It’s a well-known fact that Ireland is one of the most romantic countries in the world to tie the knot in so Weddings in Ireland, an international magazine and website recently launched to help planning an Irish wedding easier, has come up with their top seven exclusive venues in the country.

Ballinacurra House 

Ballinacurra House.

Ballinacurra House.

Ballinacurra House is one of Ireland’s finest private houses, just minutes away from the idyllic seaside town of Kinsale, Co. Cork. Set within a walled garden with 10 foot-high stone walls, security gates and 40 acres of woodland and lawns, this 18th Century luxury Cork country mansion brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a modern and totally private way.

Ballymagarvey Village

Ballymagarvey Village.

Ballymagarvey Village.

Steeped in history and set within acres of beautiful unspoiled countryside, Ballymagarvey Village offers the perfect setting for your special day. Ballymagarvey Village is a beautiful private estate in the historic Boyne Valley region, just 40 minutes from Dublin. It’s wooded grounds and adjoining Victorian walled garden are surrounded by far-reaching views of the rich farmland and native forests of County Meath make it a haven for your Irish wedding, with the perfect backdrop to your photos and a tranquil place for your guests to unwind and enjoy your big day.

Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr Resort.

Castlemartyr Resort.

Nestled in 220 acres of mature Irish landscape in Cork, it is not only the elegant 18th-century manor house and the 13th-century castle ruins that make Castlemartyr stand out from the crowd but the meticulous attention to detail. Capture breath-taking photos amongst the ruins of the 13th-century castle. Alongside the castle, the manor house is the heart of this unique resort, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning restaurant, a spa and leisure center, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style golf course.

Palmerstown Estate 

Palmerstown Estate.

Palmerstown Estate.

Palmerstown House Estate is located on 900 acres of parkland a mere twenty minutes from Dublin on the N7. On entering the estate the long and sprawling tree-lined avenue will bring you to our Manor House. The Manor offers tranquillity, elegance, and luxury in stately surrounds and really is a hidden gem in Co. Kildare.

Kilshane House

Kilshane House.

Kilshane House.

Kilshane House, a Regency house built in 1822, is the centerpiece of 320 acres of private parkland in the heart of County Tipperary, Ireland. The huge curvilinear Conservatory, circa 1860, is ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies and/or blessings. Alternatively, why not explore the Great Outdoors and have a wedding in the pagoda on the lake or in the secret garden? The Orangerie, with a full bar at one end and the dance floor at the other, can comfortably seat 220 guests. The only guests in the 54 bedrooms en-suite are the ones you invite to the wedding, an intimate perk from this stunning venue.

Moyvally Hotel and Golf Resort

Moyvally Hotel and Golf Resort.

Moyvally Hotel and Golf Resort.

Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort offers the luxurious Royal Canal Suite for large weddings up to 280 guests. Combining modern comfort with a classical elegance, this is the perfect backdrop for the most special day of your life. With a stunning private house accompanying a contemporary hotel, this venue has something to offer the luxury seekers and classical lovers. Situated in north County Kildare, its got a  show stopping location with all of the impeccable facilities you are looking for for your dream Irish wedding day.

The Johnstown Estate 

The Johnstown Estate.

The Johnstown Estate.

Set on 120 acres of manicured gardens and woodlands, The Johnstown Estate is a magical Irish Wedding Venue. The Traditional Manor House was built in the 1700’s and retains the splendour of the era while the modern elegance of the new wing sits quietly behind, the perfect backdrop to your elegant Irish wedding. For your guests who wish to take in the sights, we have The Hill of Tara, Wold Heritage Site New Grange and Trim Castle on our door step. A trip to the west coast of Galway is just 1hr 30 minutes while Dublin Airport is just over 30 minutes away which makes us a great location for you and your guests.

For more helpful tips, details and inspiration for planning your dream Irish wedding, check out WedIreland.com.

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