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Bellingham Castle

Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth
Capacity
200
Reviews (61) 5/5
Prices from
€98.00
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At Bellingham Castle, the welcome is warm, the facilities luxurious and the memories, eternal. Our weddings are all individual, and due to the exclusivity, the seclusion allows you to have the day of your dreams.

Set on the banks of the glistening River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is an opulent, exclusive-hire castle wedding venue, where you and your guests can enjoy a magical day in complete privacy. The castle is the centrepiece of a 17-acre estate that includes a weir and man-made river island. The spacious 17th Century Irish castle is bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury.

Fully refurbished, yet retaining all of its character and charm, Bellingham Castle prides itself on elegance and sophistication, intimacy and cosiness, luxury and exclusivity – all just 50 minutes from both Dublin and Belfast.

We wanted to create something different at Bellingham; an exquisite combination of a welcoming atmosphere and luxury castle experience. From dreamy and palatial bedrooms, to magnificent reception rooms and manicured gardens, we ensure each guest enjoys high-quality, bespoke service in an idyllic and inspirational location.

Our elegant period drawing rooms are perfect for an arrival reception, while guests can enjoy tête-à-têtes in our library or catch up in our relaxing bars before dining in the grand ‘Bute Suite’. Outside, mature gardens and the stunning riverside setting with footbridges, provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding and breath-taking photographs.

From delectable canapés, to a mouth-watering five-course wedding banquet, Bellingham Castle is renowned for culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and our Blissful Bellingham wedding package offers an extensive array of dishes for you to choose from.

As an approved venue to host civil weddings, humanist ceremonies and civil partnerships, we can cater for intimate wedding ceremonies of all sizes, from 40-200 guests, in various locations inside the castle. Alternatively, if the weather is kind, host your ceremony outdoors overlooking the meticulously manicured gardens.

Bellingham Castle offers 19 luxury en-suite castle bedrooms for family and guests to relax and stay in. Depending on which room guests stay in, they will have picturesque views of the River Glyde, our formal gardens, the fountain, or the nearby church steeples.

We offer a choice of suites on your wedding night – you can choose from the stunning Sir Henry’s Room or the Music Room, both boasting large king size beds and free-standing, roll-top bathtubs – each the perfect haven to unwind after your fairytale wedding day.

The award-winning Bellingham Castle is a family-owned and operated property. Patrick Corscadden and Ciara Carolan, along with their dedicated team, have made Bellingham Castle the leading wedding venue in the north-east of Ireland since 2013.

Our team understand how important every detail of your special day is and would be delighted to help you organise a memorable, bespoke wedding. Whether imposing yet intimate, uniquely-themed, or luxury and lavish are the order of the day - our personal, discreet and attentive service will ensure that all of your wedding dreams come true. Contact us today for a private show around of Bellingham Castle.

Reviews

5.0/5
61 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Kennedys
Added 23rd Feb 2020
Wedding 30th Dec 2019
Took me a while to write this because it is so difficult to find the words to do justice to the service provided at Bellingham Castle. The beauty of the setting and surroundings are unmatched. The various drawing rooms, the fires, the cosy areas, the Buttery kitchen, the wine cellar. The bedrooms are gorgeous too. We knew the food was good from a previous wedding we attended there, it's a standout feature, the variety of choices, and the quality and presentation of the food on the day was just perfect. During the day and in the weeks after we were inundated with compliments and feedback from our guests. Many were amazed by the fillet steak on the menu, many were amazed by the beauty of the venue, but one thing that everyone commented on was the quality of service. The attentiveness of the waiting staff was extraordinary. We felt it on the day and our guests felt it too. It made everyone feel special and made the day feel special too. It was a standout wedding. A special mention to Ciara and Jack who went over and above to make our day as enjoyable as possible! Ciara saved the day when my wife's dress got stained, Jack was with us from the start and really bought into our vision, he contributed and made suggestions and fully engaged with our various quirks! I don't think we would get that anywhere else. Overall i still don't believe I can describe how much this venue made our day. We'd love to do it again. Thanks to everyone involved in Bellingham for making our day so memorable.
Julie & Will
Added 6th Feb 2020
Wedding 29th Dec 2019
We got married here on 29th December 2019. What an unbelievable wedding venue. Such a beautiful castle in such stunning surroundings. The staff at Bellingham Castle are incredible. A special thanks to Jack, Ciara, John, Patrick & co. They went above and beyond to make our day perfect. So good at what they do!! The food was absolutely delicious. The best I've personally ever had at a wedding. We had an amazing wedding day at Bellingham Castle. Wish we could do it all over again and if we could we would pick Bellingham Castle time and time again. Julie and Will.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Julie & Will, thank you for your generous words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us for your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team x
Aimêe & Stephen
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 22nd Dec 2019
We knew how stunning this venue was as we previously attended a wedding in 2016. The staff, service, food and venue itself speak volumes! From our first meeting with Ciara we had nothing but professional correspondence during our short 12months to the big day with emails being responded pretty much immediately. I can never repay the staff for their love and kindness on our big day, we felt we were the only couple who’ve ever been married in Bellingham and our guests were equally blow away. The best venue there is and will always hold a very special place in our hearts xx
Response from Bellingham Castle
Aimêe & Stephen, thank you for your stunning words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us for your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team xx
Aoife and David O’Brien
Added 8th Feb 2020
Wedding 29th Nov 2019
Bellingham castle were the absolute dream to deal with in the lead up to our wedding and especially on the day. The service, food and atmosphere was more than we could have wished for. We wouldn’t want to change one thing!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Thank you for your lovely words Aoife & David! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Ciara & Cathal
Added 27th Nov 2019
Wedding 2nd Nov 2019
We had our wedding reception in Bellingham Castle on November 2nd 2019. It is the most beautiful Wedding venue in Ireland. It deserves far more than 5 stars! The service that we received was exceptional. From the minute we arrived at Bellingham Jack & Patrick were there to greet us & all of our 160+ guests, nothing was too much for them. All our guests commented on how attentive the staff at Bellingham castle were. Throughout the planning Jack was always just an email or phone call away, nothing was too much trouble and anything we needed they were there to help. The castle itself is beautiful, all our guests were blown away by the grounds and the little rooms like the pantry kitchen that serves cake throughout the night, the older guests loved this room as it allowed them to have a break from the wedding to have a cup of tea. The food was first class, every single guest has commented on the quality and quantity of the food. I am so thrilled we chose Bellingham as our venue. It was worth every penny & I would do it all again. Thank you so much to Jack & Patrick for making our day so special. It was like a fairy tale.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Thank you for your lovely words Ciara & Cathal! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Jenny
Added 23rd Feb 2020
Wedding 1st Nov 2019
