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Slane Castle

Slane, Meath
Reviews (11) 5/5
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Slane Castle is the ultimate exclusive, elegant wedding venue which is perfect for the wedding couple who wants their day to be special and unique. You’ll have your own private castle for your own perfect day. Our aim is to make your dream come true as we have for many bridal couples over the years.

Your entire wedding can take place here on Slane Castle Estate, from the ceremony itself to a sumptuous sit-down banquet in our magnificent ballroom. Exclusive hire of the Castle will give you the ultimate experience, staying in the luxury bedrooms and truly feeling like a fairytale king and queen. You can use the full suite of rooms – the entrance hall, elegant morning room, ballroom, dining room and drawing room for your dinner and receptions.

We know all couples are different and we don’t have a formula you have to follow; we’ll sit down with you and work out the best possible plan for you. Bespoke weddings are what we do best. We can host civil ceremonies, humanist blessings and multi-denominational ceremonies. We can recommend trusted suppliers for any wedding needs, whether it’s hair and make up on the big day or photographers and videographers.

Here’s a little about the choices Slane Castle offers:

Our rooms 

Let’s start right inside the main door in the impressive main hallway which is a stunning location for a drinks reception. Two imposing fireplaces, fine Doric columns and magnificent plasterwork compete for attention and are beautiful for indoor photos. Champagne, canapes and your personal taste in music create the perfect atmosphere for your guests. U2s video for Pride (In the Name of Love) was filmed here so your party can buzz off that rock history in the making.

The King George IV Ballroom is a truly remarkable room and one of the finest examples of neo-gothic architecture in the entire country. It’s a circular room with perfect acoustics and a spectacular ornate ceiling and is ideal for an intimate meal (80-100 guests). Originally designed by Thomas Hopper as a library the tall windows allow sunlight to pour through, highlighting the splendour within - including your wedding dress.

The Gandon Room is a completely different and more modern option for dining, designed in a warm, inviting club style. Accommodating 60 guests, it’s a contemporary alternative within the historic castle. A gracious wedding ceremony in the Ballroom followed by dinner in the Gandon Room is a popular choice for couples.

The Castle Courtyard Marquee

For larger groups of 100 - 160, the Castle Courtyard is the perfect place for a superior marquee, sheltered on all sides and close to the Castle entrance.


Our wedding couples often stay with us for a couple of nights, enjoying the regal surroundings on their pre-wedding night. We currently have five luxury double bedrooms and this number will double in July 2022. Expect four-poster beds, sumptuous furnishing and incomparable views. The names of our rooms hint at stories and maybe even delicious scandal … The King’s Room, The Earl & Countess…

Don’t forget the Groom

It’s not all about the bride you know. The groom and groomsmen might find exactly what they’re looking for at Slane Distillery, a world-class working Distillery and state of the art visitor centre. It is located opposite the Castle Courtyard, in a restored 18th century stable yard. Think leather upholstery, rock music memorabilia and incomparable whiskey tasting. It’s ideal as a novel location for photographs too.


11 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 23rd Apr 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2018
We had our rockstar wedding in Slane Castle. An epic night that our guests still rave about!!
Dee and Eoin
Added 19th Sep 2013
“I cannot believe we have finally made it to the big day, it has been a long time coming! You are truly an inspiration - a venue is only as good as it coordinators and manager and since day one you have given me such confidence that anything is possible and no obstacle is too big in having a wedding that is exactly what you want. I’ll be sad to finish this wedding journey but no doubt we will have amazing memories and gorgeous images of our time in Slane Castle, Lots of Love
Kara & Eoghan
Added 22nd Jun 2013
Just a little note to say thank you so much for all your efforts leading up to and on June 22nd. You were so helpful in making the day run smoothly and we are very grateful for everything you did. Slane Castle was the perfect venue for our special day, and all of our guests can’t speak highly enough about it! With Love
Nick & Aedin
Added 15th May 2013
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our wedding. We really appreciate all the help and organising you did, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Lynn & John
Added 12th May 2012
Thank you so much for all of your hard work leading up to our big day and of course, on the day itself. We don’t know how we could have managed without you.
Added 4th Oct 2011
Thank you, So much for all of your planning & hard work, and for helping us to have the most amazing wedding day.
Mags and Enda
Added 8th Feb 2011
"We had our wedding reception at Slane Castle in September 2010 and it really exceeded all of our expectations. Rhonda was a fantastic help with all of her experience, and was always available to answer any of our questions. The food was of the highest quality, we went for the fillet steak. The venue is unforgettable and makes for a really unique wedding. The castle is exclusive, making the atmosphere intimate - there's no non-guests so everyone interacts really well and gets to know each other. Our guests are still raving about it! Its impressive, but at the same time, it is intimate and special. We had the best day ever at Slane- it was a dream come true!"
Enda & Mags
Added 11th Sep 2010
Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience.
Sinead & Brian
Added 4th May 2010
Rhonda, We wanted to express our gratitude and appreciation for the amazing job you did for our wedding on 13th of March 2010. You made it so easy to plan the wedding as we knew we were in safe hands with you running the show. All of our guests have commented on how fantastic the day was – the castle looking amazing, the food was delicious, every part of the day and evening ran smoothly & seamlessly thanks to you. Both of our mothers were also very appreciative of your help and kindness. We know that Slane Castle LTD will be a great success with you as general manager. You are hard working, professional, thoughtful and great fun. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.
Louise & Brian
Thank you for all your Trojan work on our wedding day. Slane Castle lived up to our expectations and more and you played no small part in making our dreams come true. Thanks again for your kindness and professionalism, you ran some show!
Pia & Steve
Thank you so much for all your help arranging our wedding! We are sure it’s going to be a great and memorable event, and we couldn’t have done it without you. All the best, Warm Regards
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