The Old Church Centre

£500 - £1,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 30
Exclusive Use
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Charming, lovingly restored former chapel set in the quaint, historic village of Cushendun, just a short walk from the sandy beach.
Pricing & Costs

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Hire rates include setting up and clearing of the room by our friendly team, wedding coordinator present on the day. Complimentary tea and coffee on your set-up day. Smiles and good humour included every day!
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Event Venue
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Share your Love, Declare your Love in the loveliest village in Ireland! The Old Church Centre is a beautiful, unique building, set in an idyllic location close to the beach and the village centre. There is ample parking nearby. The space is entirely flexible so can be set up to your own requirements and is fully accessible, with seating for up to 80 guests for your ceremony and we can also cater for small receptions.. The Old Church is a charming, atmospheric building, set in an idyllic location close to the beach and the village centre and there is ample parking nearby. The space is entirely flexible and is fully accessible, with seating for up to 80 guests. We can also accommodate small receptions for your special day. There is free Wi-Fi so that, in these days of far-reaching families and friends, your wedding ceremony can be streamed across the world if you wish. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for your set-up and rehearsal day. To assist you with your planning, other facilities and attractions in Cushendun include: • Mary McBride’s Bar and Restaurant • The Corner House Tea Room • Glenmona House, owned by the National Trust • A range of accommodation providers • A sandy beach and “Game of Thrones” caves • Camping and caravan site • Wooded trails and walks For further information and inspiration, and for current hire costs, please contact our Wedding Coordinator, Stephen at [email protected] or call 028 2176 1522 for an informal chat about your requirements or to arrange a visit to the Old Church Centre.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stephen
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our beautiful Old Church. I look forward to welcoming you to our unique venue where you will find our friendly team ready to look after your every need!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Julie Antonette
Wedding: October
February 2023
A message from the celebrant
It was a pleasure to conduct a wedding at the Old Church Centre in Cushendun. The venue is beautiful, set in a very picturesque little village, the weddings team were friendly, helpful and efficient from start to finish. Highly recommended. Julie Antonette, Celebrant Services NI
Mary & Tim
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
The day went so well- all of our guests loved it!
Okay, the weather helped but the day went so well anyway. The team just nailed it from the start, the space was already beautifully done up when we arrived to dress it up for our day. Thanks to all at the Old Church Centre.
Claire & Tony Bedell
Happy couple married in July
January 2023
when I was younger I used to walk down the lane to the beach passing this picturesque building. The character and situation of this idyllic church near the beach in Cushendun in my eyes was perfect. So when I was asked to get married my first response apart from "Yes" was I want to get married in this church. After booking the church we were able to organise everything in it the way we wanted from the layout, music, and flowers etc. This place made myself, my husband and all our guests feel that we were the only people in the world and the photographer got some fantastic memories of the day at the church and the beach.
Patricia & John
Happy couple married in March
January 2023
Thank you to all involved in our wee day.
Thank you so much to all that helped us along the way at The Old Church in Cushendun. The team were lovely and helpful and we won't forget this magical day we had x.
Hannah & James
Happy couple married in September
February 2023
Unique secluded wedding venue
We had an amazing day at the old church, the team there were very supportive and let me use the venue as I wished and were flexible anough to have the day I wanted. I was also able to include my dog in the wedding, she was very excited to be there! The location is stunning and just a 2min walk away from the beautiful beach were we had some of our photos taken! Would absolutely recommend this sweet little venue!
Happy couple married in September
December 2022
Everything was perfect!
Just a wee message to say thank you so much for everything. It all went perfectly.
Location & Contact Details


Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Pop BT44 0PS into your satnav and you'll arrive in the stunning little village of Cushendun where you will find a traditional old pub, a tea room (in the summer months), the village shop/post office and a sandy beach to stroll along on your way to the Old Church, down a little country lane.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?


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

Book early!

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

Memory candles to remember a loved one who has passed away.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, quirky, charming, intimate, bright.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the original, beautiful stained glass windows.

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

Not yet! We opened only last year, after many years' lovingly restoring the building.

What’s your favourite canapé?


What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Brie on toast.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The original bell tower.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

As a new business we are proud and delighted that, since opening in 2019 and considering the challenges of COVID restrictions last year, we still managed to sell-out every single event and have hosted four weddings, with bookings into 2022 looking very rosy.

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