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Over hundreds of years Hillsborough Castle and Grounds have been the backdrop to Royal parties, dinners and celebrations. It's state apartments offer a grand but intimate setting for weddings whether guests remain inside or opt to use the outside or marquee space.

Hillsborough is based near the tranquil town of Lisburn and is conveniently located only 20 minutes from central Belfast. It is easy to access and The Drawing Room , Throne Room, Red Room and Dining room can accommodate a number of layouts depending on the couples wishes.


  • Wifi
  • local church
  • newly refurbished
  • 100 acres of landscaped grounds
  • 2 marquee sites
  • 20 minutes from Belfast
  • Famous art works picked by the Royal Family
  • outdoor space
  • Some furniture and additional features available
  • Working Royal Residence

 Food And Drink

  • Recommended catering list available
  • Recommended caterers only


  • Licensed until 11pm
  • Wedding licence


  • 80 Dining
  • 400 Reception
  • 120 Theatre


  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 400ft2 (37m2)
  • Outside Space
  • 30 Parking Spaces
  • Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
  • The Square
  • Lisburn
  • BT26 6AG

More about  Hillsborough Castle and Gardens (NI)

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is a Georgian Manor House original owned by the Hill family estates in the early 1600s, More recently it has been home to the secretary of state for Northern Ireland and is still the home of the Royal Family when they visit. It is conveniently based just 20 minutes from Belfast.

The sumptuous state apartments are perfect for dining and receptions whilst it's 100 acres of grounds are perfect for large outdoor events and marquees.

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