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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.
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Features & Capacity


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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
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
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Cheryl Adamson
Married in December 2019
January 2020
Adamson Wedding
We found lumley as a venue quite by accident as it wasn't somewhere we had thought about. but from walking in the door we knew it was the venue for us! The castle is beau...
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Camelia and James
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Perfect Day
We had a very intimate wedding with just the 2 of us and our daughter. Emma our wedding coordinator made sure that the package we choose was tailored right for us and kep...
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Married in July 2019
July 2019
Beyond Perfect
Our wedding here was beyond perfect. Right from our first visit we knew we’d made the right decision. The staff were attentive and so knowledgable. The venue speaks for i...
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Natalie and David
Married in June 2019
September 2019
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 expe...
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Ian and Fiona
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Our wedding at Lumley 25th Nov
Hi to the weddings team, Just a quick note to thank you all at Lumley Castle so very very much for making our special day at Lumley a day to remember. The whole day seeme...
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The Greens
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Our Wedding Day
We and all guests had a fantastic day and can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail throughout. We will be recommending Lumley as a venue and your name as a co-...
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Location & Contact Details


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

Nearest Town

Chester Le Street

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Chester Le Street

Nearest Airport

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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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

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historical, Unique, Versatile, Picturesque, Memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

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

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!