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Tankardstown House

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath
Reviews (15) 5/5
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Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown House in Slane, Co Meath, comprises 80 acres of magnificent parkland, courtyards, and walled gardens which beautifully enhance the focal point of the estate; an imposing 18th Century Manor House & Orangery. Relaxed grandeur, amazing food, impeccable service and warm hospitality served amid beautiful surroundings will make your dream day extra special.

This magnificent country house becomes exclusively yours for your wedding day. Offering beautifully appointed reception rooms in which to welcome and host guests to a relaxed pre dinner reception of drinks and canapés. Then proceed down the winding staircase to the magnificent Orangery where dining, worthy of its surroundings, will be served with great care and attention to detail. This wonderful bright space is adorned with chandeliers, gilt edged mirrors, crisp white linens and chiavari chairs, offering a seamless link to an outdoor terrace and gardens that lay beyond. When it comes to your Wedding Dinner, Tankardstown will not disappoint. Increasingly known as one of Ireland's Top Foodie Destinations, their award winning culinary team are constantly striving to create new dishes and bring food to the fore at Tankardstown. This is reflected in the great selection of dishes offered on the Wedding Menu which can be tailored to create a unique menu for your special day.

Tankardstown accommodate weddings up to 250 guests, from an intimate family wedding to a larger celebratory party style wedding. Both Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships can be held within the House and when the weather permits, in the Gardens. Every special occasion receives an equal amount of care and consideration from enquiry through the special day to departure down the lime tree avenue of Tankardstown to your new life.


