Shearwater Hotel

Quit Stressing: 9 Venues Catering For Larger Numbers

Hallelujah! There is a God.

Estimating your guest list numbers during the initial planning stages has caused many a fight between newly-engaged couples. Especially if you both have a rather large extended family and a big base of friends.

Well, it’s time to quit stressing, because these venues are pros at hosting big celebrations! You definitely won’t be stressing over final numbers, so just relax and enjoy your journey to the altar.

The Johnstown Estate

Where Georgian Splendor meets modern elegance. Set on 120 acres of private parkland and overlooking the River Blackwater, your guests can enjoy a scenic stroll around The Johnstown Estate whilst awaiting your arrival.

Only 35 minutes from Dublin city, this wedding venue is a welcome retreat away from the hustle and bustle of The Big Smoke. The team makes one simple promise to all their wedding guests – to provide you with comfort and sophistication on your special wedding day and make it the most memorable day of your life. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it!?

Capacity: 350

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Shearwater Hotel & Spa

Home to the West’s most tranquil and serene spa facilities – the perfect opportunity to unwind in the days ahead of your special day.

Weddings are a passion for Karyn and the team at the Shearwater Hotel, and they strive to take away all the stress involved in planning a larger wedding. The stunning ballroom features a wall to wall glass backdrop that opens out to a private outdoor seating area which is the ideal spot to mingle with some of your guests during the warmer summer months.

Capacity: 450

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Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa

The Hillgrove Hotel is just all-round impressive. Not only does the wedding venue boast three banqueting suites catering for 900 guests, it has the most EPIC photo prop for couples to strike a pose on! Your guests are guaranteed to be lining up for a selfie on the glamorous and gigantic pink armchair at the entrance of the hotel.

Capacity: 900

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Rochestown Park Hotel

With over 25 years of experience, the team at Rochestown Park Hotel are pros when it comes to managing larger guest lists. The hotel’s dedicated Wedding Managers exceed expectations every time, from the initial planning stages, assisting with your seating plan and all those little details.

The hotel’s reputation for excellent cuisine surpasses itself, and you can rest easy in the knowledge that each banquet meal is sleek and smooth-running. With a range of competitively priced menus, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

Capacity: 400

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Red Cow Moran Hotel

The gateway to the wedding of your dreams – quite literally! The Red Cow Moran Hotel is renowned for its easily accessible and convenient location. Situated just off Dublin’s M50 and N7, this is the perfect spot if you have family and friends travelling from around the country to share your special day. Not to mention its close proximity to Dublin Airport for out-of-town guests who may be flying in.

The luxurious and spacious new ballroom, complete with on-trend chiavari chairs, is classically beautiful. While the modern rooms and ample onsite parking makes this a major coup for Dublin wedding couples looking to accommodate their nearest and dearest.

Capacity: 550

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Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre Waterford

Oh how we love the sunny South-East. Weddings at the Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre Waterford are a speciality, offering both quality and value. With seriously chic and contemporary interiors, it enjoys a prime city-centre location overlooking the marina.

The hotel hosts one wedding per day, so you and your extensive guest list will have the team’s undivided attention at all times. The dedicated Wedding Coordinator, Deirdre Byrne, will advise on which suite would cater best to your ceremony numbers and offer expert advice throughout your planning process.

Capacity: 330

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Charleville Park Hotel

The perfect base for guests travelling from Limerick and Cork. The Charleville Park Hotel is the top choice locally for a host of family celebrations. The team will be honored and delighted to make your dream wedding a reality. The private bar in the newly-refurbished Deerpark Suite will allow all of your guests enjoy the festivities in one space.

Capacity: 450

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The Heights Hotel Killarney

A hotspot for tourism along The Wild Atlantic Way, your wedding party certainly won’t be bored during their stay in the popular town of Killarney.

Family run and full of heart. A warm welcome and unparalleled standards of service awaits your big day at The Heights Hotel Killarney. Let their family look after your own as you enjoy views across the majestic Flesk Valley from The Mangerton Suite ballroom. Sounds picture perfect for a wedding!

Capacity: 370

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County Arms Hotel

A hidden gem in the heart of Ireland, the four-star County Arms Hotel has recently undergone a period of extensive redevelopment. Its plush interiors and luxurious surroundings are sure to WOW your nearest and dearest.

Numerous generations of the same family have entrusted their special day to the Loughnane family over the past 52 years. The team are committed to delivering an unforgettable experience, so you and your loved ones will have treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Capacity: 350

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