There is something truly special about getting married in a manor house – be the lord and lady of the manor on your special day in one of these stunning venues
Parkanaur Manor House
Large, rambling and romantic, Parknanaur Manor House, Co. Tyrone is a stately Tudor Revival house that dates back to the early 1600s.
The interior is decorated in Elizabethan style and the building itself is set on beautiful wooded area, home to wild fallow deer. The grounds of Parkanaur Manor House are wild and carefree; they remind us of children’s classic story The Secret Garden, and beg to be explored. A photographer’s dream, the stunning setting provides the perfect platform for outdoor wedding photos.
Licenced to host civil ceremonies, the house can accommodate up to 90 guests in the grand Long Gallery. This can be extended to 120 people when the piano room is opened, and the spectacular Drawing Room can hold up to 75 guests.
Leixlip Manor and Gardens
On arrival you travel up a tree lined path to of the Leixlip Manor and Gardens, the first thing you’ll notice is the quietness and relaxed atmosphere that permeates the venue. Billed as ‘an oasis of calm’ the Kildare venue is actually only a short distance from Dublin.
The venue is licenced to host civil wedding ceremonies. The manor house is set on 29 acres of formal gardens, parkland and mature woodland. The house itself features an original drawing room with high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and crystal chandeliers.
Evening wedding entertainment options available include a midnight barbeque and a pig on a spit.
Faithlegg House House Hotel and Golf Resort
Overlooking the river Suir, Waterford, the Faithlegg House House Hotel and Golf Resort boasts an incredibly scenic location. The 17th Century Georgian House offers a unique wedding venue complete with antique furnishing, open fireplaces with blazing log fires, and colourful period paintings that give visitors a glimpse of times gone by.
The house has 82 bedrooms with 14 of those in the original house featuring ornate four-poster beds. With a spa and golf course there’s plenty for your guests to do if they decide to make a weekend of your celebrations.
Couples are offered an array of options for their wedding day meal, from a picnic on the lawns complete with hay bales, hog roast and bunting, to a barbecue in the club house.
Rathmullan House is a four-star luxury period house hotel set in an idyllic wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly.
Couples can hire a private dining room for up to 60 people, or the whole house which is suitable for 70 to 150 guests (other guests can be accommodated at nearby B&B’s and self-catering chalets).
Each one of the 34 en-suite bedrooms in this Georgian house is different, each with its own individual décor, carefully sourced antiques and art work.
The charm of this Donegal wedding venue coupled with ward-winning food, locally sourced and expertly cooked, make it a popular wedding venue among the locals and further afield.
Palmerstown House Estate
Historic manor house Palmerstown House Estate nestles in the heart of the Kildare countryside, surrounded by meandering lakes, gardens and greenery as far as the eye can see. It’s deceptively rural location is actually only 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin City Centre, making it easily accessible.
The venue adheres to a strict ‘one wedding per day’ policy, whether you are having an intimate gathering or a large wedding party.
Palmerstown House Estate operates an award winning online wedding planning service, known as Moposa. Couples use Moposa to manage the guest list, budget, group guest text message and more.
Clonalis House was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O’Conor Don. The O’Conor family are direct descendants of the last High Kings of Ireland who were also the traditional kings of Connacht. A visit to the venue is like taking a step back in time.
This imposing building has 45 rooms and was built in Victorian Italianate style. Clonalis has been carefully restored over the last decade and guests will find an elegant house with quirky period decor.
Perfect for a very intimate wedding it can only accommodate a wedding group of 20. The bedrooms at Clonalis are luxurious and feature original furnishings with wonderful views over the park and woodlands.
Featured image credit: Parkanaur House Hotel by Barry McQueen