WJ’s Top Small & Intimate Wedding Venues in Ireland


Choosing to say ‘I Do’ in a smaller setting can be just as fabulous and romantic as a grand, fairytale wedding venue.

For some couples, this is much more their style, and we love it. Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and breathtaking venues, here we bring you five of our favourites. Each of these venues cater for couples looking to celebrate with less than 100 of their closest friends and family.

Fannigstown Castle

As a registered civil wedding venue, small, intimate weddings are this venue’s forte.


Every wedding they host is unique to each couple with every detail planned exclusively for you and your guests.  For couples who would like to have a religious ceremony, Fanningstown Castle is within a stone’s throw of three churches.

Their magnificent dining room is the perfect setting for a wedding banquet for up to ten people. Or, if you prefer, they can take up to 20 guests for a buffet meal or barbecue.

No.25 Fitzwilliam Place

This is a beautiful venue for an intimate wedding reception, civil ceremony or civil partnership in the heart of Dublin City.

Situated on one of Dublin’s most elegant streets on the famous ‘Georgian Mile’, No. 25 has been lovingly restored and decorated in a classic yet contemporary style, highlighting the property’s original period features.

With a beautiful backdrop, delicious menus and warm, attentive service – No. 25 is ideal for those looking for an intimate and unique venue with fantastic food, catering from 20 to 60 guests.

Rayanne House

This intimate and elegant venue in Holywood, Co. Down, just five miles from Belfast City, specialises in small weddings with a maximum of 36 guests.

This striking period house has spectacular views over Belfast, the Lough and beyond and offers picturesque photo opportunities. They have a focus on quality cuisine and personalised service and pride themselves on ensuring your wedding day is filled with wonderful memories.

Plus, their experienced team are on hand to offer advice on every aspect of the day from wedding cars and cakes to music and flowers.

Newforge House

Newforge House offers a unique and intimate Georgian country house venue in a wonderful setting of mature gardens, trees, and green fields.

The house and gardens are available for your exclusive use, making it a wonderful venue for an intimate family gathering, or a magical small wedding for up to 40 guests. Exclusive hire includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for 12 guests. Fresh, local, seasonal food is central to weddings at Newforge and they work with each couple to design a seasonal menu that is unique to you.

The period interiors and surrounding gardens provide beautiful spaces for your reception and wonderful backdrops for your wedding photographs.

Chimney Corner Hotel

Within close proximity to all airports and ferry terminals and offering ample parking and accommodation for guests, this welcoming hotel wedding venue offers a stress-free, yet stylish location.

Accommodating 80 guests (maximum 100), The Coaching House combines the charm of a bygone era, with its wooden beams and open fires alongside the beauty of the landscaped gardens and the excellent facilities of the banqueting rooms with their natural lighting and flexible design.

With only one wedding per day and a dedicated banqueting manager you are guaranteed a perfect and memorable wedding day.

You can find more information on top Irish wedding suppliers in our online wedding directory.

We have a lot more intimate wedding venues on offer there, be sure to check them out too!


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