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21 of the Best Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland

From grand castles to charming rustic barns, wedding venues in Northern Ireland boast a variety of stunning locations to make your wedding day unforgettable

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Imagine saying "I do" surrounded by rolling green hills, breath-taking coastlines, or within the grandeur of a historic estate – that's the essence of what wedding venues in Northern Ireland have to offer. 

Whether you dream of a grand celebration or a whimsical ceremony, Northern Ireland's diverse offering of wedding venues can cater to every desire, making it a truly magical place to begin your forever.

The Most Romantic Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland 

Northern Ireland's natural beauty is undeniable, with stunning lakes and rugged cliffs providing a breath-taking backdrop for your wedding photos. 

While other places in the UK might offer stunning scenery or historic venues, Northern Ireland offers a unique combination of rich history, Celtic charm and otherworldly landscapes, allowing couples to create a wedding experience that's both beautiful and steeped in local character.

We’ve rounded up 21 of the most romantic wedding venues in Northern Ireland, including everything from intimate reception spaces to budget-friendly options and more.

1. Carriage Rooms at Montalto - Ballynahinch, Co Down 

white two-story manor house with a grey slate roof and porch. A flower-lined path leads to the entrance. Lush green fields surround the house with trees in the distance. A clear blue sky with white clouds completes the scene

When it comes to wedding locations in Northern Ireland, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto in Ballynahinch, Co Down is truly remarkable. This picturesque countryside setting promises an unforgettable day with its unique blend of rustic Irish design and modern touches.

Located within their cherished romantic walled garden, the venue features a unique sawmill adorned with distinctive stone walls and illuminated arches, adding an extra touch of charm to its enchanting ambiance.

The Carriage Rooms at Montalto is fully licensed for religious and civil ceremonies as well as civil partnerships, providing couples with the flexibility to choose the perfect setting for their special day. 

  • Capacity: 180 
  • Pricing: £POA 

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2. Wool Tower - Ballymena, Co Antrim

long table set up for a wedding reception in a refurbished mill. The table is made of wood and has a white tablecloth. There are chairs positioned around the table, also with white tablecloths

With a unique blend of rustic charm and industrial-chic elegance, The Wool Tower in Ballymena, Co Antrim is an idyllic wedding venue perfect for couples looking for a relaxed, yet stylish celebration. 

Situated on the banks of the River Braid in the charming village of Broughshane, The Wool Tower has a stunning riverside location and is surrounded by picturesque countryside.The restored wooden mill has striking original features and an expansive open-plan layout, providing the perfect backdrop for all your wedding day dreams to come to life. 

The venue holds a civil ceremony licence for up to 200 guests, allowing you to spend your entire day in one picturesque location with no need to travel between ceremony and reception.

  • Capacity: Up to 200 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £60

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3. Lusty Beg Island - Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

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This Northern Irish wedding venue is situated on its own private island - need we say any more! Lusty Beg Island Resort & Spa in Kesh, Co Fermanagh offers an exclusive and unforgettable wedding experience surrounded by natural beauty.

With over 25 years of experience, their team will craft a personalised experience tailored to each couple's vision. Couples can exchange vows both indoors or outdoors, with the rustic Willow Suite accommodating up to 200 guests. Exclusive use of the island's facilities also includes a thatched cottage for extended celebrations.

For couples seeking to infuse their nuptials with a touch of adventure, there is an array of exhilarating activities like clay pigeon shooting, testing their precision and adding a thrill to the celebration. Alternatively, they can explore the tranquil waters of Lower Lough Erne through kayaking, immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

  • Capacity: 50 to 200 
  • Pricing: Menus from £67.50 

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4. Drenagh - Limavady, Co Londonderry

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Drenagh Estate in Limavady, Co. Londonderry is a magnificent neo-classical country house designed by Sir Charles Lanyon. The venue sits within a thousand-acre walled parkland and has seventy acres of lush gardens.

