Romantic, Timeless and Magical Weddings

Ashford Castle is an idyllic setting for a truly awe-inspiring wedding. This 800-year-old castle has an incredible history, a fairy tale location and was recently voted the Best Hotel in the World.

Having welcomed royalty, heads of state and celebrities, our experienced wedding planners are equipped with all the skills, talent and enthusiasm required to make every moment utterly magical. Ashford Castle is the ultimate wedding destination.

Exclusive Use Weddings at Ashford Castle

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Exclusive Use

Make Ashford Castle truly your own, you can hire the entire estate so it’s exclusively yours. The castle’s 83 bedrooms, suites and Lakeside Hideaway Cottage will accommodate up to 160 guests, allowing you and your wedding party to enjoy the full castle experience without interruption.

Enjoy exclusive use of all restaurants and bars including The George V Dining Room for an unforgettable wedding breakfast, the underground Wine Cellars for a magical pre wedding event or the impressive Oak Hall for a show stopping reception in the heart of the castle.

An exclusive use wedding also offers a range of unforgettable estate activities for you and your guests to enjoy including falconry, equestrian, golf, river cruising, fishing and spa treatments. 

The Ceremony

Hold your ceremony in a local church, in the castle’s elegant Drawing Room or weather permitting, outside in the castle gardens with remarkable views over Lough Corrib and an impressive castle backdrop.

If you would prefer a church wedding, a choice of  churches are located in and around the castle grounds - ideal for you and your guests to move between the ceremony and reception venue. Alternatively, Saint Mary’s Church Cong is located in the village, just a three minute drive from the Ashford Estate.

This beautiful traditional Roman Catholic church is an idyllic location for a wedding. Or, a little further away you’ll find Ballintubber Abbey, founded in 1216 and a 40 minute drive.


Intimate Weddings

For intimate weddings, the beautiful and serene surroundings of Ashford Castle are perfectly suited to small celebrations as well as large lavish affairs. Whether you are opting for a celebration for just the two of you together, or with your nearest and dearest, our dedicated staff will make sure your special moment together is everything you could wish for.

  • Blessings
  • Vow renewals
  • Elegant Connaught and Inglenook rooms are perfect for up to 40 guests
  • Beautiful rooms and bridal suites, or opt for the Hideaway Cottage

Planning the Day

From the flowers to the photography, to the cake and the entertainment, to the order of the day and all of the fine details in between, we will arrange the day you have always dreamed about. The difference is in the detail.

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