15 Stunning Waterside Wedding Venues in Ireland

There are so many stunning wedding venues in Ireland and with breathtaking scenery in all corners of Ireland, you can be guaranteed an incredible backdrop for your wedding photos. Couples dreaming of a picturesque waterside wedding venue for their Big Day are inundated with options with glistening lakes and sandy beaches dotted all around the country – just imagine the photos perched in front of these stunning water features! Check out 15 beautiful waterside wedding venues below…

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Glasson Country House Hotel, Glasson, Athlone, Westmeath
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Perched on the edge of Lough Ree, Glasson Country House Hotel is a family run former manor house dating back to 1780. The property has incredible views and a wealth of beautiful scenery at its doorstep. A gorgeous glass staircase leads to the chic, contemporary banqueting suite which takes full advantage of its stunning setting with panoramic views overlooking the lake.

Beara Coast Hotel, Cametringane Point, Castletown Bearhaven, Cork
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With its beautiful location right on the water, Beara Coast Hotel is a charming 4 star venue in the fishing port of Castletownbere on the Wild Atlantic Way. This boutique hotel is brimming with photo opportunities thanks to its rugged, breath-taking surroundings and can cater for weddings both big and small. The Berehaven Suite boasts stunning views of the harbour and can host up to 350 guests or smaller parties can celebrate in one of their elegant function rooms.

Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway
Guest capacity: 340 | View Profile

With its stunning sea views, Galway Bay Hotel is a fabulous option for couples looking for a picturesque venue in the west with endless photo opportunities. Couples have a choice of two spacious ballrooms for their celebrations, the Lettermore and Ballyvaughan Suites, both of which enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills. They have a one wedding per day policy.

The Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton Bay, Castlemaryr, Co. Cork
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile

The charming Garryvoe Hotel perched on the picture-perfect shores of Ballycotton Bay nabbed two awards at the weddingsonline awards – Overall Wedding Venue of the Year 2016 and the Best Wedding Venue in Munster. The lovely sandy beach on the doorstep of the Garryvoe Hotel means ample photo opportunities, while inside their 30s-inspired ballroom makes for an elegant backdrop.

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Hodson Bay, Athlone, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 400 | View Profile

Located on the shores of Lough Ree, Hodson Bay Hotel is a picture perfect setting for weddings. Its uninterrupted views of the lake promises an amazing backdrop for wedding photos and couples can avail of their private landscaped gardens as well. Hodson Bay prides itself on its quality service, professionalism as well as its award winning cuisine.

Salthill Hotel, Salthill, Galway
Guest capacity: 450 | View Profile

The elegant and luxurious Salthill Hotel is located on the beautiful Salthill Promenade, overlooking Galway Bay and the Hills of Clare. Its fabulous location means amazing photo ops and the hotel itself is renowned for its superior food and excellent service. It has a one wedding per day policy so you can be guaranteed their full attention!

Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile

Nestled at the heart of a tranquil island, Fota Island Resort’s breathtaking coastal scenery and leafy woodlands provide a picturesque setting for weddings. Their elegantly designed Smith-Barry Suite can accommodate up to 300 guests and boasts its own private terrace. There are also lots of amazing facilities at guests and couples fingertips including championship golf courses and a stylish spa.

Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel, Gorey, Co. Wexford
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Just an hour from Dublin, Seafield Golf & Spa hotel is set on 160 acres of tranquil parkland on the sands of Ballymoney Beach. Designed by Italian architect Francesco Beia, it has a beautiful clean contemporary style which maximizes natural daylight and takes advantage of the awe-inspiring sea views. The Aine Suite can cater for up to 350 guests while their Pavilion can host up to 150 guests.

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The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Guest capacity: 350 | Visit Profile

Overlooking the River Shannon in the picturesque town of Carrick-on-Shannon, The Landmark Hotel is famous for its beautiful scenery and romantic setting. The pretty riverside town is an idyllic backdrop for wedding photos. With over 17 years experience in the industry, they pride themselves on their excellent customer service and attention to detail.

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Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Guest capacity: 250 | View Profile

Situated on a 200 acre estate on the shores of Blessington Lake, Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort is a fab option for couples after a waterside venue in Wicklow. The stunning Blessington Lakes and secluded beaches provide ample opportunities for fab wedding photographs. It boasts a charming 18th century Manor House, ideal for drinks receptions and two beautiful banqueting suites.

Photo by Massafelli Photography

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Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Sneem, Kerry
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If you’re looking for a magical setting in the heart of the countryside that boasts stunning sea-views, Parknasilla Resort & Spa is in the idyllic town of Sneem. Set on 500 acres of countryside, this remote resort has a wealth of rugged scenery at its doorstep and its award-winning Pygmalion Restaurant can host up to 180 guests. The resort is exclusively yours for your wedding day.

Redcastle Oceanfront, Golf & Spa Hotel, Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile

Located in the Inishowen Peninsula, at the edge of the Lough Foyle, The Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel is an idyllic setting for your special day. Their stunning Ocean Suite can host up to 350 guests and sits at the water’s edge with panoramic views across Lough Foyle. It also boasts a fab outdoor terrace so guests can take in the incredible views and sunset while toasting the happy couple!

Ashley Park House, Nenagh Bridge, Tipperary
Guest capacity: 290 | View Profile

The stylish and charming Ashley Park House is set on 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens and has stunning views of Lough Ourna. The historic country house is steeped with character and prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere, attention to detail and unrivalled service.

AnnaCarriga, Killaloe, Co. Clare
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile

Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lough Dergh, AnnaCarriga is a romantic, lakeside resort. Couples can look forward to celebrating at the idyllic glass front Lakeshore Pavillion that overlooks the lake. Weddings can also avail of the AnnaCarriga lake boats, marina and jetties on the day so you can truly appreciate this charming spot.

Mount Druid, Castletown Geoghegan, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile

Located in a peaceful 100 acre parkland, Mount Druid is a fab boutique lakeside wedding venue with its very own boat house where wedding parties can enjoy a fun, waterside drinks reception. Couples looking for something different for their Big Day will love everything from their intimate Tin Chapel to the rustic and romantic barn-style reception space.

Main photo courtesy of Ashley Park House

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