A PREMISES licence application has been submitted for a restored Victorian railway station which hosts weddings and parties.

The Garden Station, in Langley-on-Tyne, provides weddings, family celebrations, wellness retreats, educational courses, cafe facilities and open gardens.

In the application submitted to Northumberland County Council, the Garden Station’s owner Jill Gregg said they had used Temporary Event Notices over the last nine years to serve alcohol and for other licensable activities.

The applicant added that the Garden Station had been used for takeaway and plant sales due to current restrictions.

But she said as restrictions eased, and wedding and family celebrations returned, the acquisition of a full premises licence would negate the need for Temporary Event Notice applications.

The property is mostly outdoors. The Old Waiting Room building has a cafe space, wedding ceremony room, toilets and kitchen. It lies on the route of the disused railway line from Allendale to Hexham.

It also has the Leaning Shed, which is usually a bar, as well as temporary awnings, gazebos and marquees.

The Garden Station runs theatre events, music events, and workshops.

The gardens are open every day of the week, all year round, but are closed when a private function is taking place.

The consultation period for the application ends on June 28, 2021.