WJ’s Top Fairytale Wedding Venues In Ireland

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Have you always dreamed of having your wedding in a fairytale wedding venue?

Luckily, here in Ireland we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful castles. There are gorgeous fairytale wedding venues up and down the country, perfect for saying ‘I Do’.

Whether you want to celebrate in 16th century luxury, wander around acres of lush parkland or have the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, these venues are perfect for celebrating your dream fairytale day.

Bellingham Castle

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Bellingham Caste is an exclusive and romantic wedding venue, where you and your guests can enjoy a truly magical day in complete privacy. The relaxing surroundings, the friendly staff, the sumptuous Bute Suite, the 19 luxury bedrooms and the fine food and wine will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. Back in 1905, Bellingham Castle was the venue for the wedding celebrations of Augusta Mary Monica Bellingham. This society event of the year, attracted world media attention, from California to New Zealand. Today, Bellingham Caste is still an exclusive castle wedding venue.

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

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Waterford Castle & Golf Resort is set on an enchanted 310-acre private island. One of Ireland’s most acclaimed hotels, it is located on the River Suir, and accessed by private car ferry over the king’s Channel. Recognised as the 7th of the 50 Best Hotels In The World and 3rd of The Top Ten Hotels of Europe by Conde Nast Traveller 2016 Readers Choice Awards, Waterford Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality surrounded by the gracious living of an elegant past with every modern comfort, service and convenience. The island resort’s 16th Century Castle offers luxury, security and privacy like few other destinations, making it a perfect fairytale wedding venue.

Ashford Castle

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A celebrity favourite, this is the ultimate fairytale wedding venue destination. You can hire the entire estate so it’s exclusively yours. The castle’s 83 bedrooms, suites and Lakeside Hideaway Cottage will accommodate up to 160 guests, allowing you and your wedding party to enjoy the full castle experience without interruption. An exclusive use wedding also offers a range of unforgettable estate activities for you and your guests to enjoy including falconry, equestrian, golf, river cruising, fishing and spa treatments. For more intimate weddings, the elegant Connaught and Inglenook rooms are perfect for up to 40 guests.

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa

Kilronan Castle located on the shores of Lough Meelough, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon is one of Ireland’s hidden gems. This 200-year-old castle is steeped in history, full of character and old world charm – the perfect setting for your wedding, Kilronan Castle is nestled among acres of woodland, open lawans and pathways leading you to a truly breathtaking estate. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to bespoke their expert team offer a comprehensive service ensuring your wedding will be unforgettable and uniquely yours. Kilronan has 84 superbly appointed bedrooms and can cater for smaller intimate numbers of 150 guests to numbers exceeding 350. Their Grand Ballroom is the perfect venue for your wedding day celebrations.

Lough Rynn Castle

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Lough Rynn Castle Estate, awarded the “Best Castle Venue” in Ireland, offers a unique and luxurious fairytale setting, with its secluded location, breathtaking views and classic romanticism for up to 320 guests. You and your guests can enjoy arrival drinks reception or to be greeted into the castle by a welcoming open log fire. Lough Rynn Castle Estate has so many stunning features such as the Baronial hall with its bay windows with views of Lough Rynn and the rolling lawns and its Inglenook fireplace which is one of the largest in the country.

Belfast Castle

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With a magnificent castle setting and breath-taking surroundings, Belfast Castle is a dream wedding location. The manicured lawns, overlooking the stunning views of Belfast Lough, provide unique and spectacular photographic opportunities and elegant reception rooms and mouth-watering menus allow for the perfect celebration with your guests. The Chichester Room, can seat up to 160 guests and has direct access to the manicured gardens via the Italian style serpentine staircase. The venue can also cater for smaller, intimate weddings, with other rooms available to hire. Belfast Castle is licensed for religious ceremonies, civil marriages and civil partnerships, so you can enjoy your whole day under one roof.

Darver Castle

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Darver Castle dates back to the 15th Century and is situated on 50 acres of fine parkland in the rolling countryside of County Louth. It has been lovingly restored by the Carville family, who offer a one wedding per day policy in these unique surroundings. Wedding ceremonies can be performed in the newly refurbished ceremony room within the courtyard which can seat 150 guests. Then celebrate over a gourmet meal in the spectacular Brabazon Hall, with its stone cut walls and beamed ceiling creating a warm and beautiful backdrop.

Markree Castle

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A uniquely charming fairtytale wedding venue in Sligo, the castle and its grounds are available exclusively to you and your guests for the duration of your wedding day. For those couples wishing to tie the knot at the venue, the castle offers an elegant chapel – the perfect location in which to say your vows. After the ceremony greet your guests in the magnificent Library and Grand Hall, and the splendid Grand Golden Ballroom can comfortably host up to 190 guests for a gourmet five course meal. Once the formalities of the wedding celebration are completed, guests are invited to retire to the castles Entertainment Suite with its vaulted ceilings, an enclosed outdoor courtyard, a Gin Bar, large dance floor, full pub bar, a country kitchen serving tea and coffee, plus a cosy sitting room with real fire and a lounge area.

Belleek Castle

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Belleek Castle can cater for small or large weddings in either the Great Hall or the charming and warm Library Restaurant. This enchanting castle is located in 200 acres of woodland and is dating back to the early 1400s. Their gardens are a beautiful backdrop for photos on the day, and there are many romantic photographic opportunities inside as well. The grandeur and the splendour of the iconic country house, the exquisite food, many open fires, as well as the excellent service and attentive hospitality combines to make your wedding day at Belleek a truly memorable occasion.

Slane Castle

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Only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport, there are a lot of compelling reasons for choosing to celebrate your wedding at Slane Castle. The superb cuisine, unrivalled location, luxurious banqueting rooms, opulent interiors and the friendly and welcoming ambience are among some of them but paramount is that you can leave all the stress and hassle to their dedicated event management team. They will plan and coordinate everything, from menu planning to flowers, room reservations to suppliers. They will ensure that your wedding exceeds both you and your guests’ expectations. They can accommodate in excess of 240 guests and there are 10 luxurious double bedrooms for the bridal party.

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