Intimate Weddings

Small weddings for your close friends and family

The foodies choice

Selected seasonal and local fare

Secluded Venue

Feast in nature surrounded by forest & mountains

In Nature

Enjoy miles of forest and mountains

Comfort and style

Keeping your nearest and dearest close by

Your dream wedding in our dream location

Ceremonies

Surrounded by nature and ensconced in style, The escape is the perfect wedding venue to tie the knot with your loved one. Choose from an indoor ceremony in our music hall, on our mountain deck or in the miles of surrounding forests. Celebrants adore our venue and we can recommend one to suit you both.

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Pre-Wedding Stay

Come and stay with us for a night to experience the beautiful seclusion of our venue and all it has to offer. Enjoy a house cocktail and meal for two in our cabin or in our gardens. Giving you the perfect opportunity to experience what an intimate wedding could really feel like. Wander around the rooms to see who might sleep where, and discuss our lovely menus and local suppliers.

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Dining

Indoor dining for up to 38 wedding guests with a choice of menus. Our food is locally sourced from our farming neighbours. We believe in organic and quality ingredients to give the freshest taste experience for a magical meal to remember.

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Celebrate

With over an acre of grounds, we have plenty of space for you and your guests to party in style. For a larger gathering or an evening, we have an outdoor kitchen and patio for up to 50 guests. Complete with a wood-fired pizza oven and Argentinan BBQ our chefs are at hand to cook up the perfect feast.

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Sleep in style

Our bridal room with handmade furniture is a special piece of heaven for the happy couple along with seven deluxe garden cabins, we can sleep up to 24 guests. Enjoy down and cotton bedding, alpaca blankets, fluffy robes and the comfiest beds in Ireland, before you wake up to the still sounds of the Wicklow mountains.

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    Sustainable ethos

    Our food first, seasonal and locally sourced, slow approach to ethical eating makes for an appetising menu. Packed with homegrown and thoughtfully sourced and inventive Irish ingredients the majority of our suppliers are within a 3-mile radius. With Castleruddery Organic farm, Ridgeway Wagyu beef, Dunlavin Organic Dairy, Graces Organic eggs our dining experience is truly farm to fork.

    Wood fired

    Relax in our pavillion at The fiery and enjoy wood-fired pizzas for your evening celebrations. Made with love from our chef's and fresh from the oven, pizza's are loved by everyone!

    Canapés

    A great welcome for your guests. Light and delicious nibbles served with bubbles to nourish and keep hunger pangs at bay. Chose from a selection of locally sourced delicacies with luscious veggie and vegan options.

    Luxury Accommodation

    Our venue has a contemporary design with 18 luxury beds over 7 garden cabins and can sleep up to 26. The property hosts a conference/activities hall, an outdoor wooden dining cabin and a fully commercial kitchen. Wood burning stoves, alpaca blankets, down bedding and other little luxuries give you a warm welcome.

    Banquet Hall

    Our 18th Century lodge is perfect for dining with a traditional long table setting. Seating up to 40 guests in front of a wood-burning stove, this is the ideal setting for a friendly dining experience.

    Al Fresco

    Rustic yet stylish, dine in The Fiery our ourdoor kitchen with Argentinian BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven are the backdrop to flavourful shared dining. Enjoy great food in great company under the backdrop of the Wicklow mountains. Seating up to 50 guests in the summer months.

    Outdoor Hot Tub

    There is nothing like a long hot soak in mountain spring water. Couple this fluffy robes and an oak or star gazed canopy, and feel your stresses melting away. Wood-fired and nestled in nature, your hot tub experience is the ultimate in relaxation.

    Indoor Ceremonies

    Marry at the venue with your celebrant in our music hall. Choose your colours whilst we dress Our 19th-century lodge with local wildflowers, handmade benches and decor to suit your tastes.

    Forest Wedding

    Choose from oak, ash, beech or spruce forests to hold your ceremony. So many special places to chose to marry in woodland and a beautiful surrounding.

    Garden Wedding

    With an acre of landscaped gardens have your ceremony amongst the flower beds, forest garden or under a canopy on our patio.

    Party Time

    Dance the night away in the music hall or out on our patio garden. Local live bands, musicians love to play here along with your own tunes!

    Cocktails and more

    Let us mix some gorgeous aperitifs and drinks for your guests. Chose a house cocktail with locally foraged ingredients and your guests will have a day and night to remember. Specials include rose and apple gin fizz and ginger bug Wicklow mule.

    Garden Cabins

    Sleeping up to 26, our en-suite garden cabins give a homely and cosy atmosphere to keep your closest guests nearby. Extra local accommodation is on hand for extra family and friends.

    Family rooms

    For groups or families, our handcrafted spalted beech rooms give your guest the opportunity to stay together in comfort and style. With down and cotton bedding, alpaca blankets and fluffy robes, you can enjoy the comfort and the little luxuries you deserve.

