Weddings at The Lodge at Ashford Castle
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, is a chic and elegant sanctuary just outside the charming village of Cong in the heart of Mayo. The Lodge is situated within the magnificent 350-acre estate of 13th century Ashford Castle, overlooking picturesque Lough Corrib.
Steeped in history, the main house at The Lodge dates back to 1865. It has been fully refurbished to an exceptional standard. With a stunning lakeside setting, splendid gardens, elegant interiors, an abundance of comfortable accommodation, imaginative cuisine and attentive personal service, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the dream destination for your fairytale wedding.
The picturesque lakeside setting of The Lodge provides the perfect backdrop for your special day, with impeccably manicured lawns and terraces for guests to enjoy drinks and canapés amid magnificent scenery for those all-important photographs.
The Harbour Ballroom
Capturing the elegance of the enchanting surroundings, the opulent Harbour Ballroom with its graceful chandeliers and panoramic views of Lough Corrib and Kinlough Woods is guaranteed to enhance the magic of your special day. Available for receptions of up to 186 guests, The Harbour Ballroom also has a private bar and reception area and the option of outdoor seating.
The room features drop-down screens for videos, photography and messages. Your own selection of music for your wedding day can be played through the built-in surround sound system in the room.
The Junior Harbour Ballroom
For more intimate celebrations, The Junior Harbour Ballroom is also available for up to 30 guests and features its own private bar and an outdoor patio area for a drinks reception.
Executive Head Chef Jonathan Keane, originally from Connemara, is the culinary mastermind behind the food offerings at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Voted Best Chef in Connaught at the 2017 Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards, Jonathan was born to cook.
Growing up he was surrounded by inspiring landscape, the finest ingredients and the magic of the sea. He combines local and seasonal produce with innovation to create mouth-watering flavours.
Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships
With a variety of spaces, we can cater for small intimate ceremonies or larger celebrations 7 days a week. We will be happy to advise and assist with your wedding ceremony, so please contact us for more details.
For larger parties, exclusive use is the ideal option for creating a bespoke, private wedding event. Exclusive use packages include 64 luxury guest rooms, for up to 130 guests with full Irish breakfast each morning. Exquisite dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and private access to the Quay Bar, Harbour Bar, gardens and terraces. There is also the option to extend the party by hosting a post wedding celebration such as a BBQ or buffet for guests continuing their stay at The Lodge.
Minimum requirements for booking The Lodge for exclusive use:
– Available for 150-200 guests
– 64 guest bedrooms the day of the wedding
– Venue fee applies (please enquire)
Rooms & Suites
The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers 26 Deluxe Rooms, 12 Superior Deluxe Rooms, 12 Duplex Suites, 8 Quay Suites and 6 Lake View Suites, each of which is individually designed, beautifully furnished, generously proportioned and equipped with the latest technology for your utmost comfort.
Enjoy rich deep pile carpets, super king beds with goose down duvets and pillows, chic modern furniture and the latest flat screen technology. All bathrooms have under floor heating, extra soft towels and luxury toiletries.
The Lake View Suites are the most magnificent rooms at The Lodge, offering sweeping views of Lough Corrib, many with a private terrace or balcony. Some rooms also feature gas fireplaces and in-room baths.
The Beauty Rooms
The Beauty Rooms at The Lodge offer a full range of treatments from bridal make-up to facials, manicures and waxing.
Guests staying at The Lodge can also indulge in a range of Spa treatments at The Spa at Ashford Castle – this award winning Spa features magnificent views across Lough Corrib with beautifully designed interiors and brand new facilities including 5 exceptional treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge.