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Top Wedding Venues in Ireland

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Top Wedding Venues in Ireland By The Fennells

To help you with choosing your wedding venue, we, the Fennells, decided to put together a list, along with some photos, of each venue that we consider to be in the top wedding venues in Ireland. We are wedding photographers and have been fortunate to travel around Ireland photographing weddings in some of the most amazing and historical venues across this beautiful island we call home. If you have asked the question, where is the best wedding venue in Ireland or wondered, where can I get married in Ireland? We know that this blog will help you in making that very important decision.

Our favourite wedding venues in Ireland, in alphabetical order.

Adare Manor Hotel

The stunningly beautiful Adare Manor. A castle which is set on 840 acres of amazing parklands, nestled on the banks of the beautiful River Maigue. Adare Manor borrows its name from the village of Adare, Limerick.

Bride and groom standing outside on the steps in front of the Adare Manor, one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
The Adare Manor

We have very strong connections with Adare Manor as Fiona’s family are from Adare, and not only that, her great grandfather used to look after the grounds and parkland. Her grandmother also owned a pub in the nearby town of Adare.

The incredible Grand Ballroom with its huge crystal chandeliers, sweeping staircase, and pristine marble floors. It is little wonder it has won the awards of No.1 Resort in Europe & No.5 in the World – Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2019. So it of course makes our list of top wedding venues in Ireland.

The ballroom, has a gold-leafed ceiling and cream decor and can cater for up to 350 people for weddings.

The US skateboarding legend Tony Hawk married his partner Kathy Goodman in Limerick’s Adare Manor in 2015, and many other well known names have been married here. We’ve had the pleasure of photographing incredible weddings at Adare Manor and it is a venue that we love to capture.

Bride and groom saying their vows in the ceremony room at one of the top wedding venues in Ireland, Adare Manor
The Wedding ceremony room at the Adare Manor
Bride standing on the stairs under the chandelier at the Adare Manor hotel top wedding venues in Ireland
The staircase at the Adare Manor
Top wedding venues in Ireland The wedding reception room set up for a wedding at the Adare Manor Hotel
The Grand Ballroom at Adare Manor
The river in front of the Adare Manor Hotel
The Adare Manor

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle certainly is one of the most incredible places to celebrate your wedding. It is definitely a worthy place holder on the list of top wedding venues in Ireland. 70 million euro was invested into the restoration of this 13th century castle and has placed it as one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe. It was Ireland’s first Forbes 5 star and former home of the Guinness family.

It was an easy choice to adding this to the list of Top Wedding Venues in Ireland. We love it here and it is just incredible to photograph.

Bride standing in front of Ashford Castle hotel one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
The Ashford Castle Hotel

The entrance is absolutely stunning as you enter across the bridge and through the stone gates of the 800-year-old Ashford castle. 

The photo opportunities on the grounds are endless with 350 acres to explore. Hence it is so important when picking your wedding photographer that you pick one that knows the best photo locations well. Ashford Castle was recently voted the Best Hotel in the World. The Castle is in a place called Cong, County Mayo, Ireland

What is incredible is you that can hire the entire estate, so that it is exclusively yours. Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll got married here in 2017. Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith married here in 2001. Many well known names have crossed its gate to get married here.

Bride and groom standing together in the grounds of the Ashford Castle hotel
The gardens at Ashford Castle
Bride and groom embracing on the bridge in front of the Ashford Castle hotel in Ireland
The Bridge at the entrance to Ashford Castle
Bride and groom embracing in front of the grounds of the Ashford Castle hotel in Ireland
Ashford Castle
Bride and groom embracing in the grounds of the Ashford Castle hotel at golden hour
Ashford Castle grounds

Ballymagarvey Village

An exclusive manor and village all to yourself with 800 years of history. Ballymagarvey Village located in Balrath, Co. Meath, Ireland. The banquet hall is a true fairytale setting for your wedding day. The décor in the banquet hall is changed for each season, and it genuinely brings a tear to couples eyes when they first see the banquet room, there is just something magical about the whole venue.

