Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony license
1 to 9 guests
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
What Our Couples Love
- Friendly and experienced staff
- Set in Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Unique, historic and beautiful venue
- Exquisite menus, prepared on site
- Four poster bed for Bride & Groom
- Stunning photos with the backdrop of the historical Castle
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
We guarantee to only take one wedding a day (but it is not exclusive use, as we may have other B&B guests staying with us – but they will not have access to the wedding ceremony or wedding breakfast rooms)
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Can we use our own caterers?
Are fireworks allowed?
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes, with a four-poster bed
Is there accommodation on site?
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, nearby hotels
Special Guides for Brides offers
Durham Castle wedding deal
Wedding Package Offer 2020 - £5,695 for 60 daytime guests and 80 evening guests
Includes Bucks Fizz on arrival, 3 course wedding breakfast with a glass of house wine, glass of sparkling wine for toasts, evening buffet, overnight accommodation for Bride & Groom, white table linen and napkins, red chair covers, candelabra, use of cake stand and knife, PA for speeches.
Terms and conditions
Available on selected dates, Monday to Thursdays only - applies to new bookings only
About Durham Castle
Durham Castle is a unique wedding reception venue in County Durham. There is no finer venue in the North East for wedding receptions than Durham Castle. This is a beautiful, historic building, and is sure to offer a unique wedding you won't forget.
Durham Castle is one of the premier venues for wedding receptions in the North East. Situated in the heart of the Durham, the Castle, along with Durham's world famous Cathedral, forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The magnificent Great Hall, which dates from 1284, can take wedding breakfasts of up to 200, with guests able to enjoy an arrival drinks reception in the Courtyard of the Castle or the Tunstal Gallery. For smaller occasions the more intimate Bishop's Dining Room can take up to 40.
The Castle is also licenced for civil ceremonies and can offer both indoor and outdoor ceremonies on site from 20 to 120 guests. Ceremonies are non-religious but legally binding, and offered to all couples.
Our staff have a wealth of experience organising the most prestigious events, ensuring that the quality of planning and service will match the unrivalled setting. Our catering team can provide a range of exceptional food, from buffets through to banquets for up to 200 people.
We can also offer a comfortable range of bed and breakfast accommodation within the Castle walls. The Castle has two Suites, the Bishop's Suite and the Chaplain's Suite, as well as another 47 en suite and 29 standard (with shared bathrooms) bedrooms which can be available for you and your guests.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 80 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.