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An oasis of calm just 20 minutes from Belfast

An oasis of calm just 20 minutes from Belfast

Celebrate in style at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

As the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens has formed the backdrop to momentous political talks and played host to some of modern history’s most recognisable figures, from Eleanor Roosevelt to the Dalai Lama.

This extraordinary Georgian mansion boasts a variety of atmospheric spaces to suit all manner of special occasions, from intimate corporate dinners to lavish wedding receptions.

If you would like to hire Hillsborough Castle and Gardens for your event, please call our team on +44 (0)28 9268 1342 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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A close-up of the State Dining Room table dressed elegantly with a central runner, flowers, crystal glassware and silver cutlery.

Dinners and receptions

Whether it’s an elegant drinks reception or an extra-special birthday dinner, Hillsborough Castle can accommodate special occasions of all sorts.

Take your pick of the house’s exquisite State Rooms, or hold your event outside in the sumptuous gardens.

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Meetings and conferences

Hillsborough Castle’s illustrious history and picturesque surroundings make it a perfect backdrop for corporate events, from intimate board meetings and workshops to large-scale conferences and award shows. Make history where history is made.

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Privy Council Chamber with large table dressed with flowers, glasses and stationary with red leather chairs surrounding it. In the background is a clothed table with refreshments.
View of a marquee setup on the South Terrace in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle, overlooking the neat and trimmed Granville Garden and overcast with a cloudy sky.

Large-scale events

With its immaculate lawns, colourful gardens and grand State Rooms, Hillsborough Castle offers a magnificent backdrop for large-scale and commercial events.

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With its lush grounds, stunning interiors and impressive Georgian facade, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is the perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding.

Licensed marquee sites are available from morning until night for both your ceremony and evening reception. Alternatively, the castle's majestic state rooms make for an unforgettable backdrop for evening-only dinners and drinks receptions.

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A table displays simple, rustic wedding cakes and flowers

Approved suppliers

Over the years, we’ve worked with some of the best caterers, florists, entertainers and production specialists in the industry.

Whatever your requirements, our approved suppliers will work with you from start to finish to deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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