Lissanoure Castle

Knockahollet Road, Loughguile BT44 9JP Ballymena (Ballymena) View map
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Starting at £900

Number of guests 10 to 400

About Lissanoure Castle

If you are looking for a very special and private place for your wedding then look no further. Lissanoure Castle is one of the most beautiful venues in Ireland, situated at the foot of the Glens of Antrim and surrounded by lakes, parkland and woods.

Facilities and capacity

The Castle Courtyard was restored twenty-five years ago. The two main reception rooms lead off from a central hall:

  • The Macartney Room, which is fully furnished, has an open log fire and a fully licensed bar
  • The Dining Room can seat up to 120 people. It also has an open log fire and a dance floor
  • There is a fully fitted catering kitchen and a bride’s room with an en-suite bathroom
  • We have a licence to hold weddings and civil partnership

The Castle Barn is next to the Castle Courtyard. This reception space gives you the option of holding a much larger wedding celebration, as it can hold up to 400 guests. Smaller weddings can be accommodated by partitioning it off. The Castle Barn contains the following:

  • Dance floor
  • Large Stage
  • Comfortable seating
  • Open log fire
  • Catering kitchen
  • Licensed stocked bar with staff

Services offered

Booking at Lissanoure Castle, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional and friendly team.

History

The Lissanoure dates to the 1300s. There are conflicting records as to who built the castle. Some records state Sir Philip Savage and others Richard Og de Burgh, second Earl of Ulster. It was bought by George Macartney in 1733, from the Irish Parliament, and he owned it for 54 years.

As the Lissanoure was passed down through generations of families, it remained part of the Macartney family until 1994 when the Mackie family purchased it. The Mackies have worked hard to preserve the traditional family estate with farming and forestry. Restoration continues with the hope of someday providing rooms for an overnight stay.

Location

The Lissanoure Castle is 45 minutes away from Belfast International Airport. Dublin Airport is 2.5 hours away. Hotel accommodations can be found at the Scenic Inn just eight minutes north of the castle. Family and friends might also enjoy a night out at Patton's bar, which is just a seven minute drive from the estate.

  • Venue hire

    From £900 to £3,800

  • Guests

    From 10 to 400

  • Facilities

    Banquet halls, gardens, chapels, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking, Open log fires

  • Services

    Banquet, ceremony, drinks and beverages

  • Location

    In the countryside

  • Accommodation

    Yes, A bridal suite. There is also a list of accommodation in the local area

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More information about Lissanoure Castle

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day? No
  • What is included in the menu? The menu is chosen by the bride and groom and their chosen caterer
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service? Yes
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen? Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer? Seasonal, traditional, Regional, international, other (catering is external and bespoke to clients requirements)
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu? Yes
  • Do you offer special menus? Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, diabetes, low-sodium
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake? No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? Yes, and there is no surcharge
  • How does the open bar work? Pay per drink
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations? Yes, 02:00
  • Private photographer? No
  • Do you provide your own music? No
  • Private catering? Yes
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location? Yes
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum? No charge for not reaching the minimum, as we charge a one off venue hire fee and not per person price
  • What are the forms of payment? Cash, cheque, bank transfer, card
  • Do you provide disabled access? Yes

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Reviews for Lissanoure Castle

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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
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    Moira & Frank, Married on 01/08/2015

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    Highly recommend Lissanoure Castle! It is an absolutely beautiful venue for the reception and photos. Patricia and all the staff were extremely helpful, flexible and accommodating during the entire planning process. On the day we were treated like Royalty from start to finish and they took care of everything. We cannot thank the team at Lissanoure enough for making our day so enjoyable!

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    Una Scullion, Married on 26/12/2014

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    We were married at Lissanoure Castle on 25th July 2015 and it was the most beautiful day in every way due in no small part to the absolutely amazing care and attention to detail of Sheryl, Trisha and Amanda along with the rest of the staff. Our wedding was a very moving and bitter-sweet occasion for our family and Lissanoure were so thoughtful and sensitive towards us all. Everything was perfect, nothing was too much trouble and all our family and friends will be talking about it for years to come.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most perfect wedding day we could have ever wished for.

    Una and Coco

    Sent on 06/10/2015

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