New venue - Blackton Grange Estate

country farm surrounded by fields on a sunny day Say hello to Blackton Grange Estate, Durham's newest wedding venue and celebration estate. Entirely yours for two nights or more, you can make your celebrations as unique as you are with no packages, no corkage and 100% flexibility!

Set within 11 acres of designated dark skies wilderness, the dry hire approach allows you to put your own stamp on every element of your big day, allowing you to choose whichever food and drink suppliers you wish. If that sounds a little overwhelming, the venue also has an amazing list of recommended businesses to choose from. Your wedding comes with a dedicated coordinator to make your day stress-free – plus there's accommodation for up to 18 friends and family in the newly-renovated farmhouse!

Prices start from £5,750 for two day/night hire, including exclusive use of the entire estate, accommodation, licensed wedding barn and dining space for 70, evening party space for 90, and wedding coordinator. Check out for more info.

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