Inspiration | Published on: 31st January 2022
From candlelit dungeons and enchanted woodlands to charming coastal towns and stunning outdoor settings, the Tees Valley can offer a wedding venue with a difference that’s perfect for your big day. Why not walk down the aisle in a historic castle, say “I do” in an Edwardian Theatre or tie the knot aboard the HMS Trincomalee?
Immerse yourself in more than 200 years of naval history by celebrating your special day on board Europe’s oldest warship still afloat – HMS Trincomalee. Soak in the extraordinary atmosphere and impress your guests with Tees Valley’s truly special waterfront wedding venue.
Set sail into married life as you say your vows in the Captain’s Cabin or start your ceremony with a bang on the warship’s fascinating gun deck. Prefer to recite your vows on dry land? Then simply admire the 19th-century warship from The National Museum of The Royal Navy, as you tie the knot in an elegant suite. Make the most of your stunning surroundings by using Hartlepool’s Georgian quayside as an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding photos.
Enjoy the wondrous, tranquil and intimate outdoor space at Baby Moon Camp. Start with a blank canvas and create a bohemian fairytale, go for outdoor festival vibes or choose rustic charm for your special day. Amaze your guests with an unforgettable experience in the enchanted woodland, choose a handfasting ceremony and even bring your dog to witness the big day! Celebrate with a delightful forest feast, before you get competitive and feel the rush of axe throwing. Continue celebrations under the stars and gather round the campfire, before winding down in a charming candlelit yurt.
Walworth Castle, Darlington
You don’t have to be royalty to hold your dream wedding in a 12th-century castle. Nestled among 18 acres of picturesque lawns and woodlands, Walworth Castle is truly fit for a princess. Enjoy exclusive use of the castle’s grounds for photographs, boasting the perfect backdrop of rolling countryside.
Walk down the aisle in front of guests in the 16th century ballroom or get married outdoors with the Grade-I listed castle as your backdrop. If you don’t want to tie the knot under the sun, there’s the option for a unique candlelit ceremony in an authentic dungeon! Take a step back in time as you’re surrounded by stone walls beneath the vaulted ceiling in this quirky, intimate venue.
End your special day with sophistication by heading to the beautifully decorated bridal suite, relax in the double jacuzzi bath before throwing on a fluffy dressing gown and ending your big day in a cosy four-poster bed. Lucky guests can call Walworth Castle home for the night too, as they bed down in rooms that ooze charm and character.
If you do like to be beside the seaside, then you can hold your wedding at The Spa Hotel, in the charming Victorian town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Here you will find the perfect panoramic backdrop for your wedding day, as you overlook Huntcliff and Tees Valley’s dramatic coastline.
Whether you’re looking for an extravagant inclusive package, an intimate gathering or a winter-inspired wedding, there are plenty of options to choose from at The Spa Hotel. Why not go completely unique with a bespoke package, or tie the knot on the terrace with a spectacular view?
Celebrate your nuptials with a stroll along the pleasure pier or walk across Saltburn’s golden sands hand in hand. Step into a stain-glassed carriage together for a romantic ride on Saltburn Cliff Tramway, getting some spectacular wedding shots on your way down.
You’ll really be in the limelight if you start your happily ever after in this beautiful Edwardian theatre. Set the stage (literally) for your special day with a bespoke package, before becoming the stars during the ceremony.
Get hitched in style in the stunning Grade-II listed main auditorium, where guests can watch “the show” in traditional tip-up seats upholstered in luxurious red velvet, before a reception fit for a celebrity.
Experience a Tolkienesque fantasy on your special day by choosing the magical world of North Shire. Whether you walk down the aisle of the enchanted barn or marry at the stone circle, you can enjoy a remarkable experience in a quirky setting. Extend your fairytale with a spellbinding stay in the world’s only Hagrid’s Hut accommodation, while your nearest and dearest hop into the Shire House or get cosy in a Shepherd’s Hut.
Fall in love with our Weddings page for more ideas and inspiration for your big day.
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