This looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon in western Ireland: Adare Manor, a gothic castle hotel, will recreate the Edwardian Era to celebrate the First Lady Dunraven’s arrival at the estate 200 years ago.
On Sunday, July 22, Adare Manor will host “The Garden Party” in the castle’s formal gardens. The dress code for the event will be period so as to create a tableau vivant of “The Garden Party,” the painting of a similar party from 1903 at Adare Manor by artist John Sutton:
In 1812, the First Lady Dunraven, Lady Caroline, visited Adare Manor for her inaugural stay at what was to become her home. Today, guests of the castle can stay in Lady Caroline’s Suite at Adare Manor, which includes her private rooms that were decorated especially for her.
The Adare Manor Garden Party will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. For ticket or further information on Adare Manor’s Garden Party, and for reservations, visit www.adaremanor.com.