The 8 best festival wedding venues in Ireland

By Katy Thornton

May 31, 2023 at 12:27pm


No need to go abroad for the festival feel wedding of your dreams.

If you're a festival king or queen, then you may want to opt for a wedding venue that best suits your style, and Ireland has plenty of them. From Carlow to West Cork, Save My Day has compiled their list of Ireland's best wedding venues that fit a festival aesthetic.

8. Mountain View

Where: Kilkenny

For festival vibes that suit people as well as dogs, Mountain View in Kilkenny is a wonderful option for brides and grooms to be. Guests will stay in the luxurious glamping village, and the one-of-a-kind cowshed at Mountain View offers the best of both worlds for wedding celebrations, with its rustic and atmospheric barn-style setting coupled with a five star top quality wedding feast.

This wedding venue suits parties between 50 to 250 people.

7. Langtons Hotel

Where: Kilkenny


Located in the heart of Kilkenny city is Langtons Hotel. This boutique space doubles as a wedding venue, capable of hosting almost 350 people in their Set Theatre area, which is complete with a stage, sweeping curtains and sound systems, perfect for rocking out.

6. Fernhill House

Where: West Cork

Fernhill House, which secured the the top spot for Ireland’s Best Country House Wedding Venue at the Irish Wedding Venue Awards 2022, can host up to 300 guests (if you're someone who has dozens of cousins and plus ones to cater towards).

The country house estate is ideal for brides and grooms with a festival aesthetic, due to their beautiful private gardens for ceremonies and their gorgeous Garden Marquee for drinks receptions.

5. Camus Farm


Where: Cork 

For more intimate ceremonies (under 100 guests) Camus Farm provides a beautiful backdrop for your big day. It has panoramic views over Clonakilty Bay and boasts a ceremonial circle, award-winning licensed restaurant and covered barn with stage for exclusive weddings.

4. Ballintubbert House and Gardens

Where: Laois

Voted Ireland’s Best Outdoor Wedding Venue at the Irish Wedding Venue Awards 2022, Ballintubbert Gardens and House is perfect for a sustainable wedding you want to have al fresco for festival vibes.

The 14 acres of organic gardens are a picture perfect setting for hosting a civil ceremony, or toasting the newly weds at the drinks reception

3. Airfield Estate


Where: Dublin

Airfield Estate is a beautiful oasis of calm with a countryside vibe, nestled within Dundrum in Dublin. The 38-acre estate and working urban farm offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor ceremony options including their Walled Garden, which is ideal for festival woodland feels.

2. Opium

Where: Dublin 

Opium is one of the city's most popular daytime and night-time live music venues, offering a wonderful alternative location to host wedding receptions and parties in Dublin.

The stunning and tranquil Botanical Garden area at Opium is a secret gem ideal for outdoor summer celebrations.

1. Sandbrook House and Gardens

Where: Carlow


Sandbrook House and Gardens offers five interconnecting reception rooms downstairs ideal for civil ceremonies, a covered veranda, open terrace, huge manicured lawn for a festival-styled marquee along with a charming rustic barn and courtyard for post ceremony drinks and nibbles.

Header image via Save My Day via Aspect Photography


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