£62 - £102 pp
Up to 250
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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

(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Minimum Number of Guests
Hire of Galgorm Castle or Exclusive Terrace for arrival tea coffee and shortbread 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 (chip bar, mini bacon rolls / hot dogs) Hire of tables, chairs, linen, glassware, crockery and cutlery Table centrepiece 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 (kids usually eat free). You may add a drinks package for £12 per guest (bubbly for arrival and toast and wine with dinner
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
06:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
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: Laura
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Erin Thompson
Happy couple Married on 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!
Happy couple Married on 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.
Leanne and sam
Happy couple Married on October
November 2018
Best day of my life
I cannot put into words how amazing The Ivory Pavilion is. The venue and its surroundings itself sold me my dream wedding venue. But all the staff is truly what made my day so special. I can’t thank Laura enough for helping me organise everything she truly was an amazing help couldn’t of done it without her. Then on the day mi Michael and the guys, were out of this world !! Nothing and I mean nothing was a bother to them. They were like Having 3 extra bridesmaids lol always looking after me, making sure I had everything I wanted and needed. It wouldn’t of been the same without them. It wasn’t just me they looked after the whole bridal party and every single guest. The Ivory is so lucky to have an amazing team, and I can assure you any bride and groom can put 100% trust into them, to make your big day as special as mine ❤️.
Catherine McLaughlin
Wedding: October
January 2019
The BEST VENUE in Northern Ireland
We were guests here at a recent wedding and oh my god, it was just wonderful. I hope to return soon!
Joanna Moore
Happy couple Married on August
November 2018
Everything and more
The venue, the staff, the drinks, the food, the help with planning & the setting...AMAZING! Completely private & intimate wedding venue. The staff made everything so personal and hassle free for us, couldn’t recommend them highly enough. The marquee was like new and absolutely beautiful & the amazing grounds at the castle meant we didn’t even have to leave the venue for our photographs. We had a bbq menu in summer, the food was to die for, the staff even advised me on the perfect wine to accompany the food. Was absolutely delighted with everything start to finish with the ivory pavilion and would recommend them to any couple looking for a gorgeous venue.
Fiona and Andrew Whyte
Wedding: July
July 2018
Best Memories of a Special Day
Thank you so much for looking after us. We had a really fabulous day and thanks to you everything went by without a hitch. You made sure that we were happy with everything and nothing was too much trouble for you. You managed the day in a very professional and calm way. We are left with the best memories of a special day.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Press & Awards

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

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 are 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 :)