£900 - £2100 for Venue Hire
Up to 140
On-Site
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are now authorised to hold small outdoor weddings for up to 10 people. We have choices of outdoor spaces so do please get in touch. We have just had our first post-Covid outdoor wedding and it went very well, despite the extra hygiene precautions. The family group had a meal in the Stone Barn after the ceremony and all went very well. We are hoping that numbers allowed indoors are going to increase soon in line with Ireland.
A unique two-barn venue with private and exclusive use on the day. From ceremony to last dance, have your day in one location, with our flexible spaces and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£900
Maximum Price
£2,100
Price includes venue hire, tables, chairs, event manager, glasses, cutlery and plates (up to about 100).
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
220
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
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 Stone barn: Seats up to 80 Downstairs in the Stone barn: Seats up to 30 The Green Barn: can hold 220 although we only have 150 chairs! 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. For smaller weddings the Stone Barn can accomodate up to 80 and you can use the downstairs and patio garden for the early part of the day such as for a Champagne reception and then you can move upstairs for the meal and evening's entertainment. The upstairs room can be changed from ceremony to dining area very quickly. For larger weddings the Green barn with the associated conservatory and bar area has a greater capacity can also be used for a more informal style of dining, and later on for dancing. This barn seats up to around 140, at our rustic wooden trestle tables. We have an Entertainment Licence that allows for 220 in the Green Barn 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 £220 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!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(24)
Emily and Rónán
Wedding: September 2019
January 2020
Autumn wedding at the perfect venue.
We got married in September 2019 and it was such a great day. Breckenhill was perfect for us as we wanted to put so much of our own personality into the decor, the food and drink and have the freedom to do that. The location was beautiful and Henrietta and David were so helpful on the day! So many people said how wonderful it was to have different areas to be in throughout the day. Guests loved the football table and the outdoor games. We used Root Soup as our caterer and people brought their own drinks. The bar staff were brilliant and so professional. If you want a wedding with character and something people will remember- this is a great venue for that.
Emma and Patrick
Wedding: August 2019
August 2019
Thank you for a wonderful wedding!
We had our wedding reception at Breckenhill last Saturday and we cannot recommend them enough. Henrietta and David have been so helpful throughout the planning process. We live in England and they made planning from afar stress free. All emails were replied to very quickly! On the day, both Henrietta and David were very calm and had everything under control. Guests loved the archery and the outdoor games. They also commented on the beautiful grounds. We wouldn't change anything about the day and that's largely due to Henrietta and David's help and professionalism. We highly recommend!
Clare and Gareth
Wedding: May 2019
June 2019
Lovely and relaxed wedding venue
We got married here in May 2019 and had an amazing day! We wanted it to be relaxed and fun, and we were able to choose exactly what we wanted without being tied to a wedding package like other venues. We opted for a hog roast and guests brought their own drinks. The barn was beautiful and the owners rented us extra decorations for a very reasonable price. Henrietta and David were so helpful, and on the day they made sure that everything ran smoothly so we were free to relax. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Breckenhill to anyone who is looking for something a bit different.
Heather and Paul
Wedding: March 2018
November 2018
Perfect day
David and Henrietta left no stone unturned in making sure we had everything we needed. Having the venue to ourselves was great as we were able to really relax and enjoy our wedding with our friends and family
Paul & Karen Moore
Wedding: June 2018
November 2018
Amazing venue!
We had our wedding here in June 2018 and were absolutely delighted with Breckenhill. Henrietta and David were always helpful and could not have been more accommodating - especially getting back so promptly to our numerous e-mails! We had been a bit dubious about having to sort all the details ourselves but Henrietta has a list of recommendations who have been well tried and tested and while it is not obligatory to use people off this list it made the 'do-it-yourself' wedding so much easier. Also Henrietta is always on hand for advice when it is wanted. The venue is beautiful and is everything you could want for a perfect wedding . It lends itself to a very relaxed occasion and our guests are still talking about the fantastic day we all had. We would have no hesitation in recommending this venue - top class.
Mr and Mrs McNeill
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Relaxed, casual and oh so pretty!
We had our wedding here in August 18 and it was the most fabulous day ever. It was everything we wanted it to be. We wanted a totally chilled out day, with lots of food, drinks and laughs with our family and friends. David and Henrietta are completely flexible and helpful with anything you need/want. The venue has so much character and the different spaces mean you can create any mood you want. Loved it!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Ballyclare, County Antrim

Travel Notes

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 Town

Ballyclare

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M2

Nearest Train Station

Ballymena

Nearest Airport

Belfast International

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (6)

Nominated for the Wedding Journal awards in the Alternative Venue section 2014
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 Highly Commended -
Highly Commended Romantic Venue of the Year 2019 NI Wedding Awards
Nominated for Co Antrim Venue of the Year in the 2017 NI Wedding Awards
Bridebook Silver Certificate of Excellence 2019
Winner of Best Romantic Venue in North East in NI Wedding Awards 2016
Preferred Supplier List
(49)
FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We loved the arch of oars at the ceremony for the couple who love rowing!

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

Flexibility and versatility

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

Don't stress about the little things, no-one else will notice!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

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!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Roast beef in a mini Yorkshire pudding, with horseradish

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

Quirky, fun, flexible, private, pretty.

What’s your favourite canapé?

In the gardens - but so many different spots to choose from! The stone walls are also popular.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Chip van

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our friendly and professional service.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
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