Whether you are looking for a classic, modern, contemporary or maybe even an out of the ordinary wedding, we’ve got the perfect venue for you right here in Ireland. Once you get engaged, choosing the location for your big day is a major part of the planning. Read on and you will see that this beautiful Isle has exactly what you are looking for to make your wedding a day to remember. You may be surprised by the hidden gems on offer and even find something you like that was not initially on your radar. Here is a list of the top 10 Irish wedding venues for a stylish wedding with a real WOW factor…
1) Cliff at Lyons
This unusual venue situated on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin comprises a collection of historic Georgian houses, a forge, a mill and an old army barracks. If you are searching for something out of the ordinary for your wedding then Cliff at Lyons is the place! There are so many show-stopping features here, like a wonderful cascading waterfall to use as a backdrop for those special photos with your new husband to the opulent mezzanine bar for an intimate champagne reception. Want to stand out from the crowd and wow your friends? Then look no further!
2) Marlfield House
For the bride who is looking for a wonderful party venue with excellent food, this elegant and quiet country retreat has been a popular wedding venue in Ireland for many years. The manor house has a long-standing reputation for its locally sourced, impeccable food. You can invite up to 145 guests to join you on your big day, with accommodation for up to 42 onsite. Possibly the best bit is you and your man will have exclusive use of the Marlfield House for the day and well on into the night!
3) Inchydoney Island
Looking to have wedding photos that will leave you breathless? Choose Inchydoney Island for your wedding day…the hotel overlooks two magnificent stretches of beach just outside of a beautiful heritage town in Cork, called Clonakilty. You can even exchange vows outdoors on the Inchydoney headland, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean…if you can brave the unpredictable Irish weather that is! Continue the party indoors in a lavish ballroom decorated in a wonderful seaside theme.
4) Belleek Castle
Deeply historic and very traditional Irish location is how I would describe Belleek Castle. This is a truly indulgent Irish treat for a wedding location. Think rustic settings and open log fires that are as welcoming as the helpful staff. A great choice for the winter brides out there, wrap up in furs and get married under twinkly lights in the ceremony room. Then relax in the atmospheric banqueting hall for dinner afterwards. A fairytale wedding awaits…
5) K Club
An elegant, classic wedding location, for the traditionalists amongst us. K Club is the ideal spot for a wedding where you want the day to run smoothly and without any surprises. You can choose from either a marquee in the beautiful gardens or a grander affair within the hotel walls in the ballroom. This venue also adopts a ‘one wedding a day’ policy, making you and yours the center of attention from dawn till dusk.
Galgorm is the spot if you have a very large guest list and want each and every one of them to feel special and welcome to share your joy. Located 30 minutes from Belfast city, the great hall can take up to 300 guests with an amazing backdrop of an actual waterfall that lives right behind the top table! Amazing! Think of the photos you can create! Elegant décor, attention to detail and the wow factor all combine to make this one of the hottest venues in Ireland right now.
7) Mount Falcon
One of the top Irish wedding venues in the west of the country. Whether you are planning a summer wedding on the lawn or a warm and festive winter reception, Mount Falcon can make it happen. The hotel has an amazing spa for those pre-wedding preparations for the bride and groom. Plus, there are numerous activities on offer onsite such as clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing. You may want to book in for a few days after the wedding, this is one place you won’t want to leave!
8) Bellinter House
Recently crowned the ‘Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in Ireland’, so definitely worth taking a look at! Bellinter House is perfect, with beautiful lawns, secluded spots for perfect photographs and a delightfully decorated interior. What makes this extra special though are the amazing bedrooms, the real show stoppers! They are a complete contrast to the main house, a modern contemporary style with all mod cons and great speaker systems, so you can dance to your favorite tunes while getting ready to become a Mrs.! You’re also ensured complete use of the venue for your wedding day and this is an ideal spot to book out for a few days and make a real party to remember.
9) Waterford Castle
Now, this is a unique place to get married! Definitely a perfect choice for the lady who likes to make an entrance…Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort are situated on its own private 310-acre Island, which you can only access by ferry! How romantic! Exclusive use is guaranteed and the venue can cater for 120 guests who are given a very warm welcome on the island. The best part about this Castle has to be the privacy, you and your friends and family are on your own island, it really is ‘The Great Escape’!
10) Druids Glen
If you are a bride who is looking for everything to be just right, then check out Druids Glen for your day in the sun. The staff treat each wedding as a special occasion and they really are hard to beat. The five-star resort can be found in the heart of Wicklow, perhaps the prettiest county in Ireland and therefore the backdrop is just stunning, meaning you and your new beau will be absolutely spoilt for choice for photo opportunities! The wedding coordinating team will work closely with you and your wish is their command.
Quite the list, I think you will agree! Ireland has so much to offer for couples to be and there are so many wonderful destinations to choose from for the perfect and memorable wedding. In recent years, Ireland has raised the bar in providing couples with an amazing day to treasure for years to come. Look no further than the Emerald Isle to celebrate your union!