Project Description

Rathborney Church


Location: Cahereen, Co. Clare, Ireland

Sleeping capacity (max.): 0

Wedding capacity (max.): 20

Venue price: free 

Venue type: Historic Ruin, Outdoor

Ceremony type: Legal, Symbolic

Features: Church, Ancient Ruins, Chapel

Nearest airport: Shannon Airport (63 km)

Our Reference: V00346

Rathborney Church is a cozy little church ruin beautifully situated on the edge of the rocky hills of the Burren. The church was constructed in the 15th century, although the lower parts of the north and east walls are somewhat older. These religious ruins in county Clare offer the perfect balanced mix of religion and spirituality with history and Irish tradition.

Since you’re going for a wedding like no other, this church ruin is the perfect spot. As a couple looking into getting married abroad, you’d like to get the best out of your destination wedding and these religious ruins in county Clare will not disappoint. The evergreen Irish landscape plus historic church ruins are more than enough to convince you that you have chosen wisely.

Rathborney Church is only 7-minute drive from Gregan’s Castle Hotel where you can continue the celebration with a delicious dinner at the Hotel’s multiple-award-winning restaurant and draw a pint of Guinness at the intimate on-site Corkscrew Bar. A grand destination wedding in Ireland should be topped with a wonderful dining experience in one of the country’s best restaurants. Enjoy the taste of authentic Irish cuisines as you experience the culture here.

In case of incremental weather, we suggest using the nearby Newtown Castle, which is just a five-minute drive away, as an indoor backup option. Worry not because this Irish castle has the same ambience of nature and history as the Rathborney Church.

These religious ruins in country Clare are definitely a unique spot for a destination elopement. What most couples love about this location is its privacy, exclusivity, and the fact that it offers scenic views of county Clare’s perfect landscape. The graveyard next to the ruins makes Rathborney Church even more extraordinary and interesting. If you’re a travel enthusiast, you have enough reasons to fly to Ireland and get married in this exact location.

The church’s windows and arches are still intact, so you and your spouse can use them as backdrop for your wedding photos. Though they have been destroyed, these religious ruins in county Clare still evoke a solemn ambience.

Planners from Peach Perfect Weddings have arranged several elopements and intimate weddings in this location. We can take care of all the details of your big day. Our intimate Irish wedding packages include a photographer, florist, and makeup artist, and some other wedding vendors that are essential for your elopement.

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Behind the lens
Lisa Davies