Best Wedding Venues in Ireland
Our favourite weddings are relaxed and informal. Over the last ten years, we’ve had the privilege of being part of hundreds of weddings over the length and breadth of Ireland.
This list isn’t exhaustive in the slightest. It’s just venues in Ireland where we always love the vibe, where the staff always excel, and where you know you’ll have a brilliant, laid-back and stress-free wedding.
Trudder Lodge, Co. Wicklow
It’s impossible to talk about Trudder Lodge without name-checking the amazing Niamh who runs it - the wedding guru who makes everything happen. Trudder weddings - without fail - feel completely relaxed and effortless. They also love dogs! Perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Trudder Lodge wedding on the blog.
The Millhouse Slane, Co. Meath
Industrial chic. The Millhouse in Slane is one of our favourite places to take wedding photographs. From its renovated barns, to the industrial parts of the old mill, to the beautiful house itself, it’s the perfect space for creative couples who want something a bit different for their day.
Millhouse wedding on the blog.
Ballymagarvey Village, Co. Meath
Ballymagarvey Village is a perfect, self-contained venue where you can rotate around different, gorgeous, renovated buildings for your ceremony, afternoon tea and night time party. Beautiful grounds with loads of space for kids to run around in. A brilliant option for laid-back couples who want to spend the maximum amount of time hanging out with their guests.
Ballymagarvey Village wedding on the blog.
Mount Druid, Co. Westmeath
Mount Druid is the ideal venue for eclectic, creative couples who really want to put their own mark on the day. There’s a red tin painted chapel for ceremonies, and loads of brilliantly strange parts of the grounds and buildings. Check out some real weddings there to get an idea what it can offer. Glamping for guests too, which is always a bonus.
Mount Druid wedding on the blog.
Virginia Park Lodge, Co. Cavan
We have no words to describe how amazing Virginia Park Lodge is. Clearly the food by Richard Corrigan is a huge draw, so all foodies - get it on your shortlist now! But it’s not just the food - the whole team are brilliant at what they do, and the whole day feels effortless and calm.
Virginia Park Lodge wedding on the blog.
Ballyvolane House, Co. Cork
Wedding ceremony in the forest anyone? Ballyvolane House is one of the best run wedding venues in Ireland. Seamless organisation behind the scenes means your day feels spontaneous, relaxed and hugely fun. Have shot so many weddings here and they have never missed a beat. Even wedding photographers get married here, which says a lot!
Ballyvolane House wedding on the blog.
Borris House, Co. Carlow
Think laid-back house party in eclectic surroundings. Borris House feels like a home from home - albeit with an 18th century chapel and glamorous rooms as far as the eye can see! The last wedding we shot there was for architects - which probably says a lot. Highly recommended.
Borris House wedding on the blog.
Killruddery House, Co. Wicklow
Killruddery House is a breathtaking venue in Wicklow, with easy travel from Dublin. One of its many highlights is a light-filled orangery, which is perfect for ceremonies. Elegant, sophisticated, spacious, amazing gardens. Killruddery pretty much has it all.
Killruddery House wedding on the blog.
Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin city
If you fancy something a bit different with a city vibe, Smock Alley Theatre might be the place for you. The theatre itself is dramatic, and all about getting good lighting set up. The reception rooms have a different vibe, cool, airy and flooded with light. So many great options for photos on the streets around town too.
Smock Alley Theatre wedding on the blog.
Lisnavagh House, Co. Carlow
Lisnavagh House is a complete gem of a venue. The interiors are lush, there are acres of gardens and loads of places to stay - either in the big house or in the cottages dotted around. You can have a wedding ceremony in either the Brick Barn or the Yew Walk with birds chirping and lush greenery everywhere. Major love for this place.
Lisnavagh House wedding on the blog
Castle Leslie Estate, Co. Monaghan
We’ve shot many weddings at Castle Leslie Estate over the years, from a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in the garden, to rainy days where people make full use of the stunning house. There’s loads of accommodation onsite too, which is always handy. A jaw-droppingly beautiful backdrop for a stress free wedding.
Castle Leslie Estate wedding on the blog.
Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Co. Donegal
Another amazing spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony in Ireland is Lough Eske Castle Hotel, near Donegal town. It’s a luxurious venue and runs like clockwork. A great option if you want everything to happen in one place. Beautiful grounds and house, and plenty of space. It’s good for larger weddings.
Lough Eske Castle wedding on the blog.
Fallon and Byrne, Dublin city
If you’re a foodie, and searching for a venue in Dublin, it’s hard to look past Fallon and Byrne. It goes without saying that the food and wine are centre-stage. And the location, in Exchequer Street, means it’s ridiculously easy to nip out and take photographs in the streets nearby. A top recommendation for a foodie, buzzy wedding.
Fallon and Byrne wedding on the blog.
Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal
Like typical nordies, we’ve been going back and forth to Donegal all our lives. Rathmullan House has always been one of our go to spots. For the amazing food, to grab a pint by the blazing fires, to nosey around the kitchen garden in the different seasons... Needless to say, weddings here are brilliant. It has a homey feel, but is run by complete pros. The beach beside is perfect for photographs.
Drury Buildings, Dublin city
Drury Buildings is an industrial loft style venue in the heart of Dublin. There’s amazing food and wine in their restaurant, gorgeous reclaimed decor and a brilliant all-rounder for a laid-back reception after a city centre ceremony.
The Chocolate Factory, Dublin city
Were shooting our first wedding at The Chocolate Factory later this year. Not gonna lie, it’s been our bucket list for ages! It’s a super cool industrial style arts centre in Dublin. Will give you the low down after the wedding :)