Factor
Wow what an amazing place. Definitely highly recommend.
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Wedding Date
10 Aug 2019
Friendly Flood Rescue
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of the staff who helped us the other night when my friends car got stuck in the flood. Amazingly friendly and helpful people who went out of their way to help us. Thank you for taking care of us!
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Wedding Date
10 Aug 2019
Weather & Locals
Pat, to you and your wife. Wendy and I just wanted to thank you for all you did for us last weekend and all the locals for helping us! You have a great venue there apart from the weather last weekend. You were so helpful and are the salt of the earth.
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Wedding Date
27 Jul 2019
Comb Love at 1st Sight
We loved The Comb from the moment we first visited - it was the perfect setting for our wedding, showcasing the best of Northumberland's scenery, but more importantly, its hospitality. Pat was absolutely fantastic answering all our questions (many questions), going out of his way with his staff to make our day work & making us feel like nothing was a problem. We wanted relaxed and personal, putting our own stamp on things & The Comb meant we could do just that. We'll be back soon. (Maybe not crowd surfing this time).
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Mr & Mrs Rodenby
Wedding Date
24 Aug 2019
You Made it Perfect
We honestly don't know where to start with our thank you's for the most amazing wedding day at The Comb. The venue is just an idyllic but our day would not have run as smoothly without your help (and the other amazing staff).

Everyone commented on how personal the space was but more importantly they had a great feed of booze - Irish style! You guys are an absolute credit to the venue. We will be back to visit!

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Wedding Date
05 Nov 2019
Wonderful time
We had a wonderful time and an amazing day, thanks in no small way to the attention to detail of Pat at The Comb. A truly stunning venue, extremely well equipped and comfortable with helpful and friendly staff. Thank you all for helping us to make memories.


The Comb, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1RU

Meet the Manager

Patrick O Connor

Together with my wife Sarah we support your wedding to make it unique, relaxed and special. As a resident of the Tarset Valley I can promise The Comb is a truly special place. I have a varied background from the RAF, to running a shift in car building to being a trained chef then running restaurants. I am also a stone mason and builder and can vouch for the renovations at The Comb because I undertook a huge part of it along with local tradesman. We took real care in restoring the rustic splendor of this traditional farm steeped in history. Our role is to lay on the venue for your event, help with the logistics on the day and run and organise the bar and drinks. We are there to help but our ethos is to let you host, decorate and have the timing, numbers and catering according to your own taste. We try to stay in the background, support where we can but not interfere. We advice all couples to come and view The Comb if they are interested. It is impossible to describe in words or pictures the views, feel and ambiance of the place. We look forward to seeing your there.