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The Old Inn

Wedding venue


11-15 Main Street
Co Down
BT19 1JH

Capacity Seated: 30 - 120

Contact The Old Inn
Tel: +44 28 9185 3255

Please mention when enquiring.

The Old Inn

The pretty village setting of this famous and hospitable 16th century inn - the oldest in continuous use in all Ireland - belies its convenient location close to Belfast. The hotel overlooks the wooded glen of Crawfordsburn Country Park at the back and has an attractive garden which is popular for photographs.

Old beams, antiques and gas lighting emphasise the natural character of the building, and a welcoming fire and friendly staff in the cosy reception area set the tone for the whole hotel, which is full of charm, very comfortable - and always smartly presented. Wedding blessings are not possible here, but there are four churches within five minutes’ drive of the hotel.

It is a charmingly old-world venue for an intimate wedding, with two function suites to choose from - the White Suite for small weddings of up 30 guests, and the Waterfall Suite for up to 120 - and the possibility of a marquee, which can be booked locally if required.

The wedding venues  planner, Jill Graham, is on hand from the outset to guide each couple through to a stress-free wedding day, and there are no seasonal restrictions except that the hotel closes for Christmas Day - but it is worthwhile considering a midweek wedding when a £300 reduction is offered for the hire of the Waterfall Suite.

Bedrooms are individually decorated and, due to the age of the building, vary in size and style - most have antiques, some have romantic four-posters and a few have private sitting rooms; accommodation for the bride and groom is complimentary for weddings with at least 50 guests.  

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 30 - 120

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €£125 - £325

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €£500

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available
Midweek Reduction: €Reduced venue hire charge

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Nearest Airport

Belfast City
Distance (km): 12
Time Away: 10 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Distance (km): 15
Time Away: 15 mins

Nearest Station

Belfast Central
Distance (km): 15
Time Away: 15 mins


Distance (km): 176
Time Away: 2 hrs









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Off A2 Belfast-Bangor, 6 miles after Holywood (exit B20 for Crawfordsburn).

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