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The Culloden Estate & Spa

The Culloden Estate & Spa

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Bangor Road, Holywood, Belfast

Perched on the slopes of the Holywood Hills just outside Belfast, the opulent 5-star Culloden Estate & Spa boasts a commanding view of Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. Set amidst palatial surroundings, the Culloden encompasses 12 acres of secluded gardens and woodland.


Transform a former Bishop's Palace into a lavishly appointed 5-star hotel, perched atop secluded, landscaped gardens overlooking the expansive view of Belfast Lough. This, we believe, creates the ultimate romantic setting for your special day – a magical place where indelible memories are forged. With over 40 years of experience in orchestrating the most significant moments in people's lives, our dedicated wedding coordinators are ready to cater to your every whim. Choose from a selection of remarkable wedding rooms, ranging from intimate to high-society settings. Our award-winning chefs, along with 100 suites of luxury accommodation, contribute to the grandeur of this 19th-century fairytale-style palace. Surrounded by 12 stunning acres of gardens, flowers, pathways, and an awe-inspiring coastal view, it's a dream come true for any wedding photographer.

Venue Type

  • Gardens
  • Historical
  • Hotel
  • Independent Family Run


  • Classic
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Spa

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 39 reviews
Janette Edwards
wedding on Sat, 25th of March, 2023
We had the most amazing wedding reception at the Culloden. I can’t praise the team highly enough. Their attention to detail was superb. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our wedding was memorable for all of the right reasons. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the

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food was and how attentive the staff were. I would highly recommend having a wedding at the Culloden. Our experience was exceptional. The staff throughout the hotel were friendly, welcoming and incredibly helpful. I would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Review submitted on Sun, 29th of October, 2023
Aoife and Daniel McClenaghan
wedding on Fri, 31st of March, 2023
A dream come true! We went to view the Culloden in March 2022, the first and only hotel we needed to look at. Michelle was welcoming, accomodating and kind. From this day on, Michelle was available, answering any questions and making sure that we had the day of our dreams.

Being a 5* hotel, we

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got the 5* treatment. Michelle and the team at the Culloden could not have done anything more and if we could do it all again - we wouldn't change a thing.

Thank you for allowing the best beginning of our story as a married couple.

Review submitted on Fri, 13th of October, 2023
Gillian O'Rourke
wedding on Fri, 2nd of June, 2023
James, Michelle, Josh and the wider team at the Culloden did everything they could to make our wedding day the most special! We had the most wonderful day, and our guests still talk about how delicious the food was, and how lovely all the service staff were. We loved every minute of our day, and

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would recommend the Culloden to anyone looking for a venue where you can focus on enjoying your day and not the details - as the Culloden will make sure to take care of them!

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of October, 2023
Megan & Dylan Wilson
wedding on Sat, 27th of May, 2023
We had our wedding at the Culloden Estate and Spa hotel on 27/5/23. During the build up to the wedding, Ainsleigh our events manager, was on hand for any worry or query. She went above and beyond to help make our day run smoothly but also helped add those special touches to make our wedding our own.

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I was so impressed by her speedy email replies and anytime we met up with her, her enthusiasm and passion for her job was contagious. She made every aspect of planning enjoyable.
The grounds at the Culloden are so beautiful and our guests were able to enjoy our drinks reception on the terrace and take a walk around the gardens. We had our string quartet play out of the terrace, the scenery is stunning!
Our reception was then in the Stuart suite which has the most incredible views from their floor to ceiling windows behind the top table.
The food and service was flawless, Josh our master of ceremonies ensured our guests were taken care of and the speeches went as planned.
The following day, we enjoyed a beautiful buffet breakfast followed by relaxation in the spa, with massage treatments, which was perfect after a busy day and build up.
This left us ready to enjoy drinks and dinner with family and friends at the Cultra Inn.
We couldn’t recommend the Culloden Estate and Spa enough.

Review submitted on Wed, 4th of October, 2023
Ioan Hughes
wedding on Fri, 1st of September, 2023
Our wedding in the Culloden Estate was nothing short of a dream come true. From the first moment we arrived for our first meeting until the last moment when I was dragged off the dance floor after having one too many, our day, thanks to each and every staff member that took part, was perfect. That

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is coming from a self certified perfectionist who will find issue with anything.
The setting speaks for itself and is nothing short of breathtaking. Nestled among lush gardens and overlooking Belfast Loch to the town where I grew up, made the magic all the more real.
Without using a cliche (but in actual fact using a cliche), it was like something from a fairytale.

If the venue was something from a fairytale then each and every staff member we spoke to, dealt with, went to with an issue was in their very own way a fairy godmother/father/person. I have genuinely never experienced service like it. Right from the housekeeping staff, all the way to our event manager the perfect, delightful, fun, helpful and infectiously happy Ainsleigh Baxter.
What surprised me most in the lead up to the wedding, Ainsleigh and then on the day of the wedding, all of the other staff, seemed to anticipate our needs before we even realised what they were and each and ever one of them executed our day FLAWLESSLY. Their warmth and their attentivness added to what was already a magical day and neither myself nor my husband can ever really thank the team and Ainsleigh enough.
There are genuinely no words that I can possible write that will do justice to what Ainsleigh did for us. She took the time to know us, our vision and our story. Each and every time she made us feel like we were the only two in the world that mattered. Her warmth, laugh and happiness is infectious and if ever there was someone in the perfect job for who/what they are, it is Ainsleigh Baxter.
Thanks to her (and all of the other staff), our wedding was the most magical and perfect day we will never forget.

Review submitted on Fri, 29th of September, 2023

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