Crook Hall and Gardens

Up to 80
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
We would be delighted if you decide to hold your special day here at Crook Hall & Gardens (Durham City, North East). Our venue is a very beautiful, exclusive (and romantic!) place to get married.
Pricing & Costs
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Open Flame Permitted
City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
We would be delighted if you decide to hold your special day here at Crook Hall & Gardens (Durham City, North East). Our venue is a very beautiful, exclusive (and romantic!) place to get married. You and your guests would have exclusive use of the Hall and Gardens for the whole day. We are able to offer ceremonies both inside our Grade I listed Medieval Hall or outside in our Wedding Gazebo, which is situated in the 5 acres of beautiful gardens. We also now have the option of our rustic Woodland Canopy, which allows an outdoor ceremony and reception should the weather not be on your side. We are licensed for up to 80 daytime guests. We have various options to suit all budgets, including an all-inclusive option or a bespoke day in which you are welcome to use external caterers. Either way, all our weddings are exclusively tailor made for each couple. We are very happy to help you plan your day – because of the historic layout of the Hall and Gardens, there are numerous ideas to make your exclusive wedding day really magical! A candle lit ceremony in the Medieval Hall or in the beautiful gardens, champagne by the Moat Pool, speeches in the Jacobean Room, photos in the orchard - the possibilities are endless. If you would like further information or would like to call round and discuss possibilities, feel free to get in touch. You are welcome to book in for a viewing appointment anytime we are open to the public.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jayne
We're delighted you're considering Crook Hall & Gardens as your wedding venue! Our dedicated wedding team would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our venue via phone or email. However, we would recommend you book in for a viewing appointment with one of our wedding coordinators to really get a feel of the atmosphere of the Hall and Gardens - photos can't capture the beauty of this hidden gem, nestled in the heart of Durham city centre.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wayne and jen
Happy couple Married on November
November 2018
Our venue
The staff are a friendly and the grounds are breathtaking. The whole venue is lit up like a fairytale and looks amazingly beautiful.
Emily & Robert
Happy couple Married on September
November 2018
Perfect September wedding
Not only is this venue beautiful, the perfect place to enjoy the day both inside the building and outside in the gardens, but staff were so welcoming and accommodating to both us and our guests. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Location & Contact Details


Sidegate, Durham, County Durham, DH1 5SZ, England

Travel Notes

Crook Hall and Gardens is nestled away by the riverside, just outside of Durham City Center. Follow Sidegate along past the Radisson hotel and you will find us on your left.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Your North East Wedding

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We aim to make each wedding the best it could possibly be for each couple, so we couldn't choose just one!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Plan your day for you, your guests will have more fun if you're enjoying yourselves!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

I always love to see family wedding photographs through the generations - it really brings together a family wedding and makes a great talking point.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Beautiful, Historic, Characteristic, Charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have so many great photo spots, but a personal favourite is on the Cathedral Lawn.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, but every couple & their guests are equally important to us.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our signature honey-mustard cocktail sausages are delicious.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A sweet table!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

As the Hall itself spans 3 different time periods, to see Medieaval, Jacobean & Georgian influences through one building is wonderful.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Being part of someone's wedding day is such an honour, as you're creating a fantastic memory for life.