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Last update: January 2024

Beamish Hall Country House Hotel is a perfect venue to celebrate your wedding day in Beamish, the heart of Durham. This historic family home has been playing host to special events for over 700 years and strives to provide you with everything you need. This experienced and dedicated team is award-winning in customer service, owing to their great passion for weddings. Every detail is taken care of by the venue to a high standard, exceeding your every expectation. The hotel also endeavours to fulfil your most fantastic ideas, helping you create your perfect wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Beamish Hall Country House Hotel is available on an exclusive basis, allowing you to choose between individual function room rentals and entire buyout packages. You and your guests can enjoy the whole property for your complete and private celebrations, with guest capacity ranging from 10 to 300. There is a fantastic selection of rooms, including the beautiful Victorian Winter Gardens Orangery and the wonderful wood-panelled Shafto Hall. The striking interiors are complemented beautifully by the stunning parkland and sweeping estate. Photograph opportunities abound on the property as couples will find themselves spoiled for the choice of spectacular backdops.

Services Offered

The team at Beamish Hall Country House Hotel would love to meet you and offer guided tours for prospective newlyweds. Viewings are available every day of the week by a devoted event coordinator. Fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies, the hotel permits whole wedding events. In-house catering and luxurious bedrooms are also available as part of the tailored wedding package.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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116 reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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116 reviews
Rayner R. Sent on 26/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beamish Hall was the best decision we ever made

We fell in love with Beamish Hall on our first ever visit, to our first ever wedding fair since being we fell in love immediately. From start to finish we have been met with excellence, care, excitement, passion and absolute outstanding service from everyone at Beamish Hall.
Our experience was unforgettable, magical and once in a lifetime and looking back, it was always going to be Beamish for us. The team couldn't do enough for us and we were joyously looked after, nothing was a bother, the day ran perfectly, we didn't hav to lift a finger, everything was immaculate and beautiful.
We would recommend Beamish Hall to anyone and everyone and we are now regular faces! Please please consider this beautiful venue and outstanding team for your magical day, you won't regret it!

Love forever, Mr & Mrs Roberts 🥰 xxx

P.s : special mention to our amazing co-ordinators Lauren & Emily for arranging our beautiful day and putting up with our myriad of questions and adjustments, they are absolute angels and man of the Evening, Paul, our master of ceremonies, he is such an absolute diamond and was with us all day at every step looking after us.
Charlene C. Sent on 06/02/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Carr

Our wedding was just amazing from start to finish. Everything was just perfect with the running of the whole day. We would definitely recommend Beamish Halll for a wedding venue. All 3 rooms were set up beautifully, it really was like a fairytale
Sophie H. Sent on 03/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous. Our Magical Winter Wonderland Wedding.

My husband and I had our wedding at Beamish in December 2023. It was a magical and beautiful day from start to finish, which would not have been possible without the amazing wedding team at Beamish. The team were kind, patient and helpful, every step of the way! No question was a silly question. Everything ran smoothly thanks to the wedding team. We would recommend any couple had their wedding at beamish. The food was gorgeous, all guests commented on how stunning the venue was and how kind the staff were. There is nothing the staff won’t do to ensure you have a day to remember.
Thompson Sent on 09/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day. With no worries due to the amazing staff. Dream wedding day.

Can’t thank the staff enough. They were friendly,patient and extremely professional. They helped me with everything as I am not good with emails so would ring me. The bar staff were amazing, and very efficient. There was nothing we had to worry about. The wedding planner talked us through every detail and got us where we needed to be. I wish we could do it all again. And will be booking in for our first anniversary.
Carolina C. Sent on 18/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beamish Hall is THE DREAM

The whole staff was wonderful and the venue looked like a dream. The build up was perfect and they were extremely flexible helping us navigate a very complicated turn of events in our personal lives, so for that we'll be forever thankful! I could not recommend Beamish Hall enough. I wish everyday was my wedding day with them!!
Katie B. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect fairytale Venue

Beamish hall was the first Venue we visited from the moment I stepped in I knew it was the one, we had the most magical wedding day everything was truly perfect, the staff were amazing from the moment we booked our date throughout the whole process and the day flowed seamlessly without a hitch nothing was any trouble the food was to die for and every single one of our guests said it was the best day ever.(I know everyone says this but it really was) We would highly recommend Beamish hall for your dream fairytale wedding it’s simply stunning 💖
We can’t thank the whole team enough they created memories we will all treasure for years to come xx
Jonathan Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

