The Larchfield Orangery

Written by Emma Hla
Images by Dylan McBurney.

You may have noticed that our collection is growing by the day and we’re doing our absolute best to provide couples with a gorgeous selection (whilst still maintaining the Coco ethos!) of handpicked wedding venues across the lands.

Today’s offer comes all the way from Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland – Brimming with character Larchfield Estate, a stunning, award winning venue is owned and run by Gavin and Sarah Mackie, who took over the 600 acre country estate in 2007 shortly after holding their own wedding there. How romantic is that! Determined to make the Estate the wedding venue of choice, Larchfield now hosts over 100 events a year and employs 18 people; from a dedicated events team to help with planning and organisation, to cleaners and estate staff some of whom have been with the family for over 35 years.

The latest addition to Larchfield is an Orangery building which replaces a marquee entrance and links into the rustic barn, perfect for a drinks reception or chill out space for your guests. It was interior designed by Mary-Lou Thomson –  who is a childhood friend of Sarahs and has worked on projects such as Sveti Stefan (Montenegro), Gangtey Goenpa Lodge (Bhutan) as well as projects for the Amman Group and the One and Only Resorts.


Images by Dylan McBurney.

These images are from the official opening party and guests drank delicious homemade orangeade, served from glass jars amidst orange scented dry ice and they nibbled on mini cakes and pastries supplied by French Bakery – each of the Larchfield events team had chosen their favourite for the day meaning there was no shortage of cakes!

Larchfield boasts amazing facilities – cobbled courtyards, a 4 acre paddock (ideal for helicopters or a games area). Adjoining the walled gardens, the converted Stables and a number of cottages are available for overnight stays and a modernised rustic barn comprising of a bar area, dancefloor room and spacious orangery entrance complete the venue. Catering and drinks are matched to your requirements, from a formal sit down dinner through to relaxed buffet, BBQ or a light lunch and the in-house events team are on hand to help organise every aspect for you.

Situated just off the M1 Larchfield is just 20 minutes from Belfast or 1hr 15 from Dublin. If you want to explore this location in a little more detail then you can hop across to the directory where you’ll find Larchfield Estate in all it’s glory.

Happy Sunday people…

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