County Arms Hotel

County Arms Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Birr, Offaly
As a 4 Star hotel situated in Birr, Co Offaly, the County Arms Hotel is a charming and unique wedding venue, trusted for over 60 years for making special memories of beautiful Weddings. We cater for large and small weddings, with numerous immaculate spaces to accommodate your wedding ceremony or wedding reception in style, and stunning opportunities for indoor and outdoor photography - including our award-winning walled garden, the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments that become lifetime memories. We think of every detail to make your big day unique and promise you an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.


One of Ireland’s best-loved Family-Owned Hotels, the County Arms Hotel is Offaly’s first Four Star Hotel. For over 60 years, we have supported couples like you to plan your bespoke wedding day, ensuring smooth and effortless planning, thinking of every single detail to give you the unique five-star dream wedding. We take pride in having an experienced & dedicated team and we assure you: we will be there for you every step of the way.

Highlights of a wedding at the County Arms Hotel include: our classic Georgian suites; 9 acres of immaculately kept park and grounds; stunning award-winning walled garden and original Gazebo with stained glass; dedicated wedding coordinator; free menu tasting and one-night accommodation; and access to a list of our most trusted suppliers. We believe every wedding should be unique so we work closely with you to create a bespoke wedding package with every detail arranged just the way you like it!

Known for the best Evening Buffet in Ireland, we are passionate about good food and our top chefs have curated exciting wedding menu options for your special day. Your guests will talk about the food and service at the County Arms for years to come. From the moment your guests arrive, our team will put on a feast to remember, with traditional favourites served in our trademark contemporary style using local, seasonal produce where we can.


"The food was amazing and all the guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a Wedding." - Edel & Donal.


Whether you are planning a traditional large family wedding party for a few hundred people or a smaller, more intimate civil ceremony, you are guaranteed the same level of service and attention from our team. Your wedding party can enjoy top-class comfort and hospitality in any one of our beautifully restored Georgian suites, before departing to the Moorpark Ballroom to eat, drink, dance, and be merry into the small hours! 

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 Deirdre Smith, our experienced Weddings Coordinator who goes the extra mile whenever needed to make sure you will have your perfect & unique big day!  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. We have hosted Wedding Receptions at the County Arms Hotel since 1962 – come and talk to us and enjoy the benefit of our unrivalled experience. We promise you a remarkable experience.

To arrange a show around of our 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

Deirdre Smyth
Deirdre Smyth
Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 35 reviews
Heather Collins
wedding on Mon, 11th of April, 2022
Where do we start with the amount of praise we have, and have received, for Dee and for all the staff of the County Arms Hotel. Our day went so beautifully from start to finish, we just never stopped smiling and laughing.
Dee is just a natural when it comes to weddings, she had everything running

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like clockwork. Kitchen staff provided food that was nothing short of perfect, waiting / bar staff were so helpful and friendly, as was every member of staff attached to our day. Every one of our guests were beyond impressed by their experience at the County Arms Hotel with many planning a return already. We just had the most perfect day, knowing our guests enjoyed it as much as we did has made our day even more special. Thank you Dee, and every single member of staff at the County Arms Hotel for going above and beyond for our day.
Mr and Mrs M Collins

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of April, 2022
Stephanie Rosney
wedding on Fri, 25th of March, 2022
After 4 dates and 3 pushbacks along with a change of management we got to have our day.
From our 1st meeting with Dee I knew we were in safe hands. Dee , Niamh and the team pulled out all stops.
Our food at the tasting menu and on the day itself was just amazing. All of our guests and family

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couldn't stop talking about the food. While I will take credit for giving the best possible day that I could, well the food is all down to the amazing Chef and his team. We don't get to see these people on the lead up and the day itself, so I'd like to thank ye so very much for a fantastic meal. We could not find a single fault.
We were very lucky with the weather and our guests could enjoy the beautiful gardens in the County Arms. Our photographer was able to take some amazing pictures on the day.
The staff here made us feel like a King and Queen for the whole weekend. Our guests that stayed couldn't compliment and praise the staff enough. Throughout their stay staff were checking in and making sure they were OK. The hotel was spotless everywhere.
For those considering The County Arms for your day I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed.
A massive thank you to all the staff who made our day so fantastic. I wish I was doing it all over again
Steph and Sean

Review submitted on Mon, 25th of April, 2022
Niamh and Mark O’Halloran
wedding on Fri, 25th of February, 2022
We would highly recommend the County Arms Hotel for your wedding. From start to finish the whole team were brilliant to deal with. They were very accommodating during covid when it looked like we might not get the numbers we wanted, and when restrictions eased and our numbers increased by over 100

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only a few weeks before the wedding there was absolutely no issue and they were delighted to help us with anything we needed. Dee and her staff made sure we thought of everything we needed to in the build up to the wedding and it was stress-free so that on the day we could just sit back and enjoy it. All of our guests were raving about the food - nobody left the wedding hungry! Thanks again to Dee and all the team at the County Arms Hotel.
Niamh and Mark

Review submitted on Fri, 11th of March, 2022
Niamh Madden
wedding on Thu, 2nd of December, 2021
What an amazing day from start to finish!

The county arms hotel is absolutely fantastic. The food is absolutely amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the wedding coordinator, Dee is just amazing.
We were hit with 3 rescheduled dates due to covid and they couldn't have helped us

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more, always checking in making us feel comforted and always happy with our decision to make our day extra special.
The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous, the gardens, the bridal suite and the ceremony are all just beautiful. We couldn't have picked a better place and are so happy with our choice.
If you haven't checked this place out and you are looking for a venue to have your special day, then you 100% should check out County Arms Hotel. You won't look back! From the day we first went to view the county arms, to the day we got married, they couldn't have been more helpful.
Thank you so much.
Niamh & Michael Hoey

Review submitted on Fri, 7th of January, 2022
Elizabeth and Donal
wedding on Wed, 27th of October, 2021
From the moment we visited County Arms Hotel to view it as a prospective venue for our wedding, we were impressed. The wedding coordinator was very attentive and interested in how we saw how wedding day. She listened to what we wanted. The hotel is very elegant and a beautiful venue for a wedding.

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Nothing was too much trouble, and any questions we had were answered, from needing the name of a photographer to choosing our wedding menu. The care that was given to my elderly mum by Deirdre on the day of the wedding, was amazing. Our wedding day was fabulous, from start to finish. Deirdre had listened to what we wanted, and delivered it in style. All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day, talking about the food, the service and the fabulous surroundings. Deirdre is an absolute star.

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of November, 2021

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