It is always a pleasure visiting new wedding venues, so I was delighted when I arrived at Shortflatt Tower, just up the road from Belsay, Northumberland. I’m usual rubbish at directions, but thankfully, this gorgeous venue is very easy to find.
Once through the gates, you immediately feel completly in your own piece of heaven. The Grade One listed Pele Tower has been lovingly restored by owners Jono & Octavia, who live on the estate, into a stunning wedding venue. The entrance way into the Keep leads to the main room, which for weddings can hold up to 60 people. It’s unusual internal arches remind me more of the white arched walls in Gaudi’s Casa Battló rather than an ancient Northumberland Pele Tower! I think that’s what I love about it – it has all the style and charm of a stately home, with the contemporary touches of contemporary living.
Casa Balltó, Barcelona
The Keep, Short Flatt Tower
The dining room is more traditional, decorated in tones of green and gold. It too is licensed for weddings and can hold up to 30 people.
Outside is a wonderful walled garden and rambling fields beyond. It is soon to be transformed into an open vista with landscaped gardens – I can’t wait to see it ready for next year’s wedding season! The wonderful mature tree will sit next to a brand new permanent wedding marquee. I just cannot wait to go back next spring with my large ladders and boxes of bunting to hang among the trees and throughout the marquee itself!!
Short Flatt Tower can accommodate up to 22 guests in their bedrooms, suites and cottages. Plus there is a spa on site for pre and apres wedding parties!
If you need more information about weddings at Shortflatt Tower, please phone Faye on 01661 881804.
If you would like information and/or a quotation for personalised bespoke bunting, or bunting to hire for your wedding, please phone me on 07963 542313 or visit our website www.emma-bunting.co.uk for more information.