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Are you looking for a Wedding Reception Venue in County Durham, County Durham? We recommend you to consider one of 278 venues available in our catalogue.
#1

Restaurant DH1

The Avenue, DH1 4DX, Durham, County Durham
Restaurant DH1 is lucky enough to be housed in a beautiful, old building, on a hill overlooking Durham city. The building, Farnley Tower, was built by a local architect in 1870 as his own private residence. Over the years the building has had many guises and after undergoing extensive restoration in 1998, Farnley Tower reopened in its current form as a 4 star guest house. Restaurant DH1 opened its doors in March 2014; the realisation of a dream for its current owners.

The restaurant occupies Farnley Tower’s lower floor and can seat around 22 diners. We offer fine dining at an affordable price, in cosy, friendly surroundings. At Restaurant DH1 we are proud of the food that we serve and the service which we provide and we aim to offer our customers a special dining experience every time that they visit. We hope to help create some memorable evenings for each and every one of our guests, whether they are spending time with family, friends or loved ones.
#2

Durham Castle

Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW, Durham, County Durham
Up to 200 guests
If you want a fairytale feel to your wedding day, consider celebrating your wedding at Durham Castle.

Durham Castle offers an exquisite venue for both daytime and evening wedding receptions, offering an exciting blend of heritage and splendour, superb food and outstanding service, with only one wedding taking place per day. The impressive Great Hall, which dates back to 1248, can hold wedding breakfasts from 80 to 200 guests, with arrival drinks in the stunning Courtyard of the Castle, or in the historic surroundings of the Tunstall Gallery. If you want a more intimate celebration, the Senate Room is available and that hosts up to 40. Durham Castle can also offer en-suite accommodation for your guests. The staff at the Castle have a wealth of experience in catering for the most prestigious events, ensuring the quality of service will match the unrivalled setting.


Durham Castle is also licenced for civil ceremonies and can offer both indoor and outdoor ceremonies on site from 20 to 120 guests. The ceremonies are non-religious but legally binding and offered to all couples.


Larger weddings (over 50) can take place during University holidays only. Smaller, more intimate, weddings from 20-50 can be held all year round.


• Up to 200 guests

• 47 en suite bedrooms

• Two suites

• Historical venue - dating back to 1248

• Outdoor locations for photos

• Only one wedding per day
#3

The Cellar Door

41 Saddler St, DH1 3NU, Durham, County Durham
Passion. It is quite often impossible to summarise the experience created within a restaurant with just one word. Passion. Passion to produce the best food possible with the freshest and finest ingredients we can scour the world to find. Passion to strive to be the best. Passion to ensure that our customers remember. Passion to cater for people from all walks of life and give them a lasting memory of our restaurant.

We’re not going to tell you about how we have stunning river views with outdoor dining set in a 13th Century cellar conversion. We’re not going to bore you with how difficult we are to find. We want you to come here, seek us out, walk down those narrow steps, be surprised by what lies beneath and leave wishing you had found us sooner. We’re not perfect, we’re not the best in the world, but we strive to be the best we can and evolve every day, so come join us on our journey.
#4

Durham Fat Buddha

6B, 6C, Walkergate, DH1 1SQ, Durham, County Durham
Ramside Hall is home to some of the very best restaurants in Durham, from our signature Rib Room steakhouse and grill serving up a range of delicious meat dishes through to our award-winning Fusion restaurant producing an intoxicating array of Pan-Asian cuisine. You can also dine at our famous Pemberton’s Carvery which includes a roast every day along with a vast choice of fresh vegetables. For a lighter bite in relaxed surroundings, our clubhouse serves a wide range of sandwiches and burgers or you can even enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in one of our many lounges.
#5

Head of Steam Durham

3 Reform Place, North Road, DH1 4RZ, Durham, County Durham
The Head of Steam is Durham’s best kept secret and home to the finest selection of beers, ales and spirits from around the world. We’re all about great tunes and an atmosphere to match. Home cooked food is served every day with Sunday lunch cooking up a storm from 12 till 4.

