Here at The Abbey, we hope to inspire you and help you create your dream day, so we’ve put together a walk through of what your wedding could look like. Right from arrival, through to the wedding itself and onto the day after.

When you marry at The Abbey, you will take over the entire venue for your wedding. The chapel function room, 38 bedrooms and two suites will be exclusively yours for the duration of your celebration. Our expert weddings team and staff will look after every detail – from the coordination of the day, right down to the decorations and food, so you can make the most of your special day.

All of our weddings are bespoke and fully flexible, so no two weddings will be the same. Your big day will be completely unique to you, but we hope this will give you a little inspiration of how things could run.


Your big day is here

It’s your wedding day! Gather together your wedding party, crack open the champagne and enjoy a spot of breakfast.

It’s time to get ready in your suites

The Abbey has two stunning suites for you to get ready during the big day. The bridal suite is complete with a dedicated “get ready” area, with four vanity stations, a floor to ceiling threefold mirror and plenty of natural light. Making it the perfect space for the bridal party to get ready in. You can also see out into the front courtyard so you can watch your loved ones arrive. The Honeymoon suites has two vanity stations and plenty of space to hang suits for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready.

Exclusively Yours – Your suppliers start to arrive

Whilst you and your loved ones are getting ready and creating those special memories together, your suppliers will start to arrive and work their magic on our beautiful venue, to turn your wedding dreams into a reality.

Guests start to arrive

There’s an hour to go until your ceremony, which means your guests will be starting to arrive. You can watch them arrive from the comfort of our bridal and grooms suites.

Time to say “I do”

It is time to head to our historic chapel where you will say your vows. Walk down the aisle to the soundtrack of your favourite song and meet your partner to say
“I do.”

Reception Drinks

Now that the legalities are out of the way, it is time for the celebrations to begin! Enjoy a drinks reception with your favourite people in our lavender filled courtyard or gorgeous Garden Parlour.

Your banquet awaits in your Ballroom

After drinks, nibbles and socialising it is time for your Wedding meal in the ballroom. Our sample menus for your wedding meal include dishes such as Irish Beef Fillet, Bantry Bay Salmon, delicious vegetarian dishes, and mouthwatering desserts of Chocolate fondant, bonoffe pie, and more.

Evening Guests arrive

After a delicious meal and speeches, it’s time to welcome your evening guests ready for the part to start!

Get the party Started

Let the celebrations begin!

First dance and cake cutting

Take to the floor for your first dance as a married couple, as your guests join you on the dancefloor the party will be well and truly in full swing

Late food

After an hour or so of dancing, it’s time to fuel up on some delicious food again!

Party the night away

Once your evening food has been served, and your guests re-fuelled, it’s time to party the night away until the early hours!

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To see all of the spaces available at The Abbey and bring your wedding timeline to life, book a virtual viewing below and our experienced wedding coordinator will take you around the venue, explaining and showing you how each stage of your special day will look.


The Abbey will be exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding celebrations. You’ll receive a warm welcome when you arrive, from that moment on our team will take away all of the stress so you can enjoy the celebrations. Check into your wedding suites and enjoy a few hours of relaxation while your guests arrive. Then the celebrations can begin! Whether you want the whole family together for a meal or two separate celebrations for the bride and the groom we’ve got you covered!


Enjoy a slow morning together as a married couple, surrounded by your closest family and friends. After a night of partying, a hearty, relaxed breakfast is in order. Spend the morning catching up and reliving the night before surrounded by delicious food and, perhaps more importantly, coffee! In the afternoon we can fire up the BBQ for a leisurely lunch. The rest of the day is up to you.

The Abbey
Stanhope Street,
Co. Kildare,
R14 AD63