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Cloghan Castle

Wedding venue

Private Venue, Castle

Co Galway

Capacity Seated: 120

Contact Cloghan Castle
Tel: +353 91 870 102

Please mention when enquiring.

Cloghan Castle

Between Gort and Loughrea, just outside the village of Kilchreest, this fully restored 800 year old castle makes a wonderfully atmospheric venue for a wedding. The castle is available for exclusive self-catering hire only, for a minimum of 24 hours (two days at weekends); the rental charge includes accommodation in seven romantic and luxuriously furnished double bedrooms.

This wedding venues got a selection of caterers that can be recommended and, although wedding arrangements are not made by the castle, they have an extremely detailed guide book to help you along and wedding planners can also be recommended if required. There are four churches nearby for the marriage ceremony - ranging from country churches to a cathedral - and wedding blessings are also possible at the castle, which makes a marvellous setting for photographs too.

The drinks reception can be held in an upstairs Drawing Room where there is a huge open fire - also an ideal spot for general relaxing and unwinding - and the wedding feast is served in a banqueting hall, also with an open fire, which has an authentic medieval atmosphere and looks magnificent when set up for a banquet.

As no food or drink is supplied by the castle, you can bring your own drinks - and it is possible to get a licence transferred from a local bar, who will apply for a bar extension on your behalf.

And, although no champagne reception is offered to the bride and groom on their arrival, they are given a pair of Cloghan Castle champagne glasses as a memento of the occasion - a very nice touch.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 120
Capacity Standing: 150

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Couple

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €varies

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €5,300 for 2 nights
Length of time you have to take it for: 2 days

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €30%

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby
choice of 3 local churches and 1 cathedral

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Distance (km): 10 from each
Time Away: 7 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 32
Time Away: 30 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Distance (km): 200
Time Away: 2.5 hrs

Nearest Station

Distance (km): 18
Time Away: 20 mins


Distance (km): 200
Time Away: 2.5 hrs






Distance (km): 32
Time Away: 30 mins




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Cloghan Castle is situated half way between Gort and Loughrea, 3 miles on the Gort side of the village of Kilchreest

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