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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.


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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. Given these points, 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 above the main floor. Two elegant guest bedrooms feature classic canopy beds. Furthermore, five comfortable Victorian style country cottages are available on the grounds for guests. In brief, 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.

Our model’s soft and tousled hair was fashioned by Hair Fashion Art Salon, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the gorgeous up-do. Karolina Wichniewicz created soft, romantic makeup.

Borris House Irish country estate entrance

I imagine what it must have been like to drive through these gates hundreds of years ago. In addition to the beautiful castle, the landscaping was right out of a movie. Beyond the back path of the castle is a meadow full of adorable sheep!

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Mila has a way of taking the most organic items, and turning them into the most fine-art pieces of art with attention to the tiniest detail.

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Our model, Jenna was so stunning in her dress, and I just love how elegant she looks in front of this window in the grand ballroom. Likewise, the soft tulle in her dress looks so beautiful paired with the rugged brick behind the bride.

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The front entrance to the castle had me swooning, and I’m still entirely too envious of their front porch. #goals As soon as we pulled up I could not wait to photograph this castle.

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By all means, Borris House offers a feeling of romance and timelessness as it combines historic Ireland with all of its lush green beauty with the best of modern services. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to hold your destination Ireland wedding, Borris House, in the Irish Countryside, is the perfect mix of modern sophistication, and old world Irish charm.


Workshop: Tracy Burch | Floral & styling: Mila Adams | Venue: Borris House | Dress: Natalie Wynn Design | Hair: Hair Passion Art Salon | Makeup: Karolina Wichniewicz | Paper Suite: Letter and Knot Co | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Veil: All About Romance | Models: Jenna + Casey Greenwalt 


San Diego Wedding Photographer – Mandy Ford Photography

If you’re interested in booking a photographer to capture your destination Ireland wedding, please contact here to learn more.  Mandy Ford Photography specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography and creates genuine moments that will turn into tangible memories for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime


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I'm Mandy - A San Diego wedding photographer specializing in fine-art wedding photography. When I'm not photographing my amazing clients, I'm busy as an overly obsessive dog mom, capturing life’s beautiful moments with my husband, Chris, and reveling in Teddy antics. 


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