With its grandeur and natural charm, Drenagh is an ideal venue for weddings of any size, and couples have the option of exchanging vows in the Georgian mansion house, intimate Moon Garden or under the luxury marquee in the walled garden. 

What really sets this Northern Irish wedding venue apart from the rest is the grand staircase that leads to the Morning Room and Main Hall. This area sets a majestic tone with antique décor and grand fireplaces and really adds to the timeless elegance and charm of your wedding celebration. It's the perfect backdrop for creating unforgettable moments and capturing the essence of romance and sophistication that defines Drenagh.

  • Capacity: 60 to 250 
  • Pricing: Menus from £58

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5. Malone Lodge Hotel - Belfast

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If you are looking for a city wedding venue in Northern Ireland, then look no further. The Malone Lodge Hotel in Belfast, Co.Antrim is set in the leafy avenues of the University Quarter and opens onto Belfast’s Lisburn Road.

This vibrant boutique hotel offers a variety of wedding packages to suit every couples needs. The three main offerings are the Embrace, Cherish, and Eternity collections, and each of these include dedicated staff, including an expert wedding coordinator and master of ceremonies who take pride in ensuring that The Malone lives up to all of your expectations.

  • Capacity: 30 to 240 
  • Pricing: Menus from £45

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6. Hinch Distillery - Lisburn, Co. Down

distillery at night. The distillery appears to be made of copper and has a large glass front that allows a view inside. In the background, you can see several metal fermentation tanks

Nestled in Lisburn, County Down, Hinch Distillery offers a unique wedding experience within the picturesque Killaney Estate. 

Beyond distillation, the venue provides tailored tours and experiences for your special day. Facilities include beautifully decorated function rooms with private bars, ideal for ceremonies and receptions. The classically-adorned Killarney Loft hosts civil ceremonies for up to 150 guests. 

Capture memorable moments amidst the industrial-chic ambiance, featuring iconic copper stills and eclectic lighting. Services include complete venue set-up, collaboration with the head chef for bespoke menus, and flexible wedding packages to suit various budgets.

  • Capacity: 20 to 150 
  • Pricing: Menus from £80

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7. Rocky Mountain Cottage - Newry, Co.Down

A stone path winds through a field of vibrant pink flowers, leading to a white house with a black roof in the distance. Clear blue sky completes the scene.

If you dream of a wedding venue in Northern Ireland that is tucked away in the middle of the mountains, then Rocky Mountain Cottage in Newry is the one for you. 

Nestled in the heart of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, between Rostrevor and Hilltown, Rocky Mountain Cottage offers a truly unique wedding experience. Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and forests in the picturesque Kingdom of Mourne, this secluded venue provides an idyllic setting for couples seeking an unforgettable celebration.

This Northern Irish wedding venue is a haven of tranquillity, offering couples an outdoor licence for ceremonies and receptions. With a focus on unique weddings, the venue also provides various ceremony options, including both civil and religious licences.

  • Capacity: Up to 160 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £75

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8.The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown - Co.Tyrone 

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If having your four legged friend with you on your wedding day is non-negotiable, then The Valley Hotel in Fivemiletown is a wedding venue you must consider. This family-run boutique located in the heart of Co.Tyrone has nine state-of-the-art dog kennels, meaning all of your furry friends are invited to your nuptials. 

The venue's ballroom can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests, and it features elegant crystal chandeliers, white drapery, and versatile uplighting that will suit any ambiance. 

The Valley Hotel is also perfect for outdoorsy couples who are up for a bit of adventure before or after their big day, as it is surrounded by local walking and cycling trails, offering plenty of photo opportunities, whether by the lake or amid the property's lush forestry.

  • Capacity: 20 to 200 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £55

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9. Historic Royal Palaces - Lisburn, Co.Down

grand manor house with a married couple staring into each other's eyes in front of it. The bride is wearing a white wedding dress and the groom a navy suit. There are lots of greenery in the scene and steps leading to the entrance of the estate

The Historic Royal Palaces in Lisburn, Co. Down, is a wedding venue in Northern Ireland that is guaranteed to impress with its regal history and breath-taking architecture. This esteemed Georgian mansion was frequently visited by Queen Elizabth II all throughout her reign, and the Royal family continue to host official functions at the castle to this day.