15 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Claire Mcevoy
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 1st Aug 2021
Fabulous venue, staff couldnt have done more, we were all so well taken care of all day
Pádraic & Ally O Dwyer
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 16th Jul 2021
Very happy with everything from start to finish. A special mention to our wedding coordinator Sarah Hamill was fantastic. We would highly recommend Tankardstown House
Laura Moore
Added 28th Oct 2021
Wedding 19th Jun 2021
Our wedding day at Tankardstown was everything we could have ever dreamed of. The house and grounds are immaculate and beautiful, such a lovely backdrop for photos. All the staff were amazing, and especially Emily for all her hard work in the run up to our wedding. The meal was fantastic, everyone is still commenting on it! And even the beautiful cocktails too, the espresso martini is great!
Paula & Stephen
Added 3rd Nov 2021
Wedding 7th Jun 2021
I would highly recommend Tankardstown House for a wedding. We got married in June 2021 and due to Covid were only allowed 25 guests. Tankardstown were so accomodating, even in the months up to the wedding date, Sarah, our wedding planner was in touch often to answer all our questions and offer advice. The day itself was fabulous, and the staff at Tankardstown made the reception so special. It is a very good sign of how professional they are, when a wedding venue that is more used to having 100's of guests at a wedding, can make a wedding with just 25 guests be just magical. We are truly very grateful and will never forget our special day!
Elaine & James Hereward
Added 1st Jan 2020
Wedding 16th Nov 2019
Our wedding at Tankardstown was everything we could have dreamed of and more. From our first viewing when we met the lovely Gillian we instantly fell in love. The venue itself is simply stunning and has to be seen to be believed but what really made our wedding was the level of service we received. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Tankardstown and we truly felt like royalty for the weekend. We had some small babies in the immediate wedding party and the team could not have been more accommodating in ensuring our little ones were looked after. The food was sublime and every guest we have spoken to since the wedding has romanced about their meal and the wonderful time they had on the day. Special thanks to Gillian, Tadgh and Fran who went out of their way to make it a weekend we will never ever forget. We will most definitely be making Tankardstown an annual destination to visit on our anniversary as it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Added 25th Nov 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2019
Tankardstown was the first and only wedding venue we looked at when we started wedding planning. After visiting the venue and speaking with our wedding coordinator, Gillian, we cancelled our other viewings because we knew we had found our perfect venue. The grounds are gorgeous and the house has so many charming areas! We were lucky enough to have an outdoor wedding in the courtyard and it was absolutely stunning. We had an Indian/Irish ceremony and the entire team was so accommodating and helpful in helping us organize the event. Gillian was absolutely amazing during the planning process and all of our requests were met with enthusiasm. We could not be happier with our wedding day and the entire team at Tankardstown went above and beyond to ensure a memorable weekend for us and all of our guests!
Orlaith & Paddy
Added 24th Oct 2019
Wedding 5th Sep 2019
Tankardstown House and all the staff working there are incredible! From the moment we drove through the gates onto the beautiful avenue, we started admiring the immaculately groomed gardens and the elegance of Tankardstown House ahead, we knew this was our ‘wedding venue’! The staff at Tankardstown are wonderful. They exude professionalism on all levels, they were a huge support to us in the build up to our wedding, and ensured that our wedding day ran seamlessly. The venue itself is pure luxury. We loved the intimacy of sharing it with our family, friends and loved ones on our wedding day. Our guests enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in the reception rooms before going to the Orangery where they experienced exquisite culinary delights. The décor, the brightness and warmth of the Orangery allowed our guests to sit back while enjoying our fabulous wedding menu. Everyone soaked up their surroundings on the day and danced the night away! Our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed our wedding, the wonderful hospitality they received from staff and ALL the amazing food they tasted. We can wholeheartedly say that we had the best day of our lives in the intimacy of Tankardstown House with all of our loved ones. It was a truly magical experience and it was all down to all the brilliant staff working there.
Shona Foster
Added 29th Nov 2019
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
We had our special day at Tankardstown House back in August. We are so delighted we chose Tankardstown. It's obviously a gorgeous venue, with a stunning light filled ballroom and an amazing manor house and grounds, but it's the staff at Tankardstown that make it truly special. Our wedding coordinator Holly was on hand to answer every question we had even prior to us booking. In the lead up to the day, all of the staff were so accommodating when we came to visit and show family members around. When the big day finally rolled around the whole team, and especially Holly, Fran and Tadhg made it so so special for us. Fran and Tadhg were there till the last person went to bed and were there again bright and early for breakfast, chatting with all of our guests and genuinely taking an interest in how their night had been. Both of us really enjoy eating out and treating our selves to high quality restaurants, so it was really important to us that the food at our wedding was stand out. Tankardstown didn't disappoint. The food was out of this world, it really is Michelin star quality and we received so many compliments from guests on how gorgeous the food was. Our wedding is such a memorable experience due to the staff at Tankardstown. We have booked a night there over the winter just to relive it all and eat some more of that delicious food.
Added 21st Oct 2019
Wedding 1st Aug 2019
Everything about Tankardstown is just amazing, the grounds, the staff and the food. Our guests are still talking about the venue and the day itself. The team were just fantastic Fran, Tadgh and Sarah made everything so easy and we loved the venue from the minute we set eyes on it. I wish we could do it all over again. We can’t wait to return!! Top class service and venue, it’s just magical!!
Added 23rd Jan 2020
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
We absolutely loved our wedding in Tankardstown and would definitely recommend it to anyone. There are so many positives to mention about the venue (stunning location and venue, fantastic food etc) but the real selling point for me is the staff. We had Sarah as our wedding organiser and she was so helpful throughout the process dealing with the many different questions we had, helping us to plan out the day and made everything run smoothly so that we didn't have to worry about anything. I can't speak highly enough of her. Tadhg was brilliant for all things to do with the food from the tastings right through to the BBQ on the second day, accommodating the food requirements of every guest. A special mention to Fran who was always there to make sure everything was going as planned and making sure everyone was enjoying the day, down to the smallest touches like knowing the names of our nieces and nephews to make sure they were happy with their meals. Overall it was the perfect venue for us where we were able to have an outdoor ceremony in the gardens and enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend with our family and friends.
Colm and Caroline
Added 26th Oct 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
Beautiful venue! We knew from the first viewing that it was exactly what we were looking for. Our wedding planner Sarah was fantastic and made the whole experience stress free. They liased with all our suppliers on the day and ensured everything was set up and ran perfectly. All of our guests complimented on both the quality of food and service from all of the staff. We had a fantastic day and couldn't recommend Tankardstown House enough as a venue for a wedding. The house and gardens are amazing and the friendliness and the professionalism of all the staff really makes this venue perfect.
Ailbhe & Jonathan
Added 18th Oct 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
You won't be disappointed if you choose Tankardstown as your wedding venue. From the moment we met Sarah at the October 2017 open day we knew nothing would top it. We had our wedding May 2019 and booked the entire weekend which was the best decision. There is so much to say I don't even know where to start! The house itself and grounds make for some amazing pictures, we took all of our wedding shots there which saved time and meant we could mingle with guests at the reception. The options for canapes and drinks on arrival are really impressive and plenty of them. Our guests were blown away by the choice they had. The rooms have a real wow factor and you can tell they are well looked after, candles lighting everywhere is a lovely touch. The bedrooms both in the main house and in the guest houses are fantastic, everyone that stayed commented on how lovely they were and it's great to be able to have the entire venue to yourself if you want. The food for the dinner is nothing short of amazing, nobody will be disappointed. One of the hardest choices we had to make was deciding the menu because it was all delicious. The orangery is such a gorgeous room it doesn't need much decorating. We had our BBQ in there on day 2 also. Sarah, Fran, Tadhg and the team in Tankardstown really know how to make your day special, nothing was to much to ask and everyone was so pleasant to deal with.
Lisa Kenna
Added 20th Oct 2019
Wedding 13th Apr 2019
An amazing venue with a fantastic team of people. We couldn’t fault any part of planning our wedding with Tankardstown. 5 stars and beyond without a doubt!
Ciara & Jonathan
Added 19th Sep 2019
Wedding 9th Dec 2016
I recommended Tankardstown House to my cousin who was coming home from USA to get married in Ireland and she was not disappointed and neither was I!!! The ceremony room was beautiful, the food gorgeous and the bedrooms out of this world.
Gaelle & Patrick Purfield
Added 21st May 2015
Wedding 5th Feb 2015
An amazing venue, an amazing staff all round, personal touch and wishes cared for. They made our day just a fantastic experience.
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