The main house at the Ballymagarvey village wedding venue in Ireland
The main house at Ballymagarvey Village

We certainly do adore this venue and the staff, it is just magical. The banquet hall, the manor house, the courtyard and lake, are just a few of the possible spots to get some beautiful wedding photographs.

Recently Ballymagarvey Village won venue of the year 2019 with Weddings Online, coincidently the same year we won photographer of the year. Once you visit here you’ll see why. Absolutely worthy of the title as one of the top wedding venues in Ireland.

Bride and groom at the lake which has ducks swimming at Ballymagarvey wedding venues in Ireland
The upper lake at the Ballymagarvey village wedding venue
Bride and Groom walking through the wedding reception room at Ballymagarvey
The wedding reception room at Ballymagarvey Village
The wedding reception room at the Ballymagarvey village wedding venues in Ireland
The wedding reception room at Ballymagarvey Village
Bride and groom on bridge in front of Ballymagarvey House
Ballymagarvey Village
Bride and Groom walking down the driveway at Ballymagarvey Village surrounded by big trees
Some of the Christmas decor at Ballymagarvey Village
Bride and groom standing and laughing together in the gardens of Ballymagarvey Village
The gardens at Ballymagarvey Village
Bride and groom standing under the chandeliers on the tree at Ballymagarvey, one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
The famous Chandelier Tree at Ballymagarvey Village

Bellingham Castle

Sitting on the banks of the River Glyde, Bellingham Castle is a beautiful 17th Century Irish castle. The Castle can be booked exclusively for your wedding day, so you have it all to yourself. Located in the medieval village of Castlebellingham in County Louth.

Bride and groom standing together under a umbrella at the front steps of Bellingham Castle
The entrance of Bellingham Castle

Bellingham Castle is surrounded by a 17 acre estate that includes a weir and man-made river island with access via footbridges. Lots of mature trees and gardens offering beautiful locations for your wedding photographs.

Bride and groom standing beside the river with Bellingham Castle behind them
The river on the grounds of Bellingham Castle
The guests outside at the drinks reception at the Bellingham castle wedding venue in Ireland
The wedding guests enjoying the drinks reception outside of Bellingham Castle
The dinner reception room in Bellingham Castle in Ireland
The wedding reception room at Bellingham Castle
Wedding guests outside of Bellingham Castle being entertained by the musicians
Guests enjoying night time entertainment at Bellingham Castle

Brooklodge Hotel

BrookLodge is nestled in a small village called Macreddin village, it is a popular place if you like your food and country feel wedding. It also is home to Ireland’s first Certified Organic Restaurant. The main wedding hall named BrookHall and the River Room which has the advantage of being exclusive to you and your wedding guests.

Bride and groom walking on the grounds of the Brooklodge Hotel surrounded by hens
The Brooklodge Hotel and the gorgeous grounds

They also have a picturesque wedding chapel for onsite. It sits beside a river, and is framed with beautiful trees. You walk across the wooden bridge to enter the chapel. The whole venue and friendly staff create a real homely feel. They even have hens and ducks roaming around on the grounds. This unique and homely venue certainly earns its place on the list of our top wedding venues in Ireland.

Bride and groom standing on the bridge with ducks in the river at the Brooklodge wedding venue in Ireland
The bridge and river on the grounds of the Brooklodge Hotel
Bride and groom standing in the arch surrounded by flowers at the chapel in the Brooklodge wedding venue
The entrance to the Wedding Chapel on the grounds of the Brooklodge Hotel
Bride and groom standing and embracing on the bridge in front of the wedding chapel at the Brooklodge hotel
The bridge and wedding chapel on the grounds of Brooklodge
Wedding reception room at the Brooklodge wedding venue
The wedding reception room at the Brooklodge Hotel

Cabra Castle

County Cavan is home to newly refurbished 17th century Irish Castle called Cabra Castle. It is family owned and surrounded by 100 acres of parkland and can cater for anything from 40 – 270 wedding guests. It had a 6 million euro redevelopment which included ‘The Terrace Room’ and a cosy bar that leads out to a private BBQ area with plenty of seating options.

