Temple House

A stunning Country House venue set amidst the idyllic surroundings of a 1,000 acre estate. Informal elegance personafied.

You seek an elegant alternative to the regular hotel receptions and a relaxed house party style reception appeals. Temple House is a magnificent Country House wedding venue set amidst a private estate overlooking the lakeside castle of the Knights Templar in Co Sligo.

Perhaps it is because it has been a family home since 1665 that makes the atmosphere here so peaceful and special for weddings. Temple House boasts rooms of enormous proportions and grandeur and yet it’s cosy too. The terraced gardens are spectacular, the whole setting breath taking.

We pride ourselves on the flexibility of our approach and ability to adapt to the vision of each couple. Hold your ceremony in the skylight room, garden or maybe celebrate with a blessing by the Knights Templar lakeside castle, or just make merry.

Sit down 15-150
Buffet Style up to 220

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  • Templehouse Demesne, Sligo, Ireland

We wanted something different for our wedding. We wanted something with a much more personal touch and not just the standard hotel wedding. We wanted it to feel like we were inviting our friends and family into our home to celebrate with us.
One other thing to throw into the mix - I no longer lived in Sligo - so I was arranging the wedding via email from Florida.
Temple House was perfect!


We had our day at Temple House during Storm Desmond. The fires were lit and soft lights enticed our guests in out of the wind and wet rains. We felt embalmed by the warm welcome afforded us by Roderick, Valerie and the girls. Guests arrived to be awed by the splendour of the building which became their home for the weekend. The food was stunning, spectacularly presented and extremely satisfying, on both days.There was plenty of it, too! The rooms were cosy and carried that awe factor that period mansions of that era supply. Everywhere had an air of having been freshly cleaned and readied for all and sundry. I suspect we're already planning the anniversary parties at Temple House, such was our level of being impressed with the place. I couldn't recommend it to any prospective bride and groom more highly.


This is a wonderful unique venue and perfect for an indoor or outdoor wedding. We were blessed with amazing weather allowing us to have fantastic photographs and the drinks reception and speeches outside.
Everyone who came to the wedding commented on the special venue.
Helena and Roderick were very helpful in guiding our plans for the day but we were able to add lots of bespoke elements, you will not be fixed to a package at Temple House, but allowed to add your own touches.
We had the house for three nights from the Friday to the Monday, with our immediate family staying at the house.
The food was very good and we had a wide choice for the menu.
The location allowed us to use good local suppliers for cake, flowers, transport etc.
This is a special venue and one that will not disappoint.


We loved the relaxed, family home atmosphere and different options with regard to wedding ceremony and reception. The Percevals are extremely good hosts that have an excellent, very polite and efficient team around them that made the day go by smoothly. Also the cook is great, and had the entire menu perfectly served for all our guests. Some guests even suggested that the pistachio mousse on a chocolate base was the best dessert they had ever eaten. We loved that we had the entire place to ourselves and that the Perceval family was very flexible and accommodating with regard to our plans to have a BBQ the evening before our wedding along the shore of Temple House lake. We were able to implement all our decoration ideas and the entire team was very helpful in implementing it.

KilliN & Aleke

We had a great day for our wedding at Temple House. We found Roderick and Valerie very helpful in planning the day. They have a lot of experience of hosting weddings so this was very useful. We made a few visits beforehand and this was never a problem. Temple House suited us very well as we had a number of family members attending and we were able to stay in the house together the night before. This also made the day of the wedding itself very relaxing. We were able to contribute our own decorations (candles, flowers etc). Everyone remarked on the delicious food and everything went very smoothly.

Conan & Maeve