Drenagh House & Estate
Location: Limavady, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Sleeping capacity (max.): 24
Wedding capacity (max.): 120
Venue price: Moon Garden for Ceremony £650, Main Hall for Drinks Reception £850, Accommodation in the Main House from £2100/night for 20 people (additional charge for 4 extra)
Venue type: Manor House
Ceremony type: Legal, Symbolic
Features: Reception Room, Marquee, Gardens, Privacy, Function Room, Woodland
Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport (73 km)
Our Reference: V00526
Dream weddings become a reality at the Drenagh House. This 19th century Georgian Mansion House that is situated in a gorgeous parkland is difficult to describe without using superlatives. It is indeed a perfect venue for small weddings in Northern Ireland, with its ambiance of exclusivity and intimacy.
As a Grade A listed building, the Drenagh House Estate is a protected architectural heritage in the country. This means that the government protects this property from alterations and modifications because of its artistic and historical value. The whole nation is concerned about preserving the estate’s 18th century features like the Moon and Orbit gardens, its century-old woodland, the estate’s 19th-century Italian garden and elements, a fountain inspired by one at the Villa d'Este, near Rome, and every bit of the structures installed in its surreal grounds.
Now, let’s look closely into the features of the Drenagh House Estate and find out why brides chose this as their Northern Ireland wedding venue and why it has earned 5-star reviews in almost all review websites.
The Moon Garden and Orbit Garden are favourite spots for an outdoor ceremony in the Drenagh House Estate. These gardens date back to the 1960s, showing Chinese and Arts & Crafts influences. The Moon Garden is famous for its thick brick wall with a huge circular hole that lends a view to the estate’s gorgeous woodland. This spot serves as a perfect backdrop for an outdoor wedding. No wonder both the Moon Garden and Orbit Garden are listed as Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest.
Another precious feature of this Northern Ireland wedding venue is its Walled Garden that dates back to the 18th century. In this part of the estate lies a marquee that sits up to 275 guests. Some brides who got married here chose to hold their reception in this marquee because it lends a view of the nature-packed garden. The marquee is a blank canvas that can be designed according to your wishes. It’s also fully equipped with a dance floor and everything you’ll need for a fun-filled party. Meals are fully prepared on site too.
If you’re looking for a safer, indoor option for your ceremony, the Main Hall of the Georgian Mansion House is a perfect choice. It has old brick walls, antique furnishings, and a grand staircase that makes every part of the hall photogenic. It sits up to 120 guests and offers the view of the estate grounds. We consider it as a perfect venue for small weddings since it has a very intimate ambiance, with enough rooms for all parts of the wedding. The mansion house has sufficient areas for the reception and photographic opportunities too. You can use the library, the staircase, and just about any corner of the house for your wedding photos. What’s great about choosing the mansion house for your ceremony is that all parts of the wedding will be held in locations that are just steps away from each other.
If you want a more free-spirited and youthful ceremony, go ahead and hang those buntings and yellow lights somewhere above the estate’s wide open woodland for an outdoor ceremony. The Drenagh House Estate’s rich forest grounds offers a perfect location and backdrop for a festive yet still intimate marriage celebration outdoors. Feel free to design the place as you wish. Add a personal touch to it and enjoy every moment of your big day in this Northern Ireland wedding venue. The whole place is spacious and safe for children too.
Feel like a royalty inside your own mansion with the Drenagh House Estate’s luxurious suites with classy wallpapers and high ceilings. Open up the long drapes of the room’s tall windows and let your eyes feast on the surreal woodland surrounding the estate.
This gorgeous Northern Ireland wedding venue ensures privacy and intimacy by implementing a one wedding per day policy. This means that you can enjoy every bit of this huge estate without worrying about uninvited guests or curious onlookers.
You can also expect nothing less than courteous, friendly, and very helpful staff from the Drenagh House Estate. You can read similar comments in almost all reviews of the mansion, written by brides themselves who got married in this Northern Ireland wedding venue.
If you’ve already fallen in love with the Drenagh House Estate after reading this description, we invite you to check out our Northern Ireland wedding packages to find out how possible you can have your destination wedding here.