Dufferin Coaching Inn

£1,400 - £1,400 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall offers an enchanting backdrop for DIY brides and quirky wedding parties, with attached 7 room guesthouse offering accommodation for guests and newlyweds alike
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Dufferin Coaching Inn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Dufferin Coaching Inn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Event Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Dufferin Coaching Inn Full Description
The stunning Dufferin Hall is a perfect venue for events as-is and can also be dressed up for a larger impact. The team at Dufferin Hall have worked with a number of outside caterers, florists and decorators and can offer recommendations to fit your style and needs. Additionally, Dufferin Hall is always open to working with new vendors and will work directly to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Ideal for any occasion, from small weddings with a big impact to welcoming parties following weddings abroad and elopements, the Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall’s £1400 hire fee includes event space with access for the 5 days leading up to your event, rustic tables and chairs, glasses a fully-stocked and staffed licensed bar as well as 7 beautiful bedrooms discounted for the bride and groom, family and friends to stay on their wedding night.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Janine
feel free to contact me for any enquiries, look forward to meeting you, best wishes Janine


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Charl Marais
Wedding: March
March 2023
Challas Roast Catering
Great venue and Janine is great to work with!!
Chelsea Hennedy
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
Absolutely lovely place!
Absolutely lovely place! I held my wedding in the event hall and stayed here the night of the wedding. Loved every bit of it! The hall is perfect to customize your wedding to be exactly what you want. It's a gorgeous space that can be done up with a lot or even a little and still look gorgeous. Breakfast is great and has a wide selection. Leontine is so nice and her wedding coordinator is so thoughtful. My wedding was so nice thanks to them.
Noeleen Drummond
Wedding: September
December 2022
Everything was 5 star
My son and his wife held their wedding reception at Dufferin 2 weeks ago. Absolutely everything was beautiful and spot on. Janine, the host is friendly, professional, effecient and never stops. Nothing is too much trouble and she anticipates your every need. Venue was beautiful and our room was spotless, comfortable and had absolutely everything you could possibly need. Everything was 5 star, including the Ulster fry breakfast. Can't recommend highly enough to anyone for wedding or anything else
Wedding: July
December 2022
Janine was amazing
Stayed here after my friends wedding. We had the wedding at the venue and Janine was amazing throughout the process and on the day. She went above and beyond to make the day run smoothly. The nights stay was great and so comfortable! The house is beautiful with lots of cosy areas to relax. Breakfast in the morning was very delicious.
sarah Thompson
Happy couple married in July
December 2022
You could not ask for a better host
We held our evening wedding reception at the Dufferin Coaching Inn, Janine went above and beyond throughout the planning process to ensure we had everything we needed. On the day, she was just incredible, multiple guests came up to us and said how wonderful she was accommodating, professional, cheery and polite. You could not ask for a better host. We stayed overnight and the breakfast the following day was incredible. Janine is a wonderful person and I highly recommend the venue for weddings an
Sarah & Ross
Happy couple married in June
March 2023
Wedding Reception at Dufferin Coaching Inn
We had our evening dinner reception at the Dufferin Coaching Inn. Janine went above and beyond to ensure everything went smoothly and things were was as stress free as possible both before, during and after our wedding day. She was an absolute delight to work with and all of our guests were full of praise for her wonderful hospitality! We would highly recommend the Dufferin Coaching Inn if you are considering it for your wedding.
Dufferin Coaching Inn Location & Contact Details


33 High Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Killyleagh is a pleasant 20 minute car drive from Belfast, making it an ideal escape from city life within a short distance from Northern Ireland's capital city.

Nearest Town

Killyleagh, Co Down

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Belfast International Airport

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Dufferin Coaching Inn Press & Awards

Press & Awards (4)


Accreditations (5)

2015 McKenna's Guide Best in Ireland Recipient
100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland - 2011, 2012, 2013
Tourism Northern Ireland four star B and B
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Frequently Asked Questions

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

Choose your budget and date first, then approach your church or ceremony venue. Once you have these details confirmed, choosing your reception space is so much more enjoyable!

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

Wildflowers collected from the bride's mum's garden and arranged in vintage teapots and tin cans for a rustic but elegant look

Describe Dufferin Coaching Inn in 5 adjectives

Enchanting. Intimate. Affordable. Quirky. Approachable.

Where’s the best photo spot at Dufferin Coaching Inn?

Brides love to get a photo of their big arrival on the stone stairs which descend into the Dufferin Hall event space. Many couples also take advantage of good weather by having photos shot outside against the iconic yellow walls of the Dufferin Coaching Inn or nearby Killyleagh Castle or Strangford Lough.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Anything created using locally sourced ingredients, from fish caught on Strangford Lough to locally-raised beef, chicken and lamb.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Following the conclusion of the reception, the bride and groom typically slip off of the sitting room in Dufferin Coaching Inn with a few close friends to unwind in front of the fire before retiring for the evening.

What is Dufferin Coaching Inn most unique feature?

The entrance way into Dufferin Hall is well-loved by couples who wish to make an entrance. Many guests also love the adjoining bar which runs parallel to the main hall and is joined with rustic arches and cheerful blue doors. The snug in the bar portion of the space is usually crammed with revellers for the duration of the festivities.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We work directly with our brides and grooms to ensure that they have a fairytale wedding. The wedding party is given access to the venue space a week before the event, which is a huge draw for DIY brides who prefer to decorate themselves but would like to avoid the stressful scenario of decorating the day before the event. Unique touches ensure that the couple has a truly memorable and intimate day surrounded by their loved ones in a laid-back but beautiful environment.