£900 - £2500 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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A unique barn/marquee venue with private and exclusive use on the day. From ceremony to last dance, have your day in one location, with our flexible space and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices Start At
Price includes venue hire, tables, chairs, event manager, glasses, cutlery and plates (up to about 100).
Features & Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Breckenhill is an exclusive-use private barn venue to hire for your wedding. Ideal for the creative bride and groom who wish to make their day unique in their own special way. Basically, you hire the venue, then add your choice of caterers, decor company, florist, music and DJ, etc. On enquiry, we will send you a list of our Recommended Suppliers, along with our price list and Terms and Conditions. We have a number of options for the ceremony, depending on your number of guests, and the weather! They include: Upstairs in the barn: Seats up to 80 Downstairs: Seats up to 30 Drawing Room in the Georgian house: Seats up to 25 Garden (various areas): any number of guests, but remember they need to be able to be accommodated for the meal as well Reception: This can be held in any of the areas mentioned, or in a marquee (we have a small one, or there are hire companies on our suppliers' list). The upstairs room can be changed from ceremony to dining area very quickly. As hog roasts, barbecues, pizza vans and similar are so popular now, we also have a former agricultural barn that can also be used for a more informal style of dining, and later on for dancing. This barn seats up to around 120, at our rustic wooden trestle tables. We have an Entertainment Licence finishing at 1am and we request that guests have all departed by 1.30am. We can now also offer accommodation in lovely bell tents - glamp on site! Yippee Tents have joined up with us to provide the tents and have various price brackets from £200 for a basic 4-bed (lovely air beds) tent to a luxury furnished tent for the bride and groom.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Henrietta
If you are looking for an exclusive-use, private and rather quirky wedding venue, that you can make your own for the whole day, Breckenhill fits that bill!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Neal and Louise Preshaw
Married in June 2018
Louise and I had a blast!
Thank you so much for everything, it all went brilliantly and we couldn't have been happier with it. Everyone that was there loved it too and thought your venue was wonde...
Heather and Paul Steede
Married in March 2018
If you want a wedding that enables you to make the venue into something that’s is uniquely yours, this is the best place to book. Throughout the wedding day David and Hen...
Charis and Colin Doak
Married in May 2018
A truly perfect day!
Thank you both so much again for everything we all had a truly perfect day!
Kerri and Kris Hunter
Married in December 2017
Would rate a 10 if I could!
My Husband and I had already booked our wedding venue for May 2017 and due to unforeseen circumstances we had to find something very quickly with only 2 months to the wed...
Philip and Sarah-Jayne Markoons
Married in July 2017
We both had an amazing day
Thank you for all your help, we both had an amazing day & the room look absolutely beautiful
Paul and Natalie Young
Married in October 2017
How beautiful Breckenhill is!
Thank you all for such an amazing day! All your hardwork, patience and dedication made it so special and wonderful for us. Everyone was saying how beautiful Breckenhill i...
Location & Contact Details
Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Directions are on the website. Satnavs are not always reliable but Google Maps is accurate. We are 30 minutes from Belfast, 15 from Ballymena and about 20 from Larne.
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
Press & Awards
Industry Awards (4)
Nominated for the Wedding Journal awards in the Alternative Venue section 2014
Winner of Best Romantic Venue in North East in NI Wedding Awards 2016
Nominated for Co Antrim Venue of the Year in the 2017 NI Wedding Awards
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 Highly Commended -
Preferred Supplier List
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Impossible to choose the best wedding, but we loved the fancy dress wedding, where the groom planned everything himself from when the 150 guests arrived on a bus, champagne reception at the bridge on the drive, playbus and petting zoo for the kids, hog roast, mobile pizza wagon, ice cream van, outdoor activities, archery, and more, more, more!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't stress about the little things, no-one else will notice!
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
We loved the arch of oars at the ceremony for the couple who love rowing!
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Quirky, fun, flexible, private, pretty.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
In the gardens - but so many different spots to choose from! The stone walls are also popular.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Roast beef in a mini Yorkshire pudding, with horseradish
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
What is your venue's most unique feature?
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our friendly and professional service.
Bridebook Special OfferFree Archery Session for you and your guests!