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The Atrium

The Atrium at Ulster Museum is an impressive, contemporary space to hold a wedding reception. Find out how we can help you plan your special day.

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It's white colour palette is a blank canvas to build on if you want to add colour and detail to your dream day. You will have exclusive use of the museum after 5pm and guests can arrive earlier for a drinks reception in the Belfast Room or explore the museum’s stunning collections and as we only accept one wedding per day, we will ensure that you have our undivided attention throughout. 

A stylish space in the heart of the Ulster Museum, the Atrium is surrounded by some of the finest pieces from the museum’s national collection and is a beautiful venue for wedding receptions. Its white colour palette is a blank canvas to build on if you want to add colour and detail to your dream day. You will have exclusive use of the museum after 5pm and guests can arrive earlier for a drinks reception in the Belfast Room or explore the museum’s stunning collections and as we only accept one wedding per day, we will ensure that you have our undivided attention throughout.

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Responsive refinement

The Atrium is the centrepiece of the Ulster Museum, it is a clean, contemporary space that can be adapted to reflect your preferences. Dress it up or dress it down to your taste. Either way it retains the spectacle of high ceilings and iconic artefacts as Northern Ireland’s premier museum space.

You and your guests will have exclusive use of the museum after 5pm. No other functions will be held on your special day, ensuring that you have our undivided attention throughout.

Photographer’s paradise

Your special day will live on in photographs and videos. Ulster Museum and its surrounds provide dramatic backdrops for your wedding photography. The spectacular Botanic Gardens are just outside, and our collection of historic artefacts, palaeontological finds, and fine art offer plenty of opportunities to express your personality.  

Wonderful weddings

Hosting your wedding at Ulster Museum allows you to set your special day amid the wonders of our greatest treasures.

  • Genuinely unique venue
  • The museum feels completely different in the evening
  • Spectacular space when set for dinner, overlooked by our Triceratops
  • Up to 150 guests
  • Lots of room for entertainment and dancing after your meal

No ordinary wedding

You will have use of the Belfast Room 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 Belfast Room while the atrium is prepared for your reception. By 6.30pm the space is transformed and you have use of the ground floor of the museum 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.