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Celebrate in style at Hillsborough Castle


Built in the 1700s, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is a historic venue with a rich and vibrant history that sits proudly on the edges of Belfast amongst 100 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.



For three centuries, the palace has welcomed guests from all over the world, including the Crown Prince of Japan, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Princess Diana and the Dalai Lama.


The venue has played a pivotal role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process, hosting historic meetings between British and Irish politicians.

Today, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is home to the Royal Family in Ireland and provides an unforgettable venue for your wedding celebrations. You and your guests will enjoy a spectacular setting, surrounded by splendid décor and an impressive collection of paintings from the Royal Collection, as well as work by modern Irish artists.

The castle’s regal state rooms are available for evening ceremonies, dinners and receptions all year round. The grand Throne Room makes for a striking dining space (for up to 80 people) with its rich green silk damask and striking Chairs of State. The opulent Drawing Room opens out onto a stone-flagged South terrace overlooking the Jubilee Parterre; it’s the ideal setting for you and your guests to relax and enjoy pre or post-dinner drinks. The stunning Red Room and State Dining Room are perfect for more intimate wedding celebrations for 40-90 people.


We’d be delighted to host your entire day, from ceremony to dancing reception from one of two stunning marquee sites situated within the beautiful lawns and formal gardens of the castle. Our sites are licenced for legal ceremonies and marquees and gazebos can be incorporated effortlessly into the landscape to suit your specific requirements. Filled with photo opportunities aplenty; the gardens are a delight to the senses throughout the year. Enjoy strolling around the lake or along Yew Tree Walk, flanked by lines of Irish Yew trees. The forest paths, Lady Alice’s Temple and Greek Temple are just a few of the many beautiful picture-perfect locations.

Photo Credit - So Fine Event Design (styling) & Bradley Quinn (Photography).

For more information, call our friendly events team on


Telephone: 028 9268 1342



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