With lavish state rooms, indoor settings, and 100 acres of manicured gardens, this venue provides ample space for all kinds of weddings. Accommodating up to 120 guests for a ceremony and 80 for a seated dinner, you can revel in the elegance of a bygone era.

You also have the option of extending the festivities outdoors with a bespoke marquee, licensed for civil ceremonies, where up to 350 guests can enjoy the picturesque surroundings. 

  • Capacity: Up to 347 guests 
  • Pricing: Starting at £3,150 

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10. The Crowne Plaza - Belfast, Co. Antrim

interior of a large ballroom with a grand chandelier that has multiple branches and is decorated with crystals. There are a number of tables in the centre of the room covered in white tablecloths and each has a number of chairs placed around it

Dreaming of a wedding venue in Belfast Northern Ireland? The Crowne Plaza in Belfast, Co. Antrim has everything needed to create an unforgettable wedding celebration. Featuring a selection of suites and ballrooms, landscaped grounds, and a whole host of facilities, this venue offers the perfect blend of functionality, privacy, and style.

With a capacity ranging from 80 to 600 guests, The Crowne Plaza Belfast caters to weddings of all sizes and is licensed to host civil ceremonies, accommodating various traditions and cultures. 

The venue itself offers a selection of stunning ceremony and reception options. The Malone Suite, with an art-deco-inspired design, can host 80 to 180 guests and features a shimmering cocktail bar, designer fittings, mood lighting, and a private bar, along with an adjoining garden for outdoor receptions. 

The Laganview Suite accommodates 80 to 200 guests across two function rooms, boasting neutral colours and customisable lighting. Lastly, the Grand Ballroom, ideal for gala weddings, accommodates 80 to 600 guests and includes a pre-function lounge, private bar, and balcony with breathtaking views of Lagan Valley.

  • Capacity: 80 to 600 guests 
  • Pricing: £POA

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11. The Rabbit Hotel - Belfast, Co Antrim

 newly married couple

A luxurious retreat located in Templepatrick, Co Antrim, The Rabbit Hotel is ideal if you are planning a relaxing wedding. At this venue you guests can indulge in the hotel's spa facilities, including a Swedish sauna and Roman bath, and book various treatments like healing stone massages or hypnotic heat therapy.

The venue has a number of intimate spaces where couples can spend some x time together.. The Loft, a unique space with the accommodation can hold up to 170 guests and it features an enchanting arched ceiling, polished floors, and exposed beams. Whereas the hotel's lounge boasts timeless wooden architecture and chic furniture. 

For intimate gatherings, the study offers a quiet space ideal for dinners with close friends. Alongside its breathtaking facilities, The Rabbit Hotel provides exceptional assistance and services. Their dedicated events team assists in planning the wedding day and creating a mouth-watering menu. 

  • Capacity: 80 to 170 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £100

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12. Ardtara Country House - Maghera, Co Londonderry

Ardtara Country House, a grand Georgian mansion in Upperlands, Northern Ireland. Light-coloured stone walls and a slate roof define the two-story building. Large windows grace the first floor, while smaller ones sit on the second. A central wooden door with a black knocker completes the elegant facade

At the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, Ardtara Country House in Maghera, Co Londonderry is a dream spot for couples looking for a wedding venue away from the bustling big city. 

Set amidst 10-acres of private property, this stunning site offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding celebrations. In summer, intimate ceremonies can take place on the well-kept lawns, surrounded by loved ones and botanical blooms. Following the ceremony, the outdoor space is perfect for a drinks reception. 

Banquets can be held in the Clark Room, accommodating up to 50 guests, or the Garden Room, seating 24 for a formal dinner. Alternatively, these rooms can be combined for celebrations of up to 80 guests. The same arrangement applies to evening receptions, with flexible space for a dance floor and live entertainment.

