Ghan House

Ghan House

4 Star Hotel
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Ghan House, Carlingford, Louth
Ghan House is an 18th century country Georgian house set in private, walled grounds for exclusive use. Up to 60 guests in the drawing room or up to 110 guests in 3 dining rooms. The ballroom has wall to wall dance floor. For smaller intimate weddings where dancing is not required - Private Dining is possible - for 2 to 54 guests. Civil Ceremonies in Ghan House for 50 guests in front of the log fire or the adjacent Heritage Centre for 110. Up to 110 guests can enjoy an outdoor champagne reception in private walled grounds with views of the mountains - with log fires and candlelight awaiting inside. 1 hour from Dublin & Belfast and just a tree length from Medieval Carlingford.


Ghan House in Medieval Carlingford is an eighteenth century Georgian country house set within walled grounds where exclusive use of the whole house and grounds makes for an ideal Wedding & Civil Ceremony venue

For dates available - please contact Paul, Orla or Sarah directly at Ghan House on +353 (0)42 937 3682

Ghan House is just an hours drive from Dublin and Belfast with views of Carlingford Lough , Slieve Foy mountain & The mountains of Mourne.

The unique aspect of Ghan House is that you can have exclusive use of the whole house & gardens ~ which means, no other guests apart from your own!  We have beautiful views of Slieve Foy, the Mountains of Mourne & Carlingford Lough - from the gardens, all the public rooms & bedrooms.  In addition we have 8 ft high stone walls enclosing the gardens, adding to the privacy & uniqueness.

For weddings up to 110 guests where the unique atmosphere of a Georgian House lends itself to a very sociable day; we offer:

  • Champagne reception on the lawns – overlooked by the adjacent Heritage Centre which is licensed for Civil Ceremonies for up to 110 guests.  Ghan House has also held Civil Ceremonies for up to 50 guests.
  • Dancing in the ballroom
  • Log fires & candlelight

Our head chef Stephane was awarded "Best Chef  2015 & 2019", we also won 'Best Hotel & Country House Restaurant in County Louth' - for 3 continuous years ~ The Restaurant Association of Ireland and have been awarded 2 AA Rosttes  for the restaurant 2011 - 2019.

The bedrooms have been selected by John & Sally McKenna's Bridgestone Guide - 'Best 100 Places to stay in Ireland'  for 21 continuous years from 1998 to 2019 and we were named "Gourmet Getaway of the Year 2019" & "Fine Dining Hotel of the Year 2019" at the Irish Hotel Awards

The Drawing Room holds up to 60 guests and has a fully tuned grand Piano. There are magnificent views of Slieve Foy, Carlingford Lough, the mountains of Mourne and the castellated walled gardens of Ghan House .

Most of the weddings held at Ghan House have 60 to 110 guests where up to 3 other dining rooms are used ~ utilising the whole house. Later on the band or DJ sets up in the ballroom.

The Ghan House alternative to the big hotel function room makes for a very intimate, sociable wedding!

To arrange a "show around" of this wedding venue, please phone or email us  and Paul, Orla or Sarah will get back to you within 24 hours.


Venue Type

  • Country House
  • Exclusive Use


  • Unusual
  • Waterside


  • Civil License

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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 21 reviews
on Tue, 18th of June, 2019
My husband Jason and I got married here may 2018. We both had the most magical day from start to finish. Paul and his team were incredible from start to finish and very attentive throughout the day. (Especially the wonderful staff member that that made sure I got some of the lovely nibbles when i

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was off getting photos done) The food was divine and cater well for all dietary needs. All our guests loved the venue and I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate such a special day.
on Mon, 27th of May, 2019
One word to describe Ghan House, Professional. From the first tentative enquiries to the big day they were great. Nothing was a problem, any request we had was catered for. The venue is second to none, we are a mature couple and Ghan House was the ideal venue for us and our 65 guests we had

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exclusive use of the house and grounds for the day which made it extra special. All our guests were very impressed with the venue, the food, the glorious wine and the service. A big thank you to the people at Ghan House for making our day so special and so much fun. We would highly recommend.

Donal & Loretta
on Tue, 30th of April, 2019
We celebrated our wedding in Ghan House and it was lovely, really lovely.
Beautiful views of Carlingford Lough were matched by the beauty of the venue itself. Hosted by Paul and the extremely accommodating, friendly staff the day couldn't have gone better, as you can imagine these events can be

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extremely stressful at times but the professionalism and courteous manner of the staff certainly eased any doubts or stress. The beauty of the venue and location was on par with the amazing food- a delight to look at and a delight to eat.
We personally had a great day celebrating our wedding surrounded by friends and family and Ghan House played an integral role in this. Everyone seemed to be having a great day enjoying the celebration either walking in the lovely walled gardens/grounds or lounging and relaxing in the beautiful venue itself.. The weather only added to the picture perfect memory.
Definitely a beautiful wedding venue, highly recommended.
on Thu, 25th of April, 2019
Exceptional, beautiful, intimate, personal, hospitable venue.
We couldn't have asked for more.

From our very first contact, we were made feel important. Traditional hospitality and customer service. So personal and friendly.

It's a beautiful hotel, exquisite food, excellent location and

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hosts are so accomodating and make you feel special. Yet all the while economically very reasonable.

I wouldn't have changed a thing and cannot praise the whole establishment high enough. The intimacy and personalising shone through over a corporate commercial conveyor belt approach in large venues or franchised brands.

It's a beautiful hotel, and feels like home from home setting for such a special family event.

We hold Paul and the team in Ghan House very close to our hearts for making our special day the best it could be.

Jane & Jani
on Sat, 20th of April, 2019
The Ghan House was the only choice for us. Not only because we had a long tradition of eating here for special occasions, but the location, hospitality, food, staff and ambience are second to none. We knew we were guaranteed the intimate, relaxed day that we were looking for. Everything from going

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to book, to communicating in the run up, through to the day itself was handled with ease and professionalism. We had every confidence that everything would be delivered and dealt with as discussed, which enabled us to enjoy the run up and day itself to the full. With the bridal party staying the night before and waking up to a lovely breakfast in the house, the day could not have got off to a better start. Paul and his staff were on hand throughout and were quick to deal with any query or request. They strike the balance perfectly, also knowing when to give you space. We wanted a fuss free, but beautiful wedding and The Ghan more than delivered. The house is so beautifully decorated that we didn't have to provide anything, not even flowers. The food is top quality, with the option of in-house or bring your own wine. The grounds and reception rooms offered the perfect locations for our guests to mingle and take it all in. The dancing room has a fab dancefloor and its own lighting/soundsystem. All we needed was to plug in a laptop, no need for band or DJ. With 34 guests we were able to sit around one table in the beautiful dining room and enjoy the views mixed with the sound of laughter of our nearest and dearest. The accommodation is extremely comfortable, particularly the bridal suite. Having exclusive use is a real treat, enabling you and your guests to enjoy the day and following morning to the full (including into the small hours). It was topped off by having breakfast together the next day and then heading off for a leisurely walk around Carlingford. We could not have asked for more. We cannot thank or recommend The Ghan, Paul and his fantastic team highly enough!

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