Best wedding venues in Ireland to make your dream come true

When it comes to looking for the best wedding venues in Ireland, there is only one inflexible rule: it must be perfect! Dream location and style need to match with capacity and availability, as well as the couple’s budget. Easy? Not at all! Thankfully, Ireland has plenty of wonderful alternatives for all preferences: industrial vibe, modern, lush, classic, something “outside-the-box”… or maybe a few of them combined.

As a wedding photographer and videographer team, we have traveled all over the country to capture couples’ best moments and seen astonishing wedding venues. Now, it is time to share 10 of our favourites with you.

Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

 

As they describe themselves: Adare Manor is a fairytale castle on the banks of the glittering River Maigue. An award-winning 5-star resort hotel and golf course with amazing gardens and luxury accommodations.

Available for both an intimate gathering or a big events, with capacity for up to 350 guests. They also have a Michelin Star restaurant specialised in serving gorgeous meals. You can see Adare Manor’s location here.

Kilshane House, Co. Tipperary

Kilshane House is an elegant Regency House built in early 19th century. Couples can opt for outdoor or indoor ceremony, that can be done inside the beautiful conservatory. Both totally customised according to your preferences. 

The wedding venue accommodates 280+ guests for the full celebration: fireworks, food and drinks, music and dancing until dawn. Jane and the team will do everything to make your dream wedding come true! You can check their location here.

Kilshane House
Kilshane house wedding
Kilshane House Wedding

Virginia Park Lodge, Co. Cavan

A Michelin-star and award-winning option close to Dublin. Virginia Park Lodge is a unique 18th-century hunting estate overlooking Lough Ramor, which gives the possibility of an outside ceremony overlooking the lake.

The historic house and its beautiful gardens are reserved exclusively for the wedding, so you can enjoy with your close friends and family amidst which sits up to 300 guests. See the location here.

Clonwilliam House, Co. Wicklow

 

“Heartbreakingly beautiful, breathtakingly romantic” is Clonwilliam House’s slogan and we easily understand why. Not a hotel or a guesthouse, the venue is dedicated to hosting selected luxury weddings only. Its Georgian architecture gives each room an elegant look (as you can see in the images above made by our team).

As an exclusive wedding venue, there are no check-in and check-out times, no limited breakfast times or curfew. The party can run as late as the couple wants to (depending on government covid-19 restrictions). Clonwilliam accommodates up to 14 people and provides transport for the guests who are staying at hotels nearby. They can set up a wedding dinner for up to 200 guests. You can see where Clonwilliam is located here.

Clonwilliam House
Interior of Clonwilliam House

Gloster House, Co. Offaly

 

Gloster House is a restored 300-year-old property located in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, with breathtaking architecture, perfect for Georgian weddings. It is surrounded by extensive gardens, terraces, water features, woodland, and lakes.

The main banquet hall accommodates up to 180 guests. It also offers the option of an outdoor ceremony or an indoor chapel, in a bespoke celebration to please different tastes. Gloster House is located here.

Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan

Located on the edge of the magnificent Dún a Rí Forest Park, Cabra Castle is a secular 4-star luxury hotel and a multi award-winning wedding venue in Ireland that has hosted over 5,000 ceremonies. The castle was recently refurbished to give to celebrations a lot of charm and character, with its picturesque decor.

It does not matter if you dream of an intimate reception or a grand party for up to 270 guests, their packages cover every wedding day needs, from the celebration itself to a couple and guests’ accommodations. See Cabra Castle’s location here.

Cabra Castle Wedding
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Family Portrait at a Cabra Castle Wedding

Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare

 

Kilkea Castle has been hosting Weddings and Celebrations for over 800 years. So do not doubt their experience! This magical castle has a wide choice of party venues to choose from, becoming suitable does not matter your taste.

This venue, that accommodates wedding parties of up to 270 guests, is jaw-dropping from the moment you walk down the long tree-lined path and see the breathtaking castle for the entire experience. Kilkea Castle is located here.

Ashford Castle, Co. Galway

Our team also had got the chance to work at Ireland’s only Forbes Five Star Hotel Ashford Castle. As they use to say, it is a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” indeed. Castle’s interiors, surroundings, and cuisine are simply extraordinary!

This 800-year-old wedding venue in Ireland is the former home of the Guinness family and has a lot more stories to tell. The castle has won the award for the most romantic hotel in Europe time after time. Their super comfy rooms accommodate up to 160 guests. See their location here.

Ashford Castle
Interior of Ashford Castle

Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois

Byword for grace and luxury since the eighteenth century, Ballyfin Demesne is in a beautiful and relaxing surrounding that is the perfect spot to host the most romantic ceremonies.

This award-winning wedding venue in Ireland accommodates up to 130 guests in a striking and very comfortable space. Ballyfinn also serves fine food and wine for an intimate or a grand reception banquet. This wedding venue in Ireland is located here.

The K Club, Co. Kildare

Whether you dream of an intimate party, or a grand event for up to 350 guests, The K Club is a serious candidate to one of the most perfect wedding venues in Ireland. From a room with world-famous paintings and river views for a more intimate celebration to a newly decorated wedding ballroom that has access to the terrace with lovely views.

Another big advantage is the location. The K Club is in Kildare countryside, just on Dublin’s doorstep, very convenient for guests coming from different places. See K Club’s location here.

Royal Hospital Kilmainham - E & M

If you are looking for a wedding venue in the capital Dublin, click here to see some special places selected by us.

We hope our recommendations can help you start preparing for your dream wedding. When it comes to making beautiful images, capturing the memories of your big day, you already know you can count on us!

See some of our weddings in Ireland:

Guinness Storehouse

The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Dublin Wedding

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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