£900 - £2100 for venue hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
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.
Features & Capacity
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
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
  • Prices start at
  • £900
  • Maximum Price
  • £2100
Everyone commented how much they enjoyed the venue
Mar 2016
A happy couple
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 ... 

I recommend Breckenhill to everyone.
Feb 2016
A happy couple
the time and effort that you put in to make the day special is amazing. I recommend Breckenhill to everyone.

A great space to make your own
Sep 2016
A happy couple
“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... 

your attention to detail is second to none,
Oct 2016
A happy couple
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... 

Everything we wanted and more!!
Aug 2015
A happy couple
“We have just had the most wonderful day at Breckenhill. Thoroughly recommend it for any wedding. Everything we wanted and more!! Much ... 

We had the most incredible day, so did our guests!
Sep 2016
A happy couple
“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... 

Could not recommend this place highly enough
Feb 2014
A happy couple
“Could not recommend this place highly enough fabulous had the wedding of my dreams here”

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 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 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!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
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 -
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 45 Breckenhill Road, Doagh, Ballyclare, County Antrim, BT39 0TB, Northern Ireland
    • Nearest Town
    • Ballyclare
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M2
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Ballymena
    • 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 Airport
    • Belfast International
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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’s your #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?
Chip van
What is your venue's most unique feature?
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our friendly service.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Gift: Free Bottle of Champagne
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free Archery Session for you and your guests!