Half a mile of avenue wanders through parkland, its green grass maintained in perfect order with the assistance of sixteen hundred sheep and their lambs. Fine old trees provide the flock with a measure of shade on hot days and, in all directions, there is a screen formed by the natural woods that cover more than half the demesne. Temple House is a magnificent Georgian mansion set amidst a 1,000 acre private estate in Co Sligo.
Perhaps it is because it has been the family home since 1665 that makes the atmosphere here so peaceful and special. Temple House boasts rooms of enormous proportions and grandeur and yet there is a real sense of intimacy here too.
Hold your civil ceremony in the Drawing Room, or maybe celebrate with a blessing by the Knights Templar lakeside castle, or just make merry. We can welcome small intimate gatherings or larger parties. The croquet lawn is also an ideal spot for a marquee so the options are limitless. The gardens are spectacular, the whole setting breathtaking.
Food is important here too, taking enormous pride in our reputation. We look for fresh local ingredients and go from there. The sheer size of the house is particularly well suited to a buffet and dance but also provides a beautiful backdrop for a sit-down. Your guests can mingle, inside or outside; it is all very flexible, relaxed and romantic.
There are just 6 guest bedrooms in the house so exclusivity is easy. Two cottages on the estate plus local hotels and B&Bs offer a flexible approach to accommodation. We would always suggest that the wedding party take the house for more than just the day. You will enjoy your stay all the more. There is a special ambiance at Temple House and it loves a celebration.
Let the special ambiance of Temple House lend itself to your day.
We do not have a specific formula. No two occasions are the same – we know that. Please email or telephone to discuss your specific requirements.