Thursday, 10 March 2011

Simply Luxury: Rockliffe Hall, County Durham

Simply Bows and Chair Covers is proud to be associated with Rockliffe Hall, located in Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham.  This is a venue that thoroughly deserves its 5 Star AA rating!

Set in 375 acres of countryside with a World class Spa, 18 Hole Championship Golf Course (the longest in the UK) and luxurious rooms and suites, Rockliffe is home to Michelin starred Chef Kenny Atkinson and boasts a choice of three dining experiences.

Rockliffe for Love

Rockliffe Hall believes that every wedding should be different. At Rockliffe (fully licensed for civil ceremonies), their unique setting, relaxed atmosphere, understated grandeur and choice of venues, together with a dedicated team to look after you, ensure your wedding day is truly individual. It could be an intimate ceremony for half a dozen friends in the elegant Morning Room, or a grand occasion for 200 guests in the Rockliffe Suite. For a dramatic backdrop, you could choose the marble-pillared entrance hall or, for sheer romance, make your vows under the ivy-covered Garden Arch. Rockliffe have a choice of private dining rooms whether you want a formal banquet or a simple buffet. The hotel can arrange all the extras, too. And, because no two weddings are held on the same day, it truly is your wedding day.

In addition to their standard packages outlined below, they offer a bespoke service to help you create a unique celebration especially for you.

Access to the fabulous gardens and grounds for photographs
A dedicated Wedding Planner
Bridal party changing room
Complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom on their wedding night
Personalised menus, place cards and a table plan
Red carpet reception
Wedding menu tasting for yourselves and four guests
Use of their cake stand and knife
White linen, napkins and chair covers
Room hire for your wedding breakfast providing there are a minimum of 60 adult guests. In cases where this number is not met, there will be a room hire charge applicable
Complimentary parking for your wedding guests. 

The Speilman from £108 pp
A glass of champagne cocktail, tray served on arrival
Three course wedding breakfast
Tea, coffee and petit fours
Two glasses of house wine served with your wedding breakfast
A half bottle of mineral water for each guest
A glass of sparkling wine to toast the Bride and Groom

The Pilmore from £118 pp
A glass of champagne cocktail and canapés, tray served on arrival
Three course wedding breakfast
Tea, coffee and petit fours
Two glasses of house wine served with your wedding breakfast
A half bottle of mineral water for each guest
A glass of champagne to toast the Bride and Groom

The Waterhouse from £128 pp
A glass of champagne and canapés, tray served on arrival
Four course wedding breakfast
Tea, coffee and petit fours
Two glasses of house wine served with your wedding breakfast
A half bottle of mineral water for each guest
A glass of champagne to toast the Bride and Groom

Rockliffe for Work

Rockliffe Hall doesn't just do weddings well! Business at Rockliffe means having the peace to concentrate and time to think that busy lives often lack. Throw in 21st-century communications technology, easy parking, guaranteed privacy - plus a round of golf when the going gets tough - and what’s not to like? Rockliffe has eight meeting rooms, from the Old Hall’s Board Room, with space for 10 people, to the Rockliffe Suite seating 250 delegates. Many have an outdoor terrace, views over the grounds and a private entrance; all are wired for smooth business presentations. Refreshments, meals and free secretarial facilities are all part of their service.

And how about a spot of fishing, shooting, even white water rafting or car racing at Croft International Circuit, to add an extra dimension to your business plans? Rockliffe's grounds also offer an ideal setting for team-building exercises.

Rockliffe for Dining

What do you fancy? A four-course dinner or a steak sandwich; stone-baked pizza or a smoked haddock salad? Or maybe a glass of champagne and a cream tea? Rockliffe Hall's guests are individuals so their three restaurants cater for all tastes.

Kenny Atkinson brings his Michelin-star style to The Orangery with seasonal, locally-sourced dishes and a daily-changing Market Menu.

The Waterhouse Bistro is bright and buzzy with a light and modern touch to its food; and the Clubhouse fills the hunger gap with British classics, from bacon butties to chargrilled ribeye steak - and does a terrific Sunday lunch.

The Morning Room is a pretty space for afternoon tea - the terrace, too, when the weather is warm - while the dramatic colours of the Cocktail Lounge make the perfect spot for pre- and after-dinner drinks.

Rockliffe for Play

With one of Europe’s longest, and most challenging, golf courses – designed by Marc Westenborg; Golf Course Architect for the world renowned Golf Course Architecture firm, Hawtree Ltd. – golfing at Rockliffe is an exhilarating day out. And with five different tee positions, beginners to hardened tour professionals can enjoy the test. Set on the banks of the River Tees, the 350-acre course features lakes, wetland and woodland to add to the experience.

Rockliffe's golf concierges take care of the details, parking your car, cleaning your shoes and clubs, thus ensuring you can concentrate on your game - and, at the 18th hole, walk straight off the course into the Spike Bar for a well-earned drink.

“Rockliffe can host a Ryder Cup in the future, I’ve no doubts about that. It is one of the finest courses in the UK” Graeme Storm European Tour Professional

Rockliffe for Rest

Rockliffe Hall features 61 beautifully appointed guest bedrooms, each designed to offer your guests the ultimate in luxury and comfort set in a stunning location overlooking its beautiful golf course and surrounding countryside overlooking the River Tees.

Rockliffe the Best

Rockliffe Hall is the only 5 star hotel, golf and spa resort in the North East of England.  It’s their facilities, service and staff that set them apart from others.

Within 14 months of opening:

AA 5 Star Status
3 AA Rosettes
Gold winner of the North East Business Tourism Awards
Silver winner of TASTE, North East Tourism
Silver winner of Customer Excellence, North East Tourism Awards
Golf winner of Conde Nast Johansens MICE Awards (Europe)
Finalist for the Professional Beauty Awards
5 Bubbles with the Good Spa Guide
Finalist for the Meet England Awards in April  

You can read more about the venue on their website or by contacting a member of the Sales Team on (01325) 729999 or visit Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham DL2 2DU.

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