Exclusive Wedding Venue

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Exclusive Weddings at Gloster House


If your wedding is to be one of a kind in a truly unique setting, then the 300-year-old Gloster House is the perfect hidden, magical and romantic setting.
The house is strictly a private venue so you will have your special day in this amazing house surrounded only by your family and friends. This is a privately owned country house and is a completely different experience to a hotel or other structured wedding venues.



The most stunning location for a wedding. The grounds are so beautiful and the owners Tom, Mary and Nigel are so warm and genuine. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect weekend.

Clare and James

The Venue

Within Gloster House there are many options for the location of the wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding dinner, or indeed for smaller dinners or functions on the day before or after the wedding. The house has a number of reception rooms of different sizes. These include a double-height entrance hall and a large first-floor gallery area, all with elaborate decorative plasterwork. The white chapel can be used for ceremonies and as well as the late night disco. In addition there is a garden room with doors to wonderful gardens and courtyards to the east, west and south of the room. This can seat up to 180 guests. The courtyard is lit up at night with lanterns to create a truly magical space. The gardens have Italianate terraces, fountains, lakes and woodlands which provide a magical backdrop for any celebration.

The Ceremony

You may hold your humanist or civil ceremony at Gloster House in The White Chapel. Though now deconsecrated, this stunning space was once a church and still retains its features, including wonderful high ceilings.

There are also a number of churches available in the nearby towns of Birr, Roscrea, Coolderry and Shinrone.


We had our wedding here and it was beyond beautiful. Tom and the family were unbelievably helpful and really looked after us. Breakfast in the morning and fresh coffee anytime. Not only did we have the wedding of fairytales, but also built a great friendship. Will definitely be going back to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Aureana and Gary

Food and Drink

We exclusively work with a small panel of caterers who provide the perfect combination of delicious food and total professionalism. After you have discussed your individual requirements with the caterer of your choice we then take over and liaise with their team in the lead up to, and during, the wedding day. You can have as much or as little involvement as you wish.

Corkage is included for much of your wine and other drinks throughout the weekend, though we also provide a full bar.


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Second Day

As we only host one wedding per week, a second day event is a very popular option. This allows you to host an informal celebration at Gloster where you and your guests can unwind and enjoy exploring the gardens and grounds. For this event, the house, grounds, banqueting room and courtyard are at your disposal for a delicious pig-on-a-spit buffet, drinks and music.

You’ve worked hard creating the perfect wedding, you deserve a day to relax!


Photo: Peter Rowen Wedding Photography


We have on site accommodation for up to 24 guests, perfect for the bridal party. In the house there are six double ensuite period bedrooms available, with cooked breakfast served each morning in the formal dining room. The accommodation includes an elaborate bridal suite consisting of a large first floor drawing room overlooking the formal gardens and lake with a separate bedroom and two bathrooms. A further four double ensuite bedrooms are available for your guests in the newly renovated Steward’s House and two double bedrooms in the Gate Lodge.

A wide range of additional accommodation is available for your guests locally in the nearby towns of Birr and Roscrea. There is a local shuttle bus service available exclusively for your guests.

We were lucky enough to celebrate our wedding at Gloster House. The beauty of the house and grounds are unrivaled, but it was the genuine warmth and kindness of the owners that really made it so special for us. From start to finish Tom, Mary and Nigel were the perfect hosts. They ran the weekend to perfection and as a result we were able to completely relax and enjoy our wedding. Thank you so much for helping to make it the best day of our lives!

Maryclare and Ciarán

Contact Us

We would be delighted to send you our wedding brochures and answer any questions that you may have.

We had visited four different venues prior to Gloster House and whilst each was a serious contender, we hadn’t had a unanimous ‘yes’ from both of us and our parents. We liked the idea of being able to hire out a house in the countryside and having it to ourselves. We adored the architecture of Gloster house. We felt the house had so much potential. It had so many different spaces we could use from an onsite chapel, a beautiful courtyard and a glorious hallway for the drinks reception – it was a unanimous ‘yes’ from all parties involved as we walked around! We adored the white chapel. It had such a wow factor when we first walked in. We could just picture the flowers and the choir. We also loved the idea that our guests weren’t required to travel from the Church to a venue. It was and is a one-stop venue. 