If we could give 100 Stars to Bellingham Castle and its staff we would in a heartbeat!! From the minute we stepped inside for a viewing in December 2019 we fell in love with it. It was one of the first venues we went to see and we had pretty much decided it was to be our one before we went through the gates at the end of the driveway on the way home! The castle itself and the grounds are of course spectacular but the icing on the cake for us was your team and hospitality. Every time we got in touch during our year of planning there was an email back within hours telling us exactly what we needed to know. We made a few trips up during the year with our parents and family and each time we came we were welcomed us with open arms. On the day itself there were so many little details that the staff picked up on which meant so much. We made an error ourselves on our printed table plan forgetting a table…they picked this up and printed the extra table for us. Every time I sat down or stood up during dinner, there was someone there to help me with my dress and train. They treated us like royalty! But not only that they treated every single one of our guests like royalty too. We had so many people mention how amazing the service was and it meant so much to us that they treated everyone so well. Whenever anyone stood up from their seat there was someone close by keeping an eye with their napkin. Peoples glasses were constantly topped up. Our guests literally wanted for nothing on the day. And the food….where do we even begin! We were bit anxious that there was no food tasting but I had been assured by a friend who had been at two previous weddings with you that the food was spectacular. And my god was she right. It was out of this world! Pretty much every single person commented on how amazing it was. They went above and beyond for our guests with dietary requirements - our two friends who are Vegan said it was the best food they have ever eaten! The following morning it was so lovely to be able to sit and relax with our family and digest the day. We know they had a wedding coming in after us but it was so great to be able to stay in the venue for a few more hours into the early afternoon. We do not have one bad word to say about Bellingham Castle and it staff. It is literally the wedding venue of dreams. The amazing castle itself and gorgeous grounds. If you're even half considering having your wedding day there - just book it!!
Sinead
Added 5th Feb 2020
Wedding 24th Oct 2019
The staff at Bellingham Castle are absolutely amazing, they really take the time to listen and help you plan your special day. We never felt rushed any time we went to visit, the opposite in fact they would keep you chatting and offering tea and biscuits. The venue itself is so fab and the food is delicious, we had the best day from start to finish. I couldn't recommend this venue or the staff enough.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Sinead, thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Kate
Added 12th Aug 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
We had our wedding in bellingham castle this July. We had the best experience organising our wedding in bellingham castle from beginning to end . We originally choose to have our wedding here as we had been at a friends wedding here two years earlier . We were completely blown away by the food and how stunning the venue was so that’s why we choose bellingham as our venue . The whole day ran so smoothly the drinks reception was beautiful . The older guests sat in the drawing room and mingled with the French doors opening out t the back and gardens. Our younger guests mingled on the patio where live music played . Many guests commented that the canapés were the best the have ever had . We had 200 guests at the wedding and they fitted perfectly in the ball room . One of the main courses was a fillet steak . These are cooked to order to the liking of each guest which is unusual at a wedding . Our guests were delighted with the food and service . The staff at the castle really are top notch . Nothing is too much for them and they are always at the ready to look after guests . We cut our cake on the patio with sparklers while the band got ready . This was the idea of the venue and we thought it was brilliant as everyone brought their drinks out to the evening sunshine before heading in for dancing . The bedroom decor and the decor of the hotel in general really is beautiful . We could not recommend this venue more and the feedback from all our guests has been great .
Response from Bellingham Castle
Thank you for your lovely words Kate! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Angela & Matt
Added 17th Aug 2019
Wedding 7th Jul 2019
We had our wedding here in July 2019. From the moment we arrived at the venue, we were gobsmacked by the stunning entrance and beautiful grounds. From there things only got better. The welcoming and friendly nature of every single staff member we met on site is something Bellingham should pride themselves on. A special thank you to Ciara, Jack, John and Tomas also. Their attention to detail and efficient service left me stress free about the venue from when we booked it all in. We had an outdoor ceremony on an unbelievable hot Irish summers day, I cannot explain how beautiful it looked. It felt like we were in a fairytale movie, and this was the exact comparison repeated back to me by our guests. There are so many places around the grounds to take some unique and romantic wedding photos. The venue was ideal for all our guests, spanning different ages and lots of different nationalities, all just as impressed with this astonishing venue. The food was spectacular and every single dietary request was taken care of. We organised our Wedding from Australia and had no issues with communicating with the venue for all requests. Thank you for hosting our very special day!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Angela & Matt, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Aisling and Sean
Added 14th Sep 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
From the moment we stepped in to Bellingham to view it we fell in love with it. The wedding coordinators are exceptional especially Ciara and Patrick who took care of us on the day. The service is second to none, the staff cannot do enough for you. The food is exquisite and the venue is stunning. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Aisling & Sean, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Tara & Peter
Added 14th Aug 2019
Wedding 28th Jun 2019
Ciara, Patrick and all the staff could not do enough for us on the run up to our wedding and on the day!! Food is out of this world and all our guests raved about the venue and food. All the staff were so professional an guests commented on this also. Anything we asked for was not a problem. Grounds are stunning for photographs. For anyone thinking of booking Bellingham castle do it, you will not regret it!! Best venue ever!!!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Tara & Peter, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Farrah & Damien
Added 9th Aug 2019
Wedding 15th Jun 2019
We got married in Bellingham Castle this year and we had the best day ever in this beautiful venue. The staff are incredible they look after every single guest from start to finish nothing was out of the question when it came to requests. The food was unbelievable my wedding guests are still raving about the venue, food and wonderful staff! Bellingham Castle were a pleasure to deal with all the way through from booking the venue to our big day! They made us feel so at ease and were so helpful with any requests I had. I would love to go back to Bellingham Castle as a wedding guest so I'll be encouraging anyone I know to look at Bellingham Castle for their wedding venue:)
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Farrah & Damien, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Claire & John
Added 11th Feb 2020
Wedding 3rd Jun 2019
Both myself and my husband John cannot thank Ciara, Patrick and every single member of staff at Bellingham Castle enough for absolutely everything that they done for us on our wedding day. We will be forever grateful to you guys for making this day the best day of our lives! You guys are the best of the best and Ciara what an absolutely gem you are. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You Thank You Thank You so much for everything. You had everything organised to absolute perfection and went above and beyond in order to make everything perfect for us on the day. All of our guests were blown away with the treatment in which they received and are still talking about the food, the service, the attention to detail, the staff, the venue, the list just goes on and on. Your professionalism is top notch and every single member of staff is an absolute credit to Bellingham Castle. Thank you for everything!
