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The Best Wedding Venues in Ireland, for weddings both big and small, and even elopements!

Table of Contents

Best Country House Wedding Venues in Ireland:

  1. Tankardstown House
  2. Rathsallagh House
  3. Gloster House
  4. Trudder Lodge
  5. Virginia Park Lodge
  6. Clonabreany House

Best Luxury Wedding Venues in Ireland:

  1. The K Club
  2. Adare Manor
  3. Luttrelstown Castle
  4. Markree Castle

Today on the blog, we want to celebrate our favourite Wedding Venues in Ireland (or at least, the ones we appreciate most as wedding photographers)!

Ireland is infamous for its breathtaking countryside, ancient history, and warm hospitality. Likewise, it offers some truly romantic and gorgeous wedding venues that cater to all tastes. This makes Ireland a wonderful choice for couples (foreign and domestic) looking for a dream wedding location.

You might be looking for a lavish family party, or the intimacy of an elopement wedding. You’ll find venues for all tastes here. But it can be difficult to decide which of the many stunning venues to choose from!

Each venue has its own personality and qualities that will appeal to the needs and fancies of different couples. Together, stroll through this article and see what stands out to you visually and sensually. As wedding photographers, we understand the diverse needs of couples on their wedding day and can offer expert guidance not only on where to wed but how to make your day truly your own.

In this article, we’ll cover a wide variety of wedding venues, from grand castles, to hidden-gems, and those cosy intimate spaces that make for unforgettable wedding days. For ease, we’ve gathered these venues under 2 categories: Country House venues and Luxury Wedding venues.

These diverse venues can cater for elopements, family parties, and even celebrity weddings! Let’s take a closer look at the best wedding venues in Ireland.

Country House Wedding Venues in Ireland:

Looking for a high-end and luxurious wedding experience, surrounded by peaceful and revitalising countryside? Look no further!

These venues offer unparalleled quality and hospitality; Not to mention tranquil surroundings and a sense of privacy that brings all your loved ones into clear focus. Let’s take a look at what it’s like to hold your wedding in these Country Houses:

Tankardstown House Weddings

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Located just North of Slane, in the Boyne Valley in County Meath, you’ll find Tankardstown House. This stunning 18th-century country house is set amidst 80 acres of beautiful woodland. This Georgian country house is a perfect example of a luxurious, secluded, romantic, and hospitable wedding venue.

The Main Entrance and lush garden of Tankardstown House wedding venue, Ireland.
Details of the award-winning wedding venue Tankardstown House
Beautiful guest rooms at Tankardstown House, Ireland.
Details of cosy guest rooms at Tankardstown House.

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The estate features elegant reception rooms, oh-so comfy bedrooms, and their signature Walled Garden that is ideal for outdoor ceremonies, receptions, and private romantic strolls at dusk. The Orangery also hosts wedding ceremonies and glows even on a rainy day!

The glowing Orangery at Tankardstown House wedding venue.
The Walled Garden entrance at Tankardstown House, Ireland.

Tankardstown House offers top-notch hospitality with a dedicated wedding team. Note that their award-winning restaurant serves delicious, locally-sourced food from their own organic kitchen garden! They’re an old hand at the art of hosting.

Husband and wife walk towards one another on their summer wedding day at Tankardstown House.
Guests cheer the return of the newlyweds after their wedding portraits in Tankardstown House.

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We frequent Tankardstown House for weddings, (such as the fun and colourful wedding you see above) so we wrote a complete Guide to Tankardstown House on our blog! You’ll see why it’s one of the most popular wedding venues in Ireland.

Sunset at Tankardstown House; Ireland wedding photographer.

Rathsallagh Country House Weddings

Found in County Wicklow, Rathsallagh Country House is perfect for couples looking for a relaxed, countryside wedding. The venue features elegant reception spaces and bedrooms; and outdoor ceremonies and receptions are well suited for their gorgeous gardens.

Aside from its exceptional food and service, Rathsallagh is remembered for its peaceful location; Rathsallagh’s ivy-clad charm is unforgettable.

