The Best Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland & Ulster

The Best Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland & Ulster

Getting married in Ireland’s beautiful North, but not quite sure where to begin your venue hunt? Here we’ve gathered the ultimate list of wedding venues in Northern Ireland and Ulster, covering everything from the very best hotels, country houses, romantic castles, rustic barns and some unique venues that mightn’t be on your radar yet. Simply pick your favourites from the lot, arrange a viewing and jump in the car for a visit to the breathtaking north of Ireland.

Rustic Venues & Barns

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Old Court Wedding Company

The private estate of the Old Court Wedding Company is a unique and exceptional location offering a range of stunning features that include a 17th-century church, beautifully restored barn, a charming yurt-inspired banqueting hall, and an enchanting private harbour with a boathouse perfect for your wedding night.

Location: Downpatrick, Co. Down | Capacity: 120 |

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The Carriage Rooms At Montalto

Located just 30 minutes from Belfast in beautiful  countryside, the converted Carriage Rooms at Montalto provides a perfect space for a stylish and character-filled wedding day. The opportunity to stay at the main house at Montalto, with the venue’s welcoming staff to look after your every need, should not be missed.

Location: Ballynahinch, Co. Down | Capacity: 180 |

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Riverdale Barn

Located just 20 miles from Belfast, Riverdale Barn has a retro look that vintage-loving couples can’t resist. With pretty red windows and doors, it’s a fantastic option for weddings of up to 140 guests.

Location: Craigavon, Co. Armagh | Capacity: 140 |

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Surrounded by idyllic woodland, this 18th century stone-built estate is the ideal wedding venue for couples looking for a countryside location to celebrate their special day in style.

Location: Armoy, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 90 |

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Ballydugan Mill

If you’re looking to get crafty with your wedding reception décor, The Mill at Ballydugan might be the spot for you. This restored 18th-century flour mill, which is located just outside Downpatrick, is a blank canvas ready to be transformed!

Location: Downpatrick, Co. Down | Capacity: 130 |

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Field Of Dreams

Field of Dreams, located outside of Bangor, is a venue that offers a variety of options on the outdoor wedding theme. The Retreat is a huge glass-fronted barn-style space sitting picturesquely on the lake and in the grounds a stretched tent is available for partying the night away (as if the barn wasn’t enough!). You’d be spoiled for choice in how to make the make the rustic wedding dream a reality.

Location: Bangor, Co. Down | Capacity: 130 |

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Orange Tree House

With views overlooking Stangford Lough, Orange Tree House has two options for a romantic ceremony space, a stone-walled, rustic function room that was originally built as a church in the 1820’s or their raised terrace, which has a stunning backdrop of the sea.

Location: Strangford Lough, Co. Down | Capacity: 120 |

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The Wool Tower

Situated on a 16-acre estate in Broughshane (known as the Garden Village of Ulster) and steeped in history, The Wool Tower is an enchanting 200-year-old converted mill, perfect for couples seeking an exciting, alternative wedding venue. Drinks receptions in the Vaulted Room or the Weaving Room really sets this space apart.

Location: Broughshane, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 200 |

Ballyness Resort

Surrounded by the towering Sperrin mountain range, Ballyness Resort has two dedicated wedding spaces, The Mead Hall ceremony space with capacity for 150 guests which can also host your drinks reception, and The Grange reception space which has capacity to comfortably seat up to 200+ guests. This really can cater to bespoke celebrations whether it’s a traditional marquee, a Mongolian Yurt or a big top circus tent with accommodation options from the luxurious Ballyness Manor, the modern Ballyness Lodge, and a delightful Shepherd’s Hut village.

Location: Limavady, Co. Derry | Capacity: 200+ |

The Mill at Dunfin Farm

Formerly the site of an 18th century corn mill, The Mill at Dunfin Farm is a beautiful barn surrounded by rolling green hills. The Mill has been used in many ways over the years, such as a scutching mill, processing flax for the linen industry, but has been restored to create a unique wedding reception location. Exposed stone wall, traditional barn doors, solid wood floors and industrial metal trusses are some of the characteristic features inside the main barn where you can celebrate in a cozy, relaxed and exclusive space filled with Irish charm.

