Your North East Wedding - November/December 2023 (Issue 59)

Spotlight on... DURHAM AND AROUND SEAHAM HALL, SR7 7AG 01915 161 400 | Seaham Hall is a Georgian country house hotel that dates back to 1791. Over the years, the house has seen many owners, but in 1985, it was converted into a hotel. It was acquired by an independent hospitality group in 2012 and became the striking building we see today. Rich in heritage and decorated in a contemporary style, the property is home to a collection of bedrooms, each one different from the next, but all featuring luxuries and unbeatable views. There are two fabulous restaurants. The Dining Room, headed up by chef Damian Broom, serves dishes inspired by the rugged North Sea and glorious Durham countryside. While the pan-Asian restaurant, Ozone, is where you can sample warming curries, vibrant stir-fries, and tempting tapas selections in a theatrical setting. Celebrate in style Whether your guest list is two or 122, Seaham Hall can accommodate your big day. The Annabella Room can hold up to 20 of your nearest and dearest. This room has modern facilities and is tucked away in a quiet corner of the hotel. With floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of natural daylight and views over the fabulous gardens, the space is perfect for intimate celebrations and private dining. Located on the ground floor of the main house, The Ballroom has direct access to the south-facing terrace and spectacular views of the stunning grounds. This room is wonderful for weddings of up to 100 loved ones. Adjacent to The Ballroom is a private bar, making this ideal for a breakout area or drinks and canapés. A bright space offering panoramic views of the grounds, The Garden Room features a top-quality smart TV, integrated AV, and a tele-adapt media hub. This room is ideal for a variety of events, including arrival drinks and dinner with up to 30 friends and family. We love... The award-winning Serenity Spa is an inspiring wellness retreat that draws influence from Far Eastern healing rituals. New for 2023 is the Blue Health Spa and Wellness Package, part of Seaham Hall’s ongoing commitment to harnessing the mental and physical benefits associated with close proximity to the coast. The new packages and treatments have been carefully formulated, taking inspiration from the hotel’s stunning surroundings and the natural landscapes of the Durham Heritage Coast. Seaham Hall offers a range of day and overnight spa experiences to choose from, perfect for some pre-wedding pampering. 15 DURHAM & AROUND VENUES