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

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Wedding Reviews

Siobhan & Gearoid, November 2018

I'm not sure how we can even begin to thank you all for what was the best and most memorable day of our lives. From the moment we arrived, everything was absolutely perfect. The attention to detail from the Bellingham team was incomparable to any other wedding venue we have ever been to (and we've been to more than a few!!) Thanks for everything, we are looking forward to visiting the castle again!

Denise & Sean, February 2019

Myself and Sean would like to say a massive thank you to you all. We had the most amazing day on our wedding day, and I actually find it hard to put into words how grateful we are to you all for making our day so, so magical. Everything about Bellingham is flawless! The service, food and attention to detail is just outstanding. I honestly don't think you would get it anywhere else! We couldn't be happier that we choose you as our wedding venue and really appreciate everything you done for us both. Everyone is raving about the wedding. Our only disappointment is that its all over and we cannot do it all again! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!

Bernie, November 2018

To Ciara and all the staff of Bellingham Castle. We cannot thank you enough for all the special attention & service at our amazing wedding reception. You made it so relaxing & easy going, it was just the best! Thank you so much x

Emma & Barry, November 2018

Thank you to all the Bellingham team for making our wedding day, the most special day of our lives. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all when planning our wedding day. We feel so honoured to have been able to have our wedding reception in the beautiful Bellingham Castle, everything was perfect - the food, the surroundings and the service, we are so grateful. To you all, we had the most amazing day.

Rebecca & Tommy, November 2018

Had our wedding reception at the Bellingham Castle last Saturday. Breath-taking doesn't come close for this stunning castle. Excellent food, service, rooms and pets!

Laura & Ronan, November 2018

Cannot thank all the team at Bellingham Castle enough for such a fantastic day. Everything from start to finish - from the planning to our amazing wedding day, everything was just hassle free. All our guests are still talking about what a fantastic day it was.

Paula & Chris, November 2018

Clara, Jack and Patrick were the team which helped organise the day and made sure it went without a hitch. Each and every staff member played their part on the day, and literally nothing was a problem. Their professionalism shone through during a slight medical issue. We could not have asked for a better venue. I think every guest has come back to me saying how great the venue, staff and food all were. Hooking up a laptop to ensure the guests seen Leinster play in the semi final of European rugby wasn't even a problem. Honestly couldn't recommend the place highly enough.