Top Wedding Venues in Ireland
When Planning weddings in Ireland, choosing the best wedding venue should be an easy task as there are so many venues available, with one to suit every taste and budget. You can hold your wedding reception in a grand castle, a family run boutique hotel, a plush restaurant, a private club, a country pub or even in your back garden, whichever takes your fancy. We take a look at some of the leading Irish wedding venues, all of whom specialise in weddings.
All of these wedding venues will be only too willing to give you an exclusive tour of their venue and you’ll be warmly received and pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the venue itself and also the quality of service that these wedding venues offer.
As these are Ireland’s best wedding venues you should make contact sooner rather than later to make sure they are available on your preferred date.
Situated only 30 minutes from Dublin, Bellinter House is renowned as one of the most unique wedding venues in Ireland. This stunning 18th century georgian manor is set on banks of the River Boyne. Located in County Meath, with sweeping lawns, ancient trees and secluded spots for you to explore, Bellinter House displays a distinctive romantic ambiance which cannot be replicated anywhere else.
Awarded recently as the ‘Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in Ireland’, this property celebrates a mixture of unique Georgian features and contemporary arts which will create a lasting impression on all who experience it.
Why not see for yourself by arranging a viewing, with the team at Bellinter House by calling
046 9030900 or emailing [email protected].
The Perfect Venue, Whatever the Season…
Hidden in a secluded Wicklow Valley, less than an hour’s drive from South Dublin, lies BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, a luxurious 4 Star Wedding Venue. Situated in the heart of Macreddin Village, BrookHall is a dedicated wedding venue that is home to; The River Room, which can seat up to 200 diners, a Mezzanine Bar, a dedicated reception area, en-suite bedrooms with French windows and a swimming pool. The privacy of BrookHall will provide relaxed surroundings for couples and their guests to make their day uniquely special and memorable for years to come. For those of you lucky enough to be getting married on a balmy summer’s day or evening, five double doors leading onto south facing decking overlooking Ballycreen Brook, will afford the perfect setting for showcasing the glamour of your wedding day. And for winter weddings, a great stone fireplace at either end of the room will guaranteea truly warm and romantic atmosphere.
Macreddin Chapel – is our very own private and unique ceremony venue which seats up to 140 guests and is conveniently situated on the grounds just across the Village green. Macreddin Chapel is approved by the HSE for Civil Marriages and can also be used for a simple but intimate blessing.
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, County Wickow, Ireland T: 0402 36444 E: [email protected]
Castle Dargan Estate is so much more than just a wedding venue. It is a charming and luxury Country Estate Hotel in the heart of Sligo. Set in the heart of Yeats County on 170 acres of rolling parkland in a stunning country setting, the 4-star Castle Dargan Estate, complete with a Darren Clarke designed golf course, is the idyllic warm, welcoming and intimate venue. With its breath-taking views, it is the perfect backdrop which makes it the ideal romantic wedding venue to begin your life together
For more Luxury Castle Dargan’s Icon Spa is truly a haven of tranquillity, over looks the greens and fairways of Castle Dargan well known Golf Course, patrolled by Sligo’s hills. The spa offers you everything you need to feel relaxed and rejuvenated to the run up to your wedding View the beautiful appointed Ormsby Suite and Coach House Lounge with its Stunning vaulted ceiling, allowing a glimpse of what could be on your special day.
A warm welcome awaits you and your guests in this charming 4* Star award winning Hotel. Castle Dargan Estate is recognised for outstanding service and attention to detail and it will truly take your breath away whether you are planning a civil ceremony, an intimate wedding reception or a larger wedding banquet.
For further information on weddings at Castle Dargan Estate please contact [email protected] or phone 071 911 8080
Truly romantic in the most picturesque lakeshore setting Coolbawn Quay is the perfect place to profess eternal love. On the eastern shores of Lough Derg this idyllic “exclusive use” private Village nestles peacefully into the landscape providing a backdrop of great natural beauty to create the wedding of dreams, intimately personal and unique.
