Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa


UKbride 4.9 Heart Rating
16 Reviews

Information For Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa

A decadent Georgian mansion house, sweeping lawns, beautiful gardens, romantic rooms and every luxury you could hope for – all nestled in some of Northumberland’s most breath-taking countryside. What better place to begin your new life together than Doxford Hall Hotel?

Some things never go out of fashion. Doxford Hall has been hosting stylish celebrations for over 200 years. On top of stunning looks and period elegance, Doxford Hall has been awarded four AA red stars*, and is the only venue in Northumberland which boasts this accolade.

Built in 1818, the much-loved Hall was designed by famous local architect, John Dobson, most well-known for his vision for Newcastle Grand Railway Station. Crafted from mellow stone, with its ten acres of formal gardens and manicured lawns, featuring Europe’s largest yew tree maze, Doxford Hall is a dreamy, romantic and photogenic venue, and one of Dobson’s finest houses in the area. It’s the perfect canvas for your dream wedding day.

Licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, the Hall’s classical interiors offer couples a choice of spectacular options depending on the style, size and seasonality of their wedding.

And with an experienced team on hand to take care of every detail, no matter how weird or wonderful, you can be sure that your special day is as unique as you are. We're open-minded and flexible, whether you're after something huge and extravagant or something small and laid back, a classic summery garden ceremony or romantic winter wedding. There's even a yew maze in the gardens, ideal for family-friendly weddings – it's been known to keep children entertained for hours!

Alongside our 36 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, you’ll find a selection of magnificent suites that offer you the flexibility to create exactly the kind of wedding you'd like.
With award-winning cuisine from our acclaimed Head Chef and his team, you and your guests are guaranteed fine food, whether it’s a classic afternoon tea or a sumptuous sit-down dinner. And because weddings can be tiring, you'll be glad to know we have a fully equipped spa, ideal for a pre-wedding pamper or some serious relaxing after the ceremony's over.

What brings it all together are our meticulous standards of comfort and service. We don’t do ‘one size fits all’ weddings at Doxford Hall – we'll support you all the way to make sure your special day is just that: truly special, and truly yours.
Ready to fall in love with Doxford Hall? Give us a call on 01665 589700 to arrange a time to come and see us. We'd be delighted to show you around.

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa at a Glance

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Stately Home
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Same-Sex Weddings
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Up to 180
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Up to 200
Northumberland’s only hotel and spa venue to have been awarded the prestigious AA four red star status, an accolade granted to only the very best properties in the British Isles providing an outstanding level of hospitality. Ten acres of private grounds available for you to enjoy, including Europe’s largest yew tree maze, Doxford Hall offers an unforgettable setting for your wedding and some fabulous backdrops for your wedding photographs. Our grand, yet welcoming, reception rooms offer an unrivalled choice of suites for both ceremonies and receptions. Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence, Doxford Hall is a venue at which to savour dishes that are highly imaginative, beautifully presented and created using only the best seasonal produce from the local area. Each Doxford Hall wedding is tailor-made to your wishes and you will be allocated your own dedicated wedding coordinator to guide you through your day. Doxford Hall offers 36 individually styled bedrooms, featuring beautifully crafted furniture, luxurious linens and bespoke bathrooms, each named after a Northumbrian castle or an influential character from the region’s long history. Pricing Category : LuxuryReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 200Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 180Has AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 2 View More
Country House Manor HouseWedding Contact : Jon Allan Weddings & Events ManagerNumber of People In Team : 1No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : AlnwickNearest Airport : Newcastle upon Tyne - NCLNearest Motorway : A1M / M1Nearest Train Station : AlnmouthClassicLuxuryAsianConfetti PermittedFireworks PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringIn House Wine ListWestern European CuisineBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsCeremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyBallroomBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlySpa OnsiteGreat ViewsLovely GroundsRomanticHotelSame-Sex View Less

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Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa Reviews

