Northern Ireland is a stunning location for your wedding, bursting with incredible food, a spectacular coastline, adventure, history and welcoming locals.
It is split into six counties: County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, Country Londonderry, County Tyrone. We found you 16 gorgeous wedding venues across Northern Ireland, from rustic barns and magnificent castles to chic city hotels.
Scroll on for our pick of the Northern Ireland wedding venues.
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1. Wool Tower - Ballymena, Co Antrim
If you're after a unique, rustic wedding that's full of charm and industrial-chic touches, Wool Tower might be perfect for you. This reclaimed wooden mill is on of the largest restored venues in Northern Ireland and can hold 200 guests. It's set on the banks of the River Braid in the pretty village of Broughshane, which was voted Channel 4's 'Village of the Year' in 2018!
You'll get exclusive use of the mill, riverside gardens and surrounding three acres of countryside. It has a wonderful open plan layout so the whole venue feels spacious and relaxed, with twinkling fairylights, exposed stone walls and vaulted ceilings adding to the magical atmosphere.
2. Hillsborough Castle - Hillsborough, Co Down
Hillsborough Castle is the official home of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland and has welcomed a prestigious list of guests since it was built in the 1700s, including Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Dalai Lama. It's a truly unique and historic venue and your wedding day could become part of its history.
As you might expect, the setting is spectacular. Walls are covered in amazing paintings from the Royal Collection and you can take your pick of the house's exquisite State Rooms or enjoy the fairytale grounds in a marquee wedding for up to 350 guests. Service is fit for royalty and this truly will be a day no-one will forget.
3. Finnebrogue Woods - Downpatrick, Co Down
Look for a quirky, unique venue? Finnebrouge Woods is an ancient woodland with a beautiful lakeside setting for your wedding. The secluded location, hidden among the trees, adds a mystical and magical feel to this outdoor venue. Walk down the forest path to emerge at a glade with their magnificent tipis overlooking the lake.
With boho, rustic vibes aplenty, and a peaceful, intimate space for guests to celebrate, it's one of the most original venues in Northern Ireland. Whether you want to marry inside the tipi or by the lake, they'll provide the ceremony furniture for you, plus a tipi to get ready, so all you need to do is decide how you want to decorate and what you want to eat - from informal BBQs to fine dining experiences.
4. Lissanoure Castle - Ballymena, Co Antrim
Fancy a breathtaking castle as your wedding backdrop? At Lissanoure, you can marry in the magical coach house or the elegant castle barn. On the day you’ll have exclusive use of the ground too, including lakes, ornamental canals and wooded parkland that are perfect for photos.
With a cosy log fire and stylish interiors, it’s great for a winter wedding as well as summer weddings, where you can embrace the grounds and courtyard. Their team includes on-site caterers and a wedding coordinator to help your day go smoothly.
5. Lusty Beg Island - Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
How about a private island for your wedding? Host a magical escape for you and your loved ones on the 75-acre Lusty Beg Island, a five minute ferry ride from the mainland in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands.
Your backdrop will be the island's dramatic landscape and you'll have exclusive use of all the amenities, from the luxury spa and lakeside cabins to delicious local food at the island's restaurant. The pet-friendly island has nature trails, tennis courts, an activity centre and lots of woodlands to explore. No better way to get over the morning-after hangover than a kayak around the island!
6. Malone Lodge Hotel - Belfast
Set in the leafy southern part of Belfast near the Botanic Gardens is the small and stylish Malone Lodge Hotel. If you want an elegant hotel wedding that's close to the city centre, but feels secluded and private, this is the venue for you.
Host your ceremony is the Malone Suite, where mirrored ceilings and exposed beams make for a refined setting. Then move into the Deramore Suite for drinks, your wedding breakfast and a dance floor. At the end of the night, you and your guests can fall asleep in one of their 55 bedrooms and suites, which have a luxury, boutique feel.
7. Arcadia Weddings - Portrush, Co Antrim
One of the best beach wedding venues in Ireland, Arcadia is a beach café and art gallery that looks unassuming on the outside but boasts the most spectacular coastal views and a bright, vaulted hall with porthole windows across the sea.
Cool couples who want something a bit different will fall in love with this venue. It's better for smaller guest lists who'll be able to spend the weekend exploring the lovely town of Portrush and celebrating with the happy couple.
8. The Loft, Templepatrick - Ballyclare, Co Antrim
Fancy a statement wedding venue that bursts with luxury? Your journey in The Loft starts by ascending their elegant staircase to arrive in the bar under a ceiling of greenery, candles and candelabras. Your top table sits centre stage in front of the grand fireplace and guests will join you on chic marble dining tables.
On the other side of the fireplace is an outdoor terrace that overlooks a beautiful lake and hosts a comfy lounge area with festoon lighting and a fragrant pergola. It's the true definition of Instagram-worthy and comes with excellent wedding packages and a knowledgeable and friendly team. As part of The Rabbit Hotel, there's plenty of rooms for guests to stay over too.
