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Fall In Love: 10 Utterly Dreamy Wedding Venues For The True Romantic

Airy, whimsical, delicate details; all the components of a fairytale wedding.

Romance is at the heart of it all, so we have selected 10 dreamy wedding venues from around Ireland to suit every budget and taste. From breath-taking settings and scenery, to elegant ballrooms and characterful properties, we know you will fall for these just as much as we have.

Castle Oaks House Hotel

Castle Oaks House Hotel is considered to be one of Limerick’s most romantic wedding venues with a fantastic reputation for delivering outstanding hospitality and excellent service.

Located in the picturesque village of Castleconnell, and set amidst 26 acres of stunning gardens and romantic woodland walks, Castle Oaks House Hotel is a unique and charming 18th century country manor house. The majestic River Shannon flows through the grounds, with its stepping stones and family of wild swans adding to the property’s idyllic setting – perfect for those all-important wedding photographs. No need to stop for photographs on the way as Castle Oaks House Hotel has it all for you!

Stepping through the front door, the charm and classical elegance of this beautiful country manor immediately becomes apparent. The renowned sweeping staircase leading from the entrance hall is a most striking feature to the eye and offers a stunning backdrop for your bridal portraits.

If you are searching for an utterly romantic wedding venue, then a visit to Castle Oaks House Hotel is a must.

Ballyseede Castle Hotel

Happily Ever After begins with a wedding at Ballyseede Castle. Kerry’s only castle hotel offers a truly romantic and authentic experience. Set on 30 acres of ancient woodlands and manicured gardens, it is the ideal choice for your dream castle wedding in Ireland.

Ballyseede Castle stands at the end of a winding carriage drive. Once you pass through the property’s gates, you know you are entering a most special world steeped in history and splendour. Ballyseede Castle has everything, from luxury accommodations and award-winning cuisine to spectacular surroundings, making it the perfect destination for your special day; from intimate to large wedding celebrations, civil ceremonies, and picturesque gardens.

Ballyseede Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most romantic setting imaginable. The dedicated Wedding Team will go above and beyond to ensure your special day runs seamlessly, resulting in a memorable celebration you will cherish forever.

Radisson Blu Letterkenny

Radisson Blu Letterkenny boasts an enviable location along Ireland’s sweeping Wild Atlantic Way. Set amidst the beauty of County Donegal, the hotel is the ultimate four-star choice, hosting only one wedding per day, and offering a variety of adaptable packages to suit your individual taste, ranging from €33pp to €80pp.

A choice of function spaces are available to cater for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies & blessings; Carnegie Ballroom features luxury wallpaper and elegant chandeliers, creating the perfect setting for up to 320 guests. The suite has two fully-stocked private bars and an arrival space which is ideal for guest entertainment. Poet’s Corner offers couples an alternative wedding experience with its vibrant decor and variety of layout options; perfect for intimate parties of less than 100.

Another idyllic feature of the hotel is its photo shoot locations – onsite you will find a Secret Garden which is yours for the day to capture those special and unique moments. The experienced banqueting team will work with you from beginning to end with precision and style to ensure an exceptional level of service. To arrange a viewing at Radisson Blu Letterkenny, contact Jonathon on +353749194444.

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel

The Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel offers a dreamy setting for winter weddings. Crackling open fires, the flickers and glow of candlelight, long flowing dresses in the depth of the night. Effortlessly elegant with fireplaces in almost every room, glistening chandeliers, candelabras and magical festive lighting that is truly delightful. Winter weddings are a time for loved ones to gather and celebrate the lifelong commitment of two friends, drawn together in the warmth and scents of mulled wine, succulent foods, good company and fine wines. The cold outside is a welcome paradox that makes for warm wedding bliss. St. Helen’s is an equally magnificent and romantic venue.

Spring sees the flourish of colour and life in the gardens of this luxury mansion house. By summer the national monument is opening its doors and French windows, to include these beautifully manicured gardens into every celebration. Guests enjoy cocktails & canapes against the gracious backdrop of the lovingly restored baroque gardens. The Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, a combination of historic splendour with present-day comforts, is a venue for all seasons.

County Arms Hotel

The four-star County Arms Hotel is beautifully situated on a nine acre estate in the Heritage town of Birr. A superbly restored Georgian house, the hotel is run by the Loughnane family who place utmost importance on quality of food and service.

Family run since 1962, the County Arms Hotel is well known for providing the perfect wedding setting. The stunning gardens offer an ideal backdrop for the most important photographs of your life. An archway of roses leads to Ireland’s only restored gazebo, housing vines in the summer and autumn months. Dating back over 200 years, the walled garden includes some of the property’s original stone-walls and garden gate.

At the County Arms Hotel, a great emphasis is placed on food. The elaborate evening buffet is hugely popular. A choice of banqueting suites for up to 350 guests can be catered for in the Moorpark Ballroom with private bar, smoking courtyard and reception lobby. A variety of smaller suites in the Original Georgian House are ideal for your civil ceremony and more intimate wedding receptions of up to 95 guests. The Loughnane family provides complete exclusivity to one wedding per day.

Georgian Bridal Suites in the main house include features such as a four poster bed or free standing bath, double Jacuzzi, separate living room, and breath-taking floor-to-ceiling Georgian windows. Within 90 minutes of Dublin, the County Arms Hotel Birr is the number one choice for weddings in The Midlands region.

No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place

If you are looking for a romantic venue in the heart of Dublin, look no further than No. 25. Located on Fitzwilliam Place, one of Dublin’s most elegant streets on the famous ‘Georgian Mile’, No. 25 caters for intimate city wedding receptions and civil ceremonies for up to 60 guests.

