Northern Ireland, Ireland

Culloden Estate and Spa – A Hastings Property


Standing high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills, stands Northern Ireland’s most prestigious destination wedding venue: the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa. It presides over Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline, and proudly holds the claim as the most prestigious luxury five star hotel in Northern Ireland. Originally built as an official Palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands in 12 acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland. Palatial surroundings, exquisite decor, fine antiques and exceptional service combine to give the Culloden Estate and Spa a unique air of elegance.

Local Northern Ireland wedding specialists are on hand to help with every aspect of your wedding celebration. From your initial consultation through to your rehearsal dinner and  wedding day itself, the team will help you create memories which will last a lifetime. The Culloden offers a range of packages to inspire you or alternatively are delighted to tailor their services to help make your dream Northern Ireland wedding come true. Intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies on the terrace overlooking the magnificent Irish estate grounds are stunning. For an exquisite indoor wedding reception, choose the dazzling Hollywood Suite. The estate’s grand ballroom, the Stuart Suite, is large enough to stage a wedding reception well over 400. So don’t hesitate, invite all your friends!

At the Culloden every last little detail is meticulously attended to. The expert team knows that the finishing touches are vital to creating the perfect ambience that will make your Ireland wedding unique. Their team of chefs use only the finest local produce and have an extensive selection of gourmet menus and innovative ideas to impress wedding parties with their delicious delights.

At the Culloden you will be delighted with all the ingredients to turn your big day into a magical occasion. Cultra Inn, set within the grounds, offers the perfect venue conveniently located for bridesmaid luncheons, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunch and summer BBQs.

When you finally leave the magnificent Culloden you and your guests will take with you a treasure trove of memories that will stay with you forever – the location, the luxury, the whole experience. As the next chapter of your love story begins you will be happy in the knowledge that you celebrated your marriage in the finest possible way.

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$350 - $400

Open Year Round

Wedding Spaces and Capacities

  • Stuart Suite - 480 seated
  • Holywood Suite - 100 seated
  • Drawing Room - 40 seated
  • Aisla - 30 seated
  • Balmoral - 50 seated
  • Cameron: - 30 seated
  • Loughview Suite - 50 seated

In-House Wedding Services


Jenny Merce


Event space floor plans / diagrams

Outside kosher catering allowed

Some basic catering service items are included

Vendor referrals

Venue space fee: Please inquire for details

Wedding cake

Wedding/Event Planner

Book the estate beauty salon for wedding day services...
Host a morning after breakfast for 15 of your friends and family...
Take some time for yourselves and enjoy fabulous spa services...

Wedaways Special Amenity

  • Complimentary upgrade, subject to availability
  • Afternoon tea for two people per room, once during stay

What We Love


The grounds of the Gothic Culloden Estate


Culloden's magnificent art collection


Authentic pub: Cultra Inn right on the estate grounds


Spa & Fitness facilities


Great location


Mitre Restaurant
Mitre Restaurant

One of the finest restaurants in Northern Ireland, run by leading chef, Paul McKnight. With breathtaking views across Belfast Lough, it serves modern Irish Cuisine using only the finest and freshest local ingredients.

Cultra Inn
Cultra Inn

Bar and pub priding itself on a wholesome and exciting menu. Using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, Cultra Inn creates memorable dishes that showcase the best of local seasonal produce.

Crozier Lounge
Crozier Lounge

By day guests can sit by the fire and enjoy treats and lounge food. By evening the Crozier transforms into an area for guests to enjoy some exquisite cocktails, premium wines and a range of fabulous gins.




Room Categories

  • Executive Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • State Suite
  • Palace Suite

In your room

  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee / tea
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / steamer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turn down service
  • Wake up call


  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar / cocktail lounge
  • Beauty salon
  • Business center
  • Family / kid friendly
  • Fitness center
  • Free parking on site
  • Free Wifi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor dining
  • Restaurant
  • Spa / spa services


  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting services
  • Concierge
  • Cooking classes
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Newspaper
  • Non-smoking
  • Room service
  • Security cameras
  • Valet / Bellman


Nearby Airports

  • 15 minute drive from Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Highlights of the area

Titanic Museum
Titanic Museum
Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway
Belfast city center
Belfast city center
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