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The best wedding venues in Ireland – IrishCentral

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There’s no denying the beauty of Ireland. The untouched nature, fairytale-like castles, and promise of a good drink means more people than ever are looking to exchange their vows in Ireland.

The hashtag #irishweddingvenue has accumulated over 2.6M views on TikTok with creators sharing the moments they exchange their beautiful diamond rings with one another against the breathtaking backdrop of the Irish countryside. It’s not just the locals looking to tie the knot in Ireland, it’s also become a hot destination for those overseas – as the 9.7% of Americans with Irish ancestry are looking to get hitched here. 

Diamond Factory took a look at the top-rated wedding venues in Ireland and, by analyzing the Irish wedding directory savemyday.ie, scored them on their accessibility, facilities, features, capacity and other factors to provide a source of inspiration for those planning their Ireland wedding.

Aimee Howlett, spokesperson at Diamonds Factory says “Ireland has become a popular destination for weddings because of its abundance of stunning wedding venues, untouched scenery, and local hospitality.” More and more celebrities are choosing to get married here as well as regular people. Aimee says, “we predict that this trend will continue to rise in the forthcoming year as “weddings in Northern Ireland” have risen by 24% since last year.”  So if you’re considering tying the knot in Ireland, it’s worth considering booking early.

There’s no shortage of stunning wedding venues to choose from in Ireland. From large estates with sprawling grounds to hotels with plenty of guest accommodation and even castles, you can privately hire. You can’t go wrong with any of these top spots. 

The top wedding venues in Ireland:

Mountain View, Kilkenny

Tucked into the Kilkenny countryside, you’ll find Mountain View. Despite the rich history surrounding the venue, the third-generation owners are passionate about keeping things fresh and are focused on sustainability and inclusivity. It boasts a modern, light-filled venue that embraces the open air and space. They host wedding parties between 20 and 200 people and offer anything from a chic, romantic, traditional-style wedding to a full-on festival complete with open-air vows, live music- and outdoor dining. They are also licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, blessings, and renewals of vows. With a rating of 10 on our list and 26 different features to make your wedding absolutely perfect, you can’t go wrong with Mountain View.

The Abbey, Kildare

If you’re looking to get hitched in a height of luxury, look into booking The Abbey. Nestled in the heart of Kildare, just an hour outside Dublin, this venue is a stunning, romantic place to tie the knot. They boast the biggest number of suppliers (20) so you have plenty of options to choose from for all the fine details of your big day. The period building has been transformed into an exclusive-use space, featuring an enchanting 18th-century chapel, a stunning ballroom, 38 beautiful bedrooms, and two opulent wedding suites.

Killashee Hotel, Kilkenny

The Killashee Hotel in Kilkenny is a stunning hotel and spa nestled in the woods and surrounded by beautiful scenery. They have 2 different wedding venues to choose from – The Original House is the perfect setting for more intimate weddings hosting up to 80 guests. The Thomson Suite caters for larger celebrations and can host 150 guests upwards. The Killashee boasts plenty of features, suppliers, and a rating of 10 to ensure your day goes off without a hitch.

10 Bridge Street, Kerry

Celebration is at the heart of 10 Bridge Street’s ethos. This Kerry-based venue is a 200-year-old, beautifully restored church, featuring high, vaulted ceilings and the original stained glass windows. Despite the elegance of the venue, it lends itself to a buzzy and informal atmosphere where the food, wine and ambiance are contemporary. From late-night dance parties and wedding bands to fire breathers and silent discos this venue has seen it all, with its Michelin-recommended kitchen team, 16 features, and 10 different suppliers ready to give you a night to remember. 

Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick

Castletroy Park Hotel is an elegant, contemporary venue in the heart of Limerick. This multi-award-winning venue specializes in elegant, relaxed weddings with a ‘stylish flair’ and offers a host of different wedding packages to suit whatever you need for your big day. They are the venue with the largest capacity on our list – hosting 120-300 people – and boast 26 different features depending on your needs. They’re also licensed for civil ceremonies. So whether you want an outdoor wedding on their terrace or prefer to make use of their stunning ballroom, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful venue.  

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