Christenings, Birthdays and Family Events

We love special occasions and we have 3 private dining rooms to match most group sizes and wishes.

Private dining from 8 to 54 guests.

Life is full of reasons to celebrate - we will help you make your special day as personal and unique as you deserve.  Whether it be a Corporate get together, Christening, Hen party, Communion, Confirmation, Birthday, Anniversary or just an excuse to get the whole family together, let us do all of the hard work for you!

Just a note on family get togethers - Carlingford makes for a great base - just 1 hour from Dublin & Belfast airports, we have our own off street car parking, the walled gardens are ideal for the adults to enjoy a glass of wine. The active children - from just a few years to 60yrs+ (!) - there is here in Carlingford & nearby;- The Carlingford Greenway, Skypark, playground, boat trips, bicycle hire, escape rooms, Scenic ferry, the adventure playground & fairy walk at nearby Slieve Gullion, mountain walks, seashore exploring. And many cafes, pubs, sweet shops, shops and restaurants in Carlingfords' medieval streets.

"Just a note to thank you for a wonderful day ......we had a superb lunch, the children were well caterered for and your staff were so patient, personable and professional. It is a day I will remember with great warmth for a long time. Ghan House was the perfect venue for Sunday Lunch.  The big welcoming log fire, the solid furniture, the 2 long tables in the dining room, the way the staff called you by name to their patience with children - all & more contributed. I hope we can celebrate more occasions in Ghan House.'" Rita, 13th Jan 2019. Group of 32.

Private Dining

We have 3 private dining rooms available for exclusive use for special occasions.  You can see pictures of these rooms here.  All 3 have log fires and views of our gardens and Mourne mountains.  We do not charge an automatic service charge for groups like most restaurants ~ this is left to your discretion. Alternatively, exclusive use can be had of all the dining rooms, bar, lounge and gardens for weddings and large parties - €2,000 to €4,000. If you are looking for information about weddings in Ghan House, please click here to visit our Weddings page.



Our menus


We have menus to suit every taste and dietary requirement.  Please see below for examples.  Perhaps you fancy a barbeque on our lawns in the summer or a sumptuous dinner by the roaring log fires in the winter?  Whatever you have in mind, please contact us to go through various ideas for your day ~ +353 (0)42 937 3682 or

Example 4 course dinner menu

Example lunch menu

Please note; the menus are examples only and do change depending on seasonal availability.  Please contact us for current menus.


Cookery, wine-tasting and afternoon tea

For an activity that everyone can do, that is inside away from the vagarities of the weather, learning to cook a three course lunch or dinner is a great ice breaker. We can tailor a course just for your group and you can then enjoy your meal in your own private dining room.


Another option for groups is wine or whiskey tasting or afternoon tea

- whether it be a corporate, family get-together or hen! 

 “A luxurious experience in a beautiful setting”

It was such a pleasure to stay in Ghan House. My friend hired a dining room for Saturday evening and we stayed in most of the rooms on Friday and all of them on Saturday for her birthday celebration. The atmosphere is relaxed and Paul and his team made us very welcome and saw to all our varied needs at the same time managing to be unobtrusive. The food was excellent with lovely touches such as warm home baked bread and freshly made scones for afternoon tea. The rooms in the main house have unique features and in the annex are comfortable with lovely views of the mountains and overlook the cottage gardens. The log fires enticed us to relax in the lounge all weekend, but the draw of the beautiful scenery of the Cooley mountains saw some of us walking up the hills, some of us shopping and some of us having beauty treatments - so something for everyone in this ancient walled town. A stroll along the lough side on Sunday morning before a tasty breakfast made a memorable stay and I would highly recommend Ghan House for a pampered stay.


“Just had my 50th birthday at Ghan House and it was beyond all expectations”

I just spent my 50th birthday weekend at Ghan house with 20 of my best friends and family and it was just superb in every possible way. I already loved the hotel as have had romantic stays there in the past. But as a venue for my special weekend it surpassed all expectations. We took all the rooms in the hotel so I felt like we owned the place. The wonderful staff only appear when you need them, the rest of the time they seem to fade into the background and let you have the run of the place. The breakfasts were great and sitting round in the lounges tending to the fires while chatting was the perfect pastime in between exploring Carlingford. I had booked the hotel a year ago and the staff ensured all the planning was easy and fun. And after all that we checked out in amazement at what good value for money it was.



"Just a quick mail to thank you sincerely for Sunday's christening lunch, the quality of the food, service and ambience was second to none! All our guests remarked on how good the food and venue was and this all contributed to the enjoyment of a very special day for us as a new family." Conor, 25 adults, 12 children.