The ultimate guide to types of wedding venues in Ireland

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We are spoilt for choice when it comes to the variety of wedding venues in Ireland – this guide will help you work out which is the one for you


The ultimate dream wedding venue is of course an opulent Irish castle.

This country is steeped in history, myth and legend, with many castles still standing from times gone by.

From the sprawling five-star Ashford Castle in county Mayo to the intimate Lisheen Castle in Tipperary which would suit a small wedding party, there’s plenty of options to choose from.

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Lough Eske Castle

Manor house

Be the lord of lady on the manor in one of these truly special venues.

Step back in time to the 1800s with a wedding in Clonalise House, Roscommon. The house was built in Victorian Italinate style and features 45 guest bedrooms.

Large, rambling and romantic the Parkanaur Manor House, Tyrone is a stately Tudor Revival house that dates back to the early 1600s. The interior is decorated in Elizabethan style and the building is set on a beautiful wooded area.

Overlooking the River Suir in Waterford, the Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort is a 17th century Georgian House that offers a unique wedding venue complete with antique furnishing, open fireplaces with blazing log fires, and colourful period paintings.

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Parkanaur House Hotel by Barry McQueen


From former stables to an underground crypt, couples have an array of quirky venues to choose from.

The Orange Tree House in County Down features a beautiful 1820’s stone barn style banqueting room with exposed beams and a roaring open fire.

Magnata Weddings hire out tipis, tents, katas and marquees which can be erected anywhere in the country.

Or celebrate your wedding in the oldest structure in Dublin Christ Church Cathedral Crypt – with its stone walls and 12th century Medieval interior, the crypt definitely offers that ‘something different’ in a wedding venue.

For more quirky Irish venues click here.

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This Modern Love

Beach venues

Living on the island of Ireland means you are never really that far from the sea, so why not get married waterside in a beach wedding venue.

Dublin’s 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 during the summer months an outdoor barbeque is available.

Located right on the edge of Lough Swilly, The Beach House in Donegal offers a picturesque beach location for your wedding day and can cater for up to 95 guests.

For more Irish beach wedding venues click here.

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Magical and romantic, an Irish wedding venue with a garden ticks all the right boxes for couples seeking an outdoor location.

Across the north and south of Ireland we have plenty of choice when it comes to garden wedding venues that combine the wonders of the great outdoors with reception options in luxury private estate houses or a boho barn.

Exclusive hire wedding venue Marlfield House in County Wexford sits among 36 acres of lush gardens and woodlands with an ornamental lake, rose, vegetable and herb gardens.

Nestled deep into the beautiful north Cork countryside, Ballyvolane House combines the charm and character of the Manor House with magnificent gardens, woodland, lakes and parkland.

For more summertime Irish wedding venues with gardens click here.

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Marlfield House


The wedding venue category offering couples the most choice of all is course hotels. From city to countryside setting, to five-star or rustic, intimate or a larger wedding – there are hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.

For more information on hotel venues specific to the place click on the name: Donegal, Antrim, Kildare, Dublin, Kerry and Belfast.

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Galgorm Resort & Spa

Featured image credit: Tomasz Kornas Photography

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