Weddings at Bellingham

A wedding venue of choice since 1905

Bellingham Castle is an exclusive and romantic wedding venue, where you and your guests can enjoy a truly magical day in complete privacy. 

The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, the sumptuous Bute Suite, the 19 luxury bedrooms and the fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. 

Back 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. As the society event of the year, the wedding attracted world media attention, from California to New Zealand.

Today, more than a century later, Bellingham Castle is still an exclusive castle wedding venue.

Wedding Reception

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 best castle wedding venues in Ireland.

Our team understand how important every detail of your special day is, and will help to arrange 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.

We understand the need for privacy and so we only ever hire out the Castle on an exclusive-hire basis. This allows you and your special guests to enjoy the grand venue, stunning gardens and its magnificent views, with no interruption and total exclusivity.

Bellingham Castle is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies, or there is a quintessential countryside church just a short walk away in the village of Castlebellingham.

Your Wedding Reception will be staged inside the castle itself, as you relax and enjoy the opulence of the sumptuous surroundings. This also means that should the weather be unkind; the memories of your day can be captured within the walls of the beautiful fairytale castle. However, the sun often shines at Bellingham Castle and when it does, you and your guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the gardens.

And so, to bed…we have overnight accommodation for the bride and groom, their close families and friends, in 19 castle bedrooms, each with their own unique sense of decor and character.

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself just how stunningly beautiful and magical Bellingham Castle is.

Bellingham Castle Wedding Brochure 

Wedding Package

Our Blissful Bellingham wedding package is designed to offer you and your guests an unforgettable day and night.

Blissful Bellingham - €98 per person midweek / €108.50 Friday & Saturday  (2020)

  • Exclusive use of Bellingham Castle and grounds for you and your guests, including our reception rooms, library and bar
  • Stunning setting with mature trees, gardens and grounds along the River Glyde, including our weir and bridges for unforgettable photographs
  • Personal planner to help and advise you on every aspect of your day
  • Red carpet welcome, including Champagne for the couple
  • Personalised menu cards
  • Choice of cake stand and ceremonial sword

Arrival Reception

  • Selected Bellingham Castle canapés
  • Home-made summer punch, mulled wine, Prosecco or beer
  • Tea & coffee


Five Course Meal and half bottle of house wine per guest to include:
  • Starter
  • Soup
  • Choice of two main courses
  • Dessert
  • Tea, coffee & petit fours
  • Prosecco toast

Evening Reception

  • Evening food with tea & coffee for half the number of final guests

To avail of this rate, you must have at least 150 guests for a Friday/Saturday/Bank Holiday date. Please contact us directly to discuss the package and minimum numbers for a Sunday-Thursday wedding date.

In addition, all of our luxury bedrooms must be taken at a rate of €190 per room, based on two people sharing, including breakfast.



Civil Ceremony

Bellingham Castle - with its relaxed atmosphere, stunning grounds and award-winning accommodation - provides an ideal location to celebrate with family and friends, and the freedom to create a wedding that you have always dreamed of.

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).

For further details, please contact our wedding team on 049 937 2176 or email

Wedding Suppliers

We have teamed up with some of the leading local and regional wedding suppliers who showcase their fabulous products and services at the Bellingham Castle Wedding Fayre.

Chapel Cross Cakes
Martina Morrow of Chapel Cross Cakes is based in nearby Dromiskin and specialises in fabulous Wedding cakes. | +353 (0) 42 93 72 182

Ruth Foran Photography
Ruth Foran & Martin Sauvage are graduates of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. After leaving college they set up their Wedding and Portrait Studio in Enfield, Co. Meath +353 (0)46 954 1028 

Susan Jefferies Photography
Susan Jefferies Photography is a dynamic, experienced, and professional photography team based in Dublin, Ireland. They create stylish, timeless, and quality photography across every county in Ireland. | | +353 (0)1 820 3246

