The Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate

£6840 - £7950 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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10% Off
Multi award winning venue, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto is the perfect romantic location that combines history, a rustic setting and unique facilities to ensure you have the day of your dreams.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
At The Carriage Rooms there are no hidden costs or required additional extras Rates are structured according to the time of year and day of the week. The prices below include full and exclusive use of The Carriage Rooms venue and adjacent grounds as well as other essentials such as: Venue staff Tables and Chiavari chairs throughout Venue Manager or representative on hand at all times Fully stocked, staffed and licensed bar Full licensing for marriages and partnerships PA system and lectern for those all important speeches But it's not just about the essentials - as always with us it's the finer details that count...
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Including but not limited to: BBQ, Wedding Banquet, Hog Roast, Canapés, Street Food Trucks
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Magnificent, private and luxurious surroundings, the promise of exclusivity with the highest standards of service – The Carriage Rooms offer all this and so much more. Set in picture-perfect surroundings, The Carriage Rooms are simply the best and promise a fairytale wedding venue that only host one special occasion per day, so you can be sure of our undivided attention at all times. From reception through to dining room, bar and function area, we provide a different area for each part of your day. The experience begins with a drinks reception where guests can mingle freely throughout The Carriage Rooms and surrounding grounds. In The Walled Garden, think lawn games and Pimms in hand, while indoors enjoy the incredible vistas from every room. The Grade B-listed building houses our beautiful banquet hall which has been fully restored to keep its original stone walls and wooden beams while impeccably including the latest technology creating a bright and spacious room. After the wedding breakfast, guests will move downstairs into The Sawmill function room which boasts a sprung dance floor, bar facilities, generous seating, and atmospheric lighting - everything you need to 'Wow' your guests as you party late into the night! A quieter inter-connecting lounge area adds to this graceful setting, while an outside terrace with awning and gas fire creates a relaxed party atmosphere. The Carriage Rooms is fully licensed for religious or civil ceremonies, as well as civil partnerships, providing a unique and intimate wedding venue which radiates an ambience of relaxed comfort. Your wedding ceremony can be conducted on-site, with the option of an outdoor ceremony in the romantic surroundings of The Walled Garden, or an indoor ceremony in The Sawmill, with its distinctive stone walls and illuminated arches. Wedding catering at The Carriage Rooms is exclusive to Yellow Door and Posh Nosh, two of Northern Ireland’s premier outside catering companies.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hannah & Ryan
Wedding: December
May 2022
The most perfect day
To all the staff at the Carriage Rooms, thank you very much for all your help and service at our wedding. We had the most perfect day and we are so glad we chose your venue. Kevin and Natalia were so helpful and attentive - nothing was ever too much trouble. Our guests had nothing but great comments about the whole day. We look forward to returning to Montalto House and grounds in years to come. Thank you all again!
Owen & Jen
Wedding: July
May 2022
We wish we could do it all again
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for everything you have done! We were completely blown away with The Carriage Rooms, we could not have asked for better. It was a dream working with you both and everyone is raving about your staff and your professionalism. We were just saying we need to find an excuse to come back and stay in Montalto House. Thank you so much for always being so attentive and helping to settle the nerves on the lead up to the big day.
Claire & Dave
Happy couple married in August
November 2018
The Perfect Day
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Carriage Rooms in August 2018 and it was just fantastic! From the first time we visited the venue, to the months leading up to and including the big day, we were so happy with how smoothly everything ran. We had the most contact with Laura. She gave us lots of information, advice and no request or question was too small. Both the grounds and inside the venue are beautiful - perfect for wedding photos! Our guests were also very impressed and the venue and catering have been a talking point for a good while after. We are so happy that we picked The Carriage Rooms for our wedding and it will remain a very special place for us!
Nicola & Andrew
Happy couple married in July
November 2018
The best day of our lives
The Carriage Rooms at Montalto made all our wedding dreams come true. From the very first time we drove into the impressive and immaculate grounds we knew it was going to be a special venue. The Carriage Rooms suggest luxury and exclusivity as a selling point but it is that and so much more!! Each and every member of staff we met, from the moment we walked through the door 18 months prior to our wedding to the moment we left on our wedding evening, couldn’t have been more helpful. We were given advice, and suggests and there was someone always on hand throughout the planning experience. Our guests were treated exactly how we would have hoped for. We loved the layout and how our guests were moved through each part of the estate throughout the day. The food is truly incredible and the beautiful grounds have provided the backdrop for many photos we can cherish forever. The Carriage Rooms is a truly special wedding venue and allowed us to have a perfect wedding day.
Wedding: December
May 2022
Thank you.
We had a wonderful time at The Carriage Rooms. The venue is perfect for a wedding and all of our guests, from youngest to oldest, loved it. But for us the best bit was the service you gave. The whole experience was excellent, from set up to fireworks. We won't forget it. Thank you so much.
Location & Contact Details


Montalto Estate, Spa Road , Ballynahinch, County Down, BT24 8PT, Northern Ireland

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (5)

Inspire Wedding Magazine
Wedding Journal
Social & Personal Weddings
Coco Weddings

Industry Awards (4)

Hudson Heritage Award for Best Wedding Venue in the UK 2014
One Fab Day Top 100 Venues in Ireland 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Condé Nast Brides Top 100 Best Wedding Venues Worldwide 2015
Mrs2Be Brides Choice Winner - Best Wedding Venue: Exclusive

Accreditations (1)

World Host

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There couldn't be just one stand out wedding as all our weddings have been spectacular in their own way. We love to see weddings that are individual, all about the couple and relaxed.

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

Stay relaxed!

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

Individual Lego people as place names - each one specifically and thoughfully designed by the couple to represent the individual guest in question

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, luxurious, opulent, unique and personal

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The listed Stable Yard and Courtyard are always a favourite with photographers due to their stone arches and quirky stable doors

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We couldn't possibly comment........

What’s your favourite canapé?

Oyster in its shell washed down with a shot of Guinness

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Ulster Fry on a Stick

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Service

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our ability to make a couples dream wedding a reality