Opening TimesOpen All Year

16 Mar to 31 Oct
0900hrs - 1800hrs

1 Nov to 15 Mar
1000hrs - 1600hrs


The Castle Courtyard Café
April ~ October

The Discovery Gift Shop
Open every day of year

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Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly,

Phone: +353 57 91 20336
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Venue Hire

Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships at The Pavilion, Birr Castle Gardens


For intimate, contemporary ceremonies, The Pavilion at Birr Castle Gardens is the perfect choice.

Our romantic, elegant setting offers breath-taking scenery with panoramic views from The Pavilion, plus unique photographic locations within the magnificent historic gardens.  The castle itself provides a stunning and dramatic backdrop.

We are delighted to host Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships for up to 50 guests and work with excellent local wedding suppliers in the heritage town of Birr.

For further details, please contact our wedding venue manager on 05791 20336 or email us at


Venue Hire

Birr Castle Gardens provides a magnificent and dramatic setting for any special event.  If you're planning a special event, corporate hospitality, a conference or exhibition, we can help. Birr Castle Gardens combines marvelous buildings and a stunning location with the services of a highly experienced and professional team, who will be only too delighted to help you find exactly the right package to meet your needs.



Historic Science Centre & Courtyard                                     The Park                                               Exhibition Gallery/Conference Room


Wedding Photography at Birr Castle Gardens

The unique locations in the beautiful historic gardens are available for wedding photography.  We allow the immediate wedding party access to the gardens in two cars.  We also allow the wedding photographer vehicle access.  Wedding photography is €200 for up to 3 hours.  For more infomation, please contact us on 05791 20336.