Ellingham Hall Wedding Photography

by Joshua and David Lawson

Lawson Studios

See one of our favourite weddings at Ellingham Hall, Northumberland. We loved every moment with this bride and groom and wish them both many years of happiness together.

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Welcome to Ellingham Hall

Ellingham Hall is an impossibly beautiful venue, bursting with elegance and character. Boasting sumptuous rooms and exquisite grounds, it is simply the most magical destination for weddings and celebrations in Northumberland.

Offering exclusive use so that your event belongs only to you, the Hall is a perfect example of old world charm interwoven with modern day luxury. With eighteen enchanting bedrooms and seven spacious stone cottages, there’s room for your guests to enjoy a comfortable and luxurious overnight stay should they wish.

Unpretentious, ultimately indulgent and completely secluded, where better to host a private party or corporate event? Our experience and expertise mean you won’t have to worry about a thing; our talented catering team create a high-end dining experience and our friendly waiting team deliver seamless service.

Within easy reach of Newcastle and the Scottish Borders, and located between the pretty towns of Berwick and Alnwick, the Hall is ideally placed to explore some of the most beautiful, natural coastline in the world and some of the finest heritage sites in the country.

The most beautiful exclusive venue in Northumberland

Secluded, stunning and exclusively yours, Ellingham Hall specialises in delivering the most perfect of fairytale weddings.

You can expect to completely relax and enjoy every magical moment while our expert team take care of your every need.

With extensive gardens and woodland providing great photo opportunities and sumptuous reception spaces filled with luxurious comfort, you’ll never want to leave.

 

A Brief History of Ellingham Hall

Ellingham Hall was constructed in the seventeenth century by Sir John Haggerston, a descendent of the de Hagardestons who were part of the eleventh century invading force of William the Conqueror. Sir John and his wife Mary built the Hall on the site of an earlier building, thought to have belonged to the Grenville family during the reign of Henry I.
Edward Haggerston and his wife Mary then increased the size of the Hall in the early eighteenth century. Their initials can still be seen on a stone lintel above a courtyard window.
The family home underwent many changes over the following centuries and gave residence to a variety of different guests!
Fires devastated the Hall twice which resulted in the loss of the east wing.
During the reformation, the chapel safely harboured persecuted priests within its secret tunnels and chambers.
The war brought about different changes with the tennis courts being cultivated by the land girls, and the reception rooms used as a storage base for tea and flour.
1895 saw the Hall opening as a preparatory school for boy boarders aged between five and eighteen. One of the principles of the school being: “Genuine religion and real scholarship are equally indispensable and should harmonise in forming the Christian Gentleman”.
The school closed in 1988 and was bought by property developers but then repossessed in 1990 and lay dormant for the following five years. During this time the Hall suffered theft and vandalism and this resulted in the loss of many original features.
In the spring of 1994 the Hall was purchased by Helen and Aidan Ruff and eight years of renovation and refurbishment began, resulting in the beautiful building and grounds which are so popular today.

Ellingham Hall, Ellingham, Chathill, Northumberland NE67 5EY
Telephone: 01665 568 118 Email: info@ellingham-hall.co.uk Website: www.ellingham-hall.co.uk