£1,900 - £2,950 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
Wedding with camping
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.
Breckenhill Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Price includes venue hire, tables, chairs, 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
Breckenhill Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


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
Grade I/II Listed Building
Bridal Changing Facilities

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Breckenhill 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. Camping: We have a well-equipped campsite and you and your guests can either provide their own tents or we have some suppliers who rent lovely bell tents - glamp on site!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Henrietta Reade
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!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Zara and Dan
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
Hi Henrietta, Hope you guys are well. Sending on some of the official photos from our wedding day 2nd June. Thanks again for everything, it was the perfect venue for our party and we all had a ball ❤️ Feel free to share on your socials, photographer is Carrie davenport aka crazyhappylovephotos
Megan and Robert
Happy couple married in June
October 2023
Great day
Hi Henrietta, We're still on a high to be honest! It was such a beautiful day. Thanks for everything you and your team did. All reports have been hugely positive, with a few engaged couples getting some ideas for how to do their own day, their way 😍 Thanks also for the great pics you posted on FB. It's nice to get as many angles as possible. Can't wait for the rest of the professional pics, so far they've been better than we could have dreamed!! All the best, Megan and Robert
Jo & Sam
Happy couple married in June
October 2023
Hi Henrietta, Thank you again for everything, we had such a wonderful day and everyone thought Breckenhill was beautiful. Best, Jo
Hannah and Mark
Happy couple married in April
October 2023
Hi David / Henrietta We are so so delighted with how yesterday turned out. Thank you so so much for all your help with everything we had an amazing day 😍
Matthew & Shelley Boyd
Happy couple married in October
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
Happy couple married in August
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.
Breckenhill Location & Contact Details


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


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Breckenhill Press & Awards

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

Bridebook Awards (2)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Breckenhill?

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! In fact, don't stress at all - please ask us to help, that is what we are there for!

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! Also, the knitted and crocheted bridal party at another wedding was fab!

Describe Breckenhill in 5 adjectives

Quirky, fun, flexible, private, pretty.

Where’s the best photo spot at Breckenhill?

In the gardens - but so many different spots to choose from! The stone walls are also popular, the field overlooking the lake, the pond with its jetties and living willow arbour....

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Breckenhill?

Extras from Game of Thrones - large lads with beards from the Nightwatch, and May McFetridge - a favourite of Belfast panto!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Roast beef in a mini Yorkshire pudding, with horseradish sauce

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Pizza van

What is Breckenhill most unique feature?

Flexibility and versatility

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our friendly and professional service.