Glenarm Castle is the home of Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce and their family. The present castle has been in the McDonnell family since it was first built in 1636. The McDonnells have been in Glenarm for nearly 600 years and the Estate has been in the family for 400 years. In the house you will see superb examples of Irish furniture as well as portraits of family members from the early 17th Century through to the present day. Before taking up full time residence at Glenarm the family lived most notably at Dunluce Castle.
Glenarm Castle makes a grand and romantic setting for an intimate weddings and/or reception with endless photographic opportunities in the stunning gardens and grounds.
In May 2016 they opened a new outdoor wedding reception venue, River Lodge, which is located further up the estate, nestled between the valleys, river and woodland of Glenarm Glen. This truly romantic setting creates the perfect location for your special day for up to 150 guests. The Castle itself is available for Wedding Ceremony’s and/or Drinks Reception for up to 90 guests overseen by the Castle Butler. If you are looking for accommodation when attending Glenarm Castle Ballygally holiday apartments is ideally situated less than 10 minutes drive away. https://www.ballygallyapartments.com/accommodation
Glenarm Castle Walled Garden and other picturesque locations throughout the estate provides the perfect location for your official wedding photographs.
The Walled Garden situated in the grounds of Glenarm Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest walled gardens dating from the 18th century. Glenarm Castle is the ancestral home of the McDonnells, Earls of Antrim. This hidden gem is open to visitors from Easter to end of September. The garden hosts many events throughout the season.
Since opening to the public in 2005 the garden continues to evolve as a centre of horticultural excellence with imaginative herbaceous borders, water features, fruit and vergetable gardens and display of flowers which burst with colour from spring to autumn. From the mount at the top of the garden you have a great view of the Castle,sea and the estate beyond.
The 19th century mushroom house, now Converted into a charming tea room and gift shop, is open too visitors for delicious light lunches and homemade cream teas.
Glenarm Castle Walled Garden, in it incomparable setting by the sea, will delight all who come to visit, with it’s charm as well as horticultural spectacle, we hope will leave an enduring memory. Our hope is that you will want to return again and again.
And of course they are only a short drive up the antrim coast from Ballygally Holiday Apartments.