Dalton Old Pump House is a historic wedding venue situated in Seaham, in Durham, England. This Grade II listed building dates back to 1873 and was designed by the renowned engineer, Thomas Hawksley. It has been reimagined in recent years as a sophisticated, modern wedding venue steeped in Victorian character and architectural detail. The charming exterior is defined by traditional brickwork and grand steps at the entrance. Inside, modern accents blend seamlessly with original details to create a unique, upscale space that is ideal for wedding celebrations.
Facilities and Capacity
Dalton Old Pump House has a capacity for between 65 and 175 guests. Civil ceremonies are officiated by Sally, the in-house celebrant. Her flexible approach means you can host your special ceremony at your preferred time of day. Once you have said ‘I do’, guests can sip Pimms and prosecco and soak up the historic elegance of this unique building while socialising together. The Boiler Room is the main event space and is characterised by elegant chandeliers, exposed brick, and romantic greenery and florals. Here, receptions and wedding breakfasts are curated to reflect your tastes and preferences. From grand, formal occasions to casual get-togethers, prospective newlyweds can view this venue as a blank canvas. The in-house event team provides decorative items such as letter boxes, cake stands, florals, and more. Wedding parties are free to use the plush preparation suite to freshen up and relax throughout the day. The scenic grounds are ideal for a stroll and photo opportunities, with pretty flowers and trees providing a serene backdrop for your special celebration.
The in-house wedding coordinator works closely with to-be-weds to bring their vision to life. There are a number of wedding packages to choose from, such as The Dalton Platinum Wedding Package and the Candle Light Package. Whether you envisage a relaxed and rustic reception with grazing tables or a formal, five-course wedding breakfast, there is something to suit everyone. You can select a catering and beverage plan that complements your desired setup and tastes. Your personal planner can recommend trusted suppliers for hair and makeup, photography, accommodation, and entertainment.