ADARE MANOR – A MAJESTIC CANVAS FOR A ROMANTIC IRISH WEDDING
As one of Ireland's most luxurious award-winning five-star castle properties, Adare Manor seamlessly blends historic charm, opulent settings, and modern amenities to create a truly unparalleled experience. Nestled in the heart of County Limerick Ireland, Adare Manor emerges as a beacon of elegance and grandeur, offering couples a captivating and extraordinary backdrop for their wedding.
Welcome to Adare Manor
Located just 25 minutes from Shannon International Airport, our journey into the realm of Adare Manor began with a picturesque drive through the charming village of Adare. With its winding lanes of thatched cottages, pubs & boutiques, this perfectly sets the tone for the extraordinary experience that awaits.
Adare – translated from the original Gaelic is Ath Dara, which means ‘Ford of the Oak.’ Here once stood a majestic oak forest on the river Maigue, where, in the early 1800’s, the 2nd Earl of DunRaven and his wife Catherine transformed their original Georgian mansion into the manor you now see.
The grand entrance onto the property’s vast 842 acres of centuries-old trees and manicured formal gardens, leads to a 19th-century architectural masterpiece. The neo-Gothic façade of the manor, characterized by intricate detailing and towering spires, instantly transports visitors to a world where fairy tales come to life. Upon crossing the threshold into Adare Manor you are instantly greeted by the awe-inspiring Great Hall. With its soaring ceilings, elaborate chandeliers, and stained glass windows, this space exudes a sense of timeless luxury. Every nook and cranny of the manor tells a story of the past, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled romance.
The Manor prides itself on their hand-picked, dedicated staff. The team oozes warmth and a sense of genuine hospitality. They are committed to an outstanding level of service and seem to anticipate your ever need. They will instantly have you feeling like family, as you are greeted at every turn by the friendly, welcoming Irish Charm.
Hosting a Romantic Irish Wedding at Adare Manor
As the ideal canvas for a romantic Irish wedding, the property boasts a spectacular custom built Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 350 people and features sweeping staircases, stunning marble floors and massive crystal chandeliers. In addition, the ballroom has its own private entrance, separate cocktail reception area and outdoor terrace with breath- taking views overlooking River Maigue.
For couples seeking an outdoor celebration, the enchanting formal Gardens at Adare Manor offer a botanical haven that rivals any in Ireland. Lush lawns and vibrant blooms create a natural amphitheater for exchanging vows within the breathtaking vista of the River Maigue. The backdrop of the manor itself adds a touch of historic charm to the lush greenery that will surround you and your guests.
Culinary Excellence at Adare Manor
One of the hallmarks of an Adare Manor wedding is the culinary excellence that accompanies the celebration. The Oak Room Restaurant, adorned with rich wood paneling and a magnificent fireplace, serves as a culinary sanctuary. Here, Michelin-starred cuisine takes center stage, offering a gastronomic journey that complements the grandeur of the occasion.
The Carriage house nestled on the grounds, allows the guest another opportunity for unique dinning and drinks. Often used for Rehearsal dinners for weekend destination weddings. The Carriage House features an exceptional grill restaurant, glamorous cocktail bar and lounge, spacious glazed terrace and private dining chamber.
The Manor House chefs collaborate closely with couples to curate bespoke menus that cater to diverse palates, ensuring that every dish is a celebration of flavors.
The Adare Manor Destination Wedding Experience
With 104 guest rooms to choose from, accommodations at Adare Manor are nothing short of regal, making for an unforgettable destination wedding experience. The stately bedrooms and suites are tastefully decorated with plush furnishings, luxurious fabrics, and modern amenities. Each room reflects a commitment to comfort and style, providing a haven for newlyweds and their guests. The bridal suite itself even has its own separate attached beauty salon to accommodate the needs of the bride and her bridesmaids.
The seamless integration of historic charm and contemporary luxury extends beyond the ceremony, ensuring that the entire wedding weekend is a celebration of the very best of what Ireland has to offer for.
Beyond the elegant interiors and captivating gardens, Adare Manor offers all manner of activities – including falconry, Irish gun dog training, archery, fishing on the River Maigue and lush biking, walking and running trails. Their championship 18 hole par 72 golf course also adds a unique dimension to the wedding experience. Couples and their wedding parties can indulge in a pre-wedding round of golf or a leisurely post-wedding game, enjoying the sweeping views of the Irish countryside.
Adare also offers a luxurious Spa on site and a purpose built state of the art fitness center, offering yoga, a paddleball court and a modern gym. The first class pool and sauna offers a perfect place for guests to unwind . This blend of sophistication and sporting leisure sets Adare Manor apart as a destination that caters to a diverse range of guests interests and preferences.
To help you plan the perfect Irish destination wedding, Adare Manor provides the services of a dedicated wedding team. From the initial stages of planning to the final dance, this team of experts works tirelessly to bring the couple's vision to life. Their commitment to impeccable service ensures that every moment is executed flawlessly, allowing the couple to savor the magic of their day without worry. For couples seeking a wedding destination that seamlessly blends heritage and modernity, luxury and warmth, Adare Manor stands as an unrivaled choice, promising a celebration that leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those lucky enough to revel in its splendor.
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>Written By: Kellie Walsh