Bellingham Castle FAQs

Bellingham Castle offers 28 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms, 19 within the Castle and a further 9 bedrooms in our Boathouse.
All 19 Castle bedrooms and a minimum of 6 Boathouse Room must be booked as part of your wedding booking.

All 19 Castle bedrooms and a minimum of 7 Boathouse Room must be booked as part of your wedding booking. 

The Boathouse bedroom are located adjacent to the Castle on the banks of the River Glyde.

Yes, all our rates include breakfast, which is served from 9.00am-11am.

Yes, we have many local accommodation listings. Please ask our wedding co-ordinator for these.


Bedroom check-in time for wedding guests is from 3pm onwards on the day of the wedding. Access to the castle and grounds will not be granted prior to 2pm on this date. When a wedding ceremony is taking place in Bellingham Castle, we recommend guests arrive to the castle ready, as access prior to 2pm will not be possible and public changing facilities are very limited.


Check-out time is strictly 12 noon on the day of departure.

If you're attending an in-house ceremony, please be aware that if we have a preceding event, those guests will have exclusive use of the Castle until 1pm on that day. Subsequently, our Housekeeping team requires a dedicated hour to clean the public areas of the Castle, and additional time to attend to the bedrooms. Therefore, if you're staying with us, we kindly request that you plan to arrive prepared and not before 2pm.

As Bellingham Castle is an exclusive-hire venue, our wedding couples allocate the 28 bedrooms. You will have to contact the wedding couple directly regarding room allocations. 
Generally, two hours is sufficient for a drinks reception.
This can be worked out depending on travel and marriage times, but most eat between 5pm & 6pm.
The Bute Suite takes up to 200 wedding guests.
Function room bar will operate until 1.30am. Residents' bar facilities will operate from 2.00am to 4.00am after which time bar service will finish.
We are happy to hold a date for two weeks, after which we require a deposit to confirm your booking. Dates cannot be held after this time without a deposit.
A non-refundable deposit of €3,000 is required to secure your wedding date. We reserve the right to request a further €3,000 six months before the wedding date.
There are plenty of churches in the area and we are happy to assist you with this.
You need to register with the local registrar and we are happy to assist you with this.
Yes, we do have a list of recommended local wedding suppliers/vendors. Click HERE to view our wedding suppliers list.

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