A BOUTIQUE Durham country house hotel has won a top wedding award after being voted one of the best places in the county to get hitched.
Bowburn Hall Hotel, on the outskirts of the city, saw off competition from across Durham to win the wedding venue category at the Hitched Wedding Awards 2023.
And the win is an extra special accolade for the venue as the votes were cast by happy couples who had already tied the knot there.
The Hitched Wedding Awards recognise the best wedding venues and suppliers from across the UK based solely on client reviews and, this year, more than 18,000 wedding businesses took part in the awards process.
Originally built as private home in the 1920s, Bowburn Hall Hotel is licensed for both weddings and civil ceremonies and couples can tie the knot in either the hotel’s elegant ballroom, or outside, where a tree lined aisle with a cascading fountain leads to a pretty, ornate pergola.
Guests can stay in any or all of the 20 individually-styled bedrooms, with crystal chandeliers, freestanding copper baths and antique furniture, or in the five garden lodges within the grounds.
And bridal couples are given complimentary use of the honeymoon suite with its spectacular four poster bed.
Menus for everything from canapés and buffets to formal, seated wedding breakfasts can be agreed with the hotel’s chefs who use home-grown produce from the gardens at Bowburn Hall’s sister hotel, Hardwick Hall, where possible.
But general manager Callum Gallagher feels that what really sets Bowburn Hall apart from other venues is his team’s willingness to “go the extra mile for each and every couple.
“Bowburn Hall is pretty, it’s luxurious and very well equipped – not to mention in a great position on the edge of the city,” he said. “But I feel where we really stand out is that we make sure every wedding is exactly what the couple has dreamed of.
“The hotel is endlessly versatile and so are we.”
Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched added, “We are so lucky in the UK to have so many talented, professional and caring wedding businesses for couples to choose from, and it’s so lovely to read all the glowing reviews couples leave for their wedding vendors on Hitched.
“With an incredible 1350 winning based on excellent customer feedback, it goes to show that wedding vendors in the UK go above and beyond when it comes to helping couples have the best days of their lives.”
For further details about weddings at Bowburn Hall Hotel visit www.bowburnhallhotel.co.uk