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About Us

“We discovered the space and fell in love. It was that simple.”

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Our parent company, McLaughlin Marquees, first discovered the historic Walled Garden at Galgorm Castle in 2014. Laying eyes on an unloved and forgotten space, Peter McLaughlin felt inspired to create something truly special within the garden walls. Taking his 30 year experience in the building of luxury marquees, he formed a relationship with Christopher Brooke, owner of Galgorm Castle Estate, to breathe new life and create a new purpose for the 17th Century Castle and surrounding ruins.

Passionate about his new concept, Peter introduced a team of hospitality heavyweights to the drawings of the Pavilion and together they worked to create a magical, exclusive use venue with a view to showcase a truly unique way to enjoy private events and celebrations.

In 2016, The Ivory Pavilion was born – a modern day, snow white palace rising out of a colourful fairy-tale garden. The Ivory Pavilion itself is a breath-taking, purpose-built marquee seamlessly marrying old world grandeur and state of the art innovation. The venue as a whole, including the stunning Galgorm Castle, can accommodate numbers from 10 to 250 guests.

However, the really remarkable feature is the people itself and the dream they still hold close. It is this dream – to bring a standard of personalised service and high quality food normally reserved for celebrity and rank to be accessible to everybody, all offered within one beautifully designed location.

*For more information on Galgorm Castle’s history, please click here.

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