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On since 2022

Last update: October 2023

BRAND NEW FOR SPRING 2024!! Whitworth is a large wedding venue located in County Durham. This estate is home to a stunning deer park and will be transformed by the creators of award-winning wedding venues Newton Hall, Le Petit Chateau and their latest edition, Runa Farm. For those who want to wed surrounded by nature, this property could be the ideal choice for you.

Imagine your wedding; a glittering and absolutely unforgettable experience suffused with
extravagant glamour and sophisticated elegance. A dazzling adventure drenched in luxury and matchless beauty at a secret escape veiled in passion and romance.

This is Whitworth – lavish mansion, skyline-silver lake, intimate wedding chapel, and acres of
parkland roamed by deer which whisper among ancient trees. This is a world where timeless style meets contemporary allure, a seductive combination of the exceptional and the exquisitely personal, the flirtatious and the delightfully serendipitous.

Whether you seek a celebration that is daringly different or tastefully traditional, your Whitworth wedding is quintessentially yours. An astonishing world of opulence and splendour where the turn of every corner reveals a new and unexpected enchantment – the place where the extraordinary comes to life.

Your Whitworth wedding… create a sensation.

Extended Wedding Celebrations

Why consider a two or three day celebration?

1. Your extended stay could be completely free for you the happy couple.
2. Spend more quality time with your family & friends, one of life’s great luxuries.
3. Make your weddings celebrations even more unique & the most talked about in town, our extended stay
opportunities are truly endless.
4. We are the leading industry experts so we guarantee you will have the most amazing and memorable time.

What’s that saying when it comes to celebrating?
...go big or go home!

Facilities and Capacity

An intimate Grade II listed country house is the romantic heart of the estate surrounded by a private Deer park, its historic splendour combined with a bold, romantic and fantastical interior that makes Whitworth Estate the perfect choice for an luxurious enchanted wedding. Ideal for large or intimate wedding parties and fun-filled drinks receptions, it’s unique among wedding venues in Durham and North Yorkshire. Memorable food and drink can also be shared and enjoyed in the heart and soul of the estate with their chefs creating remarkable feasts influenced by their surroundings. Whether you desire something tastefully traditional or daringly different this site's in-house chefs will deliver everything from vintage tea parties to nine-course fine dining banquets.


This estate offers 29 gorgeous boutique bedrooms. These sophisticated suites offer everything you need for a great night's sleep. Here, you can rest easy and wake up to the sight of deers from your bedroom window.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at Whitworth, their events staff will be on-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They will take a leading role in the complete setup and takedown of all event decorations, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters. A wedding coordinator can also work alongside you to make sure that no stone is left unturned.


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 fairy-tale wedding set in 75 acres of glorious parkland at Lartington Hall 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…

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Large hotel
Unique weddings

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

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
Changing room for wedding guests
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Preferred suppliers

Newton Hall
5.0 out of 5 rating , 149 reviews
· Stately Home
Le Petit Chateau
4.9 out of 5 rating , 85 reviews
· Stately Home
Runa Farm
5.0 out of 5 rating , 17 reviews
· Barn Weddings
As You Like It
4.9 out of 5 rating , 33 reviews
· Bar, Pub and Restaurant
Barrie James Art
5.0 out of 5 rating , 79 reviews
· Entertainment


Stanner's Lane DL16 7QX Spennymoor (Durham)
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