Large-scale events

Big days out at Hillsborough Castle

Big days out at Hillsborough Castle

Our palace, your place

With its arresting architecture, stunning interiors and lush gardens, Hillsborough Castle is the perfect venue for show-stopping events, from food and music festivals, to award shows and spectacular private parties. 

Whatever the nature of your event, our dedicated team will be on hand to help you deliver an unforgettable experience for your guests.

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Hillsborough Castle Gardens

Hillsborough Castle is set among 100 acres of stunning grounds, from neatly trimmed lawns and ornamental gardens to lazy streams and wild woodland. All afford inspiring views of the surrounding parkland and of Hillsborough Castle itself.

The Dining Room Terrace marquee site is a simply beautiful location. With the option to connect your marquee directly to the castle, your guests can enjoy effortless access from the castle’s Red Room or State Dining Room straight into your marquee space.

With capacity for up to 350 people, the South Lawn marquee site is our largest outdoor space and is used regularly for royal garden parties. Situated on the gorgeous South Lawns with breath-taking views of the castle and surrounding gardens, it’s ready to accommodate marquees and gazeebos of all shapes and sizes.

Access to the site is via the luxurious State Drawing Room and over the elegant stone terrace with feature water fountain, seasonal flowers and trimmed box hedges.

The Castle Gardens can accommodate up to 350 guests for large events.

The State Rooms

This extraordinary suite of rooms is perfect for banquets, drinks receptions, award ceremonies, parties and conferences – or any other kind of large event.

From the intimate Lady Grey’s Study to the grand Throne Room and the opulent State Dining Room, each of our state rooms has its own unique charms. Together, they make a truly memorable setting for large-scale events.

Hire of the entire ground floor of Hillsborough Castle offers all of the castle’s unique state rooms for your event. Collectively, these rooms can accommodate up to 250 guests for large events.

Hillsborough Castle Throne Room setup theatre-style with central isle

Contact us

If you would like to hire Hillsborough Castle 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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