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On since 2023

Last update: June 2024

High Force Hotel & Waterfall is an idyllic venue in Barnard Castle, Durham, where couples can host their weddings and other special events. Located within the beautiful North Pennines area beside High Force Waterfall, this gorgeous property is surrounded by some of the country's most stunning unspoilt natural scenery. Romantic and private, High Force Hotel offers couples the perfect blend of elegance, exclusivity, and style. The dedicated team at the venue prides themselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment where couples can make their wedding dreams come true.

Facilities and Capacity

High Force Hotel is an all-season venue ideally suited to small to medium size weddings. There are both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options available. Couples can exchange vows at the foot of the spectacular and awe-inspiring waterfall, with High Force's awe-inspiring cascade providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. After the ceremony, couples can retreat to the hotel's warmth for an unforgettable reception with their guests. Here couples can create their own fairytale climax to their personal love story with the tweed armchairs, open fires and weathered floorboards as their blank canvas.

Services Offered

High Force Hotel offers various services that clients can tailor to their needs. A dedicated wedding coordinator and MC will ensure each couples day goes smoothly. Catering is available in-house by a team of culinary experts who will prepare a menu to each couple's specifications. Accommodation is also available onsite, and each of the 10 en-suite bedrooms combines country charm with modern facilities. Larger weddings can avail of the hotel's marquee service, and outdoor fireworks are permitted on the grounds. There are live band and DJ facilities and a dance floor where guests can strut their stuff. This hidden gem can be reserved for exclusive use for the perfect private celebration and is even pet friendly so couples can enjoy the support of their furry friends as they walk down the aisle.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Seonaid & Tom
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The High Force Hotel, Alston Rd, Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham DL12 0XH Barnard Castle (Durham)
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