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Last update: February 2024

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Historic
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Sam S. Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding at Hardwick Hall

We had the most amazing wedding on 17th July 2021. Sam really made our day run smoothly and made sure we had the best day. We got married in the floral chapel which is the most beautiful room, our wedding food was beautiful and I really could not have asked for a better day - to top it off, the sun beamed all day!
Thank you Hardwick Hall for giving us the most amazing day, in such a beautiful setting.
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Lisa H. Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Day

The entire events team have been friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with.
The venue was beautiful, our room was fantastic and everyone couldn't praise the food from wedding breakfast, evening buffet and breakfast the flowing morning highly enough.
We want to do it all again!
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Vie D. Sent on 01/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Thank you to Hardwick Hall for hoisting our wedding.

Massive thank you to Paige who helped us massively with planning and putting the vision of our day your communication was excellent and you made the planning and the day feel like a breeze.

To the hardwick Hall staff you were amazing and made our guest feel so welcomed and the chefs the food was amazing and everyone is still talking about the food and how great it was and how hot it was.
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Rebecca Sent on 03/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day

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.
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Hayley Sent on 03/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable Day

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!
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Sophie Sent on 03/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A Day to Remember!

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! :)
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Natalie Sent on 03/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Hotel!

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!
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Becky Sent on 17/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day

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
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Kelly Sent on 17/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day

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
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Katie Sent on 17/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Day

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
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Vicky Sent on 17/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Day

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
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Jess Sent on 11/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding!

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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