October 27th, 2010 – Culloden Estate &  Spa in Holywood, Northern Ireland

My reasoning for choosing this destination feature of the week is not only because it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world that I have visited and lived but I use to work at this resort so I have first-  hand knowledge for brides either looking to get married or looking to spend their honeymoon here.

The Culloden Estate & Spa is one of the most prestigious 5 star resorts in Northern Ireland that overlooks the County of Antrim coastline.  Once a palace for the Bishops of Down, this stunning resort sits on 12 acres of woodland and gardens which is suitable for a dream destination wedding.  In an ideal location that is close to the Belfast City Centre (5 miles away) it will seem that you are in the middle of nowhere when you stay at this castle hideaway.

With a total of 105 guestrooms, each room is tastefully decorated to give you that true feeling of luxury.  Some of the rooms have a breathtaking view that overlooks the County of Antrim coastline while others overlook the beautiful gardens of this estate.  If you are looking to have a large wedding, this resort can accommodate a banquet for 5 – 500 guests.  There is also the Cultra Inn on the estate which can be an ideal location for pre and post wedding get -togethers.

If you are travelling with a group of people, there are many attractions close by.  For those golf enthusiasts, the Royal Belfast Golf Club is right beside the hotel which is one of the most prestigious in Northern Ireland.  Bushmills Distillery, the Titanic Quarter, and the quaint town of Holywood which boasts shops and many restaurants are all attractions that are very close by.

Wouldn’t you love to have your fairytale wedding at a castle?

For more information visit:  http://www.hastingshotels.com/culloden-estate-and-spa