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11th Feb 2022

Ireland’s top wedding venues have been revealed

Fiona Frawley

scene from an outdoor wedding with greenery and wooden beams in the background - two brides holding hands, and an officiator reading from a book

Looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your big day?

Luckily there’s no shortage of beautiful places to do just that in Ireland. Whether you’re looking for something small and intimate, a huge celebration surrounded by loved ones or a more sustainable focus, there’s a venue for you on this isle of emerald. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, here are the top wedding venues from 2021 across a number of categories, as selected by

Best Boutique Hotel Wedding Venue 2021 – The Dean

A modern boutique hotel located on Dublin 2’s Harcourt Street, known for its rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city and central location.

Best Castle Wedding Wedding Venue 2021 – Clontarf Castle

A unique 12th century castle which has housed generations of weddings, with rooms to suit celebrations of any size.

Best Ceremony Wedding Venue 2021 – City Hall Dublin

Beautifully restored and one of the most stylish wedding venues in Dublin, City Hall is the perfect location for those dreaming of a wedding slap bang in the middle of everything.

Best City Wedding Venue 2021 – River Lee Hotel

You may have seen pics of the aesthetically delightful River Lee Hotel all over your Insta since the summertime. A fab central venue with a beautiful outdoor terrace for candid pics.

Best Country House Wedding Venue 2021 – Dunowen House

A Georgian house and cottage located in scenic West Cork, perfect for intimate weddings.

Best Cultural Wedding Venue 2021 – MoLi Museum

The Museum of Literature houses work from some of the world’s greatest storytellers, and is also a beautiful place to celebrate your big day.

Best Eco Wedding Venue 2021 – The Wicklow Escape

A a stylish venue tucked away in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, perfect for anyone dreaming of a wedding immersed in nature.

Best Exclusive Wedding Venue 2021 – Mountain View Kilkenny

A quick browse of the Mountain View Insta page will have you absolutely swooning – a magical spot for your big day.

Best Historic Wedding Venue 2021 – The Abbey

An iconic period building in the heart of Kildare which has been beautifully converted, with options for both intimate and extravagant celebrations.

Best Intimate Wedding Venue 2021 – 25 Fitzwilliam Place

An “impeccably converted” Georgian House in the middle of Dublin, with a long tradition of warmth, love and romance.

Best Large Hotel Wedding Venue 2021 – Langtons Kilkenny

A family-run hotel in Kilkenny City, with attached Bridie’s Bar offering the perfect backdrop for colourful wedding photos.

Best Outdoor Wedding Venue 2021 – Ballintubbert Gardens and House

You might need to put the Child of Prague out to bless you in the weather department, but once that’s sorted you really couldn’t ask for a more idyllic outdoor venue.

Best Restaurant Wedding Venue 2021 – 10 Bridge Street

A 200 year old converted church located in the town of Killorglin, with a small team dedicated to creating your perfect wedding experience.

Best Waterside Wedding Venue 2021 – Jacks Coastguard Restaurant

Say “I Do” by the sea in county Kerry, with panoramic views across Rossbeigh Beach & Inch Peninsula.

Best Reviewed Wedding Venue 2021 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Cork

With 18th-century features, a breathtaking ballroom and beautiful suites, the Radisson Blu in Cork comes highly recommended as the dream location for your big day.

Header image via Instagram/mountainviewkilkenny

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