Bride and groom at the entrance of the Cabra Castle wedding venue in Ireland
The main entrance to Cabra Castle

Plenty of accommodation and a service to suit. We have photographed Cabra Castle many times and have also had the honour of photographing some of their families weddings. It certainly is one of the best wedding venues in Ireland.

The Dinner reception room set out for a wedding at Cabra Castle in Cavan
The dinner reception room at Cabra Castle
Bride and groom kissing on the grounds of Cabra Castle wedding venue with Christmas lights on the trees
The gardens at Cabra Castle
Bride standing and looking in the mirror in the gold room at the Cabra Castle wedding venue
The gold room in Cabra Castle
Bride and groom standing beside the fountain at Cabra Castle with Christmas lights and big red bows in the background
The gardens at Cabra Castle

Carton House

2020 was a big year for this 300 year old Kildare venue known as Carton House. It undertook a massive restoration and redesign of the venue. With its rolling hills on 1,100 private acres of Kildare parkland.

With its stone bridges, boathouse, and lake, there is ample opportunity for wedding photo locations. To the rear of the House is opportunity for the drinks reception to be either inside or out for your wedding guests.

Bride and groom standing beside their white vintage wedding car in front of Carton House Hotel
The entrance into Carton House

Carton House caters for up to 300 guests, and has their new Linden Tree banqueting hall overlooking the estate. It is another room option for your special day if you have smaller numbers.

We have photographed Carton House many times and it certainly is a beautiful location with a lot to offer. It rightfully earns its place on the top wedding venues in Ireland.

Bride and groom embracing under the tree on the grounds of Carton House in Ireland
The grounds at Carton House
Bride and groom standing on the bridge surrounded by autumn trees at Carton House in Ireland
The bridge and river at carton House
Bride and groom standing in the gold room at the Carton House venue in Ireland
The Gold Room in Carton House
The wedding ceremony room at Carton House in Ireland
The Wedding Ceremony Room at Carton House
The wedding reception room at Carton House in Ireland
The Dinner Reception Room at Carton House

Castle Durrow

Castle Durrow is an early 18th century Irish Castle with 50 acres of lawns, trees and orchards. The castle is located in Durrow, County Laois. It has beautiful grounds with every aspect being very scenic and ideal for wedding photos.

Bride and groom walking together in the grounds of Castle Durrow in Ireland
The gardens at Castle Durrow

We have photographed many weddings here over the years and we certainly love going back. The grounds and driveway are beautiful as is the interior with its large staircase and stunning bridal suite over looking the lawns.

Bride and groom standing beside their red mg wedding car in front of Castle Durrow
The entrance to Castle Durrow
Bride and groom walking up the stairs under a chandelier at the Castle Durrow Hotel wedding venues in Ireland
The staircase at Castle Durrow
Bride and groom walking holding hands with the Bride looking back over her shoulder with Castle Durrow in the background
The driveway at Castle Durrow
Bride and groom walking together through the grounds of Castle Durrow in Ireland
The gardens at Castle Durrow

Castle Leslie

A beautiful Irish Castle located in County Monaghan is the Castle Leslie Estate. It is stunning to photograph as it sits on 1,000 acres of Irish countryside. It has Glaslough Lake as its backdrop and the iconic and boardwalk onto the lake which is must for your wedding day photos.

Bride and groom walking together with Castle Leslie wedding venue in the background
Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie is one of the last Irish Castle estates still owned by its founding family, the Leslie family. There are so many locations for photos and we can’t stress enough how important it is to have a wedding photographer that knows the venue and its grounds well.

The Beatle’s Sir Paul McCartny, got married here with his former wife Heather Mills at Castle Leslie in 2002.

