Ashford Castle Offers Two New Wedding Programs
Ashford Castle, one of the most sought after destinations for a quintessential Irish castle wedding, introduces two new wedding packages, Royal Wedding Proposal and Regal Wedding Proposal. The castle is the go-to place for couples – including celebrity Pierce Brosnan who wed Keely Shaye Smith there in 2001 – looking for an ideal “fairy tale” wedding. With the two new programs, it is practically seamless to create the perfect celebration.
For a large wedding of up to 166 guests, the Royal Wedding Proposal offers exclusive use of the estate and showcases the elegant George V dining room, located the heart of the castle and outfitted with 11 Waterford Crystal chandeliers. The Regal Wedding Proposal caters to smaller weddings of up to 40 people, taking place in the intimate setting of the Connaught Room, once the Lord Ardilaun’s Library. Both packages offer Ashford Castle consults with resident wedding coordinator to help the bride and groom plan their idyllic wedding.
The Royal and Regal packages both include:
Consultation with the wedding coordinator
Five-course dinner from a choice of menus
A half bottle of house wine per person
Complimentary menu tasting for the bride and groom
Special overnight accommodation rate
Red carpet at enters the castle
Floral centerpieces adorning all dining tables
Use of the cake stand and sword for cutting the cake
Table plan and place cards
15% service charge
Pricing for the Royal Wedding Proposal, with a minimum of 60 bedrooms/120 guests per night, starts at €23,400 (approx. US$30,303); for the Regal Wedding Proposal, with a minimum of 10 bedrooms/20 guests per night, pricing starts at €5,400 (approx US$6,993).
ABOUT ASHFORD CASTLE:
Ashford Castle, which dates back to 1228, sits on 350 acres of County Mayo, on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, with a spectacular backdrop of woodlands, lake, river and mountains. Recent awards and recognitions include being ranked Best Resort in Ireland in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Gold List, winning the 2010 Gold Medal from the Green Hospitality Awards and being among Trip Advisor’s 2010 top ten picks for European castle hotels.
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