DRUMHALLA HOUSE provides an exclusive and unique setting for a hugely romantic and memorable country house wedding. Having all of your family and closest friends with you in the privacy and exclusivity of your own manor house for the most important day of your life.

Drumhalla House fulfills this dream and much, much more.

Steeped in history, the house was originally built in 1789 by Dr Knox of Lifford. The house and grounds have now been beautifully restored by the present owner and offer luxury 5 star accommodation as well as a unique and private location for a variety of functions including weddings and corporate events.

Panoramic views over Lough Swilly and the renowned Kinnegar beach provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. The beautifully maintained grounds and lawns at Drumhalla House may be absorbed and thoroughly enjoyed by your guests at their leisure.

Our country manor house has been lovingly restored, overlooking beautiful parkland lawns and a woodland oasis. It has everything that you would expect and so much more.

Allow our beautiful Donegal country manor estate, to transform your wedding ideas into the fairytale you always dreamed of. All of our bedrooms are completely individual and unique and everything one would expect in a much loved country manor house. The rooms are very comfortable and traditional in style and filled with carefully chosen furnishings. They are located on the 1st floor of the house and provide varied views over the gardens and courtyard

Weddings at Drumhalla

Drumhalla House is licensed to host civil ceremonies and civil partnerships.
Exclusive use of the property is offered to all weddings which includes our 13 beautifully appointed bedrooms and a variety of other leisure rooms providing accommodation for approximately 28-30 people.

Exclusive use of the property extends for the day before, your wedding day and one day following the wedding, for your second day celebrations!


  • Our Marquee is a permanent structure within the estates original walled garden
  • Seating up to 300 guests for dinner at your reception
  • Hotel spec restroom facilities within
  • Breathtaking views of Lough Swilly and the surrounding countryside


Drumhalla House is a private wedding venue and there is no access for the general public. The wedding party has exclusive use of the 50 acre estate for the duration.

We have been approved for Civil ceremonies whenever requested and are happy to host same.

We can accommodate a maximum of 300 guests at a wedding reception.

There are 13 bedrooms in total which must be booked by the wedding party and their guests and we can recommend additional accommodation nearby if you may require this.

We do not cater ourselves, however we do work with a preferred caterer and the marquee does have a full hotel spec kitchen within.

Preferred caterer: Arbutus Catering,

Contact: Barry Dallet: (0044) 07818673339

Email: barry@arbutuscatering.com

Arbutus catering have various menus and prices to suit your needs and your budget. And are happy to facilitate a lunch/BBQ the day after the wedding reception for guests staying on the property and some other invited family and friends.

There are no corkage fees or any additional charges when booking Drumhalla House for your wedding.

We encourage our couples to provide their own champagne or prosecco for their drinks reception upon arrival and their own wine for the meal. This means a significant saving for the wedding couple. Any other alcoholic beverages must be purchased from our venue.

Our package includes the provision of a pay bar and full bar license and wedding
guests are expected to finish up and vacate the property at approximately 2am.

Costs for wedding bookings, marquee hire or accommodation are available on request.


We have sleeping accommodation for 28/30 guests at Drumhalla House. This includes the entire estate house and additional coach house cottage on site.
We can arrange for additional accommodation in the locality if required for some of your guests.

We regret that no dogs are allowed.

The gallery below shows some of our beautifully appointed bedrooms and living areas.


We went to a friends wedding here earlier this summer. The location, gardens, house, marquee, and beach are heavenly. The wedding reception was held in a marquee inside a beautiful walled garden. Champagne was served on the patio in front of the marquee before the meal and as night fell two amazing cherry blossom light trees came to life drawing people outside. Think Meet Joe Black (Brad Pitt Film) and the garden party night scene.

Wedding Heaven

A great day at a wedding in Drumhalla yesterday. Top class event. Congratulations! Views from marquee were stunning. Grounds very well maintained. Staff friendly and very helpful. Amenities first class.

Superb Wedding Venue

Wedding was truly perfect !!

Firstly, from the moment we viewed Drumhalla Estate we knew we had found our dream wedding venue. Words could not describe how I felt pulling up to the main house in person and walking around the grounds and walled garden for the first time, it was beyond my imagination.

Damien and Aidan accommodated our requests with no hesitation. In the run up to our wedding I was averaging about 1-2 emails per day for almost 2 weeks straight !! They were so understanding, patient and answered all my last minute questions in detail which i am so thankful for as it put my mind at ease.

It came to the day and I was so nervous (plus very excited).We managed to get a beautiful day so we were able to have the ceremony in the walled garden. The sun was shining, the sea was sparkling and the skies were blue. The intimate setting and beautiful grounds was perfect for our wedding photographs. We even got some taken on the beach with our wedding party!!

All our guests are still raving about the best wedding ever. We had the best day of our lives and Drumhalla provided us 5* service. I would highly recommend anyone to get married at this magical venue. Special thanks to Damien and Aidan for taking such good care of us, they were brilliant!! We cant wait to go back!!

Dream Wedding

Me and my husband had our wedding in Drumhalla House on 1st July 2016.
I don’t think I will be able to put into words just how amazing and beautiful Drumhalla House is and its surroundings.
Our guest and our bridal party enjoyed the marque which comfortably held our 170 people, and the views in every direction were breathtaking.
We were thoroughly impressed with Aidan Farrell (the owner) is was so warm to chat too and explained all our options. A pleasure to deal with.
Our family and bridal party took up the rooms in the house, which were all massive and furnished with the most amazing furniture.
Lots of other B&B’S and houses to rent close by for other guests too.
We stayed from the Friday to the Monday, but would love to have stayed longer, it’s like a dream, a bubble that you won’t want to leave.

Amazingly Special Place

Contact us

Phone: +353 87 2453349 / +353 861909625
Email: info@drumhallahouse.ie

Wedding and Events Co ordinator: siobhan@drumhallahouse.ie

Drumhalla House, Gortflugh
Rathmullan, Co Donegal

Phone: +353 1 5032885
Mobile: +353 87 2453349
Email: info@drumhallahouse.ie