The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

4 Star Hotel
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Cong, Mayo
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, formerly known as Lisloughrey Lodge, is the latest addition to the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. A chic and elegant sanctuary, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s leading wedding venues.


The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding. Dating from 1865, the main house was originally the home of Ashford Castle's Estate Manager and has been tastefully restored with a new courtyard wing added to increase the bedrooms to fifty including fabulous suites.

With spectacular views of Lough Corrib, it truly is a hidden gem in the heart of Mayo, only 40 minutes drive from Galway city. It’s a wedding photographers dream destination. This destination wedding venue is ideal for couples from all over the country. Book one of the best wedding hotels in Mayo and ensure all your dreams come true on your big day.

The opulent Harbour Room with its elegant Chandeliers and panoramic views of Lough Corrib and Kinlough Woods are all guaranteed to add to the magic off your special day. Our Lake View Junior Harbour Room can also host a wedding of up to 30 guests and has its own private bar with and an outdoor patio area leading from it.

Impeccably manicured lawns surround The Lodge at Ashford Castle and can accommodate an idyllic outdoor drinks reception while setting the ideal scene for your photography.

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Gardens


  • Classic
  • Luxe


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation

Meet the Dream Maker

Claire Moran
Wedding & Event Manager
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Real Weddings

Blush & Midnight Blue: Megan + Declan At The Lodge At Ashford Ca

Stormy skies, a dramatic woodland backdrop and the faint silhouette of a cherry blossom tree added to the majestic romance of this wedding along The Wild Atlantic Way.

What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 7 reviews
on Tue, 30th of October, 2018
We fell in love with the Lodge at Ashford Castle many years ago when we first visited. I can't even put into words how special this venue is. You get that lovely "Home from Home" feeling when you are there. The service is amazing, the staff are super friendly you'll find yourself hanging out having

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chats with them throughout your stay and most importantly the Lodge has a way of adding that "Special Touch" to everything, that you just can't find anywhere else. We feel so lucky to have been able to celebrate our Wedding there in September, spending three days there was just Amazing from start to finish. Claire and Eimear our wedding coordinators were like friends to us at the end of it all, they are Pros at what they do! If you are even considering having your wedding there, all I can say is just go and spend a day there, chill out, drink coffee and eat cake, you will fall in Love with it just like we didx
on Sun, 14th of October, 2018
Words can’t describe how happy we were with The Lodge. We had such a magical wedding and were over the moon with the service. The food, service, organisation, attention to detail and exquisite touches made our day even more special.

I am sure that they did more than we realised too, but I saw

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that my cousin received an engagement dessert at her table - I don’t know how that was done, but she was very happy!

Every single person that we dealt with in the hotel was outstanding...and we probably dealt with over 50 people! The reception, bar staff, waiting staff, even housekeeping did their job with a smile on their face. I can see why they are an award winning hotel. Most of our guests hadn’t been to the lodge and around half hadn’t been to Ireland before and many said that they would return to both!

Thanks to Claire Moran her organisation , calmness and brilliance at her job. The little touches were magical!

I don’t plan to marry again, but if I did I would definitely return to the lodge to host!
on Thu, 11th of October, 2018
We had the most perfect intimate and special wedding celebration at the Lodge. As we were only having 12 people for dinner, we were unsure of how to proceed however Claire did an amazing job in arranging for us to have a large table placed in one of the rooms in Wildes at the Lodge. It worked

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perfectly for our small gathering. Claire ensured that the menu suited the tastes of our guests and the service was impeccable. Our families were blown away by the suites and the grounds on the Estate and spent much of the next day exploring. This is the perfect venue for a celebration and family and guests will be incredibly well looked after. This was such a treat for us and for our families and we cannot wait to go back to stay there again. I would highly recommend the Lodge for a large or a small wedding.
on Fri, 13th of July, 2018
We are so glad that we had our wedding reception at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. It is a stunning venue and the grounds and view are to die for. Claire was such a pleasure to deal with and nothing we wanted was too much. Both of our families stayed in The Lodge the night before the wedding which

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made for a very relaxing weekend. The food on the day was exceptional and so many of our guests commented on the food and the venue. Picking a venue is the biggest decision you make for the biggest day of your life and we are delighted we chose The Lodge.
on Mon, 26th of February, 2018
My husband and I got married just a few weeks ago and had our reception at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. We could never have imagined how wonderful the day turned out. Everything about The Lodge is pure perfection. From the first day we went to look at the hotel we were treated with the utmost

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care and professionalism. We had a smaller wedding- 50 adults and 15 kids and The Lodge was a perfect size.
We wanted the package tailored to our own particular needs and Claire, the wedding coordinator, couldn't have made things easier for us. We wanted a mix of beer and bubbles for the guests on arrival- no problem. We wanted granny's treacle bread buns as part of the arrival food- no problem. We asked for full bowls of soup instead of tasters- no problem. We asked that that our parents be treated as VIPs- no problem. We simplified the menu a bit to suit our country tastes and the food was AMAZING! We thought the meal was fabulous and the afters food was DELICIOUS! We were delighted that so many of our guests commented on the quality of the food.
The rooms were pure luxury and the kids stayed free! There's nothing more I can say. You need to check them out. They were an experience in themselves- and the lake views!!! Wow. We've already vowed to go back every year for our anniversary. The atmosphere is so romantic.
What really stole the show was the staff. They went above and beyond to cater for everyone's needs and treated the children with the same respect as they treated the adults. I loved the milk and cookies left by each child's bed that night. As a parent it meant so much to me that the staff made the day special for our seven year old daughter too. We brought the kids on the Bird Walk the next morning as a special treat and if your budget stretches then it's well worth it. They really loved it and it made the celebration one they really won't forget.
Our rating for The Lodge? 100%, A++++, Perfect score. Can't wait to go back.

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