Location: Ballycastle, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 60 |

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The Byre

A family-run Country House and barn venue, The Byre has hosted a handful of rustic, relaxed celebrations including owners son Michael’s gorgeous wedding which we featured last year here. The 80-year old Dutch barn has been lovingly restored and can host both ceremonies and receptions within its walls.

Location: Maghera, Co. Down |

Charming Country Houses & Estates

Rathmullan House

A Georgian country house estate set on the shores of Lough Swilly, Rathmullan House is a warm and welcoming wedding venue, offering lots of luxurious spaces in which to host your big day. Located just a few steps from a two mile-long golden beach – perfect for wedding portraits!

Location: Rathmullan, Co. Donegal | Capacity: 130 |

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Hillmount House

This privately-owned Georgian house, complete with stable block, coach house, sea-view gardens, woodland meadows, orchard, formal gardens and fully-furnished orangery, is a stunning space for a sophisticated wedding day. The renovated Georgian Barn with open courtyard and upstairs terrace at Hillmount House provides the perfect space for your drinks reception.

Location: Larne, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 140 |

Virginia Park Lodge

A labour of love for the Corrigan family, Virginia Park Lodge is where chef Richard celebrated his own wedding and is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxurious finishing touches. Who wouldn’t want Richard Corrigan designing their wedding menu? What a treat!

Location: Virginia, Co. Cavan | Capacity: 300 |

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Farnham Estate

Farnham Estate is a hotel and spa resort located just outside Cavan town and only 90 mins from Dublin and Belfast. This impressive 1300 acre estate is the perfect wedding venue for those looking for sophisticated country luxury.

Location: Cavan Town, Co. Cavan | Capacity: 240 |

Hilton Park

Providing the most idyllic location for a country house wedding, the unspoiled landscape, breathtaking gardens and recently-renovated courtyard space at Hilton Park set it apart from other venues. The open-air parterre is a fabulous space for a ceremony, boasting a terrific view of the lake.

Location: Clones, Co. Monaghan | Capacity: 120 |

Crover House

Steeped in over two hundred years of history, Crover House is an award-winning four-star hotel with 44 en-suite bedrooms. Located in county Cavan, and just a stone’s throw from Dublin and the border counties, this breathtaking venue has so much to offer couples tying the knot, including 41 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds. Nestled within the idyllic Crover Estate, the property offers an unparalleled romantic setting with breath-taking views of the glistening Lough Sheelin.

Location: Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan | Capacity: 400 |

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Drenagh Estate

A neo-classical Georgian country house with beautiful outdoor spaces, Drenagh Estate is perfect for couples looking to get back to nature. Inside, the gorgeous interiors provide a luxe backdrop for smaller wedding celebrations. The gardens at Drenagh are a wonderland of surprises – the Moon Garden is a truly magical spot.

Location: Limavady, Co. Derry | Capacity: 275 |

Newforge House

Newforge House offers a unique and intimate Georgian country house venue in a wonderful setting of mature gardens, trees, and green fields, giving you lots of options when it comes to pictures. The space lends itself perfectly to intimate family gatherings or small weddings for up to 28 guests. There’s a reason why Newforge is a multi-award winning establishment, five minutes in this family-run country house and you’re in love. Foodies who want an intimate celebration – you’ve found your wedding venue.

Location: Craigavon, Co. Armagh| Capacity: 28 |

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Tullyveery House

A family home for 300 years, when Tullyveery opened its doors for weddings, the focus was on creating a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Moving through the different spaces in the house and gardens, from a ceremony in the walled garden to drinks in the converted bar in the courtyard – every corner has party potential!

