…But ultimately, by far, the best part of the day was our visit to Gloster House for our pictures where the great Tom Alexander served chilled champagne in the foyer while the original bridal march sounded throughout the house. That was magical and it was a really great opportunity to enjoy the moment that we said ‘I DO’.
Gloster House is a stunning early 18th century manor house which still retains its unique Palladian features of the past. The house is situated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains in County Offaly in the very heart of the Irish midlands. Gloster House boasts extensive gardens complete with fairytale fountains, waterfalls, ponds, canal, lake and a walled garden.
One of the most beautiful restorations being carried out in Ireland today is that of Gloster House, situated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in Birr, Co Offaly. Home to Tom and Mary Alexander, this late 17th, early 18th-century Georgian house, with extensive gardens, is breath taking.
Gloster is County Offaly’s most important early 18th century house.
While the impressive façade of Gloster House might amaze visitors, it is the interior that will astonish.
The gardens are impressive with many man-made ponds and shrubberies. All the fountains work on gravity, with no mechanical or electrical parts.