Here at Killyon Manor, we’re re-wilding weddings as we re-wild the land, making space for relaxed, natural and genuinely romantic alternatives to traditional large weddings, with a minimum of fuss. You might be looking for a weekend of runaway love for two, or hoping to have a few friends around. Maybe you’re just dreaming of the most romantic woodland setting you can imagine , or thinking you’d like a bit of a party afterwards, with some quirky Big House razamattaz thrown in. 50 guests max is the only major line we draw.
Being flexible and non-formulaic is very much a part of this approach, so have a look at what we’re talking about, or just get in touch right away and we’ll be so happy to figure things out with you.
just a ceremony
It’s simple, just a ruined chapel, in the heart of the island wood, with the natural cathedral cover of a million beech leaves. There’ll be a rustic “altar,” decorated with natural foliage and seasonal flowers from the estate, and a couple of lanterns.
You might want to organise a celebrant to make it legal. You might like to invite a few extra friends or family …or not. And if its just the two of you, we’d be honoured to be your witnesses.
Afterwards, you’ll have the run of the grounds for photographs. We cultivate Nature here - Secret Garden style - 60 acres of organic, un-manicured estate, full of wild and beautiful places. The river and bridges, wildflower meadows, landmark trees and curiosities , and then the Manor itself, tumbling with climbing roses.
stay the night
Come and soak up the friendly, easy atmosphere of the Manor and make a weekend of it, for up to six guests. Stay the night before or after, or both.
You’ll be self-catering in our archetypal, eccentric Irish "Big House", though as its your wedding, we have a few cunning ideas for you to take the hard work out it. Definitely no cleaning!
Killyon Manor is big, boho and very relaxed, not your average, posh-up stately home. The bone structure is grand but our style is playful, cosmopolitan ,with a kind of crumpled flare. Lived-in sofas, dusty old books, wood-burning stoves and good old-fashioned plumbing. No chintz or five-star formality or luxury here - we like casual living and setting people completely at their ease.
We’ve thought long and hard, and it wouldn’t be right not to let you have a little party afterwards if you wanted. Maybe a small reception with drinks and nibbles, or a bit of a sit down with music and dancing into the night. Our only limit is 50 guest max.
We don’t do catering or bar, so how you make it is up to you. Have your best friends cooking up a storm in the kitchen for everyone, or bring in caterers and what not, and go the full Monty. We can lend you equipment to make your life easier, and the spaces : our beautiful tattered ballroom, gardens and yards and the whole of the Manor downstairs.
The main thing is to keep it simple, and we’ll hold your hands along the way so you have the night of your life.
FANCY A LOOK AROUND OUTSIDE?
Come exploring around the grounds of the Manor by clicking through the gallery below.