Couples living in the north of the country have some incredible wedding venues on their doorstep! The likes of Cavan, Donegal, Antrim and Monaghan are home to some gorgeous wedding venues with something for every style of couple from idyllic country houses and fabulous hotels to magnificent castles steeped in history. Check out 20 beautiful wedding venues in Ulster below…
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Galgorm Resort & Spa, Galgorm, Co. Antrim
Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort & Spa in Co. Antrim is a beautiful setting for weddings. Crowned Ulster’s Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 at the weddingsonline awards, Galgorm prides itself on their personalised and creative approach to weddings and their reputation for quality is backed by years of experience creating truly unique packages for their couples.
Titanic Hotel Belfast, Queen’s Toad, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, the Titanic Hotel Belfast is the world’s most authentic Titanic Hotel. Steeped in history, the magnificent dual Victorian Drawing Offices, with their two-storey high barrel-vaulted ceilings provide a striking backdrop for your special day. The main banqueting suite is situated within one of these historic Drawing Offices and is sure to impress up to 250 guests!
Redcastle Oceanfront, Golf & Spa Hotel, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile
Located in the Inishowen Peninsula, at the edge of the Lough Foyle, The Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel is an idyllic setting for your special day. Their stunning Ocean Suite can host up to 350 guests and sits at the water’s edge with panoramic views across Lough Foyle. It also boasts a fab outdoor terrace so guests can take in the incredible views and sunset while toasting the happy couple!
Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 400+ | View Profile
Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa is a family-owned 4-star hotel just 10 minutes from Letterkenny with gorgeous views of Lough Swilly. Cosy and charming, it’s renowned for its warm, welcoming atmosphere, excellent service and award-winning food. Their new Woodland Function suite is beautifully decorated with classic yet contemporary décor, elaborate chandeliers and boasts its own private bar.
Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile
The Four Star Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny believes in making it as easy as possible to plan your Big Day. With a unique collection of inclusive packages designed to suit all tastes and budgets including lots of lovely little extras and a one wedding per day policy, you have their complete attention. They have two gorgeous suites for weddings – the stunning Carnegie Suite or vibrant Poet’s Corner and can host up to 350 guests.
The Abbey Hotel, The Diamond, Donegal Town
Guest capacity: 450 | View Profile
From its elegant entrance foyer to its plush thrones for the happy couples, The Abbey Hotel is a seriously stylish setting for weddings. Located in Donegal town, it has an abundance of gorgeous rugged scenery close by for beautiful wedding pics. The recently renovated ballroom makes the most of its stunning location, overlooking the River Eske and Donegal Bay. It can cater for weddings both big and small from as little as 50 up to 450 guests!
Central Hotel, The Diamond, Donegal Town
Guest capacity: 250 | View Profile
Like its sister hotel The Abbey Hotel, Central Hotel is perfectly located on the doorstep of the lively Donegal town. It too has beautiful views and an abundance of scenery close by for couples after a magical backdrop for wedding photos. It’s renowned for its outstanding food and service and the dedicated team will pull out all the stops to ensure your day is personal and unforgettable.
Woodhill House, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 150 | View Profile
The picturesque Woodhill House is a historic coastal manor house dating back to the 17th century. The house overlooks the beautiful Donegal Highlands and has its own walled garden, a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photographs. They can host intimate weddings for up to 50 guests in the main house and larger celebrations up to 150 in a marquee on the lawn.
The Red Door Country House, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 160 | View Profile
The Red Door Country House in Inishowen County Donegal, weddingsonline’s Restaurant Venue of the Year 2016, is a venue bursting with character and charm. The Red Door Country House is located on the banks of Lough Swilly in the historic village of Fahan in Co. Donegal. Nestled amongst mature trees and landscaped gardens, this exclusive setting boasts unrivalled scenery, a homely atmosphere and impressive menu options.
Lough Eske Castle, Donegal Town
Guest capacity: 280 | View Profile
Lough Eske Castle (or to give it its full name ‘Lough Eske Castle – A Solis Hotel & Spa’) is a spectacular setting for weddings in the North West of Ireland. A five star castle hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town, Lough Eske Castle has a rich history dating back to the 1400s. The elegant ballroom can host up to 280 guests and extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens.
Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Monaghan
Guest capacity: 260 | View Profile
Dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie is a magical private estate in Monaghan. The fairy tale estate is still in the hands of its founding family and is steeped in history and brimming with character and charm. The Pavilion at Castle Leslie Estate is a delightful space overlooking Glaslough Lake, which can accommodate up to 260 guests. The venue can be exclusively yours for the day.
Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross, Monaghan
Guest capacity: 400 | View Profile
The charming 4 star Nuremore Hotel & Country Club is set in the beautiful rolling Monaghan countryside of Carrickmacross, with 400 acres of landscaped gardens and a parkland golf course. Couples can look forward to celebrating in the elegant surroundings of the county house which has a ballroom that can host up to 400 guests. It boasts large bay doors that open onto picturesque gardens which let in abundance of natural light as well as elegant chandeliers that create a romantic ambience by night.
Treacys Hotel Monaghan, Carrickmacross, Monaghan
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile
The luxurious 4-star Treacys Hotel Monaghan in Carrickmacross has 40 years’ experience in hospitality ensuring a warm welcome and excellent service for your Big Day. Their dedicated team pride themselves on pulling out all the stops from red carpet arrival to personalised touches. The newly rejuvenated Claddagh Suite is a beautiful setting for both intimate and larger celebrations and their stunning wedding garden complete with fountain, summer house and pergola is an idyllic backdrop for wedding photos.
Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa, Old Armagh Road, Monaghan
Guest capacity: 850 | View Profile
The fabulous 4 star Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa in Monaghan have welcomed many wedding couples over the years and love ensuring each and every one is special. They can cater for weddings as small as 10 up to 360 guests with a range of fabulous suites. They offer lots of little added extras couples will love such as fairy light backdrop, giant purple thrones for the happy couple’s first meal as newlyweds and chandeliers with mood lighting.
The Glencarn Hotel, Monaghan Rd, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
Guest capacity: 500 | View Profile
Nestled among the 52 lakes of Monaghan, The Glencarn Hotel is a charming family run hotel renowned for its friendly service and great food. Couples can look forward to a red carpet welcome before celebrating in the newly refurbished Oriel Suite which can cater for up to 500 guests. They offer individually tailored packages and host just one wedding a day.
Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan, Coolshannagh, Co. Monaghan
Guest capacity: 330 | View Profile
The quaint, family run Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan is located just on the outskirts of Monaghan town and have a one wedding a day policy. The hotel is home to elegant suites, extensive gardens and superb banqueting suites which can be booked exclusively for your Big Day. Vintage loving couples will adore their special vintage themed package with lovely little extras such as original vintage china for your arrival reception!
Cabra Castle , Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
Guest capacity: 290 | View Profile
Situated on over 100 acres of beautiful gardens and forestry, with breathtaking views of the three counties of Meath, Monaghan and Cavan, Cabra Castle’s grounds provide a picturesque backdrop for romantic and memorable wedding photos. Waterford Crystal chandeliers, five-tiered golden candelabras, rich table linens and cut glass, all grace the Ballroom and continue a theme of elegance and romanticism.
Virginia Park Lodge, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
Overlooking the serene Lough Ramor, Virginia Park Lodge is a former 18th Century hunting estate set amongst 100 acres of beautiful Cavan countryside. The historic house is exclusively yours to enjoy for your celebrations. The Exclusive Pavilion with lake views can cater for up to 300 guests while their 18th century Marchioness room can hold a more intimate wedding for anything up to 90 guests.
Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
This beautifully restored 18th century house is in the heart of Cavan’s Lake Country, just a mile outside Cootehill town. Errigal Country House has been refurbished to a contemporary design offering style and character and is well known for its incredible Irish hospitality. Errigal Country House Hotel caters for just one wedding per day and and create a ‘special personalised environment’.
Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile
Cavan Crystal Hotel is a 4 star luxury hotel in Cavan town with a reputation for excellent food and service. Its chic contemporary style coupled with a traditional warmth ensure it’s a popular choice with couples. The team of wedding co-ordinators has been with the hotel since it opened and their specialty is in their attention to every little detail. They have a one wedding a day policy.
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