Lucky couple say ‘I do’ to return to wedding venue

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club has invited a couple who wed at the hotel in 2014, back to relive the memories of their special day. 

Gemma and Garry Watson, who said their ‘I dos’ at the luxury four-star hotel, located in the heart of Northumberland, are one of more than 200 couples who took part in the nationwide search to celebrate those who tied the knot at a Macdonald Hotels & Resorts venue over the last 50 years.

After submitting photographs from their wedding, they were selected at random and rewarded with a luxurious overnight stay in the wedding suite, complete with champagne on arrival, and a three-course dinner. 

Gemma said; “We are overjoyed at being able to return to the Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, as it holds such a special place in our heart. My husband visited when he was a child and after seeing it for myself it was a clear first-choice when it came to choosing our wedding venue. It’s such a beautiful hotel with gorgeous surroundings.

“The experience was fantastic. Everything was on time and they did a magnificent job of catering for my son who has a disability.

Offering her advice to future brides and grooms, Gemma said; “My advice would be to try and not get too stressed leading up to the wedding. Try to relax and enjoy the moment.”

Daniel Courtney, General Manager of Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, said; “So many people start their journey as husband and wife at our hotel, and Lucky couple say ‘I do’ to return to wedding venueit is really wonderful to welcome back Mr & Mrs Watson for a trip down memory lane.

“We received hundreds of pictures, with so many excited to share their memories of their wedding day. It means a lot to myself and the hotel team, that we are able to play such an important part in creating these special memories which will last a lifetime.”

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club is a 450-acre private estate set in idyllic countryside with a championship 18-hole golf course and luxurious spa facilities. The 50 bedroom hotel has exclusive banqueting facilities and has Northumberland’s largest wedding suite.

Situated just off the A1 and half an hour north from Newcastle, the secluded location feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the end of a tree-lined avenue lies the elegant mansion house, radiating charm and sophistication and providing the ideal backdrop for photographs.

Built in 1812, the original house has since been transformed into a stylish hotel. This magical venue, replete with ornate ceilings, roaring log fires and marble cherubs, boasts state-of-the-art spa facilities, a fitness centre, cocktail bar, Dobson’s AA Rosette-award winning restaurant and a cozy gastro pub.
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