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


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.

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.

As a royal residence, hosting spectacular events is our forte. From the initial planning stages to the morning after the night before, our dedicated events team will be on hand to ensure that your special day runs smoothly.

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The State Rooms

Hillsborough Castle boasts a variety of tasteful function rooms, each with its own distinct feel and character. Exchange vows in one of the castle’s sumptuous State Rooms, surrounded by priceless oil paintings from the Royal Collection, or enjoy a reception to remember in the prestigious State Dining Room or State Drawing Room.

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 up to 80 guests for dinner and up to 120 guests for ceremonies.

South Lawn and South Terrace

Everybody loves a summer wedding – and what better setting than Hillsborough Castle, with its ornamental gardens, 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 between 200- 350 guests and both are licensed for wedding ceremonies.

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 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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