Once-in-a-Lifetime Luxury: Weddings at Luttrellstown Castle

The most exciting day of your life demands very special surroundings, and we struggle to think of anywhere that fulfills that brief better than Luttrellstown Castle, located in Dublin 15, just 20 minutes from Dublin city and airport. With magnificent ballrooms, 20 beautifully appointed bedrooms, it’s an historic castle with a striking Gothic facade (one of the very few private-hire castles in the country!), perched on a 567-acre estate with expertly-manicured gardens, it’s the kind of place that you usually only get to experience through TV shows and movies! Although Luttrellstown Castle represents the height of luxury, it still retains a cosy atmosphere, making it perfect for weddings large and – as is becoming increasingly popular – smaller celebrations. Frankly, we’ll take any excuse to fawn over pictures of this venue, so let’s take a look around, shall we?

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The Vibe at Luttrellstown Castle Weddings

 With all the style, splendour and sophistication, Luttrellstown Castle Resort, marries the old and the new with sensitively designed interiors, antiques from bygone eras and an art collection which can both inspire and intrigue. Despite the grandeur of Luttrellstown Castle, the venue still feels intimate – whether you’re having 20 guests or 180 – they’ll feel right at home. Not only will you have the place to yourselves from the moment you arrive, but staff will cater everything to suit your wedding day, from dinner and drinks to activities. There are endless opportunities for wedding portraits, from the expansive private parklands, which include a 20-acre lake and boasts over 300 species of trees and plants, to the light-filled castle itself.

The Space at Luttrellstown Castle

Every last room at Luttrellstown Castle is a showstopper, so you’ll be spoiled for choice when choosing where to have your ceremony, drinks reception, or wedding feast! Whether you go for the castle itself, the 35,000sq ft, three-story alpine lodge-style clubhouse, or a marquee on the lawn, the setting, the scenery, and the service will be second to none. Bursting with wow factor, the Van Stry Ballroom accommodates up to 120 guests for dinner, while the Kentian Room, with its beautiful tapestries and welcoming open fire, can accommodate 60 for dinner or 100 for a ceremony – used together, the two rooms can host a party of 180. Boasting vaulted ceilings and an Italian crystal chandelier, The Gothic Hall can accommodate up to 140 people for a ceremony. The Library and the Inner Hall are too lovely not to use in some way and the grounds are just as impressive – a walk around the walled garden, apple orchard, and arboretum is wonderful in any weather.

And while there is plenty of space for those with extensive guest lists, thanks to the combination of 20 magnificently appointed bedrooms, couples wanting something a little more intimate could also find their perfect space here, and the stunning Kentian Room could make the perfect backdrop. The hotel has lots of experience in looking after parties of up to 45 people, while still spoiling them with the attention, care, and, of course, the five-star service you expect and deserve. With its impressive tapestries and welcoming open fire, this intimate location is the perfect wedding setting whether you’ve five guests or 45.

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The Food & Drinks at Luttrellstown Castle Weddings

As you might imagine, dinner at Luttrellstown Castle is an extravagant and elegant affair, spanning five courses. Influenced by French and Italian cuisine but still unmistakably Irish, the food is a celebration of local ingredients, from lamb to sea bass to wild mushrooms. The team will help you create a bespoke wedding menu from their repertoire of tried-and-tested dishes, and the canapé and evening snack options are just as tempting!

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The Accommodation at Luttrellstown Castle Weddings

Part of the appeal of having your wedding at Luttrellstown Castle is the opportunity to stay in one of their incredible bedrooms, which have got to be among the most luxurious in the country. There are 20 beautiful rooms for you and your bridal party to use, catering for 50 guests in total, each one bright, airy, and uniquely decorated to reflect the elegance and history of the estate. You’ll be spoiled with roaring fireplaces, antique bathtubs, and enchanting views of the gardens – it really is a magical place in which to wake up!

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The Activities at Luttrellstown Castle Weddings

It would almost be a crime to leave Luttrellstown Castle without finding time for a round of golf on the 18-hole championship course. But the options don’t stop there – the venue can arrange a whole host of activities for you and your guests, including archery, falconry, fishing and grass karting. If that all sounds too strenuous after a party, you could also try wine tasting, painting or tai chi. They can even set up lawn games or picnics in summer. It’s easy to see why so many couples book the venue for two or three days, to include a rehearsal dinner and/or an incredible day-two lunch or BBQ.

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An Amazing Wedding Showcase at Luttrellstown Castle

On Saturday, 7th January 2023 from 2-4.30pm you will have a fantastic opportunity to see the castle in all its glory, as Luttrellstown will be hosting an incredible Wedding Showcase where you can meet with the wedding team, experience a tour of the castle and enjoy hot refreshments. On the day, the wedding team will be available to discuss any questions you may have and share their extensive knowledge and experience in how to turn your special day into a real-life fairy tale. However, there are limited spaces, so if you’d like to attend, make sure to register here.

See Luttrellstown Castle for Yourself

The best way to get the full Luttrellstown Castle picture is to visit the Wedding Showcase and talk to those who know it best. Should you require any further information on the Wedding Showcase – or Luttrellstown Castle Resort in general, you can contact Mary, Cathy or Paulina on +353 (0)1 860 9521, or email weddings@luttrellstown.ie.

To learn more about weddings at Luttrellstown Castle, visit luttrellstowncastle.com.