2022 Best 5 Wedding Venues in Ireland
1. TANKARDSTOWN HOUSE, CO MEATH
The gorgeous 18th century manor easily charms visitors at first sight. The two words that come to mind are elegant and luxurious. The picturesque driveway, the beautiful grounds and the glamorous walled garden are absolutely enchanting. The beautiful drawing rooms are perfect for an elegant drinks reception and canapes, both to hide away on a rainy day and for a luxury winter wedding. But it’s the airy sun-soaked Orangery with s capacity for 230 guests that steals everyone’s hearts. You can be certain that even on a grey day your wedding will be filled with light.
Why it’s unique: Having a conservatory as your ceremony and reception space makes sure there’s plenty of natural light. And there’s nothing quite so flattering as that for your wedding photos!
2. THE MILLHOUSE, CO MEATH
The Millhouse in Slane, Co. Meath is often referred to as an “alternative wedding venue”, and indeed it is a place like no other. Your ceremony literally takes place in an old mill! There’s a massive chimney dominating the skyline as you drive in. I love the contrast of place – old industrial brick buildings are decorated with fairy lights and stand side by side with a luxurious period house and a marquee for 240 guests.
Why it’s unique: Honestly, the Millhouse is everything but ordinary! The old world charm dominates the atmosphere, combined perfectly with contemporary elements and luxury. You just have to go and see it!
3. ADARE MANOR, CO LIMERICK
One of the most luxurious wedding venues in Ireland, this award-winning 5-star hotel looks like a castle and creates a lasting impression at first sight. With 840 acres of grounds on the banks of River Maigue and a Michelin Star restaurant, it is sure to provide a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Adare Manor was recently renovated and is now considered one of the top luxury hotels in Ireland. The grand ballroom has a capacity for 350 guests, so if you’re planning a truly lavish affair you couldn’t find a better venue.
4. HORETOWN HOUSE, CO WEXFORD
An exclusive country house with one of the most striking ceremony rooms I’ve ever seen! Horetown House is absolutely amazing for its vintage vibes and picturesque backdrops. Your ceremony can be both indoor (I can’t help mentioning that room again!) and outdoor, with lavender bushes forming a gorgeous aisle. But it’s the outstanding hospitality where Horetown House really shines! No request is too big or too small. Also, the bridal suite upstairs has the most divine light.
Why it’s unique: The Pavillion that hosts your wedding dinner and party into the night is truly striking. What’s more, it can be easily transformed to fit any type of wedding – from an intimate 50-person celebration to a 200-people affair. You’ll never have the problem of the room feeling too empty or too crammed. Also, the seasonal decor really is stunning.
5. CLIFF AT LYONS, CO KILDARE
The ultimate romantic venue just outside of Dublin, Cliff at Lyons simply exudes elegance and charm. I love the way the venue consists of many little buildings and cottages. The ceremony and reception take place in the grand Mill (180 guests capacity) with a view over the flowing water. The opportunities for photos are absolutely boundless – there’s a quaint vegetable garden, lots of textured walls, romantic-looking cottages, a lily pond with a chapel on an island and even a bridge over a waterfall! Amazingly, all the spots are located just a few minutes’ walk away from each other. Your guests are sure to be charmed by the beautiful setting, and then doubly impressed by the elegance of the lavish banquet set up in the Mill.
Why it’s unique: The little chapel on the lake is the ultimate romantic setting, you won’t find anything like it anywhere else!