50 years of getting it right - Your Happily Ever After begins at the Glenside…

The Glenside Hotel has over 50 years of getting it right – over 50 years experience in welcoming families for exquisite hospitality and dream weddings and is renowned for its wholesome food and friendly welcoming staff. 

Originally opened in 1968, the team at Glenside is under the caring and watchful eye of the hotel’s passionate owners, Karen & Aogán Dunne, who want to ensure that you and your loved ones have the most perfect wedding day.

Outside Civil Ceremony at Glenside Hotel

Location and landscape

Located in a peaceful countryside setting a short distance from the Meath coast and set amidst tranquil landscaped gardens, the hotel’s warm service, beautiful surroundings and understated splendour, make it a great wedding venue choice for East Meath and North County Dublin. Close to Drogheda and just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport, it’s an ideal setting for an intimate affair or larger wedding.

Vintage car outside Glenside Hotel

With just one wedding per day, the surrounding countryside and gorgeous gardens set you up with a sense of privacy and intimacy, and provide the perfect backdrop to capture precious memories of your special day.  Well set up for Civil Ceremonies, the Eilis Suite can host up to 170 guests, but if you’re lucky enough to have secured a summer date, perhaps a ceremony outside would be just the thing. The Ballroom was completely renovated in 2022 and the layout lends itself to giving larger gatherings a sense of intimacy yet its adaptable for smaller numbers. 

A pre dinner drinks reception can be provided outside in the warm Summer months.  The hotel’s dedicated wedding planner will be on hand to help you with all the preparations and any of the paperwork along the way.

Duck Wedding Meal at Glenside Hotel

Mouth-watering food

The reputation for excellent food is all down to Head Chef, Angelo, and his team. They are experts at producing fabulous food from your mouth-watering canapés at your drinks reception, to the sumptuous roasts of your banquet meal. The kitchen can cater for relaxing buffets or decadent five course meals, always using only the best locally sourced ingredients – the choice is yours.

There is an exquisite wine list and fully licensed bar to cater all your drinks including cocktails.  You can expect to have choice of table settings, centrepieces, chair covers and floral arrangements, and the team will be happy to talk you through it all.

Wedding Reception room at Glenside Hotel

Those decades of experience at The Glenside Hotel really come to the fore, when making choices for a package for your big day.  The team have put together a variety of options to make things really easy for you.  They have an All-inclusive package, or you can choose from the Ruby, Sapphire or Intimate packages, or even build your own bespoke menu and naturally the wedding team will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions and alleviate any of your concerns.

Cupcakes at Wedding Reception at Glenside Hotel

Four Poster Luxury

The four-poster bed in the beautiful Mary Suite provides the ultimate luxury for you to enjoy a lazy champagne breakfast together on your first morning as a married couple.  The suite has everything you will need with a walk-in wardrobe and a delightful jacuzzi bath.

Bridal Suite at The Glenside Hotel

There are 16 guest bedrooms, all easily accessible on ground level.  Each bedroom was completely refurbished in 2023 and has its own unique boutique-style identity. Guests are guaranteed a luxurious comfortable stay at fantastic discounted overnight rates.  And, with full Irish breakfast, complimentary car parking, free WIFI, flat screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities, what’s not to love? Family bedrooms are also available.

Glenside Hotel Bedroom

Multi-generational Weddings

Impeccable service is the name of the game at Glenside.  The Team are committed to ensuring all details of your special day are handled seamlessly from your first visit, right through to the morning after your wedding day.   Karen and Aogan’s experienced and professional  team will offer guidance and advice on all aspects of your wedding reception. They really want to give you that individual and personal service, and if the reviews are anything to go by, they’ve certainly delivered on that.  

proprietors at The Glenside Hotel


Location, Landscape and Love are key to its success Karen and Aogan are especially proud that they have hosted many multi-generational weddings where couples have chosen The Glenside Hotel,  based on the fact that their parents also got married at this stunning location.  Now that’s a lasting reputation.

The Glenside Hotel was awarded WeddingDates’ Top Rated Venue in Meath for 2022. Read reviews from previous wedding couples here: https://www.weddingdates.ie/venue/glenside-hotel-drogheda-meath-895/


Check out their upcoming Wedding Fair on Thursday 20th April 2023. Find more details here.

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