The Old Inn stands on one of Ireland’s most ancient highways leading from Holywood Priory to the Parent Abbey at Bangor, founded by St. Comgall as a University in 570 AD. So The Inn developed in a part of Ireland which contributed much to the founding centuries of Christianity in the County of Down. Here much of the music of the early church was written, some of which is preserved in Milan, where it was sent for safekeeping during the Viking raids of the 10th century. Part of the student’s discipline in the ancient colleges of Bangor included the grinding of his own meal supply and for the this purpose he was given a quern grindstone carved from the sign of the cross, one of which is to be seen in the Hall of The Old Inn. Many other treasures from the past are preserved in Bangor Castle and Bangor Abbey.
The Old Inn has one of the finest reputations in Ireland as a wedding venue and is renowned for good food and the perfect tranquil setting in Rural County Down.
We are proud to only host one wedding per day so the Bride and Groom of the day are celebrated and served uniquely by The Old Inn team!
Our stunning French Georgian Gallery Lounge Ceremony Room and Verina Wedding Suite can be seen in our Image Gallery and 360 degree Tour or you can see how one of our happy couples celebrated their big day in this wedding video.