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7 Of The Most Fabulous Wedding Venues In Northern Ireland

If you’re newly-engaged and dreaming of getting married in Northern Ireland, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to world-class wedding venues. From chic city centre settings, to venues boasting jaw-dropping backdrops, here are some of our top picks.

Lough Erne Resort

Nestled on a 600 acre peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, Lough Erne Resort is the ideal venue for your wedding in Northern Ireland. With breath-taking views and manicured grounds, the resort provides the picture perfect background for your stunning wedding photos. Whether you dream of a large wedding of up to 300 guests or a more intimate affair, the resort’s newly refurbished Ross Suite is simply stunning. The suite has recently undergone a complete redesign to create a modern and elegant space for your special day. A beautiful private outdoor terrace means your guests are sure to delight in the fabulous views across Castle Hume Lough. The resort’s one wedding per day policy ensures the focus of the day is entirely on you.
Acclaimed chef Noel McMeel and his culinary team are passionate about providing pure excellence, and have created a bespoke collection of wedding menus made with the finest local ingredients. Indulge your taste buds as you sample their sumptuous menu. The Thai Spa and two spectacular golf courses provide the perfect opportunity to relax with your friends and family when the celebrations are over.

Don’t miss Lough Erne Resort’s Wedding Food & Showcase Event is taking place on Sunday 8th October 2017. For further details or to book an appointment with their dedicated team of wedding coordinators, please email events@lougherneresort.com.

Ballygally Castle

Could there be anything more romantic than saying ‘I do’ in your very own 17th century castle? The world-famous Ballygally Castle is located on the stunning County Antrim Coastline, just 40 minutes from Belfast City. Operating a one wedding per day policy, your experience is guaranteed to be exclusive and truly magical.

Ballygally Castle offers breathtaking views of the Irish Sea towards Scotland and is surrounded by beautiful Northern Irish countryside and miles of sandy beaches. The stunning walled gardens adjacent to the castle are the perfect spot for your wedding photography while also providing a beautiful backdrop for alfresco celebrations and drinks receptions.

Wedding packages can be tailored to suit all party sizes, whether you are opting for a relaxed party for 50 or less, or a grand celebration for 150+ family and friends. The hotel’s exquisite Kintyre Ballroom and the 1625 Room in the castle’s tower can be adapted to meet your specific requirements, with comfort, style and elegance in abundance. For information on weddings at Ballygally Castle, contact the hotel’s Wedding Specialists on 028 2858 1066.

Everglades Hotel

The Everglades Hotel is the venue of choice for weddings in the North West of Ireland. Located on the banks of the River Foyle and overlooking the hills of Donegal, the Everglades Hotel is just minutes from Derry City centre.

The team at the Everglades Hotel understand that a wedding venue is more than just a setting – it is where memories are made. Recently refurbished with a £1.5 million investment, the property’s stunning Grand Ballroom is the largest function room in Derry-Londonderry. The stunning space can be decorated to complement your preferred style or to match your wedding theme. For more intimate celebrations, the beautiful Key Largo and Key West suites can be easily adapted to ensure that every requirement of your wedding party is met with complete ease. Wedding Packages at the Everglades Hotel start from £45 per person. Contact the team of specialists now on 028 7132 1066 to begin planning your perfect day.

Stormont Hotel

From your initial plans to the magic of the big day itself, the experienced team at the Stormont Hotel will make sure that every moment of your wedding day is exceptional. Located in the lush and leafy outskirts of Belfast City Centre, Stormont Hotel is a spacious and elegant setting for a wedding, with a choice of photography locations nearby, including; the wow factor landscaped gardens of Stormont Castle & Parliament Buildings, and of course the hotel’s own patio terrace.

Wedding parties at the Stormont Hotel have a range of options from a fairytale reception in the magnificent Grant Ballroom, to a romantic intimate reception for up to 84 guests in the Dunmisk Suite which features spectacular views over Stormont Castle and Craigantlet Hills.