    Forest Fun

    Nestled in the magnificent Glen of Imaal, this venue offers miles of mountains and stunning views. Perfect for the morning after, starting from our back gate you can take a hike up the west Wicklow sugarloaf and immerse yourself in the sheer magnificence of Ireland.

    Gather

    Spend time with your nearest and dearest, friends and family alike and book the whole weekend for a relaxing and stress-free experience. We have everything you need to make life long memories.

    Google Reviews

    The Wicklow Escape
    4.7
    Based on 71 reviews
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    Maggie Halligan
    Maggie Halligan
    19:13 21 Jan 21
    What a fabulous forest get away. Perfect for romantic get away, tech detach or family break. Food was absolutely... amazing, the only issue afyer dinner was the fact my trousers felt too tight. The beds are a par with the most upmarket 5 star hotels I've stayed at, better than some. I love this place.read more
    Maria Cheung
    Maria Cheung
    15:32 09 Nov 20
    We had a truly delightful and restorative stay at Elbowroom Escape. The setting is unbelievable, nestled at the start... of a beautiful evergreen forest. The room was very comfortable, with piping-hot showers after a long day walking. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go backread more
    Alie Sheridan
    Alie Sheridan
    08:00 28 Jun 20
    Attended a friends wedding here in December. Such an exceptional escape location. Lisa and the team we're amazing the... attention to detail and touches on everything were just magic. We arrived to fairy lights, the smell of mulled wine and the bustle of the wedding guests at the cabin area. This was a great mingling area where everyone can meet, chat and gather throughout the entire day/night. Lisa was on hand welcoming everyone and as we had never been there before and were in awe admiring everything around, Lisa gave us a tour of the place and we were fascinated with all the facilities they had available and the types of packages they run - (very interested in the Gin and yoga breakaway). The meal was out of this world. Large portions but not over indulging sizes, plenty of everything and absolutely delish (nothing but perfection) and the staff were always available to check in on everyone, topping up drinks and so friendly. The whole experience was stunning - Lisa and here team felt like friends, the Elbowroom felt like home, a memorable place to have spent a beautifully memorable day. Can't wait to get back.read more
    Abigail Ruth Cornwell
    Abigail Ruth Cornwell
    12:33 17 Jun 20
    My sister and brother-in-law had their wedding at the Elbow Room Escape last September. The bridal party stayed the... night before enjoying each other’s company and the very comfortable suites. On the day of the wedding everyone at the elbow room escape made sure it ran smoothly. The ceremony room was decorated with wild flowers from the gardens, and once the ceremony was finished the staff seemlessly changed the furniture creating the dining hall. This was done as the guests and wedding party enjoyed the gardens, took photographs and had drinks in the cabin. Everything was done without stress, platers of food taken around to guests prior dinner and in the evening we enjoyed a BBQ from the outdoor BBQ hut and picnic area. It was a fantastic escape from any hustle and bustle and a magical intimate way to celebrate the wedding.read more
    Edel Donegan
    Edel Donegan
    08:43 16 Jun 20
    I had the immense pleasure to attend a friends' wedding in this beautiful location last December. Lisa and all the... staff were incredibly accommodating, made us feel so looked after for the gorgeous dinner and canapes on day one and were the perfect level of hands off for our day 2 chilled celebration. The space is unique, intimate and beautiful, nestled in the foothills of Wicklow mountains with beautiful trails and hike paths nearby, perfect for a special celebration with your nearest and dearest. I couldn't recommend it more and I'm looking forward to my next adventure there.read more
    Karen Hogan
    Karen Hogan
    23:20 15 Jun 20
    Myself and my husband Daniel chose the Elbowroom Escape for our wedding reception last December and we are so delighted... that we did. We knew we wanted a small, intimate wedding with a different feel from the usual hotel venue. The Elbowroom Escape is such a beautiful setting, surrounded by forests and nature in a peaceful secluded area, but still easy for our guests to access from Dublin. From the beginning Lisa and her team made us feel so well taken cared of, they were so accommodating and always available to discuss our queries and ideas. They collaborated with us to create a day that really reflected myself and Daniel, with a relaxed and fun atmosphere that our guests really enjoyed. The three course wedding meal was really special - so many of our guests commented that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding! The staff on the day were so friendly and efficient, everything ran smoothly with no trace of stress, meaning myself and Daniel were free to relax and let our hair down with our guests. It was such a special day, we can't recommend them enough!read more
