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Make the "I do" chapter of your life an Irish fairy-tale

With breath taking surrounding scenery and heritage as rich as its rolling green hills, Ireland has become a dream wedding destination for couples from all over the world who fall in love with the inimitable Irish charm and beautifully varied landscape. Situated along Ireland’s Ancient East in County Kildare, just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and under 2.5 hours from Shannon Airport, the historic demesne of Carton House, A Fairmont Managed Hotel is the fairy-tale wedding venue you have been looking for.

Nestled in the historic heart of a 1,100-acre walled estate in the charming university town of Maynooth, Carton House retains all the charm of its rich aristocratic heritage whilst offering a range of contemporary facilities. Have your wedding cake and eat it too with the old-world beauty of The House, an 18th century beautiful Palladian style house with the most beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography.

Despite a rich and long history, Carton House offers couples all the comfort and contemporary facilities they would expect from their wedding venue. For a good night’s sleep, your guests will rest in one of 169 bedrooms, 18 of which are located in The House and all of which are finished with a sense of comfort and space. In addition to the restful sleeping quarters, the resort features 2 championship golf courses should your guests wish to practice their swing, 4 unique eateries offering a flavour of local produce, wellness facilities with an 18-metre swimming pool, the relaxing escape that is Carton House Spa, tennis courts, fishing, falconry and numerous walking trails set amongst ancient woodlands and the banks of the River Rye. However far your guests have travelled they are sure to leave rested, relaxed and re-inspired.

The proud home of Ireland's premier events company, Orangeworks, at Carton House we can work with you to design your own bespoke wedding package with a difference. Why not treat your guests to some off-road driving, ziplining or archery before retiring for a delicious BBQ - the ideal post wedding celebration! The night before the big day, gather guests and settle nerves with a delicious and intimate rehearsal dinner before retiring to The Courtyard Bar for a celebratory toast.

The effortless fusion of the old and new, Carton House is a romantic respite from the outside world and yet conveniently located close to Maynooth train station and on Dublin's doorstep. A historic demesne with truly unique character and history around every corner, it is the ideal venue for your wedding in the land of saints and scholars.

To start planning your Irish fairy-tale today, speak to our dedicated wedding specialist by clicking here or by calling us on +353 (0) 1 651 7707.


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