To hold a fairytale wedding, you need to have a fairy tale setting, so what could be more perfect than a wedding in a beautiful castle. We have selected some stunning castle venues that will make the perfect location for your big day.
The beautiful Clontarf Castle in Dublin makes the ideal fairy tale setting for your big day, whether it be for your wedding reception or your civil ceremony. When you visit Clontarf Castle you feel that you are transported into a tranquil and peaceful setting – isolated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, yet you are conveniently just ten minutes from Dublin city centre.
You can choose to hold your wedding reception in The Great Hall which is decorated beautifully with a gold and cream interior, as well as gorgeous Louise Kennedy Crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, it’s a truly luxurious location that will set the perfect fairy tale scene for your big day. If you are having a more intimate wedding then you can hold your reception in the Viking Suite, it is beautifully decorated and boasts some fantastic natural light and with its own private bar.
Dromoland Castle is a stunning wedding venue with a picture perfect setting. This 16th century castle is steeped in history and has some fantastic architecture. Beautifully refurbished and restored in 1962, it now offers luxury amenities whilst still maintaining its historic roots. If you are looking for a castle wedding venue with a mix of traditional and modern then Dromoland Castle could be the perfect location for your big day.
The castle is set in 410 acres of forest and parkland in County Clare and is surrounded by quaint villages. This 5 star hotel offers the perfect backdrop to your big day, with a beautifully decorated interior and winding staircases, you will not be short of places to have some amazing wedding photographs taken.
If you are searching for a venue that is complete luxury then look no further than Castemartyr Resort in County Cork, Castlemartyr Resort prides itself on being a stunning mix of Old World charm and contemporary design that gives it a really unique style. Within the 220 acres of ground you will find the beautiful 18th century manor house that has been meticulously resorted with a stunning interior. Just adjacent to the manor house you will see the ruins of an 800 year old castle that will offer the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs.
Castlemartyr Resort can cater for weddings of up to 190 people and offers both all inclusive and bespoke wedding packages. The venue is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies and you can say your vows in one of the beautifully decorated private rooms. If you are looking for a stunning venue located in acres of gorgeous Irish countryside then Castlemartyr Resort could be the perfect wedding venue for you.
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