Best Wedding Venues near Dublin – updated for 2021

February 2, 2021

Introduction

Hi! I’m John and I’m a Dublin wedding photographer. I’ve been shooting weddings since 2015 and I’m delighted to bring you a list of the best wedding venues near Dublin in 2021. Whether you’re literally JUST engaged or have been putting the planning on the long finger, I hope this list is helpful to you. I would love to chat more, before or after you have chosen your venue and you will find a contact form at the bottom of the page, should you have any questions at all. I have shot at all of these venues and all photos shown are my own.

I’ve done some research to make your task a little easier and have compiled the following info for each venue:

  • website link (directly relating to weddings where possible)
  • email (direct wedding contact where possible)
  • phone
  • capacity (usually min or max capacity, contact venues for more detail)
  • cost (starting price where possible though please note venue hire fee may also be applicable)
  • Distance from Dublin Airport

In some cases I will be linking to specific blog posts of real weddings or even detailed venue pages where I can show off much more imagery from each venue and lots more helpful information.

How to choose the best Dublin Wedding Venues for YOU.

The main factors that will help you decide your venue will be of course budget and guest capacity. Once you have decided on those elements it’s really down to your personal tastes and you may not really be able to shorten your list down until you have physically seen a few venues. My couples will often tell me how they “fell in love” with their venue as soon as they set foot on the grounds. Some had to see a few and some were lucky enough to find their dream venue first time.

Getting Married in Dublin City Centre

I’ve published a separate blog listing the very Best Dublin City Wedding Venues so if you’re looking to hold a stylish city wedding, look no further than that blog post.

List of Best Wedding Venues near Dublin

Ballymagarvey

Wedding Couple in Ballymagarvey Village cuddling under night lights.

Location: Balrath, Navan, Co. Meath.  36km

Bellinter House

Couple kissing after their wedding ceremony at Bellinter House

Location: Kilmessan, Co. Meath. 48km

Boyne Hill House Estate

Wedding Couple in beautiful outdoor setting at Boyne Hill House Estate.

Location: KILCARN, NAVAN, CO. MEATH. 50km

Cliff at Lyons

Wedding Couple posing by a beautiful waterfall at Cliff at Lyons.

Location: Celbridge, Co. Kildare (30km)

Clonabreany House

Location: Kells, Meath 80km

Darver Castle

Location: Darver, Co. Louth.  67km

Durhamstown Castle

Bridal party having fun at the gardens of Durhamstown Castle during a wedding.

Location: Bohermeen, Co. Meath 60km

Featured Wedding – Leah & Simon

Also featured on One Fab Day

The Johnstown Estate

Couple under sunset at wedding at Johnstone Estate by a water feature.

Location:Enfield, Co. Meath. 49km

The K Club

Location: Straffan, Kildare. 36km

Luttrellstown Castle

Wedding couple kissing under dramatic firework shaped like a heart at Luttrellstown Castle.

Location: Castleknock, Dublin 15 18km

Martinstown House

Quirky wedding image of a couple under a rusty tin roof taken at Martinstown House.

Location: The Curragh, Co Kildare.  64kms

Featured Blog – as featured on One Fab Day.

The Millhouse

Stylish wedding couple walking in front of The Millhouse with cool blue vintage car.

Location: Slane, Co. Meath 52kms

Featured wedding – Catherine & James

Powerscourt Hotel

Posed photograph of a blond bride standing within a dark door frame at Powerscourt Hotel.

Location: Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow 50kms

Powerscourt House & Gardens

A wedding couple embracing while the bride laughs. Taken at Powerscourt House and Gardens.

Location: Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. 50kms

Featured Real Wedding: Rima & Paul – Stunning Summer Wedding at Powerscourt

Also featured on One Fab Day

Rathsallagh House

A couple pictured under a large tree with shining lights under a dramatic red sky, taken at Rathsallagh House.

Location: Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow. 74kms

The Station House Hotel

Dramatic aerial image, taken with a drone, of a married couple at The Turntable in the Station House Hotel.

Location: Kilmessan, Co. Meath. 42 kms

Tankardstown House

Black and white image of a wedding couple in the rain by gates of Tankardstown House.

Location: Slane, Co. Meath 58kms

Tinakilly House Hotel

Wedding couple posing by Tinakilly House.

Location: Rathnew, Co. Wicklow. 69kms

Questions you should ask your venue during your consultation. 

One Fab Day have published a brilliant guide with a large number of questions you could ask your venue coordinator before, during and after your site visit: https://www.onefabday.com/ie/wedding-venue-question-checklist/

I’ve picked out some of the more important ones here:

  • Is your venue available for exclusive use?
  • Are there any changes planned to the building before the wedding?
  • Are the premises licensed for legal ceremonies?
  • Can we throw confetti?
  • Is a corkage fee charged on wine?
  • Is a complimentary menu tasting included?
  • Does the venue have a PA/Sound System setup for speeches or a projector?
  • How late will the bar be open?

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