    Daisy O'Byrne
    Daisy O'Byrne
    10:10 11 Jun 20
    My cousin got married here on the 7th of September 2019 and I have to say it was one of the most unique, romantic... weddings I have ever attended. I stayed the night before with the wedding party and the staff could not have been more helpful or attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing and chill and we had a great night. The next day, early, the staff were busy with preparations and making sure everything ran smoothly! The day went off perfectly! The pictures were like something from a fairytale because of the scenery of the the place! The room which hosted the wedding and reception was cosy and decorated perfectly to represent the bride and groom! Later on there was a BBQ when we all got hungry again and the food was just delicious!! It felt like a home away from home. Everyone was so welcoming and made sure each and everyone of the guests was satisfied! Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!read more
    Joanna Jane Cornwell
    Joanna Jane Cornwell
    19:06 10 Jun 20
    My husband and I fell in love with the venue. Its close to Dublin and right by the foothills of the Wicklow mountains.... Its truly picturesque!! We had a beautiful Wedding day and night! Working with Lisa, Amanda and Roz was so easy, they took all the stress out of planning. It was easy to trust in their vision for the day. The hand-made furniture, including a full length mirror, were beautiful and compliment the surroundings wonderfully. The food is still something we talk about; local produce and even some veg from the gardens. The rooms were very comfortable and everyone loved the robes! Family and friends continue to compliment us on finding such a gem. Words can't describe how beautiful it is and how much love and comfort we felt here. Truly a luxury home away from home. I would highly recommend this venue! If I could give more than 5 stars I would.read more
    Anthony Murphy
    Anthony Murphy
    11:05 14 Jan 20
    Lovely quiet and well laid out get away from busy life.... Well done to all involved, obviously alot of thought and... planning went into this centreread more
    Christine Okelly
    Christine Okelly
    15:28 03 Jan 20
    A former youth hostel, this has been developed as a rustic retreat. I attended a wedding there in December. There is... car parking space to the front of the building and a sloped upward area to the right houses a small wooden seomra where drinks are served. There was one bench for sitting on and right next door a fabric gazebo had been erected again with just one bench to sit on. There was nowhere to sit and chat collectively and the main common room was the only large indoor space where the food was being served so spent several freezing hours standing outdoors waiting for the meal to be served. Bedrooms were basic but clean and warm. The food provided by the venue was OK it was interesting and not too rich. There were nice touches in the table decorations. There is a fully equipped kitchen with lots of food storage. The venue is set in woodland and on a previous visit in October I could appreciate the obvious charm of this rustic setting and in summer it must be lovely however it is weather dependent and if it had been raining or indeed snowing it would have made for a very unpleasant experience. As it was very cold and damp as one would expect in December I'd advise guests to dress warmly and layers. Also be prepared to be outdoors. It would be great to have a pot bellied stove or some other outside heating facility though I understand there is a fire pit and an outdoor hot tub. This is an ideal venue for a small family event like a birthday celebration, family reunion or a friends getaway. It is geared towards self catering though they did provide the main wedding meal. It is also geared towards a younger older audience so not suitable for very aged grandparents. As a wedding venue it was different, and has potential but there could be some additions to make it a bit more comfortable for a wider audience.read more
    Mark Prendergast
    Mark Prendergast
    08:21 17 Dec 19
    Prendergast Leadership used the Elbowroom on the 17th of November as the location for a group event we conducted for... Kildare LGFA. The location was perfect. Outdoors, near the mountains with all the comforts of a great hotel. When we were planning the event the staff were so helpful and on the day of the event they delivered on their promise. The highlight of the day was the evening meal. It was so good it received a standing ovation from the group.read more
    Anuja Shah
    Anuja Shah
    22:00 10 Nov 19
    Such a beautiful place , 7 rooms , a lovely hall, dining & self catering kitchen! We enjoyed the place and excellent... hospitality of their hostread more
    David Lawton
    David Lawton
    10:54 03 Nov 19
    Magical place and wonderful staff.
    Eimear Fay
    Eimear Fay
    15:53 11 Oct 19
    We had a lovely break here for the Gincident. The cabins were luxurious- loved the fluffy robes! The gin making was... great fun and the yoga hit the perfect balance between exercise and relaxation. The food was lovely and tasty. Generally, the whole vibe was a lovely mix of well organised and relaxed and I’d love to go back!read more
