Up to 120
Exclusive Use
£900 - £2100
Wedding license

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.

Bridebook benefits

  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free Archery Session for you and your guests!

Venue features

Venue Type
Seated Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Fireworks Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted


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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 -

Reviews & Testimonials (7)

Could not recommend this place highly enough
By  (A happy couple) in Feb 2014
“Could not recommend this place highly enough fabulous had the wedding of my dreams here”
We had the most incredible day, so did our guests!
By  (A happy couple) in Sep 2016
“We had the most incredible day and so did all our guests! Thanks you so much for everything that you did for us (the archery especially... Read more
Everything we wanted and more!!
By  (A happy couple) in Aug 2015
“We have just had the most wonderful day at Breckenhill. Thoroughly recommend it for any wedding. Everything we wanted and more!! Much ... Read more
your attention to detail is second to none,
By  (A happy couple) in Oct 2016
From first visiting Breckenhill we fell in love with it, the lovely stone barn and the surroundings and you were the only venue that mad... Read more
A great space to make your own
By  (A happy couple) in Sep 2016
“We had our wedding here at the end of August. We had a great day and the venue really allowed us to make it happen how we wanted. A gre... Read more
I recommend Breckenhill to everyone.
By  (A happy couple) in Feb 2016
the time and effort that you put in to make the day special is amazing. I recommend Breckenhill to everyone.
Everyone commented how much they enjoyed the venue
By  (A happy couple) in Mar 2016
Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding and for keeping it all running smoothly on the day. Everyone commented on how much ... Read more

Detailed 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 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.

About us

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Henrietta Reade

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
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance

Our preferred supplier list


Getting here

  • Address:
  • 45 Breckenhill Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0TB, Northern Ireland
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Ballymena
  • Nearest Town:
  • Ballyclare
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Belfast International
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M2
  • 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.