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A former country seat of the squires of Sedgefield, ‘Herdewyk’ has a lively story to tell, with the original estate dating from 1183 and the Manor from 1435.

Once an ambling local hostelry with ‘a certain air’ marked by parties, good living, fine ladies and true gentlemen; Hardwick has been transformed into a sumptuously appointed hotel with outstanding facilities.

Nestling in the beautiful County Durham countryside with breath-taking views of the Country Park Lake and Serpentine, the hotel provides the perfect venue for your wedding.


The hotel is a licensed venue for Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships. We can accommodate ceremonies from 10 guests to 500 guests with the choice of Suites.

A choice of red or ivory carpet creates an aisle down the length of the chosen Suite with comfortable seating for your guests and Civil Ceremony music playing in the background chosen by the happy couple. As the license holder, the hotel provides a licensed representative to organise the guests on the day and to be present during the service.


At the hotel we pride ourselves in giving you the most memorable, relaxed and enjoyable day.

Our dedicated team of wedding coordinators have the experience and knowledge to guide you through each stage of planning, whether it is a simple question or advice on preferred suppliers, or questions about the flow of your wedding day; we are here for you. Red carpet at the entrance of your chosen function suite, stunning grounds for your photographs, a venue with a story to tell.  We are flexible to work to your requirements to help create your dream Wedding and nothing is too much trouble.  We are the venue who will try new things for you.



For Wedding guests looking to stay at Hardwick Hall Hotel, please contact reservations at or call 01740 620 253




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We are always happy to help with Wedding day plans, please complete the enquiry form below and we will assist in any way we can.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01740 620 253 or email us at

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