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Tankardstown House

Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath
Reviews (24) 5/5
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Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown House in Slane, Co Meath, comprises 80 acres of magnificent parkland, courtyards, and walled gardens which beautifully enhance the focal point of the estate; an imposing 18th Century Manor House & Orangery. Relaxed grandeur, amazing food, impeccable service and warm hospitality served amid beautiful surroundings will make your dream day extra special.

This magnificent country house becomes exclusively yours for your wedding day. Offering beautifully appointed reception rooms in which to welcome and host guests to a relaxed pre dinner reception of drinks and canapés. Then proceed down the winding staircase to the magnificent Orangery where dining, worthy of its surroundings, will be served with great care and attention to detail. This wonderful bright space is adorned with chandeliers, gilt edged mirrors, crisp white linens and chiavari chairs, offering a seamless link to an outdoor terrace and gardens that lay beyond. When it comes to your Wedding Dinner, Tankardstown will not disappoint. Increasingly known as one of Ireland's Top Foodie Destinations, their award winning culinary team are constantly striving to create new dishes and bring food to the fore at Tankardstown. This is reflected in the great selection of dishes offered on the Wedding Menu which can be tailored to create a unique menu for your special day.

Tankardstown accommodate weddings up to 250 guests, from an intimate family wedding to a larger celebratory party style wedding. Both Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships can be held within the House and when the weather permits, in the Gardens. Every special occasion receives an equal amount of care and consideration from enquiry through the special day to departure down the lime tree avenue of Tankardstown to your new life.


24 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Kathy McKeever
Added 24th Apr 2023
Wedding 4th Mar 2023
Tankardstown is such a magical place, the venue, the food, the staff, everything is exceptional. They couldn’t of made our day any better, all our guests felt the same way. Wish we could do it all over again! Thank you so so much to Sarah, Fran and all the team!
Response from Tankardstown House
Hi Kathy, thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to host your wedding at Tankardstown House and we are thrilled you found all aspects of the day exceptional. That is what we aim to achieve. Our congratulations once again to yourself and Jason, and we hope to welcome you to Tankardstown again soon. Kindest Regards, Tadhg Carolan.
Added 29th Mar 2023
Wedding 17th Feb 2023
The dream wedding location. We had our ceremony and reception here. It was amazing from start to finish. The decor, the surrounding, the set up, the food, the rooms for guests, the bar... Everything was more than we could have expected for our wedding day. Fabulous, classy, luxury venue.
Response from Tankardstown House
Hi Aoife, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It was a pleasure to host your wedding at Tankardstown House and we are thrilled to hear you were happy with all aspects of the day. Our congratulations once again to yourself and Tristan, and we hope to welcome you to Tankardstown again soon. Kindest Regards, Tadhg Carolan.
Added 15th Mar 2023
Wedding 12th Nov 2022
Tankardstown was our immediate choice as soon as we got engaged. A stunning venue, the most friendly staff and amazing food, our guests were so impressed and we had the best day, We dealt with Gillian on the run up to the day who was so helpful and made recommendations for the day to run smooth. Fran on the day was was again so helpful and great fun, I had heard from others about how great he was and he lived up to the hype! Wish we could do it all again and can’t wait to return soon for a night away or hopefully another wedding!
Response from Tankardstown House
Hi Niamh, thank you for very kind review. It was a pleasure to host your wedding day at Tankardstown and I am thrilled you and your guests had a wonderful day. I will be sure to share your praise with Gillian, Fran and all the team. We look forward to welcoming you both to Tankardstown again soon. Kindest Regards, Tadhg Carolan
Alyssa & James, New York, USA
Added 9th Aug 2022
Wedding 26th Jul 2022
We had been planning our wedding with tankardstown since 2019, the pandemic pushed it out two years. From the very beginning, we worked with Sarah who was nothing but professional, responsive, detail oriented, and so friendly. Once it got closer to the wedding, Sarah allowed me to go through every detail with her, there were a ton of emails back and forth and zoom calls. She made the entire experience very positive and was easy to work with. Again, we live in New York and have never been to Ireland, let alone to the venue. Some people thought we were crazy. I also have a disabled father who is in a wheelchair that needed very specific accommodations. When we arrived at tankardstown, we were in complete awe of the beauty. The grounds were just exceptional. The staff immediately greeted us and started helping us with our bags. Our party was the only one on site and we all arrived from New York, on one bus, at one time, 53 of us. All of the staff was so friendly and helpful. They handled my father’s accommodations beautifully and I couldn’t be more thankful. He was driven from the house to the Barbazon every time and stayed in the library suite since it’s on the main floor. The other accommodations were also so beautiful and comfortable. Our guests stayed in the main house, the cottages, the barn, and the stables, all stunning and comfortable. The bridal suite was stunning, I felt like a princess. One of my biggest concerns was the food…we are Italians from New York. I have to say, the food was delicious. I mean, we have been to so many weddings and you rarely ever remember the food. But our guests could not stop talking about the food. We had our rehearsal dinner in the Barbazon and it was just perfect. Everything completely exceeded our expectations. I’m sad that it’s over and I hope to visit the venue one day again. Fran also gets a special shout out, he’s the man. The late night food was also so good and came out at the perfect time. I can’t say enough good things about the venue, staff, food, and our experience!!
