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Ashley Park House

Ashley Park House, Ardcroney, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Tipperary
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Ashley Park House is a peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna in the heart of Tipperary, a stones throw from Nenagh. If you are looking for a beautiful exclusive venue, steeped in character offering quality, style and attentive service in the tradition of the Irish country house then it is the perfect setting for your perfect day.

Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal walled gardens, the historic country house provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos, surrounded by lush gardens and gazing over the lake.  With an excellent reputation for hosting weddings over the past 25 years at Ashley Park House we host weddings as if they were for our own family.

Celebrate with an onsite Civil or Humanist ceremony in our stunning Boathouse ceremony room overlooking the lake or else arrive to enjoy your reception after a local church ceremony.

The lakeside pavilion is decorated with sparkling lights, candles and neutral decor to compliment the fabulous views of the floor to ceiling windows out over the sweeping lawn to the lake.  All table settings include quality white linen, Chiavari chairs, crystal wine glasses, fresh garden flowers and Prince Albert crockery to ensure you can arrive relaxed to enjoy your special day.

With on site accommodation available in 40 stylish guest rooms and cottages dotted around the grounds, plus local accommodation a ten minute shuttle bus ride away it means that all guests are nearby.

We have a fantastic team of chefs who prepare delicious meals using as much locally sourced produce as possible and we are justifiably very proud of the quality food offering we provide at Ashley Park House.

Please get in contact via email to arrange a viewing appointment as we would love to prepare a bespoke quotation for your special day.


