We think that wedding venue hunting is super fun! There are lots of ways to determine which venue is the best for you. You could choose a venue based on style, size, location or price. Another way to narrow down the search is to look for venues with amazing photo ops! And another option is to hunt for venues based on the look of their reception halls. We’re making this particular search easy for you by featuring some majestic reception halls which you will love! All the venues listed below are located in Ireland and they are beautiful!
Irish Wedding Venues With Majestic Reception Halls
CityNorth Hotel, Meath | View Profile
CityNorth Hotel is a contemporary four star hotel that combines high standards of hospitality and service with 128 stylish bedrooms including a luxurious Bridal Suite. The Hotel is the perfect venue for weddings with a reputation for delicious food, impeccable service and warm hospitality, which ensures your day is truly unforgettable.
The elegant Somerville Suites can cater for weddings up to 350 guests. The ballroom has high ceilings with stunning chandeliers, mood lighting, complimentary fairy light back drop and chairs draped in soft cream ivory with sashes.
“The Citynorth hotel could not do enough for us on our wedding day. The room was set up beautifully and the food was fabulous. I would recommend this venue to future brides. All of our guests commented on the way the day ran so smoothly thanks to the staff at CityNorth.” – Sinead
The Talbot Hotel is Carlow town’s longest-running 4 Star hotel and has an established reputation for delivering relaxed, memorable weddings and civil ceremonies.
The Wedding Team have a tried and tested approach to ensuring that your special day is unique to you and delivers an experience for your guests that is second to none. Throughout the planning of your special occasion, they are on hand to offer guidance, reassurance and above all, they will ensure that every wish you have for your day is delivered with style, ease and professionalism.
“An absolute pleasure to have got married in the Talbot Hotel in Carlow nothing I can fault. Vicky and Michael and their staff where amazing from the day we booked our wedding the day was just perfect and it was all down to them everything was beautifully arranged and food was fabulous also.” – Annamaria
Markree Castle Hotel, Sligo | View Profile
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 the boathouse, or by horse and carriage or on horseback through the ‘port la couer’ at the front of the castle.
Part of the uniqueness of Markree is that you and your guests use Markree as you would your own home. With a drinks’ reception in the Grand Hall in front of the fire, a five-course banquet in the unique individual adjoining dining rooms and dancing in the specially designed entertainment suite, which features a Gin and Whiskey bar. It’s like a house party in a castle!
“All I can say is if you want your dream wedding it has to be Markree Castle Sligo. The staff, the venue, the location was all amazing. All the different rooms your guests will be stunned. The food was 10/10 too, that’s very important. And the staff worked so hard, they treat you like royalty, everyone that came to our wedding said it was the best wedding they were ever at and that was down to Markree!” – Dean
Thomas Prior Hall, Dublin | View Profile
The unique Thomas Prior Hall is a 19th-century Victorian building which has been beautifully restored. This gorgeous wedding venue is on the grounds of the Four-star hotel Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.
Minutes away from the City Centre in the tranquil Ballsbridge, renowned across Ireland for its stunning surroundings, impressive décor and vast space. It is the ideal venue for a Dublin wedding. Fully licensed to host civil ceremonies, perfect for an intimate wedding of 160 guests with a private bar & dancefloor in the room.
“We had the most amazing day. Thank you all so much we were really blown away. We were delighted by the whole day. All the staff were amazing. Thank you and all the events team for all your time and organising. Ye made it all so easy. The food was gorgeous- people were so impressed. The staff on for the reception and the dining room were all fantastic. Graham did a brilliant job and sorted out the microphone and mother’s gifts so quickly.” – Eadaoin and Brian
The Inn at Dromoland, Clare | View Profile
From lavish arrival receptions to the highest quality menus which are locally sourced, their aim is to exceed every expectation, with the renowned service for which the hotel has long been known.
