A ceremony room is where you will exchange vows surrounded by your nearest and dearest and have your first kiss as a newly married couple.
Here are some of Ireland’s most romantic ceremony backdrops!
Want to feel like a princess as you walk up the aisle in a real-life castle? Well you can in the 15th Century, Darver Castle in Co. Louth. Steeped in history, romance and tradition, this beautiful private estate has been lovingly restored and is delighted to host a range of civil ceremonies and blessings in their refurbished ceremony room within the courtyard, which can seat up to 150 guests. Alternatively, if the weather is kind, you can say your vows underneath the pergola, overlooking the beautiful courtyard.
Smock Alley Theatre
Perched on the banks of the River Liffey, Smock Alley Theatre, is a restored 17th century theatre building that is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. The Banquet Hall is a wonderful area with stunning stained-glass windows providing a beautifully-striking background. Couple the ornate windows with the exposed brick and you certainly have a magical ceremony room on your hands. The theatre provides church style pew seating and bench seating for up to 100 guests.
With rolling woodlands and a flowing waterfall as the backdrop, The Phantom House in the Galgorm can be described in one word – magical. This area is part of the original estate and incorporates traditional stonework, an Aga fire and private balcony. It offers a truly unique setting for you both to say ‘I Do’ surrounded by up to 120 of your nearest and dearest.
Beech Hill Country House
You’ll feel like you’ve walked into a Jane Austen novel when you walk down the aisle at Beech Hill Country House. This is 400 year old country house offers a whimsical, opulent and the ceremony rooms don’t fail to disappoint. There are lots of ceremony options from the historic Skipton Hall, which boasts beautiful bay windows overlooking the gardens and has a maximum capacity of 100 guests, to a Pinterest-worthy ceremony in the venue’s forest.
Castle Leslie Estate
The picturesque surroundings on the Castle Leslie Estate offer some enchanting locations in which to host a ceremony or blessing, including the picturesque surroundings of St. Salvator’s Church with its warm, rustic vibes and grand window overlooking the lake, or in the castle pavilion. For an even more unique experience, plan a wedding ceremony amongst the 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside. The estate is dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes that can be tailored to your request which will provide a truly unique setting.
Walking down the aisle is one of the most important moments of your big day. The Lofts beautifully intimate Boathouse Ceremony room sits lakeside and reflects the rustic charm and natural warmth of the Loft. Hosting your nearest and dearest, this elegant setting is the perfect space to say your I Do’s.
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort
Tulfarris is a perfect choice for your dream wedding day. Located just 40 minutes from Dublin, your guests will experience exquisite surroundings and gourmet cuisine against the spectacular backdrop of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains.
Top Tips for your Ceremony Space
Be sure to make your ceremony room work for your celebrations. Here are some things to consider…
Everyone who has arrived is there to see you! Make sure to think about what seating layout works best for your guests to see you on your big day.
You won’t be able to take these pictures twice! Plan out where is best for your photographer to be on the day to make their life and yours less complicated.
Make sure to organise with the ceremony room venue what music you would like to have. There’s nothing worse than technical difficulties on the day.
Personalise The Décor
Whether it’s fairylights, signs or some fresh, seasonal blooms, create a room to remember by bringing some personalised décor for the day.