Project also included a new entrance and an area for private receptions.
The Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in Country Durham has invested £400,000 to give a new look to its main ballroom – which includes the creation of a new entrance and an area for private receptions.
The hotel says the investment will enable it to maintain its four-star standards, particularly for weddings, conferences and other events.
The ballroom – which until recently was reached via a side entrance – now opens up at the front of the hotel with a new set of windows, designed to flood the area with natural light.
The room, one of a number of spaces that the hotel has for events, can accommodate from 80 to 180 for a wedding breakfast or meeting and up to 250 for an evening reception or conference.
The transformation of the ballroom follows on from a range of developments at Ramside Hall Hotel in recent years, which now offers 127 luxury bedrooms, two championship golf courses and an award-winning spa.
John Adamson, owner of the hotel which is part of Ramside Estates, believes the transformation will be a huge hit with couples planning their weddings at Ramside: “The ballroom has always been extremely popular for both events and wedding celebrations and the new frontage will make it even more attractive.
“It looks fantastic as a backdrop for photographs and also has the real wow factor for when guests arrive at the hotel.”
Along with the ballroom, Ramside has a range of other event spaces, including the Bishops Suite, which can take up to 500 people and can also be broken down into a number of smaller rooms, the Fountain Room, which can take up to 80, and a number of smaller board rooms, which are perfect for intimate dinners or small meetings.