For a unique wedding in a truly idyllic lakeside setting, boutique retreat Wineport Lodge in Athlone, County Westmeath offers the perfect choice for those seeking stylish surroundings and exceptional cuisine, coupled with warm Irish hospitality at this family-run hotel which is just an hour’s drive from Dublin airport and ferry ports. Set on the shores of Lough Ree, your guests will enjoy lakeside views from each of the 29 individually-designed rooms and suites, and the peaceful waterways are a delightful backdrop for those once-in-a-lifetime wedding photographs.
Civil ceremonies can be arranged in the Harbour Room and Wineport’s own dedicated wedding planner works closely with brides and grooms to tailor every detail for each exclusive event. Wineport Lodge is known throughout Ireland as the home of leading Irish celebrity chef TV show, The Restaurant, so happy couples can be assured of a delectable wedding feast, created with locally-sourced produce, for parties of up to 150 guests.
You’ll find plenty to entertain the wedding party during the celebrations too – from a Champagne cruise along the tranquil lakes to a spot of pampering; with a range of spa treatments from Yonka and Lu’lur – as well as a rooftop hot tub for the ultimate indulgence.
Happy couples, meanwhile, will love the finishing touches at Wineport Lodge, such as the red carpet entrance where they’ll be greeted with Champagne, personalised printed menus, table names, table plan, cake table with stand and knife, beautiful table settings including flowers, tea lights and white linen napery and the bridal suite on the wedding night with Champagne, flowers and chocolates.
Wedding banquets start at £75 per person, for a minimum of 80 guests, including sparkling wine reception, delicious canapés, four course banquet meal, wine for each guest and pink bubbly for the toast.
For bookings and further details on weddings at Wineport Lodge call 00353 90 643 9010 or visit wineport.ie/