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Weddings at Trudder

The stunning surroundings of this estate make for a truly unique location for a wedding reception in southern Ireland.

You can enjoy the house and grounds in their entirety with your friends and family for three days. It is exclusively open only to you. This offers you complete privacy and individual attention. The house itself is ideal for smaller intimate bespoke weddings of between 30 and 60 guests, with dinner in the main rooms and after party in the courtyard marquee. Small intimate weddings allow you to spend more money on the things that are important – such as the food, entertainment and honeymoon. Feeding 140 guests costs a lot of money, why not have a smaller dinner party and a big hooley after!

Larger weddings are accommodated in the courtyard marquee that can comfortably seat up to 140 guests. The original stone walls and beams of the courtyard's outbuildings are lit and those areas incorporated into the structure of the marque. Another stone built outbuilding, which would have originally served as a laundry room, has been integrated into the courtyard marquee and refashioned as a bar area. It is these characteristics, amongst others, that elicits the feeling of a courtyard wedding as distinct from a marquee wedding.

Less than one hour south of Dublin in Ireland, we are ideally situated for country weddings without the country mileage. Whether you choose a five course meal or a spit roast banquet, we can host any wedding party.

As we are not in the hotel business, we do not offer a simple wedding package; instead we have expertly chosen caterers, photographers and musicians that we highly recommend and love working with. Each wedding is as unique as you.

Weddings at Trudder are exceptionally different, with the house and grounds being used to its entirety… The lawns provide a breathtaking setting for a champagne or drinks reception on a fine day - and the houses backdrop is equally spectacular for a winter wedding.

Wedding Bookings

The stunning surroundings of this estate make for a truly unique location for a wedding reception.

If you wish to enquire about Trudder Lodge, please contact Niamh on (00353) 87 6428237 or by email at trudderlodgewicklow@gmail.com.

Don't forget to include the dates you wish to stay on! Please note however that this does not guarantee your reservation as all requests are subject to availability. We will be in contact with you shortly regarding your booking.

Recommended Accommodation

Trudder Lodge is your home for the duration of your stay.

The house itself has 5 double bedrooms.

In the area, there are numerous accommodation options from the 5-Star Druids Glen Hotel, to the country-chic Parkview Hotel and many Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation options, all within 10 minutes driving distance.


5 Star Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy
Tel: +353 (0)1 2870800

The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy
Tel: +353 (0)1 2015600

Mount Usher View, Ashford
Tel: +353 (0)404 40543


Woodstock Demesne, Newtownmountkennedy
Tel: +353 (0)1 2018450

Rathmore Holiday Village, Ashford
Tel: +353 (0)404 40181

B & Bs

Ashby B&B, Newtownmountkennedy
Tel: +353 (0)1 2810284

Butterfly Hill Farm, Newtownmountkennedy
Tel: +353 (0)1 2819218

Butler's B&B, Greystones
Tel: +353 (0)1 2875518

Slievemore House, Greystones
Tel: +353 (0)1 2874724

Shalamar Country House, Kilpedder
Tel: +353 (0)1 2810499

Thornvale , Kilpedder
Tel: +353 (0)1 2810410

Pallas Lodge, Ashford
Tel: +353(0)404 4018

Alternative Weddings in Ireland

Across the continent Weddings are carried out very differently to the traditional Big Day in Ireland. Why not take some hints from our neighbours and go for an alternative wedding, at a fraction of the cost but without losing any of the grandeur.

One example of an alternative wedding is a "canapé wedding". The couple would get married later than is traditional in Ireland, at 4 or 5pm, with a special blessing carried out either in the house or garden. This would be followed by a champagne or cocktail reception and instead of a sit down meal, guests would be served a meal made up entirely of Canapés.

These would be served in the order of starters, mains and desserts with each guest having ample choice and selection. These are served as your guests mingle throughout the house. Later on guests would continue the party in the basement bar.

Buffet Weddings are also an alternative to the traditional sit-down meal. These can be done alongside Barbeques or Spit Roasts and take all the formality away from the meal.

Catering at Trudder

Andrew Holmes Catering

Mark that special occasion savouring gastronomic delights prepared by qualified chef Andrew Holmes. Andrew has been with Trudder since inception.

Hog Roasts, Shooting Parties and all celebratory events. Be it your exclusive Wedding Day banquet with family and friends, a unique preceding day dinner, tasty midnight barbeque and post wedding day lunch, each and every one expertly and efficiently provided to your joyful satisfaction. Qualified waiting staff enhance the event.

All ingredients used are of the highest quality, sourced locally and organic if it’s the best available. I source all Beef, Poultry and Lamb in Co. Wicklow. Venison and Game is also available locally. Fish is delivered from Howth, having been caught in the Irish Sea.

Your special event menu will be your creation, guided by my experience, thus producing a unique menu to delight the eye and the taste buds!

Having been in the catering industry for over 15 years, in Ireland and abroad, I have worked alongside the finest, including Michelin starred chefs. The finest is now available to you with Andrew Holmes Catering – The Hogfather.

Check out our web site for more information. Alternatively get in touch by mobile or email.

Tel : +353 87 921 2872      Email : andrew_holmes@live.com      Web : www.andrewholmescatering.ie or www.thehogfather.ie     Facebook : www.facebook.com/andrewholmescatering


Honeydew Events

Honeydew Events hallmark is delicious food cooked in an innovative and elegant style while retaining the feel of being home-cooked. For the last fifteen years we have provided a flexible and personalised service nationwide with tailor made menus to suit every style and budget.

The way our company works is this we can either do just the catering i.e. we arrive the day before set up the tables then on the day we run it for you. We serve the food make sure everyone is happy, clean up and go! (we can organise to serve the drinks at the reception and during dinner too if needed.)

Or... we can provide an all round service which which will take any pressure off you! We can help with the decor of the room, the bar, help with flowers, music, photography, as well as the running of the day itself... It ‘s like having your very own wedding fairy! You say what you would like and we make it happen just like magic... sounds cheezy but believe me it really helps.

For more information call or email Natasha

Tel: +353 87 839 9528      Email: honeydewevents@gmail.com      Web: www.honeydew.ie


Local Churches


RC: St. Patricks Church, Kilquade, Co. Wicklow



RC: St. Josephs Church, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow



RC: Carmelite Monastery Chapel, Delgany, Co. Wicklow



RC: St. Anthonys Church Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow



Church of Ireland: St. Matthews, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow



Church of Ireland: Newcastle Church, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow



Church of Ireland: Calary Church, Roundwood Road, Wicklow



Church of Ireland: St Patricks Church, Church St, Greystones



RC: Church of the Holy Rosary and St. Kilians, La Touche Road, Greystones


Taxi Services

Murrays Cabs     Tel : +353 (0)1 2819322     Mob: +353 (0)86 2540098     Email: Murrayscabs@eircom.net

Greystones Cabs  Tel: +353 (0) 86 775 3485   Email: info@greystonescabs.ie   Web: www.greystonescabs.ie





















































































































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