Sinéad and Fergal Reid
Added 23rd Nov 2019
Wedding 24th May 2019
Fergal and I got married in Bellingham Castle on 24th of May 2019 and we cannot recommend it highly enough as a very special wedding venue. We visited a few wedding venues in Co. Meath and Co. Louth and as soon as we drove up the driveway to Bellingham Castle we were filled with excitement. The grounds are breath taking and we knew it was the venue for us! On our first visit we were met by Jack who showed us around and provided us with great hospitality as we discussed available dates. We were made feel incredibly welcome. Our personal journey with Bellingham Castle and their staff started from that first visit. I’ll never forget their small touches and attention to detail that made them stand out. From the type of tea I drink to ensuring the piano was tuned just before our wedding for my musical family, they remembered everything! While the staff hadn’t met our bridal party until closer to our wedding date, they referred to our maid of honour and best man by their first names during each conversation we had while planning our special day. They made us feel like our wedding was they only one they had to organise. The staff always made time for us and no question was ever too big or small. These touches meant the world to us. It is evident that Bellingham Castle employs people from the local area and they are loyal to their staff members. This makes a huge difference to the quality of service and professionalism that is provided on and before each wedding day and we were very impressed from start to finish. Bellingham prides itself on the reputation of the quality of its food and it surpassed expectations. From the canapés on arrival to the meal in the ballroom, breakfast the next morning and treats before we left the following day we were blown away by the quality, quantity and standard. Everything was flawless on our wedding day and we were very lucky to have our drinks reception in the beautiful garden at the back of the castle. We would not have changed a single thing about our day. We had the most amazing time as did our guests. From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank Patrick and Ciara, Jack and John who all shared in our wonderful personal journey with us at various stages of our planning process. We would also like to thank all of the other staff members who were present on our day and who showed such professionalism. Bellingham Castle will forever hold a very special place in our hearts. We cannot recommend it highly enough. We are really looking forward to returning! All our love, Sinéad & Fergal
Response from Bellingham Castle
Sinéad & Fergal, thank you for your stunning words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us for your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team xx
Shona
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
From the first day we booked Bellingham Castle as our wedding venue the guys where so professional and so nice to deal with. Nothing we asked for was an issue and even things we thought were not possible they made happen. I could recommend Patrick, Ciara, Jack, John and the rest of the staff enough. We are married 3 weeks now and everyone is still talking about the service and standards they set. We had simply the most magical day.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Shona, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Ellen Dunne
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 24th Apr 2019
Best venue, unbelievable service and food and a proper fairytale wedding
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Ellen, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
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Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 13th Apr 2019
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Ellen Dillane &John Lynch
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 12th Apr 2019
Venue: Bellingham Castle http://www.bellinghamcastle.ie/ I have 1st to mention our outstanding wedding co-ordinators Ciara and Jack. They were mind-readers! They knew exactly what we wanted before we even asked them! Ciara, Jack and all staff in Bellingham Castle on the day were simply fantastic. There are not enough words to express our gratitude to the staff of Bellingham Castle. They went above and beyond to make our day perfect. The venue, Bellingham Castle itself, has the most magnificent grounds, offering the perfect backdrop/surroundings for our special day! Our guests are still raving about the venue, the staff and the food!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Ellen, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Patrick Phelan
Added 2nd May 2019
Wedding 11th Apr 2019
Everything about Bellingham Castle is exemplary. Their attention to every fine detail is second to none. During the planning process, my emails were all responded to within minutes. They are so efficient from Patrick & Ciara to John & Jack and all the staff. They made us feel so much at ease and despite them having no doubt many weddings, we really felt like ours was the event of the month! Of course the food is amazing. All the guests were raving about their meals (fillet steak wow, rare, medium or well done) and the wine was constantly topped up. The breakfasts were delicious, I was told the eggs Benedict was the best one guest had ever tasted. We wish we could do it all every again. If you are considering Bellingham, then there is nothing consider; book it, you will not be disappointed.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Patrick Phelan, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Natasha Markey
Added 20th May 2019
Wedding 14th Mar 2019
Myself and my husband Robin could not fault Bellingham Castle in any way. The responded very efficiently to requests and queries. On the day Ciara went above and beyond even with the smallest detail. Every one of our guests had nothing but high praise about the venue and it's hard working staff. If anyone is looking for an exclusive high quality venue this is it.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Natasha, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Patrick Thomas
Added 9th Apr 2019
Wedding 1st Feb 2019
There is literally not one aspect of the service that was disappointing. I could not speak highly enough of this venue or service.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Patrick, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Jacqui & Sean
Added 29th Jan 2019
Wedding 27th Dec 2018
Bellingham Castle were amazing from start to finish. They made the planning so easy and on the day made us feel so relaxed. We have received so many compliments from our guests in relation to the food and service from the Bellingham Castle staff. I could not recommend them enough. Thank you for all your help and making our day the best.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Jacqui & Sean, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Graham & Sarah Boland
Added 15th Jan 2019
Wedding 14th Dec 2018
