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Bellingham Castle

Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth
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In 1905, Bellingham Castle was the venue for the society wedding of the year when the 4th Marquis of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart, married Augusta, daughter of Sir Alan Bellingham.

The Marquis was then one of the wealthiest men in the British Isles and treated his bride and guests to a lavish celebration that attracted the world’s media attention.

Today, Bellingham Castle is still an exclusive-hire castle wedding venue where you and your guests can share in the history of Bellingham and enjoy a magical day in complete privacy.

Bellingham Castle offers a warm and inviting setting for the most magical day of your life. Full of romance, luxury and charm, we pride ourselves on being one of the finest authentic castle wedding venues in Ireland. The castle is 45 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Belfast via the M1.

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.

Our elegant period drawing rooms are perfect for your arrival reception, while guests can enjoy tête-à-têtes in our library or catch up in our relaxing bars before dining in our grand reception room.

Clare McEntegart, Executive Chef, is renowned for her culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients and our Blissful Bellingham wedding package offers an extensive array of dishes to choose from.

Outside, mature gardens and the stunning riverside setting with footbridges, provide the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding and photographs.

As an approved venue to host civil weddings, humanist ceremonies and civil partnerships, our wedding team would be delighted to provide you with contact details for both Spiritualist and HSE ceremonies; as well as the local Parish Office contact details.

We can cater for smaller intimate wedding ceremonies of up to 40 people in ‘The Oratory’ or larger numbers of up to 200 people in ‘The Bute Suite’. Alternatively, if the weather is kind, host your ceremony outdoors (please check with your registrar).

We also offer 19 luxury castle bedrooms for your family and guests to relax and stay in.

The Corscadden Family own and run four Castle Hotels in Ireland. Our Sister Romantic Castle Hotels include:

Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo

Cabra Castle in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan

Ballyseede Castle in Tralee, Co. Kerry

All our Castle Hotels are styled and furnished in keeping with each castle’s character and era. With luxury bedrooms and suites, our fabulous castles are historic, romantic and offer some of the finest wedding venues in Ireland.

Please visit one of our castles and start planning your special day…

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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.
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Best venue, unbelievable service and food and a proper fairytale wedding
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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!
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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.
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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.
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There is literally not one aspect of the service that was disappointing. I could not speak highly enough of this venue or service.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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!!
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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The place is beautiful and staff are incredible!! Our friends and family were astonished overall! The food was excellent!!
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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.
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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.
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Couldn’t recommend Bellingham Castle highly enough. Service and food were amazing and their attention to detail is second to none.
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Excellent Venue. Staff are amazing and so easy to deal with. worth every penny
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!!!
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They ensured every dream became a reality!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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