Bride and groom standing on the boardwalk at the lake at Castle Leslie in Ireland
The lake at Castle Leslie
Bride and her dad walking down the stairs at the Castle Leslie wedding venue
The staircase at Castle Leslie
The wedding ceremony room at the Castle Leslie wedding venue
The Wedding Ceremony Room at Castle Leslie
The wedding marquee set up for dinner at the Castle Leslie wedding
The Wedding Pavilion Marquee at Castle Leslie

Cliff at Lyons

A unique Kildare venue built in the 17th century is the Cliff at Lyons. It is located on the Grand Canal in Kildare and has its own village consisting of houses, a lake, a forge, a waterfall and a flour mill . A unique venue with its large round windows and features. For photo opportunities it has plenty, consisting of gardens and wooded areas all within the grounds of the estate.

Bride and groom standing at the lake and fountain at the Cliff at Lyons wedding venues in Ireland
The lake and grounds at The Cliff at Lyons

The beautiful design features of the interior of the Cliff At Lyons makes it stunning to photograph internally. A place with alot of character and hidden gems.

Bride and groom standing on the bridge over the waterfall outside one of the top wedding venues in Ireland the Cliff at Lyons
The Waterfall at the entrance to The Cliff at Lyons
Bride and groom standing beside the lake, covered with lilies, at the Cliff at Lyons
The lake and grounds at The Cliff at Lyons
The Reception room set out for dinner at a wedding at the Cliff at Lyons in Dublin
The Wedding Reception Room at The Cliff at Lyons
Outside view of the Orangery at the Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge with the wedding guests inside
The Orangery at The Cliff at Lyons
Wedding guests outside at the drinks reception at the Cliff at Lyons wedding venue in Ireland
The guests at the drinks reception in the Courtyard at The Cliff at Lyons

Clonabreany House

Clonabreany House opened its doors in 2009 and is located in the Crossakiel, Kells, Co. Meath. This restored Georgian house and courtyard that can cater up to 220 guests with accommodation all on site. It has its own wedding marquee for the reception and also has its own purpose built ceremony room, woodlands area and pond. A beautiful exclusive venue in Meath.

The outside of Clonabreany House wedding venue in Ireland
Clonabreany House

The stone arches and woodland host plenty of photography locations for beautiful outdoor photos. You can also have your wedding ceremony outdoor in their woods.

Bride and groom standing in the stone archway at the Clonabreany House venue
The grounds at Clonabreany House
Bride and groom standing beside the lake at the Clonabreany wedding venue in Ireland
The lake and grounds at Clonabreany House
Bride and groom standing at the gates into the gardens at Clonabreany House wedding venue
The grounds at Clonabreany House
The marquee at the Clonabreany House, one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
The Wedding Marquee at Clonabreany House

Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle set on 450 acres is a stunning 16th century Irish castle. It is everything a castle of caliber should be. The royal staircase, walled gardens and lake area are all places to see and visit.

Outside of Dromoland Castle in Ireland at night time
Dromoland castle at night time

The main hall is just incredible for your wedding reception with ceilings four stories high. Dromoland Castle can be exclusively hired for your wedding day. We have photographed here many times.

Bride and groom walking on grass with Dromoland Castle in the background
The grounds at Dromoland Castle
Bride and groom walking through the gardens at Dromoland Castle in Ireland
The grounds at Dromoland Castle
Bride walking up the stairs to the stained glass window in Dromoland Castle
The staircase at Dromoland Castle
One of the top wedding venues in Ireland, Dromoland Castles wedding reception room
The Wedding Reception Room at Dromoland Castle

Druids Glen

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is located in Wicklow on 360 acres of countryside between the Wicklow Mountains in an area called Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. A big asset is the golf course which allows a couple to get beautiful outdoor photos by the stone bridge and gardens. A lovely venue for a wedding nestled in the heart of Wicklow.

Bride and groom walking across the bridge at the Druids Glen wedding venue in Ireland
The grounds at Druids Glen
Bride and groom standing on the bridge at the Druids Glen wedding venue in Ireland
The bridge in the grounds of Druids Glen
The wedding reception room set up for a wedding at the Druids Glen hotel
The Wedding Reception room at Druids Glen
Bride and groom standing on a stone bridge in the gardens of the Druids Glen wedding venue
The grounds at Druids Glen
Bride and groom walking on a stone bridge in the gardens of Druids Glen
The river and grounds at Druids Glen

The K Club

The world famous K Club Hotel & Resort in Kildare is Ireland’s first AA 5 Red Star Hotel located in County of Kildare with the River Liffey flowing through its grounds. The K Club can cater up to 350 wedding guests with over 550 acres of countryside.

