Lumley Castle Exterior DayA LEADING North East hotel, which has provided a fairytale setting for hundreds of weddings, is wooing couples with an early Christmas gift.

600-year-old Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, has long been one of the region’s most popular wedding venues and now it is offering a special deal for those tying the knot between January and June 2015.

The Fairytale package gives couples the chance to not only exchange their vows in one of four star Lumley Castle Hotel’s spectacular State Rooms but to celebrate with up to 40 guests over a formal, three-course wedding breakfast and, later, an evening finger buffet.

The happy couple can then spend their first night of married life together in one of the castle’s 73 bedrooms, complete with a four poster bed, for a special, set price of £2500.

Other features of the package include a Bucks Fizz reception, all table linen and stationary, silver candelabra or each table and even a fresh flower arrangement to decorate the top table during the reception.

In addition, Lumley Castle Hotel is waiving the room hire fees for weddings which take place at the venue between January and March.

“There are few venues in the country as unashamedly romantic as Lumley,” said the hotel’s director of sales Nola Collinson.

“It’s a fairytale venue in every way and now bridal couples can enjoy their dream wedding for less.”

To find out more about weddings at Lumley Castle call 0191 389 1111 or visit