Where better can you think of for the perfect waterfall wedding than one of the North of England’s greatest natural sights?

A Waterfall Wedding at High Force in County Durham is quite unique. The hotel is set within the North Pennines (AONB) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beside High Force Waterfall, arguably England’s most spectacular falls, surrounded by some of the most stunning unspoilt natural scenery in the country. We are blessed to be one of the most romantic wedding venues in the North East.

Our ten individually designed en-suite bedrooms combine country charm with fresh, modern facilities and the very best of guest service from our team, who are committed to making your stay relaxed and enjoyable. For your wedding, we offer exclusive hire of our perfect country inn, to make this the most memorable of celebrations.

All-Season Venue

All year round you will find elements of natural beauty at High Force Waterfall, from the song birds in spring to the bright sunshine and flush green leaves of summer, the golden autumn colours and the crisp winter woodland walks and open fires within our hotel.  It doesn’t matter what time of year you decide to celebrate your marriage, our beautiful hotel and stunning location in Upper Teesdale will make your wedding a perfect day you will never forget.

High Force Wedding Speech

Bespoke Celebrations

Relaxed, yet exquisite, celebrations at The High Force High Hotel & Waterfall

Parties and celebrations should be beautiful and fun, not full of stress and formality. The High Force Hotel has launched a bespoke range of celebration packages, designed to ensure your special event is filled with nothing but happiness.

From weddings to birthdays, from anniversaries to retirements, High Force offers a relaxed feel, with all of the service you might expect from such a popular venue.

Who needs ten bridesmaids, fussy table plans and weeks of stressful party planning when you can wear what you want, kick back in front of log fires with your friends and enjoy the best food and wine you could hope for?

For those looking for a more laissez-faire event, yet with beautiful, thoughtful attention to detail, High force is the perfect spot. Think tying the knot during Sunday lunch with family and friends or waving goodbye to a long career at a sumptuous dinner party with much loved colleagues. This country inn provides the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy your celebration and then fall into restful sleep in your luxurious accommodation, only a few steps away from the party.

At High Force there are no rules or traditions to follow. Do it your way and enjoy every moment.

Looking for the perfect place to pop the question?

High Force Waterfall is one of the most iconic, unique and romantic locations in the country to pop that special question. Imagine one-hour exclusive access at the falls and a cold glass of fizz to celebrate with your loved one.

Prices start from £95 with additional extras available including a personal photographer, bouquet of flowers and an overnight stay at High Force Hotel.

Claire Collinson Photography

High Force Waterfall Proposal. Credit Claire Collinson Photography

Your day, your way

Your wedding day is unique to you and we can help you find a package that works, from a formal ceremony in our beautiful function room to a rustic outdoor waterfall wedding or riverside gathering with your friends and family. Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you to achieve it.

The Hotel

Our hotel is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and our team at High Force is one of the most experienced in the North East, having hosted wedding receptions of all types in various settings and luxury locations. We are committed to ensuring every element of your special day is perfect.

By taking this idyllic country retreat exclusively for your celebration you will have private use of a number of beautiful spaces including the waterfall itself, our elegant Garden Room, cosy bar and snug area and the gardens and courtyard.


The most unique setting for a blessing or simply a private photoshoot. High Force Waterfall can be made available especially for you.


Traditional and elegant; The Garden Room is the perfect location to relax and celebrate with those closest to you. Whether you prefer a more traditional wedding breakfast or something more informal, The Garden Room is the ideal place to entertain.


Enjoy a cocktail reception in the sunshine of the garden or indulge in a hog roast buffet around fires in the courtyard. Fairy lights and soft music in the early evening, make this the most magical of places.


Open fires, tweed armchairs and weathered floorboards provide a comfortable, charming location for pre-ceremony drinks or relaxing with a brandy after the celebrations are over.


Why not take a virtual tour of the High Force Hotel by clicking here.

Wedding Table Decor at High Force
High Force Wedding Party

Get in Touch

Please allow us the opportunity to discuss your individual wedding requirements. We will be delighted to make sure all the personal touches are just right for you.

Contact us now on 01833 622336 or email us at highforcehotel@raby.co.uk to receive our wedding brochure.

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