Doireann & Vincent

Planning a destination wedding was extremely stressful. We actually had my now mother in law visit Gloster and she face-timed us while walking through the venue. It was an immediate decision. YES! Please have our date available!
Absolute incredible venue! Royal wedding? If only they knew about Gloster House…. Tom and Mary were so nice and genuine from the moment we met them. Their Son, Nigel, helped run the wedding on the day of and made sure everything went exactly how we… I mean Sinead (my now wife) wanted. They worked with us through all of our extremely difficult requests and made sure this was going to be the wedding we have always dreamed of. Thank you Tom, Mary, and Nigel for one of the best days of our lives! Without a doubt would recommend Gloster House to anyone for their wedding venue. There is no place better.

Sinéad and Dejan

We had our wedding at Gloster House in July this year and it was absolutely the best decision we could have made! The venue is spectacular – so many of our guests told us it was the best wedding venue they’d ever seen. Tom and Mary are the perfect hosts, combining a personal approach with the utmost professionalism. They unfailingly responded to our many many questions in the lead up to the day and were on hand to make sure everything came together seamlessly on the day. We booked Gloster House for three nights and held a bbq in the gardens the day after. We felt so at home the whole time and there were a few tears when we left. An unforgettable and exceptional place to celebrate such an important milestone with friends and family.

Gwen & Peter

We had our wedding in the beautiful Gloster House in September 2016, and I cannot recommend it enough as a wedding venue. From the start, the owners Mary and Tom were personable, relaxed and extremely helpful with planning the day. They had solutions for any issues that arose and recommendations for how to make the day a relaxed affair for everyone. On the wedding day, we had the ceremony in a beautifully decorated room. Then drinks and canapés outside in the sunshine taking in the views of the amazing grounds and the meal in the fabulous dinning room, which again was decorated in the most lovely way. In the evening the courtyard was decorated with candles and fairy lights, it was very magical to sit out with drinks and chat to our guests. All the staff were friendly and helpful, and any requests were dealt with efficiently. Our guests have all commented that it was an amazing wedding, relaxed and fun, made even more special by the little touches that Tom, Mary and their son Nigel had put in place. Gloster House is a truly special place and we feel very lucky to have had our wedding there. It was a fabulous day and If we had to do it again we would not change a single thing.

Alex & Hazel

We got engaged at the end of a year spent travelling and visited lots of potential venues on our return to Ireland. Gloster House was the first we viewed and none others came close for us – as a venue it was absolutely stunning, and we, our friends and our family were very well looked after by Mary, Tom, Nigel and the rest of the team on the big day. Highly recommended!

Sinéad & Niall

We got married in Gloster House in 2018. When I got out of the car on our first visit and saw Percy the peacock I was sold on the place. Our wedding was a little unusual given that at least half of the guests were coming from abroad. The beautiful country house and grounds were almost like something out of a fairy tail and the guests who had grown up in largely urban settings were mesmerized. To this day whenever anyone talks about our wedding venue their eyes light up.

Tom, Mary and Nigel put us in touch with fantastic suppliers including, Richard Haslam flowers (an absolute must) and Green Olive Catering who were used to the venue and worked seamlessly with the Alexanders. The Alexanders also helped us to find accommodation for all of our guests. Both local hotels had weddings on the night, but my fiance together with the Alexanders managed to find beds for 180 guests in quaint and original guest houses. My husband also loves history, and Tom and Mary were never too busy to explain how they restored the house or to discuss the history of the venue with him.

This venue has all the WOW factor of any venue in Ireland, that is what attracted us there. What we didn’t realise in our early planning stages was how important the managers of the venue would be. Nigel dealt with difficult guests, they organised last minute changes and they even ensured that I was left in peace on the morning of the wedding. I never had to ask them to do any of this, nor did they ask for any thanks, they just do these things without even involving the bridal party. This meant that we were comfortable on the day that everything would be looked after.

After our lovely day two BBQ we were exhausted. All the guests were gone and we had our final hour in the venue having a beer with Tom. A typical touch from the class act that is Gloster House Weddings.

Áine & Ed

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Gloster House & Gardens
Co. Offaly,
R42 CH02,

E-mail: nigel@glosterhouse.com