Tinakilly House wedding
Vicky and Rory's big day out at Tinakilly House
I have filmed here many times but it was only recently that I learnt where Tinakilly gets its name from – ‘Ti na Coille’ or ‘House of the woods’, which is a gorgeous and apt description. I’m always pleasantly reminded of it’s charm and beauty when I revisit. Located between Ashford and Wicklow town, Tinakilly Country House is restored four star boutique hotel and just a short drive from Dublin.
As you approach the hotel, you’re carried up a picturesque avenue lined with towering oak trees (how good does it look in the sunshine with smiling bride and groom Vicky and Rory whizzing down it in their vintage car!). The views from the hotel are gorgeous – you don’t quite realise how close you are to the sea you are here until you witness the views in person. And to the west you’re greeted by the Wicklow mountains, visible from the House and gardens in the distance.
The landscaped gardens at Tinakilly provide a serene setting for your wedding photos, with plenty of opportunities for beautiful and unique shots. The tranquil surroundings, including views of the Irish Sea, make it an idyllic location for your special day, and an equally ideal location for filming. Whether you are looking for a romantic and intimate setting for your ceremony, or a beautiful background for your photos, the gardens at this venue are sure to impress.
The lawn terraces and woodland walks offer a variety of settings for your photos, meaning you won’t need to leave the estate to capture the perfect shot.
Accommodation at Tinakilly House
Tinakilly House is one of those rare venues that offers both convenience and seclusion. It’s proximity to Dublin is a huge plus when considering the needs of your guests, and yet at the same time it really does feel like a whole other world away. Guests who opt to stay can make use of one of 52 bedrooms, which is generally sufficient for most wedding sizes these days while Wicklow town is a 5 minute drive away with further hotel and B&B options also.
Ceremony options at Tinakilly House
On their day Vicky and Rory had a gorgeous church ceremony at the Kilternan parish church. Kilternan’s ‘Little Blue Church’ close by is another popular church with couples holding their wedding reception at Tinakilly House, it’s a gorgeously, quaint little church nearby in Kilternan village and a great choice for couples who desire a more traditional service. Elsewhere there are churches nearby in Wicklow and Enniskerry.
You can also hold your ceremony on the grounds, a wonderful setting especially in the summertime when the gardens offer a variety of locations to choose from.
On the day we were delighted to work with Gareth from Lima Conlon Photography, Gareth is a great to work with and in huge demand as a Photographer – he recently won IPPVA Wedding Photographer of the Year 2022. Thank you Gareth for the use of your photos!
We are absolutely blown away! We’ve spent the whole weekend watching the videos on repeat. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU! We feel like we’ve relived the whole day again - it’s been unbelievably special to watch the footage back. You captured every moment so perfectly - you are pure magic!
- Vicky and Rory