    Lia de Lancey
    Lia de Lancey
    10:07 01 May 19
    Took the kids for a couple of nights to this wonderful place. It's so peaceful, the perfect place if you want to get... away from it all. But really close to lots of interesting activities for kids or if you're a tourist. Our kids had a lot of fun playing in the beautiful garden and on the swing, not to mention the bunk beds! Thanks for a great stay!read more
    Elaine McGrath
    Elaine McGrath
    18:14 17 Apr 19
    We had a truly great time at the Gincident event. Gin, Yoga and wood fired hot-tub! What's not to like! Its hard to... sum up the Elbow Room Escape in a few words. Its a place like no other I've been to in Ireland. The location is beautiful. Surrounded by mountains, lovely walks, etc. The accommodation is top notch. Coziest beds ever. Food at Elbow Room Escape is not fancy; no little plates of nibbles or swooshes of sauce etc. Its gorgeous, hearty, Veggie food!! Home-made, locally sourced, organic where possible and ridiculously tasty, Maybe its all the fresh air or something :) What makes this place unique though are its people. Thank you Amanda and Lisa for being great hosts, great company and fab Gin connoisseurs ;) You can bet we will be back ! Elaine, Louise and Julie!read more
    Aisling McDonnell
    Aisling McDonnell
    17:27 06 Mar 19
    Excellent retreat hike & hot tub
    Elise Peterse
    Elise Peterse
    19:03 08 Jan 19
    Magical
    Mari Dunne
    Mari Dunne
    19:49 21 Aug 18
    Lovely retreat in Wicklow. Very relaxing with beautiful garden, use of kitchen facilities and a wooden cabin breakfast... room .read more
    Aoife Kane
    Aoife Kane
    14:50 01 May 18
    A wonderful space to host a retreat... we loved the ease with which it all happened and how well the space is looked... after. Highly recommend!read more
    Colm Walsh
    Colm Walsh
    23:25 10 Jan 17
    Stunning location, at the foot of Lugnaquilla, delicious food, peaceful and well-appointed facilities. A must for a... retreat under 60 mins from south Dublin.read more
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    The elbowroom escape
    5.0
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    Simon Egan
    Simon Egan
    2020-07-29T08:22:12+0000
    4 of us stayed there 2 weeks ago as a stopover on a cycle of Wicklow. We arrived late (8pm) expecting dinner to be... under tin foil in a bowl but were met but Miky who made us feel very welcome, said grab a shower/beer, then served up a beautiful Tagine with amazing flatbreads and Tzatziki, and we ate outside with beers in hand. The room was lovely (2 sets of bunks) and bathroom very clean. We left at 7am so pre-breakfast the next morning, but again there was plenty left out for us and I look forward to coming back and spending more time there, or just cycle faster next time!read more
    Laura Magee
    Laura Magee
    2020-07-17T11:07:28+0000
    We have just returned from a lovely stay at The Elbowroom Escape. We stayed in a family room with two adults and three... children. There was plenty of room and the beds were super comfy! Our stay was so relaxed and enjoyable, with the grounds, staff and food all excellent. Our requests to eat outside were easily catered for, the kids were safe to roam the areas and play freely and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly. We had the wagyu burgers and can highly recommend! The kids particularly enjoyed lighting the fire pit and roasting our own marshmallows. We will definitely be staying again. A perfect bridge between hotels and camping!read more
    Warren Phelan
    Warren Phelan
    2020-07-13T08:28:36+0000
    We stayed in the Elbow Room for 2 nights with our 2 kids. In that short period we were able to switch off and enjoy the... tranquil setting, the beautiful gardens and surrounding forest area. The food provided was locally sourced and extremely tasty. Our kids loved exploring the gardens, the swing and of course Rosie the pet. The owner, Lisa, and her staff were warm and welcoming and enhanced our stay. We highly recommend the Elbow room for a relaxing break, with kids or not.😀read more
    Jenny Tyrrell
    Jenny Tyrrell
    2020-07-06T11:55:52+0000
    Had an amazing 2 night stay with my family 2&2 kids. We stayed in the family bunk room which was superb. Well equipped,... comfortable and the beds were amazing! The location is central for exploring Wicklow. The food menu is fabulous with lovely local produce. Breakfast is great too. Lisa, Anita, Nikki & Eimear were so friendly and kind to us giving time to our kids who fell in love with Rosie the dog. The whole experience is relaxing from start to finish. 2 families I know have asked me & are going next week! Great hikes behind the property also. Can’t wait to come back! ❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
    Sarah McNamee
    Sarah McNamee
    2020-07-04T14:30:22+0000
    Beautiful setting with wonderful staff
    Robin Ball
    Robin Ball
    2020-05-14T14:57:28+0000
    The elbowroom escape have recently started doing pizza on a Wednesday to take away. I am a serious pizza lover, always... looking for a great pie. this is, the best pizza in the country. hands down.read more
