Museums and Arts

Arthur Cottage

Arthur Cottage, 4 miles from Ballymena town, is situated in the heart of County Antrim.

Only a short walk from the village of Cullybackey, it is the ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, the 21st President of the United States of America.

Weddings & Civil Ceremonies

This year, Council licensed Arthur Cottage to host wedding ceremonies. 

So if you’ve ever dreamt of getting married at an iconic venue that offers a truly unique wedding experience then we could have the venue for you.

If exchanging your vows at a historic thatched cottage sounds like all you have been looking for, then dream no more.

The cottage can host you and up to 12 guests for your wedding ceremony or there is the option of a garden ceremony accommodating up to 32 guests.

Enjoy the warmth of the open fire as you exchange your vows in the most intimate of surroundings.

Afterwards, the apple orchard in the gardens will provide a beautiful private area for photographs.

This alternative venue is sure to be talked about for years after the ‘I do’s’.

Each unique venue will host one wedding per day to guarantee you exclusive use of the venue.

Your wedding will not only be unforgettable it will be part of history!

For venue hire charges and wedding ceremony enquiries please contact:

Arthur Cottage: The Braid Visitor Information Centre, T: 028 2563 5010 or E:

Enter this carefully restored cottage and be transported to a bygone era and see how the Arthur family lived in the late 18th Century.

Follow the story of the Arthur family and trace the link from a rural village in Northern Ireland to the American Presidency.

Arthur Cottage provides an educational experience for all ages.

Baking demonstrations over the open turf fire by ladies dressed in period costume take place and visitors can come along on selected days and enjoy the soda bread and pancakes.

To learn more visit our Tourism website - Shaped by Sea & Stone.
Contact: T: 028 2563 5010 or E:
Location: 21A Dreen Road Cullybackey Ballymena BT42 1EB