History The Barn at Alswick was launched in 2017 by happily married Matt and Kay Hamilton-Crook. Their goal when they started hosting weddings was to give each couple a truly unique and personal experience. Matt and Kay worked together with a team to preserve the Barn. They stayed true to the ancient oak beams and walls, making sure everything remains standing for years to come, but upholding the integrity of the building. The barn space is their pièce de résistance, but they also provide a bridal dressing room, a boardroom and even a café to ensure everything is right where you need it on your big day. A claim to fame, Alswick Hall Estate was mentioned in the Domesday Book and was named after the Saxon woman who owned it. The hall, built in the sixteenth century, was a frequent resting place to Queen Elizabeth I. Today the house's cherished gardens are lovingly maintained and will be open for wedding photographs.