Carriage Rooms | Co. Down

  • Capacity: 70-180
  • Hire For: All, Wedding & Reception, Event
  • Accomodation: 9 bedrooms
  • Hire From Price: £6,120
  • DIY Weddings Allowed: No

Set within woodlands and approached via an impressive 2km avenue, The Carriage Rooms is an old Grade II listed threshing mill that was originally build in 1850 and was lovingly restored and modernised in 2012 to become one of the most romantic barn wedding venues in Northern Ireland. As you drive along the tree lined avenue taking in the views of the spectacular views of Montalto Estate, it will become apparent that you have arrived somewhere very special indeed.


The Grade B listed building features beautiful stone walls and has been restored to retain its character and blend into the historic, rural setting while providing a romantic and exclusive luxury venue for your civil partnership in Northern Ireland.


The Carriage Rooms at Montalto wants to ensure your civil union is a uniquely special day, and for that reason, it is available for your exclusive use. Montalto Estate offers endless possibilities for photography, and because of this, everything you need is in one magical location.


Whatever the weather or the season, the team at The Carriage Rooms will work with you to create your perfect day. The Walled Gardens offer a stunning outdoor space – perfect for Pimms and croquet; the courtyard offers a fabulous country backdrop, and the estate’s tranquil lake provides a peaceful romantic setting for you both to escape as a couple for some quiet time together away from the buzz of the day. Numerous terraces with stylish seating allow guests to enjoy the formal gardens for warm summer weddings, while open log fires add warmth and atmosphere to wonderful winter celebrations.


Guests can spend the afternoon meandering in The Walled Garden with a drink in hand while you take advantage of the wonderful photography opportunities available before moving into the banquet hall for dinner. With its exposed walls, vaulted ceilings and 19th century beams, this is an elegant setting for your sumptuous meal served by our award winning caterer, Yellow Door.

The bespoke menu for your wedding day will be created by the expert Yellow Door team working alongside you to make sure that everything is exactly as you imagined. Wine can also be arranged from the award winning wine merchant JN Wine.


Included in the hire of the venue are tables, table skirts and Chiavari chairs, a PA system, microphone and lectern. Candles and lanterns are supplied and maintained throughout the day, and the bar is fully stocked and staffed. The caterers, quote per head and the cost will include dining setup; cutlery, crockery, glassware and linen. A Master of Ceremonies can be also be arranged free of charge.


The talented team at The Carriage Rooms are on hand throughout your civil partnerhip journey to ensure that all your specific requirements are met and that the civil partnership planning goes smoothly, with the absolute minimum of stress.

“Being part of a couple’s wedding experience is the thing we love most – from that first viewing of the venue through to that final goodbye as they make their way down the path to begin their new life together, we thrive on helping them make their day truly special.” Charlotte McCann, Hospitality Co-ordinator at The Carriage Rooms


In addition to providing this exceptional County Down wedding venue, Montalto House has nine superbly appointed ensuite double bedrooms for your and your guests to stay overnight. Enjoy drinks in the library after the wedding and tuck into a full Irish or continental breakfast with your family in the relaxed kitchen setting the following morning.


The Carriage Rooms
Montalto Estate,
Spa Road,
Co. Down
BT24 8PT

t: 02897 566100
e: info[at]

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Book your 2019 or 2020 wedding for the ‘low’ season and enjoy complimentary extras that include:

– Beautiful indoor or stunning outdoor* ceremony setup
– Luxury indoor aisle runner

– Yellow Door tea, coffee and shortbread for all guests
– Glass of sparkling for all guests

Wedding Breakfast
– Elegant table centres
– Delicious Yellow Door demitasse course

– Magical fireworks display*

*Weather dependent. Terms & Conditions apply.