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Beauty On A Budget: 5 Budget-Friendly Wedding Venues That Won't Hurt Your Bank Balance

The infamous wedding budget…it’s a real thing, and now you must be wondering just how couples actually stick to one!

You’re probably well versed in DIYs and deal hunting to create a glam wedding day, but now you can have some peace of mind knowing that you’re getting the most value out of your wedding venue. After all, before you can plan the decorations and send out invites, you need to tick your wedding venue off the to-do list.

These budget-friendly wedding venues are prepared to cater to your every desire while you plan one of the most memorable days of your lives.

Kenmare Bay Hotel

The Kenmare Bay Hotel is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Kerry, on the Wild Atlantic Way and at the junction of the Ring of Kerry & Ring of Beara. The town of Kenmare is a gem in itself and offers a destination feel to our couples who long for that extended wedding celebration.

The beautiful banqueting suite is light-filled and airy and offers an undisrupted view of the Kerry Mountains for miles. The Hotel can cater for up to 350 guests but for smaller, more intimate weddings, the room can be partitioned to suit. This offer is totally flexibility to couples and means that whether the celebrations are extravagant or low-key, they can be assured the room will be appointed to suit their needs.

Kenmare Bay Hotel tailors each wedding day to suit couples and we take their specific budgets and requirements to create a wedding day that is all their own. The team offer many complimentary extras also to take some of the stress away such as their own Chrysler Wedding Car, complimentary floral arrangements and centerpieces, complimentary pre-reception and much more. They believe that every couple should have the day they dream of with tailor-made packages, all they offer complimentary, giving them a day they will never forget.

Castle Arch Hotel

Taking pride of place in an area steeped in history, the Castle Arch Hotel is the perfect setting for your big day. This award-winning venue has proved to be a popular choice for couples all over Ireland to celebrate their I do’s!  In the majestic backdrop of Trim Castle and the heritage town of Trim you are guaranteed perfect photo opportunities and unrivaled food and service.

The Hotel offer packages to suit everyone’s budget. The personalised service means that a package can be tailor-made to suit your needs and without breaking the bank. Packages start at only €29.95 but still include most of your added extras.

On the evening of the 11th January next the Hotel will host their first wedding open evening of 2018. The Emmet suite will be set up to blow you away with its high moulded ceilings and regal atmosphere. The Arch suite is also available for more intimate weddings. Come along and speak to their wedding experts on the 11th. The Hotel still has limited dates available for 2018. To enquire call 046 9431516 or email

Rhu Glenn

Rhu Glenn would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you both on your engagement and wish to thank you for considering their team to help make your Wedding Day a unique & memorable one.

From your first contact with Rhu Glenn, their experienced team will be on hand to guide you through every aspect of your special day from the build-up right through to the day after what we promise will be the most memorable day.

As a family run hotel, they will offer you the highest quality standards together with a warm personal service. The tranquil setting, spacious & beautifully appointed reception area is the ideal location for you to gather with your family & friends.

Rhu Glenn’s Elegant Ballroom can adapt to suit from 40-270. With White Chair Covers and a whole array of Bow Colours to choose from, they are able to transform the room into a Fairy-tale setting.

The Head Chef for 18 Years, Wayne Daniels, will oversee every aspect of your Banquet Meal from Preparation to Service to ensure the highest degree of quality, which the team always strive to deliver.

The team at Rhu Glenn pride themselves on offering a tailor-made package to suit all your needs while maintaining the highest standard that they strive to achieve.

Shearwater Hotel & Spa

The Shearwater Hotel & Spa, situated in Ballinasloe, is the perfect venue to accommodate your every wedding day desire. Well aware that every wedding is unique and different, the team at Shearwater Hotel are ready to assist you to create your dream wedding.

There is no need to stress about sourcing expensive extras for your big day, as the Hotel’s wedding packages are fully designed with your every need in mind. Each package includes everything from eye-catching room decor to delicious dishes for your guests to dine on during your reception and wine to toast. These all-inclusive packages will put your mind at ease when planning the details of your day, so you can enjoy and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Start planning your picture perfect wedding day alongside the knowledgeable and friendly wedding coordinators and team at the Shearwater Hotel, and know that every detail will be tailored to your specific needs.

Talbot Hotel Stillgoran

The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan provides the ideal setting for a South Dublin wedding. This 4-star hotel is part of the family-owned Talbot Hotel Group providing contemporary style with a friendly atmosphere. The helpful staff are ready and willing to offer guidance and assistance every step of the way to create the perfect wedding day.

Although you have the choice of two tasteful wedding suites, beautifully redecorated to the highest of standards, you can be sure that your wedding will be the centre of attention due to the team’s one wedding per day policy.

Whether you’re looking to plan a more intimate celebration or a much larger formal reception, the Talbot Hotel Stillorgan can accommodate your needs for groups of 30 to 250 people. With two fully contained wedding suites to choose from, your reception will be a hit as your guests enjoy each suites’ bar and dance floor.

The team has launched brand new wedding packages to meet your every desire and need. They believe that each couple should have the opportunity to plan their dream wedding day and are able to host their complete wedding packages, including Civil Ceremonies or Partnerships, at the hotel.





Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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