Bellingham Castle have everything down to a Tee!! From management on the floor staff they are so professional and give 100% in everything they provide. From the moment we went to look at Bellingham we knew this was the place for us. Nothing was a problem, they made everything so easy and stress free. Everything about Bellingham is amazing. We have been to 100's of weddings and Bellingham have just got that bit more. We can't forget to mention the food it was incredible, delicious and just amazing. We loved the friendly, warm atmosphere we got every time we went and on the day of the wedding the homely vibe as soon as we walked through the doors. Since our wedding guests have called our parents and our friends have said that it was one of the best weddings they were ever at - due to the service and professionalism of all the staff and of course the entertainment!! We had a children's table and they even had a staff member designated to look after it - the girl was brilliant cutting the food for the children and really looking after them. Their parents were able to enjoy their meal like every other guest. We would like to thank Ciara, Jack, John and all the team at Bellingham from making our day perfect in every way. All our family are so grateful for all you did for all of us.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Graham & Sarah, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Orlagh Bailey
Added 24th Feb 2019
Wedding 23rd Nov 2018
If you’re looking for a top class venue, you’ve found it! From start to finish, our experience with Bellingham Castle couldn’t have been more amazing. We had viewed several other venues before we heard about Bellingham through word of mouth, and when we went to view, we were blown away. After more research we chose Bellingham as it was the only venue without any negative reviews. Our priority was to make sure our guests had the best possible day, and that’s Bellingham’s priority too. Ciara, John and the team are experts at what they do, and we were struck by how much they cared about making sure everything went perfectly, from fluffing up my dress before I walked down the aisle, to making sure every steak was cooked to order. They literally won’t let you lift a finger! The venue itself has a great flow throughout the rooms, meaning guests have plenty of gorgeous rooms to explore, relax & party through! This venue is perfect for couples who want to make sure their guests have a great time. Thanks to Ciara, John & all at Bellingham for a dreamy perfect wedding! X
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Orlagh, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Kelley
Added 11th Mar 2019
Wedding 2nd Nov 2018
If you want your venue to speak for itself, Bellingham is for you. It is set in beautifully maintained grounds and an unforgettable venue - so there is no need for an extra decoration or fuss. The service from the moment you set into Bellingham, right through and after your special day, is top notch. They really treat you like you are the only wedding they are looking after as they give you so much attention. I remembered they called me in the lead up to the wedding, asking me if I had any questions, I did, I just was struggling to get the time to call them and every question I asked, they knew the answer of the top of their heads. They are really incredible. The food is exquisite and they offer great choices. Another thing about the venue is the number of rooms that you can escape to - the kitchen/pantry is one of my favourite rooms. THey serve tea/ coffee and scones in here and it has a lovely homely feel about it. On the day itself, it was like they could read your mind, better than your partner! They were so helpful. I really can't rate them higher - I just hope that someday one of my friends will get married here so I can experience it all again!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Kelley thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Lynn Thornton
Added 19th Nov 2018
Wedding 6th Oct 2018
Bellingham Castle from day one outdid themselves! From the very beginning the staff were outstanding and instilled in me confidence and belief through their professionalism. Hand on heart I can say that there is truly no other wedding venue like them. Absolutely every one of the guests raved about the venue, the food, the staff, the service. The list was endless! Each and every one of the guests were treated like royalty. Thank you so much to the wonderful team at Bellingham - Ciara, Jack, John et al. You made planning a wedding from Canada a breeze - thank you for answering all of my emails no matter what time of day or night it was! You are all exceptional and kudos to having top class staff. There was nothing we wanted or needed on the day. Honestly, if I or any of my bridal party even looked like we needed something you or your staff were right there beside us! The attention to detail and the care on the day and the day after was out of this world! We actually can't thank you enough - from the bottom of our heart though, thank you. Much love - Lynn and Niall Thornton
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Lynn, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Norma Jean Riches
Added 26th Oct 2018
Wedding 29th Sep 2018
I cannot fault Bellingham Castle at all. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with. The staff are on another level. They are so attentive.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Norma Jean, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Kim and Justin Noonan
Added 16th Oct 2018
Wedding 8th Sep 2018
We are absolutely delighted we chose Bellingham Castle for our special day. Not only is the venue and grounds truely beautiful and elegant but it also has a warm feeling to it that really makes it feel like your home for the day. We loved that it was exclusively ours. The staff were exceptional! Patrick looked after us for the day and he was so polished and relaxed! The professionalism was second to none. Every request (no matter how big or small) was accommodated with a smile! A bus with our guests broke down on the day and Patrick immediately sorted the problem offering to send staff to collect the guests and pushing back the dinner to make sure everyone enjoyed the drinks reception. We were able to relax and completely enjoy the day knowing every detail was taken care of. The food was unbelievable! The amount of food was amazing and the quality was superb! Everyone was saying how full they were and how much they enjoyed the food! The buttery kitchen is an absolute gem! Our guests were able to take a breather from the dance floor with a cup of tea and Slice of cake! It kept them going all night long! It is a really unique feature! Our guests were blown away with the venue! It was a hidden gem for them! We are so proud we had our venue at Bellingham! I really hope we get to return as guests soon! It was our perfect day in the most perfect venue!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Kim & Justin, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Jennifer Clegg
Added 29th Aug 2018
Wedding 16th Aug 2018
Where do we start. From the minute we stepped foot in Bellingham Castle on our first visit as a newly engaged couple 2 years ago to the day of our wedding we were in love with castle. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and we just knew that this was the place we wanted more than anything to host our wedding. Nothing was too big or too small of an ask of the staff in the run up to the day, John, Ciara & Jack outside themselves. They were so attentive to both ourselves and our guests on the day. Honestly people always say it is the best day of their lives but this truely was and the staff and venue certainly helped that. Our guests are still telling us it was the best wedding they had been too which again was helped by the staff. We would only love to do it all again in a heartbeat. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us and we would highly recommend you to friends and family for future events. Thank you, Jennifer & David Clegg
