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Last update: February 2024

The South Casey Inn is a countryside wedding venue situated in Stanley, Durham. Nestled in the heart of the Vale of Durham against the backdrop of the beautiful Beamish Valley, this unique venue offers couples a peaceful and picturesque setting for their special day. This traditional 100-acre estate features four event spaces, each exuding relaxed elegance that is ideal for informal weddings and memorable celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

The South Casey is home to four distinctive event venues to suit all couples' themes and tastes. The Old Barn is a rustic fairy tale featuring timber accents, vaulted ceiling beams, ambient lighting and polished floors. You can host a romantic ceremony in a separate room here and say "I do" in front of your nearest and dearest. Following this, The Old Barn is transformed for evening receptions for up to 200 people. The Farmhouse features an airy and bright reception space inside the manor house's traditional stone exterior. The Durham Suite has a more modern and luxurious aesthetic and can be decorated to match your style, with muted interiors and timeless accents making it a flexible space for all occasions. This function room has a private bar, access to the scenic gardens, and an elegantly appointed ceremony room. The Beamish Barn is suitable for intimate micro weddings for 40 loved ones, with rustic character and an inviting log fire setting the tone for an evening of fine dining. The Garden Bar is a new addition to the estate and was made for pre-wedding parties and tipples throughout your wedding journey.

Services Offered

The experienced team at South Casey Inn delights in making couples' wedding journeys as seamless and stress free as possible. The in-house event planners offer a number of wedding packages, designed to align with the various needs and wants of nearlyweds. In-house catering options range from relaxed buffets and formal meals to delicious pub-grub style menus centred on traditional Northern cuisine. When it comes to beverages, you can opt for wine, beer, custom cocktails, and non-alcoholic refreshments.


The eclectic mix of accommodation options at South Causey Inn is bound to exceed guests expectations! A converted red London bus provides overnight guests with a truly unique experience, with the interior refurbished with lavish, vibrant decor and plush bedding. Other options include luxury suites, hot tub suites, and private houses with hot tubs that can be booked for pre-wedding get togethers with friends as well as your big day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

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

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Stephen S. Sent on 13/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect day

The South Causey is a fantastic wedding venue. From our first contact with the wedding team they were brilliant. Our coordinator on the day was Lauren and she made sure everything ran perfectly. We didn't have our ceremony until 3:30pm so had a pretty tight timeline between arriving, ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Lauren and the team made sure that the rooms were turned around seamlessly and with perfect timing. Everything was taken care of, even down to boxing some food up from the buffet and taking it to our room for us in the knowledge that we probably wouldn't get a chance to have any otherwise. We were back at the Causey the next night for a meal with friends and Lauren went out of her way to come and talk to us to check how the day had gone and if there was anything else she could do for us. The venue itself was beautifully decorated and the food was delicious. We had our wedding in the Durham suite which was a perfect size for us and our 60 day time guests.
Laura P. Sent on 07/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, from booking our venue, to our special day and every time we visit!

We absolutely love the South Causey so it was a no brainer on choosing it as our wedding venue. We chose the stunning old barn as our venue when we viewed it at Christmas, it was done out beautifully with Christmas trees, sparkly lights and gave that lovely cosy Christmassy feel. We were planning on a big wedding and the old barn was a room that could accommodate this. We met with Andrew our wedding coordinator for our wedding meetings and because he was so great and attentive we requested he be the wedding coordinator for our big day. We were over the moon when he was able to! He couldn’t have been anymore amazing, I don’t know how I would have managed the day without him he kept us right from start to finish and waited on us hand and foot! The whole day was so organised. He greeted us from the wedding cars with a drink, had set up the room just the way we wanted it, and had everything sorted from start to finish. Andrew had checked us into our room for the night so we didn’t have to worry about that, had sorted putting our bags in there so we didn’t have to leave our guests to do so, and he even collected my flat shoes from the room when my feet were so sore from wearing heels all day. He went over and beyond what we expected of him and we will remember and appreciate how special he made our big day and would highly highly recommend him and this beautiful venue to everyone!!! We already knew the food and drink at the south causey never fails so we knew our guests would eat and drink well, which of course they did! Everyone commented on how good the food was the main meal and then the buffet on the evening. We had the south causey in house DJ who did not disappoint or fail to get everyone up on the dance floor! A great day and night was had by all and will never be forgotten!
Katie B. Sent on 09/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The most perfect venue for everyone!

