Marry in a 13th-century castle amidst a vast parkland in Offaly

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Ceremony
Legal
Symbolic
Type Castle
Features Courtyard Gardens Park Reception Room Restaurant
Price
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About this venue

Highlights

Your dream fairytale wedding can come true in Ireland if you choose the perfect castle for your intimate celebration. This 13th-century castle in Offaly, with a gothic facade and lush nature, is one of the ideal settings for such events.

Sitting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains near a picturesque Irish village, the castle offers a scenic mountain panorama and a serene ambiance for your destination wedding in Ireland.

Enjoy absolute tranquility inside 650 acres of parkland with lovely gardens, a spacious courtyard, and majestic castle rooms straight out of a fairytale.

Reception

The castle has several options for a wedding reception - from formal rooms to more relaxed and casual dining areas.

The Great Hall is an ideal setting for a wedding banquet, with tall wooden chairs, a long dining table, and exquisite chandeliers. It's a fitting location for formal wedding receptions because of its royal vibe.

The Drawing Room competes with the Great Hall as the finest area in the castle. It is decorated to a high standard with a magnificent stone fireplace and original architectural features.

Aside from the reception rooms, you can hold your wedding reception in the castle's restaurant that exudes a warm and royal ambiance. The atmosphere inside the restaurant sets the tone for an exquisite fine dining experience that it provides. It is also a romantic setting overlooking the lovely gardens of the castle.

If you are a smaller group who prefers an exclusive ambiance for your wedding dinner, you can request the privatization of one of the castle's dining rooms. Some are designed for only six to eight guests for a very intimate dining experience.

After satisfying your taste buds and filling your stomach with superb Irish cuisine, head to the castle's bar for drinks and dancing! This laid-back spot is designed with an Irish pub in mind, so expect traditional Irish music to fill the air.

Accommodation

Cap your Irish wedding with a comfortable rest inside one of the castle's 37 individually styled guest rooms.

The castle room interiors evoke a 13th-century ambiance with high ceilings, historic elements, and opulent fabrics for a luxurious experience. Staying in the castle hotel for your honeymoon is the most convenient option after getting married here.

After all, the castle offers several exciting activities for your honeymoon. You can hike up the unspoiled Slieve Bloom Mountains to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, tour the nearby iconic castle, enjoy horseback riding, or visit the lovely gardens around the venue to see and smell hundreds of plant and flower varieties.

However, if you're one of the couples who prefer a stress-free honeymoon without leaving the venue, spend the days of your honeymoon appreciating the beautiful nature and comforting castle facilities. Before resting in the evening, have a drink or two in the bar while looking back on the splendid wedding day that you just had.

Ceremony

This wedding castle has everything from laid-back and informal ceremony spots to elegant and formal rooms. It's also a licensed venue for legally-binding civil weddings.

Note that civil or legal weddings can only happen inside the castle's Great Hall, a magnificent room with a warm and calm ambiance decorated with antique furniture. The Drawing Room is another option for civil weddings, which is more suitable for intimate ceremonies with a maximum of 60 people.

For smaller groups of 10, 20, or 30, you can choose one of the smaller private rooms of the castle for your symbolic ceremony. Expect no less than a royal and timeless ambiance from each room.

If you prefer a more casual setting for your ceremony, recite your vows outdoors in the courtyard, park, or garden with vibrant greens all around. These bright and spacious areas outside the castle are perfect for intimate weddings with a laid-back vibe.

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