Grand by name and Grand by nature, the Best Western Grand Hotel stands proudly at the centre of the historic seaside town of Hartlepool, occupying the same focal spot where it has stood for generations. It is the ideal venue to hold your most special day. Imagine being greeted by the red carpet as you arrive in the spectacular surroundings of this historical building, recently given a modern twist. Here at the Best Western Grand Hotel we offer you the complete package for your Wedding day. We have an excellent reputation for delivering a quality wedding service to each and every couple. Our wedding policy ensures that you receive the personal attention of our highly experienced and professional wedding co-ordinator, and the events team, from your initial enquiry right through to your big day. You can be assured that if you hold your wedding with us, it will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Our specialist wedding service caters for celebrations varying in size from an intimate wedding for close family and friends, to a large celebration for up to two hundred guests. Our Great Room and Pipers function rooms, both within the Best Western Grand Hotel, offer a dramatic and historic location with all of the facilities you would expect from a modern wedding venue. The Pipers function room offers flexibility in use therefore is ideal for your ceremony, reception drinks, intimate wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations. The Great Room, with its high ceiling, ornate décor and intricate paint work offers the most spectacular venue in the area for your wedding celebration. It is ideal for larger wedding breakfasts and evening functions. The sheer beauty of the room’s features is sure to leave your guests mesmerised.

With our choice of function rooms, along with a wide range of wedding packages to suit all budgets, there is something for everyone here at the Best Western Grand Hotel. We can cater for couples who would like a traditional wedding, as well as those with a more quirky and trendy taste. Your photographer can capture memories of your special day, with some stunning shots around the hotel with original features such as stained glass bay windows, huge staircases, high ceilings and chandeliers. Our vast selection of food and beverage menus allow you to choose the perfect meal and accompaniments for you and your guests. All of our catering is carried out on-site here at the Best Western grand Hotel, by our experienced chefs, and served by our friendly banqueting team.

All of our 48 spacious bedrooms have been recently refurbished to the highest of standards. Our romantic bridal suite offers a super king-sized bed, deep tub bath and separate shower area, as well as original features such as a stunning bay window and high ceiling. Stay over the night before your wedding, where the bride can enjoy good food and fine wine in our Mumbai restaurant, before heading up to her suite to be pampered by her bridesmaids for her big day. The groom and his groomsmen can head to our 1908 Sports Bar for a night cap before turning in for the night in their spacious and comfortable bedrooms.


  • Capacity: 200
  • Catering: Venue's own
  • Bar: Venue's own
  • Accommodation: 48 bedrooms including standard rooms, executive rooms and suites. All rooms come with free internet, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board (available on request), complimentary toiletries, heated towel rail, flatscreen TV with Freeview, clock with illuminated display, hairdryer, and telephone.


Swainson Street
TS24 8AA