Weddings at Castle Ward

Wedding couple at Castle Ward

With varied settings from our Georgian mansion house to the shores of Strangford lough, we have the perfect backdrop to your wedding ceremony or photography.

Built in the 1760s, Castle Ward House and its estate combines history and unique architecture with breathtaking views of Strangford Lough.
 
We offer a selection of beautiful spots for your wedding ceremony to suit your special day, whether on the scenic shores of Strangford Lough, inside our 18th-century Mansion House, our rustic Theatre or within the multi-level Victorian Sunken Garden.
 
Please note that at the moment we are not currently accomodating wedding reception parties, and offer the spaces for hire for ceremonies only.
 

The Mansion House

Inside you can find our neo-classical 18th-century hall of assembly with richly decorated walls, a scaglioli colonnade and a Georgian ceiling which are all enhanced by a crystal chandelier. In here we can hold intimate ceremonies of up to 60 guests.

Theatre

This is a charming white-walled, rustic barn style space in the Stableyard, convenient for both the Sunken Garden and Mansion and with its own private courtyard. We can accommodate up to 150 guests for a ceremony.

The Sunken Garden

The Victorian Sunken Garden, on three levels and featuring an abundance of exotic flowers and seasonal plants, provides a stunning and tranquil location for your wedding ceremony of up to 140 guests. It is also a perfect location to host your drinks reception.
 
The restored garden in bloom in Spring
The restored Windsor Garden at Castle Ward, Strangford, Co Down
The restored garden in bloom in Spring
 

The Loughshore: Coal Quay

Our 200-year-old Coal Quay on the shores of Strangford Lough is the perfect location for a unique maritime-themed ceremony for up to 80 guests. The gorgeous setting is certain to give you the most memorable of wedding days.
The perfect backdrop to your special day
Wedding couple at Strangford Lough in Castle Ward
The perfect backdrop to your special day

Lime Tree Walk

For somewhere completely different you can celebrate your marriage, with up to 100 guests, under the 40-year-old lime trees that lead to the fabulous Temple Water and vista that frames Audley's Castle.
 

Caterers and Rates

We currently have a number of approved external caterers for weddings at Castle Ward. To get further details on these and our current rates and packages please telephone on 028 4488 1204 and ask for Shirley, or email shirley.millar@nationaltrust.org.uk