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Here in the UK, we are very lucky to have so many beautiful country houses which are perfect for a fairytale wedding! From ceremonies in the orangery to receptions in the ballroom, country house weddings are exquisite and picturesque. See some of the country's best stately homes in County Durham here...

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Redworth Hall Hotel Wedding Venue

One Wedding One Day at Redworth Hall Hotel giving you exclusive access to your perfect day

46 reviews

County Durham, Co.Durham

£3,440 - £6,825

40-180 guests

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Lumley Castle Hotel Wedding Venue

Castle Wedding Venue

82 reviews

County Durham, Chester-le-Street

£2,500 - £7,550

6-500 guests

Beamish Hall Hotel Weddings

Picturesque Countryside Wedding Venue in the Heart of County Durham

31 reviews

County Durham, Stanley

£5,295 - £17,595

10-350 guests

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Hall Garth Hotel Wedding Venue

A Beautiful Hotel Durham Wedding Venue

County Durham, Darlington

£1,700 - £16,000

2-150 guests

The Priests House

A truly historic venue in the Yorkshire Dales near Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire

22 reviews

North Yorkshire, Skipton

£1,000 - £10,000

85 guests

Rushpool Hall

Rushpool Hall is a beautiful 19th Century Manor House

55 reviews

North Yorkshire, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

£4,450 - £10,450

180 guests

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Hackness Grange House Hotel

Unique, Picturesque Wedding Venue in Scarborough, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, Scarborough

£4,550 - £8,950

200 guests

The Marine Hotel Wedding Venue

Wedding venue in County Durham.

County Durham, Seaton Carew

£POA

120 guests

Wynyard Hall a Stately Home Wedding Venue

Countryside, Stately Home Weddings in Cleveland

County Durham, Cleveland

£7,000 - £35,000

2-650 guests

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If you are wanting a country wedding in County Durham , you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant stately home wedding venue.

Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always dreamed of tying the knot in a picture gallery or orangery before heading to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in County Durham sounds like the perfect venue for you.

As country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with stunning decor like roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.

With many country houses in County Durham being set in stunning grounds you will find plenty of options for stunning wedding photography. Many stately homes have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, with many wonderful features like lakes, flower gardens and distinctive fountains and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.

Being out in the countryside not only means that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The peaceful setting and views over the countryside make your wedding in County Durham a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Country house hotels and stately home wedding venues are perfect for you if:

  • You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
  • You want an outdoor element to your reception
  • Light and airy spaces appeal to you
  • You want a variety of locations for your photos
  • You need a small amount of luxury accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions on Country House and Stately Home Wedding Venues in County Durham

What would it cost to have a wedding in a country house venue?

As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! An extravagant budget isn't essential to get your own country house in County Durham for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. Country home venues are ideal for winter weddings, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.

Is it possible to have exclusive use of a country house in County Durham for the whole wedding weekend?

You will find that there are plenty of country house wedding venues and stately homes that will provide you with exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want a luxurious weekend of exclusivity for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the perfect wedding weekend for you. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in County Durham using our venue filters.

If I'm having a country house wedding what type of wedding dress should I wear?

Country houses in County Durham come with plenty of original features, such as grand stairways, impressive statues and glittering chandeliers. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Floor length veils, impressive trains and princess gowns look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Lace fabrics and vintage details are perfectly suited, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream country house in County Durham on Guides for Brides.

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