    Nicky Gethin Taggart
    Nicky Gethin Taggart
    2019-10-14T14:27:28+0000
    I had the most rejuvenating couple of days at the elbow room escape. From the comfortable beds, delicious food, coal... fired outdoor hot tub, woodland walks and more I would highly recommend and hope to be back very soon!!read more
    Eimear Fay
    Eimear Fay
    2019-10-11T15:52:07+0000
    We had a lovely break here for the Gincident. The cabins were luxurious- loved the fluffy robes! The gin making was... great fun and the yoga hit the perfect balance between exercise and relaxation. The food was lovely and tasty. Generally, the whole vibe was a lovely mix of well organised and relaxed and I’d love to go back!read more
    Jura TE
    Jura TE
    2019-08-13T18:36:34+0000
    Simply Amazing just to escape from the city into the green, listen to the birds sing, smell the flowers.The view just... breathtaking. Children were so happy with so much outdoor space and a lovely swing, not to even mention mystical walks in the forest just steps away from the rooms.Bedrooms fantastic too!read more
    Emlyn Harper
    Emlyn Harper
    2019-08-12T22:25:24+0000
    If you want peace and quiet then this is the place for you absolutely beautiful
    Caroline Casey Renaissance
    Caroline Casey Renaissance
    2019-06-29T11:42:20+0000
    Beautiful location, comfortable bed, very clean and great facilities!!
    Anna Uí Sionnach
    Anna Uí Sionnach
    2019-06-26T09:06:05+0000
    a great little haven, we loved our trip and it's only halfway over! definitely will be back.
    Mairead Mc Dermott-Jones
    Mairead Mc Dermott-Jones
    2019-06-21T19:49:41+0000
    Myself & my sister got to escape here last night. We didn’t know what to expect or what was in store. From start to... finish, we where truly blessed to have the wonderful Roz as our host. It was just a delightful & rejuvenating break away from reality. Looking forward to my next trip alreadyread more
    Martyn Wilkinson
    Martyn Wilkinson
    2019-06-06T10:43:03+0000
    great outdoor pizza oven, lovely gardens
    Gráinne McGreal Hall
    Gráinne McGreal Hall
    2019-04-28T20:31:59+0000
    Lovely afternoon here attending the GF baking course - thanks to all, it was really enjoyable & informative
    Elaine McGrath
    Elaine McGrath
    2019-04-10T10:18:10+0000
    We had a truly great time at the Gincident event. Gin, Yoga and wood fired hot-tub! What's not to like! Its hard to... sum up the Elbow Room Escape in a few words. Its a place like no other I've been to in Ireland. The location is beautiful. Surrounded by mountains, lovely walks, etc. The accommodation is top notch. Coziest beds ever. Food at Elbow Room Escape is not fancy; no little plates of nibbles or swooshes of sauce etc. Its gorgeous, hearty, Veggie food!! Home-made, locally sourced, organic where possible and ridiculously tasty, Maybe its all the fresh air or something :) What makes this place unique though are its people. Thank you Amanda and Lisa for being great hosts, great company and fab Gin connoisseurs ;) You can bet we will be back ! Elaine, Louise and Julie!read more
    Joe Quinn
    Joe Quinn
    2019-03-10T00:15:02+0000
    I had an amazing time at Amanda’s new year balance yoga retreat. I completely switched off from the moment I arrived... until well after I had left. It’s so comfortable and relaxing and you literally feel like you’re in another world! Thanks guys xread more
    Grainne Hughes
    Grainne Hughes
    2019-02-10T21:32:28+0000
    Great day today at the yoga brunch! Great class with Aga, top notch food & great laugh with lovely people, super... chilled vibe and no stress, perfectly organized! Myself & my mam had a ball thank you ❤️read more
    Alma Tyrrell
    Alma Tyrrell
    2019-01-21T13:46:42+0000
    We returned yesterday from a wonderful weekend Escape with you in beautiful Donard. From start to finish we enjoyed... every moment. The food was delicious, the rooms so cozy, not to mention our fantastic host, Amanda, was so welcoming & genuine. The yoga classes were the perfect level for our mixed ability, & we enjoyed each session. We both had massages from the talented Alex on Saturday afternoon, and our quick dip in the outdoor hot tub was a real treat at the end of a lovely day. We will definitely be back. Thank you Amanda. Love, Alma & Orla xxxread more
    Jenny Price
    Jenny Price
    2018-07-19T21:31:13+0000
    What an amazing place to spend a weekend! It is relaxing, beautiful, and has such thoughtful touches in every aspect of... accommodating guests. Kate and Amanda are amazing hosts. The yoga class and hike were lovely added bonuses as were the wonderful guests! I highly recommend visiting the elbowroom escape.read more
    Cliona De Vallier
    Cliona De Vallier
    2018-07-19T15:13:48+0000
    Had the best weekend at Elbow Room Escape catchin up with a bunch of friends. Food was so delicious and accommodation... so comfortable . Amanda was tge perfect host, very in tune with our needs and when relaxation was needed after our hike, she deferred yoga by an hour to give us that time to chill a bit more. The yoga was just right too, not too hardcore but really felt it in a good way after. The hot tub and fire pit were a perfect way to chill on the Sat night and everyone really loved that. Definitely on my to-come-back-to list... whether with family, friends, as a couple or with kids - this place won't disappoint 😁😁read more