Stormont Hotel’s Ultimate Sparkle Wedding Package which includes cupcakes on arrival; a four-course meal; exclusive use of the banqueting suite; complimentary bridal suite for the couple; and a mini-bottle of Prosecco for each guest, starts from £70 per person. Call the hotel’s Wedding Team to book a private consultation on 028 9067 6007.

Culloden Estate & Spa

A wedding at Culloden Estate & Spa is the last word in excellence and sophistication. The show-stopping architecture of the former Bishop’s Palace, the open fires, exquisite interiors and spectacular views, make the hotel an unforgettable wedding venue.

Northern Ireland’s premier five-star hotel is nestled high in the Holywood Hills and is the ultimate romantic setting for weddings in Belfast. The Estate has 12 acres of secluded gardens overlooking Belfast Lough and the picturesque Antrim Coastline and the team of wedding specialists will look after every aspect of your day to create memories that will last for a lifetime.

The Culloden has an impressive choice of outstanding banqueting suites for every type of wedding celebration, from intimate marriage ceremonies in the property’s drawing room to lavish banquets in the Stuart Suite. Set within the grounds of the estate, the Cultra Inn is the perfect venue for a pre-wedding bridesmaid luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or farewell brunch, and the property’s award-winning spa offers unrivalled luxury with a choice of reviving, rejuvenating and relaxing treatments, all designed to banish any wedding worries.

The team at Culloden Estate & Spa has almost 50 years’ experience in hosting weddings and will assist you through every step of your preparations. Packages start from £65 per guest for mid-week celebrations and from £70 per person for weekend dates. The renowned team would be honoured to host your special day and will be happy to discuss your plans and ideas on 028 9042 1066.

Europa Hotel

One of the most famous hotels in Northern Ireland, the Europa Hotel is the perfect location for couples hoping to celebrate their nuptials in the heart of Belfast City. Offering unrivalled style, glamour and luxury for chic city weddings, the hotel’s reputation as a venue of choice for the most glittering events precedes it.

The hotel excels in all the elements essential for the perfect wedding day – with unsurpassed attention to detail and award-winning first class service. As with each of Hastings Hotels properties, the Europa Hotel can host weddings of all styles and sizes, from an intimate marriage ceremony in The Rotunda, to a lavish banquet in the magnificent Grand Ballroom or a gourmet dinner in the Opera Room. The Penthouse Suite, with its panoramic views over Belfast is a popular choice for pre-wedding cocktail parties.

Boasting one of the finest and creative team of chefs in Europe, the hotel offers an extensive range of delicious menus for wedding couples to choose from, including signature dishes crafted using the freshest local produce. Wedding menus can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your party and the hotel’s team of wedding specialists can advise on the perfect wine and cocktail accompaniments for your selections. Further information about wedding packages at the Europa Hotel is available by contacting their dedicated team of specialists on 028 9027 1066.

Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Exuding luxury, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa has been voted as the Best Wedding Venue in Northern Ireland. At the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, the team will help you create a day that’s truly and uniquely yours.

From the dramatic backdrop of the Mourne Mountains and the golden sands of Dundrum Bay, to the stunning Victorian architecture, elegant bedrooms and exquisite spa, the Slieve Donard Resort is the perfect choice for an unforgettable wedding celebration. With a hugely impressive choice of banqueting suites for every kind of celebration, the Slieve Donard can accommodate weddings of all sizes and styles. From an intimate marriage ceremony in the Annesley Suite to a lavish banquet in the hotel’s Grant Ballroom or a relaxed dinner in the Chandelier Suite.

As your wedding day draws to a close, you and your guests can retire to one of the many luxurious suites or bedrooms. Renowned for subtle detail and elegant finishing touches, the hotel’s wedding team will perfect every detail of your special day. Discuss your requirements and begin the journey to your wedding day with the best wedding team in the business. Contact the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on 028 4372 1012 for more details.

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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