|Venue type||Outdoor, Historic Ruin, Castle|
|Features||Ocean View, Cliffs|
|Nearest airport||64km, Shannon|
An interesting legend says that an old sea-witch, Mal of Malbay, fell in love with an Irish hero name Cú Chulainn and chased him across Ireland. Sadly, the hero ran away and tried to escape. As Mal chased after him, she was dashed against the cliff. The edge of this cliffs wedding location in county Clare that resembles a woman’s face, which represents the face of Mal, the sea-witch. Although only a few know about the legend, this destination spot in Ireland has been frequented by tourists whenever they visit county Clare. In fact, it’s fast becoming a popular choice for an elopement ceremony location in Ireland because of the stunning view that it offers.
Access to the viewing platform beside Moher Tower at this venue can be gained on foot, by walking 1.1 kilometer from the designated car park. The tower can also be accessed directly by car – via the local farmer’s private road for a small fee.
Couples choose this scenic spot over the main Cliffs of Moher visitors site to get closer access to the spectacular cliff edge (and thus better photo opportunities!). Most importantly this cliffs wedding location has a lower footfall than the official cliffs visitors' site. Some of our couples who eloped here brought their friends and family with them for a short and meaningful ceremony, plus a few minutes of photo shoot. If choosing to walk from the car park, please note you will not be able to have harp music for your ceremony, as only a hand-held instrument can be brought up to the tower without direct car access.
NOTE: Please note there is a safety fence erected around Moher Tower which prevents close access to the structure and will be visible in photos/videos from a certain angle. So if you’re dreaming of a unique and dreamy destination wedding in Ireland, this cliff’s wedding location might be the one for you.
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