Looking for the perfect wedding venue in Northern Ireland?
Do you need a bit of inspiration for choosing your wedding venue?
I’ve been there myself, and the choices seem endless. Luckily I’m now in a position to help having photographed weddings at many venues across Northern Ireland.
Venues on this list have impressed me as venues who pour their heart and soul into providing the best for couples.
Venues on this list treat their couples like rock stars.
Venues on this list have also made me feel welcome too, which is always nice.
Photographers see things from all angles, we see how venues treat their staff, how they treat and refer to couples, how they treat other vendors.
Call me your secret shopper!
The Best Wedding Venues in
Altahammond Wedding Barn
Altahammond Barn is the most beautiful venue. Situated just outside of Whitehead, Co Antrim, you will be blown away by the magnificent views, alongside the rustic charm of the barn. This venue is unique, with the most amazing backdrops for your wedding photos!
Ballygally Castle Hotel
Built in 1625, this venue is steeped in history. Rumour has it there is even a friendly ghost. Thankfully I have never met the Lady Isabella, but I have shot many fabulous weddings here, utilising the beautiful gardens and the beach which is right across the road. At Ballygally Castle, you are guaranteed to have an amazing wedding.
A historic venue, with fabulous wedding photography opportunities in the walled garden and wider estate. At Ballyscullion Park you can have your civil ceremony and reception all on the one site, in their amazing grounds, the garden marquee, and the beautiful Georgian coach-house.
Bellingham Castle is literally 10 minutes across the border. As such I’ve included it in my top 20 wedding venues Northern Ireland. It’s an exclusive venue, which oozes luxury. This 17th century Castle has charm and splendour, to make your wedding spectacular! You can read about a wedding I photographed at Bellingham Castle.
Breckenhill boasts a beautifully restored stone Barn and a rustic agricultural barn, set in the most amazing grounds. Its perfect for holding both your ceremony and reception all in the one place It is also epic for wedding photography. David & Henrietta who own and run Breckenhill are always ensuring things run smoothly for guests and suppliers alike. For this reason I think Breckenhill will always be in my top 20 wedding venues in Northern Ireland.
Clandeboye Estate is a magical place. On your wedding day it will be exclusively yours, personalised to your individual taste to create amazing memories.. Only 15 minutes from Belfast, the venue is great for photography, with some amazing locations throughout the estate.
Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
Just 15 minuted from Belfast, Clandeboye Lodge Hotel has so many options for weddings. Get married in beautiful and elegant surroundings, with the most amazing landscaped gardens which are perfect for wedding photography. You can read about Clandeboye Lodge Wedding here.
Galgorm Resort and Spa
Famous for luxury, Galgorm Resort and Spa is one of Northern Irelands most glamorous wedding venues. With a variety of wedding suites to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Galgorm can cater for big or small – all that is needed is you and your imagination. At Galgorm Resort and Spa, the sky is the limit!
Glenarm Castle River Lodge
Nestled in the magnificent grounds of Glenarm Castle, the River-lodge is an exclusive venue, accessed via a private train in the estate. The setting is stunning, and you also have use of the walled garden for photography. This is a great choice if you want to personalise a marquee wedding. You can read about a Glenarm Castle River lodge here.
Hillmount House, Drains Bay
Hillmount House is a beautiful Georgian Country House, that comes equipped with a fully restored Barn, Coach House and grounds.
This is an exceptional venue, tastefully decorated in luxurious fine furnishing’s. It really is a ‘Home to Beautiful Events’
Kilmore Country House
Situated in Glenariffe, the Queen of the Glens, Kilmore Country House is perfect for any couple who want to wow their guests. The views alone from this venue are breathtaking. Following your ceremony (where theres a choice of 2 outdoor locations), you can enjoy either the marquee or the main house to hold your reception, Exclusively yours for the day, you can guarantee it will be fantastic. Check out my blog on Kilmore Country House.
Larchfield Estate is 600 acres of beautiful countryside, with a 19th century barn, a fabulous orangey, and idyllic gardens. Like many other venues, you can have your entire day here, and also make use of the fantastic onsite accommodation. I just love getting into the greenhouse, or out to the lake for the wedding photos. Check out a Larchfield estate wedding here.
Lissanoure Castle is a breathtaking wedding venue in County Antrim. It has a beautiful courtyard and comes complete with its own clock tower. Aside from the Castle itself, it has a quirky rustic barn, that just rocks weddings. It’s a great venue to hold both your ceremony and your reception. As a Belfast wedding photographer, I just love its grounds as the photo opportunities are unlimited.
Lusty Beg Island Resort
A beautiful Island Resort, Lusty Beg is a great choice for your wedding. Hop on the ferry, and arrive to the peace and tranquility of Fermanagh. It’s so relaxed, you will feel as if it has its own time zone.
Feel free to read about a Lusty Beg Wedding here.
A Lakeside resort with its own private beach – what’s not to love! This is an exclusive venue, with quirky glamping pods, hot tubs and saunas. At Rossharbour Resort you can make a weekend of your wedding, so bring your family and friends and have a blast!
The Carriage Rooms at Montalto
A 19th century mill transformed into The Carriage Rooms – this venue oozes elegance. An exclusive venue, with access to the grounds of the wider Montalto Estate, It should be high on the list for any couple wanting to have luxury, coupled with the feeling of home.
The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Established in 1614, The Old Inn Crawfordsburn is steeped in history. Just 10 minute’s from Belfast, this charming venue ensures that your wedding day runs like clockwork. Its own grounds are great for photography, but its also only 5 minutes from Crawfordsburn County Park which is loved by Northern Ireland wedding photographers.
The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
I know, I know, this is not in Northern Ireland.
BUT it is the most ICONIC wedding venue in Ireland.
This is an exceptional venue and historic venue, with a ‘who’s who’ list of past guests.
Hold your wedding in the Constitution Suite, where the Irish Constitution was drafted or stay in the Grace Kelly Suite for the ultimate hotel room in Dublin.
You will love the Shelbourne Hotel.
The Wool Tower, Broughshane
This rustic venue is a restored spinning mill with oodles of charm. The Wool Tower can be exclusively yours on your wedding day. An incredible venue with vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork, a copper bar and amazing grounds for photography.
You can read about weddings I have covered at The Wool Tower here.
Did you know you can hold your wedding in the Ulster Museum? It’s a fab place for weddings, and the atrium converts to the most amazing reception area. Its also within the grounds of Botanic Gardens, so photo opportunities are unlimited. If you haven’t already done so, you should check it out!
Rustic Wedding Venues Northern Ireland
There are a number of rustic venues in Northern Ireland, including some amazing barns on this list.
Hotel Wedding Venues Northern Ireland
We have some of the most amazing and luxurious hotels, perfect for weddings!
Quirky Wedding Venues Northern Ireland
Quirky is another name for many Northern Ireland venues.
Small Wedding Venues Northern Ireland
Many on this list have facilities for small and intimate weddings.
Unusual Wedding Venues Northern Ireland
Most of unusual wedding venues are in Belfast, such as The Ulster Museum.
Top Wedding venues Northern Ireland
All of the venues on this list are amazing, delivering exceptional service to couples.
Your wedding photos will be just as beautiful!
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