We’re rounding up our favourite wedding venues in Northern Ireland with everything from castle ruins, barns, country houses and hotels! Northern Ireland is home to 1.8 million people including some famous names you might recognise. Liam Neeson, Jamie Dornan, CS Lewis, and Van Morrison are just a few celebrities to be born in the country. The Titanic was built in Belfast and the country is home to the Giant’s Causeway (the place of origin for many myths and legends). But as always and most importantly, Northern Ireland is the home to some remarkable and romantic wedding venues! Let’s get into our favourites. 

Castles, barns, and country houses…these are a few of our favourite things! Check out these 7 wedding venues in Northern Ireland

The Loft at The Rabbit Hotel 

The Loft at The Rabbit Hotel is an iconic hotel wedding venue in Northern Ireland. The Loft Templepatrick has style in abundance and a homely vibe that makes you feel welcome as soon as you step through the door. Located in the heart of Templepatrick just 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport, this hotel wedding venue is a charming alternative setting for your wedding day. With exclusive use, The Loft is available for weddings with a capacity of 100 to 170 of your closest family and friends. In complete unabridged luxury, The Loft has a high vaulted ceiling and features chandeliers, along with a grand fireplace, an outdoor terrace overlooking a lake with a lakeside garden and a comfy outdoor lounge area. Want to know the best part? The Loft at The Rabbit Hotel is available for hire until 4 am! So the party doesn’t have to end and you can eat your heart out with the most delicious churros, pizzas, BBQs, grazing boards and so much more! 


The Wool Tower 

The Wool Tower in Northern Ireland is the perfect venue to fully enjoy and celebrate the day you’ve been waiting for. Why? The whole venue and beautiful surrounding grounds are completely yours for the days you hire! As soon as you step through the gate, you take complete ownership with exclusivity over the idyllic waterside setting. Stroll along the River Braid and down to a private riverside hideaway. The venue itself has charming Georgian characteristics including exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings, and large windows with plenty of natural lighting. You, your beau and up to 200 guests will be completely mesmerised by the rustic romance of this historic wedding venue in Northern Ireland. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this venue. 


If you’re all about that classic and timeless vibe, Gracehall is the wedding venue for you. This historic grand country manor is located in the heart of Northern Ireland and showcases the true beauty of the country. Surrounded by spacious gardens and ancient trees, the backdrop of Gracehall will not only make for unforgettable wedding photos but also make this wedding venue in Northern Ireland a complete sanctuary. Tie the knot in serene bliss with as little as 20 or as many as 200 guests! Gracehall guarantees a bespoke experience for all couples. Dine under the shimmering chandelier in the Great Room or relish in the rustic elegance of the Grand Banquet. Make your wedding dreams a reality at this stunning Northern Ireland wedding venue. 

Bishop’s Gate Hotel 

Bishop’s Gate Hotel is one we had to include in this roundup. Positioned right within the historic city walls of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter, there are numerous options for local cathedrals and churches right on the doorstep. The hotel wedding venue in Northern Ireland is also fully licensed so you can host the whole day in one place if you so desire, and we wouldn’t blame you! The luxury boutique hotel features Edwardian architecture and a rich heritage that makes it iconic. Bishop’s Gate Hotel has space for up to 120 guests with 30 lavish guestrooms, 9 apartments, The Wig and Gown Champagne Bar and Restaurant, The Hervey Library and Northern Counties Ballroom. At Bishop’s Gate Hotel, you can expect exceptional service and extraordinary experience.

Drenagh Estate

Drenagh Estate is a Georgian country house wedding venue in Northern Ireland that exceeds all expectations. Set on 1,000 acres of peaceful countryside with ancient woodlands and gorgeous gardens, Drenagh Estate is full of transformative ceremony and wedding spaces that will suit the vision of your special day. Tie the knot in the Georgian house with up to 100 guests present. There’s the grand staircase in the Main Hall, the picturesque views in the Morning Room or more cosy spaces like the Library or Saloon Room with roaring open fires. Marry outdoors at the Moon Garden with a rustic vibe. Seat 140 guests and dazzle them by making the space your own with twinkling fairy lights or extravagant flowers (don’t worry, there’s an overhead canopy in case of rain). The wooded demesne dates back to the 18th century and features a beautiful walled garden to really set the scene. Have your reception in the marquee with up to 275 guests! It’s the perfect choice for guests who want to make the most of the outdoors with games, a photo booth and even fireworks! You’re spoilt for choice here.  

Larchfield Estate

Larchfield Estate is a luxe barn wedding venue in Northern Ireland with over 600 acres of land in an enchanting countryside haven just 20 minutes from Belfast. The unique thing about Larchfield Estate is its incredible award-winning team. Being surrounded by a group of talented and dedicated wedding specialists, there’s no doubt you’ll have the weddings you’ve always dreamed of. This wedding venue features a large 19th-century stone-walled barn that is an ideal rural escape with charming cobbled courtyards, breathtaking views and botanical walled gardens. Plus, there’s no corkage fees here! Cheers to that! Sleeping 37 guests on the on-site accommodation at Larchfield Estate, your nearest and dearest can stay in cosy cottages and bask in the serenity of this wedding venue in Northern Ireland!

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is a now-ruined medieval castle in Northern Ireland that is a perfect fairytale wedding venue. Enrich your wedding day with history by choosing this romantic Northern Ireland castle. The ruins date back to the 16th and 17th centuries and were inhabited by the feuding McQuillan and MacDonnell clans. Although you’re not guaranteed to have exclusive use of this historical setting, it certainly makes a beautiful location for any wedding or elopement. A un fact about this wedding venue is that it features in the popular TV show, Game of Thrones. The ruins were modified with CGI to feature as Castle Greyjoy in the show. So, if you’re a fan, this would be an amazing place to tie the knot! We have this Game of Thrones wedding reading that would be the perfect accompaniment!

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Leah Blundell

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