When the stars come to Northern Ireland, the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa is where they call home. Everyone from Lady Gaga to Lionel Richie has laid their head on the hotel's plump pillows. Host to society weddings for up to 400 (in the Stuart Suite) and more intimate gatherings in the Ailsa and Balmoral Suites with views over the serene Belfast Loch, The Culloden was once the official palace for the Bishops of Down, and is surrounded by 12 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.

GUEST LIST 400 THE BILL Room hire from £100, menus from £40pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 028 9042 1066; hastingshotels.com.