13 best luxury wedding venues in Ireland

Feb 06, 2024 | Planning
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​Castle Leslie | Lauren Baker Photography

With its enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry, Ireland offers no shortage of breathtaking wedding venues suitable for every requirement and taste. Whether you have personal connections to the country or are simply drawn by it's beauty, the sheer variety of wedding venues is sure to appeal. From boutique hotels to an intimate country houses, medieval castles to luxurious period manors – scroll on for our selection of the 13 best luxury wedding venues in Ireland.

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​Castle Leslie | Lauren Baker Photography

Castle Leslie, Co. Monaghan

About: Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is a stunningly beautiful secluded estate in Monaghan. Still in the hands of its founding family, it is steeped in history and full of character and charm. A truly private rural escape, it is a magical setting for your special wedding celebration. Castle Leslie offers 95 bedrooms on the grounds of the estate.

Location: Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland, H18 FY04

Capacity: 180

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​Gloster House | Chrissy O’Neill Photography

Gloster House, Co. Offaly

About: At the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains lies the beautifully unique 300 -year-old Gloster House. Surrounded by extensive gardens incorporating terraces, water features, woodland and lakes, Gloster House is a magical place. There are many options for the location of your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding dinner, or smaller events on the day before or after the wedding. The courtyard is lit up at night with lanterns to create a truly special space. Gloster House offers onsite accommodation for up to 24 guests, and there's is wide range of additional accommodation available locally in the nearby towns of Birr and Roscrea.

Location: Gloster House & Gardens, Brosna, Birr, Co. Offaly, R42 CH02

Capacity: 180

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Bantry House | Sarah Carpenter

Bantry House, Co. Cork

About: Overlooking Bantry Bay in stunning West Cork, Bantry House is a historic private estate that dates back to the 17th century. The house is beautiful but it is the gardens that really steal the show, with the impressive facade of the house on one side and the views of the bay on the other. Think vast terraces, a spectacular fountain and stunning displays of wisteria. Accommodation-wise, Bantry House has six newly restored bedrooms and other guests will be welcomed just down the road at the Maritime Hotel Bantry.

Location: Seafield, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

Capacity: 100 in the house, 150 in marquee

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Adare Manor | Jessica Lemes Photography

Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

About: Adare Manor is a fairytale castle set in 840 acres of gently rolling parkland in the heart of Ireland, nestled on the banks of the glittering River Maigue. The unique atmosphere offers the perfect blend of grandeur, elegance and comfort for a wedding day that feels both regal and relaxed. Host your guests for an unforgettable wedding weekend, enjoying the onsite spa and golf course, Michelin star restaurant and sumptuous accommodation.

Location: Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland, V94 W8WR

Capacity: 350

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Castlemartyr Resort | Eden Photography

Castlemartyr, Co. Cork

About: Nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, an elegant 18th century manor house and the 13th century castle ruins make up the unique Castlemartyr Resort. The manor house is the heart of the venue, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning restaurant and a spa, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style golf course. Whether you require an intimate gathering or a large celebration, you'll find a choice of magical settings to host your dream wedding day.

Location: Castlemartyr Resort, Cork, Ireland, P25 X300

Capacity: 200

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Mount Juliet Estate | Molly Carr Photography

Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny

About: Set amidst 500 verdant acres, Mount Juliet Estate offers two unique and beautiful wedding venues within one glorious 5-star estate. Intimate and elegant, the Georgian Manor House is an exceptional choice for weddings of up to 96 guests. For larger weddings, Hunter’s Yard offers a magnificent setting for celebrations of up to 200 guests. Contemporary and chic, with exceptional cuisine, its sophisticated decor draws on the building’s rich equestrian history. Hunters Yard also offers 93 beautifully furnished light and airy bedrooms for your guests.

Location: Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection

Capacity: 200

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Tankardstown House

Tankardstown House, Co. Meath

About: Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown comprises an impressive 18th Century manor house and orangery plus a central courtyard of cottage suites and a luxurious accommodation in the lodge, barn and stables. It provides the perfect backdrop for traditional country house weddings of all sizes, offering a sumptuous home-from-home experience.

Location: Tankardstown House, Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath, C15 D535, Ireland

Capacity: 250

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Carton House

Carton House, Co. Kildare

About: A Fairmont property, Carton House is a timeless Palladian mansion set on 1,100 acres of sweeping Kildare parkland. The old and new blend seamlessly together at Carlton, where get to step back in time to experience the lives of the Irish aristocracy who once resided here. The original period details of the manor house merge harmoniously with the contemporary luxury touches one would expect to find from a luxury resort, perfectly paired with a warm Irish welcome to create an unforgettable guest experience.

Location: Carton Demesne, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 TD98, Ireland

Capacity: 300

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Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo

About: Having welcomed royalty, heads of state and celebrities, Ashford Castle is the ultimate Irish wedding destination. It is a place where history meets opulence, where centuries-old charm fuses with modern-day luxury, offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Ireland's past while indulging in world-class amenities and service. Ashford Castle is available for exclusive hire, with 83 rooms and suites and The Boathouse accommodating up to 160 guests.

Location: Ashford Castle Dr, Ashford Or Cappacorcoge, Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Capacity: 160

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Borris House | Xsperience Photography

Borris House, Co. Carlow

About: Situated in the beautiful Barrow Valley in County Carlow, Borris House is one of the most picturesque country houses in Ireland. Built in the 1600’s, Borris House has a choice of truly unique settings for your wedding ceremony, including the beautifully restored 18th century Chapel of St Moling for Anglican weddings, as well as the newly restored Granary for blessings, humanist and civil ceremonies. There is plenty of onsite accommodation, with 11 luxury bedrooms (accommodating 23 guests) plus 19 delightful estate cottages (accommodating a further 50 guests) a short walk away.

Location: Borris House, Borris, Co. Carlow, R95 W983, Ireland

Capacity: 160

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Drenagh Estate, Co. Derry

About: A hidden gem in the lush and fertile land of the Roe, Drenagh Estate offers you elegance, tranquillity and pure romance. A home-from-home, it provides the most perfect setting for your special day. You can host your wedding in the grand Georgian mansion house or a marquee on the grounds, or even the magical moon garden surrounded by ancient yew trees. Accommodation is provided at the nearby Shanvey Boutique B&B, located just 3 miles from Drenagh.

Location: Drenagh Estate, 15 Dowland Rd, Limavady BT49 0HP

Capacity: 100

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Bellinter House | Siobhan Byrne Photography

Bellinter House, Co. Meath

About: Just a 30-minute drive from Dublin, in the heart of County Meath, Bellinter House lies along the banks of the River Boyne. A magnificent Georgian manor graced by sweeping lawns and centuries-old trees, this estate wedding venue offers both refined sophistication and rustic allure. There are several options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, while the the Garden Suite is the ultimate reception space, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto lush gardens. Bellinter House features 41 bedrooms and The Loft Residence, offering accommodation for up to 100 people at full occupancy.

Location: Bellinter House, Ballinter, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 F2XA, Ireland

Capacity: 160

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Luttrellstown Castle | Alex Schon Photography

Luttrellstown Castle, Dublin

About: Just a short distance from vibrant Dublin, Luttrellstown Castle offers a true sense of escapism from the hustle and bustle of life. Situated on 567 acres of lush private parkland, lies a championship golf course and an alpine lodge-style clubhouse, and the jewel in the crown - a magnificent 15th century castle available for exclusive hire. Choose between two remarkable venues, each offering unparalleled setting, scenery, and service for your special day.

Location: Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland, D15 RH92.

Capacity: 180

Tags: Ireland, UK


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