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Lumley Castle Hotel

Chester-le-Street, County Durham

About Lumley Castle Hotel wedding venue

Celebrate your wedding in your own enchanting, fairy-tale setting. Lumley Castle provides the perfect backdrop for the most romantic occasion to make all your wedding dreams come true.

The stunning, historic castle has been standing proudly for over 630 years. The unique venue is nestled within nine acres of charming parkland, overlooking the River Wear. The magnificent building is a monument to a bygone era of honour and chivalry.

Lumley Castle is the perfect setting for your wedding. We invite you to host your ceremony, reception and evening celebrations in the stunning castle and its unique surroundings. To help with your plans and preparations, we offer a variety of excellent wedding packages to cater for between 2 and 132 guests.

We provide an attentive, personal service from start to finish. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to begin discussing your requirements and budgets to ensure Lumley Castle is your first choice of venue. Our friendly, helpful staff and dedicated wedding coordinators are on hand every step of the way to ensure everything runs smoothly.

With an exciting combination of heritage, extravagance and splendour, exquisite food and fantastic service, your special day at Lumley Castle is sure to be an unforgettable celebration.

**Proud winner of Service Excellence Award 2016**


Lumley Castle Hotel Features

Minimum guests10
Maximum guests180
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barYes
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesYes
Asian wedding specialistsNo
External caterersNo
Venue type: Banquet Hall, Castle, Hall, Historic Building, Restaurant

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Lumley Castle Hotel Location

Lumley Castle Hotel
County Durham
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Directions to Lumley Castle Hotel

Directions by car:

A1(M) junction 63. Take the turn off for Chester le Street and follow signs for Riverside. You will then pick up signs for Lumley Castle.

Directions by public transport:

By rail - Durham 7 miles, Newcastle 11 miles


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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...

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September 2019.
Wedding Guest


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...

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August 2019.
Wedding Guest


Absolutely Fantastic

I don’t even know where to begin with this review - everything was absolutely fantastic from the first appointment with Emma to checking out the day after our wedding with Chloe at reception! I honestly can’t thank Lumley castle enough for providing us with the most perfect day ever. Every...

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July 2019.
Wedding Guest



Thank you! Our wedding day was magnificent and we couldn't fault Lumley Castle or any of the staff at all, they all helped to enhance our special day. Thank you again for all your help leading up to our special day and again for the help on the day, the...

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June 2019.
Wedding Guest


Thank you

I recently had my wedding at Lumley Castle and I can honestly say it was the most perfect venue. It was stunning visually, the staff were amazing - particularly Holly in arranging before the day and Kimberley on the day of the wedding. The food was some of the best...

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May 2019.

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