Bellingham Castle Weddings
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.
- 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.
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.