Tankardstown House and front lawn on a foggy day

Tankardstown House wedding


Wedding fever at Tankardstown House

We’ve got plenty of reasons for loving weddings at Tankardstown House. First is the venue itself, a gorgeous manor house with beautiful gardens.  Period features, tranquil surroundings and plenty of space to accommodate guests onsite or in nearby Slane village.

It is a beautifully restored 18th-century manor house that offers a serene and peaceful setting for your wedding day. Close enough to Dublin for convenience, but sitting peacefully in the tranquil Boyne valley countryside.

bride and groom at tankardstown house

Kirsti and James at Tankardstown House. Photography by Alexander and Eve

Tankardstown is picture perfect, but what makes this venue consistently incredible is the staff and the welcome. It is something we look forward to on every visit. Service is everything, especially for something as important as your wedding day, and the team here are just the best when it comes to hospitality and making sure your guests are enjoying a day to remember.

With Fran and Tadhg running the show with minimal fuss and plenty of humour you have everything you need for your guests to enjoy a spectacular day. Warm, friendly, but always efficient. Everyone here gets the 5 star treatment, exactly what you would hope for on your wedding day.

Wedding celebrations at Tankardstown House

We had a wonderful day with Kirsti and James last September. Everything from getting ready that morning, to saying ‘I do’, dancing under the stars and partying late into the night.

Even their gorgeous dog got scrubbed up and in on the action, perfectly complimenting the bridal party – I’m sure I caught him on camera smiling to me!

At Tankardstown you’ll enjoy your main reception meal in the Orangery, it’s a bright light filled space that fits 250 guests comfortably.

Getting ready the morning of your wedding

The Secret Garden Cottage is a wonderful addition to Tankardstown House. Located in the Garden Village, this private space provides a superb venue for the wedding party to get ready on the morning of the wedding. The cottage is equipped with hair and make-up stations and can comfortably accommodate up to eight. A continental breakfast with a bottle of Prosecco is also provided to start the day off on a high note!

Wedding Ceremony options at Tankardstown House

At Tankardstown, couples have the option of holding their wedding ceremony either indoors in The Orangery or outdoors in The Walled Garden, to the side of the main house as Kirsti and James did. It is a captivating setting with the Manor House providing a striking background. The garden holds seating for up to 180 guests, we were very lucky with the weather for Kirsti and James and it was a beautifully intimate ceremony.

Bride and Groom during their outdoor wedding ceremony in The Walled Garden at Tankardstown House

Wedding Ceremony in the Walled Garden. Photography by Alexander and Eve

The Orangery is a light-filled, spacious room that boasts elegant decor and garden views, making it a beautiful setting for a romantic indoor ceremony. The venue can comfortably seat up to 250 guests.

Tankardstown House is licensed to hold both civil and humanist ceremonies but for those who prefer an off-site religious ceremony, they will provide a list of nearby churches in the towns of Slane, Monknewtown, Rushwee, Rathkenny, and Rathfeigh.

Food at Tankardstown House

At Tankardstown House, exceptional food is one of the standout features. With a focus on locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients, the venue promises a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Wedding tables set at Tankardstown House

Wedding Day Dinner setting in The Orangery at Tankardstown House. Photography by Alexander and Eve

Much of the food here is served from produce grown on the estate farm, while other ingredients are sourced locally where possible. Special dietary requirements can be met and the kitchen can cater for 100% vegetarian and vegan weddings upon request. There aren’t many venues of this size in Ireland that can meet this requirement. You can take a look at sample menus on their website to see the variety of options available.

Staying at Tankardstown House

At Tankardstown, guests have a variety of luxurious accommodation options to choose from, in total 102 guests can be accommodated on the estate.

  • For the wedding couple, there are seven Manor House rooms that can accommodate up to 14 people, including the Library Suite and the Master Suite.
  • The venue offers seven Courtyard Cottage Suites, situated in the adjacent courtyard, that can sleep up to 44 guests.
  • For larger wedding parties, Tankardstown Lodge offers an additional twenty-two bedrooms.
  • The newly repurposed Barn and Stables offer a further 44 bedrooms.
  • Tankardstown House provides a list of nearby options for those who prefer alternative accommodation, shuttle buses can be arranged.

More info

There are a list of extensive FAQS on the Tankardstown website, but your best bet is to get in touch with their wedding planner to arrange a private viewing.

On the day

Many thanks to Photographers – Alexander & Eve for use of their beautiful photography from Tankardstown House and being super fun to work with on the day.