Ireland offers some of the most beautiful wedding venues you could ever find. From rustic barns, grand stately homes to secret gardens. If you are looking for a unique venue to say, ‘I do,’ then look no further than this list.
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We have put together 10 of the best secret wedding venues in Ireland to inspire you.
1. Larchfield Estate, Co. Antrim
This venue has it all, from walled garden, to glass greenhouse, barn, and stables. There are a variety of options, with this venue able to cater for small parties to up to 150 guests.
This truly is a countryside haven, offering you the best the Antrim countryside has to offer. It will make for some jaw-dropping wedding photos and will leave your guests wondering why they didn’t have their wedding here!
2. Fanningstown Castle, Co. Limerick
This is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding in Ireland. Situated in the Limerick countryside, close to Shannon airport, this castle boasts an impressive history dating back to the 12th century.
This venue has been converted into a private house, ideal for a small atmospheric wedding. The perfect Irish elopement, this castle offers you several reception rooms, an outdoor dining space and picturesque gardens that will make the perfect wedding snap.
Do you want to have the reign of your own island on your special day? This private island estate offers you plenty of scenic locations including a boathouse, walled garden, sunken gardens and woodlands for the perfect backdrop to your special day.
4. Cliff at Lyons, Co. Kildare
Celebrate your union at this idyllic rural retreat. Boasting plenty of picturesque backdrops from the Orangery to the Mill.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for your ceremony. To top it all off, the courtyard even has four white doves which can be set free once you seal your union with a kiss.
5. Drenagh Estate, Co. Derry
Drenagh Estate is a spectacular location located on the north coast. This hidden treasure offers a boho feel Moon Garden with old stones and hanging plants, or you can use the dramatic luxury of the country house.
If you fancy a big party after your ceremony you can use a marquee in the Secret Garden, which holds between 100 – 200 guests.
6. Riverdale Barn, Co. Armagh
Pick this spot for a cozy, rustic vibe. You can get married in The Arches, a barn which has views out towards the pond through glass ‘airing holes.’
Not only that but open the double doors and you have a large deck, over-the-water where you can enjoy the stillness of the pond and get some unique wedding snaps.
7. The Carriage Rooms, Montalto Estate, Co. Down
You can say I do in one of Irelan’s most premier private estates. Enjoy the luxury and attention to detail in this unique space created in the Victorian former stable and carriage rooms of the grand estate.
You will have a variety of locations to choose from including the main banqueting hall with is industrial exposed brick walls, the sawmill, and tranquil walled gardens. The ideal escape for a truly rustic, bohemian style wedding.
8. Mussenden Temple, Co. Derry
This showstopping location is the most breathtaking place to get married. Situated on a cliff edge with sea views, you will feel as if you have stepped back into time once you enter this quirky building.
The design is based on the Temple of Vesta in Italy and was originally built as a library used for secret romances. This iconic building can accommodate up to 100 guests for a ceremony and you can even arrange to enjoy a drinks reception afterward.
9. Smock Allet Theatre, Dublin
If you want a Dublin city wedding then look no further than Smock Alley Theatre. This well-known theatre recently underwent renovation and offers you a blank canvas for your big day.
he epic Banquet Hall is truly a sight to behold, it boasts exposed brick walls, an ornate plasterwork ceiling and stained glass windows from the theatre’s past life as a church. In this venue, you really are free to experiment and create the wedding of your dreams.
10. Killruddery, Co. Wicklow
Located on the outskirts of Bray, Kilruddery is a historic estate where one of Ireland’s last aristocratic families, the Earl and Countess of Meath live.
The house is built in the style of Victorian Gothic and the Orangery is newly available for wedding ceremonies and event. A truly unique estate that would give Downtown Abbey a run for its money.
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