The Manor House is a magnificent place to be married or to hold your wedding reception. It is situated on the village green at the centre of this beautiful unspoilt County Durham small town with the impressive St Edmunds Church opposite and the pubs, shops and cafés close by on the high street.
The Manor House is registered for civil marriages and civil partnerships and it is an exceptional venue for a unique and special occasion where you can have exclusive hire for the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Our unique rooms include The Old Court Room where once magistrates would preside is now where eighty guests can be seated in comfort to witness your special occasion, dine in luxury or dance the night away to celebrate your wedding. The Freville Room, named for Nicholas Freville who is thought to have built the Manor House in the early 1700’s is an intimate and beautiful location for up to thirty guests and it makes a special bar for your guests to enjoy a relaxing drink during your big day. The stunning Grand Staircase with the backdrop of the magnificent Palladian Venetian window and views to East Park can accommodate forty guests and makes for a special location for special ceremony. The Georgian Reception Hall is an elegant and light filled space for your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast and comfortably accommodates seventy. The Gallery, flanked by period balustrades basks in light from the Venetian window and can accommodate thirty for an intimate ceremony or for socialising from the Freville Room bar.
For your big day you will arrive by car or coach to the grand listed gates at our front entrance and climb the historic stone steps to our feature front door before entering the Georgian Hall where your guests have arrived for your ceremony or reception. From that moment you will be in the magnificent surroundings of the Manor House.
We can offer a range of packages for your big day whether you require simply a ceremony or reception after a local wedding or if you want a whole package from a drinks reception to the evening reception including the ceremony and the wedding breakfast. The choice is yours.