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Experience Rustic Elegance: The Iconic Loft Wedding Venue at the Rabbit Hotel


The owners of the luxurious and renowned Galgorm Hotel and Spa have undertaken an incredible overhaul and reimagining of the Templeton Hotel, a venue where we shot some of our first weddings. This has generated a lot of hype in the wedding industry, and having experienced it myself, I can see why.

The Rabbit Hotel, located in Northern Ireland, offers a one-of-a-kind wedding venue - The Loft at Templepatrick and it quickly has become an iconic destination for couples looking for a unique and unforgettable experience. As a wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing quite a few weddings at this incredible venue, and I can say without hesitation that it is one of my favorites.

In this blog post, I will explore why the Rabbit Hotel's loft wedding venue is so special from a photographer's perspective and why you should consider it for your wedding day. As in all of our images, what you see is from real weddings.


The first thing that strikes you about the Rabbit Hotel's Loft wedding venue is its breathtaking architecture. The space features stunning decor, high ceilings, and an industrial chic vibe that provides a stunning backdrop for any wedding. The natural light that floods the room through the large windows is perfect for capturing beautiful, romantic shots of the couple and their guests.

The loft space also has a versatile layout, making it ideal for intimate weddings or larger celebrations. Whether you're looking for a cozy and intimate atmosphere or a grand and dramatic setting, the loft at the Rabbit Hotel can deliver.


Weddings held at The Loft in The Rabbit Hotel are truly enchanting, and with the recent addition of the Boathouse situated in the Gardens with a breathtaking view of the picturesque lake, the experience is even more magical. The inviting and romantic atmosphere is created by a blend of natural textures, warm lighting, and tasteful decor, making it the ideal setting for your special day.

What distinguishes The Loft from other venues is its specifically designed ceremony space, guaranteeing a smooth and unforgettable ceremony. The stunning photographs speak for themselves, highlighting the significance of having a dedicated ceremony space.


The interior design and artistic flair of this venue are truly breathtaking, evoking an instant sense of awe. What's more, the space is already so beautiful that it requires no additional adornments to look absolutely stunning (though the venue adds their own seasonal touches). From the large marble dining tables to the intricately decorated surroundings, every detail has been thoughtfully considered by the designers, resulting in a true masterclass in interior design for both the loft and rabbit hotel.

The centerpiece of the venue is undoubtedly the multiple large statement marble dining tables, each artfully decorated with lush greenery, elegant candles, and ornate candelabras. Guests have the option to dine together in a family-style setting under the high vaulted ceilings, which are adorned with sparkling chandeliers intertwined with festive greenery. The top table is situated in front of a grand fireplace that will be removed later in the evening to make way for dancing.

Overall, the interior design and decor of this venue are truly exceptional, providing guests with a one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment experience. The stunning surroundings are sure to leave a lasting impression and make any occasion feel truly special. So whether you're celebrating a milestone event like a wedding or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, this venue is sure to deliver.


The Loft wedding venue in Northern Ireland has quickly become an iconic destination known for its unparalleled sophistication and luxury. No expense has been spared in transforming the venue into a masterpiece, which is complemented by the professionalism and expertise of the staff.

The exquisitely landscaped gardens provide a stunning backdrop for family and bridal party photos, making them a delight to photograph. With everything located in close proximity, you can save time and fully enjoy your special day. Friends and family often say that the day goes by too quickly, so being able to experience it without losing time in transportation is a big benefit

The banquets offered by The Loft wedding venue are superb, with perfectly cooked dishes that taste incredible. Having sampled the food from both the Rabbit Hotel Restaurant and the Pantry, it is evident that the cuisine is world-class, and the staff take great pride in their work.

For an unforgettable wedding experience in Northern Ireland, The Loft wedding venue is the perfect choice. It is a true masterpiece that will exceed your expectations and leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


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