16 reviews
Quality of service4.8/5
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We had our wedding in Ashley Park on June 8th and honestly the day exceeded all our expectations. The venue has a stunning location on the side of the lake, and has a very relaxing atmosphere. This is complimented by the staff who are so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. They were very accommodating and they were more than willing to stay back and serve us in the marquee for the residents bar and didn't make us feel in any way rushed. So many people have commented on the quality of the food, it really is a step above. All the food is fresh, and the flavours and presentation are excellent. I'm so glad we chose this venue, and we wouldn't have changed a single thing. Our experience with Ashley Park House was very positive, and I would not hesitate in recommending it to any other couples thinking of getting married there.
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Ashley Park was the most wonderful setting for our wedding four weeks ago. We cannot praise the staff and the venue enough. Margaret, Colleen and Lucy were just awesome to deal with, so much so that once we had finalised our date- we had to do very little, they took care of everything. The day itself could not have gone better, we didn't have to worry about a thing all night. We chose the regular package and the staff were brilliant- no one ever had an empty glass, whilst guests keep praising the food that was served. The bridal suite is beautiful and the rooms in the house are huge period bedrooms. The guestrooms in the courtyard are modern, and so comfortable with unserfloor heating. Our photographer was able to catch brilliant shots all around the property.
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Very helpful and willing to oblige ideas that you might have. Relaxed and friendly. Guests made numerous comments on easy it was to check in on the day of the wedding, stress free. Gardens are beautiful.
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From our first visit to Ashley Park House we knew it was the place where we would get married, it offered everything we were looking for - beautiful scenery, amazing food, exclusive use of the venue and stunning spaces for our wedding and reception with space for all of our guests. When we first viewed the ceremony space, it was little more than foundations in the ground but the view was enough for us to decide that was where we would have our ceremony! Living abroad we weren’t able to go to the venue whenever we needed so we relied on a lot of emails and phone calls with the venue. At times this was stressful but you have to put your trust in your chosen suppliers and it was perfect on the day. The business and venue were expanding as we planned and the team has since grown to match! All of our guests are still raving about the food and hospitality they received over our wedding weekend. We were able to take over the venue from Saturday to Monday and throw the biggest party of our lives! Our wedding surpassed our wildest dreams, we’ll look back in years to come and remember what an amazing time we had at Ashley Park House - we look forward to returning to stay for a more understated weekend!
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Margaret and her staff pulled out all the stops on our wedding day. It's such a private, intimate and fairy tale setting and we couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else. We had a spiritual ceremony in the Boathouse and it is such a unique and special venue and nothing else like it in Ireland. The photo opportunities on the grounds are endless, the gardens and lakefront are so beautiful and the option of around and inside the house itself. We loved the whole style of the venue both old and new parts which are so tastefully finished, right down to the choice of crystal glassware and Royal Albert tea set provided for all the wedding guests on the day. We were also really pleased with the menu choices and the food provided throughout the day, they know what they are doing when it comes to their food! As they were developing additional accommodation at the time we did have some uncertainty about the final capacity and some of our guests were disappointed that they didn't get the opportunity to stay there. Overall we would highly recommend Ashley Park for your special day.
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We absolutely loved our day, such a stunning venue and location. It felt like we were in another world completely. We had fabulous weather so we were really able to get the most out of the venue. Food was absolutely delicious. We would love to do it all over again!
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Beautiful and unique venue, fabulous food & wine and plenty of it. Staff very friendly. Margaret and her team were very friendly and accommodating, nothing was a problem. Our guests loved the place. I would highly recommend!
Response from Ashley Park House
I am so pleased to hear you and all your guests enjoyed your wedding. We are looking forward to seeing you for your anniversary. I hope you have a long and happy life together. Kind regards, Margaret
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We found Ashley Park House and owner, Margaret MacKenzie, provided an excellent service and made our day very special for us, our family and guests. She provided great value and very personable service. When and as aspects of our planning changed due to various factors, Ashley Park House was always on hand to assist us. The venue of house, grounds and facilities are truly unique and significantly added to the atmosphere of the day. If we are to look for any fault, it would be that at times some email responses were a little slow. However, this is understandable given the the venue is a small family run operation and not a corporate entity. The family run aspect is one of the benefits of the venue's unique atmosphere and personable service that a corporate orientated venue could never replicate. Recent expansion of the room and stay-over capacity did lead to a slight confusion as the rooms are given names and at time of our planning (and allocating guests to rooms) we were temporarily caught in the old and new room names, but this was resolved. We can not recommend Ashley Park House, Margaret MacKenzie and the amazing staff enough. The food was exceptional and its delivery to all tables was faultless. The whole day went without a hitch including the wedding ceremony in the grounds. We found we did not have to worry about anything on the day. We look forward to being their guests annually on our anniversary.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Karen and Niall, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the day and every one had a wonderful time. We are especially pleased to hear every one enjoyed the food. I will let all the staff here know as they love working with our organic grower to prepare fresh seasonal food. We are looking forward to seeing you on your anniversery. I wish you both a long and happy life together. Kind regards, Margaret
