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Headlam Hall - Luxury Hotel near Durham & Darlington
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  • Wedding Information
  • Wedding Information

Wedding Information

Information for 2015 - Please remember we only hold one wedding reception a day.

The minimum number for a reception in the Coach House Suite are:

April to October - Friday and Saturday: 80 adult guests, Sunday to Thursday: 60 adult guests

January to March & November - Friday and Saturday: 70 adult guests, Sunday to Thursday: 50 adult guests

The Drawing room is available for smaller receptions Monday to Thursday only (we may accommodate weddings in the Drawing Room over weekends on a short lead basis).

The minimum charges for a reception held at Headlam Hall are:
Food: £38.00 per person
Drinks Package: £20.00 per person
Total minimum spend per person: £58.00

Please note that all evening wedding guests must be catered for. Numbers for an evening reception cannot be more than 50% greater than the number attending the day reception, for example, when 80 guests attend a day reception the max. Number for the evening party is 120. The maximum number of guests allowed for any party is 150. All guests must be by invitation and adhere to a formal dress code.

Facility Hire Charges

Coach House Suite - exclusive use for the afternoon and evening up to the permitted time, including the Stable Lounge and Coach Room Bar. This fee also includes use of the gardens/terrace areas for arrival drinks and photographs plus the provision of our in-house sound and light system with resident DJ, silver cake stand, table place cards, menus and a personal wedding co-ordinator.

April to October - Friday & Saturday: £1000, Sunday to Thursday: £800

January to March & November - Friday & Saturday: £750, Sunday to Thursday: £550

Drawing Room - exclusive use for the afternoon and evening: £400
Music for dancing is not permitted in this room. Max number of diners 44.

NB. Live bands/Entertainment booked to play in the Coach House Suite must have valid Public Liability Insurance to cover their performance and all electric equipment must be PAT tested.

Wedding Party All-In-Drinks Packages

Packages from £20 pp to include - a glass of Pimms or Buck's Fizz on arrival with a top-up, two glasses (175ml) of red or white house wine during the meal and a 125ml glass of French sparkling wine for the toast.

Supplements for Champagne, alternative wine and additional wine are available on request.

Civil Ceremonies

preceding a reception at Headlam Hall (not before 1pm)

Drawing Room up to 44 guests £325

Stable Lounge up to 44 guests £325

Coach House Suite up to 120 guests £425

Prices exclude Registrar's fees.


A complimentary four poster bedroom is available for the Bride and Groom on the night of the reception when attended by 40 guests or more.

14 bedrooms (must include the 9 Coach House rooms) are offered to wedding reception guests with a discount of 10% on Friday & Saturday nights following a reception and 15% Sunday to Thursday night.

NB. Bedroom check-in is from 3pm and check-out by 11am. We are unable to offer early check-in but we do have a guest changing area.

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