£55 - £125 pp
Up to 132
73 Bedrooms
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£55
Maximum Price
£125
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
132
Reception Capacity
180
No. of Bedrooms
73
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Venue

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!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1972
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(22)
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 beautiful with an amazing atmosphere and it really was a dream venue to us! From the very start of the process the planning staff could not be more helpful. We always felt like our questions were welcomed and they were accommodating in every aspect. Our day went perfectly, the staff were amazing and the food was lovely. I can not recommend them enough. A massive thank you to Holly, Kim and all the staff who worked on the day xxx
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 kept us updated which was brill and we want to thank her for that. The King James suite was even better than the pics and the bed one of the most comfortable I have slept in. Massive thank you to Kim and Claire our witnesses. And a massive well done to Kim and her team: Sam, Sharon and Sarah for making our night in the restaurant perfect. Their customer service was of a high standard. Kim made sure that our evening meal was exactly as we expected it, on time, nothing was to much trouble for her. A real asset to the hotel. The food was also cooked beautifully and the quality was outstanding. So hats off to the Chefs. It was great to be looked after by very professional but still friendly staff. If you are at Lumley Castle and you feel the menu is quite basic for your taste, speak with the restaurant team, they will make an ordinary meal extraordinary. Thank you all for making our special day so special.
Stephanie
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 itself, we love being able to tell our little boy “mammy & daddy we’re married in a castle!”. The food was another huge highlight, the wedding breakfast was delicious as was the evening buffet. Our guests' highlights were how the day flowed so well and also... the sausage rolls?! Apparently they were to die for!? They still get talked about to this day! We would definitely say, if you’re looking for a stand out venue where nothing is too much trouble, take a look at Lumley
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 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.
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 seemed to go so well and ran like clockwork. A special thank you to David, our wedding co ordinator on the day for all his help, guidance and experiance. We all had such a fantastic day and it will live long in our memories. We hope to see yiu again next year when we come back for our 1st anniversary. Many thanks
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-ordinator to all our friends that are looking to marry in the future
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Chester Le Street

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Chester Le Street

Nearest Airport

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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FAQ
(4)

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!