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“A magical wedding venue.”
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Ghan House
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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding celebration in June at Ghan House for 70 friends and family. Choosing Ghan House was the best decision we could have made. I have never seen such professional care and attention delivered with such warmth and hospitality. Everyone at Ghan House went to such great lengths to make our day special. At every stage of our preparations, help was at hand to assist and advise us.

The food was superb, both in taste and presentation. I have never had food this good at a wedding! Our guests were really impressed with the intimate feel to the place - a home from home. The mood was so informal and unhurried.

I cannot recommend Ghan House highly enough as they made our wedding day extra special.

Billy & Stephanie (June 14th 2013)

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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Can I return the compliment….You were both such a delight to meet prior to your wedding, during your wedding preparations and to look after on your wedding day. And that includes your guests!
Thank you for a wonderful time from all of us!

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We chose 'Ghan House' as our wedding venue having celebrated a friends wedding there in 2011. We didn't even consider anywhere else.....nowhere else came even close to what 'Ghan House' has to offer. From the time of booking, the care, attention and service we received was incredible. Nothing we asked for was a problem. Our wedding day itself was simply amazing. From the picturesque surroundings, ambience, amazing food, service and the house itself, we couldn't have even dreamt of better! Paul, Orla, Olavi and Sarah, to each of you we owe a huge amount of thanks for making our day simply amazing! You guys run an incredible business and long long may it continue. We will be back.

xxxxxx Michele & Niall (wedding 31st May 2013)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Endorsement such as yours, on the most important day of your lives is truly gratifying.
Thank you.
We also love weddings here at Ghan House – we just keep it to 30 weddings a year, so we’re all fresh and ready for you. And as you know, exclusive use of our gardens & whole house – ballroom for dancing, drawing room for dining, your own private bar & lounge, log fires….is the best way to have a wedding as apposed to the hotel ‘function’ room on offer elsewhere.
The rest of the time we’re busy maintaining a busy 2 AA Rosette restaurant and bedrooms.
It was great to look after you both and thank you for putting up a similar review on weddingdates.ie
Best regards & see you on 31st May 2014?

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

9 of us dined in Ghan House on Sunday night. Ghan House is an early Georgian house which is shabby chic. The restaurant is busy and an early booking is advised, a couple of weeks. The pre dinner service in the bar is quick and polite and they do some nice cocktails. The owner's son is fully in evidance making sure it all proceeds to plan. The food is excellent and the wine list good, and not too expensive. Bar service after the dinner is a little odd but Caroline the young lady who served us could not have more attentive and helpful including dealing with a wheat allergy and remembering to request the kitchen to doctor each course accordingly. She even offerd to ferry some of our guests to their accomodation.

A fine, fun dining experience with great service.

Carlingford is very clean, tidy and welcoming. A mini Kinsale in the north east of Ireland. Nice town.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank voyager067
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

You’ve travelled a lot!
And thus can obviously appreciate what makes all the various parts of an operation such as ours dovetail together to form an enjoyable, relaxing guest experience. It's great to be recognised for our endeavors from such an experienced & cultured hand!
Thank you for letting us know of your wheat allergy prior to your arrival.
And yes – we even sometimes……if we like you…..take you home at night!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

A wonderful hidden gem of Irish cuisine. Beautiful rooms and a delightful historic building are accompanied perfectly by a wine cellar to die for and food even better than that. If you don't want to eat there for some insane reason, the pubs and restaurants of Carlingford are only a two minute walk away. Really well looked after by Paul and his staff and cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thankyou so much – all of us who work & live here are indeed very lucky to work in such a beautiful listed Georgian House and have such a great town on our doorstep!

We love what we do here at Ghan House – from choosing wines for the wine list – we’ve just sourced a beautiful Croatian wine since you were here and is proving very popular – to looking after guests such as you who appreciate that extra immeasurable ‘je ne sais quoi’ that we go to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had a lovely long weekend break at Ghan House, which was altogether charming. We found the staff very warm and friendly and the food was excellent (my favourite was the Irish breakfast!). The rooms were spacious with beautiful décor and the location, on the edge of Carlingford Loche, is an ideal spot for a relaxing holiday. Top notch… thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Again, thank you for your kind comments. They say small is beautiful ~ having just 12 bedrooms means we can give each bedroom their own individual character – all with wonderful views of Slieve Foy mountain or Carlingford Lough & the Mountains of Mourne.
I think it’s a reason why our staff stay with us so long!
Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

Was attending wedding in Ghan house, it was a civil cermoney, which was held in one of the drawing rooms, the room was perfect for the occasion, when we came out of the cermoney refreshments and canapé were served , Ghan house is situated in the beautiful village of carlingford and standing in the gardens of the house you can see several historic buildings along side the sea , all fires in the house were lighting as although the day was sunny it was a little chilly, when the dinner bell rang , we were escorted to the fab dining room which looked amazing . Food and service were first class,
For any wedding approx 50 guest the Ghan house is proberly one of the best around
Definitely will make a return visit in the near future

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments – Weddings (from 21 guests to 110 guests) at Ghan House have the exclusive use of Ghan House & gardens, which adds to the intimacy and ambience you experienced. I agree, we are indeed in a privileged setting with wonderful views – 2 castles, the old town gate – the Tholsel, the harbour and Dominican Friary can all be seen from within our walled gardens. And yes, our close proximity to Medieval Carlingford – just a tree length away, adds to the convenience and our unique setting.
In addition, the fact that we can host the Civil Ceremony – in front of a roaring log fire as your guests did makes it all very romantic and personable. Just what a wedding should be! And how we like it!

Thank you again and we look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had our wedding in Ghan House 1st of March 2013. Ghan house is perfect place for the small wedding. Very close and friendly. The food was excellent and service was brilliant. Special thanks to Paul and Sarah for all the help, we could not have better day and night.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Paul C, Owner at Ghan House, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

It was a great day, enjoyed by all of us too….I remember we held your drinks reception on the lawns – the earliest in the year that we have ever done this in hosting exclusive use weddings over 15 years!
Thankyou for your kind words and appreciating everything we do.

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Address: 1 Ghan Road, Carlingford, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Louth > Cooley Peninsula > Carlingford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Carlingford
Price Range: $187 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ghan House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ghan House is a fine example of an early Georgian House, built in 1727 - just 1 hour from Dublin & Belfast and a tree length from Medieval Carlingford. 4* AA rated bedrooms (all double & twin bedrooms have bath AND shower en-suite and mountain views), 2 AA Rosette restaurant and 2 private dining rooms for special occasions. Exclusive use of the whole of Ghan House and gardens can also be enjoyed for your very special unique event. - Rated 'Best 100 Places to Stay in Ireland' by John & Sally McKenna's Guide to Ireland - Winners of 'Best Country House in Ireland 2017' by Irish Hotel Awards. ... more   less 
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