Drishane House

  • Where is it? Castletownsend
  • Licenced for civil ceremonies? yes
  • What is it? Georgian design country home
  • Capacity: unlimited
  • Perfect for: marquee style weddings, summer croquet on the lawn, authors and history buffs
  • Makes me think of: private and exclusive estate, Somerville and Ross and mystery.

Rarely open to the public, to have a wedding at Drishane House is a very special event indeed. You can feel the love the generations of Somervilles have poured into Drishane House, built in 1780 in classic Georgian design. The main house is filled to the brim with interesting family heirlooms, oil paintings, antiques, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Jane then she will be happy to regale you with stories of this wonderful home and its fascinating heritage. The location is private and exclusive yet warm and welcoming, too.

When you book Drishane House for your wedding venue, a local catering/drinks company takes care of your wedding meal, which really adds to the feel of the country house exclusive atmosphere. What’s even better is that your party will enjoy their main meal in the outside marquee that’s set up especially for you in the private grounds.

For those photographic opportunities, I love it when brides and grooms make time for shots on the cliffs which offer stunning views across the Atlantic. But you needn’t roam too far, as the orchard has some wonderful areas for wedding photographs. If the weather doesn’t lend itself to photos you can explore the nooks of the house and feel like the lord and lady of the manor, with your photographer there to capture some utterly charming and timeless images.

I love it for the long tree lined drive way as you enter, the family history, the sash windows and arched doorway windows and the stunning views over the bay.