Bride and groom standing in front of The K Club with yellow and red flowers in the foreground
The gardens at the K Club

From a photography perspective it has plenty of opportunities all onsite to make use of for wedding photographs. The long walkway framed with evergreen trees leading to the River Liffey is a beautiful scene for photos. This pathway leads to the Legacy Suite which is one of the reception rooms at the K Club, where you can choose to have your wedding reception.

Bride and groom walking together with the K Club hotel in the background
The K Club
The wedding ceremony room at the K Club Hotel in Ireland
The Tara Suite Wedding Ceremony Room at the K Club
Bride and groom kissing on the steps outside at the K Club Hotel
The steps and gardens at the K Club
The reception room at the K Club one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
Bride and groom kissing on the bridge at the K Club at night time which is lit up with fairy lights
The bridge at the K Club

Kilronan Castle

Located in County Roscommon and built in the 18th century. Kilronan Castle is a fantastic wedding venue. It caters for up to 350 guests. With 40 acres of woodland which is situated beside beside Lough Meelag, it is a great place with lots of photo opportunities.

Bride and groom standing in front of their wedding venue at Kilronan Castle in Ireland
Kilronan Castle

You enter the reception room through a long underground walkway which is usually candle lit. The room itself is a great size for larger weddings.

The wedding ceremony room set up for a wedding in Kilronan Castle
The Wedding Ceremony Room at Kilronan Castle
Bride and groom walking through the grass full of wild flowers at Kilronan Castle
The lake and gardens at Kilronan castle
The wedding guests outside at the drinks reception with the Kilronan Castle in the background
The guests outside at the wedding drinks reception at Kilronan Castle
The dinner reception room set up for the wedding at Kilronan Castle
The Wedding Reception Room at Kilronan Castle
The bride and groom in the wine cellar surrounded by lit candles at the Kilronan Castle venue
The Wine Cellar at Kilronan Castle

Lough Rynn Castle

Lough Rynn is a 19th century castle located in County Leitrim with over 300 acres of land, including walled gardens and woodlands. This secluded Irish castle with views of Lough Rynn caters fro up 320 wedding guests and has lots of locations for photographs.

Bride and groom standing in front of the Lough Rynn Castle wedding venue in Ireland
Lough Rynn Castle

The lawns to the rear are beautiful with the walled gardens available via golf buggy. Our famous rain photo was taken here at lough Rynn.

Brian O’Driscoll wed actress and author Amy Huberman in the Lough Rynn Castle in County Leitrim back in 2010 

Bride and groom holding hands walking up the driveway surrounded by autumnal leaves at Lough Rynn Castle
The gardens at Lough Rynn Castle
Bride and groom standing on the Castle balcony overlooking the lake at Lough Rynn Castle
The gardens and lake at Lough Rynn Castle
Bride and groom kissing on the Castle balcony at Lough Rynn Castle
Castle walls in the gardens of Lough Rynn Castle
The wedding reception room set up for a wedding at Lough Rynn Castle
The Dinner Reception Room at Lough Rynn Castle

Luttrellstown Castle

The world famous 15th century castle known as Luttrellstown Castle based in Castleknock, Dublin 15, is situated on 567 acres of manicured private parkland. This exclusive private wedding venue is one of our favourites. Spectacular scenery and beautiful interiors make it one to visit.

Aerial view of Luttrellstown Castle wedding venue in Ireland
Luttrellstown Castle

The venue is completely private and can cater for small to large weddings, indoors or outdoors. With many internal and external locations for beautiful wedding photos. The staircase, the library, the bridal suite, the banquet hall, are all incredible. It is most definitely one of the best wedding venues in Ireland and one we adore.

Many well known faces have gotten married here including Posh and Bex. Actors Sarah Roberts and James Stewart married in Luttrellstown in 2019 and we had the pleasure of photographing their wedding.

