Black Horse Beamish


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Set within the Beamish conservation area lies Red Row Estate, a 37 acres sprawl with one of the only lavender fields in the North and home to the Black Horse Beamish.

Offering two venues to host your dream day, with something for everyone whether it be a grand or intimate affair, indoors or outdoors. All of our areas are licensed for a civil ceremony allowing you to move seamlessly from ceremony to reception. The stunning lavender field, woodlands, apple orchard and farm yard antiques provide endless photo opportunities.

For the special wedding feast, the team of expert chefs will prepare a bespoke multi-course gastronomic showstopper befitting the event. We take pride in the fact that all our food is freshly cooked using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Black Horse Beamish:

Having been lovingly restored, the beautiful 300 year old building has kept most of its original charm. You are welcomed by flag stone floors, roaring open fires and an eclectic mix of furnishings. With panoramic views across the stunning peaceful valley, the setting could not be more idyllic for your most cherished day.

The George Ridley Room, Gallery Bar and Terrace is an intimate room for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Featuring stone walls, two open fires, high ceilings and bare oak beams, this stunning room with attached gallery bar and heated outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the rolling countryside truly is a magical location for your special day. This room can accommodate a maximum of 54 guests for a ceremony, 45 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 80 guests for your evening reception.

The Orchard Marquee:

One of the few permanent marquees in the north east and offers a bespoke grand venue, giving the chance to add a personal touch, creating your ideal completely unique experience. With stunning panoramic views of the beamish conservation valley, complemented by glorious landscaped gardens and apple orchard, our incredible 250-seater marquee is the ultimate location for your special day.

Furnished with dance floor, stunning 8ft chandeliers, up-lighting and fully integrated sound system - consider it a blank canvas to make your own. The versatile venue has a reception area for arrival drinks and greeting guests, plus plenty of space for dining and evening celebrations. We provide everything you eat in our onsite kitchen, everything you drink in our well stocked bar – we even provide a wonderful in house team to serve you.

Black Horse Beamish at a Glance

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300 year old restored building, featuring stone walls and bare oak beams The Orchard Marquee is one of the few permanent marquees in the North East Set in 37 acres of idyllic countryside, with one of the only Lavender fields in the north Can accommodate from 40 up to 500 guests Fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and outdoor ceremonies Pets Welcome Pricing Category : ModerateMinimum Price : 89Reception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 250Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 250Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon Suite View More
Sleeps No Of People : 40HistoricWedding Contact : Rachel and SarahNumber of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryAsianConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseAlcohol ProvisionIn House CateringAsian CateringKosher CateringHalal CateringPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningMarquee Wedding SpecialistOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsAsian Wedding SpecialistModern RomanticRusticStylishGarden OutdoorPub RestaurantSame-Sex View Less

