An oasis of calm just 20 minutes from Belfast

An oasis of calm just 20 minutes from Belfast

Our history, your story

When it comes to wedding venues, it doesn’t get much more impressive than Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

This splendid Georgian mansion has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces available for your big day, whether it’s a classic white wedding or something more distinctive – and of course, there are breath-taking photo opportunities aplenty within its 100 acres of gardens.

As a royal residence, hosting spectacular events is our forte. From the initial planning stages to the final moments of your special day, our dedicated events team will be on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

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South Lawn and South Terrace

Everybody loves a summer wedding – and what better setting than Hillsborough Castle & Gardens, with its ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways and immaculate lawns?

Of course, we can’t promise clear blue skies and uninterrupted sunshine – but thanks to our stunning marquee sites, you can rest assured that your big day will go off with a bang come rain or shine.

The Dining Room Terrace and South Lawn Marquee Sites can accommodate up to 350 guests and both are licensed for wedding ceremonies.

The State Rooms

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens boasts a variety of historic and luxurious spaces available for evening hire, each with its own distinct feel and character. Enjoy a regal dinner in the spectacular Throne Room or elegant State Dining Room surrounded by priceless oil paintings from the Royal Collection. The original library and reading room, now known as the State Drawing Room and Lady Grey's Study, are the perfect setting for a relaxing pre or post-dinner drinks reception. 

Whether you’re after understated elegance or unabashed grandeur, we’re certain you’ll find a room that’s perfect for your unique requirements.

The State Rooms can accommodate between 10-80 guests for dinner and up to 120 people for a reception. 

Approved suppliers

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

Whether it’s an intimate wedding ceremony or a large-scale reception, our approved suppliers will work with you from start to finish to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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Contact us

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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