Westport is now one of the top destinations for groups looking for a short break in one location or a multi-trip stop. We would love to welcome YOU and yours to visit with Westport House and learn about this stunning historic home, host your event, meeting or meal and also to tell you the story of Westport on the Westport Train Tour. We have a range of things to offer groups and welcome the opportunity to discuss your group and what will best suit you.
The team at Westport House are honoured to have welcomed 5 million visitors over the past 55 years. Since the house was first opened to the public in 1960 when 2,600 visitors came through our front door, visitor numbers have steadily grown to 162,000 annually. We pride ourselves on a warm West of Ireland welcome, a stunning setting, great hospitality, fascinating tours and stories along with delectable service and refreshments.
What Westport House Offers to Your Group or for your Special Occasion
The Story behind spectacular Westport House
In a 30 minute guided tour, your passionate guide will take you on a journey around the main floor and basement of Westport House in which you’ll learn all about the house, the family history, the amazing stories and exciting events that occurred throughout the centuries. Suggest allowing 60-90 mins in total for your visit to enjoy all 30 rooms, 6 permanent exhibitions and (weather permitting) a stroll in the natural parkland and woodland grounds – after the guided tour.
The Adorable Westport Train Tour – and you’ll probably learn a thing or two, too!
This all-weather, sight-seeing tour of Westport town, Westport Quay and Westport House estate visits 46 sights along the way. It is an educational AND entertaining tour that is suitable for all ages. On it, you’ll learn what makes Westport the “Best Place to Live in Ireland”, you’ll learn its history and find out about its current attractions. We recommend this as one of the first things you do in Westport to inform you for the rest of your visit. Allow 60 minutes for this tour. Or consider combining a visit to Westport House with the Westport Train Tour – a lovely way to wile away 2-2.5 hours!
Corporate Meetings, Exclusive Dinners, Team Days Out and Employee Benefit Programmes
We have a whole bunch of ways that we work with corporates and businesses. If you’re looking for a ‘wow’ event venue in Mayo, we can guarantee that your guests will LOVE their experience with us. If you’re looking for blue sky thinking meeting space, give us a call. We can also arrange an exclusive rental of the Pirate Adventure Park for your team day out as well as the A to Z of adventure activities for team building. If you have an employee benefit programme or sports & social club, contact us to see what offers we can extend to your team.
Enjoy an “After Hours” Experience
We shall pick you up from your hotel or the town centre where you’ll board the adorable Westport Train to be transported to the stunning Westport House for an exclusive treat of “Canapés & Bubbly” followed by a professional photo shoot if you choose. Bear in mind that that the house usually closes to the public at 6pm so this a truly decadent event – and one not to be missed! Suggest allowing 2.5-3 hours. It is an ideal alternative to visiting the wonderful Irish pub or consider this as an early-evening pre-dinner activity.
Lord it Up with Us
You will be treated to a 30 minute guided tour of the stunning house followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea served in the Old Kitchen Cafe. This is a lovely lunch option for groups visiting Westport or a classy afternoon out for the ladies – Suggest allowing 2.5-3 hours.
Exclusive Dinners, Lunches and Suppers for that Super Special Event
For your special occasion – whether is a milestone birthday OR a corporate event – contact us to arrange a luncheon, afternoon tea or supper in the Old Kitchen Cafe. The beautifully restored old Victorian kitchen is a gorgeous setting for any occasion.
For something even more special, if you are interested in dining on the main floor, call us to discuss your specific event so we can customize for you.
Or why not hire out the entire house for a magical event that won’t soon be forgotten!
Let us Create Something JUST for YOU!
We can happily customize a visit for you – in the past, we have thoroughly enjoyed arranging Irish dancing displays, live music, choir recitals, sheep herding displays, whiskey tasting, photo shoots, magic shows, mentalist shows and more. And we love the fun of doing something new – give Biddy a call to discuss!
Contact Biddy for rates and ideas on firstname.lastname@example.org or +353 (0)98 56117.
Check out the video below for a beautiful overview of what we can offer.