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Beautiful Wedding Venues To Hire In Wales And Northern Ireland

Updated on April 25, 2012

Finding The Perfect Wedding Venue

Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a hard task, as it is one of the most important decisions for your big day. Here I have compliled a definitive guide to every National Trust property available, for wedding ceremonies and/or receptions in Wales and Northern Ireland. England is linked below..

The National Trust has a stunning variety of properties available to hire for your wedding day, maybe you will find the perfect venue amongst them.

All photos courtesy of the National Trust Photographic Library.

Weddings In Wales

Weddings In Northern Ireland

Weddings In England

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle
The Hawk House
The Hawk House

Weddings In Wales

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Chirk Castle was built in 1310 and is situated on a hill surrounded by 500 acres of historic parkland. The interior is rich in 16th, 17th and 18th century design, and features intricate plasterwork, tapestries and portraits.

Within the award winning gardens are rare plants, colourful borders, a lime tree avenue and a thatched Hawk House which used to house the castle's birds of prey. The Hawk House is now a pretty summerhouse. There is also a 15th century chapel in the gardens. Views from the castle span nine counties.

  • Ceremonies and receptions may take place March - October, before 12am or after 5pm.
  • The Chapel
  • Capacity: 80
  • Price: £1000
  • The Hawk House
  • Capcity: 80
  • Price: £1000


  • The Tudor Great Chamber
  • Capacity: 70
  • Due to the historic importance of this room, no dancing is allowed.

Craflwyn Hall
Craflwyn Hall
The Function Room
The Function Room

Craflwyn Hall, Gwynedd

Craflwyn Hall was built during the 19th century and is surrounded by 200 acres of parkland in the heart of Snowdonia.

This is a very flexible and private wedding venue, as the Hall and grounds can be hired exclusively and used for overnight accommodation for up to 26 people.

  • Ceremonies and receptions may take place year round except for Sundays and Christmas day.

Ceremonies and Receptions:

  • The Function Room
  • Capcity: 70 wedding ceremony / 66 Sit down dinner / 140 standing buffet
  • Prices 2008: £1500 for 24 hire - ceremony and/or reception. £395 per additional 24 hour hire
  • Prices 2009: £2000 for 24 hire - ceremony and/or reception. £395 per additional 24 hire
  • Prices 2010: £2500 for 24 hire -ceremony and/or reception. £395 per additional 24 hire

Overnight accommodation:

  • 12 people can sleep in the Hall, this is included in the hire price. A further 14 can be accomodated in The Bunk House, £340 for the weekend.


  • Catering can be provided by the venue or organised by you.

Newton House
Newton House
The Dining Room
The Dining Room

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire

Newton House lies in the heart of the Dinefwr estate. Built in the mid 17th century, it is surrounded by 800 acres of 18th century landscapes. The interior of the house is decorated in Edwardian style and the Dining Room, (used for ceremonies) is spacious and grand.

The grounds are home to over 100 fallow deer and a fountain garden.

  • Ceremonies may take place all year round.
  • The Dining Room
  • Capacity: 80
  • Price: £1000

Wedding Party At Llanerchaeron
Wedding Party At Llanerchaeron
The Regency Villa
The Regency Villa

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion

Designed in the 1790's, the Llanerchaeron estate has remained virtually unaltered. At the heart of the estate is a Regency villa surrounded by a courtyard, pleasure grounds, a lake and walled gardens.

  • Ceremonies and receptions may take place year round.


  • The Stable Block
  • Capacity: 40 small room / 70 large room
  • Price: £500 + VAT

  • The Billiard Room - built in 1843, high ceiling, large arched windows

  • Capacity: 40
  • Price: £500 + VAT


  • Larger function rooms are available to hire
  • A marquee can be placed on the Croquet Lawn
  • Prices additional to ceremony

Plas Newydd
Plas Newydd
Ivy Covered Exterior
Ivy Covered Exterior
The Terrace
The Terrace

Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Redesigned in the 18th century, this mansion house is a mix of Classical and Gothic. Plas Newydd is the ancestral home of Lord Anglesey and is located on the bank of the Menai Straight.

In picturesque surroundings, the estate is home to spring gardens, summer terraces and an Australasian abrboretum.

  • Wedding Ceremonies may take place on Fridays, April - November. During November - April when the estate is closed to the public, other days may be available subject to house conservation.


  • The Music Room - The largest and grandest room in the mansion, with vaulted plasterwork ceiling
  • Capacity: 100
  • Price: £750 + VAT
  • The Gothick Hall - intimate room with gallery at one end and fan-vaulted ceiling
  • Capacity: 30

  • Price: £750 + VAT

Castle Ward and Strangford Lough
Castle Ward and Strangford Lough
Castle Ward
Castle Ward
The Castle Ward Carriage
The Castle Ward Carriage

Weddings In Northern Ireland

Castle Ward, Co Down

Castle Ward is a mid Georgian mansion curiosly built internally and externally in two different styles; Classical and Gothic. The mansion is set in 820 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens, and overlooks the beautiful Strangford Lough.

  • Ceremonies and receptions may take place all year round.


  • The Strangford Suite - situated on the Classical side of the house
  • Capacity: 25
  • Price: £501 - £1000 + VAT
  • The Mansion Hall - neo classical, richly decorated, 19th century crystal chandelier
  • Capacity: 55
  • Price: £1000 - £2000 + VAT
  • The Theatre - between the courtyard and stable yard

  • Capacity: 95
  • Price: £1000 - £2000


  • Courtyard Marquee
  • Capacity: £250
  • Price: Unknown
  • The Stableyard Tea Room - red tiled floor with stone archways
  • Capacity: 75
  • Price: £501 - £1000

Also available for receptions:

  • The Theatre
  • The Strangford Suite
  • Parkland and Gardens

Crom Estate
Crom Estate

Crom, Co Fermanagh

Crom Estate is set in 2000 acres of a nature conservation reserve on the shores of Upper Lough Erne. The estate is home to a castle (unopen to the public), islands, woodland and historical ruins.

  • Ceremonies and receptions may take place all year round in the Inishfendra Room. The Little Orchard Tea Room is available during January - May and September - December.

Ceremonies and receptions:

  • The Inishfendra Room - large, bright room with access to the courtyard
  • Capacity: 120
  • Price: £450 + VAT (2007 price), room hire only
  • The Little Orchard Tea Room - views across Upper Lough Erne
  • Capacity: 75
  • Price: £300 + VAT (2007 price), room hire only

The Temple Of The Winds
The Temple Of The Winds
The Central Hall
The Central Hall

Mount Stewart, Co Down

Mount Stewart is a neo classical mansion which houses world famous artefacts and paintings. Built in the 18th century, the house is surrounded by 98 acres of 1920s landscaped gardens. Within the gardens is the enchanting Temple Of The Winds, a previous banqueting hall and family retreat away from the house. The gardens are home to many rare varieties of plant and has views over Strangford Lough.

  • There is no information on date hire.

Ceremonies and receptions:

  • The Temple Of The Winds
  • Capacity: 65
  • Price: £1500 (2007 price)
  • The Garden - marquee site
  • Capacity: 60 - 350
  • Price: £2100 for site hire only (2007 price)

Mussenden Temple
Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple, Co Londonderry

Mussenden Temple was originally built as a library for the Downhill estate in 1785. The domed Temple is perched on a cliff edge with panoramic views of the North Coast and Donegal.

  • Ceremonies may take place May - September.
  • Capacity: 100
  • Price: £1500


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