Location: Downpatrick, Co. Down | Capacity: 200 |

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Tempo Manor

With the gorgeous backdrop of a stone-walled country house, Tempo Manor is an idyllic marquee wedding venue surrounded by mature gardens. The perfect spot for dreamy photoshoots, couples have exclusive access to the grounds and outdoor spaces of this stunning wedding venue for their special day.

Location: Tempo, Co. Fermanagh | Capacity: 150 |

Lissan House

Lissan House is an impressive 400-year-old country house estate suitable for smaller weddings of up to 100 people. Filled with original features and surrounded by woodland. this is a uniquely picturesque spot to celebrate in country house style luxury.

Location: Cookstown, Co. Tyrone | Capacity: 100 |

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Drumhalla House

Nestled on a 50-acre estate on the banks of Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal, which flows into the North Atlantic, Drumhalla is a Georgian manor house with the gorgeous Kinnegar beach on its doorstep. The marquee is a perfect blank canvas for crafty couples and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Location: Rathmullan, Co. Donegal | Capacity: 300 |

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Rockhill House

Located just outside Letterkenny, about an hour’s drive from Donegal Airport, Rockhill House is an exclusive-hire country house venue dating back to the 17th Century. Boasting five reception rooms and 19 bedrooms, Rockhill can cater for weddings big and small – the Chambers dining room is the spot for an intimate dinner of up to 38 guests, while the light-filled Orangery seats up to 140.

Location: Rockhill, Co. Donegal | Capacity: 150 |

Larchfield Estate

Dating back to the 1600s and surrounded by 600 acres of forest and woodland, immerse yourself in the tranquil Antrim countryside for your special day. You have the option of having your ceremony in the rustic Stables Room or for larger ceremonies the stonewalled Larchfield Barn – and you can have an outdoor ceremony in the picturesque estate gardens!

Location: Lisburn, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 264 |

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Ashbrooke House

Set on an estate and surrounded by acres of pretty parkland, Ashbrooke House, is an exciting new Country House wedding venue. Intimate celebrations can be accommodated in the house itself, a gorgeous stately home full of antique furniture and paintings, while a marquee can be arranged for larger numbers. A bespoke, private-hire venue, hands-on couples who want to put their personal stamp on their big day will love this.

Location: Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh | Capacity: 50 |

Magheramorne Estate

Conveniently located just 23 miles from Belfast, this stunning 140-year-old coastal estate offers first-class food from sister company Jane’s Kitchen, gorgeous accommodation, stunning gardens and many impressive and unique indoor and outdoor spaces to fulfil. Whether your intimate or large, Magheramorne Estate can be reconfigured to best reflect your guest list. A feature we love? A tree is planted in the romantic gardens for every couple that weds there.

Location: Larne, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 180 |

Romantic Castles

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Castle Leslie

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie is a stunningly beautiful and secluded wedding venue with a fascinating history. The castle itself, which can host intimate weddings of up to 70 guests, is brimming with character, while the larger reception space, The Pavilion, boasts unforgettable views of Glaslough Lake.

Location: Glaslough, Co. Monaghan | Capacity: 260 |

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Crom Castle

Surrounded by the islands and ancient woodlands of Lough Erne, Crom Castle is a castle wedding venue with real wow factor. Spaces available for hire include the Little Orchard Tea Room, Inishfendra Room, and the old castle grounds. The old castle ruins provide a beautiful backdrop for outdoor ceremonies.

Location: Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh| Capacity: 100 |

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Lissanoure Castle

The gorgeous Lissanoure Castle offers two spots for romantic wedding ceremonies. The 18th century Coach House is split into the Gallery which can accommodate 200 people for evening receptions and the Macartney Room which comes complete with an open log fire and fully licensed bar. For large wedding receptions, you’re spoiled with the Castle Barn at Lissanoure Castle, which boasts a huge dance floor, a fully-licensed bar, and a fully-fitted catering kitchen. The distinctive navy blue walls gives this 18th Century farm building a contemporary twist.

