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The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Cong, County Mayo, Ireland

Love at First Sight

Sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, The Lodge overlooks magical Lough Corrib and the hills of Connemara. Originally built in 1865, the property exudes classic refinement with modern appeal. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome and a unique range of activities including falconry and fishing.

Discover exceptional fine dining at Wilde’s Restaurant or Quay Bar, using fresh homegrown produce and local artisan suppliers. The picturesque lakeside surroundings make it the ideal setting for a destination wedding or romantic escape.

Sustainability Efforts


As experts in that special day, weddings at The Lodge are are planned with meticulous detail and tender loving care. A chic and elegant sanctuary, The Lodge is the perfect place for a classic and traditional day, and and the devoted wedding team will work closely with you and your loved one to create an experience that is completely unique to you. With decadent interiors and unrivalled hospitality, a picturesque lakeside setting and gorgeous gardens, The Lodge is a dream location for those who want to embrace the natural beauty of the landscape. The day will be complemented with a wealth of lovely little touches, including the soft glow of candlelight, romantic piano music, and roaring log fires in the evening.

Your Stay

The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers 26 Deluxe Bedrooms, 12 Superior Deluxe Bedrooms, 12 Duplex Suites, eight Quay Suites and six Lake View Suites - all individually designed, generously proportioned and beautifully furnished - so it is able to accommodate even the largest of wedding parties. Lavish details create an air of luxury, setting the scene for an indulgent and exceedingly comfortable stay; enormous beds, goose down duvets and pillows, and plush en-suites with underfloor heating and designer toiletries. Room 102 is The Lodge’s romantic recommendation, with its own private corridor, a grand four-poster bed and breathtaking views over Lough Corrib.

What to Do

Of course, when it comes to sightseeing experiences, we shan’t name the obvious! For more energetic pursuits, endless activities await you, from cycling to horse riding, and archery to falconry. The serene spa is the perfect way to unwind, with a range of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies that will melt your troubles away. However, if you’re here to pop the big question, don’t do it spontaneously after a few glasses of champagne - as their are some delightfully dramatic options on offer! With everything from a romantic boat trip to a secluded island to a Harrier Hawk delivering the ring, the team at The Lodge will help design an occasion that you will never forget.

The Food of Love

Exquisite fine dining is the passion of the Head Chef at The Lodge, with a strong mission statement for flavoursome food: ‘I follow our key principles; food must be local, seasonal, thought-provoking, and every ingredient must work in harmony on the plate - and I refer to this as 'local food with imagination.' Wilde’s Restaurant will dazzle you by night, but you can also start the day with style, with a romantic breakfast on your private terrace. You could also indulge in a picnic on the estate, a wine-tasting class, or even a prosecco boat tour, where you can sip on sparkling wine and watch the sunset over the natural beauty of the lake.

Visit our website:

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Lodge
  • Lake
  • Rural
    Hotel features:
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
Recommended for:
  • Active & Sporty
  • Fine Dining
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Tasting Experiences

Weddings at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

    Wedding services:
  • Civil Unions
  • Reception Only
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Same-Sex Weddings
  • Wedding Blessing
  • Wedding Licence
  • Wedding Planner
Ceremony capacity: 180
Reception capacity: 180

Romantic Breaks

Two night dining special
Two night dining special

Experience an exceptional dinner made with the finest local & seasonal ingredients, with an overnight stay.

Package includes 2 night stay

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One night dining special
One night dining special

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy a romantic getaway.

Package includes 1 night stay

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Deluxe Rooms
  • Feature Shower
Price on Request
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Quay Suites
  • Log Fire
  • Private Terrace/Balcony
Lake View Suites
  • Amazing Views
  • Log Fire
  • Private Terrace/Balcony

Special Offers

One night dining special
One night dining special

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy a romantic getaway.

Package includes 1 night stay

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Romantic Add-Ons

Private dining
Private dining

Entertain in style at The Lodge.