Today we are showing off some of Ireland’s best, and most charming, country houses. All of these venues are located in breathtaking spots, with gorgeous surroundings! Many of these venues are award-winning and are known for their attention to detail, world-class food and exclusivity. Take a peek at the country houses below…
Kettles Country House Hotel, Dublin | View Profile
Kettles Country House Hotel is an elegant and charming four-star family hotel in Dublin! Their dedicated wedding coordinator and experienced management staff will constantly be on hand to ensure that your day is absolutely perfect. You can expect exquisite surroundings, exceptional service, a team of fine dining chefs, as well as gorgeous rose gardens!
“We had our wedding in Kettles Country House Hotel on the 15th March 2019. We can’t recommend this hotel enough, from initial meeting until the day itself they were excellent to deal with. Elaine and all the staff were so helpful and approachable. Fab venue and all the guests are still talking about the food! We would highly recommend Kettles Country House Hotel to anyone looking to get married there. Thanks again for making our day so special.” – Barbara & Richie O’Driscoll
Ashley Park House, Tipperary | View Profile
Ashley Park House is a peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna in the heart of Tipperary. This beautiful exclusive venue offers quality, style and attentive service and set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal walled gardens.
“We had our wedding reception in October at Ashley Park House. The experience was flawless from start to finish. From the moment we arrived, the reception, the dinner, the food, a fine dining experience, the quality of service, the warmest and most efficient staff and a beautiful setting. We could not have asked for better. Margaret, Lucy and Colette were so amazing to deal with throughout the planning process and replied to all of our queries without delay. People were raving about how amazing the venue was after the wedding and still are one month on. We are so thrilled we chose APH! You guys are amazing!” – Paula
Celbridge Manor Hotel, Kildare | View Profile
Celbridge Manor is one of the most referred wedding venues in Kildare and is known for its quirky, original and vintage theme. Set amongst beautiful grounds and walled garden, the tree-filled driveway and period elegance will surely impress your guests!
“From our initial contact with Celbridge Manor Hotel at a wedding showcase and throughout our planning the team there were always available, responsive, and couldn’t do enough for us. They had excellent advice and suggestions. On the day, the attention to detail was second to none. Thoughtful little touches like re-arranging the seating to ensure that our guests would have a good view of the ceremony did not go unnoticed. The food was delicious. Our guests are still raving about the venue and the day. Celbridge Manor offers so much in terms of locations for photographs, inside and out, and we have nothing but happy memories of our wedding day there. Caroline, Karen and all the team were excellent. We highly recommend Celbridge Manor to other couples!” – John and John
Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford | View Profile
Faithlegg House Hotel offers a unique venue, complete with antique furnishings, open fireplaces, period paintings and a beautifully grand foyer adorned with a magnificent crystal chandelier.
“Special thanks to Linda, Estelle & Suzy in particular and all the staff at Faithlegg Hotel for making our wedding day so memorable in August. The day ran so smoothly and meant that we could really enjoy it. Everyone went above and beyond to make it such a special day for us. The feedback we got from our guests was nothing but high praise & compliments for the wonderful service and drinks, the great venue and friendly service. We would also like to thank all your reservation team for patience and support to make sure everything was in order and ensure complete guest satisfaction. Day 2 was also a great success for us. We would have no hesitation to recommend Faithlegg Hotel as a wonderful venue to have your wedding and knowing there is a fantastic team behind you to ensure you have a very special wedding day.” – Darragh and Sarah
Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Kerry | View Profile
Parknasilla Resort is set in 500 acres of Irish countryside, with sea views, fresh flowers and sub-tropical vegetation. The venue comes with an experienced wedding team, an award-winning restaurant and is exclusively yours!
“AMAZING! You just cannot beat Parknasilla as a wedding venue! They went over and above and took care of every last detail. The service and standard of food is above any wedding venue that I have ever been to. It was like eating in on a table for two not a wedding party of over 150. The entire set up was just fantastic and that is before I can even mention the view and scenery. You are spoiled for choice at Parknasilla – I can’t wait to see my pictures! It really was a magical place to get married. All of my friends are now jealous and can’t stop talking about it. Couldn’t have asked for more!” – Keara
The Red Door Country House, Donegal | View Profile
Nestled among mature trees and landscaped gardens, The Red Door Country House stands proudly on the banks of Lough Swilly in the historic village of Fahan. This exclusive setting offers unrivaled scenery and fantastic variation in colour every season as well as the warmest hospitality and award-winning food.
