The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

£400 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 60
21 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Once upon a time a Twelfth century Abbot's Priory, The Lord Crewe Arms of today is just as it began; humble, honest, and never overstated.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
£400 for wedding in The Gatehouse for a maximum of 18 people. £3,000 for weekend venue hire for a maximum of 60 guests.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
£47 per person for wedding feast. Includes half a bottle of wine per person on the table and 1 glass of fizz for toasts, prices vary depending on drinks.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

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


Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
On-Site Parking
Marquee Permitted
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Outdoor Reception Space
Open Flame Permitted
Full Description
An Eleventh Century Abbot’s Guest House with vaulted rooms, flagstone floors, the biggest winter roaring fires and glorious summer gardens perched perfectly on top of the North Pennine moors; what more do you want for your big day? Let us add a dose of our famous northern hospitality, great ale, ‘good’ wines, and some delicious country food; local, garden-fresh and bespoke to you… In a building that’s so unique a wedding at The Lord Crewe Arms can only be bespoke and tailor-made to the wishes of our bride and groom. So, whether you want the run of the place with music and dancing, or an intimate wedding breakfast with just the closest of friends; we will help you create a day that is as memorable as its setting. With a personal wedding coordinator on hand for the ins and outs and Chef Hicks in the kitchen cooking up a culinary storm it can’t get any better than this.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chloe Dawe
Welcome to The Crewe, we are thrilled you are thinking of spending your special day with us. Myself and Megan are here for any questions you may have and we would love to show you around our beautiful location.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Sue and James
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
A Perfect Wedding Weekend
Hi Megan, Chloe and Team, I write to say a huge thank you to the whole team at The Crewe for making our wedding the very special event that I hoped it would be. We loved every single second of our time at The Lord Crewe over the 2 days – as did our guests. All of them said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and for that I thank you all for making that happen. The facilities are just amazing, the ambiance of the whole place is second to none, and all of the staff are a credit to the organisation - Professional, friendly, accommodating, personable – the list is endless. The quality of the food over the whole weekend was first class – and again this was commented on by all of the guests. We have always loved The Lord Crewe, and I suspect all of our guests now feel the same as it was a first visit for many of them. We hope to see you again soon. Love from Sue & James
Alex and Christy
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
Dream Team
Dear Crewe, Thank you for making our wedding weekend truly special. Chloe and Megan aka the dream team, a special thanks for your support throughout.
Katherine H
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Wonderful Wedding Experience
I decided to hold my wedding here last year. I'm so pleased I chose this venue. The location, accommodation, food, staff and even the weather were no less than perfect! We had our service in the Bishops Dining Room and our wedding breakfast in the Hilyard room. The staff went above and beyond their duties to ensure our day was perfect. The accommodation fitted our needs as there were families with young children, couples and other family members catered for overnight with a lovely breakfast the next day. Everyone was made to feel very welcome and the whole experience from our initial enquiry, through the planning stages to our big day was a relaxed friendly one. I would recommend all aspects.....dining, staying there and if you are thinking of celebrating you wedding in a lovely country setting, then look no further than the Lord Crewe Arms
Ali and Andy
Happy couple Married on August
June 2022
You were all simply wonderful!
Rebecca, Emily and to all staff involved in our wedding on Thursday. Andy and I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you. You were all simply wonderful. You couldn’t have done more for us to give us the most fantastic day. It went smoothly and was happy and chilled throughout which is exactly what we wanted- but I’m sure you were all running around in the background, working so hard to make it so smooth and chilled for our families and friends. Thank you for all of your effort. We can’t wait to come back to our Crewe as normal guests and enjoy the place over and over. With love and huge thanks
Hayley and Michael
Happy couple Married on July
June 2022
Thank You
Firstly, a massive thank you from (us and) Debbi. We can honestly say she’s never been more looked after than she was for her entire stay at the Lord Crewe. The chef(s), the bartenders and all the staff went above and beyond! We’re sure it was a bit of a challenge for the chef thinking about what food would be suitable for her to eat! She never wants to be a burden to anyone, so thank you for making her feel like you really wanted to cater for her and give her a great Lord Crewe experience! A special thank you to the bartender who made the cocktails, in her 60 years on this planet, she hasn’t been able to have a cocktail, let alone two!! We cannot begin to tell you how much it means to us both that you were able to make them for her!! As we said before, she doesn’t want to be a burden, so it already meant so much for you to use her ice to make the cocktails, but to make the syrup using her water is just unbelievable!! Thank you to Rebecca, who was with us through our Covid cancellation and has been so accommodating to all our ideas and requests! Emily, thank you for stepping in when Rebecca fell ill and for taking the time to go through every inch of our wedding to make sure you everything was covered! And an even bigger thank you for suggesting that we could have the wedding outside! It completely transformed our ceremony and day! The whole setting was so beautiful and of course it meant that our guests didn’t have to wear masks! All the staff were so friendly, attentive, but not over bearing. You all made it feel like a ‘normal’ wedding! Everything was so laid back and ran smoothly. It was perfect.
Location & Contact Details


The Square, Consett, Northumberland, DH8 9SP, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Riding Mill

Nearest Airport

Newcastle International Airport

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (4)

The Good Hotel Guide 2017- Editor's Choice Award
Britain's Best Sporting Pub 2015 & 2016
The Good Hotel Guide 2016- Inn of the Year
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Venues

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All our weddings are special in their own way, it would be impossible to choose one.

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

Ask away! There is no such thing as a stupid question.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Our Crewe treacle cured salmon, potato pancake, pickled cucumber

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our location Blanchland, the honey-stone village with the rightful reputation as one of the prettiest villages in the north of England.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our 'Crewe' are fundamental to the smooth running of all our weddings and they will go out of their way to ensure everyone is having the best time.