Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is now closed for major project works - re-opening in July 2018.

Receptions and dinners

Discover this welcoming and elegant venue.

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and princesses

For over three centuries the Castle has hosted people from all corners of the globe, and been the scene of some of Northern Ireland's most significant events; offering a unique and spectacular venue for dinners and receptions.


Throne Room

The impressive Throne Room is both spacious and versatile and ideal for larger dinners and receptions.

  • Capacity for up to 80 guests for dinner
  • Capacity for up to 150 guests for a reception

The Red Room

The Red Room offers a grand yet intimate space for small, personal celebrations for up to 10 people. 

  • Capacity for up to 10 guests for dinner
  • Capacity for up to 20 guests for a reception

State Dining Room

State Dining Room is an elegant, symbolic space for up to 24 diners.

  • Capacity for up to 24 guests for dinner
  • Capacity for up to 70 guests for a reception

Exclusive Castle Hire

Hold your event in one of the Castle’s State Rooms, filled with paintings from the Royal Collection, including Old Masters and works by renowned local artists. 

  • Capacity for up to 80 guests for dinner
  • Capacity for up to 180 guests for a reception

South Lawn and South Terrace Marquee Sites

Hold your event amongst ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways, picturesque glens and trimmed lawns. Elegant gazebos and marquees to suit your event can be incorporated into the stunning landscape.

  • Capacity for up to 350 guests

Approved Suppliers

Whatever the nature of your event our preferred suppliers can help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

Find out more about our approved suppliers