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Jennifer, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Deborah and Lorcan Kelly
Added 29th Oct 2018
Wedding 10th Aug 2018
We got married in Bellingham Castle in August 2018 and we couldn’t have been happier with our day. The setting, the food and the castle itself are all out of this world but for us the thing that sets Bellingham Castle apart is the service, both on the day and in the lead up, which is second to none. Jack and the rest of the team were all so accommodating and great to deal with and no request was too big or small. Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Deborah & Lorcan, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Lynn
Added 8th Oct 2018
Wedding 6th Aug 2018
Amazing amazing amazing!! The castle itself is out of This world and the food was second to none!!! But it’s the staff that really make your wedding here! From the moment we set foot in the castle after we got engaged nothing was too big a job and anything we asked for they did for us. On the day itself it was the most amazing experience of our life mostly down to the castle and the staff.. Ciara Patrick and esp Jack were all amazing !! Little things like sitting at the top table and looking for a hair clip and the waiter I think called mark pulled a hair clip out of his pocket!! where else would you see that!! Our guests have not stopped praising and talking about our wedding saying it was the best food and best wedding they were ever at.. if you pick here for your wedding you 100% will not be disappointed.. I’m just hoping one of my friends get married here soon as want to go back and enjoy the castle all over again!!! Thanks to all for making our day so special!!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Lynn, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Audrey & Darren
Added 30th Aug 2018
Wedding 4th Aug 2018
Bellingham Castle in our opinion is second to none as a wedding venue. Our entire wedding experience was so special thanks to the wonderful team at Bellingham. The grounds of the castle are immaculate with beautiful gardens and so many unique photo ops. The castle itself boasts beautiful decor, so elegant yet homely. From the moment we arrived for our wedding reception, we did not have to think of one detail. Ciara, Patrick and the team at Bellingham took care of everything! Keeping all our guests entertained and content. The food was the best food we ever had! We had quite a few guests with dietary requirements who were blown away that their needs were taken care of without having to request a particular dish. The waiting staff in the dining room were incredibly attentive to each and every table. Excellent bar staff, and particularly the night staff were so helpful and again knew exactly what was happening throughout our day. Every member of staff are incredible! We had the most memorable day in the most spectacular venue!! Loved everything about Bellingham Castle!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Audrey & Darren, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Ann-Marie and Conor
Added 27th Aug 2018
Wedding 28th Jul 2018
We had an absolutely amazing wedding at Bellingham castle. Ciara, Patrick and John will guide you along every step of the way and the other members of staff. Nothing was a problem to them. They respond to emails at lightening speed and have great suggestions. As a bride you want to have assurance that you picked the right venue. I had heard nothing but positivity about the venue before I booked and now for me I couldn’t fault it. I felt like Royalty on the day in all the surroundings and the unreal service. The place itself is stunning each room is tastefully decorated with antiques but in a fresh modern way not a cobweb or dusty relic in site. They had umbrellas on the ready for my awaiting guests. The canapes for the drinks reception were so appetising plenty of choice for everyone. 2 waiters even came down to us at the River with tons of canapés while we were getting our photos. There's plenty of photo opps here with one particularly iconic one by the River with the castle in the background. For the meal itself, the staff are so well trained and the food was incredible-plenty for everyone. Feedback from the guests they thought the food and staff were unbelievable, they loved having the little kitchen in the castle to grab coffee/snack and just have a chat, they commented that the alcohol prices were very good and loved the two Irish wolfhounds that are gentle giants. The next day, breakfast was delicious again. They serve tea and coffee in the drawing rooms before you leave which is a nice touch. My advice is go and see this place you’ll be blown away!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Hi Ann-Marie and Conor, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review; we really appreciate it and are delighted that you enjoyed your special day so much with us. #LoveBellingham
Grace and Hugh
Added 5th Jun 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2018
We booked Bellingham Castle for our wedding after months of searching for that perfect venue. I can honestly say that it was the best decision we made as not only is the venue stunning and provided beautiful photo opportunities, (no matter what the weather on the day!) the wedding co-ordinator team (consisting of Patrick, Ciara, John and Jack) were unbelievably helpful, organised and efficient when it came to planning our day. From the moment we stepped into Bellingham we were made to feel very welcome by all members of staff including their housekeeping manager Bernie and even by their beautiful hound Rí! The place is stunning with plenty of beautifully decorated rooms for our guests to wander around and relax in and outside there is a beautiful garden and grounds for when the sun shines! The wedding team made sure that our (and our family and friends!) every need was catered for on the day. Not only were I and my husband made to feel special on the day but so were all of our guests. They have not stopped talking about Bellingham since the wedding and from what they have told me they were not just looked after but spoiled! They couldn’t believe the quality and quantity of food that was offered; second even third helpings and offers to try the other options on the menu! Anyone with special dietary requirements were extremely well looked after and the wine flowed freely with one of our guests jokingly “complaining” that he never had an empty glass with the amount of top ups he was offered! The staff were extremely well trained and anticipated any of our guests needs. Later on Ciara even took the time to give some of my friends a tour of the castle; something they did not expect but were extremely grateful for! The night staff also made sure that all of our guests got back to their accommodation safe and sound and well fed! Bellingham Castle made our wedding day extra special and stress free. They are experts when it comes to planning a wedding and have plenty of ideas and suggestions as well as the knowledge to make the day go as smoothly as possible for you. We would highly recommend them as a venue and if we could give them 10 stars for the ratings above we would. Thank you Patrick, Ciara, John, Jack, Bernie (and Rí and Saoirse) for making our day so special and memorable. We really appreciate everything that you did for us! Grace and Hugh
