Ghan House

Ghan House

4 Star Hotel
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€2000 - €4000
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Venue Overview

Ghan House, Carlingford, Louth

Ghan House is an 18th century country Georgian house set in private, walled grounds for exclusive use. Up to 54 guests or 34 on one long table - in the drawing room or up to 18 guests in the Ground Floor Dining room. The ballroom has wall to wall maple 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 54 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 also licensed for Civil Ceremonies.  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 Rosettes  for the restaurant 2011 - 2020. In addition Ghan House was the National winners of the AA 'Guest Accommodation of the Year 2020'.

The bedrooms have been selected by John & Sally McKenna's Bridgestone Guide - 'Best 100 Places to stay in Ireland'  for 22 continuous years from 1998 to 2020 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 .

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

Eco economy - Most of the bedrooms at Ghan House - their heating & hotwater is powered by an air source heat pump. The water from the roofs of the main house all feed into the pond. Kitchen waste is utilised to make compost, plastic, paper, card & glass are all recycyled as is kitchen oil. The gas used for cooking & in the laundry for drying is BioLPG - which is 100% renewable - we pay more for it, but we think it's worth it! There are many other green commitments we are implementing - see for further details.

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

  • Independent Family Run
  • Exclusive Use
  • Eco
  • Country House


  • Unusual
  • Waterside


  • Civil License
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Guest Accommodation

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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 23 reviews
by Chimge Gerry Khundgaa Hoey
on Wed, 22nd of January, 2020
Chimge and I fell in love with Ghan House when we first visited in 2018. We had looked at a number of venues to host our wedding reception.

Out of them all, Paul and all at Ghan House seemed to anticipate our desired wishes, and suggest helpfully some thing or way we might undertake our dream

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From Paul, owner of Ghan House who was always so open and considerate, and manager Sarah, who was extraordinary in her grasp of details, estimating with unerring accuracy what we would need, and budgeting advice with obvious experience of people's menu choices at times of the year and all the staff for their professionalism, we are so grateful.

Our special day was indeed special and so much more! The food served to our guests was without fail exceptional. Everyone was very happy.

The surroundings and attention to detail, and presentation of Ghan House was superb.

Our Harpist, Mongolian Morin Khuur musician (who were inspired to play duets together they enjoyed their surroundings so much), DJ, photographer and Videographer were also very happy to be involved with our special day at Ghan House.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for helping in making so special our special day. Best wishes for the future, Love Chimge and Gerry xx
by Reagan Quinn
on Wed, 22nd of January, 2020
Me & my husband married here in December 2019 & I don't even know where to begin reccomendeding this amazing venue and team!

Nothing was too much trouble, I dealt with Sarah most and she was just incredibly helpful & always on hand to answer my (sometimes stupid) questions.

We are from the UK

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and Sarah made the planning so easy for us & even mananged to help with a last minute transport issue I had!

The venue is self is stunning, way more beautiful in real life, the bedroom was perfect & so was the food. All our guests were really impressed!

A special thankyou to Paul who mananged to help us with getting our marriage certificate back in one piece too!

Sarah, Paul, Orla & the whole team went above and beyond for us in every way possible, I wish I could do it all over again! We can't put into words just how greatful we are for making sure our day was magical - from the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!

Mr & Mrs Quinn x
by Olivia Conlon
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.
by Donal and Loretta
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.

Venue Details

Guest Capacity
Per Person

Venue Hire Price
€2000 - €4000


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