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Understated Luxury: Incredible Weddings at Tankardstown House

Sun-kissed outdoor weddings, glamorous, glitter-strewn bashes, and cozy winter soirées are all possible at Tankardstown House, a picturesque gem located in Rathkenny, Co. Meath, just 40 minutes from Dublin. This long-established foodie destination, famous for...

Sun-kissed outdoor weddings, glamorous, glitter-strewn bashes, and cozy winter soirées are all possible at Tankardstown House, a picturesque gem located in Rathkenny, Co. Meath, just 40 minutes from Dublin. This long-established foodie destination, famous for its special-occasion fine dining and laid-back Afternoon Tea, offers couples the full run of an 18th-century manor for their special day. Plus, the stunning countryside location guarantees gorgeous photographs.

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The Space at Tankardstown House

At Tankardstown House, weddings are truly ruled by the seasons. During the summer, civil or symbolic ceremonies and drinks receptions can be held in the walled gardens or in the beautiful, light-filled Orangery. For winter weddings, the welcoming fireplaces in the reception rooms in the main house and the Orangery's plush furnishings combine to create a fun and festive atmosphere. The Orangery is an amazing, blank canvas-style space that couples can personalize with flowers, foliage, and favors.

While Tankardstown House is well-known for hosting larger weddings (it can accommodate up to 250 guests), it's also a fabulous choice for more intimate celebrations. The Main House offers a number of reception rooms to choose from, including the Red and Gold Sitting Room and the opulent Drawing Room, in addition to an intimate setting in the Orangery. Even with a small number of guests, the Main House is exclusively yours for your special day.

Reception Room

The Vibe at Tankardstown House

Tankardstown House's 80 acres of magnificent woods, courtyards, walled gardens, and parkland make it a magical wedding venue. But don't let the chandeliers, antique furniture, and gilt-edged mirrors fool you - it's also a pretty relaxed one! The venue's wedding coordinator will be on hand to make sure everything goes to plan, guiding you from the initial viewing right through your wedding day. Moreover, depending on the date of your wedding, they can help you organize a fabulous second-day party. Best of all, since Tankardstown House is exclusively offered for your wedding, it will truly feel like home.

Magical Venue

The Food at Tankardstown House Weddings

Tankardstown House is renowned as a foodie destination. Their team of top chefs has earned countless accolades for their creative approach to classic cuisine. Dinner menus are crafted from high-quality, locally-sourced, seasonal produce, including herbs, salads, and vegetables from the estate's own Kitchen Garden and polytunnels. The wedding dinner at Tankardstown House is always an elaborate affair. If you think your guests can handle it, you can treat them to canapés, a five-course meal, and a late-night supper of nibbles. For pre- or post-wedding meals, there's the award-winning Brabazon Restaurant, which features a lovely private dining space for groups of 35 or more.

Delicious Food

The Accommodation at Tankardstown House

All seven rooms in the Main House are yours for the night of the wedding, and couples even receive complimentary use of the stunning Bridal Suite. Additionally, the Courtyard Cottage Suites, located adjacent to the Main House, can accommodate up to 36 more of your guests. The Lodge, another luxurious accommodation option on the Tankardstown Estate, is just a short walk from the Main House, as well as the newly refurbished Barn and Stables bedrooms. Across all the lavish accommodation options, Tankardstown can host a total of 102 guests onsite, with additional sister properties in the nearby village of Slane that can cater to any additional overnight guests.

The Activities at Tankardstown House Weddings

Tankardstown House's idyllic location in the wild Co. Meath countryside, with its 80 acres of rolling parkland, courtyards, and walled gardens, makes it perfect for cycling, walking, and hiking. However, there's one activity your guests will be talking about for years to come - enjoying a glass of bubbly in the venue's own outdoor hot tub. The venue is also just a five-minute drive from the fabulous Slane Distillery!

The Highlight at Tankardstown House Weddings

Outdoor ceremonies on a sunny day, getting cozy by the fire in one of the gorgeous drawing rooms on a chilly one, and of course, that colorful and indulgent wedding feast. Another perk of getting married at Tankardstown House is the comfortable and spacious Secret Garden Cottage, a private hire getting-ready space located a short walk away from the house, in the Garden Village. Boasting hair and makeup stations, as well as a continental breakfast for up to eight guests with a bottle of Prosecco, it's the perfect place to kickstart your day!

A Dog-Friendly Wedding Venue

If you have a furry member of the family who simply cannot miss out on your special day, you'll be thrilled to hear that Tankardstown House is a dog-friendly wedding venue. Dogs are welcome to stay in the dedicated dog-friendly courtyard cottage suites, and some lucky pups even take part in ceremonies on-site, making for incredibly cute wedding portraits.

An Exciting New Addition Coming in 2024

As another wonderful asset to this fantastic venue, couples set to tie the knot in 2024 and beyond will have a wonderful new ceremony spot at the estate to choose from. With its official name set to be revealed, the all-new dedicated indoor ceremony space at Tankardstown Estate will be repurposed from an existing dwelling on the estate, and its design will mirror the bright and elegant Orangery. Providing a unique setting for wedding ceremonies, the bonus ceremony space is due to be completed by Spring/Summer 2024!

New Ceremony Spot

See Tankardstown House for Yourself at an Incredible Wedding Evening

Does Tankardstown House sound like your dream venue? There are a few ways to get a closer look at this gorgeous location. You can book a private viewing by emailing [email protected] or filling in the online form on their website. Alternatively, you can attend the venue's New Beginnings Wedding Evening on Monday, 8th January 2024, from 5-8 pm. Enjoy some bubbly and canapés while taking in the opulent surrounds of the 18th-century Manor House. The magnificent Orangery will be dressed for a wedding, complete with spectacular chandeliers, romantic florals, and candlelight - the perfect setting for you to enjoy the celebration of a lifetime with your loved ones. Step outside and stroll through the romantic gardens, picture-perfect for your memorable wedding photos or a dreamy outdoor ceremony.

The dedicated wedding team will be on hand to answer any questions and guide you through what will be the most enchanting day of your life. The event is by invitation only, with allocated time slots. So don't wait and email [email protected] as soon as possible to join the guest list.

For more information on weddings at Tankardstown House, visit their website at tankardstown.ie.