With years of experience working side by side hundreds of newlyweds, we have had the privilege of seeing first hand some amazing wedding venues over the years. 2021 has been all about getting our beautiful brides over the finish line! We have comprised a list of some of our favourite spots from traditional castles, heavenly hotels to rustic cabins that are close to home and cater to your fairy-tale wedding wishes!
Killeavy Castle Estate
Home to 350 acres overlooking the ancient landscape of the Ring of Gullion, the Mournes and Cooley Mountains, this setting is the perfect spot for some amazing wedding photos. Killeavy Castle Estate where history, nature and luxury create the perfect setting to bring family and friends together in celebration.
If you prefer a beach side wedding like our beautiful bride Gemma, wearing one of our favourite Justin Alexander dresses, The Whistledown Hotel is the perfect venue for you! Set on the shores of Carlingford Lough at the foot of the majestic mountains of Mourne, you get an idyllic location overlooking the water, chic contemporary interior, excellent food and competitive rates.
Lusty Beg Island is the most romantic setting for your big day that you will remember and cherish for a lifetime. Situated on the beautiful Lough Erne, you can have the whole island to yourself! Set amongst the beautiful lake-side woodlands, there is a selection of accommodation including self-catering houses, courtyard rooms and rustic lodges. Once you step off the Ferry, there is plenty to explore as part of the Lusty Beg Island Resort and Spa experience. Just look at the amazing wedding photos of the beautiful Georgia and Chris arriving on the island! Georgia couldn't have looked more stunning in our Justin Alexander dress which we altered to with a detachable cuff sleeve. Read more about personalising your dress here.
Belmont House Hotel
Killruddery House is not one to be missed! A magnificent Tudor Revival mansion with an original 17th century foundation, this venue boasts a variety of ornate rooms for your wedding from The Orangery, The Library and a renovated Grain Store all with a slightly different theme. Inspired by the Renaissance gardens of Italy, you will find marble sculptures that lend a classical, romantic style, stunning stucco ceilings and tall windows that look out to a meditative vista across our Long Ponds to an ornate, sparkling fountain. Just look at this fairytale wedding with Bennie, Josh and we can't forget about Chester! You won't want to miss out on this hidden gem!
Slieve Donard Hotel
What better place to say 'I Do' than the award-winning Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa? This wonderfully romantic Hotel has won numerous awards, including having previously been named Best Wedding Venue in Northern Ireland as voted by local brides themselves.
The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa exudes luxury with an amazing backdrop of the Mourne Mountains for you wedding pictures. You can expect 5 star service and impressive rooms for you and your guests! Situated on the beach front overlooking Newcastle, only expect the best from this luxury hotel!
Millbrook Lodge Hotel
The Millbrook Lodge situated in the heart of Ballynahinch is a unique country lodge with bespoke packages to suit every couple whether that is a small civil ceremony or a grand, lavish event. There are plenty of photo opportunities everywhere, both inside and out, along with places for your guests to relax and mingle. Millbrook is a home away from home with top quality service!
Darver Castle is the perfect blend of Old World elegance with modern day luxury. Darver offers a unique experience, to make their home exclusively, yours! Your arrival reception is hosted on the ground floor of the oldest part of the castle. This allows your guests to explore the charm on offer. Darver Castle boasts a magnificent banqueting suite. Complete with exposed beams and cut stone walls, this room is filled with both character and charm and can cater from 50-280 guests! The estate is filled with stunning photo backdrops just like this one of newlyweds Emma and Shane!
The Thatch at Ballydougan
We absolutely adore this quaint wedding venue at Ballydougan Pottery. Based near Portadown, Ballydougan provides a unique setting for your Celebration which can be as formal or informal as you wish it to be. Each wedding is individual to the couple and is perfect if you prefer a more intimate setting. The new Bride & Groom & their Guests can also be accommodated in the Cottages next door! Just have a look at this gorgeous newlywed!
The Carrickdale Hotel
With almost 35 years’ experience in helping couples plan their ideal wedding, The Carrickdale has various packages to fit your exact specification. Although you may not be able to plan for the Irish weather like our recent newlywed Nicola and Stephen discovered, you will be sure to love the location!