Carriage Rooms | Co. Down

Set within woodlands and approached via an impressive 2km avenue, The Carriage Rooms is an old Grade II listed threshing mill that was originally build in 1850 and was lovingly restored and modernised in 2012 to become one of the most romantic barn wedding venues in Northern Ireland.


The Walled Gardens offer a gorgeous outdoor space – perfect for Pimms and croquet.The original stone walls, brick arches and exposed wooden beams of the mill remain, as do the stable yard and courtyard, but they have been augmented with the addition of thoughtful additions that includes an extension with gorgeous contemporary rooms and the latest AV technology.


The Carriage Rooms wants to ensure your wedding is a uniquely special day, and for that reason, it is available for your exclusive use.


Whatever the weather or the season, the team at The Carriage Rooms will work with you to create your perfect day. The Walled Gardens offer a gorgeous outdoor space – perfect for Pimms and croquet; the courtyard and stableyard offer a fabulous country wedding backdrop, and the estate’s tranquil lake provides a peaceful setting for you both to escape as a couple for some quiet time together away from the buzz of the day.If the rain should make an appearance, the Carriage Rooms has some bright and spacious indoor rooms for you to retreat to where you can continue to enjoy your reception.For those hosting a winter wedding, the Carriage Rooms has the ideal space featuring original 1850s stonework, roaring log fires and romantic, candle-lit hideaways that give plenty of cosy warmth.


The Carriage Rooms has an exclusive arrangement with Yellow Door, an award winning local catering company that creates completely bespoke menus.

“Being part of a couple’s wedding experience is the thing we love most.” Charlotte McCann
Whatever your catering wish, they will serve a sumptuous main meal prepared on site, and evening nibbles ranging from Ulster Fry on a stick, noodle pots and ‘on the hop’ dishes.Wine can also be arranged from the award winning wine merchant JN Wine.


Included in the hire of the venue are tables, table skirts and Chiavari chairs, a PA system, microphone and lectern. Candles and lanterns are supplied and maintained throughout the day, and the bar is fully stocked and staffed. The caterers, quote per head and the cost will include dining setup; cutlery, crockery, glassware and linen. A Master of Ceremonies can be also be arranged free of charge.


The talented team at The Carriage Rooms are on hand throughout your wedding journey to ensure that all your specific requirements are met and that the wedding planning, goes smoothly, with the absolute minimum of stress.

“Being part of a couple’s wedding experience is the thing we love most – from that 1st viewing of the venue through to that final goodbye as they make their way down the path to begin married life together, we thrive on helping them make their day truly special.” Charlotte McCann, Hospitality Co-ordinator at The Carriage Rooms


Montalto Estate,
Spa Road,
Co. Down
BT24 8PT

t: 02897 566100
e: info[at]

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Both the beautiful Walled Garden and The Sawmill are licensed for civil weddings at The Carriage Rooms and can host from 70-180 people.

The gorgeous Montalto House has nine double ensuite rooms available for you and your guests to use. Price on request.