Blackwell Grange Hotel

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The Blackwell Grange Hotel makes a spectacular first impression as you approach the building down the sweeping driveway. Located in Darlington, County Durham, the gorgeous building with a Georgian façade, stands proudly amidst nine acres of charming countryside.

The Blackwell Grange was original built as a private residence by the Allan family. The building’s construction began in 1663 and was completed in 1717. Now a wonderful hotel, The Blackwell Grange has experienced a long and fascinating life so far.

The outstanding grounds and striking interiors – including a grand Georgian staircase – provide the stunning backdrops for your treasured wedding photographs.

There are two fantastic function suites for your wedding celebrations. The recently refurbished Bruhenny Suite has stunning high ceilings with original oak beams. The suite can accommodate up to 130 day guests and 200 for the evening. Alternatively, the George Allan Suite has the capacity for 70 day guests and 100 evening guests. The room has distinct traditional décor, overlooks the beautiful gardens, and has direct access to the Wedding Gazebo on the grounds.

The Gazebo is situated in the heart of the garden and is licensed to hold civil ceremonies. The glorious outdoor setting provides the perfect atmosphere in which to say “I do”.

We have a one wedding per day policy so you have our undivided attention!

We hold Wedding Open Evenings every month, so please feel free to pop along! When you visit, you can see the suites dressed and laid out for a wedding celebration. Open Evenings are on the last Thursday of the month and run from 6pm to 7:30pm.

If you would like some more information, please contact our wedding co-ordinator.

  • One wedding per day policy
  • Wedding packages to suit all budgets
  • Newly refurbished wedding rooms.
  • Complimentary Bridal Suite for Bride & Groom including breakfast
  • Gazebo licensed for Civil Ceremonies
  • Wedding Open Evenings held on the last Thursday of every month

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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    Blackwell Grange Hotel was truly amazing! We had such a gorgeous day with our friends and family and they looked after us throughout.
    From reserving the venue 2 years ago to checking out the day after our wedding, they were there with any answers we needed. On the day our wedding coordinator was fabulous, always there before we even realised we needed her! We had a few different requests and these were all sorted for us.
    We used the George Allan Suite which is just so classically gorgeous on its own and with just a few of little touches it was perfect.
    Food was amazing for our day and evening reception and the few vegetarian meals we had were too.
    We would completely recommend Blackwell Grange as it was just perfect.
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    my new Husband and I were overwhelmed by the time and effort put into making our wedding so special.We were looked after from the moment we arrived at the door. Neither of us have been made to feel as special as we were on that day. we felt like celebrities. The Blackwell Grange did us proud that day. I realise it is a team effort and our thanks goes to the whole team. Wedding Co-ordinator, catering, waiters and waitresses and the lady who kept us informed and made the announcements. All the staff involved were very friendly and helpful.



Grange Road DL3 8QH Darlington (Durham)

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