Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County

Walk in the footsteps of royalty and become part of our unique hotel story. Hosting brilliantly at the heart of Durham since 1815 the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County is Durham’s original royal residence. Look closely at the front of the hotel you’ll notice that this charming property is in fact a series of town houses, the oldest dating back to 1630. 

Licensed for civil ceremonies, the hotel is a truly unique historical venue – the carved oak staircase, a favourite with many Bride and Grooms, is even older than the building in which it is housed. Originally set in Loch Leven Castle it dates back to the time of Mary Queen of Scots and it provides the backdrop for many a memorable photograph.

But this is tradition with a modern twist. ‘Something old’ blends with ‘Something new’. The delightful Pommery Champagne Terrace sits alongside the beautifully appointed historic hotel. 

You’ll find our wedding team refreshingly efficient but always welcoming. We look forward to writing both yours, and our, next chapters in history – creating moments to treasure together – forever. 

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  • From 20 to 110 guests
  • Unique historical venue
  • Champagne terrace
  • Spa
  • 71 parking spaces on site

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Jen Kell (Mother of the Bride)
February 2015

Your staff were wonderful and very attentive on the day. The rooms were set out beautifully and I myself was treated with the utmost respects as ‘Mother of the bride’. I have to pay special homage to ‘Steph’ the young Operations Manager and for the way she looked after everyone in such a charming and personal manner, she also looked after me (Jen)...

Jennifer Watt (Bride)
February 2015

After the hectic lead-up to the wedding and the lack of internet access in Egypt, I am finally able to write to you to say how absolutely thrilled Kevin and I were with the whole wedding package. The planning was superb and everything we asked for was put in place beyond our expectations. You took over the planning so well that there was a seamle...


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