Crathorne Hall – Your Stunning Country House Wedding Venue in North Yorkshire

by Michelle

Crathorne Hall is a magnificent Edwardian country house wedding venue in Yarm, near Middlesbrough. The house set in 15 acres of stunning grounds and gardens just waiting to be explored. Simply add award winning food and friendly service and you have the ultimate wedding or civil partnership venue.

Offering exclusive use, the team at Crathorne Hall leave nothing to chance and their dedicated wedding co-ordinators will advise on everything from cars to caviar.

When your big day dawns, all that remains for you to do is relax with family and friends and enjoy the moment. Over to the team to tell you more.

Tell us about your venue

Crathorne Hall is a magnificent Edwardian country house set in 15 acres of stunning grounds and gardens. Just add our award winning food and friendly service and you have the ultimate wedding or civil partnership venue in Yarm.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Our North Yorkshire wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and we only hold one wedding per day.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Crathorne Hall is one of the only wedding venues in North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley to specialise in exclusive use weddings.

Imagine holding your wedding ceremony and reception in the exclusive splendour of Crathorne Hall, where the only guests present on your big day are those near and dear to you…

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

We offer stylish rooms for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. We can adapt the layout, set the theme, light the candles and bring your dream to life.

The Edwardian Room is located on the ground floor of the main house, with stunning original features such as cornicing, fireplace and chandeliers forming a unique backdrop for your dream wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception.

Civil ceremony – maximum 90 guests

Wedding breakfast – maximum 50 guests

Wedding evening reception – maximum 50 guests

The Drawing Room has beautiful high ceilings, a feature fireplace and original artwork making it the perfect space for your special day. There are also French doors to the lawn and terrace areas – a superb setting for your reception.

Wedding breakfast – maximum 100 guests

Wedding evening reception – maximum 150 guests

The Presidents Lounge is a beautiful room on the first floor of the main house, with a Juliet balcony offering fine views over the Leven Valley for your dream country house wedding. This room is perfect for intimate ceremonies and celebrations.

Civil ceremony – maximum 30 guests

Wedding breakfast – maximum 26 guests

Wedding evening reception – maximum 26 guests

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

To keep planning simple, we have created our fairytale package. If preferred, tailor made proposals can be produced to match your exact requirements.

Our Fairytale Wedding Experience is available all year round and includes the following:

Seasonal reception drink of Buck’s Fizz or traditional Pimm’s

Your choice of three course wedding breakfast plus coffee and petits fours

Half a bottle of house wine per person

Glass of sparkling wine to toast the wedding couple

Full evening finger buffet

Bridal Suite on the evening of the wedding with traditional breakfast

As well as our fairytale package Crathorne Hall offer Exclusive use of the hall, limited edition packages and late availability offers.

Everyone’s dream wedding is different, whatever you desire, and we have the perfect wedding package for your big day.

Do you have in-house catering or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

All of our catering is prepared by our dedicated kitchen brigade. Couples can attended one of our menus tasting evenings to sample to foods our award winning team create.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

We offer a local suppliers list to brides and grooms to assist with preparations including DJ’s bands and groups these are trusted suppliers who work closely with the hotel.

Couples can visit a selection of these suppliers and entertainers at our monthly open days; however they are able to source their own if preferred.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

Each of our 37 bedrooms has its own unique character – there are large family bedrooms and stylish suites including the romantic Crathorne Suite. But whichever bedroom you choose, you can expect the same high level of comfort.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Our dedicated team help to take care of arrangements throughout each stage of planning, to help make the process seamless. As the day approaches we will assist with the selection of menus, drinks and those all-important touches to make each wedding day run smoothly.

On the big day itself, our experienced food and beverage team will be there every step of the way to make sure to ensure the day runs as planned.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

Venue stylists & florists can access the hall on the morning of the wedding with plenty of time to set up. If we have no events taking place the day prior they are welcome to set up the night before too.

Any items the bride and groom may have such as candles, bunting or photo frames; to decorate the venue, can be done so by our team also.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Crathorne Hall is set in 15 Acres of private land just on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors – with woodland areas, sunken garden and a beautiful country house backdrop, there are endless opportunities for photographs outdoors.

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

Helping couples create their dream wedding certainly does provide huge job satisfaction – Each wedding is different and unique in its own way, knowing you played a part in making someone’s dreams come true is certainly one of the perks of the job!

All images courtesy of Crathorne Hall

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