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Grace & Hugh, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Cormac
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 14th Jul 2018
We had such a wonderful wedding day at Bellingham Castle. Everything was exactly as we'd hoped - the decoration of the room, the organisation on the day, the professionalism of the staff. The food was absolutely delicious too, and the whole day went off without a hitch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bellingham for anyone planning their wedding.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Cormac, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Chris & Paula
Added 13th Oct 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2018
Clara, Jack and Patrick were the team which helped organise the day and made sure it went without a hitch. Each and every staff member played their part on the day, and literally nothing was a problem. Their professionalism shone through during a slight medical issue. We could not have asked for a better venue. I think every guest has come back to me saying how great the venue, staff and food all were. Hooking up a laptop to ensure the guests seen Leinster play in the semi final of European rugby wasn't even a problem. Honestly couldn't recommend the place highly enough.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Chris & Paula, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Niamh Scanlan
Added 8th Oct 2018
Wedding 20th Apr 2018
We had our wedding reception at Bellingham Castle in April 2018. It is hands down the best wedding venue in the country. We have been to over 20 weddings in the last 3 years in all the popular venues in meath, dublin, kildare and other counties. And Bellingham bets them all on every count. The food was simply delicious with very generous portions of canapés and dinner courses. Initially we worried about no tasting but when we asked around we were reassured by friends who had attended weddings there in the past that the food was great. And they were right! The setting and building itself is beautiful. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space no matter the weather. Lots of places for wedding photos. Theres plenty of accomodation options nearby and the night porter was very attentive making sure all our guests made it home to where they needed to go. Really what makes it all is the service. Any queries in the lead up to the wedding are answered promptly. And there is time allocated for meetings sooner to the date. On the day staff seemed to anticipate things whenever I needed them. I dont know how they did it! Every one was efficient, professional but also down to earth, friendly and welcoming. It created a wonderful atmosphere for the day. I can't praise them highly enough. Also nearly every guest I spoke to raved about the food and service, which is a marker how wonderful they are.bAnd I'd love to go back again a wedding guest!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Niamh, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Nathalia & Paul
Added 18th Apr 2018
Wedding 5th Apr 2018
The place is beautiful and staff are incredible!! Our friends and family were astonished overall! The food was excellent!!
Response from Bellingham Castle
Dear Nathalia & Paul, thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Wall
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 3rd Mar 2018
Bellingham Castle is a beauitful venue, ciara could not have done enough for me during the whole planning process! All our guests still talk about the food and serice, never seen such quality! This is a no brainer go see it for yourself.
Response from Bellingham Castle
Thank you for your lovely words! We are delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us at your wedding. It has been a great pleasure helping you plan your special day, thank you for choosing Bellingham Castle. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bellingham Castle in the near future. Wishing you a long and happy married life together. Best wishes, the Bellingham Castle Team.
Seán & Kelly Carolan
Added 24th Mar 2018
Wedding 31st Dec 2017
Ciara and the Bellingham Castle team were fantastic, extremely professional, efficient, friendly and amazing to deal with. Nothing was a bother to them! I would highly recommend Bellingham Castle to others, thank you again for making our day so fantastic.
Jane
Added 3rd Jan 2018
Wedding 8th Dec 2017
Couldn’t recommend Bellingham Castle highly enough. Service and food were amazing and their attention to detail is second to none.
louise
Added 9th Jan 2018
Wedding 17th Nov 2017
Excellent Venue. Staff are amazing and so easy to deal with. worth every penny
Leanne
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Wedding 11th Nov 2017
I can not recommend Bellingham Castle enough. Whilst the venue its self is stunning it is Ciara and her team that make this venue so special and unique. They went over and above any of my expectations prior and on the day. Nothing was too much for them and they really made our day. The food is absolutely delicious. Working in a catering company, I was worried however the chefs that attended our wedding couldn't stop raving at how fantastic the service was and the quality of the food in-particular due to guests being able to chose their food options on the day. If you have any doubts, don't, just book Bellingham, you won't regret it for a second and you will have an amazing day.
Hayley Kirby
Added 14th Oct 2017
Wedding 14th Sep 2017
Bellingham Castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. They couldn’t do enough for us from the moment we booked. Any queries we had were immediately responded to and they were very flexible with everything we wanted. We would 100% recommend this venue and staff especially Ciara.
Sarah
Added 13th Oct 2017
Wedding 10th Sep 2017
There are no words to adequately express what an amazing venue this is, or how amazing the entire staff are. The attention to detail was incredible and the food was outstanding! Every guest commented that it was their most favourite venue they've even been in! A 5* choice They are so experienced at what they do that we had very little to worry about and nothing was ever too much trouble. They organised the day to a tee and everything went just perfectly.
Carla Scully
Added 19th Feb 2018
Wedding 21st Jun 2017
I honestly could not fault Bellingham Castle in anyway whatsoever. They were incredible. I was a pretty laid back bride and was a little unorganised. I had a newborn baby and was planning a wedding from Australia. They made the whole process so easy! Nothing was too much for them. Ciara and the whole team went over and above for us throughout the day! All of our guests were blown away by the venue and the impeccable service. Can’t thank them enough! Any future brides & grooms are very lucky if they managed to secure this venue for their big day! It will NOT disappoint!
