£55 - £125 pp
Up to 132
73 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Standing for over 630 years, Lumley Castle is a wonderful spectacle and a fabulous wedding venue that will give you the fairytale wedding of your dreams.
Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
For more than 630 years the magnificent spectacle of Lumley Castle has dominated the County Durham landscape. Set within nine acres of parkland overlooking the River Wear, Lumley Castle Hotel is a fairytale place to get married. We invite you to hold your wedding ceremony, reception and evening celebrations in our unique surroundings. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding reception or larger celebration, we are sure that our magnificent state rooms and sumptuously decorated intimate dining rooms will not fail to impress. An exciting blend of heritage and splendour, superb food and outstanding service will make your day one to cherish and remember forever. We do, however realise that your special day should be as unique as you are and therefore would be delighted to discuss your individual requirements and budgets in order to ensure that Lumley Castle is your first choice of wedding venue in Durham & the North East.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emma and Holly
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We are delighted that you are considering Lumley Castle Hotel for your wedding venue! Here at Lumley Castle Hotel we have an array of packages available to suit your every requirement as we know each wedding is unique in its own way. We would love to show you around Lumley Castle Hotel and hear all about your exciting wedding plans. Please do get in touch to arrange an appointment. We look forward to helping you plan your magical wedding day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Peter Murphy
Wedding: July 2018
July 2019
Elizabethan Banquet Wedding
We got married on the 7th July 2018 at Lumley Castle, The weather was sunny and the venue is beautiful. Due to the number of guests attending, we had our Marriage ceremony in the Barons Hall. As it was 2nd time around for both my wife and I, we decided to break convention and went with the Elizabethan banquet instead of the traditional wedding breakfast. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment that went with it. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. There are also some lovely areas in the grounds for some great photographs to look back upon the memories of the day. I highly recommend Lumley Castle.
Amanda Mendes
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Best day I could ever imagine
A fabulous day made by a beautiful venue and the most brilliant staff! No issues no stress and the hotel were happy to help with anything!
Sam-mike Revell
Wedding: May 2018
June 2018
Wedding Anniversary
Absoloutely amazing ! The room was magnificent ( we stayed in the king james suite ) , clean and tidy and totally luxurious , perfect for our wedding anniversary . The bath was gorgeous ( it had a jet spa fitted ) . There was a bottle of prosecco and a bunch of roses, with toiletries , still and sparkling water along with coffee and tea making facilities, fresh towels , robes and slippers ( everything was thought out ) maybe a few more milk sachets and maybe a couple of cappucino sachets would have went nice , but it was pretty much perfect . We had dinner in the restaurant which was perfect , it was the best steak i have ever tasted and the dessert was gorgeous too ( i had chocolate brownie with ice cream and sauce ), breakfast was top notch too ! . All the staff were just so welcoming and friendly ,the grounds of the castle are beautiful , its so serene to sit outside and enjoy a drink together . Would definately come back to lumley castle ! Thanks so much !
Wedding: June 2018
June 2018
still on cloud 9!
Wow!! What can I say.. We were married here two weeks ago and still on cloud 9! This castle exceeded our expectations and really did deliver our dream wedding which we will remember for the rest of our lives. The team at Lumley Castle are nothing short of miracle workers and their dedication really shone through right from the very first time we made contact. For anyone considering a castle wedding at Lumley! I whole heartedly recommend you do it! They are flexible and work to your specific budget and really do take the time to figure out what's important to ensure everything is perfect. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Mr & Mrs Anderson
Natalie and David
Wedding: June 2019
November 2017
Without a doubt the right venue
Lumley Castle was without doubt the right venue for our wedding and we are really pleased we chose it. Everything ran smoothly on the day, it’s a venue with a lot of experience of weddings and they know what they are doing. David was our Co-ordinator on the day and he was great, helpful, nothing was too much trouble and it felt like he really cared about everything running smoothly. We booked the Scarbrough room for our ceremony and the Baron Suite for the reception. It was lovely to have the two options for the two elements of our day. The Baron Suite is really quirky - if you book it and go for table flowers I recommend utilising the candelabras, we did and they looked fab with trailing flowers arranged by our florist. Emma and Holly were excellent in terms of the planning, very helpful, knew their stuff and were very responsive. One of the things I found stressful with wedding planning was when suppliers didn’t get back very promptly but that was never an issue with Lumley. Always consistent in terms of communication. Price wise, we went with the sapphire package and it felt reasonable for what we got, our guests loved the food. There wasn’t much negotiation on price for things, some prices/pricing strategies were set in stone. So if you are looking for a lot of negotiation price wise then this may not be the venue for you. However I don’t know that other venues are big on negotiation either. If you want to get married somewhere that’s extremely picturesque for photos, quirky for guests and with staff who genuinely are lovely then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lumley Castle. We had a brilliant day and our chosen venue was definitely part of this.
Wedding: March 2018
November 2017
Great two night break celebrating our anniversary
We booked heritage break and were offered suite for great upgrade price. The food was above excellent. All the staff were friendly and service was personal. Keith our wedding manager from 8 year ago made it more special by coming to see us on having dinner then treating us to a complimentary drink. The restaurant staff were very good. Reception and concierge all friendly. We will be returning.

Wedding Fairs North East

19th January 2020
Lumley Castle Hotel are hosting the first Wedding Fair of the year with Wedding Fairs North East, come and visit the fantastic suppliers and see your dream wedding venue! Open 11am-2pm
Location & Contact Details


Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 4NX

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Chester Le Street

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Chester Le Street

Nearest Airport

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Here at Lumley Castle Hotel we have some fantastic enhancements available, the most popular being our Candy, Cookie or Savory Cart!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy every moment and let your dedicated wedding coordinator guide you through the planning making your wedding experience magical

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Historical, Unique, Versatile, Picturesque, Memorable

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Lumley Castle Hotel is surrounded by 9 acres of beautiful parkland and within the 4 star Castle we have unique features which create perfect photo opportunities

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special OfferLooking for the perfect wedding venue? Look no further! Celebrating 630 years of Lumley Castle we are offering our new wedding couples who choose our Majestic Package for October 2019 to March 2020 over £1,000 worth of complimentary enhancements. This is available for a very limited time on a first come basis. Applicable to new wedding bookings only between the valid period. Subject to availability. Hotel terms and conditions apply. Get in touch with the dedicated wedding team at Lumley Castle Hotel to find out more!
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