The Ceremony


The 13th Century Medieval Hall can hold a maximum of 80 guests including you and your partner for a beautifully unique wedding ceremony.

This is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding ceremony with lots of history and charm. Crook Hall & Gardens provides you with use of our chairs and lace sashes with no additional costs. Using lots of candles and fairy lights which sit across the beams of the Medieval Building you don’t need to add much more to this beautiful room. Additional decoration is entirely up to you as we love to create unique and individual wedding days.

The Medieval Hall is the centre of our venue and can also host your wedding breakfast and the evening celebrations. Crook Hall and Gardens is exclusive to our couples so you can make the most of our house and gardens.


An outdoor wedding venue in Durham City

Love the Outdoors? Crook Hall & Gardens gives you the option to use our stunning Gazebo for an amazing outdoor wedding ceremony. With the perfect surrounding gardens and the most magical woodland aisle this is a stunning setting for your ceremony. We can hold up to 80 guests including you and your partner and Crook Hall & Gardens provides you with use of our chairs and their lace sashes. If the weather changes, do not worry, as we have our Woodland Canopy and Medieval Hall as a plan B.

Feel free to decorate the Gazebo how you wish, and we will dress it for you. Line the woodland aisle with bunting and pom poms or leave the magic down to the gorgeous flowers.

The woodland aisle offers the perfect space to throw confetti as we head to the next space to enjoy your reception drinks.

If you choose another area to hold your ceremony you can still use the Gazebo later in the day for either cutting the wedding cake or listening to your speeches. It also has a fantastic spot to relax over the moat pool with a drink, or a little play on our swing.


Our Wedding venue has a brand new area – The Woodland Canopy.

If you wish to hold your wedding outside in the warmer months no matter the weather, then we have the perfect solution for you. Hold your ceremony for up to 80 guests including you and your partner in our Woodland Canopy with the benefit of being outside surrounded by our stunning gardens while being fully sheltered.


Photographs taken by Sean Elliott, Forget Me Knot Images, Paul Liddlement, Angela Waites, Helen Russell, Chris Parkinson, Vanessa Adams, Nev Chambers and Daz Mack.