Stephanie Gollogly
Added 1st Aug 2022
Wedding 8th Jul 2022
We got married last month in Tankardstown House and honestly, we can not fault a single thing - the staff are all so lovely and always went out of their way to help. Sarah, the wedding coordinator was a dream to work with and made everything run so smoothly, nothing was too much of an ask, and she was so understanding!! Communication was always very good! Fran and Des were there on hand on the day to help too - again, they made sure everything went to plan and were two gentlemen from start to finish. The food was so good, everyone commented on how amazing it was!! We cannot wait to come and visit again, whether that is to stay overnight or dine at the Brabazon restaurant.
Response from Tankardstown House
Hi Stephanie & Ciaran, thank you ever so much for taking the time to leave us this very kind review. Thank you for your praiseful comments on our venue, team and food, it mean so much to us to know you all had such an amazing day. Once again, our very best wishes to yourself and Ciaran, and we look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Kindest Regards, Tadhg Carolan
Added 9th Nov 2022
Wedding 27th Jun 2022
Tankardstown was an absolute dream of a wedding venue! We originally booked the venue during COVID, having only seen parts over zoom. When we finally had a chance to see the venue in person, we were blown away! Planning the wedding from abroad was also challenging, but wedding support team was excellent and so flexible! We couldn't have asked for a better team. The wedding day was absolutely amazing, and we are still in awe of the amazing job Tankardstown did. Every single detail was done perfectly, the food was amazing, the drinks were great, and a special shout-out to Fran, who was an absolute star! Literally there to help with every little request and detail! We cannot thank the team at Tankardstown enough. It truly was the most magically venue, with guests will talking about what a dream it was!
Added 3rd Aug 2022
Wedding 5th Dec 2021
Tankardstown House is an amazing venue for any couple. Organising a wedding during COVID was really challenging and the only constant was the team at Tankardstown House. They were extremely responsive and supportive to any query or suggestion and made you feel at ease from the moment you booked. The main feedback I have received from my wedding guest was the wedding felt like it has been hosted by a family, all the staff were extremely inviting and kind and became part of the wedding. I truly cannot thank the team at Tankardstown House enough for everything they have done and how special they made our day.
Response from Tankardstown House
Hi Emily, thank you so much for this lovely review. We are thrilled we could support you in planning such a wonderful day. Thank you for your kind comments on our venue and staff, and from all the team we wish yourself and Prabhy a lifetime of love and happiness. Kindest Regards, Tadhg Carolan
Claire Mcevoy
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 1st Aug 2021
Fabulous venue, staff couldnt have done more, we were all so well taken care of all day
Pádraic & Ally O Dwyer
Added 11th Oct 2021
Wedding 16th Jul 2021
Very happy with everything from start to finish. A special mention to our wedding coordinator Sarah Hamill was fantastic. We would highly recommend Tankardstown House
Laura Moore
Added 28th Oct 2021
Wedding 19th Jun 2021
Our wedding day at Tankardstown was everything we could have ever dreamed of. The house and grounds are immaculate and beautiful, such a lovely backdrop for photos. All the staff were amazing, and especially Emily for all her hard work in the run up to our wedding. The meal was fantastic, everyone is still commenting on it! And even the beautiful cocktails too, the espresso martini is great!