Me and my now husband viewed quite a few wedding venues, but as soon as we walked into The Old Barn we just knew it was THE venue for us! Not just because of it's beautifully decorated venues, but for how helpful, friendly and welcoming the staff were.

We wanted a venue where we had minimal to organise and pay for in addition to the venue cost itself, the South Causey absolutely offer this package, with their beautiful range of centre pieces, already decorated venues (no need to add anything extra!), sweet cart, DJ and the black jack / Casino table was a hit with our guests, winning a free overnight stay in one of their amazing hot tub suites! 😍

Not many venues offer a multiple choice for the wedding breakfast, but the South Causey do! We received so many compliments from our guests at how delicious the food was!

Our wedding coordinator Andrew, was truly amazing at what he does - the day couldn't have went any smoother! Andrew checked in with both me and my husband on the morning of the wedding, and encouraged the little ones to walk down the aisle so well, he just took all those little stresses away from me and the wedding party!

The rooms / suites are beautiful, clean and comfortable! We loved the little touches of decorated desserts with we'll wishes from the team to welcome us to our rooms , and the complimentary charcuterie board on the 2nd night of our stay.

For us, the little things make a difference - the South Causey 100% delivered and we are still so grateful to Andrew and the rest of the team! We can't thank them all enough ❤️
Helen S. Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue!

We have just celebrated our wedding in the Durham Suite at South Causey Inn and we absolutely loved every minute of it! Our wedding coordinator Lauren, went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble. The organisation shown was brilliant.
Staff members Morgan & Lee were also a credit to the venue on our day. Outstanding service and everything ran smoothly. Considering it rained all day on our wedding day, you would never have even noticed. It was so much fun, guests loved it and commented on how much they enjoyed the day and plenty of space indoors.
Every single member of staff we have encountered throughout the planning of our wedding and on our day were fantastic. You can tell this is a venue that takes pride in their customer service and the customer experience. Little personal touches in the bedrooms are lovely, the cleaners really look after the rooms.
The value for money here is also phenomenal compared to other venues and I really think South Causey have nailed all the little details that should be included, which other venues do not give you. They provide all the table dressing, post box for your cards, a fantastic choice of food for your guests, an overnight stay both on the wedding night and another time when you do food tasting. There’s just lots of little things they sort for you, which otherwise would be a big stress and I really don’t think you get such value for money elsewhere. All the wedding venues are also incredibly beautifully decorated in general so there really isn’t much for any bride/groom to bring in.
I don’t think I can even write a review good enough to describe how fantastic this place is! If we could do it all over again we would!
Emma J. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Sah Wedding 10/08/2023

It’s no wonder the South Causey have won awards, our wedding ran absolutely flawlessly! The wedding packages are amazing and take away so much stress when planning! The venues are all absolutely stunning but the Old Barn is just so beautiful! The staff were all so professional and amazing. Andrew our wedding coordinator was perfect! He made me feel at ease when my nerves starting to kick in. Any problem he was able to handle and he gave the best advice. He went above and beyond and made sure it was the perfect day for us, what a hard worker! We had the best day and wish we could do it all over again!
Denise S. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding from start to finish.

Can’t recommend this venue enough, or Andrew as our wedding coordinator. The food was unbelievable and everyone commented on this. The deco of the barn was breathtaking and all inclusive within the package. I felt very special and support from the day we booked this and literally couldn’t ask for any more.
Mathew C. Sent on 25/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding

What a place 😍 We were fortunate enough to have our wedding at The Old Barn @ South Causey on 22nd July, and what a perfect decision we made.

The entire South Causey team were sensational; helpful all day, no request was too much, patient with any ‘interesting’ ideas we had, and the perfect hosts for our special day.

