Dufferin Coaching Inn

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£450 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
7 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall offers an enchanting backdrop for DIY brides and quirky wedding parties, with attached 7 room guesthouse offering accommodation for guests and newlyweds alike
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£450
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Pub
Restaurant
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
7
Sleeps No. of People
13
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Venue

Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
The stunning Dufferin Hall is a perfect venue for events as-is and can also be dressed up for a larger impact. The team at Dufferin Hall have worked with a number of outside caterers, florists and decorators and can offer recommendations to fit your style and needs. Additionally, Dufferin Hall is always open to working with new vendors and will work directly to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Ideal for any occasion, from small weddings with a big impact to welcoming parties following weddings abroad and elopements, the Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall’s £450 hire fee includes event space with access for the week leading up to your event, rustic tables and chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses a fully-stocked and staffed licensed bar as well as a complimentary one-night stay for the bride and groom on their wedding night. Newlyweds can also hire the venue for £250 as a perfect private location for hosting evening parties.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
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Location & Contact Details

Address

33 High Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9QF

Travel Notes

Killyleagh is a pleasant 20 minute car drive from Belfast, making it an ideal escape from city life within a short distance from Northern Ireland's capital city.

Nearest Town

Killyleagh, Co Down

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A22

Nearest Train Station

Downpatrick

Nearest Airport

Belfast International Airport

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Accreditations / Associations (5)

2015 McKenna's Guide Best in Ireland Recipient
100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland - 2011, 2012, 2013
Tourism Northern Ireland Three-Star Guest House
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award
2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Brides love to get a photo of their big arrival on the stone stairs which descend into the Dufferin Hall event space. Many couples also take advantage of good weather by having photos shot outside against the iconic yellow walls of the Dufferin Coaching Inn or nearby Killyleagh Castle or Strangford Lough.

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

Wildflowers collected from the bride's mum's garden and arranged in vintage teapots and tin cans for a rustic but elegant look

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

Following the conclusion of the reception, the bride and groom typically slip off of the sitting room in Dufferin Coaching Inn with a few close friends to unwind in front of the fire before retiring for the evening.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Anything created using locally sourced ingredients, from fish caught on Strangford Lough to locally-raised beef, chicken and lamb.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The entrance way into Dufferin Hall is well-loved by couples who wish to make an entrance. Many guests also love the adjoining bar which runs parallel to the main hall and is joined with rustic arches and cheerful blue doors. The snug in the bar portion of the space is usually crammed with revellers for the duration of the festivities.

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

Enchanting. Intimate. Affordable. Quirky. Approachable.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We work directly with our brides and grooms to ensure that they have a fairytale wedding. The wedding party is given access to the venue space a week before the event, which is a huge draw for DIY brides who prefer to decorate themselves but would like to avoid the stressful scenario of decorating the day before the event. Unique touches ensure that the couple has a truly memorable and intimate day surrounded by their loved ones in a laid-back but beautiful environment.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Choose your budget and date first, then approach your church or ceremony venue. Once you have these details confirmed, choosing your reception space is so much more enjoyable!
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