The Willows at the Woodmans

£5620 - £8970 for a package
Up to 100
Exclusive Use
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An exclusive use wedding venue combining rustic vibes with touches of sheer luxe. Stunning views, food and service, Love is what we do best.
Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Package based on 50 guests (including the couple) Minimum numbers of 60 guests apply for Saturday dates Exclusive Use of The Willows Reception Drink 3 Course Wedding Breakfast Half a bottle of house wine per person Toast Drink for Speeches Evening Buffet Wedding Coordinator
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
City Hotel
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
City View
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Nestled amongst the trees just 15 minutes from Newcastle city centre, this brand new wedding venue is attached to the already popular and well established Woodmans Arms bar/restaurant in Whickham, Tyne & Wear. Carefully curated by our interior design team we have combined soft natural finishes, a feature fireplace, statement chandeliers and luxurious furnishings, adding a modern elegance to rustic charm. Floor to ceiling windows take advantage of sweeping views across to Newcastle city centre and beyond. Catering for weddings up to 100 guests (daytime) and evening receptions up to 140.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Fiona Amann & Ruth Goodman
We are so excited to share our brand new venue with you. Finished to the highest specification and with a team of experts on hand to help with all your planning needs, please get in contact for an introductory informal chat.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sophie Corrie
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
Absolutely magical.
We had our wedding at the Willows last week and it was absolutely magical. From the very first meeting Fiona and Ruth made us feel so at ease. They were beyond helpful and accommodating from start to finish. Alex is a great addition to your team, she was absolutely brilliant through out the day. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and our guests were blown away. I'm still hearing raving reviews about the pies! Thanks again for everything ❤
Amanda Williams
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
The most wonderful day.
We booked our wedding at the Willows, when it was nothing more than a shell. We had complete faith in Fiona and the team from the start. Nothing was too much trouble (despite many non-conventional requests)! All the guests loved the venue, and the food! We would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone, it will no doubt be very popular going forward. Thank you for the most wonderful day x
Happy couple Married on January
March 2022
Just Wow!
From initial enquiry right through to the day itself I cannot stress enough how fabulous the venue and the team were. Super friendly and helpful with LOADS of great suggestions and tips and felt like I was planning the day with friends. The day itself was perfect and the food outstanding it just all went so quickly. Would not hesitate to recommend and wish I could do it all over again. Thanks to EVERYONE for all their help.... and flapjack!! xx
Drew & Katherine
Happy couple Married on December
March 2022
The Willows at the Woodmans - Accommodating, accessible, amazing!
Where do I begin? What a bunch of absolute legends. Katherine and I got married in December of last year. After only getting engaged in August, we knew the next few months were going to be pretty intense. So we needed all the help we could get. Enter, The Willows at the Woodmans. After viewing the venue for probably less than an hour, we knew this was the one. Yes, the venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, rustic and intimate - the trio we were looking for from the outset. But what really sold it was the fantastic Ruth - our wonderful wedding planner. She was outstanding, welcoming and accommodating from the moment we walked through those doors. Ruth actually encouraged us to look at other venues to compare and was extremely kind. We politely told her no, this is absolutely the one. Over the next few months, Ruth was there to answer every question, as in-depth as possible and to relieve any excess stress from us. Her partner in crime, Fiona - the Batman to her Robin (or the other way round), was also there to help when Ruth wasn't around and was just as brilliant. We had a bit of a nightmare with COVID related drop outs the week of, but Ruth and The Willows were unbelievably supportive through all of it and made the lead up to the day as easy as it could be, given the circumstances. On the day, they were just as excellent. Of course, everything ran smoothly, looked stunning and the venue showed the highest standards of professionalism EVER. But what really stood out on the day is the way Ruth and the team really, truly cared for me, Katherine and our guests. Okay, the venue is a stunning running rustic gem. Yes, the food and drink is amazing. The views from the venue are incredible. However, the real standouts are Ruth, Fiona and the team at The Willows. They just have that something else. If you're looking for a nice wedding venue with good food and nice interiors - go anywhere. But if you're looking for all of that, genuineness, excellence and that something more - you'll struggle to find many like The Willows. PS: If you're disabled. Book The Willows. I have Spina Bifida and I don't use a wheelchair but my legs, back and the rest of my frame can get weary after a while. I also self-catheterise. Ruth made sure I was looked after and that my catheters were stored away safe, secure and accessible. My nephew is also autistic and has sensory needs when it comes to food. She liaised with the kitchen to make sure his needs were met and was so so flexible. Aside from The Willows being genuinely people focused and therefore, disabled people focused, they have: - A large disabled toilet (which is right near both the ceremony room and evening reception room), fitted with grab rails near the toilet and sink. - level access to all areas of the venue. - ramp access into the venue via the main entrance (into their Aviary Lounge) and leve access into the venue via the side door into the main reception room (2 disability friendly entrances - YES!) - they allow guide / service dogs and are used to dealing with furry assistants! - they're looking at getting specific disabled parking but they WILL reserve parking next to the venue for those that need it. Anything else re. accessibility, whether it's needing chairs for those that can't stand long periods (sometimes me) or needing a quiet space for those with sensory issues - talk to them. They're class. Also - Ruth and Fiona, you need to put your access info on your website / Facebook! Other disabled people need to know how brilliant you are. We love you guys! Drew and K. xxx
Katherine & Drew White
Happy couple Married on December
February 2022
Thank you so much for everything!
Ruth & Fiona, Thank you so much for everything you have done for us and our wedding. We really appreciate how helpful you have been throughout! Thanks again, Katherine & Drew xxx
Jennifer & Paul Bamford
Happy couple Married on December
February 2022
Fiona - the woman is superhuman!
Fiona and the team were absolutely amazing. But a special mention for Fiona is needed, the woman is superhuman - no task is too big and no request cannot be met, there was not one idea I presented to her that she did not implement. My whole experience was stress free and minimum effort was required as Fiona did it all. The bar staff were great on the night and the chef is a magician, the food was magical. We could never thank them all enough for one of the best days of our life!
Location & Contact Details


Fellside Road, Whickham, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5BB, England

Travel Notes

We're easiest to find by entering our postcode into Google Maps! Look out for "The Willows" signs on the side of the road and we're tucked away at the back of the driveway!

Nearest Town

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Newcastle Central Station

Nearest Airport

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding we have here at The Willows is the BEST wedding! We love working with each and every one of our couples to create something magical, amazing and unique so you can have the best day EVER!

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

Never let your wedding stress you out too much! We have an unofficial motto here at The Willows "we don't do stress; we do coffee and flapjacks!" and we really do. If ever you feel like you're approaching Stressville, you email us, we calm you down, arrange for you to come and see us and fill you with coffee and flapjacks until you're feeling serene and calm again.

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

Your guests! Of all the gorgeous decor we've seen and amazing ideas, it really is your guests that make your wedding "your wedding"!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bohemian, rustic, glamourous, breathtaking VIEWS!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There's far too many quirky spots to pick just one... whether it's hidden under our huge life sized indoor Willow tree, an Insta-worthy snap under our "Love this way" sign or a candid shot with one of our friendly farmers and their tractors in the background, you and your photographer are going to have a whale of a time!

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

You beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms are all celebrity guests in our eyes!

What’s your favourite canapé?

ALL of the canapés - we couldn't pick just one of our bite sized mouthfuls of heaven as a favourite!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Can't go wrong with a a cheeky bit of wedding cake!!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our beautiful life-like indoor Willow tree.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team!!! We have the most gorgeous venue here at The Willows but without our amazing team it just wouldn't be the same. We're dedicated to you and your day and care about it is much as you do.