I cannot post a review without a special mention for our wedding coordinator though! Throughout the process, the entire wedding team and accommodation team were the perfect professionals, and helped us bring our vision to life… but the lengths Dean went to in order to make our day perfect for us, that was something we could only have dreamed of! Dean is so well organised, so calm during the chaos, and exactly what we needed in a wedding coordinator with all the crazy, out-there ideas we had for our big day. I honestly don’t think we could’ve got through the process without him. If you read this Dean, you’re a star and we cannot thank you enough for all you did for us!! You deserve a massive rest, and an even bigger medal!

Thank you to the entire staff at South Causey for making our wedding exactly what we dreamed it would be.

All our love to the best wedding venue EVER!
The new, Mr & Mrs Clarke 💒👰🏻🤵‍♂️❤️
Ashleigh H. Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue + Amazing staff

From the moment we booked this venue it was a dream. Everyone is so friendly and the attention to detail is phenomenal. We had our wedding in the Tanfield Suite followed by our reception in the Durham Suite. Every moment was FLAWLESS. The day went without a single problem and the rooms were decorated beautifully. A special shoutout to our wedding co-ordinator Andrew, you were simply amazing, so calming in those precious panicking moments before the ceremony and nothing was ever too much to ask. You are amazing at your job and made us all feel very welcome. Thank you so much to the South Causey team who made our day truly beautiful from beginning to end.
Adele F. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Foulger ❤️ Best day ever

Amazing wedding venue 😍 we had our wedding here in the farmhouse on 21st July and I cannot say enough amazing things!!
All of the team at South Causey were amazing from start to finish and nothing was too much!
We would like to give a special shout out to our wedding co ordinator Andrew. Andrew was amazing on our day and made me feel so at ease and calm about everything. He was always checking in with us and making sure everything was how we wanted it! Andrew was so patient and lovely and was just what we needed on the day to take the stress away.
Our venue was decorated beautifully and exactly how I had explained it all and blew all expectations ☺️
If you are thinking about getting married here , do it, the team are amazing and I can't recommend them enough!
We already can't wait to come back for all further celebrations
Love Mr and Mrs Foulger! 💞💞💒
Rebecca Sent on 06/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect day

It’s so hard to put into words how wonderful our wedding day at the South Causey Inn was.

The decor, the food, the drink, the entertainment were all perfect - but most importantly we floated through the day without a care in the world thanks to the marvellous Andrew. Andrew made the day seamless from start to finish, he orchestrated everybody with such ease - and somehow managed this without ever being front and centre, bossy or imposing (an impressive feat with our rabble!)

If we needed anything Andrew was there, not only for practical details but to offer us both a kind word and reassurance when the nerves kicked in.

He made it possible for us to concentrate on the important parts - our marriage and our family and friends, while every other detail was executed perfectly for us by Andrew and the rest of the team at the South Causey.

We can’t thank you enough Andrew for your kindness, warmth and generosity of spirit in giving us our perfect day.

We couldn’t recommend the South Causey more highly.
Chelsea Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

South Causey Inn

Highly recommend South Causey for anyone getting married! My husband and I are almost like passing ships with a very busy life so finding a venue that took control of organising everything was absolutely ideal for us both! The day was so relaxed everyone complimented the venue, views and the staff who went absolutely above and beyond. Thank you so much to the amazing Andrew and all of the staff involved!

Maxine W. Sent on 04/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true!

We were married in the Durham suit! And all I can say is my god. The day from start to finish was amazing, it all ran so smoothly and we honestly didn’t lift a finger.

Andrew and his team were amazing, Andrew was our advisor and he honestly made every vision we had come to life. He was there from the day before right through to the very end and nothing was to much of an ask. He really did understand exactly what we wanted and was just so friendly and attentive. Never been made to feel special as we did on our wedding day. Andrew and the all the team were also so understanding when it came to our daughter and made it special for her as well as us.

The food was out of this world and the portion sizes amazing! And the drinks from prices to quality were amazing.

If I could do it all again tomorrow I would in a heart beat. The south causey inn was the only venue we looked it and I fell in love instantly and on the day they showed everyone why I fell in love so easily. All our guest are still raving about it now.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything and if anyone is looking for the perfect venue that covers every base possible! This is the one for you!

