Loughcrew House

LocationOldcastle, Co. Meath

History of Loughcrew House

Steeped in history and romance, Loughcrew House is located just an hour from Dublin amongst the rolling drumlins of North County Meath. Situated on its own estate surrounded by historic gardens & beautiful views across green fields. The original house was designed and built by the master architect Charles Robert Cockerell back in the 1800’s. What we now call the Main House was in fact the Orangerie where the Naper family grew exotic plants & palms.


The house has been lovingly restored by current owner Emily Naper & developed into a bespoke country house venue. The Main house can accommodate up to 17 people, and the Courtyard apartment and Stable Lodge can accommodate a further 11 people.

Weddings at Loughcrew Estate

Loughcrew Estate is a wholly unique, bohemian venue perfect for your alternative wedding day. Our most unique offering for your wedding ceremony is our beautiful church ruin, the family church of St Oliver Plunkett. This provides a stunningly romantic backdrop to your Humanist ceremony, Spiritualist ceremony or civil ceremony – there is nowhere else quite like it!

Behind the main House, is a Courtyard designed by the classical architect Charles Cockerell, which is similar to a small Parisian piazza. Our bar, drinks reception room, wedding banquet hall and further accommodation are all located around the Courtyard.

From small intimate weddings of less than 20 guests in the main house, to parties of 140 guests in the banquet hall, to larger marquee weddings; we can accommodate them all here at Loughcrew Estate.

Tranquil Surroundings

An impressive avenue of yew trees dominate the main walk, surveying an elegant parterre. Extensive lawns and terraces are encased by a physic and herbaceous border, with a canal and water gardens to be found further on. A medieval motte and walled garden also occupy a place in this diverse canvas. Beyond the gardens are a panorama of hills and an extended walk through an oak and laurel forest to Lough Croabh. The lake makes a remarkable scene with its crannog, and its reflection of the steep forested hills surrounding it.

Loughcrew House, Loughcrew House, Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, A82 X4Y1, Ireland

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Loughcrew House, Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath A82 X4Y1