A great big house party for up to ~200+

120 seated in one room, but using the entire house for the wedding party, is the simplest option.

Your wedding reception at Temple House is supposed to be a great big house party – a very special party. It is unusual and deliberately different. You seek an elegant alternative to the regular hotel receptions and a relaxed house party style reception appeals.

All the elements that you envisage are included in a beautifully relaxed way.

A wonderful country house with terraced gardens that sweep down to the lakeside castle of the Knights Templar.

The Reveal – how the party flows is very important. We are so lucky to have the space and setting to reveal one element of the party at a time, keeping it fresh and fun the entire day.

The Ceremony has several options


is sipped beneath the 32ft ornate vestibule ceiling or in the sunny garden overlooking the lake.


are enjoyed in the garden, the Vestibule or Dining room allowing us to offer 3 options for the Wedding Breakfast.

16-162++: sit down (120 in one room)

Your guests are seated in either in the dining room and/or in the old drawing room. 120 in one room and 42 in the other. Don’t forget that you’ve done the speeches already. More guests can join the after party for dancing too if you wish. We do the catering and it’s fabulous. (2 day rental). In fact we have seated up to 200 but it requires a little reshaping of a 3rd room. Two rooms is better.
Country House wedding

20-200+: a Country House buffet

You love this venue and ‘get’ the idea of a buffet style do, into which we weave the speeches, then no marquee is required. We do the catering and it is all a great deal simpler and less costly. You will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Big House Party throughout the day. (2 day rental)

Country House buufet for up to 200

160-250 sit-down in a Marquee

So you really need to seat more than 120 in one room and can’t get your head around 120 + 42 seated. A buffet won’t do it for you so therefore enjoy the grandeur of the house first and then move through to a marquee to sit down for dinner.

Marquee costs will vary because there are so many options to consider. (up 8 days rental venue fee due to the set up and take down). Ask us about a more affordable marquee option with just a 2 day rental.

There is an enormous choice of marquee companies that come to mind. www.marqueesolutions.ie is local and therefore likely to be competitive. www.classic-marquees.ie from Tuam are very slick and well worth contacting. We cannot give you costs because there are so many options for you to consider with marquees, all of which carry a different price tag. However you should note that the venue fee for a marquee will mount because you may need to take the place for​ more than 2 days due to set up and take down.


The Fee

A 2 day package is €5,500 for the exclusive wedding venue and 2 nights B&B for 14. You then just add food and drink to the bill. Food and drink costs are here



It is your day so we prefer that you plan your own flowers and decoration. That way every celebration is different. We do have some candles, lanterns etc to which you may add your own touch. If however you would like us to arrange flowers and some other elements ask us.

And the band begins to play

The flow continues. Following a delicious meal everybody migrates to the newly refurbished wing. You’ve a ball room, a gallery with bar and a quiet room all focused on having a good time.

Dance Wedding Band


Have you considered fireworks? They are truly spectacular down by the castle. www.painsfireworks.com


A survivors’ party

on day 3 is becoming increasingly popular.  We often do a buffet/brunch too which is less weather dependent. pig on spit

The alternative is that you simply take the house for B&B on day 3 and meet at a pub, for example in Strandhill. Go for a wander on the beach and then meet for some food. You return to Temple House that evening to relax by the fire with family.