15 Stately Homes And Castles In Northern Ireland You Can Get Married In
It is no secret that Northern Ireland has some incredible wedding venues to choose from. If you have your heart set on a beautiful stately home or castle, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of some popular choices in the area to help you find the venue of your dreams.
1. Galgorm Castle
Located in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, The Ivory Pavilion is a beautiful wedding location in the walled garden of historic Galgorm Castle. The grounds are outstanding and you also have the option of getting married in the castle – a superb choice with everything you could need in one place.
2. Lissanoure Castle
Located in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, this exclusive venue is perfect for your ceremony and reception with it’s beautiful grounds and historic structures. This private family home provides the perfect venue for a memorable day with indoor and outdoor accommodations to choose from.
3. Glenarm Castle
Located in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, is the gorgeous venue at Glenarm Castle. The service is conducted in the Castle itself, then the reception is two miles further up the estate in the exclusive River Lodge. The castle and River Lodge are first class locations with beautiful surroundings and photo locations.
4. Rathmullan House
Located in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal, Rathmullan House is set in tranquil wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly and at the beginning of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way coastline. The setting is ideal for that fairytale wedding you’ve dreamed of all your life.
5. Ballygally Castle
Located in Ballygally, Co. Antrim, on the tip of the famous Causeway Coastal Route, Ballygally Castle is a stunning 17th century castle which overlooks the golden sands of Ballygally Bay and has uninterrupted views towards Scotland. You won’t find a more stunning setting for your big day.
6. Glenmore Manor
Located in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Glenmore Manor’s beautiful decor and intimate setting provides the perfect venue for a boutique wedding or function. Ideal for a smaller, more intimate wedding.
7. Newforge House
Located in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Newforge House, a historic family-run country is set on the edge of the small village of Magheralin. The central location, only 30-minute drive from Belfast, makes Newforge an ideal base for venturing out on a honeymoon after the wedding.
8. Belfast Castle
Located in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Belfast Castle is a dream wedding location. Stunning grounds overlook the Belfast Lough, providing the perfect wedding photographic opportunities. Their delicious menus and elegant reception venue are all part of the deal in this gorgeous mountain side castle.
9. Drenagh Estate
Located in Limavady, Co. Derry, Drenagh will help you plan every moment of your big day to perfection. Their dedicated Wedding Planners will help you every step of the way and give you peace of mind as you plan your perfect day. In addition to a gorgeous setting they offer the discreet personal attention and service that you deserve with a one wedding per day policy.
10. Beech Hill
Located on Ardmore Road, Co. Derry, the award-winning combination of Beech Hill’s rural setting, fine dining, beautifully appointed luxury accommodation and famed hospitality of the O’Kane and Donnelly families will ensure an enjoyable and truly memorable day for you and your guests.
11. Tullyveery House
Located in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Tullyveery House is licensed by the Newry, Mourne and Down Council to hold Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies. There is one smaller indoor location in the Georgian house, two larger indoor options in the Courtyard Rooms and four outdoor lawn and garden choices for your wedding ceremony. This permits the switching of an outdoor choice to indoors, in the event of inclement weather, at relatively short notice. Religious ceremonies are also welcome.
12. Belle Isle Castle
Located in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Belle Isle Castle is situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century, the estate today offers a wide range of choices to suit all tastes and budgets.
13. Tempo Manor
Located in Tempo, Co. Fermanagh, Tempo Manor possesses an unusual beauty, being richly planted with extremely fine old trees: and, besides a river which flows through its entire extent, the hills enclose three small lakes wooded down to the water’s edge. How could anything be so perfect for a day of joy?
14. Crom Castle
Located in Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, Crom Castle is set in rolling parkland amid wooded islands and the tranquil Upper Lough Erne. The historic seat of the Earls of Erne for over 350 years, this venue enjoys an unrivaled location in the heart of Ireland’s Lake District for your wedding day.
15. Hillsborough Castle
Located in Hillsborough, Co. Down, Hillsborough Castle is a stunning Georgian country house and royal residence nestled within 96 acres of peaceful woodland, ornamental grounds and meandering waterways. Choose from one of the Castle’s State Rooms or hold your wedding amongst ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways, picturesque glens and trimmed lawns.
By Amy Naves, Excalibur Press