Newton Hall | Tyne and Wear, UK | OOBE Ltd

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Set on the spectacular Northumberland coast, a Grade II listed Georgian manor house and estate is now one of the largest wedding venues in the North East. OOBE were responsible for the masterplanning and ongoing maintenance of this boutique hotel, wedding venue and private members club.

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Specialising in unique outdoor weddings, the landscape design was key to the transformation of this dilapidated 18th century listed hall and grounds.

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Formal tree and prairie style planting create a beautiful setting, which includes an elegantly curved grass wedding hill and an indoor /outdoor wedding terrace with retractable roof.

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More subtle interventions include the love tree covered in individually designed, colourful bird boxes, the Corsican sea goddess carved from an existing tree by chainsaw sculptor Thomas Craggs and an infinity field using waves of perennial grasses to blend the new extension into the wider context.

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Location Newton by the Sea, Tyne and Wear, UK
Design firm OOBE Ltd
Consultants Apartment Group (client); Thomas Craggs (artist)
Image and text credit images: Helen Russell photography (images 001 & 002), Northern Skyline Photography (image 003) and OOBE Ltd (all other images, plan and visualisations)
Text: OOBE Ltd

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