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The State Rooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens offer a variety of unique and unforgettable dining experiences. Whether it be a intimate dinner for 20 in the Red Room, surrounded by paintings and red silk damask, a regal occasion in the State Dining Room for 40, where Heads of State have wined and dined, or perhaps a statement banquet for 80 in the grand Throne Room.

For larger galas and award ceremonies there are two stunning marquee site locations in the heart of the formal landscaped gardens that can accommodate 200-350 people within your own bespoke marquee space.


  • Wifi
  • 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


  • 64 Cabaret
  • 80 Dining
  • 120 Reception
  • 120 Theatre


  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


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

More about 

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 rooms 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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