From the very first meeting we could tell how professional and friendly the staff at Beamish Hall were. They made planning our day so easy and literally nothing was an issue or a problem. They were really accommodating and made sure we planned a day that suited us as a couple.
The food choices were all delicious and presented beautifully on the day.
The whole team were really helpful but our coordinator Lauren was a superstar!
On the day itself we were made to feel at ease and supported by everyone at the hotel making sure everything was delivered, set up, and ran to time. The different rooms we used as part of our Exclusive Use package meant each element of the wedding day had a different feel to it, and was decorated beautifully by Beamish Extras.
I honestly can’t recommend Beamish Hall enough as a wedding venue.
Hazel W. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The dream wedding venue

We couldn’t recommend Beamish Hall highly enough. From the first time we looked round to the day after the wedding, we couldn’t fault Beamish Hall. All the staff were super friendly and attentive. Lauren answered all our questions at our first viewing and it was then that it was clear to us that this was the top venue in Durham and we had to book asap. At our final details appointment Mark made us confident that we were in safe hands. Everything was well organised and the wedding day ran like clockwork, we didn’t have to worry about anything! Thanks so much Beamish Hall!
Katie H. Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day in safe hands

We had an absolutely amazing wedding here at Beamish Hall. If you want to feel like you are putting your day in experienced hands then I would recommend this venue. Having such high levels of professionalism and experience meant that we could relax and enjoy our day. At the same time, we really felt like our day was special and our own requests/look were really taken into account. The decoration team were brilliant and flexible, even when we were initally quite indecisive about what we wanted. We also had some guests with serious medical conditions that required certain accommodations - nothing was too much trouble.

We loved having the Exclusively Yours package which meant that we could have the ceremony, breakfast and evening reception in three different rooms. The Shafto suite was lovely for the ceremony - with the stained glass and wood panelling, it gives you the feel of being in a church, even though you aren't.

We had our wedding breakfast in the Monboucher suite, where the natural lighting was gorgeous, as were the original period features. The food was fantastic quality - just as much care went into it for our meal tasting for two as it did for our breakfast for over 90 people. The portions were large and nobody went hungry! The cheese tart and the beef were particularly popular options. Guests were offered extra gravy which they commented on as a nice (Northern!) touch.

The Winter Gardens is lovely for the evening reception – it has its own bar and plenty of room for dancing, with the option to go outside to cool off. The evening buffet was extremely generously sized sandwiches and chips, which were great quality - if you had any room left after the wedding breakfast.

Lots of our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue was and on how fun the day itself was - I think this is in large part thanks to the communicative and experienced staff who give such calm and reassurance. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beamish Hall.
Sarah Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect place of a wedding

From start to finish, the Beamish Wedding team were superb. No question was too silly, no request was too much. They replied to my many emails immediately. The team are super friendly and helped make our wedding the day what it was. The food, the rooms, the grounds and the staff are amazing. If I could do it all again, I would do. We will definitely be back for a stay. I would definitely recommend Beamish, it’s THE perfect place for a wedding
Teresa F. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day!

We had our wedding at Beamish Hall on 2nd September and it was the most perfect day! The venue is absolutely stunning. All the staff were incredible leading up to the wedding, and on the day. Everything was just perfect, the bridal suite was pure luxury, the food was amazing, the grounds for the photos were impeccable and all staff provided a 5 star service. Our guests are saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We would recommend Beamish Hall to anyone. If you are looking for the most beautiful venue with first class service to host your dream wedding then this is it!
Lisa R. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical venue

Me and my husband got married at Beamish Hall on 31/07/2023, I cannot recommend the venue, staff and wedding team enough. From all our meetings right up to the end of the wedding night their service was exemplary. They made our day so special and magical. The staff were incredibly accommodating, the service from the team during our wedding breakfast was impeccable and the wedding team pull off dressing and setting up the rooms exactly how I wanted them so I could remain stress free. 10/10 venue, thank you so much!
Tammy D. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day

Had a wonderful day at beamish hall for our wedding day absolutely beautiful all of our wedding guests said it was absolutely amazing would definitely recommend thankyou beamish hall for a fantastic day
Nicola P. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Partis

We honestly can not thank Beamish Hall along with Lauren and the rest of the wedding team for making our day so perfect.. From setting our date there 2 years in advance we were made to feel special every time we visited or called with queries. The whole welcoming experience we received I can honestly say made our day run like a dream, making us feel truly amazing but all of our guests commented on what an overall Beamish wedding experience which was simply the best! In a heart beat we wish we coulld relive our day again back at Beamish Hall. We love revisiting Beamish Hall where the staff still remember us and our day which makes us feel honoured to have held our day there .
Carol E. Sent on 25/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding reception mr and Mrs Etherington

What a lovely place I can’t thank you enough we had an amazing day . Your team was always at hand and guided us to what was to happen next . I fully recommend beamish hall for a wedding reception you won’t be disappointed. We thoroughly enjoyed our day 😊 thank you Mr and Mrs Etherington
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