Project Description

Noughaval Church


Location: Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland

Sleeping capacity (max.): 0

Wedding capacity (max.): 70

Venue price: €400 

Venue type: Church

Ceremony type: Catholic, Legal, Symbolic

Features: Church

Nearest airport: Shannon Airport (52 km)

Our Reference: V00520

One of the most perfect venues for a unique Irish destination wedding that’s both legal and religious would be this medieval church built during the 12th century. With a historic facade of medieval masonry and early Christian markings, this intimate Catholic church in county Clare boasts of solemnity and authenticity from its gates leading up to its interiors.

Noughaval Church was built and rebuilt during the 12th to 14th centuries. Its most salient features are the decorated arch located at the doorway south of the church and the medieval ringed cross standing on an altar. Near the altar is a graveyard that adds a more historic ambience to the whole venue.

Despite the old age of this intimate Catholic church in county Clare, it is obviously well-maintained from the outside to its interiors. In fact, Noughaval Church has the same features of a modern Catholic church - coloured glass resembling the image of Jesus and other religious symbolisms filling all the corners of the site. Walls are freshly painted with no cracks or damage. Although small on the inside, it can house up to 70 people.

Surrounding the church are ruins of other churches and castles with lush greeneries embedded on their walls. Aside from the old iconic structures, there’s a vast green field around the venue which is a perfect background for your wedding photos. Other scenic locations like cliffs and nature parks are accessible from here. You can reach these spots in just a few minutes by car.

After the ceremony and photo shoot, you can head straight to the Gregan’s Castle hotel and its in-house Corkscrew Bar for the reception. It’s just a 20-minute drive from the venue. In fact, you can book an accommodation in this hotel for wedding preparations and even for your honeymoon. This hotel has comfortable beds, an authentic Irish ambience, plus great food for the reception. Most couples getting married in this intimate Catholic church in county Clare choose Gregan’s Castle hotel for their reception. You also have an option in the Fitz's Bar within Hotel Doolin.

Make your wedding planning less stressful by hiring Peach Perfect Weddings. Getting married in Ireland may seem too ambitious because of the daunting tasks in front of you. But when you have our planners on your side, they can make all the necessary arrangements for you while you just pick from the best options we can present. With our experience in planning destination weddings in Ireland and our established network of local wedding vendors, there’s nothing to worry about.

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Behind the lens
Joey Sprentall