Weddings & Social Event Hire

From our beautifully lawned terrace and extensive gardens, to our stunning wedding rooms complete with period style furniture, we have the settings and the facilities to create whatever kind of wedding/partnership you desire.  With more than 40 years’ worth of banqueting/wedding experience between them, let the staff; Julian,Chris and Dan help make your special day truely unforgettable.

Shotton Hall is set in 17.5 acres of landscaped gardens just off the A19 on the outskirts of Peterlee.  It is centrally located for the towns of Hartlepool and Durham (8 miles) and Sunderland (12 miles).

Shotton Hall has two function suites, wedding rooms and several smaller rooms, decorated and furnished in the style of the period.

Banqueting Suites

These beautifully appointed suites, the Brandling and Burdon Suites are available for wedding receptions, dinner dances, seminars, fayres, fashion shows etc.  Both suites have the advantage of being served by their own entrance, restrooms, cloakrooms, bar and independent access to a lawned terrace.

The Brandlings Suite can comfortably accommodate around 150 people for a formal dinner / reception and 180 people for an evening function with dancing / entertainment.

The Burdon Suite will hold approximately 100 and 120 people respectively.  These suites can be combined into one room for larger functions, accommodating up to 350 people.

Wedding Rooms

We have a number of variously sized rooms licensed for civil ceremonies/ partnerships that will provide the ideal setting, from an intimate small ceremony to a 350 person extravaganza.

All of the rooms are stylish and complimented by period style furniture.

Ancillary rooms can be made available for the bride and groom to make last minute adjustments to their outfits and to allow them the opportunity to change prior to the evening reception, if required.

Please note that Shotton Hall is an approved Premises for Civil Ceremonies only and Religious Ceremonies are not permitted.

The hirer’s attention is particularly brought to this matter, as any breach of this Regulation may lead to the revocation of the Town Council’s approval as approved premises for Civil Ceremonies.

Facilities include:

  • Full in-house catering service
  • Two fully licensed bars
  • Secure Car  Parking
  • Free Wi-FI throughout
  • Disabled access / toilets
  • Public address system
  • Removable staging and dance floor
  • Highchair and baby changing facilities
  • Loop system
  • Toast master, table plan and consultancy service


Shotton Hall is set in extensive beautifully landscaped grounds and offers an excellent location for photo opportunities including:-

  • Entrances complete with porticos leading to formal lawned terraces with Ha-Ha wall
  • 170 metres of sweeping driveway
  • A natural lake and mature woodland
  • Formal rose gardens with planted beds