County Arms Hotel

County Arms Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Birr, Offaly
4 Star County Arms Hotel situated in Birr, Co Offaly. Trusted for over 57 years for making special memories of beautiful Weddings. The Moorpark Ballroom gives a luxurious environment for your guests. The landscape gardens are the perfect backdrop for capturing those special memories. Also, Perferct Venue for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships with Private Ceremony


One of Ireland’s best loved Family-Run Hotels, the County Arms Hotel is Offaly’s first Four Star Hotel.  Following a period of extensive redevelopment, we now offer a stunning setting for Weddings and a luxurious environment for your guests.  At the County arms Hotel, we focus on ensuring that you have the flexibility and choice to allow us to plan your dream wedding day and because we’re Family Run, you know that we will be there for you every step of the way.

The quality of our Food is probably the most important ingredient to any Wedding Reception.  We match our award-winning Food with attentive, experienced service, magnificent 200-year-old walled gardens for your photographs and possibly the finest Bridal suites in the country, each nearly 2,000 sq. ft.

The County Arms Hotel is a very popular destination for Weddings from Offaly, Laois, East Galway, North Tipperary and Westmeath.  Our Brides and Grooms love the difference between this friendly, efficient Family Run Hotel and the faceless corporate Hotels that dominate modern Ireland. 

The Air Conditioned Moorpark Room can cater for Weddings up to 400 guests and the original Georgian House boasts a number of stunning banqueting suites for up to 100 guests.  Other facilities include 70 Bedrooms with “Wedding Rates”, the Springs Leisure Club & Wellness Suites, Lively Bar and Restaurant.

Please make an appointment to meet Conor or Barry Loughnane.  We can show you around our beautiful Hotel, discuss your requirements, budgets, Menus, Wines etc and leave you with an exact costing breakdown for your wedding, as well as personal recommendations for Bands, Hair, Photographer, Limousines, DJs and other local providers.  Our family have hosted Wedding Receptions at the County Arms Hotel since 1962 – come and talk to us and enjoy the benefit of our unrivalled experience.

To arrange a show around of this wedding venue, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of the venue staff will get back to you within 24 hours.

"It felt like our own private hotel for the day"
- Thomas Brennan

"..first class attention to detail, a warm welcome and excellent service, to ensure your well deserved perfect day!"
- Wedding Planner

" A hidden Gem in the Heart of Ireland"
- Wedding Journal Magazine

Venue Type

  • Country House
  • Hotel


  • Classic
  • Modern


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Michelle Blennerhassett
Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 23 reviews
on Mon, 19th of February, 2018
We celebrated our wedding on Nov 11th 2017 in the fabulous County Arms Hotel in Birr. From the first meeting with had with Conor, we were hooked by this hotel! The ease at which the day was organised was just brilliant...leaving us with very little to do only show up! When we arrived on the day we

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were treated like royalty and so too were our guests with the fab food and drinks that awaited our arrival...with music in the bar and a great atmosphere...the craic wasn't long to get going! Everything went off to a T and it was all very relaxed, helped by the friendly staff who joined in with the banter throughout the night! We just can't thank the hotel management and staff enough for really making our day and night an absolutely amazing experience!! Our guests are still raving about the food and how fab the hotel is (all 283 of them!). I would recommend the County Arms hotel in a heart beat to my closet friends and family...3 of our guests have since booked it for their own weddings; I think that says enough!
on Tue, 6th of February, 2018
The county arms was an excellent venue for our wedding day, from the very first time we went to look at the venue to the big day, the staff were excellent, we cannot speak highly enough of the wedding team, we had the benefit of attending our friends wedding in the hotel prior to our wedding and

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from our friends wedding we knew the county arms was a front runner,

we met with Conor when we went to look at the venue, he sat down with us and gave us his time going through all the options, it was clear to us at that stage that they valued our custom and there was a nice personal touch to it, with the family run operation,

our wedding days was a fabulous experience, the venue, the music, the food were all amazing, The county arms is ahead of the rest when it comes to hosting weddings on every aspect, I couldn't recommend the county arms highly enough

on Tue, 6th of February, 2018
We had the most amazing day. We were so delighted that we had our reception in the County Arms Hotel. The venue was just perfect. The staff in the County Arms were excellent both on the day and leading up to the wedding. They could not have done enough for us.
The venue itself is ideal for any

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wedding, the hotel has a fabulous ball room which can work for any size wedding, beautiful reception area and gorgeous gardens at the back of the hotel.
The food throughout the day was top class and superior quality. The service on the day was also excellent. All the staff in the County Arms are professional and well trained. My guests are still talking about the great food and service, a lot of them have commented that 'it was the best wedding they were at for food and service'.
I highly recommend this hotel as a wedding venue. I look forward to attending weddings in this hotel in the future.
on Sun, 26th of November, 2017
The County Arms Hotel is such a fabulous wedding venue. Myself and my husband happened upon the hotel by chance and thank goodness we did. Our wedding day was just as magical as planned and The County Arms Hotel made that happen for us. The staff are unbelievable and think of every little thing. The

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food is the best i have ever had at a wedding and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about it. We got married on New Years Eve 2016. Wish we could do it all over again. Added bonus for a winter wedding is how fabulous the hotel looks full of decorations and lights.
Thanks for making our day seamless and fabulous. Denyce and Leonard Ryan.
on Thu, 23rd of November, 2017
It’s difficult to find the right words to convey exactly how AMAZING the County Arms Hotel is.

To start with the Loughnane family & their wonderful team of staff know what they are doing. We mainly dealt with Barry. We were offered advice but never in a pushy manner. We took the advice and

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were delighted with the results on the day. When we met to organise things it always felt like meeting with friends.

It helps of course that the hotel amd grounds are immaculately maintained, a photographers dream location. With the all glamour and warmth of a Country House, cosy corners to suit all the guests and fabulous accomadation.

What really and truly swung it for us when deciding on our venue was the food ????. The quality and quantity of food available will not be beaten. The management are really invested with the menus. They are proud of whst they offer so standards will never dip. My husband and I live on the coast and to have seafood options in the Heart of Ireland that rivalled what we eat at home blew us & our 130 guest away! Service was fabulous on the day. Table service for the bar during the meal. The evening buffet is still a hot topic of conversation amongst our friends. Several of whom dubbed it ‘the best wedding ever’

We had a SUI celebrant and had our ceremony at the hotel. It was relaxed and fun& everything we wanted it to be. I don’t often make recommendations but I can say for sure that I recommend the County Arms Hotel.

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