Ceremonies and Blessings are held on the deck or under the Crystal Canopy overlooking the Marina. Receptions for up to 220 guests are hosted in the luxurious “Georgian Style” Pavilion with glorious views over the lake. The mood is relaxed, the style is glam, with accommodation for up to 120 guests in beautiful suites, cosy village rooms and charming lodges scattered throughout the village…. magical.
Email: [email protected] Tel: 067 28158
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s leading and most popular wedding venues. Set within 21 acres of mature, formal gardens, which surround the beautifully restored manor house, this is a magical setting for a wedding.
For brides and grooms, the Bridal Suite at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa has been featured in Social & Personal and its recognition is well deserved. Its opulence and style makes for an ideal first night.
Renowned for the quality of food and service, it is easy to see why this is such a sought after venue, yet Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is competitively priced. Special mid-week and weekend wedding packages are available. A complimentary bridal package includes: Red carpet on arrival; champagne for the bride and groom; complimentary overnight accommodation in the bridal suite for the bride and groom, with a champagne breakfast; special accommodation rates for guests; landscaped gardens for photographs; complimentary hire of the ballroom; candles on the tables; personalised menu cards; cake stand; and a professional wedding team to help you every step of the way.
To plan your special day and book your date, call 01 8013500
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Situated just 3km from Cavan Town, the 16th Century Farnham Estate is a magical setting and an ideal venue for your wedding reception.
Few settings are as romantic and as beautiful as Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort. Once experienced, never to be forgotten, and that makes it the perfect venue for one of the most memorable occasions of all. A wedding at Farnham Estate is a marriage of style, luxury and flawless service, everything a bride and groom could wish for can be found right here at Farnham Estate.
Farnham Estate Golf & Spa Resort, Farnham Estate, Co Cavan, Ireland
T: 049 437 7700, [email protected]
You Chose Love, You Chose Forever, now it’s time to choose your Venue.
Set in the historic village of Carlingford between the mountains and the sea, the newly designed 4* Four Seasons Hotel & Spa, Carlingford provides a truly idyllic setting for your wedding. It has unveiled a superb redesign including a beautiful wedding suite, the new Luxe Spa, boutique styled bedrooms and more. In this Medieval Heritage setting you will find historic details and rustic surroundings to create a magically romantic moment for timeless photographs. This is the ultimate destination for romance, culture and elegance. Their expert wedding dream team, will help make any wedding the celebration of a lifetime, whether it is a private moment or with hundreds in attendance. The Grand Summer Ballroom has detailed Georgian ceilings, striking crystal chandeliers, floor to ceiling cut glass mirror and lush carpet and the balcony boasts breath-taking views across the bay and Cooley Mountains. Experience peace and tranquillity in the new Luxe Spa pre or post your wedding day with their new Bridal specials.
For more information or to book a private show around please email [email protected] or call on +353 (0)42 937 3530.
A luxury four-star resort, The Johnstown Estate’s experienced wedding team has welcomed hundreds of couples through the hotel’s fine Georgian doors and find it’s the little details which make a wedding personal to a couple and their guests. The elegant Grand Ballroom has a large foyer and a private entrance leading to a uniquely picturesque, walled wedding garden. This beautifully romantic garden is also a favourite spot to exchange vows under a flower-adorned arch or host drinks beneath a lantern-lit tree. Exceptional food, delivered with passion, is The Johnstown Estate’s calling card. After a whirlwind day of celebrations, couples can relax in the stunning three-room Lady Margaret Suite in the manor. For the ultimate girly night, the bridal party can stay in The Mulberry, a fabulously luxe suite designed to sleep 6 guests with a plush lounge area where guests can enjoy the wine fridge, Nespresso machine and 50” TV.
Only 35 minutes from Dublin, amidst 120 acres of private parkland, The Johnstown Estate has five suites, 122 guest bedrooms and 40 two-bedroom lodges. For those who might like to make it a weekend affair there is also a leisure centre, two fantastic restaurants, an 18-room Elemis spa and the hotel’s latest addition, Gloss at The Spa, a stunning gold and jewel-coloured suite that can be booked for exclusive use by a group of up to ten for treatments accompanied by cocktails. Call: 046 9540000 or email [email protected]
Set within the beautiful Ashford Estate with spectacular views of Lough Corrib, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting for your special day. Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Cong, in the heart of Mayo, The Lodge at Ashford Castle will provide the fairy-tale day of your dreams. As part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, The Lodge embraces the philosophy of ‘no request is too large, no detail too small’. Whether you desire an intimate celebration with close friends and family, or favour a more elaborate affair, The Lodge offers a choice of exceptional spaces to really set the scene. Enjoy al fresco drinks on the lawn overlooking Lisloughrey Pier and dine in the elegance of the Harbour Room with its sparkling chandeliers and panoramic vista. Expect the finest cuisine using ingredients from artisan suppliers throughout the Connemara, Mayo and Galway regions and at the end of a perfect day, their sixty four sumptuous rooms and suites will accommodate your guests in style. Providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs, the estate offers plenty of activities to keep your guests entertained –the perfect excuse to stay longer! For a wedding unique to you contact
The Lord Bagenal Inn prides itself on providing a personal and exclusive wedding service specifically with you in mind. Booking your wedding with The Lord Bagenal Inn guarantees you an experienced team and dedicated Wedding consultant. Offering you the flexibility to plan and organise Your Wedding Your Way, you can choose from our €41 or €59 Wedding Package. Alternatively use the Menu Selector to create your own unique wedding package. The Marina Room with its spacious, bright, classic décor caters for 280 guests. Opening out onto the new terrace and marina garden, the hotel encapsulates the peace and tranquillity of this stunning river backdrop, with Wedding photographs capturing everlasting memories to treasure forever. For more intimate celebrations, the stylish, contemporary Waterfront has dining for up to 70 family and friends. Civil Ceremonies can take place in The Gallery, Marina Room or on the terrace outside. Whether your wedding is traditional or a more relaxed informal gathering, The Lord Bagenal Inn has something for you #yourweddingyourway. Offering a 15% discount off weddings booked for Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/Nov 2020/21. www.lordbagenal.com Tel: 0599 774000
From the Fairy-tale Castle Tower, to an imposing glass and stone façade, an easy-going blend of casual, country-style comfort and modern luxury awaits you and your guests inside. This award-winning luxury castle hotel offers a fresh perspective on castle living.
Let the magic of Lough Eske Castle become entirely yours for your special day. Utilising years of five-star service and attention to detail, the Castle has carefully designed a unique collection of wedding packages designed to suit all of your tastes. Each package incorporates the sumptuous wedding menus specially designed by Lough Eske Castle’s Executive Chef using an array of the finest locally sourced foods and suppliers.
E: [email protected] T: +353(0)74 97 43163
Lough Rynn is more than just a wedding venue, it is a lovingly restored 19th century castle home. This unique, luxurious, fairy-tale setting, with its secluded location, breath taking views and classic romanticism, is the perfect backdrop against which to begin your life together. The Walled Gardens at Lough Rynn truly are unmatched for photo opportunities; allow the concierge to chauffer you to the Gardens and around the Estate with your photographer to take some perfect pictures. Lough Rynn Castle delivers impeccable, unobtrusive service that is never compromised. Guests can relax under the careful attention of the staff and enjoy an exquisite selection of gourmet foods and wines. Can you imagine a more perfect day?
The manicured Lawns provide a breath-taking setting for a Champagne or Drinks reception on a Summer’s day – and the Castle’s backdrop is equally spectacular for a Winter Wedding.
To Sample the atmosphere please contact Tel: 071 9632700 email: [email protected] Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill, Co Leitrim
Picture a wedding venue of style, romance, elegance and beauty. The Lucan Spa Hotel has become one of Ireland’s most stunning Wedding Venues over the last few years since its recent redevelopment. The brand new Boyne Suite is a spectacular setting for the most perfect day, providing brides and grooms with a venue with that all important WOW factor.
