Boutique. Intimate. Elegant.
Congratulations-You’re getting Married
Firstly, from all of us here at Knockninny Country House, may we congratulate you on your current engagement and upcoming nuptials.
We realize that the imminent task of planning your wedding may seem daunting at the moment. Worry not however, we are here to help you with your wedding right from the initial planning through completion of your very special wedding day, We pride ourselves in ensuring your day runs smoothly and effectively without intrusion.
So let us extend to you, and your guests a very warm welcome along with, the most attentive and professional of service.
Our Experience gives You Peace of Mind
At Knockninny Country House, we have been delivering classic, elegant, weddings since 2007, receiving and welcoming weddings ranging from as little as 20 up to 300 Guests.
Today, we concentrate on offering Boutique, Intimate Wedding Receptions accommodating guest numbers ranging from 20-45 persons for a formal sit down wedding meal, with an additional 55 persons for your evening reception, bringing total guest numbers to 100 persons.
We are licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies & Partnerships.
We are Tourism Northern Ireland approved and 4 Star accredited.
We are recommended in the Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide 2012-2020 inclusive.
We are World Host accredited, recognized for our excellent customer service and care.
Come and Explore
You probably have lots of questions, so we have compiled some answers to the most common queries below. In the meantime, we would be delighted to welcome you to come and view Knockninny House and discuss your wedding day. Please get in touch with our Events Coordinator by phone or email to arrange your viewing.
Tel: + 44 (0)28 6774 8590 From ROI 048
Email [email protected]
“Throughout the day the staff were professional and on hand to offer anything we needed…
this is an impressive feat and deserves commending…the day flowed seamlessly from one part to the next”
At Knockninny Country House we invite you to allow us to host your Wedding Reception, Wedding Ceremony or both magical events with us.
Our Boutique Wedding Receptions are designed with intimacy in mind. We cater for 20 persons to 45 taking place inside Knockninny House. These numbers lend themselves to a sit down, formal wedding breakfast. Additionally, if you are hosting an extended evening reception, you are very welcome to invite further guests with maximum total numbers of 100.
For Wedding Ceremonies we are licensed to accommodate up to 200 guests depending on the ceremony location. You can be married with as few as 5 persons, or as many as 200 persons.
Location Choices at Knockninny
Wedding Receptions can be held either in our Ground Floor Restaurant or in our First Floor Porter Room. Both settings provide the dramatic views we are renowned for.
Ceremony locations include
The Porter Room,, Knockninny Gardens/Grounds, The Outboard (located on our terrace)or our Private Floating Pontoon. If your dream is to be married outside and inclimate weather arrives, do not worry, The Porter Room is a contingency and the decision only has to made on the morning of your wedding
Arrivals by Lake/ Lake Tours
We have arrangements with external tour operators for your impressive arrival by boat or boat tour during your day. Please ask us.
Do You have accommodation on site?
Yes. Knockninny House sleeps 16 persons on a B&B basis. We also have The Old Boathouse self-catering which has 4 double bedrooms sleeping up to 8 persons. For 2021, we have added the all new Boatyard Lodges, sleeping 4 persons. With 2 Lodges already in situ, a further 4 more are planned. You can advise us in advance of your invitations being posted of the guest names you wish to stay with us and, they can then book with us directly. This avoids any confusion and overlap for room bookings. We offer very special wedding rates and would like you to book all accommodation in Knockninny House, in which case, your Bridal Suite on your wedding night is on us! For your self-catering guests (if booked) we can arrange breakfast in Knockninny House next day at an additional cost.
Do we have to set everything up ourselves?
No. We set everything up for you for Ceremonies and Receptions. Included is Table Linen, Crockery, Cutlery, Glassware, Silver Candleabras (if required). The only set up you will do is personal effects such as place names, favors etc. It should be noted that if you are considering different arrangements for your Ceremony such as retro hay bales for example, for seating, then the set up and removal of these is the couples responsibility.
Do You Charge Corkage. Can we bring our own Drinks?
We do not permit corkage as wines/sparklers are included in the menu options. We are a licensed premises and any beverages should be purchased from us. Should you have a particular brand/beverage in mind we will do our best to source this for you.
Can we run a Free/Complimentary bar
Of course. By prior arrangement with couples you can run a free bar for all or part of your day. You can make a deposit to us for this by arrangement with the events coordinator. A full receipt and/or balance will be returned to you next day.
Are we allowed Fireworks/Chinese Lanterns
Fireworks are permitted by controlled licensed pyro technicians and are by prior arrangement only. Our location is in an Area of Special Scientific Interest which protects wildlife and the environment. Chinese lanterns are uncontrolled and can be a potential hazard to boats and the environment, these, we regret are not permitted.
Can we have candles? Can we have confetti?
Yes. All candles should be in containers larger than the candles themselves. Biodegradable confetti is welcome in our gardens only.
Can we bring our own food?
No. With exception to the Wedding Cake for environmental health and insurance reasons.
Can you help with DJ’s, Bands, Florists etc,?
Of course. We are more than happy to do so and will send out a list after you have booked if required.
Can we Moor our Boat at your Private Jetty?
Of course! If you are a boat owner and wish to bring your vessel then you are very welcome to moor with us. If other guests wish to bring their boat then an overnight berthage fee is chargeable
Can we decorate the venue inside/outside?
Please speak with our Events Coordinator about the decoration you have in mind. We are open to decoration within reason.
Do you have a PA System? Is there power outside?
Do You supply the Cake Stand & Knife?