08:00 20 Aug 2019

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Unusual Wedding Venues

Are you looking for unusual wedding venues that could capture your heart and wows your guests?

Then make sure to visit the Wedding & Honeymoon Show, coming to the RDS on 7th & 8th September 2019.

Among the hundreds of exhibitors will be a showcase of the most unique and exclusive wedding venues in Ireland.

Ahead of the show, we’ve put together a list of the coolest and most unusual wedding venues Ireland has to offer:

Barberstown Castle

Celebrate your wedding day in your very own castle.

Barberstown Castle is a unique and elegant wedding venue, steeped in history.

Set on 20 acres of beautiful grounds, it's extremely popular with couples tying the knot in Ireland.

You feel a million miles away from it all, but are in fact, just a 30-minute spin from Dublin city centre.

Add in the grandeur of the banquet hall, luxurious on-site accommodation, exquisite food and exceptional service, it's no surprise this wedding venue is in high demand.


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Bellinter House

Just 30 minutes from Dublin, Bellinter House is a stunning 18th century Georgian Manor.

With sweeping lawns, ancient trees, and secluded spots for you to explore all on the banks of the River Boyne.

Bellinter House creates a distinctive romantic ambiance which is not replicated anywhere else.

A unique venue, it offers exclusive use for weddings of up to 206 guests.


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Brooklodge & Macreddin Village

For couples who are looking for a more intimate and informal wedding celebration then look no further than Macreddin Village.

This multi-award winning venue is ideally located in a picturesque Wicklow valley just one hour from South Dublin.

Macreddin Chapel hosts intimate wedding ceremonies where vows can be exchanged as your nearest and dearest friends and family look on.

Or, weather permitting; an outdoor ceremony option is also available.

After the ceremony, it is just a simple walk across the green to your private and exclusive Wedding Venue – BrookHall.


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Crover House Hotel

This Georgian Manor House rests majestically on the private shores of Lough Sheelin.

It emanates elegance and class with breath taking views of the historic lake and 41 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds.

The House provides an intimate and tranquil setting for your special day and is conveniently located only a stone’s throw away from Dublin.

It's a perfect destination for your wedding day celebrations.


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Farnham Estate Spa

With abundant wildlife on this impressive forest estate along with 4-star luxury hotel and spa.

It is the perfect country wedding venue for up to 240 guests located just outside Cavan town and only 90 mins from Dublin and Belfast.

A perfect wedding venue for those looking for country luxury on this impressive 1300-acre estate.

A wedding at the Farnham Estate Hotel, is a marriage of style, luxury and flawless service.

From the bouquet to the banquet, everything the special couple desire becomes reality at the estate.


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Glenlo Abbey Hotel

A ‘hidden gem’ in the West of Ireland, you will be captivated by the beauty of this enchanting lake side estate overlooking Lough Corrib.

Tastefully restored and truly elegant, one cannot feel but overwhelmed by the beauty and enchantment of this magnificent property.

A mere 5 minutes’ drive from Galway City Centre, this exquisite country estate attracts couples from all over Ireland and abroad to celebrate their special day.


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Kinnitty Castle Hotel

An Absolute gem of a retreat in the heart of Ireland, this Gothic revival castle which dates back to the 13th Century.

You will feel like you have stepped back in time as you and your guests celebrate your wedding in the medieval styled banquet suite.

Nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the 4-star castle hotel offers the perfect packages for weddings of all budgets.

As an approved venue for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, you can plan your entire wedding at Kinnitty Castle Hotel.


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Leixlip Manor House

A restored Manor House, Leixlip is a quiet oasis of calm, on the border of Kildare and Dublin.

The Victorian walled gardens are lovingly maintained. They provide a romantic backdrop for a stroll around the grounds or a garden party.

As well as the extensive woodland the Manor boasts a rolling lawn with the Dublin Mountains framing the horizon.

The Leixlip Manor Hotel has lots of scope for you to be creative with your own bespoke space.

Whether it’s a drinks reception in the walled gardens, a BBQ to celebrate the day after or a Marquee on the lawn.

The beautiful manor rooms and terrace are an elegant backdrop that offers your guests a luxurious and intimate setting to celebrate your lifelong commitment to each other.


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Palmerstown House Estate

One of Kildare's most impressive venues, Palmerstown House Estate sits on 900 acres of manicured gardens, meandering lakes and historical landscapes.

It provides the perfect setting for celebrations and wedding photographs.

Based just 45 minutes from Dublin, this breath-taking exclusive destination, full of history and romance, is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.


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The Johnstown Estate

The Johnstown Estate is the perfect wedding venue in Meath, where Georgian splendour meets modern day luxury.

Set on 120 acres of parkland overlooking the river Blackwater, the 1750's Rural Residence is just between Johnstownbridge and Enfield.

The Johnstown Estate ensures you’ll have the perfect backdrop to capture precious memories on your wedding day, right on Dublin’s doorstep.


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This piece was brought to you by The Wedding and Honeymoon Show – the wedding planning day out you can’t afford to miss!

The Wedding & Honeymoon Show returns to the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8thSeptember.

With over 150 of the finest wedding suppliers under one roof, make your dream wedding a day to remember no matter what your budget or style.

Brides and grooms visiting the show will have the opportunity to enjoy bespoke fashion shows showcasing the latest in wedding couture, visit the ‘I Do’ school, or indulge in afternoon tea.

Tickets cost €15 and can be booked online or purchased at the door. For more information click here.


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