Bronagh
Added 11th May 2017
Wedding 22nd Dec 2016
My husband and I got married in Bellingham Castle on December 22nd, 2016. Since we both live in San Francisco, we were at first a little worried about planning a wedding remotely, but thankfully we had literally nothing to worry about, all thanks to Ciara! From our very first visit to the Castle, we knew this was the venue for us. To be honest, the surroundings, quirks and hidden treasures of Bellingham are truly phenomenal, but what really tipped it for us was Ciara. She is just so genuine, kind and a true professional. We were most impressed with her efficiency, attention to detail, fabulous advice & recommendations and honesty -- no question, request or change was too much for her and we always had great banter in person, on the phone or across email. Everyone remarked on the beauty of the castle and the high caliber of each and every single friendly, welcoming employee. The service was first class, the food served at each part of our day was simply delicious, and in terms of presentation, it all really did look too good to eat! All of our friends and family commented how it was the best venue they had ever been to - the castle, the food, the staff, the rooms, the nooks and crannies (especially the buttery kitchen!), the grounds, the fabulous Irish wolf hounds, the peacocks...all absolutely wonderful. I could go on and on! Thank you to Ciara, Patrick and everyone at Bellingham Castle for the best experience & day of our lives!!!
Sinead Lynch
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 4th Nov 2016
They ensured every dream became a reality!
Joanne & David
Added 22nd Nov 2016
Wedding 2nd Nov 2016
Where to start! Bellingham from the moment we contacted them right up until we left the day after the wedding were amazing to deal with. Ciara & Patrick run a wedding to perfection. No detail wasn't forgotten about. Aswell as perfect service the food was amazing. Our guests still talk about it! Thank you so much for such lovely memories made @ Bellingham. to other brides and grooms. Book Bellingham you won't be disappointed!
Linda & Christophe
Added 24th Nov 2016
Wedding 14th Oct 2016
Our Bellingham Castle experience entirely exceeded all expectations (and our expectations were high!) and was truly in excess of five stars. The venue with its majestic grounds is stunning beyond compare: old world, with a modern touch and entirely at the wedding party's disposal for the day. The wonderful thing about booking Bellingham Castle is that you simply need to spend no time or money stressing about decoration as you would with a simpler venue or hotel, the venue needs no embellishments, it is a photographers paradise. The food experience from the petits fours, dinner, evening snacks to breakfast the morning after the wedding was delicious and the whole dining experience ran like clockwork. We loved the fact that so much Irish produce featured on the menu (Irish beef, Irish fish and lamb choices). The hotels wine list is very good and I would follow the chefs recommendations regarding suggested wines with the dishes you choose as this worked very well for us and ultimately they choose their wines to suit their plates. From day one when we booked the wedding to the day itself, the professionalism of management, the responsiveness via email (literally 24 hour turnaround!), the frankness, practical advice and friendliness was something we have not heard of nor encountered before. In short it is the best service we have ever experienced and we have travelled a lot. Our guests have not ceased to compliment or comment on the service and most of our guests would not easily give a compliment in this respect, unless really impressed. Ultimately for me, this is the most important aspect to your day. When dealing with pleasant and helpful people, the whole day feels natural and painless. I felt from the moment we walked up the aisle in the ballroom (ours was a civil wedding) that managers, Ciara & Patrick, were in charge together with their staff and as a result of that secure feeling, my husband and I sat back, relaxed in the fact that everything was under their control. The peace of mind which comes with that feeling on your wedding day is priceless. Little details concerning service which guests mentioned on the day were staff members noticing one or two of our guests were pregnant and offering alternative drinks, non alcoholic wine or a cushion for their back, looking after small children's needs and helping to fix up a girls dress in the bathrooms (female member of staff - no worries) and further examples which I no longer recall. Additionally from a practical perspective, on the morning of the wedding, the few little wedding details which we had for the civil ceremony the staff took from us and arranged everything in place for us, thus allowing us time to relax even more. The hotel also recommended an amazing florist to us, who works with the hotel regularly and again reduced our organisation still more. In terms of accommodation, as we travelled home from abroad to get married, we stayed in the beautiful Bellingham Estate which is adjacent to the grounds of Bellingham Castle and run by a fantastically friendly family (castle accommodation only available on the night of your wedding). For me, this was just perfect. However there are a plethora of local options in Drogheda, Dundalk and in the surrounding area (cottages to rent etc). We hired a local bus from Sevens Coaches as we had a number of persons staying from abroad in Drogheda but if your guests manage to stay in Dundalk Bellingham Castle have a deal with a hotel there and they run a free complimentary shuttle to and from the venue. I really could compliment Bellingham Castle all day and truly my compliments would still not do our experience justice. The truth is the only thing for it is to simply book your wedding there (or get yourself invited to a wedding there ?) and experience the magic for yourself. The best money we have ever spent and in truth very fairly priced given the exceptional quality venue and service. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing and it would be the same venue.
Laura
Added 24th Oct 2016
Wedding 1st Oct 2016
Bellingham Castle is a dream venue, the setting, the staff, the food, the service. Everything is absolutely perfect. Ciara and all of the staff could not do more, all of our guests raved about every aspect of the venue, particularly the food and service. Ciara is the best in the business, couldn't recommend Bellingham any higher, we loved every minute of our day.
Louise Kenrick
Added 11th Feb 2017
Wedding 29th Sep 2016
We got married in Bellingham Castle on 29th September 2016 and had the most amazing day, there was nothing we could fault the venue on. From the first time we visited the venue we both fell in love with it and were made to feel so at home by Ciara, Patrick and their wonderful team of staff. It was great to be able to just wander around all the rooms in the Castle and really get a feel for the place without being put under pressure. We knew this was the perfect venue for our wedding. In the run up to the day Ciara was a great help and always very quick to respond to any emails we sent and was more than happy to let us add our own details to the venue to make it our own. However the venue is so beautiful as it is, you barely need to add any decorations! I stayed in Bellingham Castle the night before the wedding with my family and bridal party, the staff were so helpful and always on hand if you needed anything. They were always thinking one step ahead and anticipating what might make your life easier (for example brought a high chair up to the bedroom for my niece to have to have her lunch!) The bridal suite (there is a choice of 2) was absolutely perfect to get ready in on the morning of my wedding, so luxurious and spacious which made for a very relaxing and fun morning. We got married in a nearby church and returned to Bellingham Castle to join our guests for the best day of our lives! We had a drinks reception and canapés in the reception rooms – our guests loved this part of the day and found it very relaxing and were made to feel so welcome by Bellingham staff. The canapés were delicious and very substantial – my new husband was delighted when they were brought down to us when we were getting photos taken down at the river! There are endless, beautiful photo opportunities both inside and outside the castle, we were lucky with the weather and got some amazing shots outside. The function room in the castle is beautiful – it has lots of natural light coming in which was very important to us in our choice of venue, and is a great size not too big, so even from the top table you can still see your guests at the back of the room (we had just over 100 guests). The food was of exceptional quality and just delicious! The menu options are great and good size portions, so many of guests commented on how much they enjoyed the food. The chef was great at accommodating dietary requirements we had – vegan and dairy free. The pantry kitchen was one of the highlights for many of our guests – who were just delighted to find it and sit have a cuppa, cake and a chat. The morning after the wedding, we had an amazing breakfast and the staff were again so great and made us feel welcome to stay around and have tea/coffee after breakfast even though they were getting ready for another wedding that day. The service is totally seamless, the venue is amazing, is in a great location, handy to get to, the food is amazing – without a doubt I would recommend it to anyone as a wedding venue. I just hope one of my friends/family gets married there so I can experience another wedding in Bellingham!
