As you drive up to the main white-washed house at Galgorm Resort, it's easy to forget that you're just 30 minutes from Belfast (and 20 minutes from the international airport for your honeymoon getaway).

Set in 163 acres of parkland with streams and dramatic waterfalls, this 75-room hotel opened in 2007 after an £11-million overhaul.

There are a number of wedding options around the grounds, from the traditional Great Hall to the exposed brickwork and roaring fire of The Phantom House, perfect for a winter wedding, plus a number of self-catering log cabins for your guests.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Food cost per head: £40; House wine: £21; Countryside setting

Galgorm Resort and Spa; 02825 882557;