Slane Castle

Slane Castle, Slane, Co Meath
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Experience Rock, Royalty and Romance at Slane Castle - hosting bespoke Weddings of 15 guests - 200 plus guests.

Tie the Knot amongst memories of Rock'n’Roll Legends and Royalty and Be the King or Queen of your own Castle for the day.

Your entire wedding can take place here on the 1500-acre Slane Castle Estate, from the ceremony itself to a sit-down banquet in our magnificent Gothic Ballroom, Castle Courtyard Marquee or more intimate State Rooms.

You will be greeted on arrival in our impressive Great Hall which is a stunning location for a drinks reception,  with it's fine Doric columns and magnificent plasterwork compete for attention and are beautiful for indoor photos. U2's video for 'Pride (In the Name of Love)' was filmed here so your party can buzz off that rock history in the making.

Ceremonies

Slane Castle offers the beautiful historic Ballroom, sweeping front lawns or a host of more intimate State Rooms for an array of ceremonies including civil ceremonies, humanist blessings and multi-denomination ceremonies. There are also a number of churches located in nearby Slane Village and the local area.

Dining 

The Castle’s unique selection of dining spaces are flexible and suit many different styles depending on your guest list and personal preferences:

Intimate Weddings (15+ guests)

We specialise in Intimate Weddings of 15 guests & above at Slane Castle and would be delighted to tailor a bespoke Intimate Wedding package for you. We have a range of options and spaces available to create your unique day.

Gothic Ballroom Weddings (up to 100 guests)

The amazing Neo-Gothic Ballroom was completed in 1821 for the visit of King George IV. An ideal venue for small, informal, or intimate banquets for up to 100 guests.

Courtyard Marquee Weddings (101-200+ guests)

For larger weddings we arrange an outdoor marquee which caters for 101-200+ guests, located in the Castle Courtyard right next to the Castle itself.

You will still have full use of the Main Floor of the Castle for both your arrival reception & your evening entertainment.

Accommodation

We currently have seven luxury double bedrooms, each designed to their own uniqueness. Expect four-poster beds & sumptuous furnishings hinting at stories and maybe even scandal … The King’s Room, The Earl & Countess… For additional guests, our sister property on the Slane Estate, Rock Farm, offers eco-friendly glamping & holiday homes just across the Boyne river from the Castle, and we have a selection of local B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels we can recommend.

Don’t forget day two! or a night before...

We are delighted to host night before and day after celebrations at the Castle and can tailor custom events to suit your friends & family, from private guided tours of the Castle, Whiskey Tastings & Masterclasses in the world-class Slane Irish Whiskey Distillery, a relaxed BBQ in the Castle Courtyard with fully organic Rock Farm produce, or a formal dinner in one of our State Rooms, we can create a bespoke experience to suit your exact requirements. 

Our most popular option is Browne’s Bar, a cosy room named after the Castle housekeeper, Mary Browne. The bar boasts a fascinating Slane rock concert theme and the memorabilia from 40 years of high profile rock concerts make mesmerising reading. If these walls could talk, they’d tell some stories. It’s no stranger to great live music and jazz sessions into the wee small hours . 

Reviews of Slane Castle

Elle Frances McCoy
5.0
Married on 8th Feb 2024
My husband & I got married at Slane on February 8th. Writing a review means that the moment is largely over and Slane is honestly more than a venue to us (so it took some time). The more I thought about it… the space that a couple chooses to celebrate love, family and friends should be more than a venue. Weddings are painted as this idyllic setting where harps play celebratory music and doves fly in unison over a rainbow’s arch. In reality, weddings are more comparable to a scene in Braveheart. Rivers of tears, bodies everywhere, wardrobe casualties, etc. When you are in the thick of it, you want a team of people that aren’t afraid to help hoist up your Spanx or hold a vodka drink up to your mouth during body tape application.
The Slane Squad had us. The guests raved about the Michelin-level cuisine. The rooms were gorgeous - unique in design and the beds were coma-inducing. The castle as a whole left everyone speechless more than once and trust me that is no small feat with our group. I was escorted out of the dinner/reception space when waves of uncontrollable sobs threatened to remove all of my makeup. I had a sincere, visceral response to how stunning the room was. An entire castle of people dove head first into a pool of 80 Americans and treated every single person like family… rowdy southerners included. Planning a wedding in Ireland while residing in Pennsylvania would have been impossible without Shiyra. This gorgeous blonde, Irish fairy-dream was our right hand and a major link to our sanity. My chest will always swell with gratitude and immense love when I think about Shiyra... I would have been irrevocably lost without her. Eric and I secured the different pieces but it was the magical team at Slane that weaved it all together. Rob was as smooth and tactical as he was handsome. He was a bartender, a widely-favored dance partner, protector and my personal shield from chaos. And Cheryl… stunning Cheryl. She was the exhale when we were bracing ourselves for impact. Cheryl wrapped us in her billowy blanket of calm and left no room for worry. Every person there was kind enough to lie to me when I asked if I looked hungover or if I was being as nutty as a Snickers bar. Our wedding weekend will hold a place in our hearts that even to this second gets us both emotional. It was everything and everything would mean nothing if we didn’t have Slane (pardon the Alicia Keys reference). To Alex & family, Shiyra, Cheryl, Rob and every single staff member, we cannot thank you enough.

