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Temple House Estate

Temple House Demesne, Ballymote, Co Sligo, Sligo
Reviews (7) 5/5
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Temple House, a beautiful Country House wedding venue set amidst an idyllic 1,000 acre private estate overlooking the lakeside castle of the Knights Templar.

A family home since 1665 makes the atmosphere here especially peaceful and special for weddings. The mansion boasts rooms of grand proportions and grandeur and yet there is a wonderful sense of intimacy too.

You may hold your ceremony here or maybe celebrate with a blessing in the garden, or just make merry. We can welcome intimate gatherings or larger parties. The garden is also well suited for a marquee so the options are endless; the entire setting is quite spectacular.

Food is important here too, taking enormous pride in our reputation. We look for fresh local ingredients and go from there. The sheer size of the house is particularly well suited to a buffet and dance but also provides a beautiful backdrop for a sit-down. Buffet style guests do have tables at which to perch. Up to 160 can be seated or up to 200 can enjoy a buffet in the house. Your guests can mingle, inside or outside; it is all very flexible and relaxed. 

There are just 10 guest bedrooms so exclusivity is essential. A cottage sleeping 8 on the estate plus local hotels and B&Bs offer an easy approach to accommodation. We like the wedding party to take the house for the day prior so that you will enjoy the experience all the more.

No occasions are the same – we know that. Please email or telephone to discuss your specific wedding requirements.

Temple House Estate is a Castle Wedding Venue in County Sligo servicing weddings throughout the local area including Ballymote, Collooney, Ballina, Tubbercurry, Boyle.

Temple House Estate is a idyllic wedding venue that has been part of the hospitality and wedding industry since 1980 specialising in authentic country house parties.


7 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Rachel and Andrew
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 20th Aug 2021
Just a quick update, now that we are back from our honeymoon (and back to reality!). We had the most amazing ceremony and celebrations in Temple House - the venue was just absolutely perfect and we were so lucky the sun even shone for us at the right time! A massive thank you to George for all his help - and the girls were just absolutely wonderful, their service was spectacular. They were so helpful throughout and put such care into even the smallest of details - which didn't go unnoticed. Our families also commented on how lovely all the girls were even to the point of them making the effort to remember individual guests' names. We couldn't have been more impressed. From start to finish - we were on cloud 9 and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location to celebrate our wedding. P.s a major thank you for pulling out all the stops to get the ceremony room finished for our day - you'll hear from the video attached how incredible the acoustics were for the ceremony. The room also looked fantastic - so thank you again for this!
Lisa and DJ
Added 12th Sep 2021
Wedding 24th Jun 2021
We got married in Temple House last month! Roderick was so helpful during our planning stages and always on hand to answer any questions or queries we had. The few days we spent in Temple House will never be equalled. Some of our guests enjoyed clay pigeon shooting and the boating facilities, while others explored the beautiful gardens. The staff were fabulous, they were all so friendly and helpful, going above and beyond to make our day run smoothly. The food was absolutely gorgeous, from Helena’s beautiful baking to Chef Vicki’s amazing canapés and our main meals! Our dream of getting married outside was put at risk by the inclement weather but Roderick was quick to come to the rescue with an alternative plan. The final point to note was how great everyone in Temple House was with our nieces and nephews (aged 4 - 9), they were spoiled and entertained by Roderick and all the staff. We are looking forward to returning! Thank you to all in Temple House for giving us such an amazing unforgettable experience.
Tracy and Mark Sally
Added 10th Dec 2020
Wedding 4th Dec 2020
After a disappointing start to 2020 (having to postpone our large wedding abroad), we came across Temple House Estate. From the get-go Roderick, the host, was so organised and laid back about everything. On first viewing, we got an extensive tour of his home and he very simply put forward many ideas for our big day- we didn't need to look further for the perfect wedding venue. Temple House, is a venue like no other. Initially having invited 100+ to our big day, this was narrowed down to under 25 people which could not have suited Temple House more. The guests arrived and were all wowed by the surroundings and even more by the grand house, Christmas decorations and their rooms. With a small number, we were able to spend the perfect few days all together under one roof. Roderick and the staff could not have done any more, taking a very 'there but not there' approach, making it feel like it was our personal venue but with someone always there to top up a glass or help out if needed. All guests were completely wowed with the term 'unbelievable' floating about a lot! The food was amazing and to say the least no one went hungry! Guests have since commented on the only regret of not being fit to finish all their grub! Temple House, Roderick and the staff (Lorraine notably) were amazing from day one and even with Covid 19 restrictions in place, we were able to have the best wedding we could have imagined! Many family and friends have already spoken of a return visit! To sum up; -amazing food, with a huge selection to cater for everyone. Wine and spirits all top quality. -amazing grounds -amazing bedrooms- clean, comfy beds with views of lake and ruins -amazing staff- they knew the guests by name by the end of the wedding 10/10 would recommend or do it all over again!
Response from Temple House Estate
Tracy, Mark, family and friends. It was a real pleasure. Truly. Thank you.
Carol & Brendan Kelly
Added 5th Jan 2021
Wedding 28th Nov 2020
Thank you to Roderick, Lorraine and team in Temple house for making our wedding day perfect. When we saw Temple House and it’s beautiful surroundings we knew we wanted our wedding to be there. On first meeting Roderick we felt like he had safety as his top priority in light of Covid-19. Planning our day, it was difficult to picture how it would flow with social distancing, masks etc. The Temple House team made sure every safety measure and precaution was taken and everyone felt safe and enjoyed the day. The day itself flowed seamlessly, from getting ready in the morning, then our arrival back after the ceremony to enjoy the celebration. We had so many menu options to choose from for the canapé reception to the main meal itself, each one unique and something to suit every palate. The food did not disappoint, everyone enjoyed it from children to adults.
Response from Temple House Estate
Carol and Brendan Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm pleased that getting the balance right between c19 and a good party worked. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your friends and family. You're all great!
Added 6th Sep 2012
“Thanks again for being such wonderful hosts, and for making our wedding planning so easy and the day so fantastic for us. All of our friends and family have been raving about Temple house since then, and deservedly so, it really is a very special place. Your laid back but attentive approach was perfect for us and we had the most amazing few days."
Added 18th Jul 2012
“Thanks so much again for everything you and the team did to make our day what it was for us which was perfect.”
Added 11th Jun 2012
“Temple House couldn’t have been a better venue, nor could ye have been more help before and on the day!”
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