14 Award Winning Wedding Venues in Ireland

Venues, WOL Awards

The winners of the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2022 were announced this week! Winning such a prestigious award is an amazing recognition of excellence within the wedding sector. The winning venues featured in today’s post are proof that they stand out from the crowd!

Today we want to show off our amazing award winning wedding venues from across Ireland. They are all gorgeous and have won the hearts of couples from around the country. If you are on the hunt for a stunning wedding venue, why not start by looking through the ones that stood out from the rest?!

To find out more about the weddingsonline awards, please click here.


Castle Venue of the Year: Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle is redefining luxury in the North West. Modern and elegant, it is the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception. The elegant ballroom extends into your own exclusive tranquil gardens which offer fantastic picture opportunities.

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Country House Venue of the Year: Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House is a magical setting for your wedding. Tucked away in the beautiful Cork countryside, Ballyvolane has been in the Green family for generations, so you and your wedding guests can enjoy a slice of home-from-home ancestral chic.

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Exclusive Venue of the Year: Markree Castle

Markree Castle, with its relaxed atmosphere, picture-perfect 500-acre grounds and luxury accommodation, provides the ideal location to celebrate a wedding, and the freedom to create a wedding you have always dreamed of.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught: The Diamond Coast Hotel

The award-winning Diamond Coast Hotel is the only 4-star hotel in Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Situated directly on the Wild Atlantic Way and overlooking Killala Bay and Enniscrone Golf Course, it is the ideal location for some magical photo memories of your day.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster and Overall Venue of the Year: Knightsbrook Hotel

The 4 Star Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Trim, Co Meath is already a well-established Wedding Venue for your truly special day. This luxurious wedding venue is a unique experience in timeless opulence combined with modern sophistication.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Munster: The Brehon and Angsana Spa

One wedding venue in Killarney stands out from all the rest. The Brehon & Angsana Spa Killarney is a hotel renowned for the excellent food, the fantastic atmosphere and the idyllic surroundings delivered at every Brehon wedding.

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Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster: Galgorm

Northern Ireland’s Premier luxury Hotel and Spa situated only 30 minutes from Belfast is the perfect location to relax and get away from it all. Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm Resort has a truly unique setting.

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Restaurant Venue of the Year: Wrights Anglers Rest

Its picturesque location next to the banks of the Liffey at the Strawberry Beds, its reputation for fine food, and its capacity to cater for up to 150 guests in its chic function room, have made The Angler’s Rest an increasingly popular venue for Wedding Parties.

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Venue Coordinator of the Year Connaught: Denise Meenaghan – Radisson Blu Sligo

Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.

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Venue Coordinator of the Year Leinster: Rachael O’Brien – The K Club

Timeless. Magnificent. Unforgettable…….The K Club is located in the charming village of Straffan 35 minutes from Dublin in the heart of County Kildare.

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Venue Coordinator of the Year Munster: Jackie Day – Castlemartyr Resort

Set on a 220 acre estate, featuring its own Castle ruins, lake and surrounding woodlands, Castlemartyr Resort offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Venue Coordinator of the Year Ulster: Dean Coyne – Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa

Welcome to The Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. Renowned for its exceptional professionalism, delectable cuisine, friendly customer care and a can “do” attitude our Wedding welcome is like no others.

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Waterside Venue of the Year: Garryvoe Hotel

Always wanted a beachside wedding?? Now you can! The combination of our beautiful, 5km blue flag sandy beach and Ballycotton Bay make the perfect romantic setting for your memorable day.

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Outstanding Achievement Award: Elaina Fitzgerald – Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

The weddingsonline Outstanding Achievement Award was given to Elaina Fitzgerald-Kane from the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel in Adare.
Jonathan Bryans said, “Elaina worked tirelessly throughout Covid as a liaison between the hospitality trade and the Irish Government. Her optimism and perseverance ensured the best possible outcomes for the Irish Wedding Industry. Her role as the President of the Irish Hotels Federation was instrumental in her gaining favour with key decision makers.

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