    Annmarie Fox
    Annmarie Fox
    2018-07-19T07:54:22+0000
    Still enjoying the benefits of my stay at the elbow room escape last weekend. I smile each time I think of all the... amazing people I shared time with there, the food is sumptuous , surroundings simply beautiful. Having been there last November I had no doubt I was in for a treat again however this recent visit far exceeded expectations. Kate, Amanda, Caitriona, Lisa thank you all for taking such good care of us & creating such a wonderful haven to escape to, the only drawback is when its time to leave......can't wait for my next visit xxxxread more
    Xenia Taliotis
    Xenia Taliotis
    2018-07-17T00:58:47+0000
    I've just spent my first weekend at The Elbowroom Escape, and am already planning my next break there. Wonderful... setting, delicious vegetarian food, a great bunch of like-minded people, the best yoga class I've ever done and loads of laughs. Perfect.read more
    Kim Knowles
    Kim Knowles
    2018-07-01T21:46:12+0000
    Five Stars!!!
    Nic Delaney Foxe
    Nic Delaney Foxe
    2018-06-27T11:20:13+0000
    I went on a mid-week stay as a quiet break and loved it. The rooms were so comfortable, surroundings just beautifuland... the staff and hospitality outstanding. Had an option to take in a yoga class which I did and was able to access the studio for self practice aswell. I will definitely be back. Thanks!read more
    Nicole van der Sman
    Nicole van der Sman
    2018-06-15T11:07:45+0000
    If you are looking for a true escape you are at the right address over here! Fully enjoyed our stay with you guys.... Beautiful scenery, lovely rooms with super comfy beds, amazing food and a fantastic vibe overall. A big thank you to Kate and Amanda and everyone else helping. Will be back. Nicole, Kilkenny School of Yogaread more
    Lara Slattery
    Lara Slattery
    2018-06-10T14:29:10+0000
    What a beautiful escape. I loved every part of it.
    Bella Bottini
    Bella Bottini
    2018-06-07T13:56:29+0000
    I held my Rise & Shine Yoga Retreat at the Elbowroom Escape and the entire management process was flawless. Amanda and... Kate were very friendly and responsive at all times. The venue is really well kept and the food was also delicious! Everything very well organized and peaceful. Bedrooms were really nice and comfortable too! Everyone slept really well! My group was really well taken care of and I already want to organize my second retreat with them. Shout out as well to Susan Fysh who did the massage treatments and was absolutely fantastic too! Definitely recommend a visit! Much love, Bellaread more
    Elizabeth Marden
    Elizabeth Marden
    2018-05-20T02:46:17+0000
    Absolutely loved everything about this place. Spent a full week as part of a large group first week of May. All of the... ladies were friendly and warm. Great food and such a beautiful property. Loved the yoga classes too! I miss the food already. You guys should publish a cookbook! I would buy it.read more
    Alma Tyrrell
    Alma Tyrrell
    2018-04-10T18:16:05+0000
    Loved it from start to finish. A leap of faith for me to go on a yoga weekend but a leap I’m very glad I made. Mairin... & Susie were excellent hosts (& teachers, even for a nervous novice like me �). The rooms were so comfy, with a lovely shower & the food was delicious. A weekend I’ll never forget. Thank you. Alma xread more
    Marcella O Dowd
    Marcella O Dowd
    2018-03-25T07:34:30+0000
    Sinead Byrne
    Sinead Byrne
    2018-03-13T20:36:37+0000
    I am soooo chilled after my Do F*ck All weekend! Thank you so much Amanda. Comfy bed, hot hot hot tub under the stars,... yummy food, squishy beanbags, gorgeous woodland setting and wonderful company. Cannot recommend highly enough.read more
    Ruth McKenna
    Ruth McKenna
    2018-03-12T13:13:21+0000
    Oh my goodness...where to start? At the beginning I suppose. Everything about The elbowroom Escape is perfect. The... beds really are 5* quality, I slept so well...and spent most of the weekend either sleeping or reading my book, all cosied up while it rained outside. Amanda is an absolute gem, so full of energy and kindness, I don't know how she keeps it going all weekend! The food is yum, generous and easy on the belly. For our Do F*** All weekend there was plenty of goodies too, snacks we could buy and the occasional beer if we fancied. Then of course, the gin. Sweet Jesus, the gin. Such a treat and prepared with care and flourish. I have to mention the hot tub too - heated by a wood fire that Amanda tended to all day on Saturday. Sitting in that gorgeous water, gin in hand, taking in the night sky - can't imagine anything much better than that! We also had the pleasure of meeting Susan (masseur from heaven) and Kate who's part of the team running the show. Loveliest people on the planet. I will be back, have no doubt, though maybe a smidge less gin this time! GO...you won't regret it.read more
    Jacinta Farrell
    Jacinta Farrell
    2018-03-11T23:04:25+0000