Location: Ballymena, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 400 |

Cabra Castle

An early 19th Century castle set on over 100 acres of beautiful gardens and forests right on the Cavan, Meath and Monaghan borders, Cabra Castle provides a uniquely picturesque backdrop for a highly romantic wedding. The Granary is the newest addition to the venue and offers a buffet or BBQ style menu with indoor and outdoor seating catering for up to 100 guests, romantic decor, elegant floral roof hangings, and impressive floor-to-ceiling glass walls, overlooking the captivating views of the surrounding countryside.

Location: Kingscourt, Co. Cavan | Capacity: 270 |

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Belle Isle Castle

Belle Isle Estate and Private Island is a truly unique wedding venue in Northern Ireland. Offering exclusive two-day hire, this 17th Century castle in Fermanagh can be yours for an entire weekend. There are stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs at every turn, the lake, the lush Fermanagh countryside, and of course, the castle itself.

Location: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh | Capacity: 60 |

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Killeavy Castle

Hidden among the woodlands of Slieve Gullion, the beautiful grounds and views of this idyllic castle create a wonderful backdrop. Whatever size or style of wedding – the grandeur of the permanent event marquee, the informal intimacy of the Garden Lounge, or even the vibes of an outdoor wedding – you have lots of options. However, for more intimate weddings of up to 60 people, the Garden Lounge is a great choice with views onto the walled garden and an opening onto a terrace.

Location: Newry, Armagh | Capacity: 300 |

Lough Eske Castle

Perched on the river’s edge, Lough Eske Castle is a breathtaking wedding venue surrounded by idyllic countryside. The grounds of the estate make for the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, and the impressive ballroom is great for larger ceremonies. It can also cater for more intimate weddings in the Presidential Suite which can hold up to 55 people and overlooks the castle gardens.

Location: Donegal Town, Co. Donegal | Capacity: 300 |

Alternative Wedding Venues

The Loft Templepatrick

Fall in love with The Loft Templepatrick, a stunning wedding venue at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, burrowed in the heart of Templepatrick and located only 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport. The stylish little sister to the established Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, this Northern Ireland venue is a wedding destination that offers an alternative and magical setting for your special day.

Location: Ballyclare, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 150 |

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Clandeboye Lodge

With meticulously crafted and restyled interiors at Clandeboye Lodge, this 19th-century schoolhouse is a stunning, eclectic wedding location. The timber-arched Blackwood Suite is an elegant setting for ceremonies, while the picturesque gardens are ideal for your photos.

Location: Bangor, Co. Down | Capacity: 350 |

The Tap Room At Hilden Brewery

Hilden Brewery is located just eight miles from Belfast city centre but has the feel of somewhere much more remote. You and your guests can enjoy some drinks in the Georgian courtyard and the wonderful gardens on the grounds make for a beautiful photoshoot backdrop.

Location: Lisburn, Co. Antrim| Capacity: 180 |

The Sheddings

Set in the heart of 1500 acres of ancient woodland, surrounded by the famous Glenarm river, Glenarm Castle has opened its estate to this new wedding venue. If you’re dreaming of a woodland wedding, green wedding, wedding by water, or a tipi wedding then take note. The ceremony tent is the perfect location to say ‘I do’, while the custom-built stretch tent marquee can be equally equipped for smaller, more intimate weddings. From luxury glamping pods situated a minute’s walk away to historic dwellings on the estate, there are plenty of accommodation options for your guests to lay their heads.

Location: Ballymena, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 200 |

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An impressive, rustic venue in Northern Ireland with a winning combination of exposed beams and statement hanging chandeliers, Gracehall is made even more romantic with festoon lighting and rich green foliage.

Location: Dollingstown, Co. Down | Capacity: 170 |

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Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

At Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Catholic ceremonies can be held at Omagh Meeting House, while unique civil ceremonies are hosted at the elegant Cultra Manor. No matter which option you pick you can be guaranteed some quirky, character filled wedding pictures within the 1900’s Ballycultra Town.

