The SCCUL Sanctuary, nestled in over 100 acres of beautiful woodlands in Kilcornan Estate, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway is a unique and special venue for intimate weddings. The ample indoor space at the Sanctuary is well ventilated and adheres to all COVID-19 guidelines. Every wedding at the SCCUL Sanctuary is different, and we look forward to working with you to create a very special occasion that is tailored to meet your preferences and requirements.
We offer two locations for your special ceremony – one indoor option in our feature Cedar Room and one outdoor option in the intimate setting of our Spiritual Garden. Both settings are approved by the HSE for civil marriages.
The Cedar Room
Large light filled room with south facing 12-foot-high feature windows and patio doors that leads onto our Spiritual Garden. This room has a 20 foot high ceiling, wooden floors, a large wood burning stove and a solid walnut dividing wall. The latest Audio Visual technology has been installed and is discreetly positioned within the room.
The Spiritual Garden
This limestone encircled Spiritual Garden with a 8 metre diameter is steeped in beauty and high symbolic in meaning. The suitably appointed celtic knot stone plaque surrounded by the word ‘eternal’, and the garden itself represent the interconnectedness of life - no beginning and no end. This very private setting overlooks the sensory garden and the beauty of Kilcornan Woods beyond hazel fence.
Receptions and Dinners
Our signature dining room is the Heather Room. It features two double patio doors which access our south-facing patio and Sensory Garden, walnut flooring and a beautifully designed old-style dresser fitted with a Belfast sink. It can seat up to 24 people. For larger groups, the adjoining Hazel Room and Cedar Rooms may be used (connected by a feature solid walnut dividing wall).
Extensive wedding menus are provided by our two award-winning bespoke caterers PoppySeed Café, Clarinbridge.
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All food is freshly cooked to order and delivered directly. Hot food is maintained in chafing dishes until serving time.
All dietary requirements catered for.
Please speak directly with us to discuss options.
The SCCUL Sanctuary boasts a fully HSE approved and fully equipped kitchen should you wish to bring your own chef.
Big screen available for family and friends joining remotely
Well ventilated space and fully adheres to all COVID-19 guidelines
Exclusive use of entire building for your special day
10 minute drive from the M6/M17/M18 motorways, 20 minutes from Galway City, under one hour Limerick and Athlone.
WIFI as standard throughout the building
Light-filled and beautifully furnished rooms with comfortable seating and modular furniture
Fully wheelchair accessible
Double doors from each room opening onto south and west facing patios and into the sensory garden with stone seating throughout.
The Sensory Garden and arches provide the ideal backdrop for the photos to mark the special occasion
Outdoor furniture available including hanging basket swing chairs, fold-up tables and comfortable seating
A Happy Ending at the SCCUL Sancturay
On March 19th 2020, just days after COVD-19 restrictions were announced in Ireland, we were contacted by a distressed couple who were due to get married. Their hotel was closing due to COVID-19 and many immediate family members were unable to travel from overseas. We were glad to make our Sanctuary building available for their marriage ceremony. On March 21st 2020, the happy couple exchanged vows by the wood-burning stove in the presence of 5 family members. The ceremony was witnessed on Zoom by friends and other family members across all four corners of the world.
A note from the bride afterwards read:
``Your space was beautiful and perfect for our ceremony. We can't thank you enough for helping us out during the craziness of trying to get married during a pandemic. It is amazing to see the kindness of others during this difficult time.``
For more on price, availability, a tour of the space or to discuss your requirements, please contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators, Annette and Will, by phoning 087 3466220 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org