FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

CAN WE HAVE A CIVIL WEDDING?

Yes, absolutely. We are licensed for 144 guests in large oak and stone barn. We also have a charming courtyard with a license for 60 guests, should you wish to hold an open air civil ceremony.
 

WHO IS THE LOCAL REGISTRAR? 

Telephone:  01665 602870
Email: alnwickreg@northumberland.gov.uk
Opening hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
 


CAN WE HAVE A CHURCH WEDDING?

Of course! There are lots of churches local to Healey Barn, so if you choose to get married in a church, you can still use the barn as your venue for your reception, wedding breakfast and evening party.
 

DO YOU OFFER OUTDOOR CEREMONIES?

We have stunning courtyard set in the grounds of Healey with a license for 60 guests, should you wish to hold an open air civil ceremony.
 

WHAT IS YOUR CLOSING TIME?

Many venues will close around midnight, just when everyone is really enjoying the party. At Healey Barn your hire period runs until 1.00 a.m., so it's only then that your music will stop and the bar will close.
 

WHAT IS YOUR DINING CAPACITY?

The Oak Dining Room will accommodate up to 144 people for dinner. 
 

DO YOU HAVE OUTDOOR HEATERS?

We have outdoor fire pits for guests to keep warm (or toast marshmallows).
 

ARE THE BARNS WARM?

We know all too well that the English weather is a bit hit and miss! The barn has advanced underfloor heating, roaring fires and candles for both warmth and atmosphere. Weather is not problem at Healey Barn. 
 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A POWER CUT?

At Healey Barn we have an oil powered generator so if the National Grid goes down we have you covered and the party will go on!
 

DO YOU HAVE ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION?

Healey Hall is located one mile away from the Barn. Healey Hall and its adjoining cottages can accommodate up to 34 guests in 17 beautifully interior designed rooms. Please visit: www.healeyhall.com for more information. Please see our directory page for further recommendations. 

WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MUSIC?

There are several options for music. We have a PA system you are welcome to use for your ceremony music and background music throughout the day – simply plug in your own iPod. We ask that our couples book either a live band or DJ (or both) for the evening reception.
 

CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FLOWERS & DECORATIONS?

Whilst the barn look stunning as it is, you may wish to personalise it with decorations such as flowers, props, lights, photo booths, bunting... we've had it all! 
 

CAN WE USE OUR OWN CATERERS? 

We cannot accept outside caterers. However our BBQ is probably the largest in Europe, the rotisserie is second to none and we source the finest ingredients for you and your guests so we are confident that you'll be as happy with our on-site catering as all of our previous guests have been.
 

DO YOU HAVE A WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE?

Our on-site team at Healey Barn are on hand to help you organise anything to do with the ceremony, the barn itself and the catering. They will support you throughout the planning process and will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. Our guests are always impressed with the level of service they receive from our on-site teams.
 

CAN WE CHANGE DETAILS AFTER WE HAVE AGREED THE QUOTE AND BOOKED OUR DATE?

In addition to our on-site team (see above), we have an intuitive web app which you can log into and plan every last detail of your day. You can get instant quotes (changing details as often as you need to) and ask us any questions you might have at any time in the lead up to your wedding or event.
 

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY EVENT IS CANCELLED?

On rare occasions a guest will need to cancel their event. We recommend that you get wedding insurance in case of unforeseeable circumstances:
Wedding Plan Wedding Insurance
John Lewis Wedding Insurance

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