Weddings at UCD

Ceremony at Ardmore House

Built in the 1800s, Ardmore House has recently undergone extensive restoration, two of the reception rooms have been returned to their former excellence and are available for intimate wedding ceremonies for a capacity of 40 people.

Reception at the UCD University Club

After your ceremony, your reception drinks can be accommodated in the drawing-room of Ardmore House or weather permitting on the front lawn overlooking the iconic UCD lake. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, the University Club Restaurant is a beautiful venue for your wedding reception. Using local seasonal ingredients, the dishes will leave a lasting impression on your guests.


You will be spoiled for choice with our sumptuous wedding menus.

Wedding planning

  • Complimentary menu tasting for the wedding couple

Cocktail reception

  • Complimentary Champagne for the wedding couple
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Prosecco reception
  • Complimentary soft drinks
  • Welcome canapés for your guests

Formal reception

  • Four-course dinner menu
  • Half bottle of wine per person
  • Still and sparkling water
  • Evening reception food


The experienced team will help you set up the perfect wedding.

The following is included in the wedding packages

  • Furniture – tables and chairs
  • Integrated PA system with microphone for speeches on the night
  • Red carpet on arrival
  • Floral decor in the reception area 
  • Classic white table linen
  • Silver candelabras
  • Mirrored plates and tea lights
  • Club place cards, menus and table plan

We will assist in

  • Venue coordination
  • On-site coordination with suppliers
  • Assist with trusted suppliers
  • Coordinate with the culinary team in relation to the menus