The Culloden Estate & Spa

The Culloden Estate & Spa

5 Star Hotel
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Venue Overview

Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast
The luxurious 5* Culloden Estate & Spa stands on the slopes of the Holywood Hills on the outskirts of Belfast, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. With Palatial surroundings the Culloden features 12 acres of secluded gardens & woodland.


Take a former Bishops Palace and transform it into a luxuriously appointed 5-star hotel.  Then set is atop secluded, landscaped gardens that overlook the sweep of Belfast Lough and we think you’ll find it’s the ultimate romantic setting for your very special day.  A magical place where memories are made.  We have over 40 years’ experience in organising and implementing the most important day of peoples’ lives. We have dedicated wedding co-ordinators to cater for your every whim. We have a choice of outstanding wedding rooms ranging from the small and intimate to high society weddings. We have award-winning chefs. 100 suites of luxury accommodation. The backdrop of a 19th century fairytale-style palace, 12 stunning acres of gardens, flowers, pathways, and an amazing view of the coast. A wedding photographer’s dream

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent/Family Run


  • Classic
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Spa

Meet the Dream Maker

Jenny Mercer
Senior Events Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 10 reviews
on Wed, 6th of November, 2019
We absolutely loved our wedding day at the beautiful Culloden- it was a wonderful venue in every way! All our guests loved it; the venue, the food, the extras and the atmosphere! The lady Victoria was an absolute gem and so great on the day with keeping us on time to being so relaxed and joining in

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our day! Thanks so much for everything!!
on Tue, 29th of October, 2019
In the lead up to our wedding we were kindly looked after by Cheryl, who made planning our wedding at the Culloden so simple and her attentiveness was second to none. No request seemed to much and she advised us were needed. Each time we visited the Culloden the staff were fantastic and so

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welcoming. The day before the wedding we were given full access to the room and Victoria was our coordinator on the day! She was absolutely fantastic and the day was executed to perfection. The food was incredible and far better than we ever expected - it was so lovely to walk around chatting to our guests and seeing cleared plates, they are still raving about the food! And as an extra special touch we were able to all have breakfast together the following day which just finished the weekend off so nicely!
We couldn’t thank the Culloden and their team enough for their help in the lead up to the wedding, on the day and after in clearing everything up, they made our day truely memorable and we honestly couldn’t recommend them enough to any future brides and grooms!
on Wed, 16th of October, 2019
I cannot reccomend the Culloden Estate & Spa enough for a wedding. I was able to arrange everything with our wedding coordinator Jenny via email which was easier for me throughout the whole process. When it came to our wedding day... everything was utterly fantastic. From the breakfast myself and my

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bridesmaids got served in our room while we were getting ready, the service of every member of staff we met during the day, the dinner we were served to the stunning Holywood suite and views over looking the lough. We were also fortunate enough to have our ceremony out on the balcony of the Holywood suite which could not have been more perfect! The cost of our wedding was extremely reasonable considering the location and service that the Culloden provide. The rooms are so luxurious and the honeymoon suite was out of this world... they were even able to accommodate a bed for my 3 year old daughter in the suite. If I could do it all over again ...I would still pick this venue! .
on Wed, 16th of October, 2019
The hotel itself provided crisp rooms, sumptuous suites, a super spa and Irish pub all set in heavenly, well kept grounds and with views over Belfast Lough.

In particular we wish to repeat a huge thank you to Jenny Mercer and staff, also manageress Helen and staff at the Cultra Inn for the

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barbeque the night before, and Victoria Parkes and banqueting staff at the Stuart Suite. Not to mention the chefs who provided excellent hot food despite many Norwegian speeches and shenanigans. Also the bar, restaurant, reception, housekeeping and door staff must not be left out.

Many of the guests express their wish to return, and so do we :-)

on Tue, 25th of June, 2019
From the moment we walked into the Culloden we knew this was the place we wanted for our wedding reception. Michelle was amazing from start to finish, none of my 500 questions in my little blue book were ever too much hassle for her to answer. The atmosphere on the day was just something else, with

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the help of your team it ran so smoothly, everyone was relaxed and everything we had asked for was in place. I will never forget the warm welcome Victoria gave us when we stepped out of the wedding cars as she congratulated us as the new Mr and Lady Brown! The room looked amazing, our hunter green looked out of this world in the Stuarts Suite, but I might be biased on that one! The food was superb and was put down in front of each guest at the one table at exactly the same time, no-one was left waiting. The food was delicious, roasting hot and full of flavour, better than we had ever expected and our glasses were always full. The staff the whole day could not have been any more attentive or polite. Everyone had a wonderful evening, some people even manage more food when the evening food came out! We stayed in the Palace Suite....well oh my! As if we hadn't been treated like absolute royalty already, we got the stay in the most amazing room on this earth! We had private dining for breakfast with all our guests that stayed over, again the food and service was out of this world. I can not thank the whole Culloden staff enough, even the people we didn't get a chance to meet. It is a day we will never forget, it being made more special as it was my grandparents 53rd wedding anniversary and my parents 30th, all of which got married in the Culloden all those years ago.

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