For any couple looking for a unique wedding venue for 30 to 50 people plus bridal suite and rooms for key guests, Crackenthorpe Hall will make your Big Day an unforgettable experience.

Crackenthorpe Hall is located down a private drive, and whilst not far from the A66, is entirely private, not overlooked and surrounded by farmland.

You will have full, and exclusive use of the magnificent Victorian Octavius Wing, which was constructed in 1877 by Captain Octavius Machell as part of his restoration of the 17th Century Crackenthorpe Hall. Experience the magnificent double height central Hall with its elegant five-tiered chandelier, the dining room with its impressive ceiling and original Edwardian wall paper, the 43 feet drawing room with cosy marble fire place, antique grand piano and 85-inch TV. On the ground floor there is also a modern fitted kitchen with a range cooker and an American style fridge freezer.

The 35ft central Hall where the wedding ceremony will be held boasts a very large skylight resulting in a large, light, open and airy space. This space also enjoys a large open fire, a grand oak staircase, an impressive antique mirror and double height ceilings which will definitely provide you with the wow factor for your day.

Upstairs you will find a bridal room with full view of the Eden valley, and 5 more double bedrooms, rooms which will give you and your wedding guests a chance to prepare, to regenerate and to have a moment on your own on your special exciting day.

Walk in double showers and original cast iron baths will help to relax before and after your Big Day.

The bridal room, with a huge bay window, overlooking the beauty of Eden valley and mountains of the North Pennines, will give you a breath-taking romantic memory. The king size four-poster bed will sure give bride and bridegroom a moment of escape and peace.

The grounds extend to 11 acres bordering the River Eden, comprising mostly woodland, but with two large lawned areas and formal flower beds of around 2 acres. There is also a small children’s play area. A Marquee can be set outside on the patio area or on the South East lawn. While enjoying the scenic view or relaxing in the Victorian Summer House, raise your glass with your friends. The wedding party will have exclusive use of these grounds.

An application for a wedding license is in the process of being applied for. We will be delighted to welcome couples who would like to come and look round and discuss how we can accommodate your plans and needs. Please refer to the booking page for contact details

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Events Hire

In addition to accommodating self catering guests, Crackenthorpe Hall can also host receptions, celebrations, or other events for 20 – 80 guests.

The grand reception rooms in the Octavius Wing provide a sumptuous setting for parties or celebrations. The south west facing terrace and summer house provide the perfect setting for summer drinks receptions, BBQs etc, whilst the south west and south east facing lawns provide plenty of space for children to play and explore.

Previous Events

In September 2018, Crackenthorpe Hall hosted an Edwardian themed black tie charity concert for Hospice at Home. The concert took place in the Drawing room with a bar in the Games Room, reception in the Great Hall, and buffet in the Dining Room. About 110 guests purchased tickets for, and attended, the event. We will host another similar event this year for Hospice at Home.