Ireland made history by voting to make all its citizens equal on May 22nd. Irish people united with a resounding voice and set an example to other countries around the world telling them we support every human being’s equal right to marry the person they love.
So, we decided to celebrate by counting down our top ten gay wedding venues around the Emerald Isle.
The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
Looking for a show-stopping venue to wow your guests? Look no further than Dublin’s prestigious Shelbourne Hotel with its distinguished address on St. Stephen’s Green. Timeless elegance is the call of the day at this glamorous jewel making it the perfect choice for your luxury wedding.
The Glenview Hotel, Wicklow
In keeping with one of this year’s biggest trends, The Glenview Hotel is our favourite choice for a romantic outdoor affair. Nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Glen of the Downs, the beautiful landscaped gardens overlooking the rolling hills of the famous Wicklow Mountains makes it the perfect location for informal and outdoor ceremonies.
Solis Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
Lough Eske Castle is the ultimate choice for a luxury getaway for you and your guests. Celebrate your nuptials at this award-winning venue set on hundreds of acres of unspoilt woodland. Your pals certainly won’t be bored with plenty of top golf courses nearby and some of the best surfing areas in the world.
Langton House Hotel, Kilkenny
There is nothing small about this gem set right in the heart of Kilkenny. Langton House Hotel offers a wide variety of venues for your big day, leaving you spoilt for choice. The hotel’s ballroom boasts 20ft ceilings, ornate cornicing and hand painted silk wallpaper. Its latest addition, Bridie’s Bar and General Store, makes this hotel a great all-rounder with facilities to continue the celebrations the following day.
The g hotel, Galway
The g will make you and your other half feel like A-list stars on your special day. This hotel is perfect for the fashionista couple looking for contemporary luxury with a twist. Designed by Ireland’s own Philip Treacy with a 1920s art deco scheme, it really is Galway’s shining star.
The Bayview Hotel, Cork
Looking for a room with a view? The Bayview Hotel in East Cork is set high above the bay of Ballycotton with stunning ocean views. It also offers the hotel on an exclusive basis ensuring staff can dedicate all their attention to you and your partner.
Mount Falcon Hotel, Mayo
A mulled wine reception with roaring turf fires makes Mount Falcon our top pick for a winter wonderland wedding. Steeped in history, the original house dates back to 1871 and the estate offers unique photo opportunities with over 100 acres of parkland and a lake.
Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Offaly
Dreams really do come true at this enchanted Irish castle dating back to the 13th century. The renowned wedding team are on hand to help with every detail of your big day. You can just relax and say ‘I do’.
Faithlegg House Hotel, Waterford
Pamper your wedding party at the Faithlegg House Hotel. Its tranquil setting including an 18 hole golf course and beauty centre will ensure your guests can unwind in the run-up to the big day.
The Sneem Hotel, Kerry
Located in the heart of the Ring of Kerry, the Kerry Mountains provide the perfect backdrop at Sneem Hotel. The charming village and stunning scenery will have your guests talking about its magical setting for years to come.