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. For the aesthete therefore, Clonwilliam is that rare breed of house that has everything – exemplary luxury and design set in outstanding natural beauty. In its new incarnation as one of Ireland’s most exclusive wedding venues, Clonwilliam sits comfortably amongst the best wedding venues in Ireland.
It is undoubtedly true that the words of the poet Thomas Moore, written while sojourning in Avoca, resonate for all those who visit here:
“There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet”.
If you are looking for memories as lasting as the vows you will exchange, then celebrate your wedding at Westport House, voted Ireland’s Best Exclusive Wedding Venue by weddingsonline.ie in 2011 and shortlisted again in 2013.
The historic Westport House puts the WOW into your wedding, and its one-wedding-a day policy will ensure that you can relax in the comfort of knowing that the house is exclusively yours for the day.
Wedding Party on Front Steps
Westport House provides a fairy tale backdrop for capturing those first moments of your married life. Situated in a splendidly romantic parkland setting, the venue has ample photo opportunities with a lake, waterfalls, terraces and beautiful gardens all overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Clew Bay and Clare Island.
Dancing in the Long Gallery
All three floors and thirty rooms of Westport House itself are exclusively open to the bride and groom for your special day. Once inside your guests will be wowed by period features such as the marble staircase, the Angel of Welcome, the intimate library and even, the quirky dungeons.
A welcome drink may be served in the stunning Entrance Hall with guests mingling on the front steps or in the library or touring the house at their leisure. For the meal, your guests will move to the Drawing Room (seating up to 60), a very intimate room where there is a beautiful 19th century hand painted ceiling.