Belleek Castle is an iconic Irish country house, restaurant and spectacular wedding venue. Set in sprawling woodlands along the River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo, you will find the charming and tranquil castle, the ideal setting for beautiful and enchanting photo opportunities. Finished with turrets and finials, this Neo-Gothic castle is a spectacular sight as you sweep up the drive. An endless green lawn backed by majestic Belleek Wood creates the ultimate fairytale setting. Built between 1825 and 1831, Belleek Castle is a magnificent, historic castle wedding venue. Rooms exquisitely decorated in a medieval or Victorian style (typical of the revival Gothic style popular in the 1800s) create an unforgettable setting for weddings of every size and type. Winner of "Most Authentic Irish Castle & Hospitality Experience 2023" a wedding at the castle is guaranteed to be magic.

From period rooms for intimate ceremonies and elopements to smaller wedding spaces and unique locations, Belleek Castle has a fantastic range of venues for your wedding ceremony. The dungeons are an alternative space with gothic appeal whilst the manor house rooms offer more conventional surroundings complete with elegant Victorian décor. Wonderful tapestries and oil paintings, beautiful cornicing, sumptuous furnishings and large windows with views over the grounds and rural Ballina beyond provide lots of elegant wedding venues inside the castle. 200 acres of resplendent grounds mean outdoor wedding ceremonies of every kind are possible at Belleek Castle. Exchange your vows in the resplendent gardens, erect a marquee for larger guest lists or use the surrounding woodland for a romantic, humanist celebration. For a more minimal backdrop, the 19th-century Stable Block is a beautiful barn wedding space. Neutral décor, mullioned windows and a wood-beamed vaulted ceiling create the perfect blank canvas for a more intimate wedding breakfast in elegant surroundings.

Your party will be greeted in the main hall with a drinks reception; the room incorporates a medieval but homely style with historic paintings, the tapestry’s ornate ceilings and its large open fire. Guests can then make their way into the Library Restaurant for tea and coffee or on to the Armada Bar, which as you can conjecture from the name has a strong historical nautical setting, this is impressively the case with the great oak baulks used in the bar salvaged from shipwrecks along the Wild Atlantic Coast. Moving into the lounge where the original 19th Century style has been preserved and creates an idyllic relaxing atmosphere.

The wedding will make its way to the main banquet hall for the dinner reception, where the fine dining experience is transferred from the restaurant to the tables. The design and ambience in the medieval banquet hall will take your breath away. Above, medieval chandeliers and balustrades accompanied by stone columns and antiques create the perfect backdrop to your meal. For your top table, thrones and an antique table await. Beyond, the 13th century Norman fireplace crackles and roars, where often the package can include a pig roasting on a spit. The philosophy of the kitchen in Belleek Castle is to search for “depth of flavour” by exercising classic and imaginative techniques while using seasonal ingredients and local produce. If you want to host your wedding breakfast in a more informal restaurant setting, The Library Restaurant is ideal. Tables, a bar and doors to the adjoining courtyard provide an ideal setting for weddings with a more relaxed vibe.

Just beyond the castle lies the Moy Estuary, a popular stop along the River Moy as it makes its way to the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Beyond, lie the unspoilt sands of Enniscrone Beach topped by chiselled cliffs. From river to cliff and coast, each setting provides extra options for a unique wedding celebration. Switch things up with a boat ride, take a trip in the hotel’s horse and carriage or head to the beach for a wedding day that could only ever be yours.