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12 Breathtaking + Unique Wedding Photography Locations In Munster

From world-famous heritage sites to a few hidden and unconventional gems. If you’re looking to sneak away for an hour to enjoy an intimate newlywed photo session, these are some of our favourite wedding photography locations in Munster, including a few snaps from our own Real Wedding couples!

Gougane Barra

Gougane Barra is beautifully wild and full of magic. It is a breathtaking location for an intimate ceremony in the chapel, followed by a photo session amidst the lush green valley.

Venues Nearby: Castle Hotel Macroom, Eccles Hotel.

Waterford City

Couples getting married in the heart of the city often worry about the lack of gardens or gorgeous grounds for wedding photos. But you may be surprised what hidden gems lie around each street corner. Get creative with your photographer and use your imagination. Waterford City boasts some seriously cool graffiti backdrops that suit the edgy and modern couple perfectly.

Venues Nearby: Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre Waterford.

The Old Head + Kinsale Town

A stunning headland jutting out into the sea with sprawling views of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no wonder The Old Head is famed worldwide. Not only is Kinsale the foodie capital of Ireland, it’s also home to a fantastic array of wedding venues. If a jaunt to The Old Head doesn’t fit into your wedding day itinerary, the winding streets of Kinsale offer a colourful setting for your photo session.

Venues Nearby: MacDonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa, Actons of Kinsale; Trident Hotel Kinsale, Ballinacurra House.

Cliffs Of Moher + The Burren

Nowhere in the world can compare to the sight of The Cliffs of Moher behind you! Annually, hundreds of thousands flock from far and wide to witness the dramatic and rugged landscape – and we are fortunate enough to have it on our very own doorstep.

Venues Nearby: Falls Hotel & Spa, Armada Hotel, Hotel Woodstock, The Lakeside Hotel, Lady Gregory Hotel, Auburn Lodge Hotel.

Cork City

How amazing is that view from Clayton Hotel Cork City!? The ‘Real Capital’ is killing it when it comes to wedding photo backdrops. From the downright wacky to the utterly romantic. Our favourites in the city center include Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City Gaol and The English Market to name a few.

Venues Nearby: St Peter’s Cork, The Metropole Hotel, Clayton Hotel Cork City, Imperial Hotel Cork, Ambassador Hotel & Health Club, The Kingsley.

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir

A delightful cottage built in the 1800s, The Swiss Cottage gives us serious Hansel and Gretal vibes. It’s straight out of a fairytale fable!

Venues Nearby: Kilshane House, Raheen House Hotel.

Dingle Bay + Dingle Town

Venues Nearby: Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The Milk Market, Limerick

An out-of-the-box choice for the foodie couple getting married in Limerick City. If you’re having an early civil or church ceremony, make a quick pit-stop here to take a stroll through the Milk Market and sample some of the stalls. Your photographer will capture some wonderfully natural shots here.

Venues Nearby: Clayton Hotel Limerick.

Doneraile Park

A splendid spot in North Cork, bursting with mature foliage, adorable herds of deer and blooms, Doneraile Park is super convenient for weddings taking place on the Cork/Limerick county boundary.

Venues Nearby: Springfort Hall Hotel & Country House, Charleville Park Hotel.

West Cork

One of the most spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty on earth, there was simply too many hot-spots in West Cork to choose from, so we decided to just go with the area as a whole. From the Ring of Beara to Lough Hyne and Lissard Gardens, couples hosting a local or destination wedding in West Cork will be spoiled for choice.

Venues Nearby: The West Cork Hotel, Celtic Ross Hotel, Eccles Hotel, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.

Jameson Distillery Midleton

One that many couples marrying in the area might not think of initially, the Jameson Distillery Midleton is open to newlyweds looking for a more quirky photo backdrop. While there, why not organise a souvenir in the form of a bottle of whiskey labelled with your wedding date!?

Venues Nearby: Midleton Park Hotel, Raddison Blu Hotel & Spa Cork, Garryvoe Hotel, Barnabrow Country House.


A stunning view for those tying the knot along the Ring of Kerry. The area is blessed with some of the finest beaches in the county, a pretty as a picture village and looming mountains in the distance – an idyllic formula for a wow factor wedding album.

Venues Nearby: Sneem Hotel.

Image Credits: 1) Gougane Barra – Andrew O’ Dwyer Photography; 2) Waterford City Real Wedding – Golden Moments Photography; 3) Kinsale – Aspect Photography; 4 + 5) The Cliffs of Moher – Mrs Redhead Photography; 6) The Burren – Yvonne Vaughan Photography; 7 + 8) Cork City – Andrew O’ Dwyer Photography; 9 + 10) Doneraile Park – Sean Clarke Photography.

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