Exclusive use or Private Dining
Civil Ceremonies & wedding receptions up to 54 guests can be accommodated at Ghan House.
We have a gorgeous private dining room that is perfect for up to 54 guests – log fire, sound system operated by your ‘phone and mountain views & lough views
Our Civil Ceremony room will hold 50 guests.
see our wedding & private dining pages.
Here is the picture of the private dining room – the ‘Drawing Room’ which can hold 34 guests on 1 long table or up to 54 guests on 4 tables. All our private dining rooms have log fires and candlelight.
For weddings in excess of 30 guests and/or wish to have music/DJ/dancing (once restrictions allow), Exclusive Use of Ghan House is required – however weddings with less guests have also enjoyed Ghan House on an Exclusive Use basis.
Also, Covid restrictions means the bar will close at 11.30pm.
Our 360 degrees backdrop are the beautiful views of Slieve Foy, the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford Lough – from the gardens, all the public rooms & bedrooms.
We have 8 ft high stone walls enclosing the gardens, adding to the privacy & uniqueness.
Our drawing room will hold up to 34 guests on one long, 1 metre wide table or 46 guests on 6 ovals of 6/7/8 on each oval and up to 54 guests – banquet style.
The ballroom will hold up to 24 guests on one long or 4 ovals of 5/6 guests and up to 40 guests – banquet style.
The ground floor dining room is perfect for even more intimate – from 5 to 18 guests. and up to 32 guests, banquet style.
All private dining rooms have mountain views & log fires.
For intimate weddings – for up to 50 guests + wedding couple – our Civil Ceremony room is perfect. Celebrate with drinks on the lawns or in front of an open log fire, then simply have a gorgeous, relaxed dinner in one of our private dining rooms. If you wish to skip dancing and evening guests, then this alternative to exclusive use is very laid back way to enjoy your day!
When you wish to have a band or DJ in the ballroom (post Covid – present restriction do not allow DJ/band/dancing or even loud music…) that has wall maple dance floor and/or evening guests, then to have exclusive use of Ghan House is perfect!.
Exclusive use is €2,000 for Sunday to a Thursday, €3,000 for a Friday and Saturday is €4,000.
We leave service charge at your discretion!
This means the whole house and gardens are just for you & your guests, you can arrive when you want & have your wedding dinner when you want. The Exclusive Use rate includes the use of the bridal suite & reduction on the cost of our bedrooms for your guests. We also do not take any lunch bookings on the day of your wedding & usually the day after too. We devote our energies for your day!
2 AA Rosette kitchen
We use the same award-winning 2 AA Rosette team for our restaurant to cook for your wedding.
We take care of all the hard work so you can focus on the big day. You can bring your own wine and just pay a corkage fee – only for the wine we open. Our menus reflect the reputation our restaurant has earned over 23 years.
There are now many wonderful and romantic ways to have a ‘non church’ wedding – we can host your Civil Ceremony here at Ghan House in front of the open fire for up to 50 guests (25 guests presently) or the adjacent Heritage Centre if you have more guests.
Enquire about booking your wedding date at Ghan House.Talk to us about your wedding
We recently celebrated our wedding reception at beautiful Ghan House in Carlingford and I can honestly say it was a perfect day from start to finish. Paul, Sarah and all the staff were brilliant – so welcoming, helpful and friendly to us and all our guests. Paul and Sarah, thanks again for all your helpful advice on the run-up to the big day. We had a few last-minute changes and requests – everything was accommodated with no fuss. Ghan House is an excellent setting for a wedding for many reasons: the house itself is gorgeous, the rooms in both Ghan House and the garden are beautifully decorated, really comfortable and the bathrooms are lovely. The food was excellent and we were able to adapt the menu to suit our preferences – the Cooley Beef in particular was delicious. The location is perfect; despite being in bustling Carlingford the house and grounds are secluded, private and very peaceful, there’s plenty of photo opportunities in such a setting. The advantage of having exclusive use of the house and grounds for the big day meant that guests could choose to chill out in the wee bar, listen to music in the garden or just explore the lovely surroundings and relax! It honestly was the most chilled-out, amazing and enjoyable day!
Helene & Seamus
“Paul, I’m not sure where to start in thanking you and your team.
From the first moment we came to see you and chat about our wedding we knew that you had the same vision for our wedding as we did, a relaxed atmosphere with a focus on amazing food and you did not disappoint!
Yourself, Sarah and Orla made arranging our wedding from Manchester so easy, anything we asked for was never too much trouble and you offered sound advice throughout our wedding planning journey.
I was initially a bit concerned that the Ghan House was a bit disjointed for a wedding, how wrong was I?? If anything this is a massive advantage, we had our drinks reception with the kooky ukes in the garden, the traditional session in the downstairs room and the disco in the dance hall!! Everyone is raving about the venue and rightly so!! Thank you so much for making our wedding even better than we could have imagined.
Can you please pass on our regards to your amazing barman and chef also.”
Angie, Simeon (& baby Ethan)