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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

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.

Services Offered

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.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
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Reviews for Dalton Old Pump House

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Louise P. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

This is the place to get married!

I really cant reccomend this venue enough !
From our very first look around we were made to feel very special, the owners vicky and ian put so much passion and love into lady dalton. They are beaming with pride and rightly so! what an amazing team, from the chef and servers to wedding co-ordinators a special mention for Emma is needed here, thanks to her our day was smooth running and without fault. Jordan the bar manager was very friendly and kept our guests refreshed throughout the day .
The food was just incredibly deliscious and the presentation was out of this world, the venue is elegant and definalty has the wow factor .

We went with the dalton package and this was just everything we could have asked for and more. Our guests are still talking about how much of a fantastic day they all had almost 3 weeks later.

There is no faults they are professional and clearly love what they do as a team. I hope to one day attend a wedding here as a guest.

So from the bottoms of our hearts thank you to Vicky, Ian, Emma and the rest of the team at Dalton old pumphouse for the best day of our lives.


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Becca Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

Beautiful venue, amazing staff and owners

We couldn’t have asked for a better day, when we saw the venue we knew it was the one for us we didn’t see any others and booked the same day.

The chandeliers and beauty of the place are unmatched, a perfect wedding venue.

Can we do it all again ?!
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Dalton Old Pump House Real Weddings

Danielle & Daniel
19 photos · 02/12/2023
Rebecca & Lewis
7 photos · 17/08/2023
Amanda & Chris
13 photos · 16/03/2023
Jessica & Michael
18 photos · 02/12/2022
Joe & Rebecca
67 photos · 22/11/2022
Claire & Lee
18 photos · 29/07/2022


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Stockton Road, Dalton- le Dale, SR7 8RQ Seaham (Durham)
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