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 33 reviews
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.
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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