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Ardtara Country House

Wedding venue

Country House

8 Gorteade Road
Upperlands
Maghera
Co Londonderry
BT46 5SA

Capacity Seated: 60

Contact Ardtara Country House
Tel: +44 28 7964 4490

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Ardtara Country House

Ardtara is an elegantly decorated Victorian country house with well-proportioned rooms, antique furnishings and fresh flowers - and, with a choice of churches in the area and wedding blessings possible at Ardtara, it makes a lovely wedding venues. Beautiful, well maintained gardens surround the house and offer plenty of romantic photo opportunities.

A wedding planning service is offered - this involves meeting with the bride and groom to go through the choice of menus (where there is extreme flexibility), and also to discuss the decor and any special requirements, including entertainment, flower arrangements and - an unusual service - decorative ice sculpture.

Any kind of transport can be arranged, including a helicopter and a coach for guests and beauty treatments and hairdressing can be arranged at the house. There is no venue hire charge unless the party wants exclusivity of the house, which costs £800 - in effect it is likely that all eight bedrooms will be taken anyway, and staying in these large, luxuriously furnished bedrooms with king size beds and views of the garden and surrounding countryside will add greatly to the sense of occasion.

The chef at Ardtara enjoys a challenge and, in addition to offering a highly innovative canape buffet (from £20 per person) and a choice of imaginative menus, there is an option of having a gala ceremony of serving whole stuffed suckling pigs, served in English style from mirror trolleys.

The reception is held in different rooms depending on the numbers - the dining room (previously a snooker room and still with the full Victorian skylight and original hunting frieze - and now also with a grand piano) seats up to 70 and there is a private dining room seating 18; for larger numbers a marquee is required, seating up to 140.

The wedding cake can be made for you, and may be served as the final course if ordered in-house.

Ardtara would make an excellent base for a break in this area of natural beauty.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 60
Capacity Standing: 100

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Venue

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €£275-£1,000

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €£1000 - £2000

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby
There are various Churches nearby, many of whom would be willing to perform a wedding service.

2 / 3 Day Programme


Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome
On request

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Maghera
Distance (km): 3
Time Away: 3 mins

Nearest Airport

Belfast International
Distance (km): 40
Time Away: 40 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Larne, Belfast
Distance (km): 50
Time Away: 50 mins

Nearest Station

Belfast
Distance (km): 50
Time Away: 50 mins



Dublin

Distance (km): 195
Time Away: 2.5 hrs

Waterford

Cork

Killarney

Limerick

Galway

Sligo

Belfast

Distance (km): 50
Time Away: 50 mins

Athlone

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Directions

M2 from from Belfast to A6. A29 to Maghera. B75 to Kilrea.

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