Private hire

Killruddery is the most prestigious privately-owned historic estate in Ireland.

Under the stewardship of Lord and Lady Ardee, the magnificent mansion and world-renowned 17th century gardens are lovingly maintained by a family whose ancestors have lived at Killruddery since 1618.

This iconic estate in County Wicklow includes a wide range of environments and surprising spaces for corporate events, weddings, private dining and team building. Less than an hour from both Dublin City and Dublin Airport, Killruddery offers old-world glamour in a spectacular rural setting – with exclusive access to an authentic, lived-in Irish heritage country house and demesne.

Special Occasions

The Orangery, The Dining Room, The Drawing Room, The Library, Portrait Hall and the Grain Store all provide unforgettable settings for a private event.

It might be a morning’s falconry, a hurling workshop, an afternoon tea in The Library with an optional House Tour, a corporate dinner in Killruddery’s rustic-chic barn – or a spectacular wedding ceremony in The Orangery, surrounded by a private collection of marble statues and sweeping views to the Little Sugarloaf Mountain.

Killruddery Afternoon Tea: a little afternoon indulgence with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

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A Taste of Killruddery

Killruddery is a working farm.  We raise beef, lamb and pork here on the estate. Vegetables, fruit and cut flowers are grown in our Walled Garden. We keep hens for eggs and bees for honey. If we cannot provide all of what we need, we seek the very best ingredients from local producers – many of whom we collaborate with in both our Farm Shop and weekly Farm Market.

We provide a range of set menus for private hire occasions, prepared by our Head Chef Rafal Lorys, with Killruddery’s home-grown seasonal produce. Our menus include: Canapé, Afternoon Tea, Formal Lunch, Formal Dinner, Four Course Banquet, BBQ Style Buffet, Hot Buffet, Cold Buffet and Summer BBQ.

We welcome you to enjoy a taste of Killruddery.

The orangery

180 guests 

The Orangery, a Victorian conservatory of flaunting beauty, offers magical solemnity for a ceremony or an extraordinary space for a reception or gala event. Inspired by the Renaissance gardens of Italy, sculptures from our marble statuary lend a classical, romantic style.

Grain store

200 guests 

The Grain Store is Killruddery’s charming 19th century barn conversion in our Horse Yard, the ultimate rustic-chic venue for dinner and dancing. After your marriage ceremony, a pathway leads your guests through our formal gardens to a charming courtyard strung with lights. Through double-height barn doors, surprise your close friends and family with the Grain Store’s characterful open-plan interior.

Killruddery’s long feasting tables offer a simple, bohemian style but, alternatively, we can hire tables in-the-round with beautiful linen coverings for a fine-dining extravaganza.

Shoot room

 

Another secret nook in Killruddery, the Shoot Room is one of our restored stables in the Horse Yard – beside the Grain Store. With its imposing fireplace and original wood floor and beams, this room can be a further extension to your celebrations.

The library

75 guests standing / 30 guests seated 

In the heart of the house, The Library is opulently decorated in the Carolean style with an old Hollywood touch. The rich, teal-green walls compliment the lustrous dark wood chimney-piece and overmantel. Host a beautiful drinks reception with views across the Long Ponds or a supper for 30 in low lit splendour.

The drawing room

70 guests 

Our beautiful, bright Drawing Room is a hidden treasure at Killruddery. The lavish neoclassical interior boasts magnificent scagliola pillars, ceiling stucco plasterwork and walls lined with gold brocade silk panels, with exquisite garden views.

The dining room

18 guests 

Connected to The Orangery, our formal Dining Room is ideal for small-party celebration drinks or private dining for up to eighteen guests. The room boasts a stunning stucco ceiling and tall windows that look out to a meditative vista across our Long Ponds to an ornate, sparkling fountain.

HIRE KILLRUDDERY FOR YOUR PRIVATE EVENT

If you would like to hire a venue at Killruddery, please call our team on +353 (1) 286 3405 ext:2 . Alternatively, you can fill out the enquiry form below and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.