Druids Glen

Escape From The City:
10 Venues Within One Hour Of Dublin

Sick of the manic rush and constant commuter chaos that comes with living in a large city?

A quiet haven away from the bright lights, a wedding venue boasting a relaxing atmosphere with zero stress sounds pretty much perfect.

Right on Dublin’s doorstep are a number of stunning settings where you can enjoy beautiful scenery, easy transport links for guests and impeccable service.

Druids Glen

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort

Only 30 minutes drive from the capital and 15 minutes from the M50, Druids Glen has all the feels when it comes to stunning scenery. Nestled in 400 acres between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, the spectacular landscape is a dream backdrop for wedding photographs.

Weddings at this five-star sanctuary offer a service that is second to none. Your wishlist will be taken care of by the dedicated team to ensure your day is spectacular in every way possible.

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Annebrook House Hotel

Where modern elegance meets vintage beauty, the old world charm of the original Annebrook House evokes a sense of whimsical romance. Right in the heart of Mullingar town, a hidden gem awaits on your dream day. Overlooking 10 acres of parkland, where the River Brosna runs through, offering a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography.

Food is the talking point of every wedding for weeks after, the team understands this and top notch cuisine is a priority at all weddings. The hotel’s Head Chef is the secret behind the magic, using local produce and only Westmeath cuts of beef (his braised beef dish is the stuff of legends)!

The team would like to invite you to their upcoming Autumn Wedding Fayre on Sunday 9th of October from 2-6pm. View the venue in all its glory and sample some delicious canapés while enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. The area’s top wedding suppliers will be in attendance on the day.

Annebrook House Hotel’s Wedding Coordinator, Ciara Slammon, is bursting with enthusiasm and passion. From the early stages of brainstorming to helping with those all-important final details, she is on hand to help each couple through their journey and confidently deliver their dream day. She will be delighted to meet with you on the day to kick-start your planning.

Call Ciara on 044 9353300, Ext 2 or email events@annebrook.ie for more details.

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CityNorth Hotel

Located on the M1 Dublin to Belfast route, the CityNorth Hotel boasts ample parking facilities and offers a 24 hour shuttle bus service to and from Dublin airport for guests. Perfect for out-of-town family and friends who may be flying in to share your special day.

With a reputation for warm hospitality, the elegant Somerville Suites can cater for up to 350 people. You most certainly won’t be worrying about final guest numbers at this spacious venue! The hotel’s wow-factor feature is a private lavender garden situated in an enclosed courtyard. Here, the newlyweds can capture pictures and enjoy a few precious moments alone before joining their nearest and dearest to continue the party.

Join the team for their Wedding Showcase on Sunday 20th November from 2-5pm. Set for a wedding, the suite will be decorated by WOW Weddings and Flowers Now, so you can envision your perfect day.

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Kingswood House

Something unique and totally different for the couple who likes to make a statement. If the standard ballroom wedding isn’t your style, the brand new New York style loft at Kingswood House will be right up your street.

A rustic yet modern venue, this space will equally suit a glamorous black tie theme or a chilled out bohemian vibe. On-trend chiavari chairs, exposed brick-work, neutral tones and romantic candlelight creates a blank canvas for you to put your own stamp on your party. This diamond is a welcome find on the edge of Dublin for those seeking an intimate setting for up to 130 guests.

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

With a sweeping tree-lined driveway, the Castle stands majestically over its 21 acre demesne of mature formal gardens, making any arrival an unforgettable one. Only minutes from Dublin, this beautiful Georgian manor house boasts striking features inside. The Drawing Room with its rich cream & gold tones and ornate high ceiling featuring a stunning Waterford Crystal chandelier is a stunning space for your civil ceremony.

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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!?

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Parkview Hotel

Only 30 minutes from Dublin, the Parkview Hotel has it all from city chic to country convenience. Here you will find homely comforts and an inviting atmosphere. Winter weddings at the hotel are simply magical, twinkling fairy lights will adorn the banqueting suite creating a romantic ambiance that will make your heart sing.

Fantastic reviews from past wedding couples are a testament to the team, with many praising the hotel’s Wedding Coordinator, Nicole, for her personal approach and support on the day.

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Clanard Court Hotel

Top rated wedding venue in Kildare for three years running, the Clanard Court has just launched a fabulous series of themed wedding packages. Fancy a sprinkle of Hollywood Glamour, Retro Vintage, or are you inspired by Italian Dolce Vita? Or maybe you would like to add some seasonal touches to your big day?

Your day will be tailor-made and one-of-a-kind by adding some fun food options to match your wedding style. The hotel even has its own resident Alpacas who are happy to pose for any wedding photo backdrop with a difference!

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Barberstown Castle

A 700-year-old Irish castle fit for a fairytale wedding. The privately owned venue boasts all those regal details for a grand wedding day filled with heritage; including luxe four-poster beds, roaring log fires, romantic candlelight and gothic inspired interiors.

The impressive Ancient Halls boast fabulous pieces of art, intricately detailed and carved furniture, old world wooden beams and period style chandeliers. Simply oozing character and class.

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Cliff At Lyons

The enchanting surroundings at the Cliff at Lyons are a sight to behold! The Mill is a spectacular double height space with soothing sounds of the cascading waterfall in the background as you exchange vows.

While the rustic Dovetail Cottage – home to four pairs of white doves, adds an extra special fairytale element. Just 30 minutes from Dublin, the village is an idyllic hideaway for your festivities with family and friends.

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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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