20 Minimalist Venues for Intimate Weddings In Ireland


Ireland is home to a range of stunning minimalist wedding venues from cosy barns to elegant country houses…

If you’re struggling to say yes to the right venue for your special day, don’t worry! We have listed our favourite venues across Ireland that are ideal for a more intimate affair and are sure to leave you  feeling inspired and ready to book!

The Carriage Rooms at Montalto

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Belfast, The Carriage Rooms at Montalto is the perfect spot for a luxurious and romantic wedding day! A privately-owned estate dating from the 1700s, Montalto House is something special, alongside its converted Carriage Rooms which provide a truly unique space in which to celebrate with your nearest and dearest.

Larchfield Estate

Larchfield Estate is a family-run, exclusive venue with a specialist events coordination team that will support each couple every step of the way! Bespoke and tailored to you, Larchfield offers lots of help to make your dream day come true. The 600-acre countryside haven grants exclusive use to couples for their wedding day, with stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception options.

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Finnebrogue Woods

For a relaxing wedding, allow Finnebrogue Woods to host your special day! Their secluded outdoor venue is hidden amongst the trees at Finnebrogue, offering something truly unique for the couple who prefer something more intimate and private. Follow the mystical woodland path along the lake, emerging out of the forest to discover their magnificent tipis overlooking the lake.

Orange Tree House

Looking for a stylish and intimate venue in Co. Down? Then consider the award-winning Orange Tree House, a beautiful, private venue nestled on the shores of Strangford Lough in the pretty, historic village of Greyabbey. Their picturesque function room can house up to 130 guests but can also accommodate smaller numbers.

Cashel House Hotel

Cashel House Hotel, sits in the heart of beautiful Connemara. The country house has been owned by the McEvilly family since 1966! Over the years this country house hotel has built up an award-winning reputation for service and standards. It has welcomed many guests, including the former French President, Charles De Gaulle, to stay and enjoy the beauty of the house overlooking Cashel Bay. 

Ghan House Carlingford

Ghan House is a fully restored 18th Century Georgian House a tree length from the Medieval Heritage Town of Carlingford and a stone’s throw to the sea, just an hour from Dublin or Belfast. Log fires, candlelight and Georgian ambience makes Ghan House a stunning venue for your dream intimate wedding, which can be for Exclusive Use. Whether you want between 4 and 54 guests for your wedding  the intimacy and ambiance of this Georgian House is special & unique.

Field of Dreams

Situated in Bangor, Co. Down, Field of Dreams is a one of a kind wedding venue, ideal for an private celebration! Set in 36 acres of lush countryside with five lakes, The Retreat, Traditional Canvas Marquee, North American Indian Tipee and pergola provide wedding parties with a blank canvas to which they can decorate to their own taste.

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Ashley Park House

A peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna in County Tipperary, Ashley Park House is a beautiful venue, steeped in character offering quality, style and attentive service for your intimate wedding. With exclusive use of the house and grounds with no exclusivity charge, your big day will be truly special!

Ballymagarvey Village

Steeped in 800 years of history, Ballymagarvey Village is a beautiful venue that can suitably cater for intimate ceremonies. With it’s understated yet distinctive character, their private estate will feel like your very own home from home!

The Carriage Rooms at Markree Courtyard

From Venue Décor to Catering, Drinks Receptions and Entertainment, the choice is completely yours at the Carriage Rooms at Markree Courtyard. They have an extensive list and recommendations of some of the best wedding service providers to assist you. Their dedicated events team have years of experience with planning and delivering only the best service. They can ensure you, your family and friends have the most enjoyable and most memorable time with us.

Harveys Point

Welcome to Harvey’s Point, the epitome of elegance and enchantment, nestled in the heart of Donegal. As the most exquisite and mystical Wedding Venue in Donegal, they invite you to experience the true magic of your special day. Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of breathtaking panoramic views that overlook the serene Lough Eske and The Blue Stack Mountains. Their stunning surroundings provide an awe-inspiring canvas for your love story to unfold, making your wedding a truly unforgettable affair.

The Loft, Templepatrick

Fall in love with The Loft, a brand new, iconic wedding venue at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, burrowed in the heart of Templepatrick and located only 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport. The stylish little sister to the established Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, the venue is Northern Ireland’s newest wedding destination that offers an alternative and magical setting for your wedding day.

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Riverdale Barn

For something a little different, why not consider Riverdale Barn in Co. Armagh? With exquisitely landscaped grounds and uniquely restored mill farm buildings, this is a stunning location for an intimate soiree. The fully restored farmyard can accommodate wedding parties for a seated meal of up to 140 people and additional guests in the evening.

Bellinter House

Book your intimate wedding at Bellinter House in Co. Meath, which is renowned as one of the most unique wedding venues Ireland has on offer! This stunning 18th century Georgian Manor lies on the banks of the River Boyne and offers exclusive use for weddings of up to 206 guests.

Killeavy Castle

Killeavy Castle Estate is the perfect antidote to the modern fast paced world. As the centrepiece of 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in County Armagh’s stunning Slieve Gullion, it’s the ideal place to escape, retreat, relax and unwind. Easily accessible only 10 minutes outside Newry City and one hour from both Belfast and Dublin Airports making it Northern Irelands premier Hotel wedding destination.

Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities. There’s also a number of specially commissioned pieces of artwork throughout the grounds for more unique and memorable backdrops to your photographs.

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Old Court Wedding Company


Old Court is a unique location for your whole wedding day. Set on the shores of Strangford Lough in a private estate with a 17th century Church, restored stables, a yurt-inspired Marquee and several acres of natural gardens sweeping down to the Lough Shore, this is an excellent venue for a small, meaningful wedding day.

Cafe Parisien


Located in the heart of Belfast city centre, Cafe Parisien is an excellent choice if you’re after an intimate yet chic wedding venue. Providing guests unrivalled views of the city and a chic Parisienne ambience, Cafe Parisien is adorned in elegant décor in close surroundings, making this venue perfect for something a little more intimate!


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