LAST UPDATED: 22 July 2014 at 2:38pm

Now, isn't this pretty? In the heart of the County Down countryside, Larchfield's 19th-century barn, twinkling with candles and fairylights, is surrounded by 600 acres, including walled gardens with rose archways, cobbled courtyards and a lake.


It's not just the barn that's romantic though; there's a new made-for-two cottage on the estate, with a roll-top bath for a morning-after soak. There's no corkage charge and an on-site team will make sure that everything runs like clockwork.

Ceremony capacity:364; Outside catering;

LAST UPDATED: 2 August 2012 at 2:00pm

This 600-acre estate 20 minutes from Belfast moved into the wedding business when the owners, Sarah and Gavin Mackie, married here in 2007.

Their first-hand experience certainly shows: staff strive to make every moment memorable, from fairy lights wrapped around barn beams to photographs in the walled rose garden.

Ceremony capacity: 300; Food cost per head: £20; Corkage: £0; Marquee available; Countryside setting

Larchfield Estate; 02892 638025;