Want to pay us a visit? You can reach us by any bus travelling into Durham City Centre or train.
#6

Gala Theatre & Cinema

1 Millennium Place,, DH1 1WA, Durham, County Durham
Gala offers the very best in entertainment, attracting some of the country’s leading theatre companies, comedians, bands, musicians and dance performers; and a cinema programme showing the latest blockbusters alongside independent & classic films.
#7

Bill's Durham Restaurant

39 Saddler St, DH1 3NU, Durham, County Durham
At the heart of a characterful conservation area, Bill’s Durham restaurant is in a lovely Grade II listed building. Split level, with a private dining space and a decking area overlooking the river, this is a particularly unique venue. Bill’s Durham restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner.
#8

Durham Masonic Hall

36 Old Elvet, DH1 3HN, Durham, County Durham
Up to 100 guests
Our role is simple, we are here to make organising your wedding day easier and enjoyable.
We will help you create a day that’s truly and uniquely yours. We provide a completely bespoke service that

lets you choose everything from the room layout to the wine list, food to flower arrangements.


Our Wedding Planners are here to offer advice and assistance at every stage,

ensuring no detail is overlooked, and nothing is left to chance.
#9

Zen

Court Ln, DH1 3JS, Durham, County Durham
#10

Crook Hall

Frankland Ln, Sidegate, DH1 5SZ, Durham, County Durham
The 13th century Grade I listed Medieval hall in Durham City provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens. Visitors from all over the world come to share in the timeless magic of Crook Hall and leave inspired by these idyllic English themed gardens. Soak up the atmosphere over a home-made cream tea in the pretty courtyard or in front of a log fire in the Georgian dining room. The gardens are just a short walk from Durham City’s bustling market place. Country Life described the Hall as having “history, romance and beauty”, and it’s just waiting to capture your heart.
#11

The Town House

34 Old Elvet, DH1 3HN, Durham, County Durham
The Town House is an opulent Grade II-Listed Georgian town house located in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. The 18th century town house has 11 bespoke bedrooms, each offering a very different experience, including three exclusive rooms in the garden with their own private hot tub.
This really is the perfect indulgence in a romantic break right in the heart of the city, with Durham Cathedral and the 11th-century castle within 10 minutes' walk, should you decide to leave the room.


Alongside the vibrant cocktail bar, The Town House Restaurant serves locally sourced food, specialising in steaks and seafood. Light lunches are also available and guests can enjoy a drink on the garden terrace.
#12

Belmont Parish Hall

Broomside La, DH1 2QR, Durham, County Durham
The Hall is a friendly and vibrant community building, its purpose is to encourage, develop and promote social participation and community well being, by:

Providing flexible meeting space for use by local community and volunteer groups, including regular activities for children and adults.


Offering an ideal venue for family parties, wedding receptions, conferences or other get-togethers.

Situated in the grounds of St Mary Magdalene Church in Belmont, the Hall is very much a focal point for the communities of Belmont and Carrville, yet is within easy reach of Durham City Centre, with good public transport links and close to the A690 and A1(M).
#13

Old Cinema Launderette & Bar

Marshall Terrace, 38, DH1 2HX, Durham, County Durham
#14

Ramside Hall

Carrville, DH1 1TD, Durham, County Durham
£525
Up to 400 guests
There is an option to suit all at Ramside Hall, from an intimate wedding for just a handful of guests to a lavish affair for hundreds. Versatility is the key with an exciting blend of tradition and contemporary styles, the function suites can be configured in numerous ways to suit weddings of all sizes. Set in the heart of County Durham, with picturesque backdrops, superb food and an award-winning spa, our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your wedding day exceeds your expectation and will be one to remember.

All of our wedding packages can be tailored to suit the exact requirements of each couple, as we believe every wedding day should be a totally unique and personal experience. Every last detail will be taken care of from pre-wedding day treatments in our spa right through to making sure all your guests have a fantastic night in one of our 127 bedrooms. Nobody in the North East does wedding days quite like Ramside Hall, combining one of the region’s finest venues with fantastic value for money wedding packages..


• Durham's highest rated AA and 4 star hotel on TripAdvisor

• Set within 350 acres of private grounds and surrounded by two 18 hole Championship golf courses

• Extensive gardens

• Personal service with dedicated wedding planner

• The hotel offers a total of 127 individually decorated bedrooms

• The Summer Marquee is situated in the gardens and is available from May to September for beautiful weddings
#15

Hallgarth Manor

The Manor House, Pittington,, DH6 1AB, Durham, County Durham
WELCOME TO HALLGARTH THE MANOR HOUSE, DURHAM

Join us for a luxury getaway to the North East of England in our newly refurbished 16th century country house hotel. Make yourselves comfortable and experience everything Hallgarth has to offer, from 4 star accommodation and relaxed dining to bespoke weddings and exclusive use gatherings. Think you know Hallgarth? Just wait until you see us now...


