Valentine’s ‘Wish Upon a Castle’

Afternoon Tea in Ireland’s most magical and romantic Castle

For the first time ever and for one day only on Sunday February 16th, Luttrellstown Castle will open its doors and invite you to celebrate a Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with your loved one.

Seeped in history, romance and excitement, the Castle is the perfect place to immerse yourself in your own romantic story. The minute you step into the Gothic Hall, you will be wowed!

This indulgent Valentine’s tea, inspired by the love of a castle and a wish that came true, has been created by Luttrellstown’s Head Chef Nathan Greensmith which includes.hand-crafted pastries, freshly baked scones with preserves, delicious savoury bites and tempting sweet treats.

Afternoon Tea will be served in the Van Stry Ballroom at three sittings – 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm,

Afternoon Tea €50.00pp 

Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea €65.00pp

Relax on you own wishing chair and delight in the very special surroundings and enjoy the Castle’s classical pianist as he creates a romantic ambience for this special occasion.

The Wish

Aileen Guinness, the daughter of Arthur Earnest Guinness loved Luttrellstown Castle. One day in 1918, she visited with a friend as her father was meeting with the owner, Major Hamilton. The friends played down at the folly by the wishing chair and her father overheard her saying “I love this place so much, I wish I could live here forever’.

Nearly ten years later, Aileen married Brinsley Plunkett and on coming home from honeymoon, they were visiting Luttrellstown again with her father. Before they left, her father Arthur handed the keys and deeds to the castle for Aileen thus making her childhood wish come true. He never forgot what he overheard that day and knew how special Luttrellstown was for his daughter.