Bellingham Castle is an exclusive and romantic castle wedding venue where you and your guests can enjoy a magical day in complete privacy. The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, the sumptuous Bute Suite, the nineteen luxury bedrooms, and fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.
Our BLISSFUL BELLIGHAM wedding package is designed to offer you and your guests an unforgettable day and night.
A WEDDING VENUE OF CHOICE SINCE 1905
In 1905, Bellingham Castle was the venue for the romantic wedding celebrations of Augusta Mary Monica Bellingham, daughter of Sir Alan Bellingham, 4th Baronet, to the 4th Marquis of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart.
The Marquis, who was one of the wealthiest men in the British Isles at the time, spared no expense and treated his bride and guests to a lavish celebration, including chartering the Princess Maud steamer to take their guests and the Isle of Bute pipe band across the Irish Sea to Bellingham Castle for the wedding. As the society event of the year, the wedding attracted the world’s media attention, from California to New Zealand.
Footage from the wedding festivities still exists. This remarkable film is believed to the UK's earliest wedding film. It can be viewed on the Scotland on Screen website here. Bellingham Castle is clearly depicted in the footage together with scenes at Kilsaran Church and nearby Annagassan from where the wedding party and their guests arrived and departed by steamer.
Today, more than a century later, Bellingham Castle is still an exclusive castle wedding venue.
- The Napper Tandy Rooms - our period drawing rooms for pre-wedding celebrations
- A snug library for tête-à-têtes
- Relaxing bars for overdue catch-ups
- The Bute Suite - our elegant grand reception room
- Mature gardens and riverside setting with footbridges
Clare McEntegart, Executive Chef at Bellingham Castle and Cabra Castle, is renowned for her culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. Our BLISSFUL BELLINGHAM package offers an extensive array of dishes to choose from.For further details and rates at Bellingham Castle please CONTACT US