We are so honored to call you all friends.

Top tier. Enough five-star ratings to fill a galaxy.
Added 17th Feb 2024
Dee & Adrian
5.0
Married on 25th Nov 2023
We were a COVID couple who were on the verge of cancelling our wedding celebration until we went to a viewing at Slane Castle.

We loved the castle right away; it is a magical venue for any event, especially a wedding. The coordinator, Shiyra, was so helpful and professional; she made the planning so easy for us and kept us on track.

The team at Slane Castle, including Cheryl, the banqueting manager, were so professional and helpful. They easily adapted to last-minute changes leading up to the wedding but also made it so enjoyable for us, beforehand and on the day.

Every guest who attended the wedding told us how much they loved the grandeur of the venue mixed with a lovely, easy-going, welcoming atmosphere. They are still talking about how it was one of the best weddings they had attended.

Slane Castle provided a breathtaking backdrop, with its history and grandeur adding an air of majesty to the event. The castle's accommodations and spaces were absolutely beautiful, and the food and drinks were top quality.

All the staff on duty, from the breakfasts, to the buffet, to the wedding banquet, worked as a team and made sure all our guests were well looked after. A shoutout to the bar and floor staff for all their hard work and to Rob for his amazing dance moves!

Slane Castle didn?t just host our wedding; it enhanced the entire experience, leaving us with memories we will cherish forever. A big thank you to everyone at Slane Castle for making it such a special day.
Added 4th Feb 2024
Laura Donlon
5.0
Married on 3rd Aug 2023
We got married at Slane Castle and we had such a fantastic day and night ! Shiyra and all the staff at Slane Castle were an absolute dream to work with ? nothing was a problem and Shiyra was always readily available whenever we had a query or wanted to change something. The setting was honestly so fabulous both inside the castle and on the grounds? we got some stunning photographs of our day. The food was fantastic and there was plenty of it so no one went hungry? I would 100 percent recommend Slane castle as a wedding venue ? you won?t be disappointed.
Added 9th Aug 2023
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Tom
5.0
Married on 3rd Nov 2022
We had our wedding at Slane Castle in November 2022, and we were so fortunate to have found such an beautiful venue with a truly fantastic wedding team. They really went out of their way to ensure that every detail of our wedding was taken into account. When we had a bit of an unexpected health situation (when most venues probably would have cancelled on us), the wedding team did everything they could to work around the issue and make sure everything ran as smoothly and safely as possible. We ended up having a brilliant celebration and couldn't be happier with our choice of venue.

If you're planning a wedding, we definitely recommend taking a look at Slane Castle. The castle itself is gorgeous, and the wedding team is an absolute pleasure to work with and will look after your every need.
Added 28th Feb 2023
Karen
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2018
We had our rockstar wedding in Slane Castle. An epic night that our guests still rave about!!
Added 23rd Apr 2021
Dee and Eoin
?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
Added 19th Sep 2013
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Kara & Eoghan
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
Added 22nd Jun 2013
Nick & Aedin
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!
Added 15th May 2013
Lynn & John
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 12th May 2012
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Aoife
Thank you, So much for all of your planning & hard work, and for helping us to have the most amazing wedding day.
Added 4th Oct 2011
Mags and Enda
"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!"
Added 8th Feb 2011
Enda & Mags
Thank you so much for all your help, advice and patience.
Added 11th Sep 2010
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Sinead & Brian
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.
Added 4th May 2010
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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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!
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