Location: Holywood, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 150 |

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Dunmore Gardens

With a name like Dunmore Gardens, it’s safe to say that this country house estate is one of the top outdoor wedding venues in Ireland! Willow trees, rose beds and the charming maze of winding paths and ponds make the Donegal hideaway a pretty special spot to say “I do” – your guests will love exploring the grounds with a cocktail or a beer in hand!

Location: Carrigans, Donegal | Capacity: 150 guests |

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Deanes At Queens

Located in Belfast’s buzzing university quarter, Deanes at Queens has an exceptionally cool and modern vibe, which is perfect for an alternative small wedding. With Executive Chef Chris Fearon of Great British Menu fame working on the menu, your guests won’t forget your wedding feast in a hurry!

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 56 seated or 100 standing |

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Finnebrogue Woods

A secluded outdoor venue, Finnebrogue Woods is sure to be a hit among creative couples. An adorable woodland path leads guests to a truly unique reception space, comprising four super cool tipis, which can be configured to different options.

Location: Downpatrick, Co. Down | Capacity: 150 |

SS Nomadic

If you’re on the hunt for a truly unique wedding experience, look no further than getting married on the SS Nomadic, a wonderfully restored ship built alongside the Titanic in Belfast over a hundred years ago.

Location: Belfast | Capacity: 2oo |

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The Belfast Empire

For those looking for a really impactful setting, The Belfast Empire is a great choice. Intimate weddings feel most at home in the space as it caters for up to 100 guests dining. The Empire has the options of a delicious buffet for your guests, a formal meal from The Yellow Door, or couples can bring in their preferred caterers.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 100 dining or 400 standing |


Formerly Café Parisien, this stylish Belfast city centre restaurant has recently reopened as an exclusive-hire events space catering for weddings. Housed in an iconic Victorian building across the road from City Hall, it’s an incredibly cool space that will suit chic city celebrations.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 100 |

Stylish Hotels & Resorts


With three wedding suites with their own style and feel you can easily choose a space to suit your guestlist and your own aesthetic at Galgorm. The opulent Great Hall really is the last word in grandeur. With a feature bar that has marble and gold accents originating from prohibition Chicago to the waterfall centrepiece that acts as backdrop to the top table.

Location: Galgorm, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 300 |

Lusty Beg Island

Perfectly located on a private island in the heart of Lough Erne, you and your guests will be surrounded by beautiful lakeside woodland for your wedding weekend. This incredible spot will really give you those destination wedding vibes, with spaces indoors and outdoors for all your events from rehearsal dinner to day two.

Location: Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh | Capacity: 200 |

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Slieve Donard

Located right on Ireland’s gorgeous East coast, overlooking the Irish Sea, Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is a charming and luxurious wedding venue, boasting stunning Victorian architecture and magnificent gardens. The Grand Ballroom can hold up to 450 for dinner, depending on the layout, making it ideal for a larger celebration.

Location: Newcastle, Co. Down | Capacity: 500 |

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The Merchant

The Merchant is one of Northern Ireland’s most famous and adored luxury hotels. This five-star hotel includes a luxe rooftop where ceremonies are held overlooking Belfast city. The rooftop even has a fully retractable roof, so ceremonies can be enjoyed no matter the weather.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim| Capacity: 160 |

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AMPM is a great choice for those looking for a unique venue with quality service and dining in Belfast. Their rooftop space can accommodate up to 70 people while their private dining room, The Champagne Lounge, can host 40 guests, making the venue perfect for an intimate celebration.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 70 |

Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland
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Culloden Estate & Spa

Dating back to 1867 and originally built as the official palace for the Bishops of Down, Culloden Estate and Spa stands on 12 acres of secluded gardens and woodland, creating a truly romantic backdrop for an elegant, luxurious wedding day. Catering for parties of up to 480 guests, Culloden boasts a picturesque façade, gorgeous grounds and palatial indoor spaces.

Location: Holywood, Co.Antrim | Capacity: 130 |

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