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The Ceremony

Exchange your vows in graceful surroundings

Say “I do” in front of your dearest friends and family in an environment of beauty, warmth, and peace. Whether your marriage will take place within the Manor House or gardens, or whether you have always dreamed of a church wedding, there are so many wonderful options available to make your ceremony even more special.

On Site Ceremonies:

We have the ability to host Civil Ceremonies, Blessings and Unions on site. In summertime, the Walled Garden offers a magical option for an outdoor ceremony, especially with the addition of a tent or structure to guard against the possibility of capricious weather. For intimate weddings, one of our beautiful suites can be transformed into a graceful ceremony space, and for spectacular events with up to 200 guests, The Grand Ballroom provides a magnificent setting for your exchange of vows. A room hire fee will apply for your ceremony onsite.

Church Ceremonies:

There are several beautiful local churches nearby:

The Holy Trinity Church located in the village of Adare (Catholic Church)
Contact: Church Secretary – Rita Hickey
Tel: +353 61 396 172

Rita works Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 1.00pm

The ancient Catholic church in the heart of Adare Village was once a Trinitarian Abbey, founded in the year 1230. In its centuries as a flourishing abbey, it was known as the White Monastery, after the white woollen habits of the monks who made it their home. This magnificent building was restored to its full glory in the 19th century by the 1st Earl of Dunraven, and then enlarged further by the 3rd Earl. The renovation was overseen by PC Hardwick, who also contributed to the design of Adare Manor. Inside, the focal point of the church is a stunning stained-glass window behind the altar, and several other lovely stained glass panels within the nave.

St. Nicholas Church located across from the Adare Manor Gates (Church of Ireland)
Contact: Rev. Canon Liz Beasley
Tel: +353 61 396 227

Saint Nicholas Church was originally an Augustinian monastery founded around 1315, known in its time as the “Black Abbey” after the dark robes of the Augustinian monks living and working within its cloisters. It functioned as an Abbey for two centuries before it was destroyed, and then sat in ruins for another two centuries. In the year 1807, it was granted to a small Church of Ireland congregation dwelling in Adare and a great restoration project began, again overseen by successive Earls of Dunraven. The old abbey refectory became the home of the St. National School, founded by Lady Caroline Dunraven in 1814, which continued in this location until it was moved to a new building in 2007. The interior of the church boasts high arched stone ceilings, beautiful woodcarvings, and many spectacular stained-glass windows.

Ballingarry Church (Catholic Church)
Contact: Rev. Daniel Lane
Tel: +353 69 68141 / 087 253 3030

The name Ballingarry is an English translation of Baile an Gharraí, meaning the 'town of the garden'. Located just 20 minutes from Adare Manor, Ballingarry’s parish church is a lovely late 19th century stone building, completed in 1878. Its magnificent spire can be seen for miles, and the interior is graced with many stunning examples of stained glass. The majestic hill of Knockfierna (translated in Irish as Cnoc Fírinne, which means 'the hill of truth') stands over the beautiful Parish of Ballingarry. The village and surrounding area are home to several ancient holy wells.