Bride and groom standing in the wedding reception room set out for dinner at the Luttrellstown Castle wedding venues in Ireland
The Dinner Reception Room at Luttrellstown Castle
Bride and groom in a boat on the lake at Luttrellstown Castle wedding venue in Ireland
The lake on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
Bride and groom standing together on the steps of the Luttrellstown Castle wedding venues in Ireland
The steps and gardens outside of Luttrellstown Castle
Sarah Roberts and James Stewart on the grounds of Luttrellstown Castle on their wedding day in Ireland
The grounds of Luttrellstown Castle
Bride standing in her wedding dress in the library at the Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland
The Library Room in Luttrellstown Castle

Lyrath Estate

The Lyrath Estate is a 17th Century Manor House with 170 acres of parkland and a hidden lake. It has plenty of character with its stone dam and waterfalls hidden in a forest which can be found all onsite. The Lyrath certainly deserves its place on one of the top wedding venues in Ireland.

Bride and groom standing in front of the Lyrath Estate wedding venue
Lyrath Estate

The large reception room has a golf course to its rear and the house itself is covered in ivy which changes colour in Autumn to a beautiful red colour. The Lyrath is a beautiful venue with stunning surroundings.

Bride and groom standing at the lake at the Lyrath Estate in Ireland
The lake at the Lyrath Estate
The guest outside at the drinks reception at the Lyrath Estate, one of the top wedding venues in Ireland
Guests outside at the drinks reception at the Lyrath Estate
The dinner reception room set up for a wedding at the Lyrath Estate
The Wedding Reception Room at the Lyrath Estate

Mount Druid

In County Westmeath, you will find the alternative wedding venue called Mount Druid. It is located in the village of Castletown Geoghegan, County Westmeath. Mount Druid is a unique private wedding venue containing a parkland of 100 acres.

Inside the Barn set up for the wedding dinner at the Mount Druid wedding venue
The Wedding Barn Reception Room at Mount Druid

Mount Druid is such a quirky wedding venue. With a purpose built Tin Chapel, Boathouse, Barn and custom made accommodation. One room is an actual double decker Bus which is fully fitted as accommodation.

There are lots of photographic opportunities and it is quite unique from any other venue in Ireland. If you are looking for a venue that is fun and different, Mount Druid will be sure to tick all those box’s.

The wedding guests outside of the Boathouse at the drinks reception at Mount Druid
The guests outside at the Boathouse for the drinks reception at Mount Druid
The bride and groom and their bridal party standing outside the bus accommodation at the Mount Druid alternative wedding venue
The bus accomodation at Mount Druid
Inside the Tin Chapel set up for the wedding ceremony at the Mount Druid wedding venue
The Tin Chapel at Mount Druid
Bride and groom walking through the woodland at Mount Druid
The grounds at Mount Druid
The bride and groom outside their honeymoon hut at the Mount Druid wedding venue in Ireland
The Yurt accommodation at Mount Druid

Powerscourt Hotel

Powerscourt Hotel is located on the grounds of Powerscourt Estate, Co. Wicklow. It is surrounded by woodlands with the Sugar Loaf Mountain as its backdrop. It hosts a beautiful view of the mountains, a spacious banquet hall, with a beautiful secret garden for your drinks reception.

Aerial view of Powerscourt Hotel with Powerscourt House in the distance
Powerscourt Hotel

A stunning venue with a foyer entrance that gives a hint of the style and 5 star standard throughout. It is located in the garden of Ireland and definitely earns its place as one of the top wedding venues in Ireland.

couple kissing with a water fountain in the foreground and the sugar loaf in the background
The grounds of Powerscourt Hotel
Bride and groom walking together on the grounds of Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Hotel
The wedding guests in the hidden garden at the Powerscourt hotel wedding
The guests enjoying the drinks reception in the Hidden Garden at Powerscourt Hotel
The reception room at one of the top wedding venues in Ireland, Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow
The Wedding Reception room at Powerscourt Hotel

Rathsallagh House

Rathsallagh House was converted from the original Queen Anne stables in 1798. As it is an exclusive venue for your wedding day, privacy is catered for brilliantly.

