Your North East Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 53)

LINDEN HALL HOTEL, GOLF & SPA 01670 500 007 | Nestled in 450 acres of private grounds, Linden Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa is the perfect country house hotel. Offering you the charm of a Grade II listed Georgian manor house with a thrilling golf course and fullyequipped spa, the venue was originally built for Charles William Bigge in 1812, with many original features adding elegance to every event held on the magnificent grounds. Add to that the 50 bedrooms for your guests to bed down in, plus supreme cuisine and a dedicated team, and you can be rest assured you and your loved ones can enjoy a fully immersive experience, safe in the knowledge that every detail has been taken care of. For smaller soirees of up to 20, the manor’s intimate Conservatory provides spectacular views, while the Drawing Room features dual aspect windows and can accommodate 45 guests. The Adamson Suite is also available, hosting up to 120 for ceremonies and boasting rustic wood beams adorned with fairy lights. The largest space for receptions is the Bigge Suite, a former coach house accommodating up to 200 and with double doors that open up to the outside as well as a private bar where you can enjoy cocktails with loved ones. There’s also the Drawing Room, with its grand piano and chandelier, that can host up to 40, while the Liddell can cater for up to 30 people for a rustic wedding breakfast. ROCKLIFFE HALL 01325 729999 | Dating back to the 1800s, Rockliffe Hall is a beautiful red brick 18th century Victorian mansion that’s been transformed in to a five-star hotel. Couples choosing to wed at Rockliffe have the best of both worlds. Picture high ceilings and original features and décor in the Old Hall, contrasting perfectly with the contemporary and airy Rockliffe Suite. All set within a 375 acre estate on the banks of the River Tees, this five-star resort offers an exquisite choice of settings for wedding celebrations. There’s even a newly-restored Walled Kitchen Garden, featuring freshly grown produce, and flower beds bursting with colour all year round. The Rockliffe Suite is the perfect ceremony space for up to 150 guests. The largest conference and banqueting suite in the resort, it features a marble-pillared entrance hall, ivy-covered garden arch, its own private entrance, outdoor terrace, gardens, kitchen, lounge, fully licensed bar – and a possible four adjoining syndicate rooms! There’s also the Morning Room (50 guests); located in the heart of the Old Hall, this elegant room has feature windows overlooking the gardens. Receptions are then held back in the Rockliffe Suite for up to 150, where the in-house team of chefs can provide your party with your ideal menu, from traditional Italian antipasti and small plates, to outdoor fire pits, hog roasts and more. 25 THEMED VENUES