Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham
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Rockliffe Hall is a five red star hotel, golf and spa resort set within 375 acres of a beautiful woodland estate on the banks of the River Tees, just outside the pretty village of Hurworth-on-Tees. This wedding venue is one of the UK's most beautiful sites at which to celebrate with a string of accolades to its name including VisitEngland's Large Hotel of the Year and Pride of Britain's Hotel of the Year.
From popping the question to the engagement party, hens, stags and the big day itself, Rockliffe Hall's experienced events team will be with couples every step of the way to help and plan. Choose from the range of different function rooms, indulge in the three different restaurants – The Orangery features in the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants – relax in the award-winning spa, which was refurbished in 2019, and maybe even take to the PGA-accredited golf course. Whether couples want a contemporary or traditional wedding, Rockliffe Hall appreciates every wedding is different and only holds one per day.
Couples are spoilt for choice of multiple spaces for the special day. The Rockliffe Suite is the resort's largest room, offering plenty of natural daylight and elegance, which is perfect for a ceremony and reception space for 170 guests. The room can be split into two smaller areas if required, and a beautiful outdoor terrace leads to landscaped gardens. Drinks receptions are held in the adjoining private lounge, terrace and gardens.The Orangery sits in the heart of the Old Hall and is excellent for ceremonies of up to 120 lovedones. This Victorian, lovingly restored area features high-ceilings and stunning views. This space has a jaw-dropping effect on everyone who walks in – swathed in natural light by day and romantic candlelight by night, once couples saw it, they'll have to get married there.
For a more intimate wedding, The Morning Room is located in the Old Hall and boasts many traditional features and jaw-dropping views – perfect for ceremonies (65) and receptions (50). Room hire for The Morning Room and Drawing Room are included as part of the Old Hall exclusive packages. Or, why not opt for The Old Hall Arches, which features magnificent marble arches and provides a glamorous and gothic setting for civil ceremonies and receptions for 80 people? Beautiful lighting and traditional architectural features will wow guests as couples walk down the stunning staircase into this elegant room.
On the day of the wedding, guests will enjoy a seasonal cocktail or glass of sparkling wine that's served on arrival, three-course wedding breakfast with house wine followed by tea, coffee and petit fours and a glass of sparkling wine to toast the happy couple.
We love... When couples book the venue for their wedding, they'll receive a menu tasting session, Bridal Suite on the night of the wedding, chair covers and a choice of coloured sashes, stationery and toastmaster all included.
Contact: 01325 729 999 | www.rockliffehall.com
Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham DL2 2DU