Weddings at Summerhill

Some important information

  • We host a strictly limited number of wedding receptions each year.

  • We are primarily a community facility, so we’re not equipped to do wedding planning or organising. We supply the venue and the bar, the rest is up to you!!


  • • We absolutely loved celebrating our wedding at Summerhill. Hugh and his team couldn’t do enough for us, the place looked so pretty and everyone had a wonderful time. We wanted a relaxed wedding, and Summerhill was the perfect place for this. Our photos look amazing, and we had the best time!.

  • • Summerhill just hosted our wedding reception on the 27th July 2019. The staff were lovely. They went above and beyond in their service, including donating an entire bottle of soda water to removing a red wine stain out of a wedding dress! It’s such a beautiful venue, our guests loved the space, especially the lawns and front of the pavilion. There were lots of beautiful spots to have photographs taken. Hugh helped us so much, replying to every single email we sent asking for tiny bits of info. Would highly recommend as a venue to anyone.



If you wish, we can arrange a marquee to be erected on the lawn. There is an additional £200 ground rent charge if you decide to do so.


We don’t offer catering ourselves but you are welcome to bring in your own caterers, which will generally work out to be better value for you anyway. We have a kitchen which has a catering oven and is fine for most catered events. All we ask is that the kitchen is left clean and tidy after use.


There is a licensed bar on site. You can bring your own wine or champagne for a meal or toast; there is a £7 corkage charge per bottle.

Additional Services

- Licence -

Our bar licence runs from 10am to 11:00pm and covers both inside and outside spaces. (*Please note, because we’re in a residential area, music has to be off at 10.50pm and all guests should have departed by 11:15pm.)

- Tables & Chairs -

There are currently 100 chairs available and a selection of tables including trestles and round tables. You’re welcome to hire in more if required.

- Sound System -

There’s a PA in the pavilion that you can plug your ipod/laptop into.

- Deposit Information -

If there’s a date you’d like to reserve, there is a £200 deposit to fix it in the diary. This is refundable against your total booking fee if the event does go ahead, and non-refundable if it doesn’t.


- Caterers -

Boldon Farmhouse Pantry

Fine catering, adaptability and attention to detail are what makes Boldon Farmhouse Pantry the choice of many bridal couples. We like working with them very much!

Jackson’s Catering

A great range of options, from buffets and barbecues to fine dining, Jackson’s are reliable and great value, and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

Northumberland Cheese Company

A wedding cake made of local artisan cheeses? Yes please!

- Photographers -

The Twins

Kelly and Caroline. The Twins. They photograph weddings and design bespoke stationery. They also confuse drunken guests for no extra charge…

Katie Byram

Katie is a super wedding photographer and we love having her around at weddings – because she’s easy to work with and always cheerful!

- Marquees -

Waltons Marquees

Waltons marquees provide a range of styles and sizes from 5m “Chinese Hat” pagodas to big marquees with all the trimmings.


Astra Hire
Astra will hire you chairs, tables, crockery, tablecloths – anything you might need to make your day go smoothly.

The Wholesch-Bang

Kathryn and co provide a bespoke event decor company ranging from chair covers, centrepieces, balloons through to vintage props.
They can help you add the final decorative touches that will make your wedding sparkle.

YOUFOLK Style Studio

YOUFOLK specialises in inventive ways of personalising the big day so you can have it your unique way; styled the way that reflects both of you honestly with a day that is unmistakably yours.

Ingram Sounds

Ingram Sounds can provide anything you need for PA and audiovisual setup. They are familiar with the space so will be able to match your requirements exactly. Highly recommended.

Festoon Lighting Hire

A little lighting can make a tremendous difference to your event. Festoon lighting have the most amazing selection of lights, bulbs and ideas – they are always innovating. Well worth a look.



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As we don’t have a wedding licence you’ll also need somewhere to tie the knot:
Tyneside Cinema
If you’re looking for a fun, stylish and original wedding, then the Tyneside Cinema is perfect for you.

Mining Institute
The grandly-named North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers has an equally grand space for wedding ceremonies.