£1500 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
78 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Durham Castle's magnificent Great Hall is one of the premier venues of the North East.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Features & Capacity


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


In-House Wedding Coordinator
Grade I/II Listed Building

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Full Description
The magnificent Great Hall, which dates from 1284, can take wedding breakfasts of up to 200, with guests able to enjoy an arrival drinks reception in the Courtyard of the Castle or the Tunstall Gallery. For smaller occasions the more intimate Bishop's Dining Room can take up to 40. We are also licensed for Civil Ceremonies for up to 120 guests. The Castle has two Suites, the Bishop's Suite and the Chaplain's Suite, as well as another 47 en suite and 29 standard (with shared bathrooms) bedrooms which can be available for you and your guests The staff at Durham Castle would like to help you prepare for your special day and will do all they can to ensure you enjoy it to the full. Whatever style of wedding you are thinking of we would be happy to discuss it with you. Included in your Wedding Package are the following: The use of the Tunstall Gallery or Courtyard for drinks reception The use of the Fellows Garden for photographs Our courtesy room for changing and storing of gifts The services of an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you Advice on the choice of menus and wines Provision of menus and place cards


Public Liability Insurance
Andrew and Sharon
Happy couple married in April
November 2018
Stunning wedding venue
From start to finish the day was planned impeccably. Everything we wanted was provided and there were even some little added extras that made the day even that more special. We would definitely recommend Durham Castle for a magical and atmospheric reception venue. We wish we could experience the day all over again!
Location & Contact Details


Palace Green, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3RW, England

Travel Notes

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