Here's a Covid 19 thought: plan for a wedding of up to ~50 and if circumstances allow another ~50 can come for a survivors' party the day after. This way you can plan with some certainty. Not easy but possible and we would be delighted to plan with you.
A great big house party for up to ~160. Now, that could mean 12, 20 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. Under Covid conditions we can open some or all of our reception rooms and ensure that there is great energy for your guests.
All the elements that you envisage are included in a beautifully relaxed way. Covid note - the house is vast so we can be flexible.
A wonderful country house with terraced gardens that sweep down to the lakeside castle of the Knights Templar.
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 dining room and/or in the old drawing room. 120 in one room and 40 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 buffetYou 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. (2 day rental)
A 2 day package is ~€5,750 for the exclusive wedding venue
and 2 nights B&B for 20. You then just add food and drink to the bill.
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
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. www.painsfireworks.com
A survivors’ partyDay 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.
This is an especially handy approach under Covid 19 circumstances. Plan for your wedding limiting numbers so that it can actually happen! Then invite more for the next day and if that does not happen, never mind, you can gather another time but at least you're married.