North East Wedding Planners are industry leaders designing weddings with originality and rebellious creativity. We specialise in creating super chilled out beautifully executed outdoor and free-spirited wedding celebrations for couples like you. Our Wedding Management and On The Day Co-ordination service is for those who love the freedom of a non-traditional style wedding ceremony, outdoor marquee | tipi reception or dry hire wedding venue. 

We are truly passionate about creating inclusive modern weddings, celebrating cultural differences, the union of mixed race and same-sex couples, recognising love in its simplest rawest form 'Love is Love'.


Whether you are an unconventional couple searching for an alternative way to celebrate or are a modern couple looking for a sassy stylish and chic celebration. Good for you, the only limit is your imagination and we all know rules are made to be broken. Here at North East Wedding Planners, we approach planning and creativity a little differently! Offering an incomparable experience in letting go of the expected and embracing the unique unicorn of modern wedding planning….. 


Grab a glass of something interesting and let’s start the ride together….. 


If you have already started to explore the idea of hosting your wedding in a forest, marquee, tipi or dry hire venue then you will be starting to understand by now that this style of wedding is time and planning intensive! Certainly more than any other style wedding.... and yes the supplier list can be endless! 

 I live and breathe project management, timelines, land surveys, contracts and deadlines, yep that's my idea of fun! Non-traditional weddings are my ultimate passion. I have a particular affinity for outdoor weddings, be they marquees, tipis or any other structure.  Being able to construct a private world just for you and your guests where before there was only grass is incredibly special, challenging and inspiring. 


My style of planning has been described as laid back, gritty and earthy..... don't let that fool you, I'm a stickler for the fine details, communication and when I've completed your wedding day event schedule it will resemble a military operation. I don't assume anything!

If you’re dreaming of a relaxed wedding weekend with an unforgettable atmosphere, why not get in touch.  I’d love to hear about your wedding plans.




Dreaming of hosting your wedding in a film, TV or soap set location? If the answer is yes, then we are the team to make it happen. We don't often scream about our achievements but hey ho...... Harry Potter fans may recognise this stunning backdrop of the quidditch lawn and grounds of Hogwarts.


We are the only team of independent planners to secure Alnwick Castle and Gardens for exclusive use - yes we closed the whole site to the public for a whole wedding weekend in July. You may also recognise some famous backdrops within our real wedding portfolio, from tv shows The Paradise, George Gently, and The Dumping Ground just to name a few. 

Over the past fourteen years, we have collaborated with the most amazing talents in the music and entertainment industry, yes that's Ben Hanlin TV magician in the above image, top Ibiza DJ's and bands synonymous with number one hits... so if you want to get the dance floor bouncing..... we can organise that too. Our little black book of award-winning suppliers from photographers, videographers, florists and structural experts is a closely guarded secret! We carefully source locally, throughout the UK and overseas, we bring in the best from wherever they are located. 




Hello, I'm Donna, the founder and lead wedding planner at North East Wedding Planners.

If you’re looking for a chilled out, laid back completely unique wedding infused with fabulous food, live music and fire cracking atmosphere– then you are in the right place. 


The way I work is intuitive and experience led. I'm passionate about creating rebellious, romantic and authentic wedding celebrations. My unconventional background in large scale build project management and site surveying blended with a passion for rural landscapes and alternative design brings an edgy approach to planning out of the box weddings.... nothing I create is ordinary... I'm a perfect match for couples who want a professionally planned and executed with experience celebration. 


Learn more about me, my values and my business beliefs ...

Highlights, I've been very privileged to see my couples weddings featured on fabulous blogs - Love My Dress, Rock n Roll Bride, Whimsical Wedding, Unconventional Weddings (And many more..) and not forgetting guest author for many wedding features including the Sunday Times, New York Times, BRIDE, Belle Bridal, Unveiled and North East Wedding Magazine to name a few. 


North East Wedding Planners has given me the most amazing opportunities to work on so many exciting projects and weddings including representing the northeast BBC team for Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding in 2011, industry projects and film work with the BBC, Heart and Metro Radio FM,  

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I'll start this review off with a simple statement: If you are getting married and you're not sure A) if you need a planner and B) who you should be working with....The answers are A) yes, you need one and B) absolutely, 100% , without question...North East Wedding Planners

 “We had an absolutely amazing day, the last few hours are a bit of a blur, as expected, but I know we had a blast. Donna, we really can’t emphasise how immensely grateful we are for everything you did for us. You made the planning process so easy, alerted us to things we’d never have even considered and took care of everything. 

Our guests at breakfast commented on how the whole day ran so smoothly and your team are hilarious, friendly and super-efficient. 

Can we do it all again x





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