Set just to the west of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, amidst 530 acres of beautiful parkland and woodland. Surrounded by Rathsallagh Golf Club, and about 25km from The Curragh Racecourse, golf-lovers will be delighted.

For couples seeking a more private and secluded wedding venues in Ireland, Rathsallagh Country House is a wonderful choice.

Gloster House Weddings

Gloster House bride and groom dancing portrait

This hidden gem lies along the leafy road between Roscrea, Co. Offaly (close to the magnificent Slieve Bloom Mountains) and the Heritage Town of Birr. Gloster House is one of the most stylish (and exclusive) wedding venues in Ireland!

Gloster House Decorative Irish Manor
Wedding details of the secluded Gloster House

This impressive country house enjoys 200 acres of rolling countryside as well as tall and airy guest rooms, elegant dining options, breathtaking gardens, and two peacocks! Gloster House is renowned for its hospitality; it’s a warm, welcoming, and family-run venue. This really adds to the charming, intimate and sequestered feeling you can expect there, making it perfect for small to medium-sized weddings and elopements too!

Bride looking at her dress in Gloster House Ireland
Gloster House's charming courtyard and resident peacock.
bride reading her vows at Gloster house and vase of flowers on the window

It has its own glowing chapel across the picturesque courtyard from the main house. You’ll also find its own charming walled garden and lake on-site, which provide more options for indoor or outdoor ceremonies. Gloster House is not to be overlooked!

We’ve written about Gloster House previously on our blog, so find more in-depth information there!

Trudder Lodge Weddings

Can you tell we like beautiful hidden gems? Secreted away in the woods of County Wicklow, this gorgeous alternative wedding venue is perfect for a secluded and unforgettable celebration!

Trudder Lodge is surrounded by beautiful trail of forested tunnels, open and inviting garden spaces and its own natural lake fed by a babbling brook. The house itself boasts a mix of modern and vintage aesthetics, with tall windows that bathe you in light.

Wedding day details at Trudder Lodge venue in Wicklow.
Beautiful sapphire guest room in Trudder Lodge, Wicklow wedding venue.
Sunny florals and dining at Trudder Lodge, Wicklow.

Trudder Lodge is perfectly cosy, and is only a stone’s throw from Newtown Mount Kennedy, between Greystones and Roundwood. This 18th-century house boasts serene indoor and outdoor spaces, giving a unique and idyllic backdrop for a romantic and intimate wedding.

Beautiful garden view from the ceremony hall at Trudder Lodge.
Stunning and bright Garden Room for wedding ceremonies at Trudder Lodge.

Even on a wet day, Trudder Lodge’s glass Garden Room is naturally luminous and will make a wedding ceremony truly magical. Their inviting courtyard provides the perfect place for wedding revelry and those once-in-a-lifetime group photos!

Flowery wedding cake and rose bushes in Trudder Lodge.
Wedding venue dining marquee in Trudder Lodge, Wicklow.

Their marquee is homely and lit with rows of starlights, guaranteeing a sweet and romantic dinner with loved ones. The superb catering options, exceptional hospitality, and gorgeous natural surroundings make Trudder Lodge one of the Wicklow Mountains’ best-kept secrets.

Dining marquee lights and candles in Trudder Lodge.

For elopements, intimate wedding days, and couples who want to focus on their nearest-and-dearest in a natural paradise, this family-run wedding venue is ideal.

Interested in a unique, intimate wedding celebration? Check out our detailed Venue Guide to learn more about Trudder Lodge!

Virginia Park Lodge Weddings

Located in County Cavan, Virginia Park Lodge features elegant reception rooms, a bright ballroom, and exceptional catering. Its pristine gardens are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, not just romantic walks!

Virginia Park Lodge is an exclusive wedding venue, with only one wedding allowed per day. This ensures that you and your guests have the venue’s undivided attention. It’s no surprise at all that Virginia Park Lodge is so acclaimed.

There are wonderful ceremony and dinner options with their aesthetic indoor and outdoor spaces (including their gorgeous marquee). And Virginia Park Lodge’s woodlands and the nearby Lough Ramour provide a serene backdrop for photos at golden hour!

