We are delighted to welcome Clonwilliam House to our list of recommended venues. An exclusive wedding venue located adjacent to the picturesque Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow.
The House and grounds
Clonwilliam House is a private country house set dramatically atop the wooded hills that surround the Vale of Avoca near Woodenbridge in Co. Wicklow. It commands breath-taking views across one of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland, with mature grounds and woodlands hosting an abundance of wildlife and the picturesque Goldmines river running through it
Although there has been a house peering out from this majestic spot for 350 years, the current house dates from the 19th century, since which time it has undergone a number of transformations. The result is an exquisite blend of contemporary glamour and period splendour, combining spectacular 21st century luxury with the loveliness of a Georgian backdrop.
Whether you are planning a small exclusive wedding or a grand lavish extravaganza, a classic elegant affair or a Bohemian alternative experience, a pretty vintage-themed wonderland or a super-stylish party with a contemporary vibe!, one fact remains constant: There is simply no wedding venue more romantic, more magical, more perfect than Clonwilliam House.
Weddings & Private PArties
The house and grounds are available for a limited number of weddings and private parties every year on an exclusive basis.
The drinks reception (and wedding ceremony beforehand, if applicable) can be held in the main rooms of the house and outside on the terraces overlooking the wonderful views over the valley. The main rooms of the house are full of Georgian character, bright and airy, tastefully redecorated, with open fires and lots of candles.
“For the banquet and party afterwards, we ring our Victorian gong and proceed out to our barn and stables, located across the gravel beside the main house. The theme of the stables and barn is rustic glamour, open to the rafters and painted in white and off-white Farrow & Ball colours. They are unusual and visually spectacular, and we have a full bar, dancefloor and seating area, toilets and cloakroom, and full banqueting kitchen there, all in situ. We can cater for up to 180 guests in our barn. (The banquet for much more intimate gatherings can be catered for in the dining room of the house.)”
Clonwilliam is a wholly private venue and a family home. Your wedding at Clonwilliam will be personal and unique and quite different from anything a luxurious hotel could ever offer. You can enjoy your special day in your own country home surrounded by your friends and relatives. You will not find yourself bumping into any other guests or strangers during your stay, and you will
have the peace of mind of knowing that you can prepare for your wedding, and enjoy the party afterwards, on your own terms.
6 luxurious bedrooms – sumptuously furnished with family antiques and crisp linens and boasting ensuite bathrooms with cast-iron roll-top baths, wetroom-style showers and double handbasins – are available for guests on a B&B basis for the days around your wedding. Your own personal butler service is available to tend to your every need should you desire it.
You and your party have exclusive use of the stunning, adults-only swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym, with a range of indulgent treatments available to you on your request. A host of activities can be arranged to entertain you including clay-pigeon shooting, walked-up shooting, archery, woodland walks, and golfing with the picturesque and historic Woodenbridge Golf Club on your door-step.
“Our wonderful and experienced independent caterers can work with you to create the perfect menu to suit you. We work exclusively with an excellent external caterer, Naomi Byrne of Naomi’s Kitchen, a boutique catering company based in Dublin. Naomi generally starts with a blank page and tailors your own bespoke menu to your taste, but her team can also provide you with some ideas of sample menus to get you started. Naomi’s food is award-winning and absolutely superb – fine dining at its best.”
on site co-ordination
“We provide full and professional event management of the entire weekend and particularly on the day of your wedding or party, to ensure that everything runs as smoothly and elegantly as you could possibly wish. We assist you with planning all aspects of your wedding and recommending wine merchants, florists, musicians, beauty specialists, wedding cake specialists and all other suppliers to make your day complete. Our team are on hand during the weekend of your wedding or party, to assist with every little issue that arises, from ironing your shirt to neatly arranging your guests complimentary flip flops! It is difficult to appreciate how invaluable a support the staff and household of Clonwilliam can be, and it is only when one has experienced a wedding in another venue by way of comparison that one can truly appreciate its uniqueness.”
For more information on this magical gem please see details below;
Contact: Miriam Clune of Clonwilliam House
Telephone: +353 87 2346742
Address: Clonwilliam House, Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow