Hillsborough Castle & Gardens - Meet Belfast


Hillsborough Castle is the official Royal Residence in Northern Ireland and home to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

This beautiful Georgian house has a vibrant and dynamic history. Historic meetings between British and Irish politicians have taken place here and the castle her served as an important venue in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Today you can enjoy the same elegant spaces and professional service previously reserved for presidents and princesses, all within just 20 minutes from Belfast.

The State Dining Room is ideal for smaller talks and dinners. Partnered with the opulent Red Room, Ante Room and show-stopping State Entrance Hall, there’s ample opportunity to create an event that is truly unique.

The grand Throne Room is the most versatile space in the castle and is often used by royalty for official and charitable events. Coupled with the State Drawing Room, it’s the perfect pairing for larger functions with arrival receptions. From here your guests will also benefit from direct access to the stunning South Terrace, with its seasonal planting and water fountain.

For large-scale events, the 100 acres of gardens provide ample opportunity for marquees set amongst landscaped gardens and decorative lawns. The Dining Room Terrace Marquee Site overlooks the beautiful Granville Garden which was originally planted and nurtured by Rose Bowes-Lyon; the aunt of HM The Queen. The South Lawn Marquee Site, used regularly for royal garden parties, is ideal for events for up to 350 people.

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Location Distance from Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
Belfast International Airport 0
George Best Belfast City Airport 0
City Centre (Belfast City Hall) 0

Key Facts

  • Delegate Capacity: 350
  • Max. Exhibition Area (m2): 141
  • Syndicate Rooms: 4
  • Parking Spaces: 36
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  • BT26 6HR

Throne Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 80
Boardroom 28
Cabaret 48
Classroom 48
Exhibition x sq m 141
Reception 120
Theatre style 120

State Dining Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 32
Classroom 24
Exhibition x sq m 94
Reception 70
Theatre style 50

Red Room

Layout Capacity
Banquet 20
Boardroom 10
Cabaret 16
Exhibition x sq m 58
Reception 30
Theatre style 30

Market Room, Hillsborough Courthouse

Layout Capacity
Banquet 100
Boardroom 42
Cabaret 48
Classroom 57
Exhibition x sq m 163
Reception 110
Theatre style 110

Marquee Sites

Layout Capacity
Banquet 350
Reception 350
Theatre style 350

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