Bellingham Castle

Bellingham Castle

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Castlebellingham, Louth
Bellingham Castle is an exclusive and romantic castle wedding venue where you and your guests can enjoy a magical day in complete privacy. The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, the sumptuous Bute Suite, the nineteen luxury bedrooms, and fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.


At Bellingham Castle, the welcome is warm, the facilities luxurious and the memories, eternal. Our weddings are all individual, and due to the exclusivity, the seclusion allows you to have the day of your dreams.

Set on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is an opulent, exclusive-hire castle wedding venue, where you and your guests can enjoy a magical day in complete privacy. The castle is the centrepiece of a 17-acre estate that includes a weir and man-made river island. The spacious 17th Century Irish castle is bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury.

Fully refurbished, yet retaining all of its character and charm, Bellingham Castle prides itself on elegance and sophistication, intimacy and cosiness, luxury and exclusivity – all just 50 minutes from both Dublin and Belfast.

We wanted to create something different at Bellingham; an exquisite combination of a welcoming atmosphere and luxury castle experience. From dreamy and palatial bedrooms, to magnificent reception rooms and manicured gardens, we ensure each guest enjoys high-quality, bespoke service in an idyllic and inspirational location.

Our elegant period drawing rooms are perfect for an arrival reception, while guests can enjoy tête-à-têtes in our library or catch up in our relaxing bars before dining in the grand ‘Bute Suite’. Outside, mature gardens and the stunning riverside setting with footbridges, provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding and breath-taking photographs.

From delectable canapés, to a mouth-watering five-course wedding banquet, Bellingham Castle is renowned for culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and our Blissful Bellingham wedding package offers an extensive array of dishes for you to choose from.

As an approved venue to host civil weddings, humanist ceremonies and civil partnerships, we can cater for intimate wedding ceremonies of all sizes, from 40-200 guests, in various locations inside the castle. Alternatively, if the weather is kind, host your ceremony outdoors overlooking the meticulously manicured gardens.

Bellingham Castle offers 19 luxury en-suite castle bedrooms for family and guests to relax and stay in. Depending on which room guests stay in, they will have picturesque views of the River Glyde, our formal gardens, the fountain, or the nearby church steeples.

We offer a choice of suites on your wedding night – you can choose from the stunning Sir Henry’s Room or the Music Room, both boasting large king size beds and free-standing, roll-top bathtubs – each the perfect haven to unwind after your fairytale wedding day.

The award-winning Bellingham Castle is a family-owned and operated property. Patrick Corscadden and Ciara Carolan, along with their dedicated team, have made Bellingham Castle the leading wedding venue in the north-east of Ireland since 2013.

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. Contact us today for a private show around of Bellingham Castle.

Venue Type

  • Castle
  • Exclusive Use
  • Gardens
  • Independent Family Run


  • Destination
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Fully Accessible
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Ciara Carolan / Patrick Corscadden / John Hayden / Jack Faulkner
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Real Weddings


After saying their “I Do’s” in a traditional a church ceremony, Lousie and Mark continued their celebrations at the enchanting Bellingham Castle in Louth. From pre-wedding routines to the sparkling send off, each moment of this sweet pair’s day took our b

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 63 reviews
by Aisling & Sean
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
From the moment we stepped in to Bellingham to view it we fell in love with it. The wedding coordinators are exceptional especially Ciara and Patrick who took care of us on the day. The service is second to none, the staff cannot do enough for you. The food is exquisite and the venue is stunning. We

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couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
by Kate & Neil
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
We had our wedding in Bellingham Castle this July. We had the best experience organising our wedding in Bellingham Castle from beginning to end. We originally choose to have our wedding here as we had been at a friends wedding here two years earlier. We were completely blown away by the food and how

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stunning the venue was, so that’s why we choose bellingham as our venue. The whole day ran so smoothly the drinks reception was beautiful. The older guests sat in the drawing room and mingled with the French doors opening out to the back and gardens. Our younger guests mingled on the patio where live music played. Many guests commented that the canapés were the best the have ever had. We had 200 guests at the wedding and they fitted perfectly in the ballroom. One of the main courses was a fillet steak. These are cooked to order to the liking of each guest which is unusual at a wedding. Our guests were delighted with the food and service. The staff at the castle really are top notch. Nothing is too much for them and they are always at the ready to look after guests. We cut our cake on the patio with sparklers while the band got ready. This was the idea of the venue and we thought it was brilliant as everyone brought their drinks out to the evening sunshine before heading in for dancing. The bedroom decor and the decor of the hotel in general really is beautiful. We could not recommend this venue more and the feedback from all our guests has been great.
by Angela & Matt
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
We had our wedding here in July 2019. From the moment we arrived at the venue, we were gobsmacked by the stunning entrance and beautiful grounds. From there things only got better. The welcoming and friendly nature of every single staff member we met on site is something Bellingham should pride

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themselves on. A special thank you to Ciara, Jack, John and Tomas also. Their attention to detail and efficient service left me stress free about the venue from when we booked it all in. We had an outdoor ceremony on an unbelievable hot Irish summers day, I cannot explain how beautiful it looked. It felt like we were in a fairytale movie, and this was the exact comparison repeated back to me by our guests. There are so many places around the grounds to take some unique and romantic wedding photos. The venue was ideal for all our guests, spanning different ages and lots of different nationalities, all just as impressed with this astonishing venue. The food was spectacular and every single dietary request was taken care of. We organised our wedding from Australia and had no issues with communicating with the venue for all requests. Thank you for hosting our very special day!
by Farrah & Damien
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
We got married in Bellingham Castle this year and we had the best day ever in this beautiful venue. The staff are incredible, they look after every single guest from start to finish nothing was out of the question when it came to requests. The food was unbelievable, my wedding guests are still

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raving about the venue, food and wonderful staff! Bellingham Castle were a pleasure to deal with all the way through from booking the venue to our big day! They made us feel so at ease and were so helpful with any requests I had. I would love to go back to Bellingham Castle as a wedding guest so I'll be encouraging anyone I know to look at Bellingham Castle for their wedding venue :)
by Tara & Peter
on Tue, 26th of November, 2019
Ciara, Patrick and all the staff could not do enough for us on the run up to our wedding and on the day!! Food is out of this world and all our guests raved about the venue and food. All the staff were so professional an guests commented on this also. Anything we asked for was not a problem. Grounds

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are stunning for photographs. For anyone thinking of booking Bellingham castle do it, you will not regret it!! Best venue ever!!!

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