Your Guide To Tying The Knot In The Sunny South East

Famous for its vibrant towns, rural landscapes, and coastal villages, Ireland’s Sunny South East will set an unforgettable scene for you I do’s.

Whether your fantasy involves a backdrop of craggy coastline, rolling hills or a growing city you’re sure to find a venue that boasts everything you’re searching for. We’ve decided to make your search a bit simpler by introducing some fabulous locations that are ready and willing to host your special day. There’s something for every couple from castle romance to modern luxury, so let one of these beauties in the Sunny South East work their magic on your wedding day.

Talbot Hotel Wexford

Civil Ceremonies have become increasingly popular with couples and they are a beautiful intimate service that can be tailored to exactly what you require. At the Talbot Hotel Wexford, our experienced Wedding Team work closely with you to ensure your special day turns from a dream into a reality. The Hotel has a number of stunning Ceremony Suites suitable for either a large gathering or a more intimate affair. They can also cater for the reception afterwards – all under the one roof!

Any of our wonderful wedding packages can be customised to include a civil ceremony and all ceremonies include a complimentary floral centrepiece, red carpet aisle, a floral arch, cherry blossom trees,
chair covers and bows, along with your own personal background music. If you would like to meet the dedicated team, please contact Rebecca or Aoife by calling 053 91 22566 or visit

Waterford Castle Hotel

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Ireland’s only Island Castle is set on an enchanted 310-acre private Island in Ireland’s Ancient East. The Island Resort’s 16th Century Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality. The luxury resort provides security and privacy like few other destinations, located minutes from Waterford city and 90 mins from Dublin / Cork.

The massive studded oak doors welcome you as you make your entry surrounded by the Castle’s 800-year history. Within the carved stone and wood-panelled Hall, you’ll take a step into back into a bygone era. The castle offers 5 suites and 14 guest rooms decorated with elegant and authentic period decor blended with all the modern comforts you would expect from a world-class hotel.

The Munster Rooms and Conservatory offer the perfect location for a grand celebration with the ability to accommodate up to 120 guests. You’ll be spoiled when it comes to your wedding photos. Capture memories in the lush gardens, on the great lawn, in front of the 16th century Castle and the surrounding River Suir. The award-winning wedding coordinators will be on hand to manage every detail of your wedding planning from beginning to end.

Clanard Court Hotel

Say your I do’s in the heart of Kildare. Clanard Court Hotel is a countryside gem oozing with rural enchantment.

The family-run, award-winning venue offers exceptional service from a devoted team that simply adore weddings. They specialize in tailor-made wedding days, providing everything you’ve ever imagined for your special day. With their one wedding per day policy, you’re sure to get the royal treatment.

The crystal-chandeliered Garden Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 260 guests, will set the tone for ultimate romance leaving guests in awe as they enter for your reception. With its floor to ceiling windows, you’ll have a stunning view and access to the idyllic private gardens beyond. For Civil Ceremonies and Blessings you can choose The Fitzgerald Suite, ideal for larger ceremonies, or the Duke of Leinster Suite which is perfect for a more intimate celebration.


Clayton Whites Hotel

Your Wedding Day is one of the most memorable days of your life and the wedding team at Clayton Whites Hotel are focused on ensuring that it will be a day a happy couple will never forget.

The hotel is an institution in Wexford town and, over the years, generations of the same families have married and enjoyed family celebrations in it. As the team in the hotel says, while the building may have changed, the ethos of outstanding service remains the same.

With a dedicated wedding team in place, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of Wexford town and boasts facilities that can cater for any type of wedding a couple could dream of. The hotel ballroom is extremely versatile and the hotel offers wonderful backdrops for photographs as well as being close to many scenic Wexford locations.

As weddings have now become two and possibly three-day events, Clayton Whites Hotel is an ideal venue as it can offer a number of courtyards for BBQs and chilled out after parties for guests both the day before and after the wedding.

In recent times, the Bridal Suite has been refurbished and now boasts its own balcony and floor to ceiling windows that command a spectacular view over Wexford Harbour – on a fine day, it is possible to see as far as Curracloe.

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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