I’m often asked about luxury wedding venues near Dublin, especially by couples planning their destination wedding in Ireland, who want easy access to Dublin airport. Of course, I’m always happy to oblige. As a wedding planner in Ireland, I’ve travelled all over the Emerald Isle, and experienced some truly incredible Irish wedding venues. And you don’t even have to go far to find them! Within an hour’s drive from the capital, you’ll find everything from ancient castles and stately manor houses to five-star hotels, each with that special wow factor that will be sure to impress your guests. Today, I’ve put together a list of five top luxury wedding venues near Dublin and within the city itself. If you’re dreaming of a wedding with luxe décor, gorgeous food, stunning settings, and top-notch hospitality (with easy airport access for your guests), these might be for you!
Location: Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
One of my favourite luxury wedding venues near Dublin – just 40 minutes from the capital, in fact. I’d go so far as to say that Powerscourt Estate (above) has the finest views in Ireland. A long avenue lined with beech trees sweeps its way up to the Palladian mansion, like something from a fairytale. It includes a grand marble hall, a Georgian ballroom, and a private bar with panoramic vistas of the renowned formal gardens and The Sugarloaf Mountain.
Location: Dublin 2
The Shelbourne is a five-star luxury hotel in the very heart of Dublin, looking out over St Stephen’s Green. One of the capital’s most elegant properties, its 19th-century red brick façade is a city landmark, and the opulent interiors include gleaming marble, embossed wallpaper, decorative stained glass, and open fireplaces. It has a number of beautiful rooms for weddings, whether you’re planning a lavish ball or something more intimate.
Location: Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Another wonderful luxury wedding venue near Dublin is Carton House in Co. Kildare (around 30 minutes from the city). This exclusive resort is located on over a thousand acres of parkland and includes an award-winning golf course. Smaller events can take place in the magnificent Gold Salon, while larger weddings can also be accommodated in the glamorous ballroom, which was recently refurbished.
Location: Slane, Co. Meath
Tankardstown House is a country house wedding venue, only a 40-minute drive from Dublin, near the famous Slane Castle. This location is all about understated luxury and fine dining. The house can be booked exclusively for your wedding, so you’ll feel like you have your very own 18th-century manor! Summer ceremonies and drinks receptions can be held in the walled garden, while receptions for up to 230 people take place in the stunning glass-ceilinged Orangery ballroom.
Location: Castleknock, Co. Dublin
Of course, I can’t talk about luxury wedding venues near Dublin without mentioning this spectacular 15th-century castle! Luttrellstown Castle was made famous for having hosted the wedding of David and Victoria Beckham and continues to host glamorous affairs in its beautiful ballroom with its sparkling chandeliers, and private, expansive grounds. It also has twelve sumptuous bedrooms, so you really can wake up on the morning of your wedding feeling like a princess!
If you’d like to know more about these and the other amazing luxury wedding venues near Dublin that are available, be sure to get in touch!
Slán go Fóill,