Today we are celebrating our favourite outdoor ceremony spaces! All across Ireland, you’ll find beautiful spots to say ‘I do’. Impeccably manicured gardens, gorgeous estates, classy rooftops, walled gardens and more. No matter how you would describe your wedding style, there’s something here for everyone…
The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway | View Profile
Beautifully landscaped Celebration Garden launched by top Wedding Expert, Franc in 2019. With lush trees, birds singing, walled gardens, our iconic fountain along with our specially dedicated ceremony circle, it is a magical setting for an outdoor Wedding ceremony or welcome drinks reception with a difference.
The Conyngham Arms, Slane | View Profile
The French country-style Lavender Suite opens onto the terrace and landscaped gardens, making your dream wedding day special. Couples can celebrate their ceremony in our private manicured garden, the perfect space for an outdoor ceremony.
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, Kerry | View Profile
The magnificent property is situated on its own 64 acre estate in Beaufort, Co. Kerry overlooking the iconic Gap of Dunloe, the River Laune and is a short drive from Killarney town. The Dunloe is a classic yet contemporary 5 star hotel set in beautiful gardens leading to the ruined keep of the old 12th century Dunloe castle.
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, Limerick | View Profile
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa is set on 44 acres of organic grounds and landscaped gardens, full of insta-worthy spots and beautiful backdrops for your wedding photography. Our beautiful formal gardens, which we have been cultivating for 35 years, boast direct access to the Fitzgerald Suite, a patio area and romantic waterfall feature. Certified for civil ceremonies, it is ideal for outdoor weddings and drinks receptions, as well as summer evening barbeques.
Fota Island Resort, Cork | View Profile
From the first meeting with the Fota Island Resort Wedding Team to the departure of the last wedding guest, couples will know they have made the right choice with their wedding at Fota Island Resort, the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland. The garden terrace is the idealistic setting for you and yours to say your “I Do’s” in the perfect outdoor ceremony setting.
Martinstown House, Kildare | View Profile
Martinstown House is licensed by the HSE to hold civil ceremonies and are delighted to host alternative weddings. We have beautiful settings in both the Walled Garden and in the Woodlands ceremony area surrounding the house. This beautiful space created out of the ruins of the original greenhouse, it has a seating capacity of 330, all under the watchful eye of a vast 130 feet tall Californian Coastal Redwood tree.
Rathsallagh House, Wicklow | View Profile
Imagine the wedding of your dreams in your own 17th Century Country House with its romantic setting on 500 acres of rolling fields, thousands of mature trees and long winding avenue ensuring your complete privacy. Rathsallagh is more than a wedding venue, with its open log and turf fires, luxurious dining room, bedrooms and drawing rooms it is your very own private Country House for your special day.
We do have two outdoor spaces perfect for your dream outdoor ceremonies. The Front Lawns, a scenic outdoor setting can seat up to 300 people, with a stunning backdrop of the hotel and the River Liffey whilst The Island creates a more rustic boho style to your day. Nestled on our island on the resort, this space is minutes walk from the main hotel.
Virginia Park Lodge, Cavan | View Profile
Virginia Park Lodge, an 18th century hunting estate set in 100 acres of beautiful Cavan countryside overlooking Lough Ramor. Taken over and restored by Richard Corrigan, the Virginia Park Lodge is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxury finishing touches.
The Westgrove Hotel, Kildare | View Profile
Our Rooftop Wedding Garden is the perfect location for photographs, outdoor ceremonies and next day celebrations. Civil, Humanist, Spiritualist and all forms of blessings can be hosted in this beautiful area. Spacious and elegant, we can cater for up to 150 guests at your ceremony, creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding vows.
Killaloe Hotel & Spa, Clare | View Profile
Located by the tranquil shores of Lough Derg, Killaloe Hotel & Spa is only a short walk from the picturesque twin villages of Killaloe-Ballina. The beautiful Kincora Gardens make for the most magical setting when saying your “I Do’s”. Overlooking the majestic Arra Hills and Glistening Shannon Waters, the moment you set your eyes on this unique setting you will picture your special day right there and then and all the wonderful emotions that come with it.
Durhamstown Castle, Meath | View Profile
Are you looking for somewhere really different? Durhamstown is certainly that! A seriously old Castle, a great big Barn for feasting & dancing, plus two houses for guest overflow, all opening onto a large restored courtyard. We now even have a ceremony Barn to get married in.
Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Westmeath | View Profile
The most important day of your life deserves a special setting and that setting is The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone. Tucked away at the end of a tree lined avenue on our own beautiful grounds and well manicured gardens, there is no better backdrop for your outdoor wedding ceremony and indeed your wedding photographs in Athlone.
Mountain View, Kilkenny | View Profile
Marry al fresco! Mountain View boasts three beautiful outdoor ceremony locations. The Pergola, nestled within the trees is magical! Festoon lighting, chivari chairs, music from the trees, it’s the perfect place to say I-Do! The Cowshed, is a unique outdoor covered space located within our old farm buildings, rustic and full of charm, this location is one of a kind. The Greenhouse Terrace, offers stunning views of the rolling Kilkenny countryside and is perfect for more smaller and intimate ceremonies.
Abbey Hotel, Roscommon | View Profile
Abbey Hotel, Roscommon is a fully licensed Civil Ceremony wedding venue and can cater for outdoor ceremonies on the grounds, or alternatively in the ‘Secret Walled Garden’ area, a stunning new private area where guests can enjoy pre and post reception drinks and music.
The Station House Hotel, Meath | View Profile
The Award-Winning Station House Hotel is one of Ireland’s truly unique wedding venues. Formerly a busy railway junction, The Station House Hotel is Located just 20 miles from Dublin in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East, in the quaint village of Kilmessan in County Meath.
Kettles Country House Hotel, Dublin | View Profile
Kettles Country House Hotel not only offers you facilities for your evening reception, with the hotel being eligible to host civil ceremonies. The hotel offers a range of different ceremony locations, with outdoor ceremonies also proving popular on the grounds.
The Castle has the facilities to host civil ceremonies which can be performed in the ceremony room within the courtyard. The dedicated and experienced wedding team at Darver Castle can also guide you through the planning process, ensuring you get the intimate ceremony you wish for. The courtyard is also the perfect location for your outdoor ceremony.
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Wicklow | View Profile
Located just 40 minutes from Dublin, your guests will experience exquisite surroundings and gourmet cuisine against the spectacular backdrop of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains. We can host civil ceremonies and humanist celebrations. A growing number of people are also choosing to have Celtic weddings and the exterior grounds of the resort lend themselves particularly well to this or any kind of outdoor ceremony.
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