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Last update: March 2024

The Morritt Hotel is a wedding venue and spa hotel situated in County Durham, in North East England. From the formal gardens to the pretty hamlet of Greta Bridge, this boutique hotel provides a picturesque backdrop for romantic celebrations. Situated near the historic market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle, this is an idyllic spot in which to mark your wedding journey.

Facilities and Capacity
The Morritt Hotel is licensed to host civil ceremonies, both indoors and in the beautiful secret garden during mild summer months. This versatile venue caters for all events, whether you envisage an intimate micro wedding for 20 loved ones or a grand-scale gathering for 200 guests. There are multiple event spaces at this location, from the romantic Garden Room to the stunning Ballroom and the oak-adorned Gilroy's Dining Room. The Ballroom is the largest space and can host 200 people for formal sit-down meals or 200 for casual buffets and dancing afterwards. This function room is characterized by ambient chandelier lighting, wooden accents, and large windows that allow natural light to pour in. For more intimate occasions, Gilroy's Dining Room seats 50 people and has a private bar area. During your wedding celebrations, guests can explore the landscaped grounds or relax in the many cosy and comfortable lounges throughout the hotel.

Services Offered
The experienced team at The Morritt Hotel wishes to make each couple's experience stress-free and seamless. They offer several wedding packages to suit all tastes and themes, from the Platinum Package to Gold and Silver options. The talented culinary team prepares buffets, seasonal barbecues, wedding breakfasts, and formal three-course meals to match your preferences.

The Morritt Hotel is home to 26 ensuite rooms and luxurious suites that have been designed to maximise relaxation and a luxurious experience. Plush bedding, elegant interiors, and ambient lighting are just some of the highlights in each of these individually-decorated rooms. During your stay, you can book a spa treatment at the Garage Spa. From hydrotherapy tubs to the Shepherd's Hut Log Sauna and Salt Relaxation Room, this is the perfect place to refresh and restore before and after your special day!

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
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
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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Orangery on site
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5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
17 reviews
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    5 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Hannah M. Sent on 02/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, professional, talented, fantastic team

An amazing venue with a fantastic team of staff who are always happy, they always make you feel comfortable and you can tell they value theirs jobs. They made our wedding experience incredible and I couldn鈥檛 fault the whole team. I will always recommend The Morritt, incredible staff!
Beth P. Sent on 13/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The best venue we found !

We got married here may 2023 had an absolutely amazing day. The morritt were super helpful in all aspects from helping find suppliers to organising the day with me so I didn鈥檛 have to stress on the big day. Me and my husband couldn鈥檛 of been happier we didn鈥檛 have to worry about anything all day, we even had the opportunity to have our wedding outside which was our dream and thankfully the weather allowed it however all the inside rooms would of been great choices, it was recently painted before our wedding so our pictures came out perfect.
Vicky W. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day

We had our beautiful day in May 2023, the morritt executed the perfect day for us. From start to finish nothing was too big of an ask. Denise did our flowers and they were beautiful. Thank you so much, Mr & Mrs Walls x
Andrew M. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect! Would highly recommend for others big day!

We recently had our wedding at The Morritt and it was perfect!

From our first enquiry to the big day, nothing was too much trouble for Clare and she was always responsive and did everything possible to make the day perfect - she did good!

We couldn鈥檛 have wished for our day to go any better, it was brilliant from start to finish and we would recommend The Morritt without hesitation!

Thank you to Clare and the team who worked on the day for making everything so perfect, we will be forever grateful.
Bethany A. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We had a perfect experience booking our weeding with Clare at the Morritt and were thrilled overall.

Our wedding day was perfect from the planning up untill the day thanks to the morritt, nothing was too mush hassle for them and nothing was too much to ask.
Nikki B. Sent on 13/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

Fantastic venue. Wedding perfect from start to finish.
Claire made it to exactly what we wanted and team fantastic.
Cottage was unreal too and great for bridal party.
Rebecca W. Sent on 05/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The Best Day Of My Life

My whole wedding day went so perfectly thanks to the Morrit Arms Hotel and the staff were absolutely amazing. Everything ran so smoothly and everybody who came said how wonderful the day was and how beautiful the venue was. I would highly recommend any couple getting married to consider the Morrit Arms.
Laura B. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

