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Dublin Wedding Venues: 9 Hidden Gems YOU will LOVE!


Dublin has no shortage of grand wedding venues, but look a little closer and you’ll find some unique hidden gems!

Hidden away in Ireland’s capital city are some true wedding gems. Whether you are looking for a chic venue such as The Dean, or a timeless venue like the Castleknock Hotel, we have it covered! Dublin wedding venues offer a quirky and more unusual alternative to the typical wedding venue.

It can be a challenge to be different, especially if you are planning a chic city centre wedding in Dublin. Relatives are probably telling you to book the 5-star hotel that they got married in, but you want something else.

You want a wedding venue that’s more intimate, more interesting and a little bit more special. You want one of these…

The Dean

The Dean, Dublin can create alternative and bespoke weddings for everyone. This includes small ceremonies and receptions to private dining or day-after wedding parties for post-wedding celebrations in Dublin City Centre.

The Dean, Dublin

Firstly, The Dean came to life in 2014 with a 52 bedroom hotel, Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and dedicated events space on Dublin’s Harcourt Street.

The hotel burst on to the scene and was the first of its kind in the Irish market. They were also created by up and coming hospitality group Press Up Hospitality. The Dean offers design led, high spec rooms at affordable prices right in the centre of town. They are all served up with modern, genuine Irish hospitality by people who love their city.

The Dean also maintains its position as one of Dublin’s premier boutique hotels and destination venues. Due to the success of its venue in Dublin, The Dean Cork has opened its doors. The Dean Galway followed suit in 2022, extending their footprint outside of the capital for the first time.

Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street Lower

The restored 17th-century Smock Alley Theatre has to be experienced to be understood! The multi-tiered theatre and the stained-glass-windowed banquet hall is also simply incredible. It’s a spacious and ornate city centre wedding venue on the banks of the river Liffey.

The banquet hall is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships church style pew seating for up to 100 guests provided. Follow with a sparkling  Prosecco reception before dining on a candlelit banquet. If you want to imagine the food options, think fresh fish, local cheeses, decadent desserts and excellent wines.

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

The acoustics for music here are unparalleled and it’s fully licensed too. You and your guests can wed, dine and celebrate until 11pm.  Also, the cobblestones of Cow’s Lane make for quite the photo backdrop.

Number of Guests: Max capacity of the Banquet Hall is 250 for a standing reception. And up to 120 people for a seated dinner. Minimum number required is 50.


The Mayson

The Mason, Dublin is one of the City’s newest venues and offers the ideal small wedding venue in their Courtyard. It is flooded with natural light, exposed brick interior and is beautifully decorated on the day for the perfect wedding snaps.

The Mayson, Dublin

The Mayson, Dublin is also located right in the centre of the city, in the Dublin Docklands. The hotel offers 94 rooms making them a top place to stay in Dublin 1. The interior is stylish with modern rooms and suites.

Furthermore, the Timber Yard is their dedicated events space. Decked out with sleek furniture, AV, a dedicated bar and balcony, The Timber Yard has it all.

The interior notes feature leather, timber, exposed brick and great art, everything needed to make it the best space for all manner of events. They can cater for 160 people standing and 100 people seated.

They can also host a range of different events across the different venues in The Mayson, from rooftop down. Don’t hesitate to contact them to see what they can do.

Castleknock Hotel

Looking for the perfect venue that exudes timeless elegance? You have to check out the Castleknock Hotel. Nestled amidst lush greenery and manicured gardens, Castleknock Hotel exudes timeless charm and offers couples a dream setting for their special day.

Situated just 15 minutes from Dublin city centre, Castleknock Hotel boasts a picturesque location that captures the essence of Ireland’s natural beauty. Castleknock Hotel also has enchanting surroundings, including the historic Phoenix Park, provide a captivating backdrop for wedding ceremonies and photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime. With close proximity to Dublin and pictureque views, Castleknock hotel is one to not underestimate.

The Cliff Town House, St. Stephen’s Green

The Cliff Townhouse, is a luxury boutique hotel that sits pride of place on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green. This elegant building is regarded as one of the best private event venues in Dublin due to its unique style.

The Cliff Town House, Dublin

Dine in style in the first floor private dining room, a high-ceiling Georgian drawing room with three, floor-to-ceiling double windows. Enjoy the amazing views across pretty St Stephen’s Green. This space can also accommodate 44 people seated at round tables. It can also accomodate 60 for a standing reception, and 120 if the space is opened up to include the adjacent bar. Another option  is the main restaurant that can be taken over on an exclusive basis, seating up to 100.

Cliff Town House, Dublin

Morrison Hotel

Located in the heart of the city centre, overlooking the River Liffey, the 4-star Morrison Hotel is a central location for Dublin weddings, conferences and meetings. Surrounded by Ireland’s premier shopping districts, a variety of popular Bars in Dublin, museums, theatres, the 3Arena and visitor attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, the Morrison Hotel boasts 145 stylishly decorated rooms and suites and has an emphasis on creating a cutting edge food and beverage offering.

Morrison Hotel, Dublin

Morrison Hotel is also delighted to offer a variety of carefully selected prestigious wedding packages for your special day. They believe each wedding is unique and can alter any of their packages or create tailor-made packages to ensure that you have everything you have ever dreamed of on your big day!

Law Society, Blackhall Place

With its unique backdrop and historic setting, Blackhall Place is regarded as one of the finest wedding venues in Dublin and Ireland and is no stranger to hosting extraordinary weddings in the heart of Dublin city.

Law Society, Dublin

This impressive wedding venue combines stature with excellent cuisine and service, to create a truly memorable experience.

The venue has a policy of holding only one wedding per day, so you are guaranteed special attention, from the initial inquiry right through to the wedding.

The stunning grounds of Blackhall Place also provide fantastic wedding photo opportunities and there’s the option to add an additional marquee (the maximum capacity for  wedding at Blackhall Place is 180).

Dublin City Hall

Dublin City Hall, beautifully restored to its original architectural splendour, is one of the most stylish and iconic venues in the city and will provide a stunning location for any wedding ceremony. A magnificent example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned, it is conveniently located in the city centre next to Dublin Castle.

Dublin City Hall

The magnificent spacious Rotunda, with its exquisitely ornate gold-leaf domed ceiling and marble floor, creates an elegant space in which to enjoy your special day with friends and family.  The timeless breath-taking architecture is also the perfect backdrop for your wedding.  This beautiful 18th century building has a rich historical past from the early days when Dublin merchants used it as a business centre to today where it has many functions as a venue for council meetings, events and wedding ceremonies.

They cater for both civil and secular ceremonies, offering expert guidance and care throughout. Dublin City Hall are delighted that on your very special day, you will have the opportunity to become part of the rich history of Dublin City Hall.

No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place

Number 25 is an impeccably restored Georgian house located in the heart of Dublin’s south city centre. Located on a quiet corner of the Georgian mile, the property has been lovingly restored and decorated in a classic yet contemporary style highlighting its original period features. With a beautiful backdrop, delicious menus and warm, attentive service – No. 25 is ideal for those looking for an intimate and unique venue with fantastic food.

No.25 Fitwilliam Place, Dublin

This romantic wedding venue can also seat 60 guests for dinner and offers full bar facilities.  Furthermore, they have a dedicated team of experts to look after you on the day and can put you in touch with a trusted list of suppliers for entertainment and any extras that you might need to complete the day.


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