Six Stunning Irish Beach Wedding Venues

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Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues

Living on an the island of Ireland means that you are never really that far from the sea – get married waterside at one of these beautiful beach wedding venues…

There are so many stunning wedding venues in Ireland and with breathtaking scenery in all corners, you really can be guaranteed an incredible backdrop for your wedding photos. Couples dreaming of a picturesque waterside wedding venue for their special day are inundated with options with glistening lakes and sandy beaches dotted all around the emerald isle. Here are our six of our favourites…

The Waterside House Hotel, Dublin

The Waterside House Hotel literally sits on the beach. The Sea View Terrace which extends from The Tower Bar and Bistro boasts panoramic views of the ocean and overlooks Lambay Island, Howth Head, Ireland’s Eye and Malahide Harbour.

During the summer months a barbeque is available, in the colder evenings wedding guests can enjoy a hot drink under a warm blanket or settle indoors in front of the roaring fireplace.

There is a range of different wedding packages on offer for couples who want a seaside wedding venue including all-inclusive, LGBT packages for same sex couples, and January 2017 specials.

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
The Waterside House Hotel

Mulranny Park Hotel, Mayo

Mulranny Park Hotel weddings overlook the sand and sea.

Perched on the hillside with panoramic views of Clew Bay and its idyllic islands, the Connaught venue is just steps away from miles of golden sand. The Mulranny Park Hotel is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and offers a choice of rooms for the ceremony; the Granuaile Suite and the Nephin Restaurant, both of which overlook Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick.

Facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna steam room and outdoor hot tub. The hotel even has its own hair salon and beauty salon where brides can get ready to say ‘I do’.

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
Mulranny Park Hotel

Parknasilla Resort and Spa, Kerry

Located amongst the dramatic seascape of the Wild Atlantic Coastline and the world-famous Ring of Kerry, the Parknasilla Resort and Spa provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

Parknasilla prides itself on ‘culinary creativity’ and couples have an extensive array of menus to choose from, whether you want an intimate family brunch or a grand reception banquet.

Wedding guests have a range of accommodation options too, this four-star hotel features 85 bedrooms and suites, in addition to 24 self-catering lodges and 38 self-catering villas.

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
Parknasilla Resort and Spa

The Maritime Hotel, Cork

The stylish Maritime Hotel is set on Bantry Bay amid the three rugged peninsulas of Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head and Beara.

The banqueting room, The Windward Suite, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with a panoramic view over beautiful Bantry Bay. Located on the 1st floor of our hotel, it offers a self-contained suite with two private bars, a library and a designated smoking area. The bay views are every-changing and provide a breath-taking year round backdrop for your celebration.

Accommodating up to 270 guests, the open plan of the Garnish Suite and Garnish Bar lends itself as a beautiful space ideal for your drinks reception. Choose from a stylish and personal civil ceremony at the hotel or a service at a uniquely quaint Gougane Barra church a short drive from the Maritime Hotel.

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
The Mairtime Hotel

The Beach House, Donegal

Sitting right on the edge of Lough Swilly, practically in the water, this Donegal wedding venue offers a picturesque beach location for your wedding day.

This Buncrana seaside restaurant is renowned for warm welcomes and truly excellent food, particularly fresh local seafood and Donegal dry aged steaks. The menu is based on food from the local area, organic, freerange and artisan produce.

The mezzanine area upstairs offers you an especially intimate ceremony space, and the venue can cater for up to 95 guests.

For more information call +353 74 936105.

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
The Beach House

The Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

Voted the best ‘Luxury Sea View Hotel of the Year’ Galway Bay Hotel is an upmarket hotel with a picture perfect backdrop.

Dining room options include the Lettermore Suite which accommodates between 150 and 400 guests, and the Ballyvaughan Suite which seats between 120 and 225 guests. Both ballrooms boast uninterrupted views of Galway bay.

The drinks reception is held in the Sea View Lounge, a champagne reception with chocolate fountain and exotic fruit is available on request.

For more information call 091-520520 or email

Six stunning Irish beach wedding venues
Galyway Bay Hotel

Finding a venue that is affordable, in a great location and the right size can be challenging. But don’t worry! The brand-new Wedding Journal Directory of full of the very best Wedding Venues in Co. Kildare.

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