Civil Wedding Ceremonies

Lumley Castle Hotel is a romantic venue for a civil wedding ceremony. The Hotel’s civil licence means that you can be married and host your Wedding Reception and Evening celebrations in its historic surroundings.

Lumley Castle is licensed to hold Civil Service Ceremonies in The Scarbrough State Room up until 6.00pm. A regal room with feature fireplace, high ceiling decorated with original plaster mouldings, tall feature windows framed with luxurious drapes and surrounding views of the countryside – makes the perfect setting for your Civil Wedding Ceremony.

Once you are married, your designated Wedding Coordinator will guide you and your guests to your exclusive area for your reception drinks, canapés and photograph opportunities.

Our Civil Ceremony Package includes:

  • Room Hire
  • Order of the Day
  • Chair Covers
  • Use of CD Player

A capacity of 80 can be accommodated in The Scarbrough State Room. This includes yourselves, any photographers, videographers and musicians. In addition our Garter Suite can accommodate a Civil Ceremony allowing up to 132 guests. (Please ask your Wedding Coordinator for additional details).

To arrange your Civil Ceremony at Lumley Castle Hotel, please contact the Superintendent Registrar at Durham Registry Office on 03000 263 263 to reserve your ceremony date and time. Please note an additional Wedding Licence Fee will be payable direct to the Registrar.


For further details about any of our Wedding Packages or to arrange a visit to the castle please call our Wedding Coordinators on +44 (0) 191 389 1111, or contact us