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7 Lovely Wedding Venues in Louth

It may be the smallest county in Ireland but Co. Louth still has an abundance of beautiful venues on the wedding front! Approximately an hour from Dublin, Louth is a popular wedding destination for couples after a picturesque setting that isn’t too far from the capital. It’s also a great option if you’ve got families coming from the North and South as it’s the perfect mid-way point! Plus whatever style of wedding you’re after whether it’s a fairy tale castle, quirky mill or seriously chic hotel, Co. Louth has it all and incredible scenery, vibrant towns and villages and the beautiful Carlingford Lough to boot. We’ve compiled a few gorgeous options for couples looking to tie the knot in Louth below…

Darver Castle, Dundalk, Co. LouthGuest capacity: 280 | View Profile

The utterly romantic Darver Castle is brimming with old-world elegance and charm. Situated on 50 acres of beautiful parkland in the rolling countryside of Co. Louth, the 15th century castle has been lovingly restored by the Carville family who continue to care for it. It is an exclusive use venue so couples can look forward to having the run of their very own castle in its entirety! The impressive banqueting suite Brabazon Hall boasts stone cut walls and beamed ceilings and can host up to 280 guests. It also has a ceremony room within the courtyard if you’re after an enchanting backdrop for your vows.

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The Carnbeg Hotel & Spa, Dundalk, Co. LouthGuest capacity: 300 | View Profile

The newly renovated Carnbeg Hotel & Spa‘s location nestled on 100 acres of parkland with breathtaking views of the Cooley Mountains make it a picturesque setting for weddings. Its stylish Blackrock Suite has the wow factor with a fairy light backdrop and glittering chandeliers and can host up to 450 guests. The adjacent Ravendsdale suite is ideal for civil ceremonies and drinks receptions. Little touches include a red carpet on arrival, personalised menu cards and couples can avail of special packages in the Sonas Spa if they’re after some pampering the day before or the day after!

The Old Mill at Carlingford Brewing Co., Riverstown, LouthGuest capacity: 100 | View Profile

Couples looking for a unique and truly romantic space for their celebrations will be blown away by this 600 year old mill which is brimming with rustic charm. New to the wedding scene, The Old Mill is located in the heart of the Cooley Peninsula and is surrounded by idyllic woodlands with its own stream. The medieval interiors are full of character and boast many original features that would look at home in a Game of Throne’s episode. It can host up to 100 guests for both civil ceremonies and receptions. And as it’s run by Carlingford Brewing Company, you can avail of their Táin Taproom for your reception and can even brew your own beer!

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Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, LouthGuest capacity: 200 | View Profile

Bellingham Castle is a luxurious and romantic 17th century castle located in the heart of the medieval village of Castlebellingham, Co. Louth. Set on 17 acres of mature woodlands and gardens with footbridges and its own river, Bellingham is an exclusive use venue so you can look forward to having the gorgeous estate and the castle all to yourself! There are so many beautiful rooms to explore – you can enjoy a drinks reception in the castle’s elegant period drawing rooms or cosy library before retreating to the spectacular Bute Suite for an evening of fine food and dancing. They have their own charming kitchen too if guests fancy a cuppa!

The d Hotel, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, LouthGuest capacity: 150 | View Profile

Couples after a modern hotel in the heart of the medieval town of Drogheda will be super impressed by the 4 star d Hotel. Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, the d hotel offers couples a contemporary space for their celebrations. The elegantly decorated River Room can host up to 150 guests and opens on to the River Boyne while civil ceremonies are held in the d Hotel’s Gallery Suite on the mezzanine level which boasts impressive high ceilings. The hotel’s sixth floor rooftop plaza has incredible views of the town and provides couples with a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs.

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Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford, Carlingford, LouthView Profile

 The 4* Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford has picked up many awards over the years so you’re in good hands for your Big Day. Situated in the quaint and quirky medieval village of Carlingford, set between the mountains and the sea, it has endless photo ops for lucky couples. Stroll through the cobblestone streets, take in the lake views or pop by PJ O’Hare’s Pub for some fun snaps. The newly redesigned hotel has a one wedding per day policy so you can be guaranteed their full attention as well as seriously stylish surroundings for your special day – their stunning ballroom even has a balcony so you can take in the idyllic surroundings.

Photo from Lisa & John’s real wedding by Kathy Silke Photography

Crowne Plaza Dundalk, Dundalk, LouthGuest capacity: 320 | View Profile

Standing 14 storeys high, the striking Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk is sure to impress guests and conveniently is just minutes from the M1! Its gorgeous location offers magnificent views of the Irish Sea and Cooley Pensinsula while inside luxury abounds. It can cater for both big and small weddings – the contemporary Hamilton Suite is tastefully decorated and can host up to 300 guests of if you’re after a smaller affair, the equally chic and modern Tallon Suite can accommodate up to 180 people. Both suites have their own dedicated area for your drinks reception so you can toast your guests in private!

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