Charlton Hall, Chathill, Northumberland, NE67 5DZ +44 (0)1665 579173



“Charlton Hall doesn’t follow anybody else’s path. We don’t depend on what is accepted as the norm. We make our own rules, curate our own story and create our own myth.

Our vision is to give guests who stay here a fun, luxurious and home-from-home experience that will serve you with lasting memories.

In acquiring Charlton Hall, my vision was to bring the hall back to life. As a wonderland of glamour adorned with bold colours, hand painted interiors and restored antiques to create an enchanted place to create memories and entertain.

I believe what we have achieved with Charlton Hall is to create one of the most luxurious venues in the North.

Richard Shell

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Charlton Hall is a private Grade II* listed, 18th century hall located within a private 150-acre country estate along the Northumberland coast.

Charlton Hall looks out towards Beadnell Bay and enjoys uninterrupted views of the coast across its private estate. Accessed via a private, tree-lined driveway directly off the A1, Charlton Hall offers complete exclusivity to guests and is strictly by appointment only.

Charlton Hall is the second wedding and events venue owned by Richard Shell of the Doxford Group, who also owns the award-winning barn wedding venue – Doxford Barns.



Inspired by the Alice in Wonderland adage of being entirely bonkers, at Charlton Hall we’ve championed the norm with its interior design to deliver a show-stopping venue that plays host to fine dining, private parties and licensed weddings for those looking to spend time and celebrate in a grand yet lively stately home, comprising of luxurious interiors.


Insidethe hall

Set over three floors, Charlton Hall is made up of a library, drawing room, breakfast room, two bars, speakeasy underground vaults and ‘The Looking Glass’ – our brand new adjoining glass structure, which frames uninterrupted views of the country estate that looks out towards the coast at Beadnell Bay.

For your overnight stay, there are six distinctive bedroom suites within the hall, as well as the detached stable cottage within the grounds to accommodate up to 16 overnight guests. Each bedroom has been designed to reflect the personality of its namesake. These guest rooms feature elegant roll-top baths, vast chandeliers and vibrant décor by leading names in interior design including Mulberry, Pierre Frey, House of Hackney, Manuel Canovas, Emma J Shipley and Diane von Furstenburg to name but a few.


Mixingold with new

A family affair
During our development of Charlton Hall, we have lovingly restored and preserved many original features and artefacts that keep the heritage of the hall alive. Imposing doorways, baroque fireplaces, original wood flooring, coving and antiques that were included within the sale feature heavily throughout and add plenty of charm to the décor at Charlton Hall. Artefacts that feature in the hall today include auction notices from 1878, newspaper articles from 1935 and turn of the century memoirs such as a school sports trophy dating back to 1890.

Our distinctive interior design was led by Jo Aynsley of award-winning Jeffrey’s Interiors of Edinburgh, who has expertly introduced bold colour schemes with statement antiques to juxtapose tradition with modernity. Throughout the hall, you will find historic pieces emphasised by opulent lighting, bold materials that offset traditional wooded flooring and juxtapose old with new and audacious wallpaper to clash with mismatching fabrics.


IntroducingDoxford Barns

Sister wedding venue to Charlton Hall
Meet our second wedding venue, the award-winning Doxford Barns, which is nestled within a private 550-acre country estate, along the Northumberland coast near Alnwick.

Bespoke, rustic and full of charming romantic character, Doxford Barns is a beautiful barn wedding venue where rural charm effortlessly meets modern elegant style.

MeetOur Team

Esme Burdus

Senior Wedding & Events Coordinator
Esme’s role as Senior Wedding & Events Coordinator is extremely varied and on any given day she could be providing a show-around to a prospective wedding couple, wedding planning or ensuring the happy couple have a perfect wedding day! With 11 years of wedding experience – for boutique hotels – you can be certain that you and your wedding will be in safe hands. In her spare time Esme loves a cheeky Nando’s and spending time with her two mini sausage dogs – Oscar and Milo and two cats Duchess and Spats.

Jess Lilley

Group Head of Wedding & Events
Having recently moved from Essex to up North, Jess is our Group Head of Wedding and Events. Before joining The Doxford Group, Jess spent 6 years in the wedding industry, overseeing around 500 weddings as well as 3 years in fashion and events including working for London Fashion Week. In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with her gorgeous beagle Arnie, shopping and spending lots of time with family and friends both in the North East and South East.

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  • What an amazing place for a wedding! We had a totally wonderful time at our daughter’s wedding. Without a doubt, Charlton Hall is set to become one of the top wedding venues in the country. The decor is superb; the service first class; the facilities top notch and the food outstanding. Thank you to Richard and his team for the unbelievable efforts made to make sure Lucy, Jez, their family and friends had such a fantastic time on New Year’s Eve
    Sandra McGonigle
  • My husband and I got married at Charlton Hall on Saturday. What can I say, the staff especially David and Esme went above and beyond to make our day so special. It was everything we wanted and more. The owner Richard and his whole family made sure everything was ready on time, we really appreciate the work they put in. Charlton Hall is going to be the wedding venue all others aspire to. Much love Hazel and Geoff xxx
    Hazel Jones
  • Well what can I say about Charlton Hall.. it exceeded all our expectations when it came to planning our wedding day. We saw this venue when it was a building site but we trusted the team, believed in what they wanted to achieve and they delivered. The venue is nothing like any other venue in Northumberland or any where else for that matter (and we viewed a lot of places). Charlton Hall blew our minds and the decor was exactly what we wanted. It’s hard to find a venue that brings family together in one house but also captures a fun and relaxed feel to it. This venue brought laughter, excitement and class to our wedding. Everyone commented at the end how amazing the day was from the food and drink right the way through to the venue itself. And let’s not forget George the giraffe being a key part of this and strangely enough the amazing toilets! What more do you want from a wedding. Massive thanks to the team. Their relaxed and professional approach was out of this world. They were all fantastic and we really appreciate all their help. Huge thank you. Liam and Kristina x
    Kristina Dobbin
  • Amazing building full of hidden treasures
    Nigel Blagburn
  • First event here ran like clockwork. Had a wonderful time
    Alan Couldwell