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Caitlin and Lee
Jon Allen
Very quick to reply always able to answer any questions asked
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Samantha & Connor
Wedding booked
Booked our dream venue with Jon who was able to inform us exactly what we need to do and the next steps we need to take (some of which we had no idea) we would have been lost without him!
Able to change around the menu to our tastes and got so much included which other venues charged for!
We can’t wait!
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Jen and Steve
Doxford Barnes
Doxford Barnes is stunning. I fell in love with the venue straight away and couldn't wait to get our wedding booked.
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Kate and Graeme
Jon Allan
Jon has been brilliant with helping to reorganise our wedding, this date will be our third during the pandemic and we are praying we can go ahead as planned
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Anna Cain Ilderton
Wedding Weekend at Doxford Hall We held our wedding at Doxford Hall Hotel and what a spectacular event it turned out to be. Everything was perfect: the venue, the welcome, the function rooms, the bedrooms, the food, all of the staff although a particular mention must go to Jon Allan the Wedding & Events Manager, and his colleague Glen. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff and they ensured that we had the most perfect wedding day. Even the weather was perfect, making the grounds at this venue look even more spectacular. The bedrooms were spacious and clean, as were the function rooms. The food was also top class. All of our family and friends agreed it was wonderful, and we plan to return next year for Anniversary, but we will also visit between now and then. Thank you Doxford Hall Hotel and staff for making everything so perfect.
Response from Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Thank you so much Anna for your kind and thoughtful words, we are delighted that we could make your most special day perfect. We hope to welcome you back again soon to reminisce wonderful memories!
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Clare & Ian-James Elder
Magical Venue
Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa was the most magical and unique wedding venue for our very special day. Doxford is surrounded by beautiful scenery, character and flair that adds true decadence to the hotel. The team at Doxford were 5*, they are extremely proactive, personalised and professional. They made our day absolute perfection. The dining is exceptional, the food is very high standard even on a very large scale and they maintain superb standards. The ballroom is by far my most favourite place with beautiful high ceilings, crisp style, very spacious and amazing character. Every room is bursting with character, style and class. We fell in love with Doxford many years ago and it’s just got better and better with the support from superb staff and Jon Allan who has gone above and beyond to make our day and stay perfect in every single way. Mr and Mrs Elder
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Sarah-Jane Martin
Fantastic venue and location. We had our wedding here 6 April 2019, and it was a million times better then we could imagine. all the staff throughout the weekend were fantastic. Can't wait to go back. x
Response from Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Wonderful, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us too Sarah-Jane. Hope to see you again soon.
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Amy Lumley
We got married at Doxford Hall and we couldn’t recommend the venue enough, the gardeners work hard to keep the gardens beautiful, the cleaners keep the Hall immaculate and the chefs really do provide excellent food. The front of house staff are friendly and approachable- All of the staff work extremely hard to give you a perfect day. You get the impression they really Care about providing excellent service. From our initial meeting with Sophie nothing was an issue,she was accommodating and She listened carefully to our ideas about what we would like our wedding to look like. Over our planning period both Sophie and Leanne would answer any questions we had promptly and both gave sound advice- which was very welcome. They really are knowledgable about weddings and events. Before our wedding Leanne spent time with us planning the finer details, her attention to detail was fantastic and she really helped us with parts of our wedding we hadn’t even thought about- her help was invaluable. On our wedding day, all of the staff couldn’t not help us enough- everyone was friendly and professional and would do anything to help us. Joanne also ensured that our day ran smoothly and we thank her for that. Guests commented on the fantastic food, the quality and cleanliness of the bedrooms and our beautiful surroundings. as well as how helpful all of the staff were! We could not thank the staff at Doxford Hall enough and would recommend them to anyone hosting an event or getting married. Thank you! Amy and Paul Lumley.
Response from Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Thank you so much Amy this is wonderful, we will ensure it is passed onto the team members, it was our pleasure to host your very special day! We would love to share your comments on social mediam would this be ok with you?
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Steph Eastlake
we had our wedding here yesterday and I can't recommend the hotel and staff enough. Our day was perfect from start to finish with absolutely no issues at all. Very helpful and friendly staff who managed to make our day stress free. Thank you so much Doxford Hall!
Response from Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Dear Steph, Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted you had such a wonderful wedding, the pleasure was all ours. Thank you for choosing Doxford Hall to host your special day!
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Shaun and Sam
Just a stunning place to get married
Everyone was just so helpful and made the running of the wedding just wonderful! I am so happy we got married here. It’s so beautiful.
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Doxford Hall


Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence
Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence
Northumberland’s only hotel and spa venue to have been awarded the prestigious AA four red star status
Northumberland’s only hotel and spa venue to have been awarded the prestigious AA four red star status


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Chathill, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE67 5DN

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

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Jon Allan

I have worked in the Weddings & Events industry within hotels for the best part of 25 years.     I am very knowledgeable, approachable and flexible in my approach putting the emphasis on the happy couple to make it personal.    Very calm under pressure and can have a understated calming influence on all guests especially the bride & groom.    I am here to support you through this, ask for assistance and help no matter how crazy it sounds. I would also recommend that you are to have a plan/list and stick to it, it can really assist and delegate some tasks to close family members / members of the bridal party to make them feel involved.