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Rathmullan House

Wedding venue


Co Donegal

Capacity Seated: 135

Contact Rathmullan House
Tel: +353 74 915 8188

Please mention when enquiring.

Rathmullan House

Donegal has an other-worldliness that is increasingly hard to capture and, although recently extended, the Wheeler family’s gracious early nineteenth century house - set in lovely gardens on the shores of Lough Swilly - retains a laid-back charm and that special sense of place; the beach is only 100 metres from the front door of the hotel and the drinks reception can be held on the lawn, or around open fires in colder weather.

The house is quite grand, with public areas which include three elegant drawing rooms, but it’s not too formal - and there’s a cellar bar with plenty of atmosphere. 

Wedding blessings are not possible here but there are several churches in the immediate area and, depending on the number of guests, you can return to The Gallery Room (seats 80) - a self-contained, elegantly decorated room available for smaller weddings - or The Weeping Elm restaurant (seats 135), a pleasant room that makes the most of its garden outlook and provides a fine setting for Ian Orr’s carefully sourced modern Irish cooking (and the tremendous breakfasts for which Rathmullan is justly famous).

This wedding venues got a choice of several menu styles, including a personalised buffet option and - a generous gesture - complimentary still and sparkling water for all tables. An experienced team at the hotel can look after every aspect of the wedding from making the wedding cake for you, if required, to arranging for helicopters to land in the grounds.

Accommodation ranges from bedrooms of varying size and outlook in the original house and ten very desirable, individually decorated, newer rooms - and there is plenty of other accommodation locally too.

Type of Venue

Function / Ball Room

Venue Capacity

Capacity Seated: 135

Decor Responsibility

Decor - decorated by venue or couples responisibility: Venue

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire
Cost: €1,500

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use
Cost: €1,500 (if 135 + guests)
Length of time you have to take it for: 1 day

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €2,000

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

Distance (km): 25
Time Away: 20 mins

Nearest Airport

City of Derry
Time Away: 45 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Time Away: 1 hr 50 mins

Nearest Station

Time Away: 40 mins


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