As you start to plan your perfect wedding day, one of the first things to think about is your wedding venue. Whether you want to throw a luxurious wedding day in Ireland or jump on a plane and have a stunning destination wedding, take a look at some of our favourite standout venues from around the world.
If you want a dream destination wedding then how about getting married underwater in the Maldives? At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island couples can say ‘I do’ in the spectacular underwater restaurant — a glass dome surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and tropical fish.
The ceremony begins when the bride is carried to the restaurant in a traditional hammock in a procession. If the couple choose to make a grand entrance, the resort can arrange traditional Maldivian drummers to accompany the bride. The ceremony, conducted in English, can be tailored to include speeches or personalised vows by the couple and includes Maldivian touches such as a garland of flowers to unite the couple as well as the international wedding traditions of cake cutting and a celebratory glass of champagne. After taking their vows, couples board a traditional wooden sailing boat and cruise into the sunset for a romantic journey as husband and wife.
Those preferring to say ‘I do’ on land can choose from two beachfront ceremonies: the Chapel of Love Ceremony, which is set in an elegant thatched roof pavilion on the edge of the lagoon ablaze with banners, or the White Sands Wedding, which takes place barefoot on the silky soft white sands overlooking the ocean, complete with an ‘aisle’ of palm leaves.
If you want your wedding day filled with luxury then consider a celebration at Luttrellstown Castle. This spectacular location was the wedding venue of choice for David and Victoria Beckham in 1999 and the castle has also played host to Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Ronald Regan and REM.
The castle can cater for small and intimate affairs right through to lavish and extravagant weddings of up to 150 guests. If you choose gorgeous Luttrellstown Castle to host your wedding day then you will get exclusive use of the castle and 12 bedrooms for your closest friends and family to stay in. The wedding team at Luttrellstown Castle will work with you to create a truly memoriable wedding day that is personal to you.
Why not incorporate your wedding into the trip of a lifetime to Australia — if you, your partner and your close friends and family have always wanted to take a trip to Oz then this could be the perfect opportunity to combine a holiday of a lifetime with the most special day of your life.
Starship Sydney offers you Sydney Harbour’s very own floating glass ballroom, featuring 360° views of the Harbour. Treat yourself and your special guests to a breathtaking adventure for your memorable Sydney Harbour Wedding Venue. With the vessel offering stunning interior design to accompany the picturesque Sydney Harbour views, your cruise aboard Starship Sydney will be one to never forget.
Follow your dream wedding day with a spectacular honeymoon exploring all that Sydney has to offer from surfing at Bondi Beach to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge.
If you want to throw your dream wedding day a bit closer to home then Lough Rynn Castle in Co Leitrim could be the perfect location for you and is the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding day.
The romantic setting and picturesque views will offer the perfect backdrop for your special day and the wedding team at the castle will help you to create the most magical affair. Lough Rynn Castle also boasts West-Ireland’s biggest walled gardens, meaning you can have some stunning wedding photographs taken or even celebrate with a Champagne drinks reception on the lawn. Then celebrate into the night at the spectacular ballroom and dance the night away under magnificent chandeliers.
For a wedding that is truly unique, think about having a wedding day that dreams are made of at Hotel Du Glace in Quebec, Canada. Hotel Du Glace is a landmark venue to hold your wedding day and is just a ten minute drive from Downtown Quebec City.
This spectacular wedding venue features huge snow vaults and sparkling ice sculptures — the perfect fairytale backdrop to your frozen wedding day. You and your guests will even be able to enjoy post-wedding cocktails in glittering glasses made entirely from ice.
If you choose to throw your wedding at Hotel Du Glace then you can enjoy a walk down their red carpet, handmade ice glasses and flutes to enjoy your post-wedding drinks, a picturesque horse and carriage that will be a great photo opportunity and more. Hotel Du Glace also offer proposal packages and vow renewals so there really is something for everyone at this once in a lifetime location.
If you are still searching for the wedding venue of your dreams then browse our venues directory, filled with hundreds of Irish wedding venues.