Holiday Inn Darlington North provides the perfect venue near Durham. We specialise in hosting wedding breakfasts and evening receptions for up to 100 guests. Our dedicated wedding planners are on hand to tailor make your special day. This Darlington wedding venue is just minutes away from all major road networks and transport links, meaning your loved ones will have no trouble in joining you on your big day.

Book a virtual show round with our wedding experts! You’ll get to see our stunning wedding venue and explore our grounds from the comfort of your home. Simply email our team and we’ll be happy to arrange a session.


Tailored made weddings especially for you

Our dedicated wedding planners are ready to help create your dream day

No two weddings held at Holiday Inn Darlington North are the same, as we pride ourselves on creating tailor made packages just for you. Get in touch with our dedicated wedding team by phone, email or enquire online to discuss your dream day.

Selection of package inclusions:

  • Arrival glass of Bucks Fizz
  • Wedding breakfast + half bottle of house wine
  • Glass of sparkling wine for the toast
  • Evening buffet
  • Chair covers and coloured sashes
  • Table centre mirrors
  • Cake stand & cake knife
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Complimentary function room hire
  • Complimentary bedroom for the happy couple
  • Holiday Inn Darlington North top table at wedding breakfast
  • floral table center at a wedding breakfast at Holiday Inn Darlington North
  • Champagne, canapes and finger Wedding and event food at Holiday Inn Darlington North
  • Holiday Inn Darlington North wedding breakfast

Last-minute wedding venue in Darlington

Whether you’re planning a spontaneous wedding or you simply can’t wait to start married life with your partner, Holiday Inn Darlington offers a beautiful setting for your wedding day.

Our team is experienced in planning last-minute weddings of all sizes for happy couples, allowing you to enjoy your special day with loved ones.

Why choose us for your wedding?

It’s your special day, and our wedding expert is ready to help you plan an unforgettable wedding:

  • We have a variety of last-minute wedding dates available throughout the year including in the off-peak wedding season – ask us for more details!
  • Choose from our spacious, luxurious rooms for your wedding – whether you’re dreaming of a big, beautiful ceremony or a smaller, more intimate celebration we can create the perfect space for you
  • We have a range of wedding packages tailored to suit every couples’ budget (speak to our wedding planner to check availability)
  • Our wedding planner will work with you and your partner to bring your vision to life, tailoring your wedding package to your unique style
  • You and your guests can enjoy staying in our comfy hotel rooms (please note that this is subject to the government’s guidelines)

Book a free virtual show round 

You can book a free virtual show round with our wedding planner, where you can explore our beautiful hotel from the comfort of your home! Get in touch with us and we’ll schedule a date that’s convenient for you.

Contact our wedding planner

To find out more about booking a last-minute wedding with us or to check availability, contact our expert wedding planner on or 01325 329 600.


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Wedding FAQs 

Your wedding is one of the most special and exciting days of your life and our hotel is here to ensure you can have the wedding you and your partner have dreamed of! 

If you had a wedding booked for 2021 that couldn’t go ahead and have questions on what happens next, take a look at our Covid wedding FAQs below and contact our friendly wedding experts to find out more.  

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place for weddings at the hotel? 

Our hotel has enhanced Covid health and safety measures in place for all our guests and staff, which comply with the Government’s guidelines and are part of IHG’s Clean Promise protocols 

Our teams will also take extra care to ensure your wedding at our hotel is as safe and enjoyable as possible.  

Will we lose our original deposit for any wedding bookings that need to move into 2022 or be cancelled? 

If you’d like to move your wedding to 2022, you won’t lose your deposit! Simply speak to our team to pick your wedding date and they will arrange this for you, subject to availability.  

Please note that if you need to cancel your wedding our hotel will be retaining the deposit.  

Will our overall wedding price increase? 

We are freezing our current wedding package prices until end of 2021.  

However, if you’d like to change the day of your wedding or the season it takes place in, this would be subject to a price review and we will discuss this further with you. Weddings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Will the bedroom allocation or price remain constant with our date move? 

Yes, any bedrooms booked directly with our hotel as part your wedding will be moved to the new 2021 date as per the original booking rates and number of rooms (subject to availability). Bookings moving to 2022 are subject to a price increase. 

Any bookings made via a third party will be subject to their terms and conditions. 

We have booked our bedrooms via, or other online third parties, and our rate is non-refundable. Can we get a refund? 

These bookings will be subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party website that they were booked with. Please contact them directly for more information.  

Will my wedding payment terms still be the same? 

Your payment terms will improve! We are now asking for your 50% payment only 6 weeks before your big day and the final balance 14 days in advance of your wedding date.   

Terms and conditions at the time of booking will apply to weddings taking place after 30th November 2021.  

Will our wedding food or drinks menu change? 

At this point, we don’t anticipate any changes in our menus, however, if there are any changes we will notify you as soon as possible. 

Should we start thinking of postponing our wedding? 

We can only advise guests to follow the most recent version of the government’s Covid guidelines. However, we are happy to discuss your wedding at any time and give you the opportunity to discuss other options if you would like to make any changes. 

What will happen if we cancel our wedding? 

If you have any concerns about your wedding date, please contact our team to discuss this further. We’re happy to work with all our couples to find a solution if possible, and deliver your perfect wedding day! 

We have contacted our registrar/church, but they have not come back to us yet. Can you hold the date for us until we have an answer? 

Yes! We will provisionally hold the date for 7 days. At this stage, you’ll then need to let us know whether you’d like to keep the date or work with you to find a new date. 

Will all my wedding payments be moved across to my new date? 

Yes, absolutely! All payments will be moved to your new date. 

My wedding guest numbers are going to decrease as a few of my guests will not be able to make it. Can we amend or reduce our package? 

Wedding guest numbers will need to comply with any government guidelines in place at the time. However, we will allow guest numbers to be reduced by 10% for any weddings taking place in 2021 if you need to change this. 




Our in-house wedding planner is here to help you plan your wedding day. Arrange a show-round to see our special venue in all its glory and begin picturing exactly how you want your big day to look. With a wealth of experience behind us, we’ll be there every step of the way.


Submit an enquiry using the form below and a member of our weddings team will be in touch shortly.