Sarsfield Media Productions - Wedding Video
Sarsfield Media Productions is based in nearby Dunleer, Co. Louth. Established in 2003, Graham Sarsfield uses the latest broadcast-quality digital cameras and professional editing programmes to produce quality results. | | +353 (0)87 282 0778

D'Arcy Flowers
Aileen will put you at ease and really takes the stress out of choosing the flowers that best suit your day. | | +353 (0)87 925 2141

Deirdre Bi Bhuacalla, Harpist
Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla is a harpist with 18 years’ experience playing at weddings and corporate events. She teaches for Music Generation Louth, her local CCE & Dundalk Grammar. | | +353 (0)86 384 4202

The Carolan String Quartet
The Carolan String Quartet is a professional Dublin-based ensemble whose mission it is to craft beautiful musical memories and the perfect ambience for any special occasion or event. | | +353 (0)87 931 2527

The Swing Singer
With over 10 years’ experience as a professional singer, The Swing Singer brings a touch of class to any event, covering all the classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, right up to today’s favourites such as Michael Bublé. | | +353 (0)87 767 8677

Gilded-lili, Wedding Stationery
Catherine Byrne of Gilded-lili will tailor a collection to express you and your style, creating a very personal selection of co-ordinated stationery. | +353 (0)86 862 9358

North West Limousine: Wedding Cars & Limo Hire
Wedding Cars and Limo Hire is owned and operated by ‘North West Limousine’ who have become one of Ireland’s premier 5-star limousine services since their establishment in 2008. | | +353 (0)87 7814814

Michael Gerrard Wedding DJ
Michael Gerrard is a leading wedding DJ and has worked in the radio industry since 1985. He is also a well-known radio broadcaster with LMFM. | +353 (0)86 2708 222

Smiley Booth Ireland
Whether it’s six laughing friends squeezing into the photo booth, or a stolen moment for the bride and groom, a Smiley Booth captures these truly unique images to treasure long after your event. | | +353 (0)89 413 2540

McKenna Man Menswear
Established in 1940, top brands and quality service has made McKenna Man the leading menswear retailer in the North East. Their stores are located in Dundalk, Navan and Drogheda. | | +353 (0)42 933 4368

Butterflyz and Angelz
Butterflyz and Angelz is dedicated to making Brides, Maids and Mothers the picture of elegance and sophistication. | | +353 (0)42 938 6364

Room Angelz
Room Angelz is the trend setter of high impact event design and decoration. Room Angelz are the leading source for event decoration, chair cover rental and centrepieces in Co Louth. | | +353 (0)42 938 6364

Ruairi O'Connor, Magician
With over 15 years’ experience, Ruairi’s services are perfect for a wide range of corporate events, private parties and weddings, entertaining with his 'Close-up' and 'Standup' magic and mindreading acts. | +353 (0)87 411 0243

Candy Buffet
Candy Buffet, located in Dundalk, offers a personalised service for any occasion, and creates tempting sweet and candy packages to suit your individual needs. | +353 (0)86 159 5750

Andre Bedford, Travel Counsellor
Andre can book your holiday of a lifetime and offer great advice and knowledge with the least amount of stress. Winner Best New Travel Counsellor 2013. | | +353 (0)86 1588 450

Sarah Murphy, Professional Make-up Artist
Sarah Murphy is a professional freelance make-up artist specialising in Bridal, Debutante, Photo Shoots, Fancy Dress, Theatrical, and Vintage. Will travel to you.  | | +353 (0)87 615 8000

Mizu Dundalk
Fundamentally ‘Mizu’ is concerned with improvements in physical appearance whilst also taking into consideration the emotional, spiritual and mental health of the client base. | | +353 (0)42 933 0933

MINT by Baldwin Jewellers
MINT by Baldwins is home to an amazing array of fine jewellery, which is available at a variety of prices, so there is something for every budget. | | +353 (0)42 939 4058

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