Bride and Groom kissing in the sunshine outside Tinakilly House

Tinakilly House wedding


Wedding celebrations to remember 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.

Wedding day table setting at The Great Eastern Pavilion at Tinakilly House

The Great Eastern Pavilion at Tinakilly House – Photography by Lima Conlon Photography

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.

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.

For ceremonies on site there are a number if options. Situated on the eastern side of the house, The Halpin Suite presents a blend of Victorian architecture and stunning sea views. This versatile space can accommodate drink receptions, civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests, and intimate dining experiences. The expansive bay windows flood the room with natural light, making it a truly magical setting.

The Brunel Suite, an excellent alternative for civil ceremonies hosting up to 160 guests, is a spacious room with large windows that offer a picturesque view of the lush gardens. The morning after your celebration, the Brunel Suite also serves as the perfect location for a delightful breakfast.

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.

Reception spaces at Tinakilly House

The Great Eastern Pavilion, a truly magnificent space, comfortably hosts up to 300 guests, making it the ideal setting for grand weddings and events. In addition to the impressive main area, there is an on-site bar and a delightful lounge space furnished with plush couches and games. This cozy spot, perfect for a little relaxation, can also be used to set up a photo booth, display your guest book, and showcase your wedding cake.

Located in the west wing of the house, the Asgard Suite once served as the original Drawing Room. This charming space can comfortably entertain up to 35 guests, making it an ideal setting for more intimate gatherings.

The Mizen Room is particularly well-suited for hosting small cocktail parties and private dinners. With the capacity to accommodate up to 20 guests, this quaint space offers an intimate atmosphere for your special occasion.

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.

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.

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