£150 - £500 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
8 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Situated in Newcastle County Down ‘where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea’ nestled between the majestic Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea, under an hour from Belfast and a mere two hours
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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A Venue hire applies to parties under 50 or one certain holidays throughout the year.

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Minimum Number of Guests
We at Hugh McCann's believe that your wedding day is truly one of the most precious days of your life. Therefore, we pride ourselves as a venue who caters for all. Based on certain days of the week and months of the year we offer couples the opportunity of hosting 100 guests for £1495. Unbelievable we know, but we pride ourselves as a business who are cheap on price but not on quality!

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Number of Guests Included
The Shore Front wedding package starts from £1495. This price is subjected to certain days of the week and may vary during peck times of year. With a three course set menu, it's popularity relates to its unbeatable cost! The Donard Trail package, again reflecting a three course menu also offers couples more flexibility, in regards to food choices etc. Whilst The Glen River package offers couples a deluxe five course dinner menu for their guests. Offering a choice of two starters and a choice of menu course.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
The 200 year old building is filled with intimate charm throughout, a renowned friendly welcome awaits you from a team who cares, to management dedicated to making your wedding your way. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration for 250 guests, Hugh McCanns has a choice of stunning suites, a selection of wedding packages tailored to suit all of your needs and budget. We are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships you have the choice of exchanging your vows in our secret garden or inside our charming wedding venue. The Loft Suite is unlike any other nestled between the spectacular Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay. Beautiful original stone walls twinkling with candles and open fire. The Loft suite combines rich luxurious design with a hint of old world elegance creating the most fabulous canvas for your wedding day. The private sun terrace showcasing the mountain views, is the perfect spot for a champagne reception, a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding photos. All this situated on the first floor, hosting up to 110 seated guests with ample space for additional 110 evening guests. Coast Suite with glamorous lighting, contemporary cocktail bar and luxurious drapes create a beautiful ambience this room becomes truly magical during the evening, setting the tone for a perfect ending for your perfect day. Situated on the ground floor the Coast Suite hosts up to 250 seated guests with more than enough space for additional evening guests. The Secret Garden is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies or for your after wedding party with a designated cocktail bar and BBQ facilities. At Hugh McCanns we offer you much more than the reception that you have always dreamed of, we work towards making your dream a reality from start to finish. So whether your dream is grand and extravagant or cosy and intimate, we guarantee that we will deliver exactly the wedding you want.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Claire
Hugh McCann's is a family owned business and has been passed down through two generations. It provides couples with a home from home experience as it showcases a strong sense of warmth and community. We are much more than a business, we believe in creating a lifelong friendship with all of our couples and work towards making your special day the best that it can be. We wish all you couples a huge congratulations on your engagements and we would love to hear from you. All the best!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Donna and Chris
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
October Wedding
Chris and I got married here last week and we really can't tell you how great the day was. Everyone complimented the food, the decor, the views. The bar service was great, the food was great and we couldn't have asked for better. We would definitely recommend a wedding here. Booking Hugh McCanns had a lot of meaning as Chris and I met each other climbing Slieve Donard, also got engaged at the top of Slieve Donard so we couldn't have picked a better venue with a view of the mountain behind us. Thanks to everyone at McCanns that made our day so much better than I could have hoped for! The staff members certainly enjoyed our singer waiter Camouflage lol Big thanks to Donna she was very helpful!
Location & Contact Details


121 Central Promenade, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0EU, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

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Nearest Airport

Belfast/ Dublin

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Northern Ireland Wedding Awards: County Down Wedding Venue of the Year 2019