“Such a beautiful place to get married. We had an outdoor ceremony there and had the reception there also. The food and service was excellent from start to finish They really went above and beyond to make our day so special.” – Ramona
Woodhill House, Donegal | View Profile
Woodhill House is a registered wedding venue for civil ceremonies and can provide an intimate setting for both the ceremony and reception. Their beautiful old walled garden also provides a unique backdrop for wedding photographs!
“We stayed in one of the cottage houses. Only stayed for one night in Ardara but it really marked a high point on our trip through Donegal. The decor was excellent and once we turned on the radiator, the room was warm. Had a lovely bath. Especially happy with the dinner which was super tasty. We had chicken supreme and lamb for main course. There was loads of food, three different kind of potatoes, chips, roasted and mashed. Loads of veggies and chicken and lamb was super tasty.”
This historic heritage house and elegant grounds offer a grand, yet intimate space for small weddings. Clone House is best known for small weddings of 20 – 60 guests, and their beautiful, cosy setting is perfect!
Firmount House, Kildare | View Profile
Nestled in the heart of the Kildare countryside is one of Ireland’s coolest rental homes. This new private country retreat can cater exclusively for a magical wedding of up to 120 guests!
“I remember being very emotional walking around and exploring the beautiful rooms upstairs. The house has been so lovingly restored. Eilin and Henry have put so much love and time into the building and it shows at every turn and in every room. Its an incredibly versatile space, and you can have the ceremony in one of two rooms or out in the beautiful grounds. With 7 stunning bedrooms you can have whomever you want in the house with you. Eilin, David, and Henry were kind, attentive and quick to respond throughout the entire time before our wedding. Firmount was the perfect place for us, the perfect escape from the ordinary, and its a time we will treasure.” – Caoimhe
Errigal Country House Hotel, Cavan | View Profile
Errigal Country House Hotel is nestled amongst the drumlins of County Cavan in the heart of the Irish lakelands. This 18th century house has been lovingly refurbished and has become one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country.
“We had our wedding in Errigal Country House Hotel in August. I could not recommend this hotel and its wonderful staff enough. The attention to detail was second to none. The food, service, rooms, everything was exceptional. Nothing was a problem. I cannot thank Niall and his staff for helping us have the most perfect day. Thanks so much!” – Amanda
Racket Hall Country House, Tipperary | View Profile
Racket Hall Country House Hotel is a lovely, central venue where families and friends come from all across Ireland. This exclusive and romantic country house provides packages to suit your individual requirements and budget.
“Great experience with Racket Hall. Food was excellent. Got so many compliments from our guests on the food. And no shortage of it! Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere for our wedding of 85 guests.” – Veronica and Diarmaid
Springfort Hall Hotel and Country House, Cork | View Profile
A charming 18th century country house nestled in quiet woods on an estate dating back to 1169. Wedding guests will receive a meal and overall experience that is unparalleled and the beautiful gardens are ideal for photographs.
“Overall you could not pass Springfort Hall. The venue food staff went above and beyond. Great value for money. Paul and Amy could not have done any more for us. The garden reception was magical. We will never forget it. Anything we asked wasn’t a big deal and they made us feel so at home in this beautiful country house.” – Norma and Willie
The Avon is one of Ireland’s latest and most current wedding venues, known for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Wicklow Mountains.
“We are back in the land of the living and just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for such an amazing day!! from start to finish we were looked after – Geraldine kept my nerves in check right up until the day before the wedding where Laura took over and went out of her way to make sure we were all ok, Jacob outdone himself with the food which people are still raving about! All of the staff throughout the day were like busy little bees looking after us and we can’t thank you all enough, its a day we will never forget so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” – Niamh & Anne
Cloughjordan House, Tipperary | View Profile
Cloughjordan House is a beautiful 800-year-old country house wedding venue in Co. Tipperary. Nestled within 8 acres of sweeping lawns and ancient trees we offer a charming and intimate setting which is exclusively yours for your wedding day. The house is perfect for couples looking for a relaxed and informal venue for a real ‘house-party’ wedding in Ireland.
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