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The Barn On The Bay


Information For The Barn On The Bay

We are a family run farm on the Northumberland Coast with a Rustic Wedding Barn, Bunkbarn Accommodation, Camping, Glamping, Alpacas and Direct Beach Access. Get married overlooking the Bay!

We’ve been asked for years by couples if they can get married at Hemscott Hill. When we got married we had our reception here and decided to put the wheels in progress to establish ourselves as a wedding venue with a difference.

Our whole ethos for weddings is ‘Your Wedding, Your Way’. The venue lends itself to couples who want to put their own stamp on their wedding and within reason we’re pretty flexible with what you can do here. Because we’re a DIY venue we don’t get involved in your choice of caterer, music, decoration etc so you can make your day personal to you and a wedding like no-one else’s.

We have a number of spaces for you to use and different packages depending on whether you want day only, accommodation or whole weekend and if you want us to provide food or bring your own.

The Cowshed
The Hub of our wedding offer, The Cowshed is a converted agricultural barn that can seat up to 200 guests for a rustic style wedding. It is a flexible space so don’t worry if you are having a smaller wedding, we have different configurations to add in chill out spaces etc so it doesn’t feel too big.

There is a heavy emphasis on the barn retaining it’s agricultural charm and we use straw bales to create photo booths, chill out sofas and seating areas and plenty of space for a ceremony space as well as eating, drinking and dancing. There is a fully stocked bar and an area that can also accommodate caterers too.

Huge oak doors lead out to the courtyard that connects the Barn to the Paddock and the loos.

Calico Barn
Our smaller barn is a stone built former cartshed that we converted into a cosy bunkbarn style accommodation in 2016. It has a sitting area around a stove and a self catering kitchen / dining area. Calico Barn also has 5 bedrooms, all with rustic handmade bunks, sleeping a total of 18.

Calico Barn is also a licenced ceremony space and out of main wedding season when the Big Barg is unavailable you can still hire Calico Barn alongside a marquee or tipi for your wedding.

The Paddock & Yard
Connecting the Big Barn and Calico Barn is a yard with hard standing where you can have food vendors or our ice cream cart set up next to our Horsebox Bar, The Old Dog & Duck. The yard leads into the Paddock, an enclosed grassy area with plenty of space for games and picnics, or hire one of our Star Tents for a bit of shade.

The Shepherd’s Hut also resides in the Paddock and can be used either as a cosy bridal suite, or we can set it up as a freshen up space for the bride and bridesmaids to use.

The Dunes
Head across the road from the farm and up into the dunes and you will find a lovely area hidden away with spectacular views over Druridge Bay. Here you can set up your ceremony space if you would like a beach wedding, we can even bring The Old Dog & Duck Horsebox Bar over and set it up in the dunes to serve post ceremony drinks.

Camping Area
Wake up to the sound of the waves rolling in a few metres away! We have a small off grid campsite where we positively encourage campfires. The facilities are basic with composting loos and a washing up hut, but there are flushing loos, hot showers and somewhere to plug hair straighteners in a short walk away at the farm. As well as regular camping we also hire out large canvas Bell Tents that your guests can book and have furnished to suit their taste and budget.

The Old Dog & Duck Mobile Bar & The Horsebox Hideaway Tearoom
We have two vintage hoseboxes here at The Barn on The Bay, The Old Dog and Duck is a rustic bar in traditional ‘Land Rover Blue’ and can be set up as a cocktail, prosecco or wine bar either in the Dunes for post ceremony drinks, or in the Paddock or Yard.

The Horsebox Hideaway is a mobile tearoom, the same original type of Rice Horsebox as the Old Dog & Duck and can be hired to serve cream teas, afternoon teas and picnic boxes as well as teas & coffees. There is no hire charge for the Horsebox Hideaway as long as it is serving food from one of our packages. We can even supply breakfast boxes on the mornings.

There is also the option to hire our Ice Cream Cart to serve Ices to your guests, always a hit in the summer!

Whatever you are planning for your big day, why not give us a call and we'd be delighted to have a chat about how we can support you to make your dreams happen.

The Barn On The Bay at a Glance

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Direct access to a beautifully quiet sandy beach, get married in the dunes overlooking the shore Large agricultural barn decorated with straw bales, bunting and hessian suitable for small and large weddings Beautifully converted bunkbarn that sleeps 18 guests on site as well as optional holiday cottage Unlimited camping at our campsite nestled in the dunes, glamping options available and a Shepherd's Hut Bridal Suite Quirky touches such as a Vintage Horsebox Bar that can be taken over to the dunes Our own Alpacas are available to make a guest appearance at your wedding!

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Top Wedding Tips

Consider an on the day co-ordinator, especially for a venue like ours where there are multiple areas, a co-ordinator will round everyone up and make sure everyone is where they should be!

Talk to your venue, if there is something you really want, just ask. They may say no but they also may say yes and help you achieve this.

Include your pets! If you have a dog why not use him as ringbearer, or turn up on your horse. Ask if your venue can help with this.


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Hemscott Hill Farm, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5EQ

The Barn On The Bay

  • Hemscott Hill Farm
  • Widdrington
  • Morpeth
  • Northumberland
  • NE61 5EQ
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Key Person

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Alison & Phil Hornsey

Hi! We're Alison & Phil and we own and run The Barn on The Bay. We're a family team and there with you all of the way through the booking process right to your last dance. We have backgrounds in Project and Event Management and Package Management so you're in safe hands. We make a mean espresso martini too!