Each floor encapsulates a classic yet contemporary style with impeccably restored Georgian features highlighting the property’s original period heritage. The perfect location for couples who want to have a city-based wedding, the stunning mansion house boasts a choice of exquisite private rooms, sumptuous fine dining menus and warm, attentive service, ideal for couples looking for an intimate and unique venue.

The team of experts will ensure that your bespoke wedding is designed to cater for your every need, allowing you to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful day. Together with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator, Banqueting Manager and Executive Chef, your wedding will be one to remember. No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place is also conveniently located just a short distance from the Registry Office on Grand Canal Street. Whether you choose to have just your reception with No. 25, or both your ceremony and reception, the building holds everything the modern wedding couple could dream of for their sophisticated and romantic day.

Blackrock Castle Observatory

Built in the 16th Century, Blackrock Castle is a boutique wedding venue with a view unlike any other – overlooking Cork Harbour! Lovingly restored and steeped in history, Blackrock Castle caters for bespoke weddings in a warm and relaxed environment. No two weddings are the same, so if individuality is high on your wish list, Blackrock Castle is the perfect space to put your own stamp on your ceremony.

For the most important day of your lives, you will enjoy exclusive-use of the castle, with the venue’s on-site specialist Events Coordinator consulting with you throughout your journey to ensure everything runs seamlessly. For groups of up to 100 guests, The Forum & Long Room is situated in the main castle building. While up to 25 of your loved ones can be accommodated in the intimate Fireplace Lobby to witness you and your partner exchange vows. From June to August, only evening ceremonies are hosted at the castle, meaning you can take advantage of the extraordinary summer light for those all-important wedding photos.

To arrange a venue tour or for more information, please call the team on 021 4326120 or email info@bco.ie.

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

The four-star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel offers a range of beautiful and luxurious packages in one of the finest venues on Dublin’s doorstep. Your wedding day ought to be everything you have ever dreamed of and more. The expert Wedding Team understand that achieving the WOW factor is vital.

As a family-run establishment, the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel guarantees only one wedding per day, priding themselves on providing a personal touch. You can relax in the knowledge that your dedicated Wedding Coordinator, along with the experienced staff will guide you through every detail, up until and during your special day.

Honored to host your civil wedding ceremony, the room will be beautifully dressed, creating a warm and elegant ambience for the most important element of the day – the vows. Every last petal and bow in the ballroom can be tailored to your exact needs. Catering from 30 to 300 guests, the magnificent suite is stylish and contemporary, complementing the taste of the modern wedding couple.

Clayton Hotel Galway

Modern, elegant and dreamy. The team at Clayton Hotel Galway know exactly how important choosing your wedding location is, and this multi-award-winning venue is about to make your life a bit easier! If it is professional service, attention to detail, and the personal touch you are looking for, then you will definitely fall in love with the four-star Clayton Hotel Galway.

Located only minutes from the beautiful city of Galway, this modern and contemporary hotel caters for up to 450 guests. The expert team, along with their Specialist Wedding Planner Karina Duffy, will give you and your loved ones undivided attention at all times.

After your delectable arrivals reception, where the resident pianist will serenade your guests, you will be whisked away to the romantic Clayton Ballroom. With interchangeable ceiling lights, you choose the colour scheme that best suits your day. The ballroom can also be divided in two sections, depending on your numbers. You could even have your civil ceremony on one side and seamlessly move to your reception space only a couple of feet away. Wine, dine and enjoy this amazing venue.

Your first night as a married couple in the Clayton Presidential Suite will be second to none. Overlooking Galway Racecourse, perched at the peak of the hotel, this magnificent suite features a 180 degree sheltered terrace, panoramic floor to ceiling windows, a luxurious living room and a uniquely designed open-plan marble bathroom.

The team at Clayton Hotel Galway have established themselves as the perfect venue to host your special day, with their award-winning titles being a testament to their stellar service. These include ‘Wedding Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught’ and ‘Wedding Venue Coordinator of the Year’ to name a few.

If you would like more information on Clayton Hotel Galway, please contact their Wedding Planner Karina Duffy today on 091 721900 or email kduffy@claytonhotels.com.

Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Heralded as one of the most romantic hotels for weddings in Cork, The Maryborough Hotel is set in a magical location for celebrating one of the most important days of your life. Every detail of your Maryborough wedding is considered and every expectation exceeded with the renowned service and iconic elegance for which the hotel has long been known. This landmark hotel is the perfect place for the perfect beginning.

Standing majestically in an oasis of calm, The Maryborough captures a seamless blend of the contemporary and the traditional, ensuring an ideal combination of old fashioned values with modern sophistication.

For the most dramatic receptions, the purpose-built Orangery is a romantic and enchanting setting. Draped with blossoms, vines and twinkling fairy lights, it is discreet and decadent. With glass frontage onto the 300 year old listed gardens, the Orangery is also perfect for an intimate and exclusive civil ceremony. For Summer weddings, the Orangery is an extension of the gardens, while Winter weddings are guaranteed a dreamy mystical wonderland.

Weddings at The Maryborough are unique and bespoke, creating a celebration that reflects who you are. The team continually strives to evolve and improve. Welcoming weddings for 20 years, each with treasured memories, every last detail of your special day will be taken care of to ensure the very best start to your happy ending.

Ciara Moore

Ciara Moore is the Blog Editor & Social Media Manager at WeddingDates HQ. Anything you want to know about weddings and what is on trend - she's your woman!

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