Affordable (£)
Up to 80
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
We are a unique community venue with fabulous grounds, a variety of indoor spaces that can be used as a blank canvas to style as you wish. We work with you to create your perfect event.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Community Building
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Registered for marriage and Civil Ceremonies couples can now enjoy one seamless day. Our building, The Hub, has been open since 2010. We pride ourselves on being a unique and friendly space for people to plan their events. Our building is modern, light and open plan meaning it can be used for a wide variety of events and lends itself well to customer's diverse styles. The actual Hub building houses a dance studio, drama/events hall, main communal atrium, Kitchen and bistro area, small lakeside room, hair and beauty salon, music studios, workshop and accommodation for up to 33 people. Our outdoor space includes a fishing and canoeing lake, a nature lake, skate park, community garden, outdoor staging area and picnic tables with pizza ovens and BBQs. We can host up to 500 people across the whole site. Couples can hire the whole site exclusively or book specific spaces depending on your needs. The interior of the building is a blank canvas and we welcome couples who wish to style the spaces to their own tastes. We are a community business and our commercial income is used to support community activities such as music lessons for local young people, community transport and room hire for dance and fitness classes. Couples who book their event with us will know that they are investing in the community and giving something positive to the charity we run. We can offer full catering that can include three course meals, tapas, canapes, indian and Italian buffets, BBQs and wood fired pizzas. We can also provide a wide range of hot and cold buffets and snacks. Our menus and rustic and down to earth and we aim to use as much locally produced ingredients as possible, sometimes even from our own gardens. We are happy to work with outside caterers and hire out our kitchen space. We can also provide a full bar and work with local brewers and distillers. We are a small team and get to know each of our couples well resulting in a truly personal experience.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vicky Taylor
We're excited to help you plan your perfect day here at the Hub. We are a friendly team and love to get to know our couples and ensure your day is truly unique and personal. We are very happy to offer tours and talk informally about what we could offer you. Simply get in touch to arrange a get together so we can chat more.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
John: Photographer
Wedding: March
August 2019
Beautiful Venue & Grounds
Thanks for inviting me to the Hub Wedding Fair. What a beautiful venue and grounds, so many opportunities for great photos, especially by the Lakeside!
Sarah & Claire
Happy couple married in March
August 2019
Thank you
Lovely to meet you at the Hub Wedding Fair Vicky, we are very interested in booking the hub for our wedding in 2020. We have finally found the perfect Venue, it's so exciting!
Michael & Jenny
Happy couple married in March
August 2019
Just what we imagined!
Thank you for everything you did for our wedding day, it was just as we hoped!
Kirsty, Cake supplier
Wedding: February
August 2019
It was all perfect
As a guest (who also made the wedding cake!) it was a lovely day, everyone worked so hard to make sure we all had a great time. It was so relaxed and a fab atmosphere throughout the day and into evening. Thank you!
Wedding: February
August 2019
Special day
Thank you to all the staff at the Hub for making my daughters wedding day so special. Everyone was so helpful and it was just a lovely, chilled, relaxed day! Thank you so much!
Wedding: February
August 2019
Overnight stay and Wedding guest
We had a comfortable stay in the on site bedrooms. Staff were friendly and couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. Would definitely recommend the Hub.
Location & Contact Details


Barnard Castle DL12 8TD, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8DT, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Durham Tees Valley

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Teesdale Business Awards - Best Social Enterprise Finalist 2020

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every Wedding is special. One of the weddings that stands out the most was for a lovely couple who hired the whole venue and decided on adding teepees to cover the outdoor grounds. Their friends and family used the accommodation and they set up luxury bedrooms within some of the teepees to create a truly unique party.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be afraid to ask what we can do - anything is possible!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Friends and family producing all the decorations for the wedding including fresh foliage garlands, a huge papier mache dragon, table decorations and a woodland themed entrance to the reception room.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Quirky, Stunning, Welcoming, Peaceful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Photos beside our beautiful lake.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We treat everyone like a celebrity here!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Sausage Sandwiches or homemade pizza

What is your venue's most unique feature?

With its quirky grass topped roof and stunning lakeside we are a unique community venue, couples are investing in the local community in more ways than one by choosing us as their wedding venue.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Giving our commercial profits back to the local community and enabling people to achieve their dreams.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftBottle of Prosecco on payment of deposit to book your special day with us.
Bridebook Special OfferComplimentary 60 minute outdoor activity for up to 10 guests if staying in accommodation as part of the wedding.
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