Couples can tie the knot without any of the hassle of guest list politics, thanks to an award-winning North East wedding venue.

Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa at County Durham is home to six event spaces and has the capacity to host up to 500 guests in its largest function room.

But the hotel has seen a surge in bookings for one package in particular – a luxury treehouse wedding where only the bride and groom are invited.

Ramside’s Just the Two of Us offer is proving popular with would-be newlyweds planning an intimate celebration, with even the legal witnesses provided by the hotel.

The happy couple will say their vows in one of the hotel’s stylish treehouses, which are built on stilts and offering stunning views across the 18th fairway of The Prince Bishop’s Golf Course.

And the pair can make the most of the view after the ceremony with cocktails on the wraparound balcony and a romantic candlelit dinner for two with a bottle of the Sommelier’s choice of wine.

The celebration continues into the evening, with overnight accommodation in the treehouse where they said “I do” – which is also home to its own private hot tub – along with a bottle of Taittinger champagne and chocolates in the suite.

Then the following day, the pair can celebrate their first day as newlyweds by being pampered – with full access to the hotel’s award-winning spa and a one hour treatment included.

John Adamson, who owns Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, believes the package ticks all the boxes.

“While big weddings were the norm before the pandemic, we have seen more and more couples opting to plan an intimate wedding – even after restrictions have been lifted,” he said.

“And although the wedding may be on a smaller scale, our luxury Treehouses ensure that newlyweds don’t have to sacrifice any of the wow factor for their big day.

“Our Just the Two of Us package includes everything from a candlelit meal to spa treatments the following day, so it’s a fantastic way for the happy couple to celebrate the start of their new life together.”

The package costs £1425 for a midweek booking or £2025 for weekend weddings.

For more information or to enquire, visit or call the venue on 0191 386 5285.