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There could be no lovelier setting to celebrate your special day than Durham School, the Perfect Wedding Venue.

Durham School is one of the oldest schools in the country dating back to 1414 and is situated in beautiful grounds in the heart of Durham City, next to the River Wear and across the peninsular from the world heritage site of Durham Cathedral. The location is quite exceptional as we are only a five minute walk from the centre of the City, yet we retain a truly rural feel.

A unique feature of the School is our beautiful Chapel. The Chapel is located right in the heart of the school on top of its own hill overlooking the School and Masters' Green, offering the school a gentle cloak of protectiveness and affording the most stunning views of Durham Cathedral and Castle.

The Chapel is a very special and exclusive place for your wedding and is a place steeped in history and tradition having been founded as a memorial to those former pupils who served their country in WW1. The 98 steps leading up to the Chapel are in their remembrance. Inside, the Chapel has its own traditional organ centrally positioned above in the organ loft, giving your occasion a truly dramatic and splendid atmosphere. It is the perfect wedding ceremony location with beautiful stained glass windows, a delightful choir stall, handed carved pews and stone pillars. The intimacy of the chapel is quite beautiful.

We are delighted to be able to offer all couples the option to hold a Service of Blessing or a Renewal of Vows Ceremony in our Chapel. For legal reasons a Wedding Ceremony in our Chapel is only available to former pupils and staff of Durham School.

Outside of the Chapel, the extensive grounds and gardens are ideal for mingling with guests, enjoying a celebratory drink on Masters' Green and of course perfect for your special photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

Let us help you create the wedding day of your dreams and memories to cherish always.

Who do I contact to find out more?

Please contact Mrs Susan Langthorne our Events Manager. Susan will be able to advise you on all aspects of planning your perfect day and put together a tailor-made package suited to your requirements and budget.

Please contact Susan on 0191 375 3275 or by email at s.langthorne@durhamschool.co.uk


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