£69 - £180 pp
Up to 250
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A venue with unique distinction situated in the exceptionally beautiful & scenic location of Galgorm Castle dating 1618. Nestled in the delightful Walled Garden and only 30 minutes from Belfast.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£69
Maximum Price
£180
Minimum Number of Guests
10
Hire of Galgorm Castle or Exclusive Terrace for arrival tea coffee and shortbread. Arrival drink with prosecco or beer (one drink per person) Use of Galgorm Castle Estate grounds for photo opportunities, including old church ruins, wooded area, Galgorm Castle, pristine Walled Gardens and original courtyards. Concierge service 4 course meal; Starter, Main, Dessert and Tea Coffee (Essentials Menu) Evening Supper Hire of tables, chairs, linen, glassware, crockery and cutlery Table centrepieces and table numbers. Dedicated Venue Manager and Catering Manager on the day Specialised Events Manager to assist you on your planning journey Prices are based on numbers of adults (4x kids eat free). You may add a drinks package for £13 per guest (toast and wine with dinner)
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
250
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
06:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

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

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Within the Ivory Pavilion you will find state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities bringing together both the old and new seamlessly, which set a new benchmark in event excellence. Our dedicated Wedding Specialists have a wealth of experience and are at hand every step of the way to create your perfect, tailor-made occasion. And although peacefully secluded on the magnificent Galgorm Estate, with glorious scenery all around, it is strategically located in Northern Ireland to be accessible by both the local and international markets. We have teamed up with Northern Irelands leading award winning caterers whom can only be described as innovative, passionate and breathtaking in their use of locally sourced products. Prepared and cooking freshly onsite ensures each of our clients receive the highest level of culinary skills direct to their table. Our introductory All Inclusive Wedding Packages, available for a limited time only, were created to make planning your day a little easier. The packages are not restrictive; allow us to use our creative flair and experience to design your perfect day, a bespoke and personal wedding unique to you. Personalised cocktails and signature canapés served in Galgorm Castle or on the perfectly pristine Walled Garden Lawns, coloured light displays on our historic garden walls and handpainted designer bathrooms, these are just some of the elements the packages include that will WOW your guests! Not into the big day and big numbers? Galgorm Castle can host a smaller group of friends and family for a more intimate gathering. Begin with a ceremony outside in our 17th Century Chapel or inside in the grandeur of the Drawing Room. Celebrate with a Champagne toast in the enclosed Walled Garden or cozy drawing room. Dine decadently in the Castle’s Drawing room. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, you have the excuse to have only your nearest and dearest beside you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Vanessa Rey
From opening in May 2016 The Ivory Pavilion has quickly grown to become the leader in the luxurious wedding venue market. Galgorm Castle & The Ivory Pavilion have already began to set out and create a unique level of hospitality and welcome at weddings and celebrations. We believe that, whether an event is work or play, it should be an occasion. That's why we focus on every exact detail to ensure each guest experiences the excitement and awe that only occurs at a genuinely special event.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(18)
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Megan Lowry
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
If you are thinking of booking, just do it now!
If you are thinking of booking The Ivory Pavilion for your wedding, just do it now! We had the PERFECT wedding day here, Sarah and Vanessa were both absolutely brilliant in helping us organise our big day from the very beginning. The waiting staff on the day were so friendly and helpful too. The venue has absolutely everything you could wish for, a beautiful rustic castle with a huge marquee, gorgeous gardens and forestry surrounding it for fantastic photos. All of our guests constantly commented on how much they loved it and we even had a couple of them saying they'd wish they'd known about it when they got married! Everything ran like clockwork (despite my late arrival) on the day and we were treated like celebrities. Thank you to everyone at The Ivory Pavilion for the best day of our lives
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Colette McClenaghan
Wedding: June
November 2022
Would highly recommend The Ivory for any function
Absolutely beautiful to celebrate any function. The wedding of my granddaughter was amazing. The venue was beautiful. Food second to none and the waitresses were great no requests ignored or waited on. They were so efficient and friendly. I loved the whole experience and would highly recommend The Ivory for any function
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Andy
Happy couple married in April
November 2022
If thinking of booking, don't hesitate!
We had our wedding reception here on Saturday the 30th of April. The venue and the staff were absolutely first class. From start to finish we were treated perfectly, Sarah went above and beyond before Vanessa took over our special day and they made it the best day of our lives. The staff couldn't do enough for us, the drinks reception was perfect and the venue was amazing. Our food was excellent and by Posh Nosh(will review them seprately). If thinking of booking your wedding here, don't hesitate, we will never forget our day at The Ivory Pavilion.
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Richard
Happy couple married in April
November 2022
All our guests were commenting how nice it was!
We had our wedding here at the end of April 2022. We booked The Ivory Pavilion as our reception venue at short notice but, from the very first enquiry phonecall, Vanessa was outstanding. She kept in touch with us throughout all our planning and nothing was too much hassle. On the day, everything was set up exactly how we wanted and it looked perfect. Vanessa and the team looked after our guests and kept them comfortable. There are plenty of beautiful photo opportunities around the castle and grounds. All our guests were commenting how nice it was. Also thanks to the catering company who provided tasty food for us all!
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Erin Thompson
Happy couple married in December
April 2021
Stunning venue and the attention to detail was simply first class!
From the moment we first viewed The Ivory Pavilion - we were blown away by how gorgeous the venue is and how pretty the surroundings are. The team looked after us throughout the whole planning process and we are delighted that so many of our guests loved the Pavilion as much as we did! Thank you to everyone involved!
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Disappointed
Happy couple married in December
January 2021
Disappointed and out of pocket
The Ivory Pavilion is a beautiful venue. It was the perfect mix of modern and old, a blank canvas for our dream wedding. Covid undoubtedly hit suppliers hard, but unfortunately it has shown the good venues from the not so good. Having moved our wedding once, as restrictions stayed in place we heard less and less from the IP. When it came close to our date, we called to discuss next steps (as we weren’t getting responses to our emails). They informed us that if restrictions were still in place on our date, we would be entitled to a full refund. However, when the time came, and the restrictions were the tightest of the year and the IP was not legally allowed to hold our wedding, they went back on their word. A month on they are still refusing to refund almost £3k of our money, without giving a clear reason and despite the contract (and they) clearly indicating a refund was applicable. Unfortunately I would have to warn future couples off this venue - they were fantastic in the early stages but sadly have left us disappointed and out of pocket, and communicating with them has been near impossible.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 1HL, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ballymena

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Ballymena

Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (2)

One Fab Day, Quirky Weddings, Ulster Bride,Getting Married in Northern Ireland
Ulster Tatler, Wedding Journal

Industry Awards (1)

Lux Wedding Awards - Best Luxury Outdoor Wedding Venue - County Antrim

Bridebook Awards (1)

FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We are a bespoke venue so all of our weddings have had their own sense of style and uniqueness. We love getting to use our creativity and flair to design something original and personal for each couple.

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

Enjoy making plans, let us do the hardwork! Outside space and natural daylight are important elements as are outside and inside photo opportunities. We have 17th century castle for a rainy day backdrops and also private Walled Gardens and 17th century Chapel ruins for outside photo opportunities.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, luxurious, flexible, bespoke, NEW

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Tough question - the old chapel ruins or within the Walled Garden

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

Some of the Ulster Rugby Team, Niall Horan, Mary McAleese

What’s your favourite canapé?

Ulster Fry on Stick always goes down well

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Posh Nosh's Paella OR BBQ evening supper - fabulous with a bit of theatre element, guests can watch the Chef as he cooks from our terrace

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Setting, service and our attention to detail

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our designer loos :)