wedding couple at loughcrew house

A wedding venue is one of the most important choices (besides your partner, of course!) that will give shape to your big day. Every place, every house will have a different vibe. You can usually feel it as soon as you set foot through the door. As you are looking for your perfect wedding venue consider having a Loughcrew House wedding. It’s unique. It’s different. It might be your perfect vibe. I fell in love with the house as soon as I set foot through the door.

loughchrew house wedding main entrance

The History of Loughcrew House

drawing room at loughchrew house wedding

Just an hour’s drive from Dublin, Loughcrew House in Old Castle, Co. Meath feels like it comes from a different era. Originally home to the Plunkett Family (you can get married at their old church, too!), it was the birthplace of Ireland’s last Saint. St Oliver Plunkett was canonised in 1975 after he’d died a martyr in 1681.

After Oliver Cromwell’s invasion the grounds passed to the Naper family. They built their stately home featuring an impressive Iconic portico. It now goes by the name The Temple of the Rains. It’s those columns that you can see towering at the side of the house today. Loughcrew Estate burnt down 3 times, and after the last fire of 1964. Emily and Charles Naper restored the remaining buildings, turning it into a place of magic.

column portico at loughchrew house wedding venue

Unique Loughcrew House Wedding

 loughchrew house wedding venue banquet hall

Emily is as creative as her ancestors, decorating the house with unique taste and unexpected touches. It’s only fitting that your Lougchrew House wedding will be more full of creativity and personality than in any other venue. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding or a celebration with all your friends and family, the sky is the limit. You have the full run of the venue as you only pay for the hire, the rest of your day is fully up to you. No set ceremony or speeches times, no set menus (you have a choice of caterers), no packages. The day is entirely yours – how amazing is that?

 loughchrew house wedding open courtyard for drinks reception

 loughchrew house wedding bar for guest reception

The courtyard and the Stables Bar is a great setting for your drinks reception that will wow your guests from the start. You then proceed to the elegant Livery Rooms, which can seat up to 140 people for wedding banquet. The beauty of the place is that the partition in the middle allows to turn it into a more intimate setting, so you’ll never feel like the room is too large. If you are planning a larger party the grounds have plenty of space for a marquee.

 loughchrew house wedding table place setting

 loughchrew house wedding venue dinner room

Accommodation for Loughcrew House Wedding

bridal suite four poster bed at loughchrew house wedding

The quirky and unique main house is where Loughcrew really shines – every bedroom is a masterpiece of their own. Besides to the 19th century Bridal Suite, you can sleep up to 30 of your closest friends and family. It’s lovely to enjoy the privacy of the house on your wedding morning and the day before / after. Check out the gallery of the rooms below, you will have a hard time picking your favourite! Imagine having your wedding breakfast in the sunlit drawing room. It’s full of colourful murals, antique mirrors and beautiful furniture. I think it’s a dream come true.

drawing room breakfast room loughchrew house wedding venue

Ceremony at Loughcrew House Wedding

st oliver plunkett church ruins loughchrew house wedding ceremony

The most popular spot for couples to say I Do is the ruins of the desecrated St Oliver Plunkett Church. It’s less than a mile from Loughcrew House. Seating up to 140 guests, the church is an amazing setting. After the ceremony you can escape for some alone time among Loughcrew Estate Gardens. Imagine exchanging your vows in such a historic location – definitely not your traditional church ceremony!

st oliver plunkett church ruins loughchrew house wedding ceremony

loughcrew estate gardens

Loughcrew House Wedding Gallery

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wedding portraits at loughcrew house

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