Irish elopement locations and wedding venues
Outdoor wedding locations in Ireland
Weather might not be the reason why you chose Ireland as your wedding destination, but the beautiful landscapes certainly are! Come rain or shine, most of our couples prefer to say their I do’s with the backdrop of Irish nature. This is why we have a special focus on finding you the best Irish wedding venues for outdoor weddings.
Are you a history fanatic? Have you always dreamt of a Celtic ceremony inside an ancient ruin weathered by time? Ireland’s rich history can been seen on every corner of the island, memories left behind in the form of abandoned ruins… Make your mark and get married in an ancient ruin of a historic castle.
Ireland has a very long and eventful past to look back on. Many old monasteries, churches and once magnificent castles were abandoned or simply forgotten long ago and have since been reclaimed by nature. These ancient abbey ruins make for some of the most unique places for micro weddings in Ireland.
Ireland may not have a beach-friendly climate but it’s ocean landscapes rival some of the best in the world. The stunning Cliffs of Moher are surely the most well-known attraction on the island which also has dozens of lovely intimate beaches dotted along its coastlines.
Let your Love shine as bright as a lighthouse on the darkest, stormiest night. What could be more romantic than saying ‘I do’ in front of this majestic beacon? You will some some truly breathtaking light-keepers houses dotted around Ireland’s coast.
Thinking about an outdoor ceremony to marry in Ireland? Dotted along its coasts, you’ll also find dozens of intimate beaches that are just perfect for a romantic wedding or vow renewal ceremony. An Irish beach is unlike any other beaches you have experienced before.
Ireland doesn’t get it’s poetic nickname – the Emerald Isle – for nothing! For the outdoorsy and adventurous couples, marrying amidst majestic, century-old trees in a lush green Irish woodland may be the most wonderful and meaningful way to tie the knot.
Get married at Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder that’s formed of interlocking, hexagonal-shaped, basalt columns left behind after an ancient volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago. One of the only such rock formations on earth, it is a World Heritage Site.
'Game of Thrones’ locations
Any self-respecting Game of Thrones fan will have heard of the Dark Hedges and Ballintoy Harbour – or “Port of Pyke on the Iron Islands” as it is known to GOT fans – just to name a few! If you are dreaming of getting married on the set of this iconic TV series, then an elopement to Northern Ireland is a must do for you!
Historic ruins & castles
Northern Ireland has plenty of incredible historic ruins and abandoned or derelict castles that can serve as unique wedding ceremony locations. From the famous Dunluce Castle with its myths about mermaids to the lesser known but equally amazing Kinbane and Dunseverick Castles on the North Coast.
Unique places to get married in Ireland
As part of your custom-made wedding package, we will find the perfect wedding venue in Ireland for your intimate wedding or a unique spot for your elopement. We will think of everything for you, from your ceremony spot, photo shoot location, wedding reception venue, and accommodation, which can all be in one place. Contact us to learn more about unique Irish wedding venues and places for elopements in Ireland. Below are just some of our favorite types of Irish venues and locations!
If you’re dreaming of a fairytale wedding at an authentic medieval castle, then Ireland is your ideal wedding destination! With over 30,000 castles and castle ruins dotted around the country, you will be spoilt for choice. From luxury castle hotels to small privately-owned castles – there is an Irish castle for your wedding!
Cottages, lodges and country houses in Ireland are also historically rich sites and make for stunning wedding venues. Hosting a simple wedding in a rustic lodge or a countryside cottage among fields and magical scenery is the stuff which romantic dreams are made of.
Want that raw, authentic Irish wedding experience? Host your post-ceremony reception in a pub! What better way to celebrate your destination wedding in Ireland than with an informal gathering of your best friends and family than ‘down at the local’?
Mansions & manors
Whether you call them mansions, manor houses or country estates, Ireland has plenty of impressive buildings that you can hire for your wedding! Ireland is home to several stunning properties and boasts a wide variety of styles in its national architecture. So if Gothic-looking castles aren’t your thing, you will feel right at home in these ‘Jane Eyre-esque’ venues.
Forget what you’ve known so far about boutique hotels. Besides being small, stylish and typically family-owned, Irish boutique hotels can be defined by three things: incredible surroundings, incredible food and incredible service. You don’t need to get married in luxury castle or manor to experience the best of what Irish hospitality has to offer.
Churches & chapels
Today, over half of Irish people still have their wedding ceremony in a church. If you are Catholic (or of another Christian faith), then finding a suitable church for a traditional wedding in Ireland is a piece of cake. From awe-inspiring cathedrals to quirky village chapels, Ireland can cater for all your needs when it comes to religious ceremonies.
You don’t need to go to England in order to marry in a Downton Abbey style wedding venue! Northern Ireland proudly boasts a large selection of stately manor houses, impressive mansions, and vast country houses available for weddings. From the still privately owned properties to the publicly-accessible historic attractions like Castle Ward, Northern Ireland has a lot to offer when it comes to elegant architecture.
Belfast wedding venues
Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and any metropolitan-loving couple considering a destination wedding in Northern Ireland should check out the many available urban wedding venues in Belfast. From the historically significant buildings like Queen’s University to the modern architecture of the Titanic Museum, Belfast has something to offer to everyone. And let’s not forget the ultra cool hidden spots like Deans at Queens for a mouth-watering wedding reception!
Dublin wedding venues
From exclusive manor houses that date back to centuries ago, to medieval castles, a luxurious venue with its own lake, and a 5-star hotel with mountain views, Dublin has a lot to offer for a fairytale wedding that you want! If you're the type of couple who prefers a serene nature spot where you can recite your vows, there's a scenic peninsula on the north side of Dublin where you can see the rugged coastline and the panoramic view of the city.