We loved The Morritt as soon as we got over Greta Bridge to see the Ivy adorned hotel. Our whole experience from start to finish felt smooth and stress free. We had plenty of wedding meetings and always knew the plan, with the hotel accommodating our little quirks! The Ballroom on the day looked stunning and all the staff went out of their way to make sure our day was special - and it was! We can't thank the Morritt enough and have had 2 couples who attended our wedding already book based on how amazing the day was!
Bethan G. Sent on 20/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Venue

We have recently been married here at the Morritt in September and had a brilliant service from start to finish. We booked two years prior and despite the actual wait for the big day we always had frequent contact with our wedding organiser Clare and knew exactly where we were at and what we should sort next. We chose the Morritt for its beautiful views, the opportunity to get married outside and the actual affordability of the venue. We got everything we wanted from it including getting married outside with the fields behind us, along with not being massively out of pocket. The food was amazing and every staff member who we came across couldn鈥檛 do enough for you. My only feedback would be that it would be nice if the hotel bar was cut off to the public for weddings as we did have some bystanders observing us with it being such a hot day and everyone being outside. But that didn鈥檛 affect how much we enjoyed ourselves.
The majority of the hotel was taken up by our family and friends so it was great to roll to bed after the wedding and wake up and have breakfast all together. Something we probably won鈥檛 get to do again for a long time.
Thank you all so much
Bethan & Ben
Sandie Sent on 01/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding day at the morritt

There isn鈥檛 enough room here to describe our experience in a few words I can only really say that The Morritt hands down executed the most extraordinary experience ever for us for our wedding and through the long exhausting 2 and a half year experience we鈥檝e had in making our wedding perfect. It was perfect and more and I can鈥檛 thank the team, staff, recommended retailers, locals and everyone involved in the Cullip wedding enough for making our wedding perfectly amazing and beautiful!! Jonathan and the team we鈥檙e wonderful! If I could I鈥檇 do it all again but slower. Ps: the chef is amazing! It鈥檚 no wonder the restaurant is a 4 ** AA restaurant absolutely amazing food!! - for our full story you鈥檒l have to email .. too many people to thank and appreciate!
Samantha Sent on 21/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Married at The Morritt

We are absolutely thrilled with every aspect of the day; both day and evening. Our minor guest issues were promptly dealt with and we felt totally at ease and in the loop at all times. Many guests commented on how beautiful the food was. The staff were friendly and helpful and many guests have also commented on how the process of checking in, breakfast, the various areas to relax etc. really enhanced their enjoyment of the weekend.

We had a lot of guests from all over the world staying at the hotel and they've all been so well looked after and accommodated throughout - even after our bar tab ran out! I hear some didn't go to bed until 3am!

The evening entertainment was fantastic with a few great surprises thrown in which we really appreciated, as did our guests. There was a great variety of music and the dance floor got really busy which is always the sign of a good time!

If we could do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing and that is thanks to this amazing team.
Stuart Sent on 14/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

Our wedding day at the Morritt was absolutely perfect. Getting married at 4pm, we thought it might be a bit tight and things might get rushed but Johnathon and the rest of the staff made sure that the day ran so smoothly and everyone had an amazing time. The venue looked stunning - we got married outside and it looked beautiful. After the ceremony there was a bbq which went down extremely well with our guests, washed down by quite a few drinks at the bar and a proper party! My new wife and I loved every second. Thank you to the Morritt for making our day so special!
Kelly Sent on 03/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for our dream wedding!

We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better venue for our special day. Everything was perfect from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble for Johnathon and his team, we would 100% recommend the Morritt as a wedding venue!
Anonymous Sent on 12/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect, Magical day

A quick note to say thank you all so much for everything that everyone did for us on our wedding day at The Morritt, we had the most perfect, magical day and we loved every second!
Helen Sent on 20/09/2006
5 out of 5 rating

First class - my perfect day was perfect!

I had the pleasure of getting married at The Morritt Arms on 05/11/05 and our wedding day was perfect! The staff were all polite and attentive without being intrusive, the service and attention to detail was second to non and the food was excellent.
All our guests commented on the warm, homely feel of the hotel we had all the log fires lit which made it feel very cosy and we were all able to relax as if we were at home.
They only cater for one wedding at a time and we had the use of the whole hotel which meant we could come and go as we pleased and weren''t being rushed out of the way to make room for another wedding party.
HIGHLY recommend it as a wedding venue or first night hotel.
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