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We recently celebrated our wedding reception in Ashley Park House and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice of venue. We were lucky to have been able to have the place to ourselves for the entire weekend and it really was a special experience. The venue itself is truly amazing with the stunning scenery providing a wonderful backdrop for the day. The lake, walled gardens and jetty provided some amazing photo opportunities which meant we didn’t have to travel long distances for photos and instead enjoy time with friends and family at our drinks reception. In addition to the grounds the house itself is truly magical old world, maintained to the highest standard and with the modern pavilion it really does provide the best of both worlds. The bedrooms were wonderful each with its own unique theme and décor. Anyone who stayed were more than complimentary. There is also a number of recently developed rooms adjacent to the main house which are wonderfully decorated and testament to Margaret’s attention to detail. The pavilion is an amazing venue and can cater for wedding of all sizes up to 280 if memory serves us correctly. We had approximately 130 people and were slightly worried that it may look bare but having seen the venue set up for a wedding of 80 people all concerns were alleviated. The food at Ashley Park really is gorgeous and the one thing guests will not be is hungry! The food is in fact so good we are still receiving positive comments from guests who were so impressed by the quality and quantity. From the canapés which were out of this world right through to the BBQ we could not have asked for better. The menu at Ashley Park is quite expansive so the food tasting was of huge benefit as we were able to try a number of dishes and taste the various wines on offer. It was a really nice evening and really gave us a feel for what Margaret and her team are about. In build up to the wedding Margaret could not have been any more helpful. She always made herself available for calls or visits to the venue and provided recommendations on different ways we could organise the venue. She was definitely a calming influence on us in the run up to the wedding and no request was too big or small for her to help us with. Over the course of the weekend Margaret and her team pulled out all the stops, the attention to detail and attentiveness really made an impression on guests who still comment on how nice the staff were. The staff were on first name basis with most of the guests. Nothing was too much trouble across the entire weekend and everything ran perfectly without any issues. If you are looking for a country house experience we don’t think you will find any that do it better than Margaret and her team.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Laura and Brian, Thank you very much for having chosen Ashley Park House as the location for your wedding. I would also like to thank you for the glowing review and I am delighted you and your families and guests had a great time and we are all especially pleased to hear you enjoyed the food. It was a lovely few days and we really enjoyed having you all here. Thanks again and wishing you both our congratulations, much love, joy and happiness for the future. And I hope you can return on your anniversary. Kind regards, Margaret
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We stumbled upon Ashley Park after traveling the length and breadth of the country looking for the perfect place for our special day. We entered the gate not knowing what to expect and were met with a long avenue enclosed by trees that opened out to the most idyllic setting with Ashley Park House perched on the side of a magnificent lake. As we got closer we noticed the fixed marquee with full glass side looking onto the lake. We were greeted by a cheerful Margaret MacKenzie, the lady of the house who showed us around the house, the adjoining marquee and breath-taking gardens. We were immediately enthralled with the place and its wonderful charm and the sheer enthusiasm of Margaret and her love of the place. After speaking with Margaret it became clear that the place meant a lot to her, and it was clear she had immersed herself in the house to develop it to it’s current splendour and it was clear that this would be ongoing fruit of hard labour with bigger and brighter things to come. Margaret’s pitch was all related to the quality of food and friendly service and she did not disappoint. Our wedding took place on a sunny Saturday in July with the theme of the day being ‘jaysus ye are blessed with the weather’. This allowed us to take full advantage of Ashley Park’s wonderful natural features centred on the lake. Our guests were treated to wonderful lake views while sampling a mixture of traditional and imaginative canapés. It was a very chilled out atmosphere and we had ample time to soak it all in. We then moved to the marquee for the main meal and wedding formalities. It’s worth noting that the marquee itself is absolutely beautiful and decorated very tastefully with no need for any extra decoration. The centre-pieces were lovely fresh flowers and added to the classic feel of the venue. And then there was the food, we went with a choice of starter between salmon and duck salad of which I sampled both. They were delicious and the soup that followed was top class also. Our mains were a choice of beef and sea bass, both of which received rave reviews! And then of course there was the dessert, a choice of Lemon tart or pear and almond tart which were both exquisite. It is a testament to the quality of the food that six months later we are still receiving compliments from friends and family and we are delighted with this. The venue was ideal for the evening part of our wedding, the younger crowd were free to run wild on the dance floor while the more reserved guests could kick back in the snug or even huddle around the fires outside and enjoy the Ashley park for us is a hidden gem that is constantly building as the weeks and months go on, we noticed significant progress running up to our wedding, particularly in relation to the accommodation. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of wedding venue. Our friends, like ourselves are of that age where they are accustomed to the ‘wedding circuit’ and the verdict was unanimous; Ashley park is a top class venue and is something a bit different.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Laura and John, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It was a fantastic wedding and we really enjoyed having you all here. I am delighted you have such a great time and I will share your kind comments with all the staff. They will be so pleased to hear your enjoyed the food (both desserts are my favourite!) We are looking forward to having you back for your anniversary. I hope you have a long and happy life together. Kind regards, Margaret
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I can't say enough good things about Ashley Park - there was no ask too big, and they were so relaxed about anything we wanted to do. The house is beautiful, the setting magical and the food was gorgeous. Definitely a very special venue.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am really pleased you and all your guests enjoyed the day. Everyone here is especially pleased you enjoyed the food as it is such a big part of what we are about here. I hope you have a long and happy life together and we are looking forward to seeing you for your anniversary. Kind regards, Margaret
