Award Winning Wedding Venues in Ireland


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the weddingsonline Awards for 2021! Today we are showing off the wedding venues in Ireland that won the awards this year. We’ve got jaw-dropping castles, cosy country houses, magnificent hotels, and plenty of stunning venues across the country. Take a peek at what Ireland’s award winning wedding venues look like. You won’t be disappointed…

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Castle Venue of the Year – Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

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. There’s also a number of specially commissioned pieces of artwork throughout the grounds for more unique and memorable backdrops to your photographs.


Country House Venue of the Year – The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Mayo

Set on a beautifully idyllic site overlooking Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a stunning 4* hotel venue for a Wedding Day you will treasure forever.

On a fine day the front lawn is a lovely place to enjoy drinks and canapés after your Wedding ceremony. There are also several areas indoors which are suitable for the drinks reception before your celebration dinner.


Exclusive Venue of the Year – Markree Castle, Sligo

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. On your wedding day, arrive by wedding car or if you want something more unique, arrive by boat to our boathouse, or by horse and carriage or on horseback through our ‘port la couer’ at the front of the castle.


Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, 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. This luxurious hotel has recently invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.


Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster – Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club, Carlingford

The Four Seasons Hotel is situated in the quaint and yet quirky medieval village of Carlingford, set between the mountains and the sea, we are surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley and Mourne Mountains. This Award Winning Venue is located in Carlingford, one of the most beautiful places to get married in Ireland. From pulling pints in PJ O’Hare’s Pub, to breathtakingly beautiful shots at the water’s edge, your wedding photographs will be truly beautiful. There are other fabulous locations for wedding photographs including Carlingford Lough, King John’s Castle, Carlingford Abbey and the quaint cobble streets of the village.


Hotel Venue of the Year Munster – Castlemartyr Resort, Cork

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. Here you can enjoy all the luxury and space of a country wedding with the convenience of being situated 20 minutes from CorkCity.


Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster – Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan

Established in 1970 the four-star Four Seasons Hotel & Leisure Club, Monaghan is the family-run haven ready to host your perfect wedding day. Your wedding is the ideal opportunity for you and your wedding guests to indulge in our ‘home from home’ atmosphere just 1km outside the charming Monaghan Town in Ireland’s Ancient East.


Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year – Áine Hussey – Boyne Hill House Estate, Meath

Our new intimate 2021 packages have now been released.

Every wedding we host, we believe in making it a bespoke experience. The way we tailor make a wedding is special and unique to each couple. Our intimate, all inclusive packages for 2021 are now available for you.


Waterside Venue of the Year – Salthill Hotel, Galway

Salthill Hotel exudes elegance and luxury, and enjoys prime location on Salthill Promenade, with stunning aspects over Galway bay and the Hills of Clare, just minutes from the vibrancy of Galway city centre.

This is one of Galway’s premier wedding venues, priding itself in providing a unique, memorable and fantastic wedding day for you and your guests.