Picture your first dance under crystal chandeliers. Strolling together under private woodland. Sipping champagne over the balcony overlooking Lucan Golf Course. Or warming yourself by their beautiful Dublin Corbel Marble Fireplace. Saying “I do” outside within the romantic confines of the gorgeous woodland area. This Georgian Hotel is situated in the picturesque village of Lucan and within the grounds of The Old Sarsfield Estate. The location offers convenience and luxury, being only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport within grounds of a country setting.
They take pride in the high quality of their menus and dishes and all their weddings are unique. The Lucan Spa Hotel wedding coordinators and chefs will sit with you and help you design your perfect package. Call: 01 628 0494 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lucanspahotel.ie
At the Meadowlands Hotel, we took time to listen to wedding couples coming in looking for something a little different to the traditional style wedding. We are thrilled to announce the renovations to An Móinéar Restaurant and the Patio area are complete which are a true reflection of our couples wishes and desires for an alternate venue.
Specializing in bespoke intimate wedding celebrations for up to 80 guests, the Meadowlands team will always take the time to listen and understand your dreams and wishes for the perfect day!
Your Wedding Celebration begins with a beautiful venue, fantastic ambiance, delicious food & exceptional service. The Meadowlands Hotel offers all Four! Set on beautiful private gardens, the Meadowlands is ideal for couples looking for a boutique hotel with that extra bit of sparkle.
Packages are tailored with special features such as planning the wedding ceremony, designing a signature drinks reception, preparing the couple’s favorite dishes for dinner and celebrating into the evening with choice of entertainment.
Contact Meadowlands Hotel to book your wedding show around.
Call: 066 718 0444. Email: [email protected]
Bespoke weddings in an exclusive wedding venue.
The Millhouse, Slane is a stunning Georgian manor house on the banks of the River Boyne, just 40 mins from Dublin. A combination of old world charm and contemporary design creates a unique luxury wedding venue. Surrounded by a wonderful riverside garden, couples can get married in the Orchard, on the front lawn or in the dramatic Old Mill ceremony room, a unique setting full of character, original brick work, exposed beams, chandeliers and rustic charm. Spectacular wedding banquets are held in the Pavilion, a light-filled, mirrored, dining room with Chiavari chairs and a fairy-light canopy creating an atmospheric wedding which looks just as impressive in the darker winter months as it does in the summer. The Millhouse team are passionate and committed to creativity and perfection which combines to make the Millhouse a very unique, exclusive wedding venue with 15 individually luxurious en-suite bedrooms to make your own exclusive country house for your special day. At dusk when the river has a golden glow and the Orchard lanterns illuminate the pathways,
The Millhouse has a truly magical atmosphere. Tel: (0) 41 982 0878 W: themillhouse.ie
Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is the jewel in the crown of Wedding venues in the South East. Centrally located within an hour from Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford, this stunning Resort offers the perfect fairy tale setting for Weddings, Civil Ceremonies & Civil Partnerships. With its sweeping tree lined drive, exclusive Wedding Garden and stunning manicured grounds, this regal venue provides a perfect backdrop for your special day.
The experienced Team are renowned for their professionalism, working closely with couples from the initial enquiry stage right up to the big day. They have a range of options from incredibly affordable packages to the more opulent tailored bespoke packages which are individually created – all wishes are beautifully catered for.
A truly perfect wedding venue awaits.
Private viewings can take place at a time to suit your own schedule.
Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
A wedding is a special and personal day for any couple. At Palmerstown House Estate, we tailor each wedding to suit you and your requirements to ensure that your wedding is a unique and memorable occasion.
With a stunning Grand Dining Room, The Original Palmerstown House or a marquee option available, Palmerstown House Estate is the perfect venue choice for a small intimate event or a luxurious banquet.
Our beautiful High Chapparal Suite caters for up to 180 comfortably. If your wedding party is a more intimate event, The Original Palmerstown House can cater for up to 80 guests. As part of your wedding package our Executive Head Chef has created some wonderful choices for your wedding menus.
From your first meeting through to your wedding reception, our dedicated events team will work with you to ensure that every detail is planned meticulously and delivered to the highest standards.
