Getting married in a church isn’t for everyone. If you are a little offbeat and you’re looking for a venue that is alternative, we’ve got a few ideas for you. Imagine saying ‘I do’ in a gorgeous theatre, a quaint arts and culture centre, or a stunning arboretum! Or how about a former medieval church or a restored chapel room in a majestic castle? Game of Thrones fans will love the old mill! If you are on the hunt for unique wedding ceremony locations in Ireland, we’ve made a list of our favourites.
Unique wedding ceremony locations in Ireland
Langton House Hotel’s Theatre | View Profile
This family owned and run hotel is situated on the vibrant John Street in Kilkenny City Centre. This four star boutique style hotel is known for its amazing food and exceptional service. In addition to the beautiful wedding reception room, Langton House Hotel has a unique theatre which is perfect for wedding ceremonies!
Get married in the unique setting of the Arts and Culture Centre at McAuley Place, situated in the heart of Naas town. Formerly the Nuns chapel in this old convent building, it is a wonderfully atmospheric venue, full of quaint charm and personality in keeping with McAuley Place itself.
Fota House Arboretum and Gardens | View Profile
Fota House is a stunning two hundred year old Regency Mansion located on Fota Island and adjacent to its world famous Arboretum and formal gardens. Civil ceremonies and marriage blessings are held in the elegant ‘Drawing Room’ at Fota House, which can seat up to 100 guests.
Contemporary design meets ancient architecture in this former medieval church. St Peter’s Cork is a flexible space offering both intimate quarters and large, open halls which will accommodate weddings of 4 to 300 guests.
Located in the centre of the ancient town Swords Castle was built by the Archbishop of Dublin, John Comyn, as his private residence. Built around 1200AD Swords Castle contains over 800 years of history. The beautifully restored Chapel Room with its oak-beamed roof and stained glass windows inspired by the Chartres Cathedral in France is the perfect setting for your Civil Ceremony.
The Old Mill at Carlingford Brewing Co | View Profile
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.
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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.