Lumley Castle

(25 reviews) 25 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 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.

• 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 (25)

Venue Service

By Catherine Walker, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Would like to thank the whole team at Lumley castle especially David who took care of everything on our wedding day 18/5/19 it was amazingly perfect and everything we hoped for and more. The room looked wonderful the food was gorgeous. Thank you for making our day so amazing and a weekend to remember forever - Mr and Mrs Walker x

Vow Renewal
Venue Service

By Julia Barron, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

We recently renewed our vows at this wonderful castle. Staff were amazing particularly Holly and Sarah. The food was gorgeous for both the ceremony and the evening meal the following night. Really friendly people who made our special occasion even more special

Amazing Day
Venue Service

By Karina Dawson, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

We had our wedding at Lumley Castle last Saturday. We had the most amazing day and cannot thank the staff at Lumley Castle enough for everything they did for us. In particular we would like to thank Holly and Emma for helping us plan our special day and David for organising everything on the actual day. David was amazing and made sure everything ran smoothly meaning we did not have to worry and could relax and enjoy our day. Our guests had a fantastic time and we have received lovely comments about both the venue and the outstanding food. Everyone we interacted with during our stay was friendly and went out of their way to help from the moment we checked in until the moment we left. We will definitely be back to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.

Perfect Wedding Location
Venue Service

By Liam and Gemma Small, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2019

We got married at Lumley Castle in April 2019. From booking 18 months prior the Weddings team made every effort to ensure nothing was too much trouble and were very easy to contact when required. When we visited the Castle we were made to feel very welcome and they ensured the planning was stress free! The wedding day itself ran like clockwork and all the staff were so hard working to made our dream day exactly what we had imagined. The Castle and the grounds are beautiful and a perfect location for any wedding

Our Wedding Day Was Perfect
Venue Service

By Kate Bush, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

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

Lumley Castle
Venue Service

By Joanne Gowens, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

What can I say about our experience at Lumley Castle for our wedding! It was outstanding from start to finish and we had the most wonderful day ever with our friends and family, which will stay with us always. The wedding team are brilliant! Holly was so friendly and helpful, and always had great communication and efficiency with us, which made things so easy to organise. David who we met a few days before the wedding and who took care of everything on our entire day, was nothing short of fantastic. As soon as we arrived with our lists, vision and requests he put us at complete ease and took away any last minute stresses that you inevitably feel days before. He was marvellous at taking care of all the finer details and made everything run like clockwork on the day, meaning we could absolutely not worry about a thing, and just enjoy our wonderful day. All of the guests commented on how amazing not only the place looked but just how everything flowed so well, which was a credit to him and his team. I’d say to anyone thinking about Lumley Castle for their special day, do it! I can’t praise it enough – beautiful grounds, beautiful rooms – the Scarbrough state room lovely for our ceremony, and the Garter room was stunning for our celebrations. The food delicious and the staff and wedding team are brilliant. You’ll have an overall fabulous time making lots of happy memories you can look back on.

Venue Service

By Amy Durrant, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

If you are looking for a wedding venue than definitely visit Lumley Castle. We got married here last weekend and everything went perfectly, the team went above and beyond to make our day the most special day, looking after all of our guests especially those with dietary requirements. Alison Oakland is an absolute credit to the venue and we would highly recommend the venue. Would love to do the day all over again! Lumley will always hold a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to return and celebrate our 1 year anniversary there!

Mr and Mrs Hall
Venue Service

By Sarah and Dan, on 12 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2018

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. Thank you all

Our Wedding at Lumley 25th Nov
Venue Service

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

Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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

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