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.


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…

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 58 reviews
on Sun, 17th of November, 2019
To Ciara, Jack and the rest of the team!

Thank you so much for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for and more. From the first time we went to view the castle you made us both feel so relaxed. Planning our wedding from Melbourne made some things challenging but you guys made

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it so easy.
The level of service you all provide to each and every guest is amazing and so many of ours passed comment on this. The food is second to none from the canapés on arrival, the beautiful dinner and the late night snacks!
The stunning grounds and ambiance inside the castle make for the most wonderful setting and we honestly cannot speak highly enough of this place. Can not wait to come back!

Ronan and Elaine
on Mon, 11th of November, 2019
My husband and I had our wedding at Bellingham Castle in September of 2019, and it was one of the most incredible and memorable experiences of our lives! Everything about our event was five stars from start to finish. Despite planning our wedding from afar (California), the communication process

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could not have been easier thanks to Ciara and the Bellingham staff. They would respond immediately to all of our email inquiries, and were always willing and ready to jump on the phone (or FaceTime call) to discuss details.

When our big day finally arrived, we were met with red-carpet, white-glove service by an incredibly warm and welcoming staff. Of course, the venue and grounds themselves were absolutely stunning - truly the quintessential picture of a beautiful castle setting in Ireland.

As our wedding day began to unfold, the staff were extremely helpful and communicative with the wedding party and guests alike. They kept us apprised of timing and gracefully guided our family and friends through the castle, from welcome drinks, to our ceremony, to our cocktail reception, and finally onto our dinner reception.

The dinner service was truly a Michelin-Star level experience. The food was absolutely incredible and the attentiveness of the staff to our guests' needs was truly above and beyond. Many of our guests said it was the best meal they've ever had at a wedding, and we agree!

The excellent service continued late into the night, as the staff was on hand to serve late-night bites to our guests in the Buttery Kitchen! They even had the late bar open until 4am for some of our braver guests, who simply had to soak up as much of the experience as they could!

When my husband and I reflect on our wedding at Bellingham Castle, our only regret is that we could only do it once! Given the chance to go back, we would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Thank you, Bellingham Castle, for giving us the experience of a lifetime!
on Mon, 11th of November, 2019
I couldn’t recommend Bellingham Castle highly enough. The grounds are beautiful as is the castle itself. The staff are exceptional and provided so many extra special touches to our wedding day. Our guests were all delighted with the food, beverages and service. We were thrilled with how the day

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went and no detail was left unattended to. Thank you so very much. We had the best day ever!
on Mon, 11th of November, 2019
We had our Wedding Reception at Bellingham Castle and we could not have been happier. Our guests have not stopped complimenting everything about this beautiful castle! The decor, the food and above all the exceptional service! Thank you so much to Ciara , Patrick , Elliot , Thomas, Jack ,Declan and

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all the staff! You could not do enough for us. We are now in love with the castle and did not want to leave! Just amazing! Big kiss to Ri and Saoirse! Thank you so much!
on Mon, 11th of November, 2019
The beautiful setting, the staff, the food, the atmosphere - Bellingham Castle gave us the most perfect Wedding Day. I cannot think of a single thing more they could have done to make the day any more special! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a day that we will forever treasure!

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