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Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Wedding venue

Hotel, Country House

32 Ardmore Road
Ardmore
Derry
Co Londonderry
BT47 3QP

Capacity Seated: 100 in Function Room; 300 in Marquee

Contact Beech Hill Country House Hotel
Tel: +44 28 7134 9279

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Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Just south of Londonderry, surrounded by 32 acres of peaceful woodland, waterfalls and gardens, this house dates from 1729 and retains many of its original details.

There are plenty of churches to choose from in the area but the hotel is licensed to hold weddings, so you can opt to have the ceremony in the hotel (the Library, once the private chapel of the Skipton family who built the house, makes a fine setting for small numbers) or in the grounds - which also provide romantic settings for photographs.

Proprietor Patsy O’Kane is an hospitable and caring hostess and her ever-growing collection of antiques adds character to the hotel, which includes a comfortably traditional bar and a very pleasing restaurant in what was previously a snooker room - now extending into a conservatory area, it is well-positioned overlooking the gardens and makes a lovely wedding venue for up to 100 guests.

Very small weddings (up to 20) can be hosted in the Library, while medium sized parties (up to 82) can use Skipton Hall which, with its intricate plasterwork, high ceiling and tall windows giving views across the gardens, is the grandest option. A marquee is also possible for larger weddings and, regardless of size, there will only be one wedding taking place at any time.

The wedding venues always taken pride in its good food, and menus are planned in consultation with the bride and groom; a wedding cake service is available, if plenty of notice is given. It is up to the bride and groom to organise extras like special transport, a piper or other special welcome and the band or DJ, but the hotel can make recommendations.

Guest rooms and suites are traditional in style and include a fine bridal suite with a four-poster; no minimum number of rooms must be taken, but the wedding party must stay for 2 nights - an attractive package is offered (see below) and exclusive use of the hotel is possible if all rooms are booked.
 

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room, Marquee

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 100 in Function Room; 300 in Marquee

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Venue

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €£350-3,000

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €POA
Length of time you have to take it for: 1 day

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €£500

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Derry
Distance (km): 2
Time Away: 5 mins

Nearest Airport

Derry City Airport
Distance (km): 8
Time Away: 12 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Belfast
Distance (km): 100

Nearest Station

Derry
Distance (km): 2


Dublin

Distance (km): 180
Time Away: 3 hrs

Waterford

Distance (km): 260
Time Away: 5 hrs

Cork

Distance (km): 550
Time Away: 7 hrs

Killarney

Distance (km): 500
Time Away: 6.5 hrs

Limerick

Distance (km): 450
Time Away: 5.5 hrs

Galway

Distance (km): 300
Time Away: 4 hrs

Sligo

Distance (km): 250
Time Away: 2 hrs

Belfast

Distance (km): 100
Time Away: 1.5 hrs

Athlone

Distance (km): 300
Time Away: 4 hrs

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Directions

Main Londonderry road A6.

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