The Ballroom is elegantly dressed with Ivory Drapes and their packages include room décor with a well known local supplier, Grace Events. A wide array of table centrepieces, along with chair covers or Chivari Chairs with silk or organza bows complete your perfect wedding day look. Everything offered is tailored to your wishes, and their promise to you is that they only cater for one wedding a day.
“Just wanted to say thank you so so so much for your help in organising our wedding, you are a star. The hotel was amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful. We were blown away by what you had done and were truly blessed to have chosen The Inn at Dromoland as our wedding venue. Our guests are still talking about the day and how well the hotel catered for our mad bunch. We will be recommending The Inn at Dromoland to our friends for their wedding venues and we will be using the hotel for future family events. Thanks again for all your help, you truly have an amazing team behind you.” – Mary and Noel
Palmerstown House Estate, Kildare | View Profile
Palmerstown House Estate is set on 900 acres of stunning Irish countryside in Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. This breath-taking exclusive destination, full of history and romance, is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Discover beautifully landscaped gardens, manicured lawns nestled in pristine woodlands setting, meandering lakes and historical landscapes far from the hustle and bustle of the city yet only 30 minutes Dublin’s City Centre and 25 minutes from Dublin Airport.
They can cater for large banquet style weddings or more intimate weddings. They have an option for everyone. With only one wedding a day policy, their couples are guaranteed the attention to detail they deserve from the dedicated wedding team.
“We had our wedding on the 16th of November 2019 at the stunning Palmerstown House. What an amazing day and night myself and my husband had. All the Christmas decorations were up which added to the cosy winter wedding setting which we were after. Everything went perfectly to plan from start to finish in organising our wedding thanks to the wonderful staff at Palmerstown House. Special shout out to Niamh who was our wedding coordinator and was on hand for any questions we had all throughout our planning. Niamh is so dedicated to her role and we cannot thank her enough for everything she has done! If you are looking to host your wedding at a beautiful exclusive venue for you and all your guests, look no further than the fabulous Palmerstown House.” – Lesley & Paul
Bridge House Hotel, Offaly | View Profile
The luxurious four star Bridge House Hotel Tullamore has a long-standing tradition as one of the country’s leading wedding venues. Their experience speaks for itself, with over three generations of weddings to their name, award-winning food, warm hospitality and impeccable service; combined with experience and passion for weddings, ensures your day will be truly unforgettable.
The stunning banqueting suites can accommodate from 60 to 350 guests, the beautiful lobby lends to the welcome of a lifetime – including their unrivaled Vintage Arrivals Reception. Their delectable menus will have your guests talking about the food for long after the big day, and their customer service will ease you through your day from start to finish. The Unique Experience at the Bridge House Hotel ensures you the wedding day of your dreams!
“We had our wedding reception in the Bridge House Hotel. Very professional service, room was well presented and decorated. Food was absolutely amazing and plenty of it. Antiona and Noel were helpful. Staff were lovely. Felt very comfortable and well looked after. Great spot. Excellent service received. Thank you.” – Sharon and Noel
Westport Woods Hotel, Mayo | View Profile
For a unique wedding in a truly idyllic woodland setting, the perfect location is Westport Woods Hotel in Co. Mayo. This family run hotel is the perfect choice for anyone seeking stylish surroundings coupled with warm Irish hospitality.
Your reception takes place in the Mulberry Suite which opens directly onto the gardens. See the tables set up and get a true feel for the magic that could happen at your wedding. Floor to ceiling windows allow an influx of natural light and beautiful views of the grounds and woodland. The Sylvan Suite has its own private entrance, foyer, bar, smoking area and toilets thus ensures it’s exclusively yours for the whole day.
“Myself and my partner Ann got married in the Westport Woods on 6th July 2019. Both Caroline and Seamus were amazing on the run up to the wedding, helping out and answering all our queries. They were so easy to deal with… nothing was a big deal! The day itself was brilliant. The food was excellent, the décor was amazing and we had such fun. Seamus was even on hand the day after to pin my hair up!!” – Marita and Ann
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Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.