Outside of the front of Rathsallagh House wedding venue
Rathsallagh House

We love the 300 year old walled gardens and park lands for photos. Lots of character inside the venue too. Its a beautiful wedding venue and is located in Wicklow.

Bride and groom standing beside their green mg wedding car outside the entrance to Rathsallagh House wedding venue
Rathsallagh House
The wedding ceremony room in Rathsallagh House
The Wedding Ceremony Room at Rathsallagh House
Bride and groom standing on the grass surrounded by yellow daffodils at Rathsallgh House
The gardens at Rathsallagh House
Bride and groom walking towards a tree lit with fairy lights at sunset at Rathsallagh House
The famous tree at Rathsallagh House
The wedding reception room set up for dinner with fairy lights on the ceiling at the Rathsallagh House wedding venue in Ireland
The Wedding Reception room at Rathsallagh House

Tankardstown House

Tankardstown House is based in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath. It is an 18th Century Manor House with its own Orangery. Surrounded by 80 acres with woods, courtyards, and a gorgeous walled garden. The old red stone walls and iron gates are just one of the many focal points for your wedding photos.

Outside the front of the Tankardstown House wedding venue in Ireland
Tankadstown House

The long driveway is a lovely welcome and a nice location for a photo with the trees framing the scene.

Bride and groom walking down the driveway that is lined by trees at the Tankardstown House wedding venue
The Driveway at Tankardstown House
Bride standing in front of the green gates in the gardens of the Tankardstown House wedding venue
The gates into the Walled Garden at Tankardstown House
The wedding guests at the drinks reception outside Tankardstown House in Meath
The wedding guests outside at the drinks reception at Tankardstown House
Bride and Groom standing in the middle of the wedding reception room at Tankardstown House
The Dinner Reception Room at Takardstown House

The Merrion Hotel

Over 250 years ago, the first foundation stones were laid of The Merrion Hotel. This Georgian building is located in the heart of Dublin city. The 5 Star hotel Merrion has a separate entrance with a marbled hallway, and Georgian architecture. A stunning wedding location with beautiful 19th and 20th century art dressing the walls.

Outside the Merrion Hotel with the red carpet laid out for a wedding
The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion hotel has the capability to host your wedding ceremony as well as your wedding reception.Their private landscaped gardens and terraces are perfect for your drinks reception and wedding photographs. The Merrion Hotel has been recognised by the Condé Nast Brides Team as one of the Top 100 venues in the world 2018. The Merrion is most definitely a beautiful venue and the service is exemplary.

A room in the Merrion Hotel set up for a wedding ceremony
The Wedding Ceremony Room at The Merrion Hotel
The drinks reception room set up for a wedding at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin
The Grand Salon at The Merrion Hotel
The Dinner reception room set up for a wedding at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin
The Gracious Wellington Room at The Merrion Hotel

The Mill House

The Mill House is a Georgian Manor House and old Mill that sits on the banks of the River Boyne in Slane, Co. Meath. It first opened in 1766 when it was originally a corn mill that was powered by two water wheels. It is now a really unique and private wedding venue.

The outside of the main house at the Mill House Slane wedding venue
The Mill House

It has a very rustic feel to it and plenty of options for wedding photos. The main reception room is adjoining the house in a purpose built marquee. The ceremony room is located in the old mill house which is beautifully unique.

Bride and groom standing and looking at each other in front of the Mill House Slane wedding venue
The Mill House
Bride and groom standing on the bridge over the river at the Mill House Slane at sunset
The Bridge and river at the Mill House
Bride and groom holding hands walking in front of the blue vintage garage door at the Mill House Slane wedding venue
The grounds at the Mill House
The bride and groom standing together in the marquee at the Mill House Slane
The Wedding Pavilion Marquee at the Mill House
The wedding ceremony room in the Mill House Slane in Meath
The Mill Ceremony Room at the Mill House

The Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel is located in the centre of Dublin City. The entrance hall alone is a beautiful spot for photos with the marble floors and stunning high ceilings. The Shelbourne is another one of our favourite venues to photograph and one that will no doubt impress you and your guests.

