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On since 2023

Last update: July 2024

The Croft is a luxurious wedding venue in the village of Croft-on-Tees in Darlington, England. Nestled between the counties of North Yorkshire, and Durham, this intimate hotel offers a blend of rustic countryside charm and elegant details. With relaxing bedrooms and multiple event settings, this venue is sure to give your big day a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

Affordable luxury for every budget, with weddings from £1,995.

Facilities & Capacity

From intimate gatherings of 30 to lavish receptions of 100. One of their main options is the Secret Garden Chapel, a fairytale-like setting complete with antique secret doors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and ancient willow tree surrounding you and your guests. A stunning, elevated stone aisle leads to a picturesque altar, making for a breathtaking backdrop for your to exchange your vows.

After you say "I do," you can make your way through the Secret Garden to the Garden Suite for an afternoon of dining and an evening dancing with show stopping interiors featuring a canopy of hanging wisteria, along with delicate chandeliers and exposed brick walls, making for an ethereal atmosphere

A huge sliding glass wall opens up to a lushes botanical hideaway. The surrounding gardens boast fire pits, a retractable roof, and water features all guaranteed to give your big day an elevated finish.

Luxury onsite wedding party accommodation feature private gardens, hot tub and roll top baths with bold botanical decor plus the hotel features a further 21 bedrooms, with a blend of modern and vintage decor for a relaxed wedding weekend.

Services Offered

The Croft team will work closely with you to bring your wedding vision to life. From your reception canapes to your wedding breakfast, the catering team will be ready to give your event a mouthwatering touch. The venue is also near a variety of sites, from parks to museums, for your guests to enjoy before and after your celebration.


Our Wedding Team are proud of our many wedding awards over the years, including most recently ‘Best Wedding Venue 2020’, ‘Best Wedding Team 2019’, as well as previously voted in the UK’s TOP 3 wedding venues! Now with another two brand new wedding venues to bring to the North East and North Yorkshire we truly have ticked the boxes for any style of wedding…

Whether it be a Medditeranean Garden in the middle of Northumberland countryside at Le Petit Chateau, a Breezy Beach Wedding on the Northumberland Coast or a ceremony in our Enchanted Chapel at Newton Hall, a Boho Ibizan Finca-Farm House at Runa Farm or a Supmtious Celebration at Whitworth Estate & Deer Park we have a wedding venue for every type of couple.

Although all of our venues are daringly different you can expect that you and your plans will be in exceptionally safe hands at any of our venues; not to mention the highest standard of scrumptious menus, beautiful ceremony and function spaces and stunning bedroom suites at each of our venues. We offer 11 different pricing levels across all of our venues, we pride ourselves on offering weddings to suit every budget throughout the year, any day of the week. Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the absolute best! Now all that’s left to do is choose your favourite…

Fact File:

  • 8 unique wedding venues
  • the largest food and drink menu in the county.
  • Hosted over 4000 weddings
  • Wedding experts for over 15 years
  • Hitched and Bridebook Wedding award winners for 10 consecutive years
  • British Wedding Award winners
  • The biggest wedding team in the county

Have you seen our stunning collection of venues?

Grand Villa Heights – Ultimate Coastal Getaway

Lartington Hall – Refined, Elegant, Sophistication

The Croft – Quaint in the Country

Whitworth Hall – Georgian Glamour

Newton Hall - Coastal Celebrations

Runa Farm - Boho, Earthy, Honest

Le Petit Chateau - French Feels in Northumberland

As You Like It – City Chic

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Unusual weddings
Large 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:

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:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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24 Jul
Open Door

Join them for their Open Evening on Wednesday 24th July '24 from 6 pm until 8 pm!

Free to attend and appointments with their fabulous wedding coordinators available upon request!

Date: From 24/07/2024 to 24/07/2024 Schedule 18:00 - 20:00
Place: The Croft Hotel, Croft-on-Tees, Darlington, Durham

Preferred suppliers

Runa Farm
5.0 out of 5 rating , 19 reviews
· Barn Weddings
Lartington Hall
4.8 out of 5 rating , 2 reviews
· Stately Home
Grand Villa Heights
5.0 out of 5 rating , 15 reviews
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Newton Hall
5.0 out of 5 rating , 151 reviews
· Stately Home
Le Petit Chateau
4.9 out of 5 rating , 88 reviews
· Stately Home


The Croft Hotel, Croft-on-Tees DL2 2ST Darlington (Durham)
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