The bride and her bridesmaids pose in front of a greenhouse at Larchfield, one of the stunning Wedding Venues in Northern Ireland.

With over 14 years being wedding photographers here in Northern Ireland, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best wedding venues on offer, most of which we have personal experience shooting at.

Whether you’re looking for the kind of vibe a stately home can provide, a cool city restaurant for a more chilled out soiree, or a field in the middle of nowhere to say ‘I do’ in front of a coo, Northern Ireland has it all.

From the green green grass of farm land to incredibly beautiful coastlines, let us guide you in finding some of the most popular wedding venues around.

Having shot at almost all of these places over the years, we’ll share our behind the scenes experiences at these venues. Whether that’s how great the staff are or what gives it the edge over the next venue down the road, we’ve got you covered.

If you have any questions or want to know our thoughts on a particular venue, please get in touch with us.

Can I get married in my garden or another outdoor location in Northern Ireland?

Outdoor civil ceremonies in Northern Ireland can only take place in locations that have been licensed as an approved premises by the council.

However, we’ve seen plenty of couples get officially married before their actual wedding date at a registry office with their witnesses. This then allows them to plan a more creative day without restriction if they have an alternative location in mind.

What is the cheapest day to book a wedding venue in Northern?

Typically, Monday-Thursday are the cheapest and most affordable days to get married in Northern Ireland.

In the past few years, more couples choose mid-week wedding dates which is especially great for those wanting a more intimate day. Guests aren’t always able to get work off or travel for a wedding in the middle of the week.

Once you’ve chose the venue that best suits your style and budget, you can then be flexible with your dates to help keep the costs down.

A stylish bride and groom, standing on a Moroccan rug, in front of the ivy covered Palace Ruins at Ballyscullion. A popular wedding venue in Northern Ireland.


This venue has more than one ceremony space, indoor as well as outdoor options. One highlight is the woodland trail which leads to the ancient palace ruins. The staff are friendly and accommodating.

61 Ballyscullion Rd, Bellaghy, Magherafelt BT45 8NA

This venue has some of the best people running it. The sunken garden is perfect for a relaxed drinks reception. Lots of great hidden areas for photos.

59 Shore Rd, Magheramorne, Larne BT40 3HW

A bride and groom embrace in a field at sunset during their magical wedding at Drenagh Estate


This venue offers different areas for your day. You can get ready on-site and the moon garden is perfect for a sheltered, outdoor ceremony spot. The sun setting is worth the short walk for golden hour photos.

15 Dowland Rd, Limavady BT49 0HP

A beautiful wedding ceremony in a charming garden, featuring a bride and  groom on a sunny day at Larchfield


One of the first venues we photographed in when we first became wedding photographers. The grounds are beautiful year round. Perfect option for an outdoor garden ceremony.

Bailliesmills Rd, Lisburn BT27 6XJ


There are indoor and outdoor options to have your ceremony at this venue. The fire pits create a chilled out place to gather for the end of your day.

7 Ardigon Rd, Killyleagh, Downpatrick BT30 9TA


A rustic venue situated in the heart of Glenarm Castle. The stretched tent marquee is right by the river and offers a unique setting for your day.

64 Munie Road, Glenarm BT44 0BL

A bride and groom exchange loving glances at sunset during their wedding reception at Lissanoure Castle in Northern Ireland.


This venue is surrounded by lakes, parkland and wooded areas. The coach house offers intimate weddings whilst the barn is better for larger numbers.

Ballyveely Rd, Loughguile, Ballymena BT44 9JW

A couple embracing in a mesmerising cave in Cushendall


A super laid back, affordable venue. Both your ceremony and reception can be held in the bright restored church. The Cushendun Caves are very close by for an incredible backdrop for photos.

Ballyveely Rd, Loughguile, Ballymena BT44 9JW


Gin lovers, join the queue. This is a great venue for those who fancy factory vibes from their photos, going in and amongst the heart of the distillery. 

19 Carryduff Rd, Ballynahinch BT27 6TZ


A venue with tonnes of character set within the heart of Belfast city. The 4 decks on board give great opportunities for photos. At night you’re surrounded by the lights Titanic quarter.

Hamilton Dock, Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT

A man and woman standing next to each other at the Strangford Lough for their Old Court Chapel Wedding


A venue with views of Strangford Lough and a unique yurt-inspired banquet room. The refurbished boathouse by the water is a great option for your first stay as newlyweds.

Downpatrick Road, Strangford BT30 7NB


This restaurant venue in Belfast offers a playful place to host your wedding. Each level offers a different vibe for your guests to enjoy.

38-42 Upper Arthur St, Belfast BT1 4GH


This venue has The Dark Hedges and The Giant’s Causeway a short drive away, although the cobbled stone grounds of Limepark are charming if you don’t fancy leaving the grounds. Cottages on site offer a place to get ready or to fall asleep after the party!

37 Drones Rd, Armoy, Ballymoney BT53 8XJ

A stunning wedding photo captures a beaming bride and groom walking hand in hand through the lush golden wheat field at Gracehall


This venue has one of the most beautiful ceremony rooms around, minimal decor needed, with a great little balcony area to get shots of the full room. 

59 Cottage Rd, Lurgan, Craigavon BT67 9ND


This barn is hidden in the countryside. Perfect for a laid back, DIY style wedding.

59 Cottage Rd, Lurgan, Craigavon BT67 9ND


This venue gives serious points for originality. Dinner after hours in the museum surrounded by dinosaurs, what more could you want?!

Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB

A bride and groom happily seated and holding hands at their table at Titanic Hotel


This venue, in the heart of Belfast city’s Titanic Quarter, has one of the most incredible reception rooms thanks to it’s natural light. Some iconic backdrops like Harland and Wolff are just on your doorstep so you don’t have to go too far for a great photo spot.

The Titanic Quarter, 8 Queens Rd, Belfast BT3 9DT

A bride and groom standing in front of bokeh lights at one of the exquisite The Loft


A fun and relaxed venue available in Northern Ireland. One of the best features is the rooftop lounge area, perfect for sipping cocktails in the sun.

882 Antrim Rd, Templepatrick, Ballyclare BT39 0AH


This 5star hotel is situated in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. The art deco vibes and rooftop bar offer elevated elegance for a city wedding.

16 Skipper St, Belfast BT1 2DZ


This popular venue offers lots of different options for a ceremony on site. The spa is a big selling point for the day after, lounging as newlyweds in luxury!

136 Fenaghy Rd, Ballymena BT42 1EA


This venue offers a stylish cocktail bar area and simple gardens. The pathway outside is the perfect place for a sparkler run exit.

Leighinmohr Ave, Ballymena BT42 2AN


This venue can cater for large numbers and offers accommodation on site for your guests to stay long after the party has finished. 

178 Galgorm Rd, Ballymena BT42 1HJ

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