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Our place

Healey Barn is a Wedding Barn and Events Venue 6 miles from the Tyne Valley in Northumberland, and 19 and 24 miles from the centres of Newcastle and Durham.

We hope you’ll like the look of the Barn; it won Best New Wedding Venue in the UK in the 2016 UK Wedding Awards.  It’s right on its own, in beautiful countryside with amazing views.

Our operation

The Cripps team has been doing weddings since 2000,  and you’re in good hands with Leanne and her Head Chef husband Chris.  Please see the Testimonals from recent weddings.  They speak for themselves.

We do Winter Weddings (some great deals to be had) with the huge fire blazing and the barn lit by a hundred church candles.  We do Summer Weddings which spill into the courtyard or onto the lawn.  Any time of year….we’ve got it covered.

Behind the scenes we have our own wedding event software: It sounds like a small detail but this helps make the Planning process really smooth; you can log in to your online wedding pages at any time, and all the small detail is there to see.    

All this is backed up by a team who will co-ordinate your wedding with a tireless attention to detail, and then run it with a big smile on their faces.


The other huge advantage of our software gives us something pretty well unique: It means that right now you can go to our Availability Calendar, pick a date, see the Hire Price, then click again to do a completely detailed online quote.  So 5 minutes from now you can have the exact price of your wedding.   And on the subject of money, remember we have ideas for all budgets – so talk to us!

Our food

Completing the package is our food;  you’ll see it mentioned a lot in the Testimonials.  Our motto is “Buy the best, cook it simply, serve it generously”.  We like to make our food dramatic as well as delicious, so there’s an 8-spit rotisserie on show at the end of the dining room, and an enormous wall-of-flame BBQ in the courtyard which always wows the guests.


"We just want to say a massive thank you for everything, especially to Charlotte, the day was perfect. We felt well looked after and couldn't have asked for any more. The food was outstanding and there was more than enough! We really can't thank you enough. It was everything we wanted. We would recommend you to anyone for their day. We couldn't have picked a better place, and your staff are outstanding. We will cherish our day forever all because of the service you supplied to us. Keep doing what you are doing and I am sure you will be booked for every day of the year. Thank you again for everything. It was all perfect and the day we dreamed of." - Apr 2017

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