Reception Venues in Ireland, Co. Sligo | Temple House



A great big house party for up to ~160. Now, that could mean 12, 25 or whatever.

Your wedding reception at Temple House is supposed to be a great 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. Should you have a smaller wedding, we can open some or all of our reception rooms to ensure that there is great energy throughout the day. 

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


Champagne or Prosecco is sipped beneath the 32ft ornate vestibule ceiling or in the sunny garden overlooking the lake. Quite often the musicians who play for the ceremony will play now too.


Guests are entertained in the garden, the vestibule or dining room allowing us to offer 3 options for the Wedding Breakfast.
The traditional order of wedding speeches is; father of the bride, groom, best man and other toasts. Alternatively; father of the bride, groom, bride, bridesmaids/maid of honour, best man, other toasts.

12-160+: sit down

Your guests are seated either in the big dining room oversplilling into the library. 118 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. (2 day rental).

80-160: 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. You will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Big House Party throughout the day. You can have a seating plan or you can have free range seating so that if the sun is out you'll be in the garden. (2 day rental)

The Fee

A 2 day package for the exclusive wedding venue and 2 nights B&B for up to 20. You then just add food and drink to the bill. You do the sums -it's good. More 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.

Music and Dancing

The party 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.


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

A survivors’ party

Day 3 is becoming increasingly popular. You simply take the house for B&B on day 3 so that you do not have to depart all of a sudden. Meet friends and family, for example at Strandhill, go for a wander on the beach and then enjoy some food in a gastro-pub. Some will skip the walk! You return again to Temple House that evening to relax by the fire.