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Magnificent marquee events at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Magnificent marquee events at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Our palace, your place

With its arresting architecture, stunning interiors and lush gardens, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens 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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A marquee setup on the South Lawn Marquee Site for 300 people for an afternoon tea.

The 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 the castle itself.

The West 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 Red Room or State Dining Room straight into your marquee space.

The South Lawn marquee site is our largest outdoor space and is used regularly for royal garden parties. Situated on the gorgeous South Lawn with breath-taking views of the castle and surrounding gardens, it's ready to accommodate marquees and gazebos 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.


  • Up to 350 guests


  • Available for daytime and evening hire

The State Rooms

This extraordinary suite of rooms is perfect for a variety of events, including banquets, drinks receptions, award ceremonies and conferences.

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.


  • Up to 200 guests


  • Available for daytime and evening hire


The Throne Room, lined with green silk damask and gold detailing is setup for a standing reception. A large central table is clothed in red damask and covered in fake moss, tealight candles and wooden food boards. A variety of food is displayed for self-service.

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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