Married Couple embracing in the Greenhouse at Ashley Park House

Ashley Park House wedding


An exquisite lakeside wedding at Ashley Park House

Ashley Park House is a beautiful 18th century country house sitting on a lakeside estate in Co. Tipperary. It is available to weddings for exclusive rental throughout the year and has become a firm favourite of ours to film at over the last couple of years. The views here are just incredible, the lakeside Ceremony Room being a genuine standout and a big factor in couples deciding to get married here.

Ciara and John had their gorgeous wedding celebration here last summer and it was a joyous occasion. They chose to have a first look – a growing trend among many of our couples who want to stretch out their day a little further.

Bride and Groom and family on their wedding day on the lawn at Ashley Park House

Ciara, John and families at Ashley Park House – photography by Lucy Nuzum

By completing couple and family photo session prior to the ceremony, you gain an extra hour or so to fully enjoy that reception with loved ones.

And when you have Lucy Nuzum as your Wedding Photographer on the day you can further relax because you know those photos are going to be incredible!

Ceremonies at Ashley Park House

You can hold your Civil or Humanist ceremony onsite in the glass fronted Ceremony Room at the lakeside Boathouse in Ashley Park House. Ceremonies here generally start at 3pm.

The glass-fronted Ceremony Room overlooking Lough Ourna offers a breathtaking panorama, making it a truly one-of-a-kind venue. The front windows completely open out on a warm day and offers a clear vista of the water and the picturesque scenery beyond. It wonderfully maximizes the natural light and is just a gorgeous spot to hold your ceremony in.

Bride and Groom kissing outside Ashley Park House with friends in background

Just married – Ciara and John at Ashley Park House – photography by Lucy Nuzum

If you are holding your Ceremony in a nearby church you will be aiming to get back to Ashley Park House before 3.30pm to make the most of the lakeside setting for your reception. Either way a greeting line after your Ceremony works very well in front of the main house on the steps.

Afterwards there are plenty of locations on hand for your couple shoot, the pier in front the Boathouse being an obvious spot, the Walled Garden and other nooks and crannys on the nature reserve to explore. We took our Drone with us on Ciara and John’s shoot and got some beautiful aerial footage.

Wedding celebrations at Ashley Park House

Drinks receptions here generally unfold in front of the house overlooking the lake or inside where there is a full bar. We had a lovely calm day for Ciara and John and their guests were able to make the most of the views with prosecco in hand, exactly as you would have hoped!

The Pavilion Marquee is situated right next to the main House and will seat 280 guests for dinner. It’s a gorgeously fairy lit, illuminated space, with a warm and intimate ambiance. The Marquee is where the dancing takes place, and it also accommodates the bar, which we believe enhances the atmosphere for dancing and craic later on.

Thank you again to Lucy Nuzum for use of her photography for this article – take a look at her wedding photography portfolio for more gorgeous photos and indeed many thanks to Ciara and John for allowing us to share their day here.

Staying at Ashley Park House

With so many accommodation options available on site, Ashley Park House can cater to most wedding sizes. The advantage of having all your guests stay on site for the wedding is that everyone can fully enjoy the celebrations without having to worry about transportation or logistics. It’s definitely the way to go!

  • The Main House: This grand house boasts six luxurious bedrooms for guests to relax in style.
  • The Coach Houses: Located in the central Courtyard, these 31 newly renovated Coach Houses offer a charming and comfortable stay.
  • The Dove Cottages: With one and two bedroom options available, these cottages offer stunning lake-views for guests to enjoy.
  • Gardener’s Cottage: This quaint one bedroom, two storey stone cottage is nestled in the walled garden and offers a peaceful retreat.
  • The Side Cottage: Perfect for families with young children, this cottage provides a home away from home.
  • Castle Lodge: One of two Gate Lodges available, Castle Lodge has 4 en-suite bedrooms and is better suited to younger guests.
  • Lakeview Lodge: The second Gate Lodge available is Lakeview Lodge. Located in the woods with 5 en-suite bedrooms, this lodge offers a tranquil escape surrounded by nature.

With so many varied options available at Ashley Park House, guests are sure to find the perfect place to rest their heads after a day of celebrations.

Wedding prices and information for Ashley Park House

You can find the most up-to-date pricing information from the pricing information page on the Ashley Park website. Pricing generally starts at €125 per person and is based on a 5 course meal (yes the food here is fantastic!). Holding your Ceremony on site in the Boathouse will cost €300. The venue looks for a €500 deposit to secure your date.