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The Ivory Pavilion

From £88 pp
Up to 250
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A venue with unique distinction situated in the exceptionally beautiful & scenic location of Galgorm Castle dating 1618. Nestled in the delightful Walled Garden and only 30 minutes from Belfast.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
06:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension Available
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Ceremony and Reception
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Food and Drink
Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Kosher Catering
Cultural Experience
Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings
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Packages (price per head)
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Can't thank you enough
We couldn't recommend this venue highly enough. The staff were incredibly helpful and attentive, the venue looked amazing and the food a... 
By Carol and John O'Kane on 6th March 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2016

Second to none
The staff were incredibly helpful & attentive, the venue looked amazing & the food was second to none.
By Stephanie Storey on 6th March 2017
A happy couple
Married in August 2016

Inspiring Location
‘There can hardly be a more inspiring location’ Deric Henderson, Writer and Journalist
By Derek Henderson on 6th March 2017
Wedding: October 2016

Full Description
  • Within the Ivory Pavilion you will find state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities bringing together both the old and new seamlessly, which set a new benchmark in event excellence. Our dedicated Wedding Specialists have a wealth of experience and are at hand every step of the way to create your perfect, tailor-made occasion. And although peacefully secluded on the magnificent Galgorm Estate, with glorious scenery all around, it is strategically located in Northern Ireland to be accessible by both the local and international markets. We have teamed up with Northern Irelands leading award winning caterers whom can only be described as innovative, passionate and breathtaking in their use of locally sourced products. Prepared and cooking freshly onsite ensures each of our clients receive the highest level of culinary skills direct to their table. Our introductory All Inclusive Wedding Packages, available for a limited time only, were created to make planning your day a little easier. The packages are not restrictive; allow us to use our creative flair and experience to design your perfect day, a bespoke and personal wedding unique to you. Personalised cocktails and signature canapés served in Galgorm Castle or on the perfectly pristine Walled Garden Lawns, coloured light displays on our historic garden walls and handpainted designer bathrooms, these are just some of the elements the packages include that will WOW your guests! Not into the big day and big numbers? Galgorm Castle can host a smaller group of friends and family for a more intimate gathering. Begin with a ceremony outside in our 17th Century Chapel or inside in the grandeur of the Drawing Room. Celebrate with a Champagne toast in the enclosed Walled Garden or cozy drawing room. Dine decadently in the Castle’s Drawing room. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, you have the excuse to have only your nearest and dearest beside you.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Laura Armstrong, Wedding Events and Marketing Manager
    From opening in May 2016 The Ivory Pavilion has quickly grown to become the leader in the luxurious wedding venue market. Galgorm Castle & The Ivory Pavilion have already began to set out and create a unique level of hospitality and welcome at weddings and celebrations. We believe that, whether an event is work or play, it should be an occasion. That's why we focus on every exact detail to ensure each guest experiences the excitement and awe that only occurs at a genuinely special event.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    Public Liability Insurance
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Press and Awards (1)
One Fab Day, Inspire Weddings, Wedding Journal, Ulster Tatler and Ulster Bride
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Galgorm Castle, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 1HL, Northern Ireland
    • Nearest Town
    • Ballymena
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M2
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Ballymena
    • Nearest Airport
    • Belfast International
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
We are a bespoke venue so all of our weddings have had their own sense of style and uniqueness. We are love getting to use our creativity and flair to design something original and personal for each couple.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Enjoy making plans, let us do the hardwork! Outside space and natural daylight are important elements as are outside and inside photo opportunities. We have 17th century castle for a rainy day backdrops and also private Walled Gardens and 17th century Chapel ruins for outside photo opportunities.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Exclusive, luxurious, flexible, bespoke, NEW
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Some of the Ulster Rugby Team
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
French Village's Pad Thai Curry - a fabulous evening supper option as there is a theatre element, wedding guests can watch the Chef as he cooks from our terrace.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Setting, service and our attention to detail