The Dean Hotel Dublin is one of the best spots in Ireland for cool small or intimate weddings. Located in the heart of Dublin City on Harcourt Street, it can accommodate up to 120 people and has so many options for truly bespoke weddings. I am very fortunate to be one of The Dean’s featured wedding photographers and on their recommended vendor list.
Why I love taking wedding photographs at The Dean
The Dean is just cool. There’s no two ways about it. From the iconic “we fell in love here” neon sign to the breathtaking views of Sophie’s Terrace it’s pretty much unbeatable. It also seems to attract very lovely, laidback couples! So, as a photographer, I know when I book a wedding couple who have booked The Dean, I’m in for a treat.
The Dean is located at 33 Harcourt Street, please see map below.
Phone: + 353 1 6078110
email: [email protected]
Here is a short video slideshow from some of my favourite weddings at The Dean!
Photo Locations in The Dean
There are so many brilliant areas to choose from when thinking about where you can take photos in The Dean.
The Blue Room
A classic, contemporary space with a wall of beautiful Georgian windows guaranteeing gorgeous light. The Blue Room can seat 60 for private dining or up to 120 standing for amazing wedding parties.
With it’s iconic swings and incredible views, Sophie’s Terrace is a fantastic spot to celebrate.
The Lobby Bar
You can’t miss the famous neon sign over the reception area that was designed by Tracy Emin. If you don’t get a photo under it, did you even get married here?
The lobby can do canapés and finger food and a can accommodate DJs or live bands. Or just plug in your phone to the in house PA and blast out your wedding playlist. The lobby bar can hold up to 80 guests at a time.
Using Iveagh Gardens for portraits
Just across the road from The Dean lies the beautiful Iveagh Gardens. As you can see from the images below, there is a huge amount of variety available. Please note your photographer will need to request permission from the OPW to shoot at this location.
Wedding Photography in Dublin City
If you want a bit of extra variety, why not step outside and go to any number of possible locations within Dublin City itself. Stylish street, rich parks, colourful characters – it’s an adventure!
My favourite shots taken at The Dean
Parking at The Dean
No parking is available on-site but parking is available at a discounted rate at the nearby Q-Park on Stephen’s Green.
How much does a wedding cost at The Dean
As The Dean offer completely bespoke wedding packages, their pricing is not publicly available. Please reach out the wedding team for a custom quote.
Are you getting married at The Dean?
If you’ve booked The Dean and now need someone to take photos of you and your guests – I’d love to talk to you!
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