New Close Farm is set in a beautiful location only a few miles from Durham City. With stunning views across Durham and towards the sunset it's simply the perfect location for a tipi or marquee wedding . With an on-site organic farm shop and flower grower we are the ideal choice for any outdoor tipi wedding.
We are happy to be as involved as you wish with regard to your preparations. If you would simply like to just hire our field and make all your own wedding arrangements, that is fine with us. We are also more than happy to help with your wedding arrangements using our recommended suppliers list, which we are happy to provide you with. There are a number of local tipi suppliers who we work closely with and can put you in touch with.
As soon as we set foot on New Close Farm we knew it was the venue for us! The panoramic views are amazing and that is just the start! There is more than enough room for any event, we had an outdoor wedding! This was a double tipi with an outdoor blessing looking out across Durham, we also had a mini tipi village to stay in over night! Jamie and Bev couldn't do enough to make our day run without a hitch and no request was a hassle! We couldn't recommend this place more, great value for money and a perfect setting for any occasion! Thanks for making our day so special, love the Bonnard-Spence's More...
My daughter Emma married Lucy yesterday, 3rd August 2019, at New Close Farm. Jamie and all the family helped and assisted in any way they could. We highly recommend holding a venue here, we couldn’t fault it ❤️ More...
What an amazing venue , had the pleasure of catering for a wedding yesterday, this place is absolutely stunning , the owners couldn’t do enough to help , unique and amazing
Katie Elizabeth Furlong-Chadburn
After announcing our engagement, the next step was researching where we’d like our venue to be. We had a few issues with venues, the first one being that we didn’t want it to be ‘normal’, we wanted it to totally reflect who & what we are. Secondly, we had a huge problem with venues basically dictating who & what you could/couldn’t have at your own wedding; you had to have their food, their decorations & their drinks packages, thanks but no thanks! This is where the wonderful Bev & Jamie at New Close Farm Outdoor Wedding Venue came into the mix. We visited the farm & pretty much decided what we wanted; a Tipi at the very top of their events field so we could see the beautiful views of Durham. I’ll never forget the first time I walked up to the top of that field. What makes them so unique is that you can have pretty much anything you want, the only limit is your imagination! Both Bev & Jamie were on hand to answer any of our (sometimes silly!) questions & were there as much or as little as we needed them. They sorted out a generator for us as we needed a certain amount of power for our day & they also sorted out the hay bale seating area outside of our Tipis. They were on hand on build day, prep day & the wedding day in case we needed anything. If you truly want a Wedding that reflects you & your partner then don’t be afraid to fully do it yourself. Immerse yourself in generators & toilet trailers, wood fired pizzas & horsebox bars & really enjoy the whole thing! Even if you’re unsure, you could also hire a wedding planner to do it for you & still have the most amazing wedding at New Close Farm. To Bev & Jamie, thank you so much for everything, for making our wedding dreams become a reality & helping us along when we needed it. You have such a gem of a venue that when you see it, it truly speaks for itself & we’re so glad we chose you! #ChadlongFurburn #MrsAndMrs #LGBTWedding #TipiWedding #NewCloseFarmEvents More...
Perfect spot for a unique wedding - the only limit is your imagination! We held our wedding reception in tipis on the farm on Friday 26th April 2019. Lovely location with fab views across the Durham countryside, plus Bev and Jamie (with additional family) are some of the nicest people you will work with. They can be as involved (or not involved) as you like, and nothing is a problem. Highly recommended! More...
Sell a fantastic grange of goods and always manage to have a great chat whilst there. Joan x
You can let your imagine run wild with this epic location. Plan a truly unique wedding with the help from Bev and Jamie.
An absolutely beautiful venue perfect for brides and grooms who want something a little different. The views are stunning and the owners are lovely. Highly recommend.
Perfect spot for a perfect unique venue! We attended a wedding fair with these guys and was very impressed! The options are endless with quirky food and drinks stall suppliers at hand to compliment the tipis and surroundings perfectly!
Attended a wedding fair yesterday at this venue yesterday and it's amazing. Amazing views and so many opportunities to build your own perfect wedding!
Fresh produce. Friendly people
Friendly, good value, locally sourced
Incredibly friendly and helpful with a wonderful selection of products
Can't find produce anywhere near as good as what this farm stocks! I have never had butter and eggs as good, the yolks are such a deep orange. The family who run this farm always make us feel welcome too, I really wish we lived closer. More...
Great supplies for our organic local produce bed and breakfast
Highly recommend to anyone who seeks local, fresh and tasty veg and meat, all of the highest quality just as nature intended. The view from here is also worth while. If they ate near, the chickens come and greet you, great for a kids adventure day also. More...
An amazing venue for your wedding. Stunning panoramic views with ample space to create a dream wedding suited to you. Bev and Jamie are very accommodating and helpful. Highly recommended.
Visited this farm shop on Friday and was very impressed. A good selection of reasonably priced organic foods and lovely friendly staff as well as the chickens, ducks and dog strolling around. A lovely experience I will be going again very soon. More...
Great shopping experience, authentic organic produce, fabulous meet and legs. Highly recommended.
Absolutely love Phil and Jill and their farm shop. Fabulous organic market. Organic grass fed beef and organic Northumberland chicken. I've also taken my toddler to wander around the farm to visit the animals. More...
Great organic food provided at extremely good value. We do our weekly shop here and love the quality of the meat in particular. All the animals are clearly active and well looked after and it's evident in the quality of the product. More...