  • Capacity: 20 to 80 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £70

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13. Corick Country House Hotel & Spa - Clogher Valley, Co. Tyrone

The image showcases Corick House Hotel, a white brick building in Ireland. A vintage wedding car and a seemingly newlywed couple pose for a picture outside the hotel.

If you dream of getting married in Northern Ireland’s countryside, then Corick Country House Hotel & Spa should be on your list. Located in the tranquil Clogher Valley near County Tyrone, this wedding reception venue offers a serene countryside setting, perfect for capturing beautiful and peaceful wedding photos.

Imagine exchanging vows with breathtaking valley views as your backdrop. The venue instantly captures your attention with mature trees that line the driveway, creating a romantic arrival for you and your guests. 

Beyond the doors, Victorian walled gardens burst with lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and elegant statues. A trickling fountain adds a touch of serenity, making the gardens perfect for strolls or capturing cherished memories. The venue has three grand suites offering a number of luxurious settings for your ceremony and reception, no matter your preference or guest count.

  • Capacity: 10 to 300 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £60 

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14. Hillmount House - Larne, Co Antrim

Hillmount House - Larne, Co Antrim

There are a number of magnificent wedding locations in Northern Ireland, however Hillmount House in Larne, Co. Antrim has to be one of our favourites. Located along the Antrim coast this wedding venue offers breath-taking views that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. 

On top of that, you'll have exclusive access to their stunning Georgian house, barn, coach house, and grounds, meaning you can create your dream wedding, whatever your vision may be.

One Hitched couple said, “Jim and I had our wedding at Hillmount House in September 23 and had the most magical of times there. The staff were unbelievable and the quality of service and surroundings were just the best. We really felt listened to by Andrew and Simon and they did everything they could to make sure we had the day we wanted.

"The accommodation is so comfortable and homely and there is nothing that we could have found fault with. 10/10 Thank you all for making our big day so memorable.”

  • Capacity: 80 to 150 guests 
  • Pricing: Staring at £3,500 
  • Deals: Venue hire for only £3,500 on selected dates throughout 2024/25

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15. The Glenpark Estate - Omagh, Co.Tyrone 

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For history lovers looking for their dream wedding venue in Northern Ireland, The Glenpark Estate in Omagh, Co Tyrone has more than enough to offer. 

This idyllic wedding venue is located within the remarkable Gortin Glens of Northern Ireland and provides a memorable and picture-worthy backdrop for your celebrations. The venue spans 43 acres of mature woodland, featuring a gentle stream that winds through the grounds, leading to the old watermill and replica 17th-century stone buildings, including a monastery, round tower, and wishing well.

Couples can choose to exchange vows in the enchanting Crannog or the secluded walled garden. The celebration then seamlessly transitions to Gillies Island, where guests can enjoy a delectable meal and lively dancing beneath the stars. The spacious pavilion comfortably accommodates up to 200 guests.

For multi-day events, luxurious on-site bedrooms provide comfortable lodging for over 20 guests. Festivities can then effortlessly extend to the picturesque stone-walled courtyard, creating the perfect setting for additional events like barbeques or traditional hog roasts.

  • Capacity: 25 to 200 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £53

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16. The Old Church Centre - Ballymena, Co Antrim

This image shows a newly married couple walking down a church aisle with happy guests on either side. There are many bright yellow and blue balloons on either side of the aisle

The Old Church Centre, located in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, is a repurposed 1840s church that now serves as a beloved venue for private and community events in the charming conservation village of Cushendun.

This budget-friendly wedding venue is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close to a picturesque beach and ancient caves, which sets the perfect backdrop to any wedding.

The venue retains the charm and authenticity of a traditional church, complete with a bell tower, a wooden vaulted ceiling, and beautiful stained-glass windows. Offering flexible arrangements, including civil partnerships, it can comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests for a truly intimate ceremony. 