Sarah Louise & Daniel
Added 13th Jun 2017
Wedding 25th Jun 2016
We had our wedding at Bellingham Castle in County Louth. We chose it because it is so romantic and unique. It really is what dreams are made of. We had also heard so many amazing reports about weddings at Bellingham Castle and it definitely lived up to our high expectations. Their attention to detail and their willingness to accommodate our every wish made our wedding day experience at Bellingham unforgettable. Ciara and Patrick are amazing at what they do! Our guests are still commenting on the whole experience and how special they were made to feel on our wedding day
Rachel
Added 12th Oct 2018
Wedding 26th May 2016
We had the most amazing wedding at Bellingham Castle. I’m from the area but the majority of our guests were not and were blown away with the setting. Amazing how you can have something as grand as a castle but with the intimacy by having it completely to ourselves. The food was a particular highlight, I have many intolerances and could not believe how well catered for I was (being diary/egg intolerant and I had a chocolate fondant - the most amazing chocolate fondant!) Our friends and family continue to rave about the wedding. The fillet steak is still talked about! We were also so well taken care of, we didn’t need to worry about where we needed to be and when. I can’t praise the staff more, they were all so accommodating and professional. Really made our wedding day so so special. Best decision we made was to have our wedding at Bellingham Castle!
Mrs R.
Added 1st Sep 2017
Wedding 19th May 2016
Bellingham castle is worth every penny. My daughter and son-in-law had their wedding there in may 2016 and everyone is still talking about it. The staff can't do enough for you ,the food was absolutely gorgeous and plenty of it . The place is spotless clean
Fiona and Jason
Added 20th Sep 2015
Wedding 31st Jul 2015
We organised our wedding from Australia and Hong Kong. Throughout the planning and the run up to our wedding, Ciara, Patrick and all the staff at Bellingham were outstanding. The made it a simple and stress free process. During the day of our wedding they couldn't do enough for us. The food and ambience were excellent coupled with attentive staff. We had a day we will cherish forever.
Jennifer Rebaudo
Added 15th Sep 2015
Wedding 25th Jun 2015
We had an amazing day in Bellingham castle, food and service was excellent. Everything was relaxed and no problem, even when planning the day. Ciara was brilliant. Would do it again there!! Loved the fact we had the castle to ourselves.
Lorraine
Added 18th Sep 2015
Wedding 30th Apr 2015
Couldn't do enough for you
Trish S
Added 28th Jun 2015
Wedding 18th Apr 2015
From our first visit to Bellingham Castle, we knew it was our dream location to celebrate our wedding. The grounds are stunning and everything within the castle is of the highest standards and quality. Ciara and Patrick were extremely helpful especially with some of our unusual ideas (and patient with some of our last minute requests) and made sure that the day played out without a hitch. All of the rooms in the castle are absolutely beautiful - pictures can not do justice to how stunning the whole place is. We couldn't believe the quality of the food and the selection that was offered (we could offer the choice of 3 mains!). My husband is still raving about the steak. And of course, we cannot leave a review without mentioning Ferdia, their wolfhound. What a fantastic, sweet dog! Might sound mad but he really adds to the atmosphere and we would have loved to have taken him home with us, if only there was a suitcase big enough! Thank you so much for making our day so very special. We cannot thank you enough for all of the work you put in and helping us create what can only be described as the most perfect wedding day.
Cailin McGreevy and Christopher Dorsey
Added 12th May 2015
Wedding 10th Apr 2015
Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for making our day so special. Right from the start Ciara and Patrick made us very welcome. We were planning our wedding from New York and Ciara was with me every step of the way, she even helped us find a bagpiper at the last minute. My guests are all still taking about Bellingham Castle, the venue is spectacular and the food was amazing. I have never heard so many people provide wonderful compliments on the food choices and quality. Breakfast the next day was also wonderful. If you want quailty, professionalism, elegance and top class service, then Bellingham Castle is the place. The staff and management are fantastic to work with. Thank you so much, we will never forget our wonderful wedding day. Our American visitors loved everything.
David & Karol-Ann
Added 26th Apr 2015
Wedding 19th Dec 2014
Ciara, Patrick and the entire team at Bellingham Castle were a pleasure to deal with and we could not have been happier with our Wedding Day. We are so glad we chose this venue, everything was exceptional from the food to setting and the staff, it was fabulous and they really wowed our guests. The menu offering was superb and they were very helpful and flexible when choosing options. We received excellent feedback from our guests on the quality of food and service. We planned our wedding from Canada and Ciara was so accommodating and efficient. She is excellent to deal with and very professional, she will go above and beyond to ensure your Wedding is perfect. We would not hesitate to recommend Bellingham Castle to anyone looking for their dream, fairytale venue. We are still getting so many compliments from our guests.
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