his romantic castle, home to the Pakenham family for over 350 years, is set in superb parkland in the Irish Midlands now part of Ireland’s Ancient East. With over 10 hectares of beautiful gardens, it offers a stunning range of indoor and outdoor options for hosting Civil Ceremonies. The beautiful gothick summer house in the walled flower garden is a particular favourite with our couples providing under cover seating for up to 40 persons. If you prefer, you could choose a Chinese pagoda by a lake or even an Acorn house in the the woods; Tullynally Castle Gardens offers something for all tastes. All locations are HSE approved for Civil Ceremonies.

Perfect for bespoke Weddings, we offer packages to suit all budgets and a service to make your special day memorable. For more information and to arrange a site visit, email our Wedding Co-ordinator Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tullynally also offers a pre booked Wedding Photography service that includes entry to the grounds for the Wedding Party and Wedding Car access to the front of the castle. To book, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Situated on the Castle East side the Arboretum features mature 19th Century tree planting and new species introduced over the last 30 years by Tullynally owner Thomas Pakenham, the world famous tree expert.

A specially designed Acorn House in a central glade approached by sweeping forest paths is reminiscent of a sacred grove and is overlooked by Knockeyon Hill at Lough Derravaragh, home to the Children of Lir.

Described by the novelist Maria Edgeworth as a “fairytale garden” the grounds of Tullynally provide for a fairytale wedding with the castle one of the largest private residences in Ireland.



Very popular Summer time outdoor venue covered with rambling roses and surrounded with herbaceous borders looking down over the formal lawns towards the melancholic weeping fountain. Situated outside the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden and based on a train station platform this location offers great views of the flower gardens planted and cared for by Castle owner Valerie Pakenham. The area remains private for the Civil Ceremony as garden visitors are diverted.

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