Borris House, A History
Borris House in Ireland, only an hour from busy Dublin, is a romantic setting for a destination Ireland wedding with an authentic Irish flair. This is the historic seat of the Mac Murrough Kavanaugh family, also known as the kings of Leinster. In fact, the family that owns this lovely Tudor style country mansion descended from Art Mac Morrow, King of Leinster from 1357 to 1417. The spelling of the names changed over the centuries from Gaelic to English.
Moreover, members of this family served in Parliament, representing County Carlow in the middle 19th and early 20th centuries. The family has a proud history and they welcome guests to their warm private home for unique and elegant weddings. In addition, guests are welcome to explore the Drawing Room with its huge fireplace and Morrison Hall along with other rooms with historic furnishings and antiques.
Irish Countryside Wedding Venue
The estate is set on 650 acres of trees, lawns, and lavish gardens. Thus, it provides views of sheep grazing the parklands and Mt. Leinster in the distance. Most couples choose a garden setting for their summer weddings. Although, a 16th-century chapel is also part of the estate.
Additionally, the Granary, a restored from a 16th-century barn with walls from ancient rough stones, is a background for a warm indoor wedding. The high double wooden beams supporting the ceiling add to the rustic yet cozy atmosphere
Likewise, the larger ballroom with seating for 160 guests features high-beam ceilings and two sets of French doors that open onto the garden and an open fireplace with a view of the grounds.
The bride and groom and other immediate family members can sleep in Borris House. Two elegant guest bedrooms feature classic canopy beds. Furthermore, five comfortable Victorian style country cottages are available on the grounds for guests. Borris House is truly the perfect destination Ireland wedding venue.
Wedding Editorial Inspiration
Borris house offers an elegant, pastoral setting with the maritime climate that prevails over the Emerald Isle. The property is full of sheep grazing, and little lambs calling out to their mothers in the sweetest way. Mila Adams, a wedding stylist and florist, created an organic, intimate wedding using natural fibers in earth tones. Not to mention, she included warm candles for a romantic atmosphere that complemented the misty background.