  • Capacity: Up to 80 guests 
  • Pricing: Starting at £450

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17. Manor House Country Hotel Ltd - Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

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Nestled on the serene shores of Enniskillen's lake, Manor House Country Hotel is not just a wedding venue, it's a full-blown romantic escape! This historic Northern Irish wedding venue is perfect for lavish weddings with its 300-guest ballroom. However, if you desire a more intimate setting for your big day then the venue’s lakeside ceremony may be more to your liking.

Couples can craft their dream wedding with 78 luxurious guest rooms, impeccable service, and the freedom to personalise every detail – from enchanting candelabras to breath-taking floral arrangements. 

  • Capacity: Up to 300 guests 
  • Pricing: £POA

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18. Galgorm Resort & Spa - Ballymena, Co Antrim

 decorated table for a wedding ceremony. The table is rectangular and draped in a white tablecloth. Candelabra with lit candles stand on the table in the centre. Flowers are arranged in the centre of the table. Behind the table are two upholstered chairs facing the camera. There is a curtained archway behind the chairs.

One of the more renowned wedding venues in Northern Ireland, The Galgorm Resort & Spa in Ballymena, Co. Antrim is like a real-life fairy-tale, perfect for tying the knot (or celebrating anything, really).

The venue is ideal for both large wedding celebrations and smaller, more intimate affairs. The Great Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests with its soft, creamy interior, while the Renaissance Suite offers a more opulent setting for smaller gatherings of up to 152 loved ones. 

  • Capacity: 40 to 300 guests 
  • Pricing: £POA

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19. Ulster Museum - Belfast, Co Antrim

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Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the wonders of human history and artistic expression. The Ulster Museum, nestled within Belfast's beautiful Botanic Gardens, offers a truly unique wedding venue unlike any other. More than just a backdrop, the museum itself becomes a captivating guest, showcasing treasures from across the ages.  

The museum's dedicated and passionate team understands that your wedding day is a moment to cherish forever. They'll work closely with you to create a celebration as unique and unforgettable as your love story. From crafting a ceremony amidst awe-inspiring art to incorporating museum elements into your reception, they'll ensure every detail reflects your vision and creates memories that will stay with you forever. 

  • Capacity: Up to 150 guests 
  • Pricing: Starting at £500 

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20. Field Of Dreams - Bangor, Co Down

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For couples in search of a rustic barn wedding venue in Northern Ireland, Field of Dreams presents an enchanting option. Spread across 36 acres of picturesque County Down countryside, the venue offers a charming yet sophisticated backdrop for any special day. 

With the flexibility to bring in preferred caterers and licensed for civil and religious ceremonies, couples have ample freedom to personalise their celebration. The lakeside pergola provides a tranquil setting for exchanging vows against the backdrop of a scenic lake. Guests can unwind and enjoy drinks from the fully licensed bar while partaking in activities such as clay pigeon shooting or target archery. 

Inside the Scandinavian-style Retreat, a relaxed ambiance awaits with wooden tabletops, warm lighting, and customisable decorations. Dining and speeches take place here, with dancing held in the stretch tent for evening entertainment. 

  • Capacity: 10 to 95 guests 
  • Pricing: Starting at £3,500

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21. Roe Park Resort - Limavady, Co. Londonderry

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Given Northern Ireland's reputation for exceptional golf courses, it's no surprise that many couples choose to exchange vows surrounded by rolling fairways, trees, and beautiful gardens.

Roe Park Resort in Limavady, Co. Londonderry offers a fairy tale wedding venue, blending beautiful golfing grounds with elegantly appointed interiors featuring antiques, lavish drapes, and romantic lighting. 

The private estate is licensed for civil ceremonies, offering picturesque settings for vows, whether in the garden under a white gazebo or indoors for up to 300 guests. Newlyweds can enjoy a golf buggy photoshoot while guests mingle at the drinks party. 

  • Capacity: 25 to 300 guests 
  • Pricing: Menus from £46

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If you’re still searching for your dream venue then don’t miss our list of the essential questions you need to ask your wedding venue.