Top Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland
You’ve chosen the engagement ring, you got down on one knee and popped the all important question, they said YES, now its time to search for your dream wedding venue. 8 years of photographing weddings and Ive had the privilege of capturing couples in some of Northern Irelands top wedding venues. From castles, to country houses and converted mills, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding venues in Northern Ireland. I have drawn up a selection to help you get started on the quest to booking your dream wedding venue, dig in!
1. The Carriage Rooms at Montatlo
The Carriage Rooms at Montatlo Estate isn’t just one of the top wedding venues in Northern Ireland but is also one of the top 100 best wedding venues in the world! The Carriage Rooms really is a fairytale wedding venue. Situated close to Belfast, this former 19th century mill is set in landscaped gardens and tranquil countryside. It exudes extravagant opulence fused with a relaxed ambiance, your guests will truly be blown away.
2. Drenagh House & Estate
Situated close to Limavady on the North Coast, you will find Drenagh House, its a grand Georgian Mansion that is nestled in beautiful parkland. Its a private and exclusive wedding venue, which means its just you and your nearest and dearest who will be there on your wedding day. You can choose to exchange your vows in the iconic Moon Garden and have your photos taken in the picturesque wall garden. If it rains on your wedding day, there is no need to panic, as Drenagh House is even more beautiful inside than out. The stunning high ceilings and large windows allow natural light to fill the grand drawing rooms and stair cases. Its a must see on the quest for your wedding venue.
3. Tullyveery House
Tullyveery House has it all and more! A stunning secluded country house, it offers a private and exclusive wedding venue giving you the freedom to host and entertain your wedding guests. I absolutely love the relaxed atmosphere that Charlie and his team have created at Tullyveery House whilst making sure everything behind the scenes is running smoothly. With the option of having your wedding speeches outside in the walled garden and your first dance outdoors under the twinkling lights of the courtyard, Tullyveery hits all your wedding day goals and more!
4. Larchfield Estate
Driving up the laneway to Larchfield Estate, you soon realise why this 19th Century Barn is an award winning wedding venue. Decorated with cobble courtyard and beautiful walled gardens, it is truly charming. The grounds offer endless photos opportunities and the stunning greenhouse offers cover should it rain, with the added bonus of snuggling under the fairy lights.
5. The Wool Tower
Looking for something that little bit different and unique, the Wool Tower is a venue alike no other in Northern Ireland. Set in the village of Broughshane amongst the Raceview Mill, the venue is surrounded by locate craft shops and industrial buildings. The photo opportunities are endless and your wedding guests will never experience anything like this anywhere else.
6. Lissanoure Castle
Situated in a privately owned estate, Lissanoure Castle is a spectacular wedding venue. The 15th century coach house within the castle walls and the surrounding lakes make your dream wedding day a reality.
7. Belle Isle Castle
Dream of getting married in a castle on an enchanted private island, this is a venue that any Disney princess would be envious off! Belle Isle Castle is full of romantic, old world charm, with stunning views over my homeland of Lough Erne. Amanda and the team at Belle Isle are just the best and will ensure your wedding day is just perfect.
8. Lusty Beg Island
A unique and utterly charming wedding venue, set in the Fermanagh Lakelands and only accessible by ferry, is just one reasons this venue is one of my top wedding venues in Northern Ireland. The setting allows for you to exchange your vows on the pier overlooking Lough Erne, I mean wedding backdrops dont get any better! The beautiful Willow Room isnt your standard stuffy dark wedding reception room either, its one which you can decorate and add your own personality too, making your day truly unique.
9. The Lough Erne Resort
A luxurious 5 star wedding venue in my hometown of Enniskillen, the Lough Erne Resort offers a high end luxury venue in the Fermanagh Lakelands. On your wedding day you get full use of the resort for your wedding photographs, with a chauffeured golf buggy, giving us lots of fun and photo opportunities.
10. The Old Rectory, Killyman
The Old Rectory is a lovingly restored 18th Century estate situated in the quaint village of Killyman in County Tyrone. The Old Rectory, Killyman is an idyllic setting for your wedding day, with its beautiful walled gardens providing amazing backdrops for your photographs and also perfect for welcoming your guests, the Old Rectory has everything in place for a relaxed and perfect wedding day. On top of the beautifully restored barn, the grand pavilion and the garden maze, one of the biggest highlights of all at the Old Rectory, Killyman has to be Leah, the resident Irish Wolfhound. She is quite the wedding guest!