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We loved every minute of our 3 day stay with Margaret - the venue is beautiful, food was wonderful & staff couldn't have been more helpful- some friends of ours remarked again this weekend gone how good the food was in particular
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Maria and John, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and to help plan such a wonderful day. Having family and friends come together from all over the world to enjoy the home away from home atmosphere at Ashley Park House is what a good wedding is all about. And of course the food - I will let all the staff know you enjoyed the food as they put so much effort into preparing everything fresh here on the day. I hope you can come back on your anniversary. I wish you both a long and happy life together. Kind regards, Margaret
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We held our wedding in August this year at Ashley Park House and, from beginning to end, our experience with Margaret & her team was fantastic. We will always remember our wedding weekend as being truly magical. The setting is enchanting; from the minute you turn into the the driveway, to the house itself, the gardens, gate lodges and the lake. We chose to have an outdoor ceremony to make the most of the beautiful natural surroundings and Margaret & her team pulled out all the stops to make sure the sprinkling of rain didn't detract from our plans. Many of our guests commented on the beautiful setting overlooking the lake & the sun even made an appearance just in time! The pavilion overlooking the lake provided a really unique setting for our wedding dinner. Margaret has thought of all the little details from the entrance area to the chairs through to the chequered dance floor & wonderful planting inside & out. High draped ceilings, chandeliers & a glass wall looking out on to the lake finish off this stunning space. This was the setting for fantastic food, timely & excellent service, followed by late night dancing & general revelry until the wee hours. We could not have asked for more from Margaret & her team. They were attentive, personable & accommodating in every way from the moment we first viewed the venue. We feel that we found a true hidden gem and have no doubt that Ashley Park House is going to be a hugely popular wedding venue in the years to come. While part of us would love it to remain a hidden gem forever, it's simply too good not to share.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Kirstin and Edmund, Thank you so much for having chosen Ashley Park House as the location for your wedding. We loved having you all here and we are delighted you all had a great time. Thank you very much for the review and I will share your feedback with all the team here, they will be delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and the service as they put in such a great effort in preparing everything fresh here on the day. Again, massive congratulations and huge thanks again. I hope to catch up again soon – I hope you can stay on your next anniversary. Kind regards, Margaret
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The venue and its staff are faultless. Beautiful grounds (gardens & lake), lovely bedrooms (each unique, request a room on the 1st floor), relaxed atmosphere, and friendly staff whenever you needed them. Nothing was too much effort and Margaret & co made sure we were relaxed and happy at all times. Margaret, the owner, never seemed stressed, worried, or put out in anyway. She was the perfect host, and also the perfect coordinator in the run-up to the wedding. She was the epitome of relaxed, at least to the guests :) As we had the venue exclusively it felt like being at home but with much nicer surroundings. All our guests loved it, especially those that stayed overnight. Many didn't want to leave and many plan to be back. The food was also so nice and the whole setup is old-style rustic glamour. We were so happy with the venue we chose, and it helped make our wedding very memorable. It looked great in the photos too.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Grainne, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your wedding here and all your friends enjoyed the food. We like to offer the stress free wedding - I am so pleased your guests loved it and didn't want to leave! It did look wonderful in the photos especially the ones by the lake! I wish you and your family all the very best, and I hope you can come back again soon. Kind regards, Margaret
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We hosted our wedding reception in Ashley Park House in September 2015. The peace and old world charm of the house stole our hearts when we first saw it and we knew we had to have our reception there. It was the perfect venue for our sixty guests. The setting of the house beside a lake, the walled gardens and the beauty of the individually designed rooms made the wedding experience one we’ll treasure forever. The food on offer was amazing, all of our guests commented on the quality of food they received and we’ve never seen a better breakfast spread in all our travels! The staff were so friendly and helpful to everyone. Margaret is an amazing lady, we had nothing to worry about on the day as she looked after our every need. We could not fault anything. Ashley Park House has left us with amazing memories and we’d highly recommend it.
Response from Ashley Park House
Thank you very much indeed for having chosen Ashley Park House as the location for your wedding. It was a magical day and we really enjoyed having you all here. I am delighted everyone enjoyed the food and I will share your review with all the gang here. A big congratulations on the news of the new arrival in June! We are looking forward to seeing you sometime soon. Kind regards, Margaret
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We had an absolutely wonderful day. The organisation was smooth and efficient and all our wishes were met. Margaret and the team organised almost everything, which left very little for us to do which was particularly great for us as we live in the UK. The day itself went really smooth. Everything was perfect. Margaret and her team were just wonderful. Ashley park is such a beautiful venue and everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Our guests really enjoyed the day. They loved the venue, the food and the event itself. The food was absolutely delicious. There was a good variety available for when we choose the menu. On the day itself it exceeded our expectations and you could tell that the produce was of very high quality and was very well cooked. We had a lot of really good feedback from our guest regarding the food. Overall it was a wonderful day and we are very glad we choose Ashley Park for our special day.
Response from Ashley Park House
Hi Angie and Salome, I hope you and all your family are keeping well. From all the team here at Ashley Park House I would like to say a huge thank you for the wonderful review. It is a belated thank you from an email point of view. It was lovely to see Regula and Christof at Ashley Park and I have passed on my thanks and best wishes to you both after your wedding. I hope we can catch up when you are next back in Ireland.. I wish you both a long and happy life together. Kind regards, Margaret
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