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 29 reviews
on Fri, 15th of March, 2019
If you want your venue to speak for itself, Bellingham is for you. It is set in beautifully maintained grounds and is an unforgettable venue - so there is no need for an extra decoration or fuss. The service from the moment you set into Bellingham, right through and after your special day, is top

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notch. They really treat you like you are the only wedding they are looking after as they give you so much attention. I remembered they called me in the lead up to the wedding, asking me if I had any questions, I did, I just was struggling to get the time to call them and every question I asked, they knew the answer of the top of their heads. They are really incredible. The food is exquisite and they offer great choices. Another thing about the venue is the number of rooms that you can escape to - the kitchen/pantry is one of my favourite rooms. They serve tea/ coffee and scones in here and it has a lovely homely feel about it. On the day itself, it was like they could read your mind, better than your partner! They were so helpful. I really can't rate them higher - I just hope that someday one of my friends will get married here so I can experience it all again!
on Mon, 4th of February, 2019
Myself and Sean would like to say a massive thank you to you all. We had the most amazing day on our wedding day, and I actually find it hard to put into words how grateful we are to you all for making our day so, so magical. Everything about Bellingham is flawless! The service, food and attention

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to detail is just outstanding. I honestly don't think you would get it anywhere else! We couldn't be happier that we choose you as our wedding venue and really appreciate everything you done for us both. Everyone is raving about the wedding. Our only disappointment is that its all over and we cannot do it all again!

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!

on Fri, 30th of November, 2018
I'm not sure how we can even begin to thank you all for what was the best and most memorable day of our lives. From the moment we arrived, everything was absolutely perfect. The attention to detail from the Bellingham team was incomparable to any other wedding venue we have ever been to (and we've

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been to more than a few!!) Thanks for everything, we are looking forward to visiting the castle again!
on Fri, 30th of November, 2018
To Ciara and all the staff of Bellingham Castle. We cannot thank you enough for all the special attention & service at our amazing wedding reception. You made it so relaxing & easy going, it was just the best! Thank you so much x
on Fri, 30th of November, 2018
Thank you to all the Bellingham team for making our wedding day, the most special day of our lives. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all when planning our wedding day. We feel so honoured to have been able to have our wedding reception in the beautiful Bellingham Castle, everything was

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perfect - the food, the surroundings and the service, we are so grateful. To you all, we had the most amazing day.

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