Clonabreany House Weddings

Clonabreany House, a beautiful wedding venue in Ireland.

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If you’re looking for a cosy gem secreted away in the open pastoral serenity of the countryside, then Clonabreany House is perfect for you.

This beautiful Georgian estate is located less than 20 minutes west of Kells, Co. Meath, and just over 1 hour away from Dublin Airport. Couples looking for a wedding venue that feels private and away from the hustle and bustle of cities (or even small towns) will be delighted with Clonabreany House.

Clonabreany House comfortable interior wedding venue.
Clonabreany House wedding venue details.
The dreamy Bridal Suite at Clonabreany House, exclusive wedding venue in Ireland.

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“Serene charm” is perhaps this venue’s distinguishing characteristic; Clonabreany really feels like a quiet paradise. The romantic walking trail running through their lovely gardens captures this feeling exactly and is perfect for a late-evening stroll, especially during a wedding!

Outdoor charm at Clonabreany House, Ireland wedding venue.
Guest cottages in the Courtyard at Clonabreany House.
The tranquil pond and resting bench at Clonabreany House.
A quiet bench overlooking the serene pond at Clonabreany House, Meath.

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The rooms at the historic Clonabreany House are beautifully furnished (without being ostentatious) and make you feel welcome. The lovely Orchard Room, reception, large ballroom and adjoining shebeen make for joyful indoor parties. While the charming woodland glade and lake provide an unforgettable space for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

The Orchard Room for wedding ceremonies at Clonabreany House.
Clonabreany Guest housing surrounded by nature.

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Clonabreany House is ideal for small to medium-sized weddings, to make the most of the luxurious and cosy indoor spaces and the stunningly serene surroundings. Even smaller elopement parties would feel right at home in this homely venue. Clonabreany House is flexible and offers mouth-watering food and star service to boot! Their rooms are lush and inviting, ensuring the best night’s sleep you’ll have all year!

If you’d like to discover more about Clonabreany House, you can visit our exclusive Venue Guide on our blog!

Luxury Wedding Venues in Ireland:

These wedding venues are some of the fanciest in Ireland – Castles, parklands, and golf courses galore! You can expect stellar service and spectacularly vast grounds from these wedding venues.

The K Club Weddings

K Club avenue with string lights for outdoor wedding ceremonies.

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Set on the banks of the River Liffey in County Kildare is the luxurious K Club Hotel & Golf Resort. This five-star hotel is less than 30 minutes west of Dublin and its 550-acre estate is home to two championship golf courses. As such, the K Club is perhaps one of the most internationally renown wedding venues in Ireland.

The K Club, one of the best wedding venues in Ireland.

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The spacious and decadent interiors of this 18th-century Georgian mansion well suit couples seeking a lavish historical venue for their wedding. An even greater occasion would be to make use of their inviting outdoor ceremony spaces. The long avenue beyond the back door and the secluded woodland glade are magical indeed.

The K Club mansion house and interior design.
The gorgeous interior of the K Club, featuring the couple's wedding cake.

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While the storied interior is often celebrated, the K Club’s grounds are worthy of attention. Make sure to enjoy a stroll through their rose garden, around the tranquil lake, and across the bridge over the serene River Liffey on its way to Dublin.

The Tara Suite for indoor wedding ceremonies at the K Club.
Gorgeous wedding ceremony floral details at the K Club, Ireland.

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In short, the K Club offers much to couples who desire an elegant and timeless venue. Featuring luxurious accommodations, succulent food, and expert guidance and service of the K Club’s staff, the true stars here.

Bride and Groom enjoy the many acres of The K Club, Kildare.

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Adare Manor Weddings

Another of our internationally-known wedding venues in Ireland, Adare Manor has brought the Ryder Cup to County Limerick. This magnificent castle wedding venue boasts 840 acres of pristine parkland, offering a stunning backdrop for unforgettable weddings.