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Black Horse Beamish Reviews

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Nicola and Alan
Black horse beamish
This venture is beautiful, anything from small intimate to a bigger celebration. We can’t wait to get married in the winter in front of a real open fire place
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Sarah Griffiths & Carl clark
Black horse beamish
Absolutely beautiful venue with so many extras included, really helpful staff. And loads of space in the outdoor marque.
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Lauren and Chris
Beautiful venue
Beautiful venue. We can’t wait to get married here
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Beverly and graham
Magical day
Amazing venue the grounds are spectacular and we are so fortunate to get married here
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Jen & Greg
Dreams to reality!
We cant recommend this venue enough, anyone looking for a flexible venue who are willing to work with you and make your dreams come to reality then look no further. They don’t have strict packages so everything is bespoke to every couple, all the staff are so friendly and accommodating our day was just seamless from start to finish. One of the things that attracted us to the Black Horse so much was they don’t charge you for evening guests in the Orchard Marquee – it was one of the only venues we looked around which didn’t make you cater for your evening guests. We have so many family and friends and couldn’t slim our guests list down so when we were told about this we were over the moon, we had a huge evening party! The Marquee is placed right at the top of the Beamish valley so the views are just breath-taking whilst having your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Our food on the day was like nothing we’ve had before, all our guests commented on how amazing it was and that they would be back for lunch or dinner in the main restaurant. Thanks again for making our day so memorable, you will always be our special place!
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Mr & Mrs Walker
Amazing Wedding Day
I feel obliged to write this review and express how amazing our day was. Me and Terry still feel overwhelmed and emotional thinking about our day. I think most of our guests do too. We tied the knot in the George Ridley room then continued into the marquee for our meal and evening celebrations. Every detail from minor to major was thought of, some I hadn’t even considered previously! Megan constructed me a timeline of my day and made everything seem so straight forward and stress free, I felt to relaxed to happily hand over all control and trust that everything would be done to the highest standards. The gardens are particularly stunning especially around August time when the Lavender field and flower baskets are all fully flowered, the picture spots are endless our photographer was in his element. We cant wait to visit again soon lots of love mr and mrs Walker xxx
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Marie Jones was Slowther
Wish we could do it all over again!
This place is just picture perfect! Nothing was too much for Megan the wedding coordinator, she went above and beyond by ensuring nothing was overlooked. We loved everything about the black horse, all the accommodation, the setting, the food and their friendly ‘can do’ approach to everything. I’ve lost count on how many times we’ve been back for lunch and dinner with our families. If only we could re do it all over again!
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Kevin Smith
Such a special day
We had a list of venues to check as we had decided on a date giving us only 10 weeks to organise everything!! First port of call was the black horse in beamish to check if it was available. We were met by wedding coordinator Megan who’s showed us around, without hesitation we decided there and then it was the place for us. Megan was so helpful and did not bat an eyelid at the short notice. Everything was in place as Megan had suggested and recommended for our special day. It ran so smoothly, staff were exceptional, food was five star for both the wedding and evening receptions and Megan was there right up until midnight to look after us. Accommodation had just opened so we took advantage of four rooms which were an outstanding finish. Would I recommend this venue- ABSOLUTELY
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Ross & Garry
Highly Recommend The Black Horse in Beamish
Me and my husband got married here in the Orchard Marquee at the end of February this year. We both new this was going to be our venue from the minute we pulled up outside and walked in the doors. Such a beautiful place with stunning views and marquee itself. With its chandeliers, huge dance floor and floor to ceiling glass walls looking out over the fields. The food was great both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. Lisa was great from the day we booked the wedding and leading up to the big day. Liaising with all our suppliers and accommodating with all our requests. Lisa, Alison and the rest of the team made the sure that everything looked perfect and ran like clockwork on the day. All our guests commented on how impressive the venue was. We’ll be back again soon! Ross & Garry xxx
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Nicola and Neil
Everything you need
We had our wedding here in the Orchard Marquee on a crispy, clear February day. Having dined here on several occasions, we knew the food would be excellent and we would be in capable hands. The marquee itself has been carefully designed and offers amazing views across the valley, even on a dull day. It has everything you need for a private venue, including a well-stocked bar, toilets, disabled access and a large space which can partitioned as and when needed. On the run up to the big day, we met with the wedding coordinator who took us through every aspect of the day and put our minds at rest. She was there on the day itself, along with the manager, to make sure the day ran smoothly and we didn't want for anything. The whole team were excellent; friendly and accommodating as well as efficient. The food was delicious and they also put on an extra brunch for us the following morning. The on-site accommodation is luxurious and spacious, and a short stroll from the pub and not much further to the Marquee. Whilst we clearly sound a bit biased, numerous guests commented on how excellent the venue was, and we definitely recommend it to anyone else looking to get married here or have their reception here. Many thanks to the whole team for making the day so special and helping it run so smoothly. We'll be back for Sunday lunch!

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The UK Wedding Awards - Best Pop Up Venue 2018
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The Wedding Industry Awards - 2021 Regional Finalist
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UKbride Approved Supplier


Red Row, Beamish, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0RW

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Rachel and Sarah

Our events team at Red Row Estate are always on hand to answer all of your questions and enquiries. With many years of experience and expertise between us we pride ourselves on ensuring all couples have that perfect wedding day they have always dreamt about. We are a small team and a family run business and love getting to know couples on a personal level so we can help plan your big day. Please feel free to get in touch.