Lumley Castle Hotel

Lumley Castle Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Chester-Le-Street, Durham,

We all have a story of how we met. But what of the next amazing chapter? At Lumley we believe your story is about to get a whole lot more exciting. We’re thinking fairytale castle, one joyous melting pot of friends and loved ones and a night like your love that never ends.


Lumley Castle Hotel is a fairytale setting for your wedding day! A 4* Hotel set within nine acres of parkland overlooking the River Wear.

Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or larger celebration, we are confident that our magnificent state rooms and eclectic dining rooms will not fail to impress.

If you are looking for a grand wedding then we have it covered - a unique venue where the past and present blend seamlessly together. 

An exciting blend of heritage and splendour, superb food and outstanding service will make your day one to cherish and remember forever.  Featuring spectacular architecture and extraordinary decor.

We realise that your special day should be as unique as you are and therefore our dedicated, experienced team would be delighted to discuss your individual requirements and budgets in order to ensure that Lumley Castle is your first choice of wedding venue.

Proud winner of Service Excellence Award 2016

Meet the Dream Maker

Emma and Holly
Wedding and Events Sales Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 37 reviews
by Deborah Carey
on Mon, 3rd of February, 2020
We want to say a massive thanks to you and the rest of the Weddings Team, especially Emma and Alex. The day went superbly and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more, it was so special. A truly emotional day for not only us, but also for my Step dad, who was so proud to walk me down the

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aisle at long last. It was the winter wedding we never got 10 years ago. Huge thanks also to Dean who saved the day with the table layout and helped us rearrange the table and seating a little bit, and also helped us with making sure the cd music played ok. Both the Scarborough and Northumbria rooms were so beautiful, very festive and only added to the magic of the day. The talented chefs and kitchen staff gave us stunning food and the delicious canapés were a huge hit with our guests.

All of our guests, some of which had never been to Lumley Castle, were enchanted with it, and fell in love with its unique quirkiness. I don’t think Lily has ever had so many “hello’s”.

We feel extremely blessed that we had such an professional team working hard to create the perfect day for us, and at the head of that team was you Holly. You are so good at your job. Efficiency personified, and a 1000 thank-yous are not enough. From sorting out our precise accommodation requests, the perfect menu and drinks, my never ending calls and emails regarding trivial little details, and you did it all with a perfect blend of calm and reassurance. As you may remember when we first met you, we said we have been visiting Lumley for the best part of 20 years and it is always our “No 1 go-to” place whenever we have a special occasion, birthday, anniversary, ... or even just a Wednesday!

So again, please accept our heartfelt thanks for giving us such a memorable day, we will never forget it.
by Cheryl Adamson
on Sun, 5th of January, 2020
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

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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
by Joanna Smith
on Sat, 19th of October, 2019
From the moment we went to a wedding fair at Lumley we were so impressed by the staff, service and venue that they went straight to the top of our list!

The organisation and support before the day was top notch and we felt very safe in the hands of the wedding and operations team.

The day

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itself was a dream. The staff were friendly and welcoming to our guests. They took care of everything so all my husband and I had to do was enjoy the day. They were accommodating to our wishes so our guests enjoyed themselves too.

The venue itself is stunning and made such a good impression on our guests. It also looked amazing in photos!

We are incredibly pleased with our experience with Lumley Castle and genuinely cannot praise it highly enough.
by Mark Daglish
on Sat, 19th of October, 2019
Don't know where to start! We cannot thank yourself and Tony enough for giving us the day of our dreams. We really did have a fairytale. Everything was completely perfect. The only thing we picked up on was the DJs skills were a bit dated. He didn't know a lot of the songs people were requesting and

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the floor was a bit empty. However, we had enough entertainment elsewhere so it wasn't an issue.
A big thank you to Tony who went above and beyond for us nothing was too much trouble.
by Natalie Stouph
on Tue, 3rd of September, 2019
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

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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.

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