5 of the Best Quirky Wedding Venues

If you’re after a wedding venue with a difference, don’t miss our roundup of the best alternative wedding venues Ireland has to offer


Choosing a wedding venue is a crucial part of the wedding planning process. We’ve picked out the quirkiest and most colourful wedding venues Ireland has to offer, for those who want a stand out wedding with a difference.

The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant is quirky at first sight — the bold pink exterior makes it stand out in its gorgeous surroundings. The wedding venue is located right on the coast of County Cork, providing breathtaking views of the Irish Sea as you say your vows and celebrate after your ceremony. The Pink Elephant is a restaurant, so you’re guaranteed a truly delicious meal with an extensive choice when it comes to menu selection. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies, so your whole day can take place there. It is the ideal location for an intimate wedding with a quirky twist.

For more information visit www.pinkelephant.ie


Kippure Estate

Your wedding day will truly be your own day at Kippure Estate. Whether you want a scenic outdoor ceremony, or to transform the indoor space into something magical, it can happen at Kippure Estate, a Wicklow wedding venue. There is a dedicated and professional wedding coordinator who will make all of your wedding day dreams come true. You can also enjoy activities such as high ropes adventure, marked walking trails, rustic barbecues, and themed parties, all of which could make your wedding that bit more unusual.

For more information visit www.kippure.com


Mount Druid

Mount Druid is made up from a converted barn, an unconsecrated tin chapel, 20 traditional Mongolian yurts, three shepherd’s huts, a charmingly cosy Gate Lodge, a three-bed school master’s house, an 1820s Georgian house, several BBQ areas, a walled garden, a summer house and three lakes! All this on a working sheep farm... and they also boast a sauna, gym, fire pit and willow maze. Quirky enough for you? A couple who choose to marry at Mount Druid can expect a beautifully laid back venue where red carpets and white chair covers are nonexistent, and their guests can have a lovely relaxed time with an informal feel to the day.

For more information visit www.alternativeweddings.ie


Irish National Stud

Although it’s not actually a wedding venue, the Irish National Stud allows couples to pose for pictures in their beautiful Japanese Garden. The garden is over 100 years old, and follows the path of man as through each stage of life. Photo locations include the spectacular bright red bridge, the original tea house and the ancient cedar tree. There’s also St Fiachra’s Garden, designed to reflect the Irish landscape. This garden is dominated by rock and water as it celebrates the natural beauty of woodlands and wetlands. These are great places if you want a stunning change of scenery in your wedding photos.

For more information visit www.irishnationalstud.ie



Magnakata marquee hire offer an innovative, cool and definitely quirky alternative to your average wedding venue. The Nordic Tipis (or Katas) are a fresh take on the traditional white marquee, and filled with fairy lights, flowers and benches, are the perfect setting for a rustic wedding. The light coloured canvas and wooden poles create a charming space which looks just as effective undecorated as it does bedecked with lights and leaves. The tents can join together to create an outdoors wedding venue that can seat in the excess of 300 guests! If you want a quirky wedding venue that will come to you, Magnakata is perfect.

For more information visit www.magnakata.com


If you’re still searching for your perfect venue then take a look at over 500 stunning Irish locations in our wedding venue directory. www.hitched.ie/wedding-venues


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