Bellingham Castle is an exclusive and romantic castle wedding and event 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.

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.

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

Wedding Reception

May we congratulate you on your forthcoming wedding and our very best wishes for the future. Your wedding day is not just a special day, it is one of the most important days in your life. That is why the wedding team at Bellingham Castle are delighted that you should consider our stunning wedding venue to cater for your wedding.
Clare McEntegart, Executive Chef and Tom Dudzik, Head Chef at Bellingham Castle are renowned for their culinary creativity and use of fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. 

Our wedding packages offer an extensive array of dishes to choose from. We are happy to disscuss your ideal requirements and any special requests when you visit us at Bellingham.

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

  • 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
The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, and fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

Romantic Bridal Suites

From The Music Room, with its free-standing bath overlooking the River Glyde and 19th Century sluice gate, to the sumptuous Sir Henry's Room and its boundless historical significance to the area, our castle bedrooms are rich in history, style and comfort.

Individually designed

All of our luxury castle bedrooms are individually designed and, depending on which you room you're in, you'll be able to see the River Glyde, our formal gardens, our fountain or the nearby church steeples surrounded by mature, indigenous broadleaves. Some of our larger castle bedrooms feature free-standing baths in the bedrooms for the ultimate in luxury and decadence.

In-room facilities

Each room is individually designed to offer our guests superior levels of comfort. Features include:
  • En-suites with some castle bedrooms featuring free-standing bath tubs
  • Luxury en-suite Bathrooms
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
Please note all our bedrooms are non-smoking.

Wedding Package

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

Blissful Bellingham - €105 per person (2018/19)

  • Exclusive use of Bellingham Castle & Grounds for you and your guests including our sumptuous 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 upon arrival including Champagne for the couple
  • Personalised Menu Cards
  • Choice of Cake Stand & Sword

Arrival Reception

  • Selected Bellingham Castle Canapés
  • Our 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 €180 per room based on 2 people sharing including breakfast.

Terms & Conditions apply

Civil Ceremony

Bellingham Castle is an exclusive castle venue for a Civil Ceremony where you and your guests can enjoy a magical day in complete privacy. The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, the luxury castle bedrooms, and fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

Bellingham Castle is approved by the Civil Registration Service to hold Civil Ceremonies. Depending on the number of guests you have, we can offer you a choice of two rooms in which to hold your Civil Ceremony:

The Oratory – 40 people

The Bute Suite – 200 people (this can also be held outside on our terrace if permitted by the Registrar)

To arrange your civil ceremony, there is a requirement to give 3 months notification to a Registrar. Contact the Louth Registrar to arrange your civil ceremony at Bellingham Castle.

For further details and rates at Bellingham Castle please contact us.

Wedding Suppliers

We have teamed with some of the leading local and regional wedding supplieres 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.
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

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 programs to produce consistently quality results. | | +353 (0)87 282 0778

D'Arcy Flowers
Aileen will put you at ease and really takes the stree 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
Welcome to the virtual home of the Carolan String Quartet, a professional Dublin based ensemble whose mission it is to craft beautiful musical memories and the perfect ambience for any special occasion or event.
They take theirame from Turlough O'Carolan the 17th century Irish composer and harpist whose music is central to their hugely varied repertoire. | | +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
Gilded-lili designs elegant couture wedding stationery. Each couple have their own ideas about how they will present their wedding day. Catherine Byrne of Gilded-lili will tailor a collection to express you and your style, creating a very personal selection of stunning 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 five star limousine services since their establishment in 2008. Under the diligent watchful eye of owner Michael Mc Mahon, the business has built a reputation for maintaining the highest quality standards for reliability, confidence and safety, as well as a friendly and respectful service. | | +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
A Smiley Booth at your wedding is a fantastic way to entertain your guests, get people together and have fun.  Whether it be 6 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 are 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. They offer bridal parties a unique experience, tailored to suit all of their wedding needs, in the comfortable surroundings of their beautiful Wedding boutique in Dundalk. | | +353 (0)42 938 6364

Room Angelz
When you want to create an alternative world for yourself and your guests, where every tiny detail matters to you......Then Room Angelz is the partner that you need. 
Room Angelz is the trend setter of high impact event design and decoration. They are your one stop shop for everything you need to make your event stunning and unforgettable.Room Angelz are the leading source for event decoration, chair cover rental and center pieces in Co Louth. | | +353 (0)42 938 6364

Ruairi O'Connor, Magician
With over 15 years’ experience, Ruairi’s entertainment 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, loacted in Dundalk, offers a personalised service for any occasion, and creates tempting sweet and candy packages to suit your individual needs with endless possibilities. | | +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; after all holidays are supposed to be enjoyable and the experience of booking should be the same. Won best new Travel Counsellor 2013. | | +353 (0)86 1588 450

Sarah Murphy, Professional Make-up Artist
Sarah Murphy, a professional freelance make-up artist who is experienced in the application of all genre's of make-up artistry. 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. Their business approach is one of working with a client towards making change and this is the ethos with which each client is welcomed into Mizu.
Based in the centre of Dundalk their location is ideal for the customer base envisaged. Mizu is indeed a haven of calm and tranquillity in an otherwise busy and moving world. | | +353 (0)42 933 0933

MINT by Baldwin Jewellers
If you are a jewellery fan and would like to invest in some stunning designer jewellery, then this is the right place for you. 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. Whether it be a charm bracelet, a stacking ring or a ladies or gents watch, our jewellery will make you feel special. | | +353 (0)42 939 4058

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