Throwing the perfect fairytale wedding will mean picking the ideal setting for your day. If you want to have some fairytale style at your wedding then think carefully about your venue — perhaps you want to choose a location steeped in Irish history for a traditional day, or even a castle with beautiful stonework that will be an ideal backdrop for your photos. Or perhaps you want a modern fairytale, then look at venues with lots of glass to let in the light or an elegant ballroom. To help you narrow your search we have chosen four stylish wedding venues that could be perfect for you.
Ballinacurra House can cater for wedding receptions, civil marriages and civil partnerships in their fairytale setting. This picturesque wedding venue is located close to Ireland’s gourmet capital of Kinsale and is set amongst 40-acres of woodland and lawns, meaning your wedding photographer can capture some beautiful shots of you and your partner that you will treasure forever.
What makes this venue extra special is the privacy, this exclusive-use estate can be hired exclusively for your friends and family for a number of days, meaning you can spend the night before or after your wedding with those nearest and dearest to you. Hear first hand from one of Ballinacurra House’s wedding couples as they share their thoughts on holding their wedding at this Kinsale location: “We have heard from all of our friends how much they enjoyed our wedding and a big part of that was the very special setting of Ballinacurra, far more than a house, it was a home for our multinational clan in the days we took over.”
Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens, with its thick walls and stone façade, is a grand Palladian Mansion. As your guests arrive at this venue located at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, they will drive down the tree-lined avenue to Powerscourt House, giving the perfect start to your fairytale wedding.
The location is exclusive and unforgettable — from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant ballroom where you will receive meticulous service and first class cuisine.
Powerscourt House is truly an enchanting venue for your special day and offers couples something different with gracious hospitality and old world charm.
Castle Leslie Estate
Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie is a stunningly beautiful secluded estate in Monaghan, Ireland. Still in the hands of its founding family since the mid 17thCentury, Castle Leslie Estate is steeped in history and has been the venue for countless parties and celebrations through the centuries. It is an incredibly intimate and romantic venue that comes alive when filled with the laughter and joy of family and friends. Whether you are planning an intimate or a grand celebration, Castle Leslie Estate has the perfect setting for you. With their reputation for fabulous food and discreet personal attention, the Estate also boasts a variety of accommodation to suit all preferences.
The magnificent Castle is full of old world grandeur and character and can accommodate wedding parties from 40 to 70 guests. The charming Lodge, an enchanting Victorian building, can accommodate intimate wedding parties with up to 60 guests. For larger wedding parties, The Pavilion at Castle Leslie Estate is a delightful space overlooking Glaslough Lake, which can accommodate up to 260 guests.
The path to the Pavilion is lit with flaming torches at night which creates the most romantic atmosphere. They also have a tradition where you can use Sir Jack Leslie’s sword to cut your wedding cake and he may even be around to congratulate the happy couple.
Narrow Water Castle
Whether you are looking for a fairytale location to hold your wedding reception or a wedding venue that can include both your ceremony and your celebrations then Narrow Water Castle could be perfect for you. What better place to throw your fairytale day than this historic castle.
Weddings for up to 120 people can be held in the castle or for larger wedding parties you can throw a marquee wedding, suitable for up to 300 wedding guests. The picturesque backdrop will make it the ideal setting for your grand occasion and your wedding pictures will be unforgettable.
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