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Durhamstown Castle

Durhamstown Castle, Bohermeen, Co. Meath
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Are you looking for somewhere really different? Durhamstown is certainly that! A seriously old Castle, a great big Barn for feasting & dancing, plus two houses for guest overflow, all opening onto a large restored courtyard. We now even have a ceremony Barn to get married in. Every wedding here is exclusive. Not a marquee or chiavari chair in sight! And it’s only 40 minutes from Dublin, Dublin airport & Ferry port.


You will be treated to laid back luxury allowing you & your guests to make the place your own for the week, the weekend or just one night. Softly upholstered Furniture, great piles of logs for the fires, old original curtains, family portraits, bedrooms with feather duvets and gorgeous views. You really can unwind.

Our staff are friendly & experienced - nothing is too much trouble.


Our food is renowned - prepare to drool on reading the menus! All is ‘fait maison’. Dave gets a depth of flavour that’s quite unique. Our daughter Ruby has trained with Lynda Booth of the Dublin Cookery School and goes from strength to strength! Our commis chef,Trish Duff,has experience in several Wedding venues - they make some team!


The Great Barn will encourage you to get in touch with your inner bohemian, so feel free to hang festival lights, have lovely rustic flower arrangements in the windows & ivy trailing along the wooden beams. We can provide jam jars with broderie anglaise & sparkly tea lights, all set out on hessian runners.

Venue fee; 2.500 


Our new website has menus, photos & reviews

Price: €110 pp

Viewings are on Thursdays . Ring 046 9028045 or email [email protected] 


