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Intimate Weddings & Special Occasions

Historic Dunowen House provides you with a very unique and luxurious setting for your celebrations. Located in a stunning coastal setting, our 18th Century country house is perfect for hosting your intimate wedding, family reunion, milestone birthday or luxury hen party.

When you book Dunowen House for your celebration, it is yours exclusively. This provides you with the opportunity to create the type of event you want, something unique to you. Our priority is that you have the time and space to relax and enjoy your stay, to make the most special memories with the people you cherish.

From our experience, small can be the most perfectly formed.

If you think Dunowen could be your ideal wedding or celebration venue, we’d love to have a chat about creating a stay that is uniquely yours.

Intimate Wedding Celebrations

Vintage China & homegrown blooms
Vintage china & homegrown blooms

Each year we host a select number of weddings, working with couples who want a more intimate, laid back and personal celebration.

Dunowen House is fully licensed to host weddings on site, with ceremonies being conducted inside, outside on the large terrace or under the old sycamore tree in the garden.

With smaller weddings, it’s sometimes hard not to feel overwhelmed in more traditional venues. At Dunowen we have capacity to cater for ceremonies of up to 30 guests and sleeping accommodation for up to 23 guests, making it a perfect private country house venue for a more intimate wedding.

All catering is provided on-site, with the flexibility to work with us to create your own unique menu. Vegan and vegetarian menus are a speciality, with most produce grown in our walled gardens or sourced locally in West Cork.

Why not download our Wedding Brochure to see some real life weddings and more details about what we can offer you at Dunowen House?

Luxury Hen Parties & Celebrations

Flower Crowns
Get crafty with your girls

Are you looking for a more sophisticated hen party option, somewhere you can hang out and celebrate in style with all your girl crew?

Our Luxury Hen Party Package offers you:

  • Exclusive use of Dunowen House & Orchard Cottage from check-in Friday afternoon until check-out Sunday
  • Luxury accommodation for up to 23 guests
  • Two night self-catering stay and a privately catered dinner party on one night of your choice
  • A welcome pack of slippers, toiletries & homemade goodies on arrival plus logs for the wood-burning stoves

From €195 per person sharing (price varies according to time of year & numbers in group).

Please note that we do not offer our Hen Party packages during the months of June, July and August, Easter or Christmas.

Our min is stay is always two nights, we are unable to offer one night packages.

If you are interested in additional activities (priced separately), we can recommend local providers offering anything from chocolate truffle & cocktail making classes, arts & crafts to sea-kayaking & surfing. Some can be facilitated at the house, while others are provided within a 10 minute drive.

Food & Recipes

Apple & Custard Muffins
Apple & Custard...

A new twist on the traditional favourite of apple pie & custard. This combines them in one delicious muffin size bite!

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