In 1905, Bellingham Castle was the venue for the society wedding of the year when the 4th Marquis of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart, married Augusta, daughter of Sir Alan Bellingham.
The Marquis was then one of the wealthiest men in the British Isles and treated his bride and guests to a lavish celebration that attracted the world’s media attention.
Today, Bellingham Castle is still an exclusive-hire castle wedding venue where you and your guests can share in the history of Bellingham and enjoy a magical day in complete privacy.
Bellingham Castle offers a warm and inviting setting for the most magical day of your life. Full of romance, luxury and charm, we pride ourselves on being one of the finest authentic castle wedding venues in Ireland. The castle is 45 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Belfast via the M1.
Our team understand how important every detail of your special day is and would be delighted to help you organise a memorable, bespoke wedding. Whether imposing yet intimate, uniquely-themed, or luxury and lavish are the order of the day - our personal, discreet and attentive service will ensure that all of your wedding dreams come true.
Our elegant period drawing rooms are perfect for your arrival reception, while guests can enjoy tête-à-têtes in our library or catch up in our relaxing bars before dining in our grand reception room.
Clare McEntegart, Executive Chef, is renowned for her culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and our Blissful Bellingham wedding package offers an extensive array of dishes to choose from.
Outside, mature gardens and the stunning riverside setting with footbridges, provide the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding and photographs.
As an approved venue to host civil weddings, humanist ceremonies and civil partnerships, our wedding team would be delighted to provide you with contact details for both Spiritualist and HSE ceremonies; as well as the local Parish Office contact details.
We can cater for smaller intimate wedding ceremonies of up to 40 people in ‘The Oratory’ or larger numbers of up to 200 people in ‘The Bute Suite’. Alternatively, if the weather is kind, host your ceremony outdoors (please check with your registrar).
We also offer 19 luxury castle bedrooms for your family and guests to relax and stay in.
The Corscadden Family own and run four Castle Hotels in Ireland. Our Sister Romantic Castle Hotels include:
Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo
Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Ballyseede Castle in Tralee, Co. Kerry
All our Castle Hotels are styled and furnished in keeping with each castle’s character and era. With luxury bedrooms and suites, our fabulous castles are historic, romantic and offer some of the finest wedding venues in Ireland.
Please visit one of our castles and start planning your special day…
by Elaine & Richieon Sat, 20th October, 2018
Ciara, Patrick, John and everyone in the Castle, thank you for the best weekend! Richie and I had a ball and are so glad we had our wedding with you. Our guests are raving about how amazing the Castle was, how outstanding the food and service was and what a totally brilliant time they had. We are so grateful for ... Read More
by Carrie & Michaelon Sat, 20th October, 2018
We celebrated our wedding reception here in June and we couldn’t recommend it more. Ciara, Jack and John were amazing at helping organising the day and making sure everything ran perfectly. Everyone is so lovely and you felt as if you had rented a home for the weekend. Don’t look anywhere else for a wedding!!!
by Jenny and Gee Wahon Sat, 20th October, 2018
My husband and I got married in Bellingham on 20.08.18! The venue is stunning, We felt like an absolute queen and king, the service given was unbelievable and I couldn’t recommend them enough to any newly engaged couples looking for the perfect venue! Ciara, Patrick and all staff members were amazing from start to finish. All guests at the wedding ... Read More
by Norma & Callumon Sat, 20th October, 2018
Huge thank you to Bellingham Castle for the most amazing day. Myself and Callum could not have hoped for it to go any better. The food was out of this world and every staff member was unbelievable. A special thank you to Ciara, Jack and Patrick, you have been so helpful over the past few months.
by Audrey & Darrenon Tue, 4th September, 2018
Bellingham Castle in our opinion is second to none as a wedding venue. Our entire wedding experience was so special thanks to the wonderful team at Bellingham. The grounds of the castle are immaculate with beautiful gardens and so many unique photo ops. The castle itself boasts beautiful decor, so elegant yet homely. From the moment we arrived for our ... Read More