We love that couples are wanting to personalise their weddings more and more! The biggest decision you’ll make when personalising your wedding is selecting the perfect wedding venue. Today we are rounding up our favourite quirky wedding venues in Ireland. Venues in underground caverns, rustic converted barns, an old mill that looks like it belongs in Game of Thrones… we’ve got it all!
Quirky Wedding Venues in Ireland
Mount Druid, Westmeath | View Profile
Are you dreaming of something a little different for your wedding day? Look no further than the peaceful surroundings of Mount Druid, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath, an exquisite parkland within 100 acres, sprinkled with over 200,000 broad leaf trees and with its very own lake and boat house. Their converted ‘Barn’ is a boutique function room with a difference – perfect for your meal and dancing. Decorated in a gorgeous combination of shabby chic with antique and restored furniture.
“We recently had our wedding at Mount Druid and it was absolutely magical! From start to finish the day went smoothly and the staff were fantastic to not only us but to our guests also which many commented on. The venue, the food I genuinely cannot say enough. It was my dream wedding day and I wish I could do it again. You will not find a wedding venue like this, peaceful unique and so much fun!” – Chloe
The Old Mill at Carlingford Brewing Co, Louth | View Profile
In the heart of the Cooley Peninsula lies a beautiful secret. The Old Mill, Riverstown. A fully working mill for 600 years, this exquisite building is now available for weddings.
The building has many of the features from when it operated as a working mill and a medieval interior that will make you think you’re on the set of Game Of Thrones. The grounds sit within mature woodland, with an idyllic stream going past the mill. They will produce the most amazing photographs.
“The Old Mill was our first and only choice for our special day it did not disappoint. Derbhaile and Des were amazing! Everything from the layout, ceremony room, dining room to dance floor was perfect. I would highly recommend this venue if you’re looking for something unique and special. Thank you all at the Old Mill. Our day was a dream come true.” – Trish and Gerard
Rock Farm Slane, Meath | View Profile
This unique offering combines high-end event management with beautiful natural scenery on the Slane Castle Estate. You can have your wedding reception in a beautifully renovated rustic haybarn. The venue can accommodate small groups up to large scale 200+ guests on the day with full crisp linens and stocked bar to keep your guests fed and happy throughout the day.
“Hi everyone, we’re now back in England after a lovely honeymoon in Kerry. Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for making our wedding so special. You’ve all been so helpful since the day we made our first enquiry and the day itself exceeded all expectations. Rock Farm looked amazing with the tents and the marquee up and our guests were really blown away by it all.” – Isabelle and Michael August
Trax Brasserie, Kildare | View Profile
At Trax Brasserie they have their own private dining area which can be used for an intimate gathering or perhaps a quiet wedding ceremony or civil partnership ceremony. With their large, flexible floor space they can provide different layouts with top tables, dance floors and spaces for the band, the string quartet or the studded entertainment.
“Fantastic meal 10/10 though portions are on the small side…service excellent. Very efficient in dealing with food allergies. Highly recommended.” – Yvonne
Coast Hotels and Resorts, Wexford | View Profile
The beautiful and quaint seaside village of Rosslare Strand is the ideal backdrop for your perfect wedding. Located right in the heart of this picturesque setting and only 5 minutes from the beach is the stylish and contemporary Coast Rosslare Strand. With chic and comfortable rooms ranging from Deluxe Doubles right up to Superior Suites with Sea Views to the large Function and Civil Ceremony Room, they have everything to make your special day perfect.
“We had the best day of our lives, from the first moment that we walked through the doors to view the hotel for our wedding we knew it was the place we wanted to have our special day. Everything we asked for they went above and beyond to accommodate us with! The food was out of this world. All who attended our wedding had the greatest of praise for the food, accommodation and professionalism to all the staff. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is getting married great value for money.” – Mr and Mrs Duggan
Galgorm Resort and Spa, Antrim | View Profile
Galgorm Resort & Spa’s beautiful landscape of trees, wild-flowers and cascading waters of the River Maine provides the canvas for you to paint your own fairytale picture. Stunning ceremony rooms, the Phantom House and Ghost House, compliment a choice of quite simply, breathtaking Wedding Suites, each with their own unique style and feel.
“We had the most amazing day at the renaissance suite at Galgorm. Gabby and his team were wonderful, we were looked after so well and the attention to detail was tremendous. The staff were excellent and the food and service was first class. Thank you Gabby and all your team for looking after us so well.” – Geraldine
Clonabreany House, Meath | View Profile
Clonabreany House is steeped in history and hidden in the heart of the Meath countryside. Their attention to detail, individuality and personal service are what makes their weddings so special. Every wedding is uniquely tailored to you. They provide the perfect venue to make your wedding truly special, whether it is for a small intimate wedding or a larger celebration.
“The team were excellent to deal with and took care of everything on the day. The food was outstanding. Can’t recommend this venue more.” – Louise
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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.