The Venue

Frankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5SZ

Crook Hall, a Medieval Manor house built circa 1217, is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. Home to the Bell Family since 1995, the Medieval Hall merges into a Jacobean Manor house which in turn merges into a Georgian Town house reflecting its development over the centuries that it has stood beside the River Wear. The gardens are a combination of new and old, while some have been around for centuries, others are a more recent addition. There are nine areas of the garden to see and we encourage you to take some time to explore.


Crook Hall & Gardens - Onsite
£3.10 all day

£8.00 for 12:00pm - 10:00pm
£4.00 for 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Free after 10:00pm


For more parking options please visit the Durham County Council website or Parkopedia

Public Transport

Durham train station and bus station are a short walk from the venue. Numerous trains service Durham with many passing through from the North and South.

For train bookings please visit:

Travelling from Newcastle - Go North East (Service 21)
From Newcastle Eldon Square to Durham Bus Station
Click here for timetable

Travelling from Hartlepool - Arriva (Service 24)
From Asda Marina Way to Durham Bus Station
Click here to timetable

Crook Hall & Gardens & Durham Cathedral


Radisson Blu Durham


Crook Hall and Gardens is situated directly adjacent to the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa.
Room prices vary from £100 - £150 depending on when you book. 

Radisson Blu

Fankland Lane, Sidegate, Durham, DH1 5TA

A two minute walk to the venue

Click here to book a room

Alternative Accommodation

Premier Inn

Freemans Place, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SW

0.3 miles / 6 minutes

0.3 miles / 6 minutes

Click here to book a room

Marriott Hotel

Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JN

1.2 miles / 7 minutes

0.7 miles / 15 minutes

Click here to book a room

Hotel Indigo

9 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HL

1.3 miles / 7 minutes

0.8 miles / 17 minutes

Click here to book a room


9 Station Ln, Durham, DH1 1LJ

1 mile / 5 minutes

1 mile / 21 minutes

Click here to book a room

Wedding Gifts

We can’t wait to spend our wedding day with you
We’ve been planning hard and spending money for a good year or two.
As we’re keen to start our married life in style,
An amazing honeymoon would really make us smile.
Instead of a gift list from a high street shop,
We’d really love some money so on a beach we can flop!
Your financial donation would truly mean a lot,
So thank you for contributing to our honeymoon pot!


We have put together a list of contributions using the Prezola website and would be eternally grateful for a cash gift contribution to our Honeymoon fund so that it is a trip we will never forget. Thank you.

Click here to view our Prezola gift list



We'd love for you to add your photos from our special day. Please click here to upload your images and return to this page to see them.



Please complete the form below to RSVP to your wedding invitation. Please do so by Monday 1st June to allow us to inform the venue.

Choose a wedding breakfast option, if your dietary requirements mean that neither is suitable please let us know and provide details on how we can best accommodate you on the day.



We have taken the difficult decision to postpone the wedding until Thursday 22nd July 2021.

The impact that Coronavirus will have on the day will not make it the big party we envisaged. Therefore, we felt it would be most suitable to postpone the event once, hopefully, COVID-19 is a thing of the past. We have disabled the RSVP form and we will send reminders out next year when the time is appropriate to send your RSVP. Thank you.

Wedding Breakfast Options

Option 1: Ploughman's Aternoon Tea

Pork pie
Scotch egg
Selection of two deli cheeses
Artisan bread and butter
Celery and grapes

Plain scone with jam and cream

Carrot cake
Caramel shortbread
Chocolate cake


Option 2: Classic Afternoon Tea

A selection of finger sandwiches including:
Ham and mustard
Smoked salmon and cream cheese
Cheddar and tomato chutney

Plain scone with jam and cream

Chocolate brownie
Victoria sponge
Meringues with chantilly cream
Ginger cake

Reception Menu

At our evening reception we will be serving a hog roast and a selection of wedding cakes.


Please RSVP once you have received your formal invitation.

Thank you

Wedding Breakfast Options

Reception Menu