Lumley Castle

(17 reviews) 17 5
Chester-Le-Street Durham DH3 4NX
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About Lumley Castle

Durham, DH3 4NX

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 600 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.

• Historic 14th-century castle • Beautiful fairy-tale setting • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies with up to 132 guests • Wedding packages available to suit your needs • Dedicated wedding coordinators and helpful staff • 73 individually designed rooms, decorated to suit our Castle’s theme

Facilities at Lumley Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Lumley Castle Reviews (17)

Our Wedding at Lumley 25th Nov
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By Mr and Mrs Burt, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Nov 2018

Hi to the weddings team, Just a quick note to thank you all at Lumley Castle so very very much for making our special day at Lumley a day to remember. The whole day seemed to go so well and ran like clockwork. A special thank you to David, our wedding co ordinator on the day for all his help, guidance and experience. We all had such a fantastic day and it will live long in our memories. We hope to see you again next year when we come back for our 1st anniversary. Many thanks

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By Anna, on 19 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Apr 2018

My best friend recently got married here and it's safe to say, it was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed it so much. The food was amazing and the staff were just great. Would definitely love to stay overnight.

Our Wedding Day
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By Mrs Robinson, on 19 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Mar 2018

We got married here on January 24th 2016 (yes I’m very late to review and honestly we had the most amazing day. Everything was perfect! I can’t thank Lucinda Thompson and Keith Stephenson enough for everything they did to make sure our wedding was everything we had hoped and dreamed of. All of the staff on the day were polite, hard working and went out of their way to make sure we had the best day ever. All of our family and friends had an amazing day and still talk about how lovely the hotel stay was, My husband and I are very excited to visit again this year on 24th January to once again celebrate our anniversary,- thank you Lumley castle for making our day perfect?

Fabulous from start to finish
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By Darren Thompson, on 20 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Jun 2017

We had our wedding here on Saturday 17th June 2017. We had a fabulous weekend from start to fact the whole process was fantastic; from meeting the sales coordinators and planning from their end - thank you Christina - to the coordinator and staff on the day - thank you Keith; you put Laura completely at ease before the day and both you and your staff were on the ball, the room looked stuning, the food was amazing and the service was like a "well oiled machine" (I overheard one of guests saying that), thank you also for keeping us fed and watered on such a hot day even though we (and you) were non-stop. Our guests were full of compliments for the venue and staff, again, from the start of their experience at check in to check out. Laura and I will certainly be back to enjoy the venue again and maybe even pay you all a visit sooner than you think

Spectacular Wedding
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By David Morris, on 30 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2017

Had our wedding here yesterday 25/3/17 - absolutely brilliant day, nothing was too much trouble and the food was loved by everyone. Fantastic day and the venue was spectacular, especially the King James Suite! Would highly recommend it as a venue for anybody looking.

Everything was spot on!
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By Charlotte Miles, on 30 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2017

We had our wedding here at the weekend. From start of planning to the end everyone in the wedding team was amazing, nothing was a problem for any of them. A special thanks needs to go to Keith Stephenson who was the perfect wedding co-ordinator on the day, nothing at all was a problem and he guided myself and my new husband through everything we needed to know, he also gave us some great advice. On the day all the staff were so helpful and nothing was a problem. It was an amazing day that we both wish we could do over, the food, the company, the service, the rooms, everything was spot on!

Mr & Mrs Skeoch
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By Rachel Wallace, on 15 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Feb 2017

Thank you for making our wedding day magical, it was truly amazing and everything we hoped for.

Great Success
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By Chris Leslie, on 07 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2016

Dear Lucinda, Just back from our honeymoon, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at Lumley Castle for making our wedding day a great success. Eveyone was very attentive, the flowers and food were wonderful and the Sceptre room was beautiful. Many Thanks again, Yours Sincerely, Ian & Chris Leslie

Professional and attention to detail
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By Janel, on 07 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2016

Dear Lumley Castle Staff, We just wanted to thank you for all your help on our wedding day especially Keith and Lucinda whose professionalism and attention to detail were much appreciated. We could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding day, and we are pleased to have chosen Lumley Castle. Thank you again for helping to give us such a wonderful wedding. Regards Janel

Parfect Wedding Day
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By Vera Cambridge, on 07 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 19 Mar 2016

Dear Claire, Just a note of thanks to you and your team who made our wedding day so perfect and also a special thanks to Kim who made sure everything went smoothly. Many Thanks, Vera & Tony Cambridge

Amazing Day
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By Danielle Robson, on 07 Aug 2015

I just wanted to say thank you. We had an amazing day on Thursday and every staff member we have encountered has been fantastic. Please pass on my thanks to everyone and particularly to Keith who kept everyone in line on Thursday. You have all helped to create some wonderful memories that will last is the rest of our lives! It is a gorgeous venue and we can be sure we will return again and again......definitely to the king James Suite! We had a large number of guests stay over and they were also thrilled with their rooms,food and service. This just reminds me, I almost forgot to mention the food! The food was delicious and also the biggest portion of main course I have ever seen during a wedding breakfast. Thank you again, it was everything we could have hoped for.

Thank you! From Mr & Mrs Thompson
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By Emma & Gareth Thompson, on 16 Dec 2014

Dear all at Lumley Castle, We had our wedding with you on 16th May this year (Seems a long time ago now!) and we're still thinking and talking about it! We truly had the most magical day and so did our guests. They were all blown away by the venue! We wanted to say the biggest of thank you to Claire for all of her help and patience in the run up and to Keith for being beyond amazing on the day - We felt so at ease and you were a total star! We wish we could do it all over again! Take care and hopefully see you again. Love from Emma & Gareth Thompson xx

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