Ashleigh M. Sent on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day

I can honestly say that the 4th May was definitely a day to remember. Iam so pleased we chose the South Causey Inn to celebrate our wedding day. The lead up to the wedding was superb, we were very informed regarding what we needed to do and when. The team listened and valued our opinion and nothing was ever a problem regarding questions or general advice.
The lead up to our day was a heart warming feeling and when we were able to see the incredible Durham suite set up to help us celebrate, we were blown away!!

Our wedding coordinator was Andrew and he is a fantastic asset to the wedding team! He is professional, friendly and took real pride in ensuring our day was perfect and all thanks to him it was better than we ever imagined it could be. There really aren’t enough words to thank you, for giving us the best day ever and ensuring everyone enjoyed the day allowing us all to share your happiness that you brought to us.
Charlynn N. Sent on 13/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Come True: Remarkable Venue and Exceptional Coordinator

We recently had the pleasure of hosting our wedding at The Old Barn in South Causey Inn, and we cannot express enough how grateful and impressed we were with the entire experience. From the breathtaking surroundings to the meticulous attention to detail, our special day was nothing short of magical, thanks to the outstanding venue and the exceptional coordinator.

From the moment we first stepped foot into venue, we knew we had found the perfect place to exchange our vows. The picturesque setting, rustic and elegant decor, it created a romantic and enchanting atmosphere that exceeded our wildest dreams.

What made our experience truly exceptional was the unwavering dedication and expertise of our wedding coordinator, Stacey. From the very beginning, Stacey was an absolute pleasure to work with. Serbie and I just started our wedding planning in August 2022 to get married on April 2023 (so it left us with only 8 months of planning!😅🤣), therefore, I was a bit of a stressed bride to be 😅. Since we secured our booking in September 2022, I kept coming back to the venue whenever there's a venue showcase day to speak to the wedding staff, and Stacey has always been there to reassure me that everything is going to be fine on the day.

Stacey went above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our wedding day was flawlessly executed.

The wedding team lead by Stacey meticulously planned every detail, from the timing of the ceremony to the arrangement of the reception, ensuring a seamless flow of events. Their wealth of knowledge and experience was invaluable, as they guided us through the entire planning process with patience and grace. As I was a stressed bride to be, Stacey, and other staff members including Stephanie did everything they could and done an amazing job on reassuring me, which I appreciate up to this day.

On the day of our wedding, Stacey was like an angel. I was astonised by how amazing Stacey was on the day. During our meetings she has been giving me the sweet and caring vibes but on the day, she was so sophisticated, friendly yet professional, kept us updated with the order of events, timings and everything. Serbie and I and the rest of the guests were impressed by how organised the day was and it was all because of Stacey and the team's hard work and dedication. Stacey and the rest of the crew effortlessly coordinated with all the suppliers including our MC, making sure that everything ran smoothly behind the scenes, allowing us to fully enjoy and savour every moment of our day. Their calm and reassuring presence helped alleviate any stress or worries, and they ensured that all our preferences and requests were taken care of to perfection.

The level of service provided by Stacey and the entire staff at South Causey Inn was exemplary. Every member of the team was friendly, attentive, and dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience for us and our guests. The quality of the food, the attention to detail in the decor, and the impeccable service throughout the evening exceeded all expectations.

Our wedding day was everything we had envisioned and more, thanks to the incredible efforts of Stacey and the entire team. We are eternally grateful for their commitment to making our day absolutely perfect. The memories we created in this beautiful venue will be cherished for a lifetime.

If you are searching for a venue that will surpass all expectations and a coordinator who will go above and beyond to make your dreams come true in the Northeast of England, we wholeheartedly recommend South Causey Inn and Stacey as the wedding coordinator.They are a true gem in the wedding industry, and we cannot thank them enough for making our special day truly unforgettable.

With hearfelt appreciation,

Ser Benedict & Charlynn
27 April 2023
Becky Sent on 10/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fab from start to finish

We had the best wedding here in January.
Our whole wedding package was brilliant. The food was AMAZING! From start to finish the team were great. Everything ran so smoothly on the day which was largely due to our wedding coordinator Andrew. He made sure everything ran like clockwork without it being regimented. Any last minute thoughts i had he had already thought of and had sorted for me. I couldn't recommended the South Causey Inn highly enough.
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