Wedding at Tankardstown House

As an Ireland wedding photographer, I must say that Tankardstown is one of the most stunning wedding venues in Ireland! The light is gorgeous, and the beautiful garden fits perfectly in every single shot! If you are planning a Tankardstown House wedding, or an outdoor ceremony, and have no clear idea about where to celebrate it in Meath, take my word that this is a perfect place for it. Even in a rainy days the light filled orangery provides a lot of daylight and is super spacious.

The wedding started on a beautiful spring sunny day, where at 9am in the morning it was nice and crisp. Outside weddings and social gatherings are always a joy for any photographer that loves capturing natural frames and this was an outdoor wedding, which I was very much looking forward to.

Tankardstown House is one of those super wedding venues that was transformed magnificently into absolute beauty. For winter weddings, the fireplaces in the rooms at the main house combine like nothing else in this world, it is a fantastic festive atmosphere. Offering a complete blank canvas-style space, the Orangery is an amazing option on a rainy day, or winter.

Rather than the traditional cake-cutting shot, Khaiyisha and Neill came up with a very interesting (and photographically challenging) idea of lighting up some lanterns together outside of the Tankardstown venue. OMG! This was so beautiful and magical that I can’t still believe it. I still remember the calmed and loving atmosphere and the deep emotions that they both expelled while doing this together.

Definitely one of the most memorable wedding I’ve ever captured! And I couldn’t thank enough both Khaiyisha & Neill for trusting me with it. Also I want to give a massive big “Thank You” to all the wedding suppliers involved in making this day such a beautiful event for the newlyweds!

The Venue (general)

18th Century House and Gardens that are magnificently turned into one of Meath’s TOP Wedding Venues. Perhaps also one of the best in Ireland? Tankardstown House capacity is 50 to 250 guests. The venue is exclusive to the couple that hire it for their special day. They are working hard to make your day special and they do a great job on it. I guess there are many things that could be listed when speaking of Tankardstown House as a wedding venue and the reviews are great from past couples. One of the most important values is their attention to detail, food and perfectionism for those that like their day just perfect!

tankardstown house wedding venue. Guests gathering before the ceremony
wedding ceremony outdoors at tankardstown house
portrait of bride and groom at sunset at tankardstown house

Morning preparations at the Boyne house Slane

Here the bride and groom planned to get ready in the same place (apart, but close). The Boyne House in Slane, Co Meath offers a cozy ambiance that fits somehow between being timeless and dreamlike at the same time, it is just unique. The natural light coming from the windows is soothing and evenly spread out, making everything look just beautiful. Catching candids of her hair and makeup was superb, and the house offers a lot of creative freedom for moving around and creating lovely compositions that enhance the storytelling vibe of the final batch. And I might have spent too much time shooting the dress, but I simply couldn’t resist that warm and soothing light.

Boyne house Slane Hotel building
Ring-necked Pheasant at the Boyne house Slane
Wedding Shoes photography
Wedding dress hanging outside
Frieda Brides Wedding Dress details
Bride photo through a window
Wedding makeup
Fiona Harrison makeup at Boyne house slane
wild bunch of wedding flowers
bride and bridesmaids helping with the dress
lace wedding dress details
bride wearing a wedding shoes
bride portrait in front of boyne house slane
bride departing to ceremony in vintage car

The outdoor wedding ceremony at the gardens

The magical outdoor ceremony was setup in the garden. Emotional wedding promises from both the bride and groom.

Tankardstown house venue grounds
bride arriving to tankardstown house in vintage car
tankardstown house outdoor spring ceremony setup
tankardstown house outdoor ceremony guests
groom waiting for bride to arrive
bride arrives at the ceremony, groom sees her for the first time
mother of bride gives her daughter to husband
grooms proud look at his bride
outdoor wedding ceremony at tankardstown house
bride and groom photo during ceremony
ring warming during ceremony
wedding promises at ceremony
bride and groom look during promises
bride crying during promises to husband
look of mother at the husband of her daughter
bride emotional tears during promises to husband
emotional wedding promises of the groom

Family Photos at the gardens

Family photos are very important part of every wedding, although not many people think they are exciting. I can tell – they can be fun and efficient if planned to be so. Here at the Tankardstown wedding grounds we had a planned list of family members to attend to family photo part and we had lots of fun and relaxed picture taking.

family photos at tankardstown house garden
family photos at tankardstown house garden
family photos at tankardstown house garden
family photos at tankardstown house garden

Portraits at the grounds

Tankardstown house is endless for doing wedding portraits as the possibilities are truly endless. They have massive tall trees, that look stunning and majestic in any weather conditions. The well maintained gardens create a perfect backdrop for high variety of photographs. The interesting thing is that you actually do not need to spend much time with your wedding photographer doing portraits as it is all there within 2 minutes of a walk, out of sight of guests. This gives the couple to have their own little break, while having a walk around the gardens and capturing stunning portraits.

bride and groom in a vintage car at tankardstown house
bride and groom holding hands close photo
bride and groom kiss in a vintage car
small house at tankardstown wedding
portrait of bride and groom looks
bride and groom walking down the arch at tankardstown house
bride and groom photo at sunset at tankardstown house
wedding portrait at the green gates at tankardstown house
weeden arch portrait of bride and groom at tankardstown house

Wedding Reception

The space at the house provide a very warm welcoming atmosphere. Open plan terrace for those days that are warmer and comfortable atmosphere inside the house on a wet days. On a spring day like this, the weather was fabulous and guests could enjoy their drinks outside.

Orangery was decorated for the dinner and there was a lot of day light coming from the glass roof, which is providing extra spacious feel.

Tankardstown House wedding venue, outdoor ceremony views in Meath
bride and groom walking to the wedding reception
tablble decorations at tankardstown house
orangery tables at tankardstown house
wine pouring into glass
guests chatting before the dinner
grooms speech at a wedding
groom emotional speech
bride gets emotional during grooms speech at a wedding
wedding guest emotional during speeches
tankarstown house evening orangery wedding reception

Lanterns in the evening

Lanterns were the choice for the newlyweds instead of traditional cake cutting. This created such a warm atmosphere with everyone around enjoying this moment.

lanterns at a wedding evening
wedding lanterns at tankardstown house
lanterns in the sky at night at tankardstown house

First dance

first dance of bride and groom
first dance of bride and groom
dancing at a wedding
the great escape band
groom playing guitar with the great escape band
bride looking at her husband as he is playing guitar

Thank you

tankardstown house building photo at night

Wedding Details // Suppliers

Hotel night before: Boyne House Slane
Wedding Dress: Frieda Designers Dress
Photography: Artzphotography.ie
Makeup MUA: Fiona Harrison
Ceremony Singers: Julien and John
Wedding Band: The Great Escape Wedding Band
Wedding Vintage Car: KPCD Wedding Cars

Wedding Venue Information

Official Website: www.tankardstownhouse.ie
Phone Number: 041 98 24621
E-mail: info@tankardstown.ie
Address: Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath, C15 D535, Ireland