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The Award Winning Station House Hotel is one of Ireland's truly unique wedding venues. Formerly a busy railway junction, The Station House Hotel is Located just 20 miles from Dublin in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland's Ancient East, in the quaint village of Kilmessan in County Meath. The original features still stand today. The Turn Table is the perfect setting for an unusual outdoor ceremony and the Carriage Suite your perfect backdrop for your wedding reception.
Winner of Best Country House Wedding venue
The refurbishment draws inspiration from travels across the globe, where Irish country chic meets with eclectic influences from India, Istanbul, Middle East and beyond. The blend of local Irish made furniture and hand-made accessories from international artisans, combined with original antiques from The Station House and it’s history as a busy railway junction, all combine to give the venue its unique feel and charm.
Some of the more unusual design features include:
The Slattery family started to welcome guests in 1983 and launched the award winning Signal Restaurant on Easter Saturday night, 1984 with a bang! Since then, they and their team have won numerous awards and built a reputation for excellent food and service, using the freshest Boyne Valley produce, and ensuring that everything from the berry compote to the brandy and peppercorn sauce, is home-made to perfection! This food ethos carries through to each and every wedding at The Station House Hotel, making it not only a unique destination for it's beautiful gardens and historic charm, but also for it's wonderfully fresh and delicious dishes.
The original train station buildings and features have been lovingly restored by the Slattery's, and now sit on twelve acres of manicured gardens and woodlands, listed in the Boyne Valley Garden Trail.
The original Signal Suite is the only one of its kind in Ireland and has been converted into a two storey honeymoon suite separate from the hotel, offering you complete privacy on your wedding day.
The Station House has 19 bedrooms. These can be held exclusively for you and your guests.
The original stone Turntable, set amidst the woodland and hidden gardens, provides a truly mystical setting for your outdoor ceremony, whilst the Carriage Suite, originally the engine and goods room, is perfect for hosting elegant indoor ceremonies and celebrations with original granite stonework, wood panelling and seating for up to 190 guests.
The Carriage Suite:
Once the locomotive workshop, it is now a beautiful and opulent banqueting hall. Working with the design team at Millimetre Design, Suzanne (Slattery) set out to create a wonderful garden themed space in the Carriage Suite, whilst preserving the original granite stone walls, panelling and key features such as the bar which is located to one end of the room.
For design lovers, features include exotic green veined marble set against brass hardware on the bar counter and bathroom vanities, William Morris wall-paper and antique mirror blend perfectly with the granite stone, whilst the hand-made Italian Murano chandelier in the foyer sets the tone for what lies ahead. Once you enter the banqueting hall, the garden theme is apparent, with ceilings adorned with floral and foliage in amongst an array of chandeliers, whilst each of the windows are dressed with fresh eucalyptus bringing a beautiful aroma as you enter.
Crisp white linen on the tables sets off the herringbone wood floor and the Louis XVI style chairs, designed and chosen for comfort as well as style. For larger numbers (160 or more), classic cream Chiavari chairs work equally well against the wood floor and the garden theme.
For the tech lovers, there is a newly installed AC and heating system ensuring the temperature is perfect all year round, a ceiling projector for use during speeches, and adjustable lighting scenes aimed to provide the perfect ambience through-out your day.
The Carriage Suite can also used for beautiful indoor ceremonies against a cream linen back-drop and romantic candle lanterns framing the aisle.
The award winning Signal Restaurant, has many accolades such as;
AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence
Lucinda O’ Sullivan recommended
Georgina Campbell recommended
Best Hotel Restaurant Ireland.
The Signal Restaurant is perfect for more intimate gatherings or micro-weddings, seating up to 90 people comfortably.
This country house hotel is available for both exclusive and non-exclusive use, with a strict one wedding a day policy and exclusive use of all hotel bedrooms for our wedding couples.
The Station House is open for private viewings and virtual viewings. Their dedicated wedding team will bring you on a tour of the venue whether it’s in person, or virtually via Zoom
What people are saying!
Review submitted on Wed, 14th of April, 2021
It is a beautiful location and one we fell in love with from our first viewing. The recent renovations to the hotel have made it even more charming. The whole process from food tasting to our wedding day was great and very relaxed. Aimee was always on hand to guide us through the whole process, giving advice and ensuring that our wedding day would reflect what we were looking for and would run smoothly.
We were extremely lucky with the weather for the weekend as it was lovely and sunny. The wedding itself had a very relaxed atmosphere, thanks to Aimee, Emma and the staff. We had an amazing day, and nothing was too much to ask. The function room, turntable and grounds were decorated beautifully. With the great weather, we were able to spend more time outside chatting with our guests and take advantage of the grounds. The grounds are beautiful, they are nice to explore and are a great setting for wedding photos. The hotel is a lovely, relaxed setting full of charm.
If you are looking for a venue for your wedding, we would highly recommend the Station House Hotel.
Review submitted on Tue, 1st of December, 2020
The venue itself has a beautiful set up and it was perfect for a personal wedding with no fussing. All the staff made everything so easy for us and our guests were all very impressed with the venue and the food as well couldn't have been better. We were extremely well looked after on the day.
We would definitely recommend the Station House as a perfect wedding venue!
Aislinn & Simon
Review submitted on Fri, 27th of November, 2020
Fiona & Dermot x
Review submitted on Thu, 26th of November, 2020
There was nothing I could fault them for. Every aspect of our day was covered and all the extra little details that made the day so special and unforgettable. The setting and grounds are …
The staff were all brilliant and so friendly and helpful. I have regularly been at a wedding where you feel at the end of your night you have overstayed your welcome. This was not the case the staff at the end of the night were still as friendly as they were at the beginning of the evening.
The food was beautiful and we have since gone back to have dinner there on special occasions.
The Station House Hotel is a must see for any couple that are looking at venues for their special day. They will not be let down by this quaint special place.
Review submitted on Thu, 26th of November, 2020