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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Holiday Inn Washington is a hotel wedding venue located out of Washington, Tyne & Wear. You can celebrate one of the most important days of your life at this lovely property. The hotel offers everything you could need and more for a truly unforgettable and special wedding day. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a large celebration, this venue is the perfect setting for your day.

Facilities and Capacity

The hotel’s flexible function suite allows you to create your ideal atmosphere for your event. At Holiday Inn Washington, The Beamish Suite and Traders Restaurant are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, allowing you to spend your entire wedding here. The restaurant can seat up to 120 guests for a wedding breakfast or up to 150 for an informal buffet. For a day full of fine dining, impeccable customer service, and dancing, this venue will be perfect for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Services Offered

Holiday Inn Washington offers a fantastic variety of wedding packages for a full wedding day or just the evening reception. Each package is carefully designed to suit a range of budgets and requirements. They strive to provide service of the highest standard, helping you plan and manage your big day to ensure everything runs smoothly. With the continuous help of your dedicated wedding coordinator, you will be free to relax and enjoy the whole process. The venue holds wedding open evenings throughout the year, giving you the chance to see the hotel set up for a wedding breakfast. Please get in touch with the fabulous team today for more information about holding your big day here.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue leisure facilities:

Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
29 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Heather R. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding day

My daughter's wedding was held here on 6th April & I cannot recommend highly enough. The staff worked so hard & efficiently ensuring that the day ran smoothly from start to finish without any problems. They really couldn't have done more for us. The room was turned around quickly for each stage of the wedding & looked beautiful, the food was delicious & I'd just like to say a huge thankyou to all the staff for providing the perfect day for the new Mr & Mrs Cowan, their family and friends. Would highly recommend.
Michelle G. Sent on 14/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

Just wanted to leave our review from our special day.
I cannot say a bad word about this venue.
It was perfect for us - on the doorstep and a great package! The package included so many extras which ticked so much off our to do list from the word go.
From our first meeting with Sianne you could tell she knew what she was doing. She looked after us and kept us up to date with regular meetings. Absolutely nothing was a bother - she responded quickly to emails and was just on the other end of the phone to help with all my questions and requests. She helped plan the perfect day.
The staff on the day were outstanding too - again nothing was too much trouble. The food was beautiful, the room looked amazing and everyone had a fabulous day (and night cos the rooms were a bargain)! Even the breakfast was lovely. They catered brilliantly for guests with dietary requirements too.
Our day went without a hitch and I’m so grateful to everyone who played a part. Special shout out to Sianne, Vikkesh and Oana 🥰
If you haven’t booked a venue add this to your list - it’s an absolute hidden gem. Thanks again for everything we had the best day!
Eth B. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly faces, courtesy and special touches.

From the moment we arrived at Holiday Inn, Washington we were made to feel very special by all of the staff. Friendly faces, courtesy and special touches were in abundance. Detailed planning by Sianne and Vikash ensured that the celebrations ran smoothly on the night and all guests commented on what a wonderful time they had. We were delighted by the treatment we were afforded and would heartily recommend the Holiday Inn to others planning an event.
Kerry M. Sent on 13/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect fit

From start to finish we had no complaints. The package we had for our wedding fitted us perfectly. The staff were so accomadating and we were kept so well informed. Everything we wanted to make our day special they helped to bring to fruition
Danielle C. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Don’t think twice

Im not sure where to start!
My day was amazing from start to finish thanks to the whole team at the Holiday Inn.

Sianne helped us to plan and organise our day from the get go and was a huge help and support. First wedding so if I course I didn’t know where to start. No question was stupid. She was prepared with her tablet and showed different pictures of how the room looked once it was all done up.
Appointments were regular and any questions between appointments were always answered quickly.

The day came before we new it. I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Vikash and Oana were fantastic. Vikash had us check the rooms before our guests entered to check we were happy, kept me updated on any issues. These were not issues with the hotel. My cake collapsed and Vikash had the kitchen staff try to save it. He was so apologetic and it was no fault of theirs.

The room was decorated beautifully and the food looks and tasted gorgeous.

Oana was my mamma for the day. I was poorly on the day and she was there ensuring I always had a drink, made sure I had something to eat and anything else I wanted. She helped with taking gifts up to our room so we could just enjoy the evening.

Don’t think twice about booking this venue. It’s so reasonably priced and service is 5*
Harriet D. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

We had the most amazing day at the Holiday Inn.
I stayed the night before my wedding too with my bridesmaids and flower girls, it was extra helpful having the room adjoined with a second to cater for us.

The toast master was so helpful, he went above and beyond to make sure my day went perfect.
The room I visioned, turned out perfect. The table decorations, runners, sparkles, absolutely perfect.
All my additional extras wasn't a fuss made over. The hotel was happy for me to add extras outside my package and helped set these up.
Oana was hands on all day making sure we wasn't stressed and was very helpful with the children. All the way through to after midnight she was so helpful.

