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Slane Castle

Slane Castle, Slane, Co Meath, Meath
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Royalty, Rock, and Romance at Slane Castle.

Tie the Knot amongst memories of Rock n’Roll Legends and Royalty and Be the King of your own Castle with the exclusive hire of the venue.

Your entire wedding can take place here on Slane Castle Estate, from the ceremony itself to a sit-down banquet in our magnificent ballroom. Exclusive hire of the Castle will give you the ultimate experience, staying in the luxury bedrooms and truly feeling like a fairytale. You can use the full suite of rooms – the entrance hall, elegant morning room, ballroom, dining room and drawing room for your dinner and receptions.

Bespoke weddings are what we do best. Here’s a little about the choices Slane Castle offers:

Our rooms 

Let’s start right inside the main door in the impressive main hallway which is a stunning location for a drinks reception with fine Doric columns and magnificent plasterwork compete for attention and are beautiful for indoor photos. U2s video for Pride (In the Name of Love) was filmed here so your party can buzz off that rock history in the making.

The King George IV Ballroom is a truly remarkable room and one of the finest examples of neo-gothic architecture in the entire country. It’s a circular room with perfect acoustics and a spectacular ornate ceiling and is ideal for an intimate meal (up to 100 guests).

The Gandon Room is a completely different and more modern option for dining, designed in a warm, inviting club style. Accommodating 60 guests, it’s a contemporary alternative within the historic castle. A gracious wedding ceremony in the Ballroom followed by dinner in the Gandon Room is a popular choice for couples.

The Castle Courtyard Marquee

For larger groups of 100 - 200, the Castle Courtyard is the perfect place for a superior marquee, sheltered on all sides and close to the Castle entrance.


We currently have eight luxury double bedrooms, each designed to their own uniqueness. Expect four-poster beds, sumptuous furnishing hint at stories and maybe even scandal … The King’s Room, The Earl & Countess… Alternatively, there are glamping options available on the estate at Rock Farm,  an ecotourism, activity centre and organic farm.

Don’t forget day two!

Extend your day with a day two option and there’s nowhere else quite like Browne’s Bar, a cosy room named after the Castle housekeeper, Mary Browne. The bar boasts a fascinating Slane rock concert theme and the memorabilia from 40 years of high profile rock concerts make mesmerising reading. If these walls could talk, they’d tell some stories. It’s no stranger to great live music and jazz sessions into the wee small hours and is available for private functions up to 40 guests, including the cosy snug. The Gandon Room is the signature restaurant within the castle is inspired by James Gandon, one of the principal architects of the Castle. He also designed the Customs House and the Four Courts in Dublin. An elegant and dramatic room, it has been transformed into a comfortable and glamorous restaurant with Gandon’s original designs for the Castle on display in the bookcase and can accommodate up to 60 guests. Lastly and not forgetting our world-class distillery, Slane Whiskey. Offering private tours and whiskey masterclasses it’s the perfect way to salute your wedding at the Slane Estate. 


12 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 28th Feb 2023
Wedding 3rd Nov 2022
We had our wedding at Slane Castle in November 2022, and we were so fortunate to have found such an beautiful venue with a truly fantastic wedding team. They really went out of their way to ensure that every detail of our wedding was taken into account. When we had a bit of an unexpected health situation (when most venues probably would have cancelled on us), the wedding team did everything they could to work around the issue and make sure everything ran as smoothly and safely as possible. We ended up having a brilliant celebration and couldn't be happier with our choice of venue. If you're planning a wedding, we definitely recommend taking a look at Slane Castle. The castle itself is gorgeous, and the wedding team is an absolute pleasure to work with and will look after your every need.
Added 23rd Apr 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2018
We had our rockstar wedding in Slane Castle. An epic night that our guests still rave about!!
Dee and Eoin
Added 19th Sep 2013
“I cannot believe we have finally made it to the big day, it has been a long time coming! You are truly an inspiration - a venue is only as good as it coordinators and manager and since day one you have given me such confidence that anything is possible and no obstacle is too big in having a wedding that is exactly what you want. I’ll be sad to finish this wedding journey but no doubt we will have amazing memories and gorgeous images of our time in Slane Castle, Lots of Love
Kara & Eoghan
Added 22nd Jun 2013
Just a little note to say thank you so much for all your efforts leading up to and on June 22nd. You were so helpful in making the day run smoothly and we are very grateful for everything you did. Slane Castle was the perfect venue for our special day, and all of our guests can’t speak highly enough about it! With Love
Nick & Aedin
Added 15th May 2013
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our wedding. We really appreciate all the help and organising you did, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Lynn & John
Added 12th May 2012
Thank you so much for all of your hard work leading up to our big day and of course, on the day itself. We don’t know how we could have managed without you.
Added 4th Oct 2011
Thank you, So much for all of your planning & hard work, and for helping us to have the most amazing wedding day.
Mags and Enda
Added 8th Feb 2011
"We had our wedding reception at Slane Castle in September 2010 and it really exceeded all of our expectations. Rhonda was a fantastic help with all of her experience, and was always available to answer any of our questions. The food was of the highest quality, we went for the fillet steak. The venue is unforgettable and makes for a really unique wedding. The castle is exclusive, making the atmosphere intimate - there's no non-guests so everyone interacts really well and gets to know each other. Our guests are still raving about it! Its impressive, but at the same time, it is intimate and special. We had the best day ever at Slane- it was a dream come true!"
Enda & Mags
Added 11th Sep 2010
Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience.
Sinead & Brian
Added 4th May 2010
Rhonda, We wanted to express our gratitude and appreciation for the amazing job you did for our wedding on 13th of March 2010. You made it so easy to plan the wedding as we knew we were in safe hands with you running the show. All of our guests have commented on how fantastic the day was – the castle looking amazing, the food was delicious, every part of the day and evening ran smoothly & seamlessly thanks to you. Both of our mothers were also very appreciative of your help and kindness. We know that Slane Castle LTD will be a great success with you as general manager. You are hard working, professional, thoughtful and great fun. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.
Louise & Brian
Thank you for all your Trojan work on our wedding day. Slane Castle lived up to our expectations and more and you played no small part in making our dreams come true. Thanks again for your kindness and professionalism, you ran some show!
Pia & Steve
Thank you so much for all your help arranging our wedding! We are sure it’s going to be a great and memorable event, and we couldn’t have done it without you. All the best, Warm Regards
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