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 57 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-Run Hotels, the County Arms Hotel is Offaly’s first Four Star Hotel. For over 50 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 32 reviews
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
Sean & Lenore
wedding on Sat, 6th of November, 2021
From the first time we went to visit the hotel right up until the morning after our wedding, the County Arms Hotel went above and beyond for us. Our wedding coordinator, Dee was a dream to work with. We changed our wedding date from 2020 to 2021 due to covid and nothing was a problem. We decided to

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have a small intimate wedding for our new date and Dee accommodated us with no question. We had our dinner in the maple room and we danced the night away in the drawing-room. We had breakfast together the following morning in the drawing-room which was so special and the best decision we made moving to the smaller rooms. Our family are still talking about the food, service and warm welcome shown to them all weekend. Our family were together throughout the weekend. It was such a special occasion. We can't recommend the County Arms Hotel enough. Dee is a lady and a credit to the hotel and she is just a pleasure to deal with.

Review submitted on Tue, 23rd of November, 2021
wedding on Thu, 23rd of September, 2021
We had our wedding day at the county arms on 23/09/21. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make it very special. Our wedding coordinator, Dee, is an absolute gem. She is so helpful and has a heart of gold. The food is top class and tastes amazing. We had a really great wedding package deal, and

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I would highly recommend choosing the country arms. The grounds were gorgeous fro pictures. We got a 'summers day' right in the end of September, and couldn't have been more lucky.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of October, 2021
Donna delaney
wedding on Fri, 10th of September, 2021
We had our wedding reception here a few weeks ago, and it was excellent. From the first day I met Dee, I knew I was making the right decision. Dee & Seamie went above and beyond for us. Having known a lot of the staff for many years, I knew we were in good hands. The week before our wedding I met

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Eoin, who I have not seen in years. He was so welcoming. Dee and Seamie were exceptional across the board. On the night of our meal tasting we had a lovely girl, Dearbhla, serve us and she was so helpful and friendly. I would most definitely recommend County Arms Hotel for your wedding (or any function). The food and service was top class. Keep up the good work guys, we will be back.

To all the team at County Arms, you are amazing. Thank you for all you have done for us, for our wedding and for making it so memorable.

Review submitted on Thu, 21st of October, 2021

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