Paula & Stephen
Added 3rd Nov 2021
Wedding 7th Jun 2021
I would highly recommend Tankardstown House for a wedding. We got married in June 2021 and due to Covid were only allowed 25 guests. Tankardstown were so accomodating, even in the months up to the wedding date, Sarah, our wedding planner was in touch often to answer all our questions and offer advice. The day itself was fabulous, and the staff at Tankardstown made the reception so special. It is a very good sign of how professional they are, when a wedding venue that is more used to having 100's of guests at a wedding, can make a wedding with just 25 guests be just magical. We are truly very grateful and will never forget our special day!
Added 27th Feb 2020
Wedding 30th Dec 2019
Genuinely couldn’t have asked for a more amazing venue From the grounds the rooms the staff the food and the atmosphere it was truly the most fantastic experience
Elaine & James Hereward
Added 1st Jan 2020
Wedding 16th Nov 2019
Our wedding at Tankardstown was everything we could have dreamed of and more. From our first viewing when we met the lovely Gillian we instantly fell in love. The venue itself is simply stunning and has to be seen to be believed but what really made our wedding was the level of service we received. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Tankardstown and we truly felt like royalty for the weekend. We had some small babies in the immediate wedding party and the team could not have been more accommodating in ensuring our little ones were looked after. The food was sublime and every guest we have spoken to since the wedding has romanced about their meal and the wonderful time they had on the day. Special thanks to Gillian, Tadgh and Fran who went out of their way to make it a weekend we will never ever forget. We will most definitely be making Tankardstown an annual destination to visit on our anniversary as it will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Added 28th Feb 2020
Wedding 9th Nov 2019
I couldn't fault the service provided to us by the whole team at Tankardstown House. The food, service, wine selection was impeccable and the lengths they went to accommodate our requests were fabulous. Their recommended list of suppliers were excellent also. The only thing I would say to future couples is not to sweat the small stuff and little nick nack wedding trends... Tankardstown is a top class venue and doesn't require any décor really. If you want to add an extra, my advice would be to throw some money behind the bar! Also trust the team, I am an overly organised person and felt I didn't have enough contact with the team, however from 4 months out they are ready day and night to meet any requests and guide you through your day! Huge shout out from us to Holly and Sarah Jane, they made our life so easy! Also if you can try to go to the open nights they host even if you have booked! They let you get excited about your day and you really get a feel for it!!
Added 25th Nov 2019
Wedding 14th Sep 2019
Tankardstown was the first and only wedding venue we looked at when we started wedding planning. After visiting the venue and speaking with our wedding coordinator, Gillian, we cancelled our other viewings because we knew we had found our perfect venue. The grounds are gorgeous and the house has so many charming areas! We were lucky enough to have an outdoor wedding in the courtyard and it was absolutely stunning. We had an Indian/Irish ceremony and the entire team was so accommodating and helpful in helping us organize the event. Gillian was absolutely amazing during the planning process and all of our requests were met with enthusiasm. We could not be happier with our wedding day and the entire team at Tankardstown went above and beyond to ensure a memorable weekend for us and all of our guests!
Orlaith & Paddy
Added 24th Oct 2019
Wedding 5th Sep 2019
Tankardstown House and all the staff working there are incredible! From the moment we drove through the gates onto the beautiful avenue, we started admiring the immaculately groomed gardens and the elegance of Tankardstown House ahead, we knew this was our ‘wedding venue’! The staff at Tankardstown are wonderful. They exude professionalism on all levels, they were a huge support to us in the build up to our wedding, and ensured that our wedding day ran seamlessly. The venue itself is pure luxury. We loved the intimacy of sharing it with our family, friends and loved ones on our wedding day. Our guests enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in the reception rooms before going to the Orangery where they experienced exquisite culinary delights. The décor, the brightness and warmth of the Orangery allowed our guests to sit back while enjoying our fabulous wedding menu. Everyone soaked up their surroundings on the day and danced the night away! Our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed our wedding, the wonderful hospitality they received from staff and ALL the amazing food they tasted. We can wholeheartedly say that we had the best day of our lives in the intimacy of Tankardstown House with all of our loved ones. It was a truly magical experience and it was all down to all the brilliant staff working there.
