Celebrations


Our beautiful home is available exclusively and completely for your use, while you are in our care we will undertake all the arrangements to make your celebration memorable.
  • We have terrific homemade food-all cooked in the vaulted Castle kitchens.
  • An original 18 century cut stone Barn for Dining & Dancing the night away.
  • All set in old meadows with mature trees.
  • Traditional pub for your guests.
  • Terrific wines available in the house
  • Exclusive use of our beautiful 14th century castle and its gardens for you and your guests.
  • Original stable fittings & décor, country chic at it’s most effortless.
  • Swings & slides for kiddies.
  • Free parking.

Receptions Rooms


Durhamstown Castle is the ideal venue for your celbration. On arrival you will be welcomed into the informal and charming atmosphere of our family home with tea and coffee. We undertake all the arrangements during your stay and take huge pride in our hosting and our house with twenty acres to play in outside!

The enfilade layout of the rooms, with large drawing room, music room, dining room and spacious hall, will be perfect for your celebration. Just imagine the enjoyment of your first glass of champagne as husband and wife in this setting. It allows for people to have quiet chats in the music room or naturally elegant sitting room and then rejoin the throng for some dancing in the Great Barn!

We cater for celbrations large and small. The Castle Dining room can hold up to thirty for a Banquet. Larger celebrations are held in the Great Barn which can hold 40-150 guests. We've had both and they work equally well For smaller groups we divide the Great Barn into dining, dancing and the bar relaxing areas. It works a treat.

The castle is set up to sleep 20, additional beds can be added to the larger bedrooms.
We cater for groups of 70 to 150 in the barn.

Durhamstown Castle as a venue can cater for many types of event. Use our booking form to make inquiries and check availability.

Activities

Cookery Demonstration

At Durhamstown Castle we are famous for our culinary delights so naturally we love to share this magic with our guests with our cookery demonstration. (€30 per person.)

Cocktail Lesson

Also great fun, with our skilled bar man, is our one or two hour cocktail making lesson. (€25 per person one hour lesson / €35 per person two hour lesson.)

Nearby Activities

For the young ones and the young at heart there are the following activities:

  • Adventure Course
  • Life Drawing Classes
  • Adventure Farm

Our Food in Durhamstown Castle

Our food we serve for weddings and other celebrations is frankly delicious. The influences are Italian, River Cafe; Jamie Oliver; David Tannis; Yotam Ottolenghi; Madhur Jaffrey....et al. Wonderful chefs all and still inspiring people every day. We source all our meat and fish locally and our cheeses are all supplied by Sheridans cheesemongers.

Ante pastas and Middle Eastern Mezze spread out for all to share, break the ice and have everyone chatting. Followed by large Platters andBoards with roasts or casseroles, add further to the harvest festival/village fete atmosphere. Pretty vintage jugs of wine and cloudy wet bottles of spring water from our own well keeps it all flowing.

Please do peruse our Menus at your leisure-you will be here hungry!

Wine, Prosecco and Champagne all to be found on our small but excellent wine list.

Wedding Menu and Wine List

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Wine-List

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We offer a four course dinner for €45 per person. A full Irish breakfast at €12 per person can also be prepared or, optionally we can leave breakfast goodies in the fridge for you to cater for yourself.

Accommodation


There are 7 bedrooms; 6 double beds and 5 single beds in the Castle. Plus cot and travel cot. There is a sofa bed which can be set up in the Music Room, downstairs. There are four bathrooms and two separate loos.

We have two other houses in the Courtyard that can be rented for your guests. The Coach House and the Garden flat. Both sleep 5 people. They have kitchens, bathrooms etc.

In all we can accommodate up to 30 guests for your big occasion.

We will be restoring the Orchard/walled garden this year and will have space for on-site glamping. Bell tents can be rented from LPMBohemia for the weekend.

Further accommodation can be booked with two local guest houses, Telltown House 00353 (0)46 923239 and Killyon House, Navan, 00353 (0)46 9071224; both lovely family run places. You also have the gorgeous Collon House in Collon. Well worth the extra mile. Phone 00353 (0) 872355645. You also have the Newgrange Hotel and the Athboy Hotel in Navan.

Room & Bathroom Layout for Durhamstown Castle

You will have access to 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lavatories.
Towels and linen are included.

The Prince’s Room

Large Room with 2 double Beds & bathroom off it.

The Studio

Double Bed with en suite bathroom.

The Nursery

A large single bed with another single bed.

Slightly Asian Room

Large Room with Double bed & room for a Single.

Colonial Room

Half Tester Double Brass Bed with single bed.

The Chatelaine’s Room

Main Bedroom with Double Bed & en suite.

The Steward’s Office

Twin room

The Music Room

Large bright room off the Drawing Room with double bed.

Three have en suites and the other rooms share a bathroom with bubble Bath and Shower and there is also a separate loo.
N.B. Extra beds can be added for large parties

Also included in your booking:

  • Linen, towels, heating, firewood and WiFi are all included.
  • A cash bar is available.
  • All furniture; tables, chairs and bar stools are included.
  • A cake table.
  • All crockery, cutlery and glassware are included.
  • Umbrellas - oh no, just in case of a splash.

In Need of Transport?

You can book Ollie with his coach to ferry you around. Excellent value for day trips and nightclub collecting in the wee hours.


We aim for Big House comfort!

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