Outside of the Shelbourne Hotel decorated with red bow and Christmas lights
The Shelbourne Hotel

Overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is perfectly positioned in the heart of Ireland’s capital. The iconic Shelbourne Hotel is well known for its food, service, and style. The location beside the St. Stephen’s Green is perfect for photos in the park, or perhaps a photo on Grafton Street.

Bride and groom standing together in the hall at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin
Bride and Groom in the entrance hall at The Shelbourne Hotel.
Bride and groom walking on Grafton Street with the Christmas lights on
Bride and Groom walking on Grafton street, Dublin.
Bride and groom at the front door of the Shelbourne hotel
Bride and Groom at The front of The Shelbourne Hotel.
Bride and groom holding hands walking in St.Stephens Green park
Bride and Groom walking through St. Stephens Green Pk, Dublin.

Tinakilly House

Tinakilly House sits on 14 acres of landscaped gardens and woods. It overlooks the Irish Sea and is located in Rathnew, County Wicklow. What a beautiful venue and one that will certainly be on any list of top wedding venues in Ireland.

The reception room called The Pavilion’s, has glass walls and doors which makes it feel like you are in the woods with a view of the Irish Sea and surrounded by trees that are hundreds of years old. One unique thing we love about Tinakilly is that you can have your your first dance in the woods.

Bride and groom standing beside their blue vintage corvette wedding car in front of one of the best wedding venues in Ireland, Tinakilly House
Tinakilly House

Under a canopy of trees at Tinakilly House, you and your guests can have your drinks reception on the grounds outside the house which makes it a beautiful venue with lots of charm.

The wedding guests outside at the drinks reception at the Tinakilly House wedding
The wedding guests outside enjoying the drinks reception at Tinakilly House
Bride and groom walking through the forest at the Tinakilly House wedding venue in Ireland
The gardens at Tinakilly House
The marquee set up for the wedding dinner at Tinakilly House in one of the best wedding venues in Ireland
The Wedding Pavilion Marquee at Tinakilly House
Bride and groom dancing their first dance surrounded by their guests at night time in the forest at Tinakilly House
The first dance outside in the garden at Tinakilly House
Bride and groom standing under the fairy lights at Tinakilly House wedding venue
The grounds at Tinakilly House at night time

Virginia Park Lodge

Virginia Park Lodge has recently been acquired by Michelin starred chef Richard Corrigan. This is a huge benefit to a wonderful venue as Richard has created the wedding menu’s with his expertise. Awarded two Michelin stars, quadruple winner of the great British menu, caterer to the Queen, the Obama’s and the Concorde. The food is incredible and we’ve sampled it ourselves.

The gardens at the Virginia Park Lodge with the house wedding venue in the background
Virginia Park Lodge

An 18th Century estate, with 100 acres of grounds with its own boathouse and lake to avail of. Lord Headfort who owned it in the early 1900’s was a horticulturalist. He collected plants and trees from around the globe bringing them back to Virginia Park Lodge.

On the grounds of Virginia Park, you will find “The Pleasure Garden” which is home to its 200-300 year old Monkey Puzzles, Red Woods, Rhododendrons as well as the stunning Lime Tree Avenue. It certainly is one of our favourite wedding venues in Ireland.

Bride and groom walking through wild meadow and grass at Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan
The grounds at Virginia Park Lodge
Bride and groom in a boat on the lake at the Virginia Park Lodge wedding venue
The Lake and boat at Virginia Park Lodge
The reception area inside the Virginia Park House wedding venue in Ireland
The Reception area at Virginia Park Lodge
The wedding marquee at the Virginia Park Lodge wedding venue in Ireland
The Wedding Pavilion Marquee at Virginia Park Lodge
wedding reception room at the Virginia Park Lodge one of the best wedding venues in Ireland
Inside the Wedding Pavilion Marquee at Virginia Park Lodge

When we were asked to photograph Joeanna and Paul’s wedding at Virginia Park Lodge we knew that the flowers were going to be outstanding. You can view more photos from their wedding.


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