Shona Foster
Added 29th Nov 2019
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
We had our special day at Tankardstown House back in August. We are so delighted we chose Tankardstown. It's obviously a gorgeous venue, with a stunning light filled ballroom and an amazing manor house and grounds, but it's the staff at Tankardstown that make it truly special. Our wedding coordinator Holly was on hand to answer every question we had even prior to us booking. In the lead up to the day, all of the staff were so accommodating when we came to visit and show family members around. When the big day finally rolled around the whole team, and especially Holly, Fran and Tadhg made it so so special for us. Fran and Tadhg were there till the last person went to bed and were there again bright and early for breakfast, chatting with all of our guests and genuinely taking an interest in how their night had been. Both of us really enjoy eating out and treating our selves to high quality restaurants, so it was really important to us that the food at our wedding was stand out. Tankardstown didn't disappoint. The food was out of this world, it really is Michelin star quality and we received so many compliments from guests on how gorgeous the food was. Our wedding is such a memorable experience due to the staff at Tankardstown. We have booked a night there over the winter just to relive it all and eat some more of that delicious food.
Added 21st Oct 2019
Wedding 1st Aug 2019
Everything about Tankardstown is just amazing, the grounds, the staff and the food. Our guests are still talking about the venue and the day itself. The team were just fantastic Fran, Tadgh and Sarah made everything so easy and we loved the venue from the minute we set eyes on it. I wish we could do it all over again. We can’t wait to return!! Top class service and venue, it’s just magical!!
Added 23rd Jan 2020
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
We absolutely loved our wedding in Tankardstown and would definitely recommend it to anyone. There are so many positives to mention about the venue (stunning location and venue, fantastic food etc) but the real selling point for me is the staff. We had Sarah as our wedding organiser and she was so helpful throughout the process dealing with the many different questions we had, helping us to plan out the day and made everything run smoothly so that we didn't have to worry about anything. I can't speak highly enough of her. Tadhg was brilliant for all things to do with the food from the tastings right through to the BBQ on the second day, accommodating the food requirements of every guest. A special mention to Fran who was always there to make sure everything was going as planned and making sure everyone was enjoying the day, down to the smallest touches like knowing the names of our nieces and nephews to make sure they were happy with their meals. Overall it was the perfect venue for us where we were able to have an outdoor ceremony in the gardens and enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend with our family and friends.
Colm and Caroline
Added 26th Oct 2019
Wedding 11th May 2019
Beautiful venue! We knew from the first viewing that it was exactly what we were looking for. Our wedding planner Sarah was fantastic and made the whole experience stress free. They liased with all our suppliers on the day and ensured everything was set up and ran perfectly. All of our guests complimented on both the quality of food and service from all of the staff. We had a fantastic day and couldn't recommend Tankardstown House enough as a venue for a wedding. The house and gardens are amazing and the friendliness and the professionalism of all the staff really makes this venue perfect.
Ailbhe & Jonathan
Added 18th Oct 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
You won't be disappointed if you choose Tankardstown as your wedding venue. From the moment we met Sarah at the October 2017 open day we knew nothing would top it. We had our wedding May 2019 and booked the entire weekend which was the best decision. There is so much to say I don't even know where to start! The house itself and grounds make for some amazing pictures, we took all of our wedding shots there which saved time and meant we could mingle with guests at the reception. The options for canapes and drinks on arrival are really impressive and plenty of them. Our guests were blown away by the choice they had. The rooms have a real wow factor and you can tell they are well looked after, candles lighting everywhere is a lovely touch. The bedrooms both in the main house and in the guest houses are fantastic, everyone that stayed commented on how lovely they were and it's great to be able to have the entire venue to yourself if you want. The food for the dinner is nothing short of amazing, nobody will be disappointed. One of the hardest choices we had to make was deciding the menu because it was all delicious. The orangery is such a gorgeous room it doesn't need much decorating. We had our BBQ in there on day 2 also. Sarah, Fran, Tadhg and the team in Tankardstown really know how to make your day special, nothing was to much to ask and everyone was so pleasant to deal with.
Lisa Kenna
Added 20th Oct 2019
Wedding 13th Apr 2019
An amazing venue with a fantastic team of people. We couldn’t fault any part of planning our wedding with Tankardstown. 5 stars and beyond without a doubt!
Ciara & Jonathan
Added 19th Sep 2019
Wedding 9th Dec 2016
I recommended Tankardstown House to my cousin who was coming home from USA to get married in Ireland and she was not disappointed and neither was I!!! The ceremony room was beautiful, the food gorgeous and the bedrooms out of this world.
Gaelle & Patrick Purfield
Added 21st May 2015
Wedding 5th Feb 2015
An amazing venue, an amazing staff all round, personal touch and wishes cared for. They made our day just a fantastic experience.
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