11 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
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The most used words our guests used to describe our day was “relaxed” and “different” (one guest even described it as “magical”!). I wish I could take the praise but this atmosphere was a true reflection of the owners Sue & Dave. They were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. If you are looking for a rustic reception barn, this one is the genuine article! Aisling looks after the decorating and does an amazing job for adding all those small extra touches that truly transform the space. One word to describe the food "Delicious"! Our wedding day couldn’t have gone any better and I really loved this venue. Overall comments about this venue; country setting with a fantastic rustic reception barn, fantastic food and fantastic owners. Thank you again to everyone at Durhamstown Castle
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We had a fantastic weekend at Durhamstown Castle from start to finish. We were married in the barn as the weather was a wee bit unsettled but managed to do part of the ceremony on the front lawn as well. We had the entire run of the house without any intrusion apart from helpful advice. The food was absolutely perfect as were the hosts Sue and Dave and their staff, no airs or graces, their laid back nature put you right at ease and it was a pleasure to be able to have had our wedding in their beautiful home. We had 120 guests who all sang their praises also, Thanks Sue, Dave, and all your staff GRMMA !
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Durhamstown castle is an amazing venue. The house is eclectic & welcoming and the great barn is a beautiful space to throw a party with old stone walls & wooden roof beams. The grounds of the castle are gorgeous, wonderful old trees, ivy & rustic outbuildings. Dave & Sue are a pleasure to deal with, very welcoming & genuine and Roly the dog would steal your heart! The food on the day was top class. It's not your standard meat & 2 veg fare and was a big part of the reason we had our wedding there. The day went smoothly & we got so many compliments on how fin & relaxed it was. I highly recommend Durhamstown castle as a great venue
Response from Durhamstown Castle
Hi Grace, we’re blushing! And even Roly is blushing! It was such fun hosting your wedding and we’re so glad to have made it memorable for you. Sue, Dave, Ruby & Roly. Woof woof.
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If you are looking for a country chic, relaxed venue this is for you. Sue and her team provide excellent service and welcome you into their home. It was a dream wedding and everyone loved it. My goal for my wedding was to have a very relaxed vibe and more of a weekend family and friends get away marked with a short ceremony! Our expectations were met and then some. Thank you to Sue and Dave for the lifetime of memories
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We had the most perfect wedding, thanks to Sue & Dave and the staff at Durhamstown Castle. Sue & Dave were fantastic throughout the whole process allowing us to have our own unique day. The food was truly amazing, we really had no complaints. We stayed there for the whole weekend with family & friends, enjoying all the castle has to offer. We were really made to feel at home. We can't thank Sue & Dave enough for all they did. Durhamstown Castle is the perfect wedding venue, you really will not be disappointed.
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My husband and I want to say a huge thank you to Sue, Dave and Ruby for the absolute amazing time we had in Durhamstown Castle for our wedding. On first arriving in Durhamstown, we knew that this was the venue for us. We wanted an exclusive venue where both our families could stay the night before the wedding as well as the night of the wedding. From the beautiful grounds, the homely and laid back feel, the unique and quirky bedrooms in the house and the impressive kitchen in the main house, Durhamstown ticked all the boxes. The rustic barn with it's stone walls, beautiful wooden tables and chairs and banqueting style dining created a wonderful and relaxed atmosphere. All our guests had an absolute ball. Also thanks to Emma for helping the day to run seamlessly and to the friendly and helpful staff. We would thoroughly recommend Durhamstown for great food, relaxed atmosphere and a great party.
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We couldn't have picked a better venue to have our very own bespoke wedding. I feel in love with Durhamstown from the moment I drove up the drive way. Our initial plan was to have an intimate wedding ceremony and evening with our immediate family, and a big party later on in the week with our friends but after seeing the barn first hand we just had to make full use of the venue. Dave, Sue & Ruby were very accommodating in letting us decorate the barn and were extremely helpful whenever we need anything. It was a very bespoke wedding and it turned out to be a magical day and night. Literally nothing could have gone better. All the food was incredible, from our dinner in the castle, the evening food for our friends and family, to the gorgeous breakfast in the morning. If you're looking for that bit of magic in your venue I couldn't recommended this place anymore. A special thanks to Dave for preparing 2 bedrooms late into the next morning for our guests that needed a last minute place to stay. He waited hand and foot on us.
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Mahalo to Sue, Dave & Ruby for making our wedding the most memorable and perfect day! Durhamstown Castle was the ideal venue, as it was near Dublin, making it relatively easy for all of our international visitors to locate. A much more authentic experience is provided by the venue than most others we could find. We booked the venue without even seeing it because Sue and Dave were so responsive, flexible and easy going. We wanted a laid back event, that felt more like home when our visitors arrived. They were also able to suggest Annie Byrne from Aislinn Events to help us plan (as we were planning the entire thing out of the country). Fortunately, Annie, Sue & Dave coordinated seamlessly and made the magic happen. The castle itself was perfect for our needs, as it was large enough to house our wedding party for a few days. Sue, Dave, and Ruby made some of the tastiest food in Ireland, plus the presentation and execution were effortless. The great barn held our increased number on the day, and we were able to get 140 people comfortably for dinner and dancing. There is nothing we would change about our wedding, everything was spot on. Communication and service were excellent and the experience was incredibly personalized. We recommend Durhamstown Castle - 10 stars!!
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We are so incredibly happy that we booked Durhamstown Castle for our destination wedding this past July. The venue is even more beautiful in person, just like a fairy-tale. I thought the pictures looked stunning when I started booking everything so far away in Florida, but we were blown away when we came over and saw it for the first time to do a taste testing. Speaking of the food...I still dream about that food. Sue, Dave, and their entire team treated us with great kindness, respect, and patience during the entire process. We felt like family and right at home the instant we walked through that striking doorway. Our guests still bring up what an amazing time they had and how perfectly everything turned out. We would recommend Durhamstown Castle without hesitation and would go back in a heartbeat.
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On first meeting Sue and Dave we were welcomed into the heart of their stunning home with aromas from the castle kitchen that instantly won our hearts. We knew there and then that Durhamstown was for us. We wanted a personal unique stylish wedding where we treated our guests to exceptional food in a beautiful venue steeped in history and culture and truely bespoke along with a stamp of our creative personalities shining through. Sue and Dave are very artistic and creative both in and out of the kitchen so they totally made us feel at home and provided us with that extra inch of flexibility as opposed to most wedding venues who are more restricted and conveyor belt in style - if you are after a truely unique personal wedding then look no further. Durhamstown is a gem of a venue with the old house on site next to the great barn, which was spectacular on our wedding day, set amongst glorious grounds tucked away in Bohermeen. It really is irelands best kept secret for weddings.
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"Thanks Sue and Dave for this wonderful wedding in your stunning castle. For us definitely the best alternative wedding venue in the whole of Ireland and so easy to get to from Dublin ! Less than an hours drive and we were transported to this idyllic setting . The grounds are full of mature trees and the castle itself is full or wonders. Dave , Sue , Ruby and their team are so welcoming and genuine (not to mention the delicious food!) the house has plenty of space to accommodate everyone and we felt so at home and relaxed. If we could we would get married there every year !! Layla and Torsten
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