The Culloden Estate & Spa

The Culloden Estate & Spa

5 Star Hotel
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Venue Overview

Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast
The luxurious 5* Culloden Estate & Spa stands on the slopes of the Holywood Hills on the outskirts of Belfast, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. With Palatial surroundings the Culloden features 12 acres of secluded gardens & woodland.


Take a former Bishops Palace and transform it into a luxuriously appointed 5-star hotel.  Then set is atop secluded, landscaped gardens that overlook the sweep of Belfast Lough and we think you’ll find it’s the ultimate romantic setting for your very special day.  A magical place where memories are made.  We have over 40 years’ experience in organising and implementing the most important day of peoples’ lives. We have dedicated wedding co-ordinators to cater for your every whim. We have a choice of outstanding wedding rooms ranging from the small and intimate to high society weddings. We have award-winning chefs. 100 suites of luxury accommodation. The backdrop of a 19th century fairytale-style palace, 12 stunning acres of gardens, flowers, pathways, and an amazing view of the coast. A wedding photographer’s dream

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent/Family Run


  • Classic
  • Luxe

Meet the Dream Maker

Jenny Mercer
Senior Events Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 11 reviews
on Wed, 27th of November, 2019
To all the wedding planning team!

We just want to say a massive thank you for helping us plan our big day on 2/11/19. We really had the best time, the venue was absolutely stunning & set up to perfection!!

We enjoyed everything from our first initial meeting & show around with Michelle, to

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our meal tasting & chat with Jenny & then our chats, phone calls & emails back & forward with Ainsley. Everyone made us feel so at ease & relaxed. We never felt under pressure or stressed to do something within a certain time frame.

Victoria, you looked after us so well on the day & the ceremony & drinks reception room was gorgeous. It was set up just how I wanted it & looked so beautiful. As far as I know everything ran so smoothly & the atmosphere was really chilled. It was so nice to see our guests having such a wonderful time.

A big thank you to the chefs for the amazing food, so many of our guests have expressed how the meal was one of the nicest they’ve had at a wedding. So thank you for that. Thanks to the serving & bar staff for keeping things running smoothly as well.

Could you also pass on our thanks to the concierge staff, one name that I remember & a couple of our guests spoke highly of was Aaron. Everyone on the team was so helpful & friendly, even the night before & day after. We still felt so special & everyone was so excited for us, it was really nice.

All in all, the culloden really have a wonderful team, everyone is so friendly & approachable & they would go out of their way to help you no matter what. We’re so glad we picked the culloden as our wedding venue, it holds a special place in our hearts as we met there & got engaged there & we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Can’t believe it’s all over now but we’re looking forward to bumping into everyone again in the future! I’d say we’ll be back at least once a year to celebrate all our anniversaries!!

Lots of love
Victoria & David Brennan
on Wed, 6th of November, 2019
We absolutely loved our wedding day at the beautiful Culloden- it was a wonderful venue in every way! All our guests loved it; the venue, the food, the extras and the atmosphere! The lady Victoria was an absolute gem and so great on the day with keeping us on time to being so relaxed and joining in

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our day! Thanks so much for everything!!
on Tue, 29th of October, 2019
In the lead up to our wedding we were kindly looked after by Cheryl, who made planning our wedding at the Culloden so simple and her attentiveness was second to none. No request seemed to much and she advised us were needed. Each time we visited the Culloden the staff were fantastic and so

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welcoming. The day before the wedding we were given full access to the room and Victoria was our coordinator on the day! She was absolutely fantastic and the day was executed to perfection. The food was incredible and far better than we ever expected - it was so lovely to walk around chatting to our guests and seeing cleared plates, they are still raving about the food! And as an extra special touch we were able to all have breakfast together the following day which just finished the weekend off so nicely!
We couldn’t thank the Culloden and their team enough for their help in the lead up to the wedding, on the day and after in clearing everything up, they made our day truely memorable and we honestly couldn’t recommend them enough to any future brides and grooms!
on Wed, 16th of October, 2019
I cannot reccomend the Culloden Estate & Spa enough for a wedding. I was able to arrange everything with our wedding coordinator Jenny via email which was easier for me throughout the whole process. When it came to our wedding day... everything was utterly fantastic. From the breakfast myself and my

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bridesmaids got served in our room while we were getting ready, the service of every member of staff we met during the day, the dinner we were served to the stunning Holywood suite and views over looking the lough. We were also fortunate enough to have our ceremony out on the balcony of the Holywood suite which could not have been more perfect! The cost of our wedding was extremely reasonable considering the location and service that the Culloden provide. The rooms are so luxurious and the honeymoon suite was out of this world... they were even able to accommodate a bed for my 3 year old daughter in the suite. If I could do it all over again ...I would still pick this venue! .
on Wed, 16th of October, 2019
The hotel itself provided crisp rooms, sumptuous suites, a super spa and Irish pub all set in heavenly, well kept grounds and with views over Belfast Lough.

In particular we wish to repeat a huge thank you to Jenny Mercer and staff, also manageress Helen and staff at the Cultra Inn for the

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barbeque the night before, and Victoria Parkes and banqueting staff at the Stuart Suite. Not to mention the chefs who provided excellent hot food despite many Norwegian speeches and shenanigans. Also the bar, restaurant, reception, housekeeping and door staff must not be left out.

Many of the guests express their wish to return, and so do we :-)

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