press release
Westport House, a unique venue for a special celebration
 On Friday, October 4th, historical Westport House will open its doors to host a Special Taste the Island Harvest Banquet with pre-dinner drinks from 7pm followed by a banquet with wine pairings at 8pm. The Harvest Banquet is set to be a superb evening with a truly outstanding menu celebrating all that’s great and good in local and seasonal food & drink. The only one of its kind along the Wild Atlantic Way, it incorporates a venue steeped in history and new innovative products from local suppliers.
A team of Chefs form Hotel Westport will partner with local artisan producers to prepare the very best ingredients and local produce featuring: Starters including Goats Cheese, Beetroot, Clew bay shrimp or Achill Island Smoked Salmon and Smoked Haddock.  Following the delicious starters guests will cleanse their palates with a Blackcurrant Sorbet. Main course options will feature Killala Bay Monkfish, Black Faced lamb, Newport Black Pudding and local seasonally Vegetable and potatoes followed by a Harvest Fruits Pavlova and closing with Dozio’s of Mayo farm Cheese.
Tickets are now on sale at €100 per plate or why not stay over in four star Hotel Westport (set right on the estate itself) from €189 per person sharing to include the Banquet ticket.  For more information, tickets to the Harvest Banquet or to book your overnight stay in Hotel Westport, please visit https://www.westporthouse.ie/event/westport-house-harvest-banquet/
Set on a 400-acre estate in the heart of the heritage town of Westport, built it in 1730. Unlike many modernised historic homes, it still retains all the original character as well as its original contents, allowing you to go back in time to the 18th Century. You will dine in the original Drawing Room with its original parquet flooring – considered to be the finest in Ireland – and be treated like a real Lord or Lady.  Nothing is too much trouble. The expert on-site coordinators will be at hand to guide you through the Westport House experience and to answer all culinary questions. 
With many years of experience in helping couples and corporates realise their perfect celebration, and providing unrivalled level of expertise and attention to detail to all clients, Westport House is a smart choice for discerning customers. 
Consider Westport House for another special occasion, there are a variety of great rooms in which you can host your exclusive event. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for 10 people or a larger celebration for 120 people. Choose a private dining room such as the Drawing Room overlooking the front lawn, the impressive Long Gallery where you’ll be surrounded by portraits of the Browne family or enjoy the Wyatt-designed and most formal room in the house, the Large Dining Room. If you’re looking for something more informal – consider the lovingly restored Old Kitchens.
Dazzling entertainment can be also organised – choose from an array of live music acts, Irish dancing displays, sheep herding trials, interactive receptions with local food producers, Murder Mystery Night, Mentalist or Magic Shows (prices available on demand).  Birds of Prey Shows or a spectacular Horse & Hound welcome also available. 
Overnight accommodation can be facilitated at our sister property 4* Hotel Westport.    With 129 bedrooms ranging from standard, premium, balcony as well as suites, all guests have complimentary use of Leisure Centre with 20m pool, Senses Spa to relax and unwind, crazy golf, table tennis, and 400 acres of Estate to roam plus corporate and group rates on available on request. 
For enquires about Westport House for your special occasion, and activities and special offers, see www.westporthouse.ie or telephone 098 27766 or simply emailinfo@westporthouse.ie with your questions.