‘Wed-cations’ – The rise of wedding weekender
Planning a wedding is all about creating the celebration of a lifetime and often the day goes by so fast and is a busy time trying to catch up with family and friends that you haven’t seen for a while and the whole day can be a bit of a blur.
The rise in popularity of three day long weddings has been notable recently, with celebrations with family and friends stretching out across the days before and after the main event itself, giving couples plenty of time to spend with relatives and friends, as well as their nearest and dearest. And when family and friends may have travelled some distance to join in the festivities, it’s a great way of being able to really make the most of the time together.
The best excuse for getting all your favourites together is definitely an amazing wedding celebration so why restrict it to just one day?
Your wedding, your way
Award-winning Northside Farm is licenced for all civil ceremonies either on its spacious landscaped lawns overlooking miles of rolling hills, or in the stunning converted circular gin gang – Northside Farm’s dedicated ceremony room complete with bridal dressing room. The rustic barn has a fully licensed wooden bar area complete with cocktail station adjoining to the floor-to-ceiling glass fronted main reception/ceremony room which holds a capacity of up to 150 seated guests (200 evening guests) with flagstone flooring, exposed beams and brick walls. The venue is fully heated and is charming as it is with its quirky touches of decor but can also be a great canvas to dress it to each individual’s style. It operates a ‘no restrictions’ formula meaning the bride and groom can work with the dedicated wedding planners to create the wedding of their dreams.
Prolong the celebration!
With exclusive use for three days, venues such as Northside Farm give you so much more opportunity to spend quality time with your guests and the pressure to catch up with everyone during your wedding reception is off. Couples have the time to welcome everyone to their weekend, the big day itself and saying their fond farewells, too. Time is on their side. And being a short drive or walk to some of Northumberland’s most stunning beauty spots, including sea-front castles, beaches and bustling cities, it give your guests who are maybe coming in from further afield or don’t know the area a chance to explore and relax.
At Northside Farm, the entire 200-acre site and use of its 10 superior timber wigwams and four whimsical fairy-tale style cottages complete with their own fruit orchards, outside seating areas and fire pits, can be hired exclusively for up to three days and for larger groups, additional tents or wigwams are welcome on the glamping site. The site comes complete with a luxurious shower block and fully functioning kitchen along with areas to BBQ. The site also includes a children’s play park and zip wire for the kids (or the big kids!), welcomes pets and is wheelchair friendly.
The Perfect Weekend
What’s more, it doesn’t even have to be a weekend. Northside Farm offers mid-week wed-cation packages too! But whatever your plans, Northside Farm believes that every wedding is about the couple’s experience, from start to finish – so what could be better than a big three day party to celebrate one of the biggest milestones in your life?