As a wedding photographer, I recently had the pleasure of capturing the magic at Dalton Old Pump House, a historic wedding venue nestled in Seaham, Durham, England. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first photographers to attend a wedding there back in 2021 and revisiting the venue for Rebecca and Stephens wedding recently it was great to see that not only was it still as stunning as before but had received continued and substantial investment showing a real dedicating from the team to keep the venue fresh and the a perfect choice for anyone wanting to get married there.
Dalton Old Pump House: A Victorian Gem
1. Architectural Beauty
The Dalton Old Pump House is a Grade II listed building that dates back to 1873. Designed by the renowned engineer, Thomas Hawksley, it exudes timeless elegance. The exterior boasts traditional brickwork, while grand steps lead you to the entrance. Inside, a harmonious blend of modern accents and original Victorian details creates a unique and upscale space.
2. Event Spaces
The Boiler Room: This is the heart of the venue. Imagine elegant chandeliers, exposed brick, and romantic greenery. It’s the perfect canvas for wedding receptions and breakfasts. Whether you’re planning a grand affair or an intimate gathering, the Boiler Room adapts beautifully.
Capacity: Accommodating between 65 and 175 guests, it strikes the right balance between cozy and spacious.
3. Ceremony and Celebrations
Civil Ceremonies: Officiated by a registrar or humanist you can choose your preferred time of day for your vows.
Post-Ceremony Bliss: After saying “I do,” guests can sip Pimms and prosecco, soaking up the historic elegance of this unique spacious venue.
Plush Preparation Suite: Wedding parties have access to a comfortable suite for freshening up throughout the day, a great way to steal 5 minutes aware from the crowds.
4. Scenic Grounds
The venue’s surroundings are a photographer’s dream. Stroll through pretty flowers and trees, capturing serene moments against this picturesque backdrop, inside the pump house has multiple levels all with stunning architecture make every photo look amazing and then in the boiler room the canopy of chandeliers makes the photos of speeches, first dance and partying look like a fairy-tail.
5. Personalized Packages
Wedding Coordinator: The in-house coordinator collaborates closely with couples to bring their vision to life.
Catering and Beverage Plans: From relaxed grazing tables to formal five-course feasts, there’s something for every taste.
Trusted Suppliers: Need recommendations for hair, makeup, photography, accommodation, or entertainment? Your personal planner has you covered.
6. Real Couples, Real Magic
Reviews: Brides and grooms rave about their special day at Dalton Old Pump House. The owners and staff go above and beyond to create unforgettable memories. please take the time to read the online reviews to see what I mean, everyone and I mean every raves about the venue and the team.
In summary, Dalton Old Pump House is more than a venue; it’s a piece of history wrapped in Victorian elegance. As a wedding photographer, I wholeheartedly recommend it to couples seeking a unique and enchanting setting for their celebration. 📸💕
For more information, visit their website.