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9 Wedding Venues With A Ridiculously Breath-Taking View

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So it’s only fitting that you choose a setting that complements such a momentous occasion. A wow factor location will not only impress your guests, it will provide a unique and breathtaking backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

From whimsical waterside settings to Ireland’s rugged landscape looming in the background, these are some of our favourite wedding venues with a view around the country.

Lough Erne Resort

Nestled on a 600 acre peninsula between Lower Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, Lough Erne Resort is the ideal venue for your wedding in Northern Ireland. With breath-taking views and manicured grounds, the resort provides the picture perfect background for your stunning wedding photos. Whether you dream of a large wedding of up to 300 guests or a more intimate affair, the resort’s newly refurbished Ross Suite is simply stunning. The suite has recently undergone a complete redesign to create a modern and elegant space for your special day. A beautiful private outdoor terrace means your guests are sure to delight in the fabulous views across Castle Hume Lough. The resort’s one wedding per day policy ensures the focus of the day is entirely on you.

Acclaimed chef Noel McMeel and his culinary team are passionate about providing pure excellence, and have created a bespoke collection of wedding menus made with the finest local ingredients. Indulge your taste buds as you sample their sumptuous menu. The Thai Spa and two spectacular golf courses provide the perfect opportunity to relax with your friends and family when the celebrations are over.

Sneem Hotel

Nestled amongst the quiet and unspoiled landscape of the Ring of Kerry, the four-star Sneem Hotel sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The leading choice for destination weddings, the hotel boasts a number of luxurious accommodation options for your guests; including on-site apartments. Friends and family can bask in the picturesque setting and charming character of the pretty village of Sneem whilst availing of its many amenities such as kayaking and seaside walkways.

Overlooking spectacular views of the Kerry Mountains and Kenmare Bay, the elegant and stylish ballroom caters for up to 300 guests comfortably. Featuring glistening chandeliers and full length windows, the grand space is bathed in natural sunlight and directly opens out on to a beautiful sun-kissed terrace. The perfect spot for a relaxing arrival drinks reception, it is a photographer’s dream backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with unspoilt views over Oysterhaven Bay, The Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa offers an outstanding setting to capture your dream wedding.

Catering for weddings between 40 and 240 guests, the property’s winding woodland entrance will lead you to the lobby of the hotel where the team will greet you and your guests with a warm welcome. The newly refurbished Rathmore Suite is a tranquil space, perfect for an intimate civil ceremony or blessing. Alternatively, why not avail of The Macdonald Kinsale Hotel’s spectacular location by opting for a romantic outdoor ceremony with breathtaking views along the starting point of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Catering for just one wedding per day, the dedicated team will assure you of the ultimate in personal attention and service that is akin to a luxury four-star hotel.

The Lodge At Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding. Dating from 1865, the main house was originally the home of Ashford Castle’s Estate Manager and has been tastefully restored with a new courtyard wing added to increase the bedrooms to fifty including fabulous suites.

With spectacular views of Lough Corrib, it truly is a hidden gem in the heart of Mayo, only 40 minutes drive from Galway city. It’s a wedding photographers dream destination. This destination wedding venue is ideal for couples from all over the country. Book one of the best wedding hotels in Mayo and ensure all your dreams come true on your big day.

The opulent Harbour Room with its elegant Chandeliers and panoramic views of Lough Corrib and Kinlough Woods are all guaranteed to add to the magic off your special day. Our Lake View Junior Harbour Room can also host a wedding of up to 30 guests and has its own private bar with and an outdoor patio area leading from it. Impeccably manicured lawns surround The Lodge at Ashford Castle and can accommodate an idyllic outdoor drinks reception while setting the ideal scene for your photography.

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Dingle is a truly wonderful wedding destination and the stunning Dingle Skellig Hotel has limited prime dates remaining for summer 2018. With packages starting from only €60.00 per person, their experienced team will guide you on every aspect of your wedding planning. Their selection of packages, created using the very best of local produce, offer you and your guests a culinary experience like no other. Boasting panoramic views across Dingle Bay, the Skellig Suite can accommodate up to 250 guests, making it one of the most breathtaking locations in Ireland. Opening out on to the unique Sun Terrace, landscaped gardens lead directly down to the shore.

The perfect location for your ceremony, the hotel has a number of indoor and outdoor settings to choose from, all overlooking the rugged Wild Atlantic landscape. Dingle itself is a dream destination for wedding celebrations, with easy access for guests and home to some of the most outstanding scenery in Ireland. National Geographic has described it as ‘The most beautiful place on Earth’. To find out further information or to book a consultation email weddings@dingleskellig.com or call 066 915 0200.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Overlooking two magnificent stretches of Blue Flag beach, just outside the pretty heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a glorious spot for a wedding.

The hotel’s newly-refurbished ballroom is a breathtaking space filled with natural light. Soft seashore tones of blue and grey exude a serene atmosphere and fresh style throughout, while bleached timber and golden touches bring the stunning seaside scenery indoors. Hypnotic ocean views will have your guests in awe through every stage of your special day. From menus full of locally-sourced ingredients to the stunning sights and fresh sea air along the property’s beautiful stretch of coastline.

The warmth and hospitality of the staff at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is evident in their weddings – from the moment of enquiry right through to your big day, the hotel’s dedicated team of organisers are by your side every step of the way.

Renvyle House Hotel

Renvyle House is an historic, four star, country house situated on a 150 acre estate on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Connemara. First opened as an hotel in 1883, it has been looking after guests for generations. The house retains its old world charms whilst providing all the comforts of a modern hotel.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way which provides stunning scenery and beautiful places to visit. The hotel grounds include a private lake, a beach, woodlands and gardens. There are also numerous leisure facilities including fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, kayaking and croquet for your guests to enjoy.

The management team are aware of just how demanding it can be organising your wedding day and will be on hand to assist you every step of the way. All you need do is relax and enjoy your special day.

Clayton Hotel Limerick

Clayton Hotel Limerick is famous for its waterfront suite, romantic, elegant ambience; exquisite food and excellent service. Make your wedding day a celebration which will be remembered forever.

The beautifully appointed Pegasus Suite is flooded with daylight from windows that stretch from ceiling to floor and provide the most amazing views of the River Shannon. The room lends itself beautifully to an intimate gathering, a civil ceremony or a more traditional day coupled with long established standards of excellent service and attention to details makes Clayton Hotel Limerick the perfect venue for your wedding.

The Pegasus Suite also boasts warmly lit, heated balconies with comfortable seating allowing you and your guests to enjoy the twinkling city landscape by night. For the grand finale, organise a magical display of fireworks in the distance as you toast the beginning of a new chapter in your lives together.

Eccles Hotel

A seafront wedding venue steeped in 250 years of history, heritage style and romance. Since 1745 Eccles Hotel has been welcoming wedding couples to this idyllic part of West Cork. With views over the beautiful Glengarriff Harbour, this is a wedding venue like no other.

Just 30 minutes’ drive from the stunning St. Finbarr’s Church in Gougane Barra, arrive to a very warm welcome at The Eccles where the team will help you create memories of a lifetime. From your first enquiry to when the final guest departs and everything in between, the hotel’s wedding coordinator, Rose, is there to ensure that your special day runs smoothly. The seasonal wedding menus and drinks reception include locally sourced food, from West Cork Artisan food producers.

The newly refurbished bridal suite ‘The Yeats Suite’ will be reserved for the happy couple with breakfast in bed the following morning, you can dine in the suite or sit out on your own private balcony and take in the views of the stunning Glengarriff Harbour whilst enjoying your first morning coffee as a married couple.

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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