County Arms Hotel

County Arms Hotel

4 Star Hotel
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Birr, Offaly
As a 4 Star hotel situated in Birr, Co Offaly, the County Arms Hotel is a charming and unique wedding venue, trusted for over 60 years for making special memories of beautiful Weddings. We cater for large and small weddings, with numerous immaculate spaces to accommodate your wedding ceremony or wedding reception in style, and stunning opportunities for indoor and outdoor photography - including our award-winning walled garden, the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments that become lifetime memories. We think of every detail to make your big day unique and promise you an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.


One of Ireland’s best-loved Family-Owned Hotels, the County Arms Hotel is Offaly’s first Four Star Hotel. For over 60 years, we have supported couples like you to plan your bespoke wedding day, ensuring smooth and effortless planning, thinking of every single detail to give you the unique five-star dream wedding. We take pride in having an experienced & dedicated team and we assure you: we will be there for you every step of the way.

Highlights of a wedding at the County Arms Hotel include: our classic Georgian suites; 9 acres of immaculately kept park and grounds; stunning award-winning walled garden and original Gazebo with stained glass; dedicated wedding coordinator; free menu tasting and one-night accommodation; and access to a list of our most trusted suppliers. We believe every wedding should be unique so we work closely with you to create a bespoke wedding package with every detail arranged just the way you like it!

Known for the best Evening Buffet in Ireland, we are passionate about good food and our top chefs have curated exciting wedding menu options for your special day. Your guests will talk about the food and service at the County Arms for years to come. From the moment your guests arrive, our team will put on a feast to remember, with traditional favourites served in our trademark contemporary style using local, seasonal produce where we can.


"The food was amazing and all the guests still comment on how it was the best food they ever had at a Wedding." - Edel & Donal.


Whether you are planning a traditional large family wedding party for a few hundred people or a smaller, more intimate civil ceremony, you are guaranteed the same level of service and attention from our team. Your wedding party can enjoy top-class comfort and hospitality in any one of our beautifully restored Georgian suites, before departing to the Moorpark Ballroom to eat, drink, dance, and be merry into the small hours! 

The Air Conditioned Moorpark Room can cater for Weddings up to 400 guests and the original Georgian House boasts a number of stunning banqueting suites for up to 100 guests.  Other facilities include 70 Bedrooms with “Wedding Rates”, the Springs Leisure Club & Wellness Suites, Lively Bar and Restaurant.

Please make an appointment to meet Deirdre Smith, our experienced Weddings Coordinator who goes the extra mile whenever needed to make sure you will have your perfect & unique big day!  We can show you around our beautiful Hotel, discuss your requirements, budgets, Menus, Wines, etc, and leave you with an exact costing breakdown for your wedding. We have hosted Wedding Receptions at the County Arms Hotel since 1962 – come and talk to us and enjoy the benefit of our unrivalled experience. We promise you a remarkable experience.

To arrange a show around of our wedding venue, simply select a date above and fill out the Enquiry Form and a member of the venue staff will get back to you within 24 hours.

"It felt like our own private hotel for the day"
- Thomas Brennan

"..first class attention to detail, a warm welcome and excellent service, to ensure your well deserved perfect day!"
- Wedding Planner

" A hidden Gem in the Heart of Ireland"
- Wedding Journal Magazine

Venue Type

  • Country House
  • Hotel


  • Classic
  • Modern


  • Civil License
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Late License
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Parking

Meet the Dream Maker

Deirdre Smyth
Deirdre Smyth
Wedding Coordinator
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 44 reviews
Ria and Johnny Niland
wedding on Fri, 17th of June, 2022
We had our wedding in the County Arms last June and could not recommend Dee and all the staff highly enough, they were all amazing from start to finish and nothing was too much. Dee really takes the stress out of planning a wedding. The food was amazing and guests are still talking about it. The

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garden is stunning for photos. Thanks so much for making our day so special.

Review submitted on Thu, 6th of October, 2022
Gráinne Egan
wedding on Sat, 25th of June, 2022
Dee and the wedding team helped make our special day the most amazing day ever. They went above and beyond to make our wedding the best day of our lives. From start to finish our journey with the County Arms team was five star.

We had guests from far & wide who still are talking about the hotel

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and how fabulous it was. We and our guests are looking forward to booking the return visit to Birr.
I can’t recommend this hotel enough.
Gráinne & Philip Ryan

Review submitted on Mon, 26th of September, 2022
Amy Killeen
wedding on Thu, 7th of July, 2022
We had our wedding day on the 7/7/22 in the County Arms of Birr. The hotel and staff are just outstanding and amazing in this hotel. They went over and beyond for me and my husband to make our wedding day the most magical day of our lives. With covid we had to cancel twice and the staff and the

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hotel were just so understanding and they were so helpful organizing everything for us. Since we got married every guest that was at our wedding have not stopped talking about the staff in the County Arms and the service and how gorgeous the food was and how helpful the staff were to each and everyone of our guests. I would highly recommend this hotel for your wedding day and I would highly recommend Deirdre she is just an amazing person and absolutely fantastic at her job.

Review submitted on Thu, 22nd of September, 2022
Sharon Mc Hugh
wedding on Thu, 28th of July, 2022
We had the most amazing day! We only had 5 months to plan our special day and Dee, Dervla & the wedding team made this possible. They were so accommodating, professional & exceptional in every way. We had a small family wedding, held upstairs in the Georgian suites. The ceremony room & banquet room

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was absolutely stunning on the day. Food was absolutely delicious. Everything was just perfect. I would 100% recommend the County Arms to hold your perfect wedding. We loved every minute. Thank you so much!

Review submitted on Tue, 20th of September, 2022
Niall Maher
wedding on Thu, 2nd of June, 2022
We are our wedding at the County Arms Hotel and we couldn’t have been any more happier with how the day went. The set up, the food and especially the staff, everything was amazing. We especially want to thank Dee who went out of her way to ensure that everything was perfect. Thanks for everything!

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