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So You Want to Get Married in a Castle?

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One of the very few private castles available to hire in Ireland is the elegant, discreet and luxurious 15th-century Luttrellstown Castle Resort a mere 20 minutes from both Dublin city centre and the airport. Luttrellstown Castle is privacy personified. It is set on 567 acres of parkland, with its own 18-hole championship golf course and the Wicklow Mountains as a backdrop. Inside, it has been restored to its former glory in a carefully curated renovation process. The result is a combination of authentic antique details and artwork, five-star amenities and plenty of stunning settings for weddings. 

Depending on your bridal style, the Castle can cater for intimate weddings of 20 to larger celebrations of up to 180 guests. The Van Stry ballroom is perfect for stylish weddings of up to 180 guests, with floor to ceiling windows and magnificent chandeliers, where the in-house wedding team can organise a feast of gastronomic delights to match the opulent surroundings. 

Alternatively, the Gothic Hall, with its vaulted ceilings and Italian crystal chandelier can accommodate up to 140 people for a ceremony, or the cosy Kentian Suite, with its beautiful tapestries and welcoming open fire, can accommodate 100 guests. 

For a more relaxed but no less idyllic venue, the Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a three-storey alpine-lodge, which overlooks the 18th green of the Castle’s championship golf course and has wonderful views of the Wicklow Mountains. Guests can choose to dine at La Mora Restaurant or the al fresco option of The Millennium Suite, which overlooks a striking, illuminated water feature.  

As the Castle is offered for hire on an exclusive basis, it means many brides-to-be book the castle for two or three days at a time. This allows for a rehearsal dinner the night before, and a more relaxed day after the wedding. There is a host of activities from archery to falconry, which can be organised for guests’ enjoyment. Renovations will be completed by the end of March, when the castle will evolve from a twelve-bedroom to a 20-bedroom wedding experience. The 20 bedrooms will be able to sleep 52 at capacity. For further information and too arrange an appointment with the wedding team, call +353 1 8609600.

www.luttrellstowncastle.com

Luttrellstown Castle Resort, Castleknock, Luttrellstown, Dublin.

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