Runaway Irish Weddings

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£250 - £2000 for Venue Hire
Up to 24
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Bridebook Deal
A Wedding Made For Two (Elopement Offer)
Just £1100
Runaway Irish Weddings specialises in small, laid back and intimate weddings. It is set in the beautiful South Down countryside. The venue and beautiful grounds have a whimsical and boho vibe.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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A)£200 Summer House overlooking the pond for 2 hours for your ceremony or engagement photos shoot. B)Full venue hire (10 am -12pm) Summer House , extensive garden grounds, conservatory, bar and dining room. Complimentary stay with breakfast for couple
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Furniture included

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We have the options for summer BBQs, Afternoon Tea with fizz, seasonal buffet and an exclusive private fine dining chef for your hire.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

(total price)

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Number of Guests Included
Available from spring through to autumn. Exchange vows on the raised deck above the ornamental pond , at the Summer House or in the candlelit courtyard. Afterwards feast on an amazing Artisan BBQ , includes mouth watering sides and amazing summer puddings. Price based on 18 guests. (up to 28 guests) Includes the use of gardens, Summer house and pond side garden, courtyard, conservatory and intimate bar area for the day and evening. * From £3,950 (including celebrant fee) £45 per each extra guest over 18 guests *
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Couple accommodation included
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Spa On-Site
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
The Rocks is a hidden gem situated in a small country lane which winds through glorious woodland to this magical place. It is set in almost 2 acres of country gardens which are truly romantic and beautiful with meandering paths leading to secret spaces and surprises. Weddings can be held up at the romantic Summer House, in the beautiful wood panelled function room, or in our new Moroccan styled courtyard. There is also an intimate bar area for guests to enjoy a quiet drink. This beautiful and quirky venue has been created with a passion and flair for design, resulting in a magical place for couples to share with their family and friends.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ann
Hello and thank you for looking at our lovely venue. I am the owner and wedding planner here at Runaway Irish Weddings. As a Humanist wedding celebrant I can also conduct your legal wedding if required. We are a family run business and pride ourselves on our personal service Every detail big or small will receive the same attention not only on your big day but in the run up to your wedding. Please call or better still come and visit or book for a virtual walk around.


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


The Craig Rd, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9BG, Northern Ireland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Downaptrick 3 miles

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Belfast 25 miles

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Oh so many as the venue attracts the creative ones amongst us. We have had a magical Alice in Wonderland wedding, a truly beautiful and ethereal Midsummer's Night Dream wedding, a lovely vintage wedding, a great Halloween/autumn wedding..we could go on and on but we do everything to help make your dreams come true.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

We know it's a bit of a cliché but try to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the destination. In other words really enjoy finding 'the' dress (or suit) ), the menu and cake tasting, the venue hunting and not forgetting all those hours on Pinterest! don't just focus on the big day as they are all part of your precious memories. Time to enjoy....

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Our twilight weddings, thousands of fairly lights with lanterns, candles, log fires and fire pits - the atmosphere is truly magical

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

romantic boho whimsical magical ethereal

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The boardwalk overlooking the pond, great day and evening shots here

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes! and not telling

What’s your favourite canapé?

Blue cheese and walnut rolled on bruschetta

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A big mug of tea and a slice of toast with marmite! or a glass of good port and stinky cheese

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Other than the owner.... Eric the stag

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The personal attention we give to every couple

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferFree accommodation in the Summer House for the couple with luxury breakfast hamper in the morning.