The Culloden Estate & Spa

The Culloden Estate & Spa

5 Star Hotel
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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
Jenny Mercer
Senior Events Manager
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 17 reviews
Amy Laffey
wedding on Thu, 1st of August, 2019
We had the most magical wedding Day at the Culloden Hotel. I cOuld not recommend it enough. The staff looked after us so well. My husband and i live in England so his family all came over and stayed for the week. The hotel offered them the best service and were So helpful. From the first meeting

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until thE end of oUr wedding day they wEre always available to help in any way they could. Thank you for making our wedding day the most special day of our lives!

Review submitted on Wed, 24th of June, 2020
Amina Smith
wedding on Fri, 14th of February, 2020
We had the best experience having the Culloden host our wedding dinner for us.
From start to finish the service was exceptional... there was no 'chasing' up or un necessary stress, every little detail was taken care off, even the catering staff really excelled in their customer service.
We were

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taken care of by Events co ordinator Ainsleigh Baxter who was extremely attentive and helpful.
Not only is the Culloden a truly beautiful and lavish venue, they really do take care of you and try to eliminate any of that wedding worry
5 stars , we would 100% reccomend!!!

Review submitted on Thu, 5th of March, 2020
Rachael Fullerton
wedding on Fri, 20th of December, 2019
I know everyone says it is the best day of your life but that is because it really is! From start to finish everything ran perfectly. There was no problem too big that the staff couldn’t solve. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, from bar staff to the night porters and of course my lovely

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wedding planner Ainsleigh and the banqueting manager Victoria.

The culloden is such a beautiful place to get married and the views are fantastic for pictures without having the worry of going somewhere else. I find it so calming when I am there even though I have a one year old child running around like crazy. It is honestly one of my favourite places in the world to go.

The food on the day was delicious. So many guests told us they have never had beef so tender let alone when the chef was making nearly 60 of them! The desserts were so tasty I only wish there had been some left over.

The bedrooms are clean and luxurious and we were in my favourite suite overlooking the water although by the time we got back to the room after dancing til 2am and up in the morning for the private breakfast with family and friends, I just I wish I had more time to enjoy it!

I didn’t feel stressed, I was able to relax and enjoy the day. Not once was I told to hurry up because we were behind time and I was chatting too much. I was told “it is your day” and I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better one. I just wish I could do it all over again!

Thank you to all the staff for a day I will always remember

Review submitted on Thu, 9th of January, 2020
Deane Kenny
Our wedding at the Culloden estate and spa was the perfect day. The grounds first and foremost are beautiful. Everything went very smoothly and the staff were excellent and extremely helpful throughout the day. The decorations at Christmas were warming and the food throughout the whole day was

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fantastic. Overall it couldn’t went of went any better and I would highly recommend this venue. A special thanks to our wedding planner Jenny Mercer and our banquet manager Charlotte.


Review submitted on Thu, 9th of January, 2020
Lindsey McKinstry
wedding on Fri, 29th of November, 2019
Had the best day from start to finish, the sun was out and we got beautiful pictures across the grounds of The Culloden! We got a very kind and professional greeting on arrival with drinks in hand!! Food was perfect, 2 weeks on and guests are still commenting on how good the food was and how

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everything ran on time! Can’t recommend the Culloden to other couples enough!!

Review submitted on Tue, 10th of December, 2019

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