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Trudder Lodge, Exclusive Wicklow Wedding Venue
If you’re searching for a venue that offers a sense of privacy, intimacy, and magic, then you’ve come to the right place. As photographers, Ivana and I adore natural light and green surroundings. So we want to highlight one of the most serene and picturesque venues we’ve ever seen. Today, we’ll give you the grand tour of Trudder Lodge!
Trudder Lodge is surrounded by a beautiful trail of forested tunnels, open and inviting garden spaces, and its own natural lake fed by a babbling brook. The house itself boasts a successful mix of modern and vintage aesthetics.
Home Away from Home in Trudder Lodge
Guarded by ancient trees in the forests of County Wicklow, this gorgeous alternative wedding venue is easily accessible from Dublin City or Airport via Dublin’s M50 and M11.
This cosy family home and its enchanting labyrinthine garden trails are perfect for a secluded and unforgettable celebration. Or, for a more energetic escape, you can arrange for golf, horse riding, and clay pigeon shooting!
Tall windows bathe you in light. And grand rooms flow gently into one another, to maintain a perfect party atmosphere.
Trudder Lodge is perfectly cosy, and is only a stone’s throw from Newtown Mount Kennedy, between Greystones and Roundwood. This 19th-century Palladian house boasts serene indoor and outdoor spaces, giving a unique and idyllic backdrop for a romantic and intimate wedding.
This venue is ideal for small- to medium-sized weddings; their maximum guest capacity is 130 people. And unlike most mainstream venues, there is no minimum guest requirement. This makes Trudder Lodge absolutely perfect for intimate elopements!
The spacious rooms of Trudder Lodge are all bright, warm, and inviting. Designed as a family home, Trudder Lodge feels every bit like one; the one single and five double bedrooms are the ideal blend of homely and luxurious. Just imagine waking up with the sun peeking in through the curtains, with views over the beautiful grounds tempting you outside.
You can hire out Trudder Lodge exclusively for one night or two, with availability from the end of March to October (2025). For larger groups, nearby B&Bs include Druids Glen and The Parkview, and other self-catering villages all within a 10-minute drive. So there is plenty of accommodation around and a panel of caterers to choose from!
Sunny Garden Ceremonies in Wicklow
Perfect for those long summer days, the courtyard garden behind Trudder Lodge is open and inviting. Imagine having your drinks reception on this open lawn, or your next-day BBQ party! It’s the perfect place for wedding revelry and those once-in-a-lifetime group photos.
We highly recommend having your wedding ceremony at Trudder Lodge. Even on a wet day, their glass Garden Room is naturally luminous and will make a wedding ceremony truly magical.
Couples will walk down the long Garden Room, showered in light and watched over by the abundant flower bushes outside the big windows. The stone wall, wooden furnishings, and ribbons of ivy all around make this a massively charming and memorable space for your wedding ceremony.
Trudder Lodge’s Walled Garden
With the ceremony complete, guests can move to the Walled Garden for fun and games. Follow the enchanting starlights around the garden wall, or enter through the old gardener’s door.
The Walled Garden is a beautifully sweet place to enjoy the revelry after your ceremony! Trudder Lodge even offers floodlit golf putting and chipping green, as well as a grass tennis court!
Follow the lights along the babbling brook to reach your own secret garden escape. This private forest glade is perfect for portraits! Hold each other under the Rose Cage and bask in the post-ceremony glow together – this time is precious.
Marquee Dinner under Starlights
As the party moves on, guests will make their way to Trudder Lodge’s marquee for a grand feast!
Their marquee is lit with rows of starlights, guaranteeing a sweet and romantic dinner with loved ones. It’s also full heated, and comes stocked with all tables, chairs, cutlery and crockery necessary – and even its own PA system! Additionally, there is also no charge for corkage.
The superb catering options, exceptional hospitality, and gorgeous natural surroundings make Trudder Lodge one of the Wicklow Mountains’ best-kept secrets.
Every wedding in Trudder Lodge is unique. Every couple sees something different here, and this charming home is filled by whatever, and whoever, you bring with you!
For elopements, intimate wedding days, and couples who want to focus on their nearest-and-dearest in a natural paradise, this family-run wedding venue is ideal.
As Irish Wedding Photographers, we know a beautiful and bright venue when we see one! We highly recommend Trudder Lodge to host your wedding like none you’ve experienced before.
We hope you enjoyed this Venue Guide for Trudder Lodge. Reach out to Ivana and I for more information and to discuss making your own dream wedding plans into a unforgettable memory.