£1700 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A unique two-barn venue with private and exclusive use on the day. From ceremony to last dance, have your day in one location, with our flexible spaces and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£1,700
Maximum Price
£3,000
Price includes venue hire, tables, chairs, event manager, glasses, cutlery and plates.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
220
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
1:00AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Breckenhill is an exclusive-use private barn venue to hire for your wedding. Ideal for the creative bride and groom who wish to make their day unique in their own special way. Basically, you hire the venue, then add your choice of caterers, decor company, florist, music and DJ, etc. On enquiry, we will send you a list of our Recommended Suppliers, along with our price list and Terms and Conditions. We have a number of options for the ceremony, depending on your number of guests, and the weather! They include: Upstairs in the Stone barn: Seats up to 80 Downstairs in the Stone barn: Seats up to 30 The Green Barn: can hold 220 although we only have 150 chairs! Garden (various areas): any number of guests, but remember they need to be able to be accommodated for the meal as well Reception: This can be held in any of the areas mentioned. For smaller weddings the Stone Barn can accomodate up to 80 and you can use the downstairs and patio garden for the early part of the day such as for a Champagne reception and then you can move upstairs for the meal and evening's entertainment. The upstairs room can be changed from ceremony to dining area very quickly. For larger weddings the Green barn with the associated conservatory and bar area has a greater capacity can also be used for a more informal style of dining, and later on for dancing. This barn seats up to around 140, at our rustic wooden trestle tables. We have an Entertainment Licence that allows for 220 in the Green Barn finishing at 1am and we request that guests have all departed by 1.30am. We can now also offer accommodation in lovely bell tents - glamp on site! Yippee Tents have joined up with us to provide the tents and have various price brackets from £220 for a basic 4-bed (lovely air beds) tent to a luxury furnished tent for the bride and groom.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Henrietta
If you are looking for an exclusive-use, private and rather quirky wedding venue, that you can make your own for the whole day, Breckenhill fits that bill!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(28)
Matthew & Shelley Boyd
Married in October 2021
December 2021
Could not recommend more
We had a magical day. Henrietta and David were so kind and accommodating. Amazing location, fantastic day! Thank you
Alison & Chris
Married in August 2021
December 2021
Stunning intimate venue
An amazing venue which allows you to self decorate or bring in the help of local companies... David and Hen are amazing at what they do, from advice on layouts, providing lists of suppliers to being there on the day ensuring everything goes without a hitch... we used the upstairs of the stone barn for our reception with music downstairs and the wedding ceremony took place outside in the boxed garden. The weather couldn't have been any better the sun shone all day enabling us to get some fantastic photos with family and friends in the beautiful gardens. I would have no hesitation in recommending Breckenhill to anyone thinking of this type of wedding.
Sinead
Married in July 2021
December 2021
Wedding of our dreams
The second we stepped into the beautiful surroundings of Breckenhill, we knew it was the venue for us. Beautiful barns, peaceful surroundings, and a freedom to make a day that reflected us as a couple made it impossible to even consider anywhere else. The owners were so flexible and accomodating, and communication was always efficient and professional, even during a pandemic. We received so much help in getting set up the day before, and then the owners and staff were nearby throughout our wedding day to help guests and suppliers. Everyone complimented what a beautiful venue it was, and how wonderful the service was. There's not a single day from our wedding day that we would change, and could not more highly praise or recommend Breckenhill.
Raymond Geddes
Married in May 2021
December 2021
A perfect venue for a unique wedding
David and Henrietta are absolutely amazing and accomodating especially as we had to rearrange our wedding a number of times. Amazing venue and space provides some amazing opportunities for photographs. No request is not possible, even fireworks can be accommodated.
Emily and Rónán
Married in September 2019
January 2020
Autumn wedding at the perfect venue.
We got married in September 2019 and it was such a great day. Breckenhill was perfect for us as we wanted to put so much of our own personality into the decor, the food and drink and have the freedom to do that. The location was beautiful and Henrietta and David were so helpful on the day! So many people said how wonderful it was to have different areas to be in throughout the day. Guests loved the football table and the outdoor games. We used Root Soup as our caterer and people brought their own drinks. The bar staff were brilliant and so professional. If you want a wedding with character and something people will remember- this is a great venue for that.
Emma and Patrick
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Thank you for a wonderful wedding!
We had our wedding reception at Breckenhill last Saturday and we cannot recommend them enough. Henrietta and David have been so helpful throughout the planning process. We live in England and they made planning from afar stress free. All emails were replied to very quickly! On the day, both Henrietta and David were very calm and had everything under control. Guests loved the archery and the outdoor games. They also commented on the beautiful grounds. We wouldn't change anything about the day and that's largely due to Henrietta and David's help and professionalism. We highly recommend!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Directions are on the website. Satnavs are not always reliable but Google Maps is accurate. We are 30 minutes from Belfast, 15 from Ballymena and about 20 from Larne.

Nearest Town

Ballyclare

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Ballymena

Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (6)

Nominated for the Wedding Journal awards in the Alternative Venue section 2014
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 Highly Commended -
Highly Commended Romantic Venue of the Year 2019 NI Wedding Awards
Nominated for Co Antrim Venue of the Year in the 2017 NI Wedding Awards
Bridebook Silver Certificate of Excellence 2019
Winner of Best Romantic Venue in North East in NI Wedding Awards 2016
FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Impossible to choose the best wedding, but we loved the fancy dress wedding, where the groom planned everything himself from when the 150 guests arrived on a bus, champagne reception at the bridge on the drive, playbus and petting zoo for the kids, hog roast, mobile pizza wagon, ice cream van, outdoor activities, archery, and more, more, more!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't stress about the little things, no-one else will notice!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We loved the arch of oars at the ceremony for the couple who love rowing!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Quirky, fun, flexible, private, pretty.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the gardens - but so many different spots to choose from! The stone walls are also popular.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Roast beef in a mini Yorkshire pudding, with horseradish

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pizza van

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Flexibility and versatility

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our friendly and professional service.