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The Ship & Dockside Gallery

Host a unique wedding reception in the Ship & Dockside Gallery at the Ulster American Folk Park. Find out how we can help you create your special day.

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The Old World meets the New

The Ship and Dockside Gallery is the centrepiece of the Ulster American Folk Park, a space dominated by a replica of a nineteenth century emigrant ship. This space is full of character and will charm and delight your guests.

Costumed visitor guides can mingle between tables during and after dinner, dispensing stories and old-time wisdom. Your guests can take the air in colonial America for a relaxing post-dinner walk, before returning for the evening entertainment.

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Ready for adventure

The Ship & Dockside Gallery is the perfect venue for you to set off on the adventure of married life and enter the new world of conjugal bliss. The space accommodates 80 guests for a reception dinner, plenty to see you off from the docks. This unique setting provides unique photography opportunities and enlivens your event with a lot of fun.

First class service

Hosting your wedding at the Ship and Dockside Gallery is a great opportunity to let your imagination run wild. We’re here to support you to get the most out of this distinctive space.

  • Genuinely unique venue
  • The gallery feels completely different in the evening
  • Special space when set for dinner, beside a full scale replica of a ship from the 1820’s
  • Up to 80 guests
  • Lots of room for entertainment and dancing after your meal

No ordinary wedding

You will have use of the Reilly’s Pub to receive your guests who are welcome to enjoy the museum. When the museum closes at 5.00pm you and your guests can enjoy a reception in the Reilly’s while the Ship & Dockside Gallery is prepared for your reception. By 6.30pm the space is transformed and you have use of the gallery for the rest of the evening.

There are lots of options for table layout, speeches, entertainment, dancing and a bar.

Venue hire prices start at £2,000

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One year free membership for the married couple

When you host your wedding at Cultra Manor, you become a valued part of our story. We want you to feel free to return and relive the magic of your special day. Enjoy free entry to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, and our sister properties, for a full year.