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On since 2024

Last update: March 2024


Marvel at more than a century of regal history while you celebrate your milestone moments at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, an esteemed wedding venue in Lisburn, Co Down. Queen Elizabeth II frequented this grand Georgian mansion on numerous occasions during her reign, and the Royal family continue to host official functions at the castle to this day.

Its interiors are graceful and intimate yet grand and sophisticated; it’s a historic venue that’s sure to impress. The castle is located a mere 20 minutes from Belfast and its two airports (Belfast City and International), making it easily accessible for family and friends travelling from both near and far.

Facilities and Capacity

From lavish state rooms and indoor settings to the 100 acres of manicured gardens surrounding the castle, ample attractive spaces exist for your wedding ceremony and reception. Follow in the footsteps of royalty by using luxurious staterooms for your event.

You can welcome up to 120 guests for a ceremony surrounded by old-world elegance, and 80 guests can accompany you here for a seated dinner. Afterwards, you can take your celebrations to the gardens into your very own bespoke marquee, which is also licensed for civil ceremonies. Here, up to 350 guests can enjoy food, drink, and entertainment, surrounded by picturesque beauty.

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has a list of trusted local suppliers you can choose from for styling, catering, and more. It goes without saying that this beautiful castle provides endless photography opportunities for you to discover as you wander through the grounds.

Services Offered

The dedicated and passionate events team is delighted to welcome you to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and will ensure you receive a service fit for royalty. From the friendly hosts and wardens who will inspire and engage you and your guests throughout the castle to the expert gardeners and household cleaning team who maintain this splendid setting, a talented team works behind the scenes to ensure your event runs seamlessly.

Reach out with an inquiry to learn more about Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and to secure a date for your wedding day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Main Street, Royal Hillsborough BT26 6AG BT26 6AG Lisburn (Co Down)
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