From viewing the venue on a showcase evening, to booking with Sianne was very well ran, she went through so so many details with us making sure nothing was missed.

I knew we was in safe hands, which is probably why I was the most unstressed bride I've ever known.

The day went well, the running of the day was great, to the turning round of the rooms, what a transformation. The whole team did amazing.

Evening DJ was good,. Played any songs we asked for checked what type of music we liked.

The wedding breakfast we had was absolutely phenomenal, everything was beautiful. Well presented, portion sizes were very homely we were all full, so many compliments about it.

Evening Buffet came and went quite quickly I didn't get to see what it was like so can't comment on that but did wish food was left out longer.

If I could do it all again, I would still choose the Holiday Inn, it was good value for money, great service, well ran, friendly staff. They went above and beyond for everything for our wedding.

Thank you

Harriet and Adam

Katy Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service

Went above and beyond to ensure we had our perfect day!
My dad took ill and all staff went out their way to make sure he was looked after. The whole team are fab!
Liz A. Sent on 24/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing staff team, very helpful

Very helpful in all aspects of our wedding day, would highly recommend this company
Christine C. Sent on 25/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding

Wonderful event all the staff were efficient, friendly and courteous and could not have done enough for us. The food was delicious and the accommodation excellent and the DJ and evening part was great fun and very well run and I would highly recommend.
Emma O. Sent on 28/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Owers wedding

Well what can we say! Our wedding was the most perfect day. Nothing was a bother for any of the staff. The venue was dressed beautifully. Sianne the wedding planner was always on hand, super friendly and did all the nitty gritty of our day. Chris the toast master couldn't of ensured our day ran any smoother than it did. I could do the whole day all over again. It was the perfect day after waiting so many years due to covid. Every single guest commented how good the food was. Can't thank all the staff at the holiday inn enough
Sarah Sent on 13/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Like a well oiled machine

Sianne was very personable and a great guide throughout the planning process. We had regular meetings in which we spoke (and laughed) in detail about our plans and expectations. On the day, Chris and his team were very professional, really organized and accommodating. Everything ran so smoothly! We can't find anything to complain about. The food went down well and guests with dietary requirements were happy and catered for. It was a lovely relaxed day which everyone enjoyed. When it was time to check out, Vikash was on hand to help locate our wedding cards and presents which were stored out of sight. The only thing that let our day down was our local cheese supplier not turning up, we'd organized a wedding cake made out of wheels of cheese. Chris was very reassuring and supportive when he saw how disappointed we were. Including housekeeping, who we didn't see but we knew they'd been hard at work, the staff at the hotel were nothing short of amazing for us!
Janet A. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Diamond Wedding Celebration

Booked this venue for our diamond wedding celebrations! From the booking to us leaving after the event was perfect! The food was outstanding! Will certainly not hesitate to book for further events! The room was ideal and perfectly decorated for us! Many thanks to all concerned
Ann W. Sent on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic service from beginning to end

From our initial meeting with Sianne, we have been extremely happy and nothing has been too much trouble. All staff involved in the preparation and the event itself have been extremely friendly, professional and helpful. We felt that we were treated with respect and anything we were unsure of was immediately rectified. We would happily recommend Sianne and the team to organise any event . All our guests have been very complimentary about all aspects of the party - the room decor, the food ( which was superb), the organisation, the bedrooms and the breakfast (again the variety and quality was outstanding)
Jayde Sent on 24/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding day

Can not fault this hotel they did everything they could to help make my big day special and they succeeded I had the best day
They didn’t just look after me they looked after everyone ensuring everyone was pleased.
Sianne the events manager was a star she helped me over everything for the up coming day very friendly and easy to make a friend for life she isn’t awarded enough well done Sianne thank you for all your help and support I couldn’t have done it without her the food is excellent and the hotel is clean and everyone was happy with their stay I would defiantly recommend
Rachel C. Sent on 04/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience

Great experience from start to finish! Can’t thank Sianne & all the staff at the holiday inn enough for making our wedding party so special. From the booking process, to the planning, to the actual night itself. Everything was perfect. Everybody went above and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble, I Couldn’t fault a thing!! Sianne made everything so relaxed & stress free!! Thank you again!
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11 Jul
Open Door

Holiday Inn Washington are hosting a wedding showcase between 5 - 7 pm on Thursday 11th July 2024.

Why not pop in and meet their friendly and dedicated team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions as well as put a date on hold, should you wish to do so.

A selection of their handpicked wedding suppliers will be joining them to offer their expert advice and ideas to make your wedding day extra special.

For more details please contact the wedding team by phone.

Date: From 11/07/2024 to 11/07/2024 Schedule 17:00 - 19:00
Place: Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne & Wear


Emerson Road NE37 1LB Washington (Tyne & Wear)
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