This luxurious five-star castle hotel is regarded as a masterpiece of Neo-Gothic construction. Architecture buffs take note: it’s also a rare example of a Calendar House in Ireland! It has the 365 leaded windows, 52 ornate chimneys, 7 stone pillars and 4 towers mark the annual tally of days, weeks, and seasons in a year.

Couples seeking a grand fairytale wedding will be thrilled with Adare Manor’s grand reception rooms, opulent bedrooms, and exquisite dining options. For outdoor ceremonies and receptions, Adare Manor offers several options, including a beautiful walled garden and a charming lakeside setting.

Luttrelstown Castle Weddings

Luttrelstown Castle, one of the most famous Wedding Venues Ireland

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Only a short jaunt from the Phoenix Park, Luttrelstown Castle is a majestic wedding venue right on the capital city’s doorstep. Surrounded by parkland and their celebrated championship golf course, Luttresltown Castle is for couples who love a posh do!

Luxurious interior with painted ceiling inside Luttrelstown Castle wedding venue.
Antique details inside the exclusive Luttrelstown Castle, Dublin.
Lavish interior of Luttrelstown Castle, one of the best wedding venues in Ireland.

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Their spacious and luxurious rooms reflect the castle’s rich heritage – especially fun for fans of Bridgerton! Luttrelstown can accommodate large wedding parties and offers an aristocratic backdrop for a night of elegant revelry.

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Luttrelstown Castle, Ireland.

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The interiors are a fusion of contemporary luxe, primeval features and antiques. You can expect to feel truly regal in their ornate ballrooms with chandeliers, historical artworks, and grand fireplaces to glow up your wedding any day of the year.

Bride and her father walk down the steps at her outdoor wedding at Luttrelstown Castle.

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Luttrelstown Castle‘s grounds are meticulously cared for. Under the open sky, you’ll find lush gardens, enchanting woodlands, and a tranquil lake. The castle’s grounds are vast and offer a multitude of captivating outdoor ceremony options; all of which make for memorable backdrops and unforgettable wedding photos! The castle’s skilled event planners can assist in creating a personalised outdoor ceremony that reflects your vision and style.

Bride and Groom outdoor ceremony with falcon at Luttrelstown Castle.

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Markree Castle Weddings

Sligo’s stately Markree Castle stands as an enchanting hideaway where history, nature, and elegance merge. This captivating castle estate enjoys its wooded privacy and captures the essence of romance, enticing couples with its idyllic setting.

Bordered by the ancient Unshin River, Markree Castle is steeped in ancient history with plenty of original features and preserved period details. This exclusive wedding venue is perfect for couples who desire an elegant and stately venue that will transport them to a bygone era.

Markree Castle offers a range of intimate event spaces; their atmospheric and charming reception rooms make for delightful celebrations. And their delightful garden pavilion will bring cheer and warmth to any outdoor wedding celebration.

The idyllic and picturesque scenery of County Sligo will bowl you over; nature’s poetry comes alive at Markree Castle. Their lush woodlands and serene gardens make for an enchanting and romantic setting for outdoor weddings and elopements. Check out this Irish-Canadian elopement in Temple House!

Sligo is a richly beautiful county; the majestic and mythic Knocknarea Mountain is not to be missed! It makes for a wonderful outing and is the fabled burial place of the fierce Queen Maeve.

We hope you enjoyed this list of the best wedding venues in Ireland!

Irish scenery

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Thank you for reading! If you’d like to hear more about these venues, or need advice for planning your own once-in-a-lifetime wedding day, then please get in touch!


  1. Sienna Armstrong says:

    What a delightful countryside wedding! Such special details here.

  2. Naomi Levit says:

    Stunning! So many beautiful events and helpful information for couples looking to marry in Ireland.

  3. Marta says:

    Wow! How do couples even decide on the best venue in Ireland?! These are all so incredible!

  4. Dakotah says:

    The stone steps of Gloster House, the ivy covered walls of Trudder Lodge, the perfectly manicured gardens of Clonabreany House . . . theres so many beautiful venues in Ireland! Thanks for sharing!

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