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Castle Durrow

Wedding venue

Hotel, Country House, Castle

Co Laois

Capacity Seated: 170

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Castle Durrow

This 300-year-old mansion half way between Dublin and Cork has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and, overlooking beautiful terraced gardens to the south, and the River Erkina to the north, it makes a magnificently romantic wedding venues.

There are five local churches to choose from - four Catholic and one Church of Ireland - all are beautiful, ranging from large ornate to small country, and wedding blessings are also possible at Castle Durrow. Wedding receptions are held in a private banqueting hall with French doors that open out on to your own private terrace for the whole evening.

A complete package is offered for the wedding day - this includes food and drink for each guest at €110-130 per person, which allows for 2 drinks on arrival for each guest, canapes, the meal, half a bottle of wine per person with dinner, a toast drink for everyone and an evening buffet for all. In addition, complimentary fresh flowers and personalized chocolate favours are provided to complement your chosen colour scheme, and complimentary menu and wine tasting is available for the bride & groom in the lead up to the big day..

Castle Durrow only caters for a maximum of three weddings a week, so the bridal couple and guests can arrive the day before the wedding and stay the day after it: a barbecue can be held on one of these days and is very popular.

The food at Castle Durrow is delicious,  and guest accommodation - in lovely romantic rooms in the main house, and almost equally impressive ones in a wing that is especially suitable for wedding guests - is discounted for weddings, and there are no restrictions. No wonder this is one of the most desirable wedding venues in Ireland.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Self contained function room with bar and french doors that open out on to private terrace
Capacity Seated: 170
Capacity Standing: 230

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Venue

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €3,500

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available
Midweek Reduction: €10% of package price, along with the bridal suite parents rooms are also complimentary midweek

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby
there are 4 local Catholic Churches with 10 minutes of the estate and also a Church of Ireland at the end of the avenue

2 / 3 Day Programme

We cater for just 3 weddings a week Monday, Thursday and Saturday are the 3 days to allow for guests to come the day before and stay the day after if they wish. Activities such as Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery are available on the grounds. Food options for the day before or after are buffet meal , bbq on back terrace or intimate family dinner.

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome
Red carpet on arrival, + complimentary champagne reception for the bride and groom

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Portlaoise / Kilkenny
Distance (km): 25
Time Away: 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 95
Time Away: 1 hr 40 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Distance (km): 120
Time Away: 2 hrs

Nearest Station

Portlaoise / Kilkenny
Distance (km): 25
Time Away: 20 mins


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M7 from Dublin, take Portlaoise exit onto , N8 Dublin/ Cork Road, through Abbeyleix and the next village is Durrow, past the green on the right hand side.

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19th May 2024
Maeve Maher
This also isnt included anymore: Midweek Reduction: 10% of package price, along with the bridal suite parents rooms are also complimentary midweek
19th May 2024
Maeve Maher
Favours and wedding tasting is also no longer included
19th May 2024
Maeve Maher
This has since gone up to 130-150 a head

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