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Lumley Castle Hotel Wedding Venue

Castle Wedding Venue

County Durham, Chester-le-Street

£2,500 - £7,550

500 guests

82 reviews

We are Close to Town but with a Country feel

We offer the option of both inside and outside ceremonies

We're also a hotel, so plenty of room for your wedding guests

We have over 600 years of history

We can show you our wedding packages or make a package to suit your wedding

We have historic themed bedroom!

Prices & Key Facts


Price Band: £ - ££

Typical Price: £4,250

Price Range: £2,500 - £7,550

Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.

Hire Price Range: £2,500 - £7,500

Per Person Price Range: £100 - £120


Guests for a ceremony: 132

Guest Capacity (min/max): 6 / 500

Guests for sit down meal: 6 - 132

Space for more? (e.g. marquee): Yes


Accommodation Rooms: 68

Accommodation Capacity: 140

About Lumley Castle Hotel

A Historic civil licensed castle wedding venue, in Chester-le-Street, County Durham. The castle offers a unique and romantic setting making us the ideal place for a fairytale wedding. Our Wedding Spaces include; a medieval Baron's Hall, a grand State Room, and a more intimate Scarborough Room. Each offering you a differnt look or feel for your wedding day. The castle's picturesque surroundings, including its extensive grounds and a nearby lake, offer beautiful backdrops for wedding photographs.

You don’t have to be royalty or a movie star to get married in a 14th Century Castle; Lumley Castle is for everyone! Our Wedding Brochure is unique because we don’t just deliver weddings, we celebrate the journey of Love, from the proposal to the big day, elegant Hen and Stag Parties, and a range of options that makes every wedding beautifully and refreshingly unique. In fact, our wedding brochure is so flexible we can cater for events both intimate and grand in scale.

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.

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed

Humanist / Celebrant weddings

Outdoor Ceremonies

Receptions Only

Venue Setting





Venue Type

Castles & Palaces

Large hotel

Country House

Manor House


Weekend Hire

Unique & Unusual


Outdoor Weddings

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies

Exclusive use

Honeymoon suite

Orangery Or Marquee

Dance floor

Live music permitted

Discos permitted

Fireworks permitted

Wedding coordinator

Onsite car parking

Licensed bar

Inhouse Toastmaster

Wedding packages

Bespoke weddings

Guest rooms

Dog friendly

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers

BBQ & Hog Roasts



Contact & Location

Lumley Castle Hotel

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

Customer Reviews

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