    Just back from a do fck all weekend at the elbowroom escape Donard. Words can't say how lovely and relaxed I feel.... Amanda was amazing, we felt so welcome, the food was great, and we meet lovely people. We will definitely be back. Thanks again Amanda.read more
    Orla Kerley
    Orla Kerley
    2018-02-04T18:03:17+0000
    Fabulous location,friendly and inviting, comfortable beds, great yoga room/facilities and ideal place to get away and... switch off. However we went with a large group and i dont feel the quality and quantity of food on offer was adequate(esp breakfast this morning) Also with it being a "do fuck all" weekend, it would have been more enjoyable to have the hot tub lit earlier in the day and to enjoy it in daylight, able to admire the view (it wasnt ready til 9.30pm)read more
    Laura Sammut
    Laura Sammut
    2018-01-12T22:47:24+0000
    Joanne Creighton
    Joanne Creighton
    2018-01-08T13:58:18+0000
    Trixy Teresa
    Trixy Teresa
    2018-01-07T17:56:52+0000
    I had the most amazing time with beautiful people.. I am already thinking when I can get back there to escape again..... So relaxing.. The perfect place to escape.. I came home feeling totally refreshed and re charged!! Thank you to everyone involved!!read more
    Jean Pereira
    Jean Pereira
    2017-12-18T14:39:37+0000
    A very positive and warm and atmosphere for our work-group retreat. Thanks for everything Amanda and Lisa !
    Rosaleen Bloomfield
    Rosaleen Bloomfield
    2017-08-26T08:33:30+0000
    Thank you so much for helping to make our retreat at the Elbowroom Escape so magical. All the retreaters had a... fantastic time. The food was tasty, fresh and healthy and the friendliness of you and your staff were also much appreciated. We enjoyed the morning walks in the woods and the hiking was fantastic - a good workout in the fresh air with spectacular views and a knowledgeable and motivating guide to keep us going. Oh, the hot tub was fabulous too.A few of us went in at about 10pm and it was super relaxing and really warmed us up even though it was a chilly evening. We loved the yoga room, all the yoga props that are available and the big cushions and bean bags for relaxing were perfect for a little nap in the afternoon.read more
    Barbara O'Meara
    Barbara O'Meara
    2017-08-23T13:49:25+0000
    I escaped to create.... For all artists, writers and creative people looking for silence, solitude and serenity to get... the creative juices flowing I would highly recommend this haven. I was lucky enough to be invited as an Artist in Residence, with beautiful surrounding of forests, mountains, trails and even an ancient stone circle providing endless inspiration I worked away on ideas for my latest art project. Stunning gardens, a very cool greenhouse and, my favourite, a magical Wisteria entwined Pergola with pretty party lights leading to a boutique log cabin where I retreated to do my work on a very fine hand crafted wooden table with coffee machine simmering and an honesty hamper of delicious organic snacks and drinks on offer before dining 'al fresco' and chilling out in my luxurious bedroom which opened onto the gardens. With options of outdoor hot tub, hammock and occasional yoga class who would not be inspired. I would advise booking in now before the secret is out...Thank you all at Elbowroom Escape, for such a wonderful sanctuary, from one very happy artist !read more
    Elaine McMahon Dossett
    Elaine McMahon Dossett
    2017-08-16T21:09:00+0000
    A wonderful time with my son at the family retreat! Luxurious room, delicious vegetarian food, fantastic forest school... and great family yoga. Thank you so much to Bev and Amanda and all the amazing team at the Elbowroom Escape �read more
    Dee Kelly
    Dee Kelly
    2017-07-14T18:06:10+0000
    Fab location, very relaxed and fun! Loved every minute of the Elbowroom Escape
    Catherine Henley
    Catherine Henley
    2017-06-28T11:24:23+0000
    Love love love this place! Can't wait for the next retreat
    Yvonne Heskin
    Yvonne Heskin
    2017-06-02T09:16:40+0000
    Thanks for a great weekend Catherine and The Elbowroom Escape. It's a gorgeous hideout with fantastic facilities, great... food, great hot tub and really really comfy beds. It's fantastic not having tv's.The swing is a lovely addition to the garden. Retreat was extremely enjoyable, great mix of yoga, hikes,silence ,meditation and laughs.A great spot for a body and mind unwind..read more
    Julie O'Malley
    Julie O'Malley
    2017-05-26T09:13:32+0000
    Exceptional place with food which is out of this world! Loved it! Thank you !
    Victoria Paiva
    Victoria Paiva
    2017-05-15T11:14:06+0000
    Thank you so much for the amazing retreat last weekend! the atmosphere was really friendly, a beautiful and peaceful... place with a delicious food, great yoga sessions, relaxations and meditations!!!! Big thanks to my friend Timea Farkas for the opportunity to be there! I would definitely recommend the Elbow escape !!!!read more
    Greg Walsh
    Greg Walsh
    2017-05-03T08:06:19+0000
    Such a beautiful place! The rooms are gorgeous, the beds are divine, the showers are powerful, the food is delicious,... the outdoor hot tub is piping hot, and the management are really friendly. What more do you want?read more