Think back to the day you first met the person you’ve chosen to spend your life with. Did you know straight away? Or did your love grow over time?


What we’ve learned over the years of hosting weddings is that everyone experiences love a little differently. It’s these differences that we want to bring to your special day.


Our dedicated team of wedding planners are here every step of the way to help you create an unforgettable celebration that reflects everything you are, both individually and together.
#16

Three Horseshoes

Running Waters, DH1 2SR, Durham, County Durham
Our comfortable restaurant offers a wide range of food ranging from mixed grills, griddled steaks, seafood and more. We also have a frequently changing specials board, which offers a range of our tempting speciality dishes, plus some great value meal deals. Our Chef cooks all dishes in house, frequently complimented on his delicious, juicy steaks, all served with real homemade chunky chips, onion rings, mushrooms and salad.

On Sundays, we serve a traditional Sunday lunch with a choice of 3 roasts or Chicken Breast, homemade Yorkshire pudding, three vegetables, roast and mashed potatoes and REAL gravy!


You can view our current menu below*


Not looking for a bit to eat? Our bar serves a wide variety of ales, spirits and wines as well as a selection of soft drinks. Call in at any time!
#17

Coxhoe Village Hall

Front Street East, Coxhoe, DH6 4DB, Durham, County Durham
Coxhoe Village Hall is a vitally important, established and real community hub which is providing a fantastic service to our local community

The Village Hall is effectively a true community facility and was gifted to the community last century. It is now run by a largely young and vibrant Management Committee for the charitable trust. The Management Committee have done a magnificent job in keeping making significant improvements to the Hall since taking over its running a couple of years ago . The Management Committee have set out from day one to bring the Hall into the 21st Century and provide a sustainable future. They have sought out and implemented plans to move forward and through hard work and securing available grant aid are well down the path of achieving their vision. There have been key improvements to the building including redecoration, new lighting and very importantly a new efficient and effective heating system. From September 2015, the Management Committee have been able to take on a part time manager, Claire Anderson, who is now helping the Village Hall to improve even further.
#18

Park View Community Association

Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3PZ, Durham, County Durham
The Dining Hall is a bright, heated large area which could be used for a whole host of activities, ranging from formal dining to dance and fitness related sessions. Catering, both formal and informal, can be provided in this area and licenced events could be held.
#19

Holiday Inn Washington

Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1LB, Washington, Tyne and Wear
£1300
Up to 80 guests
If you are looking to get married in the Washington area, the Holiday Inn Washington provides an appealing venue in which to mark the ceremony and ensuing celebrations. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the town, our attractive grounds make for a pleasant backdrop for your photographs.

Convenient road links make our hotel easy to find. There is plentiful free parking for your guests and preferential bedroom rates are available for those travelling from further afield. Our resourceful and accommodating team of events staff at the Washington hotel can help you build the perfect package for your big day.


The Beamish Suite


The superb Beamish Suite is versatile and perfect for you to create your own personal touch. It has fantastic unique features that suit all.


Can accommodate up to 80 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 100 guests for an evening Reception.

Plenty of Natural daylight

Fully air conditioned

Situated on the Ground floor

Portable dance floor


Traders Restaurant


The Charming Traders Restaurant is light and airy and is fantastic for that relaxed atmosphere.


Can accommodate up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast, and up to 150 guests for the evening reception.

It is located on the Ground floor

Alongside the Bar and Lounge

Direct access to our Patio Area; ideal for a drinks reception!


• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships

• Excellent selection of packages to suit all budgets

• Can cater for up to 150 guests

• Stunning greenery for your wedding photos

• Reduced accommodation rates for your overnight guests
#20

Park Head Country Hotel & Restaurant

New Coundon, Bishop Auckland, Co. ., DL14 8QB, Durham, County Durham
Welcome to the Park Head Hotel & Bishops Grill
A family run hotel, grill, conferencing & events venue situated in the heart of County Durham.

Renowned for it's friendly atmosphere, service & delicious, locally sourced home made food.

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