Lumley Castle Hotel

£50 - £150 pp
Up to 132
68 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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You don’t have to be royalty or a movie star to get married in a 14th Century Castle; Lumley Castle is for everyone! We celebrate the journey of Love, from the proposal to the big day!
Lumley Castle Hotel Pricing & Costs

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
True Romance Package £49.50 per adult £24.75 per child Wedding: Gilt or Sceptre Minimum numbers of 6 – 20 Package Includes: Daytime or Evening hire of one of our luxury private dining rooms Prosecco Reception Drink One Glass of House Wine with the Meal Glass of Champagne for Toasting Top Table Centrepiece Table Plan, Place Cards, Menu Cards White Table Linen and Napkins Use of Cake Stand and Knife White Chair Covers or Chivari Chairs Dedicated experienced Wedding Coordinator Overnight stay in a Courtyard Classic Room including breakfast Complimentary Wedding Menu tasting for the happy couple with a bottle of house wine External Soulmate Package: £52.50 per adult £26.25 per child Wedding Rooms: Scarborough, Barons Hall or Garter Suite Minimum numbers of 20 – 132 Package Includes: Daytime or Evening hire of the Scarbrough, Northumbria, Barons Hall or Garter with Private Bar(s) Prosecco Reception Drink One Glass of House Wine with the Meal Glass of Champagne for toasting Top Table Centrepiece Table Plan, Place Cards, Menu Cards White Table Linen and Napkins Use of Cake Stand and Knife White Chair Covers with Bows or Chivari Chairs Master of Ceremonies Dedicated experienced Wedding Coordinator Overnight stay in a Courtyard Classic Room including breakfast Complimentary Wedding Menu tasting for the happy couple with a bottle of house wine
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Couple accommodation included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Lumley Castle Hotel Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Lumley Castle Hotel 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 fairy-tale place to get married. We invite you to hold your wedding ceremony, reception, and evening celebrations in our unique surroundings. 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 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: Lindsey
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
No. of People In Team
Cheryl Adamson
Happy couple married in December
December 2019
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
Happy couple married in August
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.
Happy couple married in July
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
Happy couple married in June
June 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
Happy couple married in December
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
Happy couple married in December
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
Lumley Castle Hotel Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

The closest railway station is Chester-Le-Street Railway Station which is located 1 mile from the castle and the closest Airport is Newcastle Airport which is 13.7 miles.

Nearest Town

Chester Le Street

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Chester Le Street

Nearest Airport

Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Lumley Castle Hotel Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (1)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Lumley Castle Hotel in 5 adjectives

Historical, Unique, Versatile, Picturesque, Memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at Lumley Castle Hotel?

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!