Johnstown, Co Kildare. Tel: +353 (0) 45 906 901,
On account of its stunning location and its ideal situation, tucked away in a private all-encompassing beachside stretch, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is a hugely popular wedding destination for more reasons than one. Catering as much to indoor grander weddings as to smaller outdoor, intimate affairs and civil ceremonies, the Hotel’s coastal surrounds presents a perfect backdrop against which to set your timeless photographs on your special day.
With a dedicated wedding team on hand to organise anything and everything you might need for your special day, we think of all of the smaller things so you don’t have to.
From our complimentary sample menu, seating arrangements and stylish transport, simply say the word and let us take care of all of the rest.
For more details please contact: Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Strand Road, Portmarnock Co. Dublin,
The Step House Hotel is a four star family run boutique hotel located in the picturesque village of Borris, Co. Carlow at the foot of the Mount Leinster & The Blackstairs Mountains. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel is designed to indulge, relax and unwind you. From the original Gothic detailing of the entrance to the restrained opulence of the interior, this is a place to soothe and inspire.
The Step House Hotel has been specifically designed to host the most romantic and personal weddings. The Ballroom has been luxuriously tailored to facilitate weddings for a maximum of 200 Guests. The Cellar Restaurant & Residents Bar can also cater for weddings up to 40 Guests. Beautifully crafted French arched doors lead out onto the landscaped garden with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains peering in the distance. This idyllic country setting with its relaxed yet elegant function room, exceptional cuisine and traditional hospitality will leave friends and family with memories to treasure forever.
Situated only 20 minutes from Dublin, The Summerhill Country House Hotel is renowned for being one of the best country house wedding venues in Ireland.
Enjoy the 87-bed hotel all to yourself (plus your lucky wedding guests!) while you party away on your special wedding day in your own country house and gardens. And why not let the fun spill over onto our beautifully manicured gardens that offer you an elegant setting for the perfect outdoor wedding ceremony or reception and a wonderful sun-filled outdoor experience. And all situated in the picturesque village of Enniskerry, hidden in the scenic hills of Wicklow.
The newly refurbished Avondale Suite can accommodate up 250 guests and is fully licenced for civil ceremonies, late bar and loads of FUN. The Summerhill Country House Hotel is your ideal wedding venue, let them take the strain away of organising your perfect day with their highly experience Wedding team.
Why not experience it for yourself, call in person any day or contact them on 01 – 2867928. E: [email protected] or log onto their Website for details on their regular (and very popular) wedding events at www.summerhillhousehotel.com
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort is the perfect marriage of elegance and beauty, providing everything you need for a magical wedding day.
The stunning Blessington Lakes, secluded beaches and captivating woodlands are the perfect backdrop for your special photographs. Whether it’s an intimate affair for 20 or a lavish occasion with 250 guests this 4 star resort is the ultimate wedding and civil ceremony destination.
Our enchanting Manor House provides the perfect beauty spot to spend your first night as husband and wife.
All of the lavish suites command stunning views across the beautiful lakes or up to the Wicklow Mountains, giving you the ultimate Lord and Lady of the Manor experience. Our main hotel comprises 60 superbly appointed deluxe rooms overlooking our 18 hole championship golf course and our selection of restaurants and bars provide unlimited options for your day-after party.
Ideally located just an hour from Dublin and with all inclusive packages, this is an opportunity not to be missed to start planning your dream wedding.
Your Happily Ever After Starts Here…
The award winning four-star Tullamore Court Hotel provides the perfect backdrop to your wedding day.
The D.E. Williams Suite caters for weddings from 50 up to 350 guests and will leave a lasting impression on your guests, with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking our private gardens. In the evening time, the garden comes to life with twinkling fairy lights ensuring a beautiful focal point throughout your special day.
The wedding team take great pride in delivering excellent service and fabulous food, in a wonderful atmosphere, to each individual wedding couple and all your guests at the Tullamore Court Hotel.
Call their wedding advisors on 057 934 6666 or email [email protected]