Hardwick Hall Hotel

(9 reviews) 9 5
Sedgefield Durham Durham TS21 2EH
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About Hardwick Hall Hotel

Sedgefield, Durham
Durham, TS21 2EH

A former country seat of the squires of Sedgefield, Hardwick Hall 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.

Hardwick Hall is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Floral Chapel, combining romance and elegance, with fabulous traditional features including the ceiling high fireplace adorned with flowers and exposed wooden beams, offering the perfect choice for your enchanted wedding ceremony. Along with the beautiful Floral Chapel which can accommodate up to 120 guests, Hardwick Hall can offer 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 wow your guests the suite boasts six extravagant crystal chandeliers, tiered and twinkling with tens of thousands of Austrian Strauss Crystals. Also available we have the elegant Boyne Suite accommodating up to 120 guests.  If an outdoor ceremony is more your thing, couples can choose to say their 'I dos' at the beautiful Tuscan alcove, set in a secluded area of the grounds with stunning lakeside views.

During the warmer months the Paddock Marquee with its own private garden and lovely views make it special a traditional summer wedding feel, accommodating up to 150 guests. Larger parties need not miss out, more spacious marquees are available upon request in the Summer months for up to 1500 guests.

With 51 individually designed bedrooms your 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 is now available which is a magnificent new additional to the venue; with 3 stunningly styled rooms, a large lounge area, outside area with a hot tub, this is the perfect suite for a bridal party to get ready for the big day. 

All this plus gorgeous gardens and idyllic setting of the Hardwick Country Park ensures a beautiful location that is picture perfect for your dream day.

• Licensed for civil ceremonies and cultural weddings • Outdoor ceremony in our Tuscan alcove • Brand new Floral Chapel offering the perfect enchanted wedding along with a further selection of Suites and Marquees available to suit your dream day • 51 individually designed guest bedrooms • Dedicated, experienced wedding coordinators on hand throughout every stage of your planning • Beautiful location with views over idyllic Hardwick Park

Facilities at Hardwick Hall Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Pub or Restaurant
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Hardwick Hall Hotel Reviews (9)

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Rebecca & Lewis, on 03 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

Just wanted to say thank you to you and all the staff that helped with out wedding we had a fantastic day :) Sam was great he was there whenever we needed and was so generous.

Memorable Day
Venue Service

By Hayley & Gavin, on 03 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

First of all, can I say a huge thanks for all of your hard work in putting a fanatic day on for us and our guests. Your team worked so well to organise and manage the day as timings were changed and plans scrapped. Thanks for keeping it ticking over in the chaos. 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!
Venue Service

By Sophie & Karl, on 03 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2018

What an amazing venue! Nothing was too much and we couldn't have asked for more! The staff were amazing and the food was stunning, we can't thank the Hotel enough. Thank you again for such an amazing day and we cannot wait to return for our anniversary celebrations! :)

Amazing Hotel!
Venue Service

By Natalie & Matt, on 03 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Mar 2018

Had our wedding day here in March and could not have asked for a more amazing day! The staff were all so friendly and nothing was ever too much! The events team were great from start to finish and we cannot thank you enough. Cannot wait to return to the Hotel for our first anniversary!

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Becky & Simon, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

We would like to thank everyone at Hardwick for making sure our day went like clockwork and ensuring everyone was happy. We were completely over the moon with everything and could not be any happier. Becky & Simon

Our Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Kelly & Ross, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Thank you for helping me have such a lovely wedding it was amazing from start to finish and wish we could do it again. Kelly & Ross

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Katie & Dean, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2017

Myself and Dean would just like to say how happy we were with our wedding day. Everything was very well organised by all staff and the day ran perfectly. Kind regards Katie & Dean

Wedding Day
Venue Service

By Vicky & Greg, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 22 Jul 2017

Greg and I would like to say thank you for all of your help in regards to our wedding. The venue was fantastic, Sam the toastmaster was brilliant, the food was excellent and we had the best time. I have received the questionnaire feedback email so I will complete that today and send it over. Thanks you so much again, the day was perfect. Vicky and Greg

Our Wedding!
Venue Service

By Jess Makepeace, on 11 Jul 2016Date of Wedding - 08 Aug 2015

We held our wedding here 8th August 2015. It was amazing from start to finish. There was 3 other weddings on that day but we could not fault the venue at all! 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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