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Bellingham Castle

Surround Yourself In Luxury At Bellingham Castle

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About Bellingham Castle

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 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...

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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.


Testimonials

  • "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 been to more than a few!!) Thanks for everything, we are looking forward to visiting
    the castle again!"
    Gearoid & Siobhan
    2018
  • "There are no words to adequately express what an amazing venue this is, or how amazing the entire
    staff are. The attention to detail was incredible and the food was outstanding! Every guest
    commented that it was their most favourite venue they've even been in!"
    Sarah
    2018
  • "Ciara and the Bellingham Castle team were fantastic, extremely professional, efficient, friendly and
    amazing to deal with. Nothing was a bother to them! I would highly recommend Bellingham Castle
    to others, thank you again for making our day so fantastic."
    Sean & Kelly
    2018
  • "Where to start! Bellingham from the moment we contacted them right up until we left the day after
    the wedding were amazing to deal with. They run a wedding to perfection. No detail was forgotten about. As well as perfect service, the food was amazing. Our guests still talk about it!!!"
    Joanne & David
    2018

Features
  • Exclusive-hire venue
  • Centrepiece of a 17-acre estate that includes a weir and man-made river island
  • 19 luxurious en-suite castle bedrooms
  • Indoor & Outdoor Ceremonies
  • Can cater for smaller intimate wedding ceremonies of up to 40 people, or larger numbers of up to 200 people.

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