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 71 reviews
on Mon, 5th of August, 2019
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

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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.
on Sat, 20th of July, 2019
We got married on the 7th July 2018 at Lumley Castle, The weather was sunny and the venue is beautiful. Due to the number of guests attending, we had our Marriage ceremony in the Barons Hall.
As it was 2nd time around for both my wife and I, we decided to break convention and went with the

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Elizabethan banquet instead of the traditional wedding breakfast.
Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment that went with it. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. There are also some lovely areas in the grounds for some great photographs to look back upon the memories of the day.
I highly recommend Lumley Castle.
on Wed, 17th of July, 2019
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

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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 ????
on Wed, 12th of June, 2019
We would like to thank you all for an amazing wedding at your beautiful venue. We would especially like to thank Alison who was absolute star and made our day completely perfect. All of the staff were amazing and made the day run like clock work. We had the most special day of our lives. Thankyou

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all ❤
on Tue, 28th of May, 2019
"My now husband and I first came to visit Lumley Castle back in October 2017 and met with one of the wedding team. We looked around the stunning castle and took a look at both the beautiful reception rooms.

We knew that Lumley Castle was the venue for us and we choose the beautiful light and

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bright Garter Suite, and booked our wedding the very next day.

From the start the wedding team were very helpful and guided us through the process of organising our prefect day. With regular emails and updates from the team to what needed to be done next and kept us informed at every stage of the process. Every question to the team was promptly responded to.

We got married at Lumley Castle on the 30th March 2019. The day itself was absolutely perfect, the events team, imparticular David made sure everything was just how we wanted it and made me feel confident that our day would be perfect for us. The day ran so smoothly and was very well organised thanks to Lumley's amazing staff.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and ensured that all our guests had everything they needed. The wedding breakfast meal was fantastic, all of our guests commented how delicious the food was, every course was served and cleared very fluently. The wedding breakfast was lovely and relaxed.

Our wedding day was perfect from start to to finish, we could not have wanted anymore from our special day. The castle itself and reception rooms were the perfect setting for our day. It's such a beautiful place full of character and interest every where you look. Our guests where astonished with how wonderful Lumley Castle is and how attentive the staff were.

I would like to say a huge Thank You to Lumley Castle for giving us our perfect wedding day!

Mr and Mrs Bush."

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