8 beautiful wedding venues in Durham

Durham is a lovely historic City in the North East of England and is a fabulous place to celebrate your big day. Durham enjoys beautiful countryside surroundings plus the charm and history of the city and this reflects in its wedding venue options. Here are 8 amazing examples of what Durham can offer you for your wedding day.

Durham Castle

This splendid wedding venue is steeped in history and back dates to 1284. The venue is full of charm, elegance and romance and is the perfect fairytale wedding venue in Durham. The Great Hall is where your wedding celebrations will take place, the hall is full of original décor and offers a fabulous place to celebrate your big day and can accommodate up to 200 guests. The grounds are spectacular and will be sure to give you plenty of wonderful wedding photos and also the perfect opportunity for a drinks reception to enjoy the surroundings. There are many wedding packages to choose from depending on your wedding requirements.

Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club

Ramside Hall Hotel & Golf Club is a luxury wedding venue in Durham and has plenty to offer for your special day. With a variety of beautifully decorated function rooms, all ranging in size so ideal for small or large weddings and with a maximum capacity of 500 guests. The outside space is charming and it’s the ideal place for your guests to enjoy the pretty setting with a drink in their hand, you will also have plenty of photo opportunities at this lovely venue. There is ample of space if your guests wish to spend the night in one of the stylish bedrooms. The events team is on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly.

The George Hotel

A beautiful 1880 restored coach house that is truly a perfect place to hold your wedding celebrations in Durham. This venue is situated on the edge of the River Tees which creates a peaceful backdrop for your wedding day. The modern Pavilion Room is where your ceremony and reception will take place, the room is light and bright and enjoys the amazing views and can accommodate up to 100 guests. The gardens are charming and enjoy the beautiful countryside and river views, with plenty of opportunities to get some fabulous wedding photos. There are 30 modern and well-decorated bedrooms on-site if your guests wish to spend the night.

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel is a striking Victorian building that offers a fabulous location for celebrating your big day. Whether you’re having a small or large wedding this venue is perfect for you, with a choice of two well-decorated function rooms with a combination of old and new décor giving you a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. The venue gardens are pretty and are ideal for creating your memorable wedding photos, also the ballroom should not be missed for capturing some unique wedding photos. With on-site accommodation, your guests can enjoy staying the night if they require. There is an events team on hand to help plan your day from start to finish.

Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall is a luxury wedding venue in Durham with exclusive hire for your wedding day and you can see why people choose to get married here. The venue is full of elegance, romance and grandeur and is wonderful fairytale wedding venue. The interior is full of traditional features including stained glassed windows, high ceilings, chandeliers and historic artwork and offers plenty of options where your ceremony and reception can take place. The 375 acres of parkland and golf course is breathtaking and enjoys a peaceful setting. You will be sure to capture plenty of magical wedding photos within this venues grounds. There are many wedding packages to choose from depending on your wedding requirements.

Black Horse Beamish

This 300-year-old wedding venue is a beautiful place for holding your special day in Durham. Black Horse Beamish has plenty of options for where your ceremony and reception can take place from inside one of the beautifully decorated function rooms that are full of charm and traditional features or outside in the luxury marquee that enjoys the views of rolling countryside. The rooms can accommodate up to 80 guests and the marquee can accommodate up to 250 guests. The gardens of this venue are magical and give you plenty of space for your drinks reception, marquee and of course those all-important wedding photos where you will be sure to capture plenty of memorable photos with this stunning backdrop. Get in touch with the on-site events team to discuss your wedding plans.

Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall is a grand 118th-century building that enjoys spectacular coastal views and is a sought-after wedding venue in Durham. The venue boasts a grand and elegant ambience as soon as you arrive at its door with this striking white building awaiting you for your wedding day. The Ballroom is where your ceremony and reception will take place, the room is stylish but also has kept plenty of its original features including its large Georgian windows, it will be sure to give you a WOW factor, the room can accommodate up to 100 guests. The 37 acres of grounds surrounding the property can be enjoyed by you and your guests and are perfect for a drinks reception to enjoy those wonderful sea views. You will also be spoilt for choice for your wedding photos as there are many wonderful backdrops to choose from.

Hardwick Hall Hotel

This breathtaking wedding venue is truly the perfect place for celebrating your special day in Durham. Whether you’re having a small or large wedding this venue has so many wonderful spaces to choose from for your ceremony and reception ranging from 30 – 1500 guests. You can have the choice of a beautiful ceremony in one of the well-decorated function rooms or under the Tuscan Alcove that enjoys views across the lake or outside in the paddocks. Your wedding breakfast and evening reception can be enjoyed in the Coleman Suite that has stunning crystal chandeliers, high ceilings and a wonderful ambience. The outside space is simply spectacular and you will instantly fall in love with its romantic surroundings, you will not be disappointed with the range of backdrops and beautiful settings for those all-important wedding photos. There is ample of space for your guests to spend the night if they require in one of the stylish bedrooms on-site.

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