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Unveiling Northern Ireland's Top 3 Wedding Venues: My Top 3 Picks of 2022

Updated: Mar 14

As a wedding photographer and videographer in Northern Ireland, I am extremely privileged to get to travel to many beautiful venues across the country. However, there are three venues that truly stand out to me as exceptional locations for a wedding. Join me in this blog post as I unveil my top three favourite wedding venues in Northern Ireland, sharing their key features and what I love most about them.

Aerial view captured by drone showcasing the grandeur of Killeavy Castle in Newry, County Down. The majestic castle stands amidst lush greenery, surrounded by picturesque landscapes that set the stage for a fairy-tale wedding. Taken by Northern Ireland Photographer and Videographer Steenson Film and Photography.

Killeavy Castle Estate: Enchanting Romance in the Ring of Gullion

Welcome to Killeavy Castle Estate, a hidden gem nestled within 365 acres of breathtaking farm and woodland in the mesmerising Ring of Gullion. With panoramic views of the majestic Mourne Mountains and the surrounding area, this 19th-century castle is a true masterpiece, located just 50 minutes from Belfast and approximately 70 minutes from Dublin. Steeped in history and surrounded by lush woodlands, farm land, and stunning gardens, Killeavy Castle Estate is a dream destination for an unforgettable wedding.

Originally designed in 1836, Killeavy Castle is a Grade A listed historical building that has been meticulously restored to its former glory. The castle boasts elegant rooms and luxurious accommodation for guests, ensuring a comfortable and indulgent experience. The estate's walled garden and woodlands offer several enchanting outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies, where you can exchange vows in the midst of nature's splendour.

What sets Killeavy Castle Estate apart is its secluded and intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic and private wedding celebration. The natural beauty of the estate provides an idyllic backdrop for capturing stunning wedding photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime. As a photographer, I am captivated by the stunning landscapes, unique architecture, and timeless charm that Killeavy Castle Estate offers, making it a photographer's paradise.

In addition to its breathtaking surroundings, the staff and wedding coordinators at Killeavy Castle Estate are known for their meticulous attention to detail and warm hospitality. You can rest assured that every aspect of your special day will be well taken care of, leaving you and your guests feeling pampered and well looked after.


An aerial shot a Georgian style house surrounded by lush gardens, trees and fields. Taken at Northern Ireland wedding venue Tullyveery House by Northern Ireland Photographer and Videographer Steenson Film and Photography.

The Old Rectory Killyman: Charm and History in County Tyrone

The Old Rectory Killyman is a hidden treasure nestled in the charming village of Killyman in County Tyrone. If you're seeking a private venue with historic charm and modern elegance, look no further. Conveniently located just 35 minutes from Belfast and 90 minutes from Dublin, The Old Rectory Killyman is a truly unique destination for your dream wedding.

Under the loving care of owners Paul and Emma, who acquired the property in 2015, The Old Rectory has undergone extensive renovations, restoring it to its former glory. The venue boasts elegant Georgian architecture and stunning gardens, including a maze, that will leave you breathless. The attention to detail and dedication to restoration by Paul, Emma, and their team is evident in every corner of this remarkable venue.

The Old Rectory can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests, ensuring an intimate and exclusive experience for you and your loved ones. The venue's surrounding grounds offer a plethora of options for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, with picturesque backdrops that are a photographer's dream. From romantic garden nooks to scenic pathways, The Old Rectory Killyman provides a stunning canvas for capturing your cherished moments.

What sets The Old Rectory Killyman apart is its unique and intimate atmosphere. If you desire a wedding celebration that is truly exclusive and elegant, this venue is perfect for you. Paul, Emma, and their dedicated staff work tirelessly to ensure that every detail of your special day is flawless, leaving you and your guests with unforgettable memories.

As a photographer, what I love most about The Old Rectory Killyman is the unparalleled beauty of the venue and its grounds. The combination of historic charm and modern elegance creates a captivating backdrop for capturing your wedding photographs that will stand the test of time. From candid moments to posed portraits, The Old Rectory Killyman offers endless opportunities for creating breathtaking images that will be cherished for a lifetime.

If you're in search of a one-of-a-kind wedding venue that offers complete exclusivity, The Old Rectory Killyman is the perfect choice. With its unique and intimate atmosphere, elegant Georgian architecture, stunning gardens, and unparalleled hospitality, this venue is truly a hidden treasure in County Tyrone. Let Paul, Emma, and their team take care of every detail, ensuring that your wedding day is nothing short of extraordinary.


An aerial shot a Georgian style house surrounded by lush gardens, trees and fields. Taken at Northern Ireland wedding venue Tullyveery House by Northern Ireland Photographer and Videographer Steenson Film and Photography.

Tullyveery House: Timeless Elegance in County Down

Are you dreaming of a wedding that exudes timeless elegance and sophistication? Look no further than Tullyveery House, located in the stunning County Down of Northern Ireland. This historic country house, dating back to the 18th century, offers couples a truly exceptional and exclusive wedding experience.

As you arrive at Tullyveery House, you'll be greeted by breathtaking views of the majestic Mourne Mountains. The family-owned Georgian House and Victorian courtyard have been meticulously restored to their former glory, showcasing exquisite architecture and luxurious interiors. The venue can comfortably accommodate around 120 guests, providing ample space for your dream wedding celebration.

One of the highlights of Tullyveery House is its extensive private grounds and gardens. You'll have the opportunity to explore the mature private grounds and take a ride on their private golf cart, which will take you through the picturesque landscape that includes a serene private lake. The panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains from the venue are truly awe-inspiring and provide a stunning backdrop for your special day.

What sets Tullyveery House apart is its timeless and elegant atmosphere. The classic and sophisticated ambiance of the venue creates an unforgettable setting for your wedding celebration. Every detail of Tullyveery House exudes grace and refinement, making it the perfect choice for couples seeking a wedding that is truly extraordinary.

As a photographer, what I love most about Tullyveery House is the endless opportunities it provides for capturing exquisite wedding photographs. The natural beauty of the surrounding gardens and countryside creates a captivating backdrop for your special moments. From romantic portraits to candid shots, Tullyveery House offers a stunning canvas for capturing your love story in timeless and breathtaking images.

As I reflect on these three extraordinary wedding venues in Northern Ireland, I'm reminded of the breathtaking moments I've had the privilege of capturing. From the secluded fairy tale castle of Killeavy Castle Estate, to the charming elegance of The Old Rectory Killyman, and the timeless charm of Tullyveery House, these venues offer a world of possibilities for your special day.

Imagine exchanging vows amidst the majestic Mourne Mountains, or revelling in the intimate ambiance of The Old Rectory's exquisite Georgian architecture. Picture your dream wedding in the romantic courtyard of Tullyveery House, surrounded by lush woodland. These venues are not just places, but experiences that will create cherished memories to last a lifetime.

As a dedicated photographer and videographer, I am committed to capturing every precious moment of your wedding day and bringing your vision to life in these captivating venues. Contact me to discuss your photography and videography needs, and let's embark on this journey together to create a truly unforgettable wedding celebration that surpasses your wildest dreams.

Your love story deserves to be told in the most enchanting setting, and I'm here to make that vision a reality. Let's create magic together in these extraordinary venues, and capture memories that will be cherished for generations to come. Get in touch and let's start planning your dream wedding in Northern Ireland!


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