A chic and elegant sanctuary just outside the charming village of Cong, in the heart of Mayo, Ashford Castle is the perfect setting in which to celebrate your special day.
A fairytale location for the beginning of your happy ever after, we promise that your wedding day at Ashford Castle will be everything you have ever imagined and more, right down to the last tiny exquisite detail.
The team at Ashford Castle are no strangers to organising wonderful weddings and our experienced Wedding Planners will assist you in creating a wedding day that is unique to you.
An entirely personal approach, inspired with care and attention will leave you free to relax and soak up every precious moment without a care in the world. Each and every wedding is bespoke, so we ensure every detail and moment of your day is delivered with consummate efficiency, meticulous grace and style.
Remember, “no request too large, no detail too small” so if you have something special in mind, please let us know and we will endeavour to assist in accommodating your request. To help set the scene, below you will find some ideas and suggestions for planning the day's events:
On the Day
A grand arrival at the main entrance of the hotel and photographs
Welcome drinks reception in the Oak Hall and Connaught Room
Ceremony in the Drawing Room
Wedding breakfast in the George ‘V’ Restaurant
First dance in the Oak Hall
Drinks reception and entertainment in the Drawing Room
Welcome Reception – Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres (cold and warm canapes)Menu and wines selection
The Menu is a 4 course set menu with one choice per course:
Starter, Soup, Main Course, Dessert, Tea/Coffee and Petit Fours.
Vegetarian dishes are always available and any other dietary requirements are catered for on a request basis
A carefully curated list of wines are available from the Castle cellars.
We work with a range of talented bakers who can create the all-important wedding cake
Evening supper including specialty sandwiches and Irish classics
We are more than happy to assist with recommendations
We recommend limousine hire with Leonard Chauffeur Drive Tel: 087 – 2358947, or we can assist with arranging a helicopter arrival into the castle grounds
A traditional bagpiper welcome upon arrival
Background music for cocktails and dinner
Dance band and disco
Our suggested contact for all entertainment requirements is Henry McGlade – Tel: 087 – 9358177
Our recommended supplier is TJ Quinn, please ask us for details
We can supply souvenir menus, place cards and a seating plan
Elizabeth Toher is a wonderful local photographer, please ask us for details
Colin Cowie and his team have mastered the art of the wedding planning and regularly assist guests at Ashford Castle. Whether you are seeking a romantic destination get-away experience or a royal wedding of epic proportions, your dreams will become reality.