    Alba Campus
    Alba Campus
    2017-04-14T16:47:49+0000
    Susan Dennehy
    Susan Dennehy
    2017-04-02T00:16:22+0000
    Just back from a two night break and I can absolutely recommend The Elbowroom Escape. The weekend had everything I... needed to replenish and refresh. ..a lovely group of people in a stunning setting, lots of yoga, relaxation and the most delicious, wholesome food. The staff were friendly and looked after our every need - a special mention for Bev who led the yoga and the meditation with kindness and fun. Highlights included the guided hike followed by a soak in the outdoor hot tub (the sun even came out for us!) I enjoyed every single minute and I'll definitely be back.read more
    Libby Jones Oflaherty
    Libby Jones Oflaherty
    2017-04-02T00:14:24+0000
    Thanks again for an amazing weekend. It was above and beyond any expectations!! A warm and friendly atmosphere was the... order of the weekend at the Elbowroom Escape. Amanda's organisational skills left us with nothing to do but relax. Bev's Yoga Nidra class on Friday night with its beautiful visualisations combined wth her soothing voice left the group floating all the way to a brilliant night's sleep. The food was wholesome, nutritious and delicious. Rooms, beds and facilities are 5*+ standards. The smell of the woodfire burning, the hot tub!! (I could have stayed there forever). The whole vibe was amazing., and it is without hesitation I would recommend a weekend away to kickstart a change in your work life balance. Heaven is only just over hour away!read more
    Kiki Golubica
    Kiki Golubica
    2017-02-06T18:31:34+0000
    I'm just back from the Pregnancy Retreat with Emily McElarney and Melissa Curtis I feel like a powerful mama Goddess... ready for the delivery and motherhood! Sincerely grateful! <3 I have met some wonderful powerful mama's. Setting is magical in the middle of greens with different walking options, chilled atmosphere, fire in the evening, nourishing food and two amusing teachers who answered all of our questions (and we had Many!). Highly recommend for any future mama! Or anyone who likes to enjoy good yoga, food and greens! Ahhh, just so grateful! I will definitely be back!read more
    Jeannie Kyle
    Jeannie Kyle
    2017-01-21T19:58:12+0000
    Wow. The magic of the elbowroom mixed with the magic that is Donard in Wicklow. What a treat and escape it is. Yoga,... mountain hiking, pilates, yummy food and fabulous people in a beautiful venue, set in such a stunning backdrop, as the Wicklow Glens. I will be back...again and again and again. Thank you for a fab retreat.read more
    Johanna Huber
    Johanna Huber
    2016-12-07T12:35:55+0000
    Such a magic place in the middle of beautiful nature. A calm oasis just interrupted by the birds singing, how romantic... is that! I still can't decide what I fell in love with most: the delicious food, the amazing and very caring staff that made you feel like home, the hot outdoor tub which is great fun, the yoga studio with a fire place (I'm not joking, how great is that!), or that there is just so much love and thought in every detail from the very comfy beds to the dining place! Not to forget the fabulous teacher for that retreat weekend (as usual to expect from the elbowroom), Bev Porrino. I can't wait to be back!read more
    Nicola Williams
    Nicola Williams
    2016-11-07T19:00:34+0000
    A magical place nestled in the glen of imal. Spent a wonderful weekend here....lots of thought has gone into making... what was once a hostel into a 5 star retreat centre. Lovely yoga room with a beautiful floor,there is plenty of props and mats so no need to bring anything with you. The rooms are beautifully furnished and each room has a generous sized en suite with plenty of hot water (always a must when on a retreat) Food was tasty and plenty of it with alot of produce being sourced locally. Truly a wonderful spot, i for one cannot wait to return.read more
    Óga Yoga
    Óga Yoga
    2016-11-07T17:39:02+0000
    Áit iontach chun do scíth a ligean le bia blasta agus siúlóidí suaimhneacha suite i groí lár Chill Mhantáin.
    Deirdre Murphy
    Deirdre Murphy
    2016-10-30T17:26:54+0000
    This place is magic. No detail is overlooked -- the food, the decor, the hot tub -- and the beds are wonderful!!! I... could not be more enthusiastic in my recommendation. They have made it a truly wonderful spot. It backs up to the mountains (which we hiked), the air is wonderful, the forest is quiet. I love it.read more
    Elena Brossa
    Elena Brossa
    2016-10-26T21:18:55+0000
    For anyone fancying getting a taste of heaven, this is the place,a loving cuddle for your entire being:beautiful... nature,great food, amazing people, super cosy rooms, soul and body restoring yoga, hot tub and a lot more to be discovered. Cannot recommend it strongly enough!read more
    Bev Porrino
    Bev Porrino
    2016-10-26T15:54:10+0000
    I spent a weekend at this magical place as a test run. The food, the accommodation, the hike, the yoga was all superb.... I was looked after so well. I loved it so much that I'm hosting a retreat from there in Dec .read more
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