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With so many stunning country houses, the UK is the perfect place for your fairytale wedding! From ceremonies in the orangery to receptions in the ballroom, country house weddings are luxurious and charming. See some of the country's best stately homes in County Down here...

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Cultra Manor at Ulster Folk Museum Co Down

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Cultra Manor at Ulster Folk Museum Wedding Venue

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County Down, Cultra

£POA

40-150 guests

County Down, Newcastle

£POA

Hillsborough Castle Wedding Venue

Northern Ireland's Royal Residence, a Georgian mansion with stunning gardens.

County Down, Royal Hillsborough

£3,000 - £10,000

2-120 guests

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Clandeboye Courtyard

Exclusivity right in the heart of North Down

County Down, Bangor

£POA

60-200 guests

Castle Ward

The perfect backdrop to your wedding ceremony

County Down, Co. Down

£POA

120-200 guests

The Culloden Estate and Spa

The ultimate romantic setting for a wedding

County Down, Belfast

£POA

200 guests

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Millbrook Lodge Hotel

Your wedding is our only focus

County Down, Co Down

£POA

Edenmore Country Club

Romance and Elegance at Edenmore

County Down, Craigavon

£4,200 - £12,200

20-130 guests

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A popular option for country weddings, you can't go wrong with a boutique country house hotel or an elegant stately home wedding venue.

Country houses and stately homes have stunning spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. If you've always dreamed of tying the knot in a picture gallery or orangery before retiring to the grounds for cocktails and an evening reception in the ballroom, then a country house in County Down may be the ideal wedding venue for you.

As country manors are houses first and foremost, they can feel like an elegant home-from-home. Some venues will have accommodation on site, usually with stunning decor like roll-top baths and four-poster beds, while others may have smaller hotels or B&Bs in the grounds. This means that you’ll have the advantage of a beautiful bridal suite and accommodation for immediately family or the bridal party on site.

The surroundings of many country houses and stately homes in County Down create fabulous photo opportunities. Many stately homes have rolling grounds and manicured gardens, which may feature everything from fountains and lakes to rose gardens and mazes. There are plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photos both inside and out - your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice! Make sure to take in the gardens on your venue viewing, even if you’re marrying in the winter.

Being out in the countryside not only means that you’ll have stunning wedding photos, but also privacy for your wedding day. The countryside views and tranquil setting make your wedding in County Down a romantic getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Country house hotels and stately homes wedding venues are perfect for you if:

  • You've always wanted a fairytale wedding day
  • You want an outdoor element to your reception
  • Light and airy spaces appeal to you
  • You want a variety of locations for your photos
  • You need a small amount of luxury accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions on Country House and Stately Home Wedding Venues in County Down

How much do country house venues charge for wedding hire?

As with all wedding venues, costs for stately home and country house weddings vary, but you may be surprised at how affordable some of the options can be! An extravagant budget isn't essential to get your own stately home in County Down for your wedding. If you’re looking to cut costs, then consider a midweek wedding or marrying in the low season, such as early spring or late autumn. Country house venues are ideal for winter weddings, as they often have large fireplaces and cozy wood-panelled rooms.

Can I hire a country house in County Down for the wedding weekend?

If you're looking for exclusivity from your venue then many country house wedding venues and stately homes can offer you just this. This means that the venue is yours alone for the duration of your wedding. Sometimes this will be for your wedding day alone, and in other cases, you can hire your wedding venue for an entire weekend for you and your guests. This may incur an extra charge, but if you want an exclusive, private retreat for guests with catering staff on hand, then this could be the optimal choice for your wedding weekend. You will be able to find exclusive use country houses in County Down using our venue filters.

What style of wedding gown will suit my wedding in a stately home?

Stately homes in County Down come with plenty of original features, such as sparkling chandeliers, sweeping staircases and romantic statues. Play up the drama of your surroundings with an equally glamorous wedding dress! Elegant trains, long veils and ballgown skirts look right at home in the ballrooms and art galleries of a manor. Romantic fabrics and vintage lace are ideal, as they're reminiscent of English socialites. Whatever dress you decide to wear on your wedding day, you will be able to find your dream country house in County Down on Guides for Brides.

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