9. Parkanaur Manor House - Dungannon, Co Tyrone
This fairytale Tudor Revival house is a truly romantic setting for your wedding. Parkanaur Manor House's beautiful grounds boast a herd of rare white fallow deer, making it feel like you've wandered into a Disney movie.
It's perfect for an intimate wedding although it can hold up to 120 guests. The gardens lend themselves to a dreamy marquee wedding, but if you'd rather be inside the house, you'll find the magnificent Long Gallery and spectacular Drawing Room are excellent choices. Well worth a visit to soak up the history and character for yourself.
10. Hilton Belfast - Belfast
In the heart of Belfast and overlooking the beautiful River Lagan is the Hilton Belfast. With an art deco aesthetic across the hotel and a bar ceiling inspired by the Titanic and Giant's Causeway, it's a stunning backdrop to your day. Their varied function suites are perfect for weddings both large and small, from grand banquets for 300 to intimate ceremonies of 30 people.
With 202 luxurious guest rooms and suites, your guests will be able to party all night before falling into bed. They even have some pet-friendly rooms if you have a furry guest you don't want to miss out! You'll be able to take advantage of their thoughtfully curated wedding packages, on-site wedding coordinator and the hotel's elite culinary team so every aspect is taken care of.
11. Orange Tree House - Greyabbey, Co Down
Nestled on the shores of Strangford Lough is this stunning rustic wedding venue. Orange Tree House boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets in Northern Ireland, with panoramic views across to the Morne Mountains. If you want somewhere with an abundance of gorgeous spots for your photography, this is it.
You’ll marry in the vaulted and beamed main room, which was originally built as a church in the 1800s. With a banqueting hall, orangery and terrace, there’s the perfect space for exactly the wedding you want - and it’ll be all yours for the day. Did you know it’s also pet-friendly and they have their own Orange Tree House Gin and micro-brewed pale ale which your guests will love!
12. Drenagh - Limavady, Co Londonderry
You can choose to marry inside Drenagh's enchanting Georgian mansion house or in the stunning marquee set in their walled garden. The grand staircase within the house is the perfect backdrop for your arrival and leads to their Morning Room or Main Hall. Picture spectacular antiques, impressive fireplaces and majestic rooms with views over the Drenagh Estate where you can dine and dance the night away.
If you want a big wedding their marquee is your dream choice. The marquee has space for up to 275 guests and is a blank canvas to decorate as you like. You'll have views of the picturesque gardens and space for outside games and fireworks. Alternatively, the romantic Moon Garden was made for intimate outdoor weddings. There's so many gorgeous places to choose from!
13. Kilmore Country House - Ballymena, Co Antrim
Beautifully restored, Kilmore Country House is a boutique guesthouse that can host weddings in their elegant function room, in the enchanting grounds or inside the elegant marquee. Whether you're after a traditional wedding or something more alternative, there's every option here.
Your guests will have the best sleep of their life in their boutique rooms, each a mix of contemporary and antique with quirky and cool décor. Their warm and welcoming team go above and beyond to make your day relaxed and run smoothly.
14. Limepark - Ballymoney, Co Antrim
This arts centre with gorgeously cute cottages says it's designed for "the outlandish, the unconventional and the unorthodox". If colour, quirky décor and a walled lavender garden inspired by the Giants Causeway appeals, this alternative venue is ideal.
The renovated 17th century stone Barn can accommodate up to 90 guests on its handmade tables and chairs. Likewise, the Loft Gallery features the same beautiful stone walls and cobbled floors, festoon lighting and bunting lined roof for 90 guests. Want to say 'I do' outdoors? You need to see Limepark's enchanting gardens.
15. Tap Room at Hilden Brewery - Lisburn, Co Antrim
Located in the converted stables of the beautiful Hilden House and attached to the Hilden Brewery, The Tap Room is a wedding venue with plenty of history and hidden spots. Whether you want a civil, religious or humanist ceremony, you'll be spoilt for choice with the Stables, Malt Store and colourful, boho Tipi Tents, plus the courtyard and back gardens to explore.
Love a Belfast Blonde or a Headless Dog? Serve beers from their on-site brewery and your guests will be smiling all night. Found just 15 minutes from Belfast and with easy transport links, it's a brilliant alternative wedding venue.
16. Titanic Hotel Belfast - Belfast
This iconic hotel is the former headquarters of Harland & Wolff who built the Titanic. You can marry in one of the Titanic Hotel Belfast's seven event spaces, and we recommend the Drawing Room One, where the Titanic was actually designed.
This breathtaking, cathedral-like space is a truly unique setting for your wedding and can hold up to 300 guests, but for smaller weddings, there are the original offices of the company's owners and designers, restored to their former Victorian glory. Your guests can sleep in one of the 119 luxurious bedrooms with an Art Deco nautical theme, and then explore the Titanic Quarter and the rest of the city.
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