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Last update: November 2023
Hardwick Hall Hotel is a charming wedding venue in Durham, England. A former country seat of the squires of Sedgefield, this venue has a lively story to tell, with the original estate dating from 1183 and the manor from 1435. Hardwick has since been transformed into a sumptuously appointed hotel with outstanding facilities that can cater for weddings of varying sizes and styles.
Facilities and Capacity
We are delighted to unveil a brand-new offering for 2023 - The Lakeside Marquee. During the warmer months, the Lakeside Marquee is a truly unique offering to the north east, surrounded by breath-taking views of Hardwick Park and grounds. The Lakeside marquee, complete with fire pits, an intimate garden and twinkling lights provides a truly bespoke venue with the ability to add your own personal touches and create your perfect wedding day. This moldable venue has it’s own tailor made bar, perfect for arrival drinks as well as plenty of space for up to 160 of your most loved friends and family to enjoy exquisite dining and further celebrations until late in the evening.
Hardwick Hall is fully licensed for civil ceremonies, including the ability to provide an outdoor ceremony. You can choose to say your “I dos” at the romantic Tuscan alcove, set in a secluded area of the grounds boasting magnificent lakeside views.
If an outdoor ceremony isn’t quite for you, our Floral Chapel may be more suited. Combining romance with elegance and fabulous traditional features, including the ceiling-high fireplace adorned with flowers and exposed wooden beams, it creates the perfect backdrop for your enchanted wedding ceremony. Along with the beautiful Floral Chapel, which can accommodate up to 120 guests, this venue offers an extensive range of alternatives for your wedding breakfast and ceremonies. The magnificent Coleman Suite comfortably accommodates up to 380 seated guests making it an ideal space for lavish wedding receptions. Guaranteed to impress your guests, this suite boasts six extravagant crystal chandeliers, tiered and twinkling with tens of thousands of Austrian Strauss Crystals. This venue also boasts the elegant Boyne Suite accommodating up to 120 guests. With 51 individually designed bedrooms, guests can enjoy quirky décor and first-class service. Deluxe and Premier rooms include large baths, walk-in showers, luxury furnishings, and ultra-comfortable beds. The Celebration Suite features three stunningly styled rooms, a large lounge area, and an outside area with a hot tub. It is the perfect suite for a bridal party to prepare for the big day. The gorgeous gardens and idyllic setting of the Hardwick Country Park ensure a beautiful location that is picture-perfect for your dream day.
This venue offers a dedicated and experienced team of wedding coordinators who will be available throughout the planning process. This group provides seated and buffet meal facilities, in-house catering, and allows private catering. A dance floor, marquee, and facilities for a live band and DJ are available. This venue is also licensed for civil ceremonies and cultural weddings.
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The best wedding at Hardwick Hall
Thank you Hardwick Hall for giving us the most amazing day, in such a beautiful setting.
Jenna before the actual day you were superb, nothing was too big to ask for and you sorted out everything for us with ease. You remembered the details which were important to us and you had thought about practicalities we had overlooked. Your knowledge was very useful... thanks for your input on this. We couldn't have been happier with having a special relationship with you over the last 2 years. You made the difference to us and are a credit to the events team. I cannot praise you higher- you are simply the best!!
Overall, it was a memorable and brilliant day. The hotel is amazing setting for a wedding. We have no regrets in choosing you as our venue. Thanks for everything!
A Day to Remember!
Becky & Simon
Our Wedding Day
Kelly & Ross
Katie & Dean
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Thanks you so much again, the day was perfect.
Vicky and Greg
I arrived Friday afternoon for my favours appointment to drop everything off for them to set up the next morning. I was extremely worried leaving the setting up of the venue to them as everything else i had organised myself. They did not disappoint though everything was as requested! We were extremely lucky and got a beautiful warm day.
We used the Tuscan Alcove for our ceremony, would definitely recommend for a summer wedding, it was beautiful!! One small problem was there is no PA system and therefore the guests did struggle to hear the vows over the wind. We then moved round to the marquee where the guests got their reception drink and went up to the small reception area on the grass at the back with a few small benches. This was perfect for people to sit down while photos were being taken and kept us separate from any other wedding parties.
The food for the 3 course meal and the evening buffet was gorgeous, all meals were served hot and everyone complimented the food.
We stayed the Friday night in a deluxe room which was gorgeous, loads of space and the food in the bar was wonderful. The room on the Saturday night was a 'premier?' room maybe, one of the bridal suite types it was stunning!! Huge bed, TV, double shower, bath, 2 sinks it was amazing!!
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