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The stunning surroundings of Cliff at Lyons make for a truly unique, elegant & enchanting location for a wedding reception.

Shackleton Mill is a spectacular double height space with seating capacity for up to 130 banquet guests. The room’s paneled walls are offset by a soft and relaxing palette of neutral shades, while the dramatic 17th-century fireplace and soothing sounds of the waterfall add to the uniqueness of the room.

The courtyard features a stunning dovecot – home to four pairs of white doves, adding that extra special fairytale element to a bride and groom's big day. The Courtyard is home to a spectacular fireplace and special snug area which is a popular meeting area for wedding guests.

Civil Ceremony Venues at Cliff at Lyons - Cliff at Lyons is an idyllic setting for your civil ceremony, partnership or blessing.

The stunning MILL with its cascading falls as your backdrop, Cliff at Lyon is the perfect venue for your special day.

Shackleton Apartment (Bridal Suite), a lavishly decorated suite, is available to the bride and groom on their wedding night. With its classically styled rustic interior and remarkable four poster bed, this is the idyllic setting to begin life as a married couple.

39 Hotel Guest Room Accommodation

The venue consists of 39 guest bedrooms including beautifully appointed hotel rooms beside the lake and Oratory, along with a number of lavishly furnished two & three bedded Cottages available for guests wishing to stay overnight.

Each detail of your wedding day will be planned to perfection; we will tailor every aspect of the occasion to your needs, while all quotations will be based on your individual requirements.


Our Wedding Day at Cliff at Lyons was one we will never forget. It all started so perfectly with myself and my sister waking to the sound of the resident Love Doves outside our window in the beautiful Shackelton House! Getting ready at the Lyons was such a treat... hair & makeup team on hand as well as the great waiting staff serving us breakfast, as we were pampered, was bliss! After the Church, we returned to Lyons for a gorgeous champagne reception in the courtyard and for our guests who had never been to Cliff at Lyons they were in complete awe of its charm and beauty. Everything about the day was magical, the reception room is so stunning that very little decoration is needed, a few simple flowers and table settings is all that's needed. I have to say that the staff were excellent; so friendly and efficient and compliments to the Chef on an amazing meal. If you are looking for something a little different I can't recommend Cliff at Lyons highly enough. A truly magical place for the best day of your life!

  • Each detail of your wedding day will be planned to perfection
  • We will tailor every aspect of the occasion to your needs, while all quotations will be based on your individual requirements.
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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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Ruth Sent on 30/11/2017
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Cliff at Lyons is the ultimate wedding venue.

The staff made everything so easy - nothing was too much! Our DJ unfortunately didn't turn up which was extremely upsetting however Katie and the bar staff had this under control straight away and had a playlist set up instantly which ensured peopled still enjoyed the night and danced well into the early hours!

The venue is absolutely stunning and all our guests kept mentioning that it was a hidden gem!!

Gerard was amazing the night before and Day of - he was so attentive! "

It is the ultimate wedding venue, from the stunning grounds, accommodation and function rooms to the most friendly, happy and attentive staff. I genuinely could not recommend them enough. All of our guests were blown away by the picturesque surroundings and said the food was the best they ever had at a wedding. Each room has so much character and you just don't want to leave.

I would highly recommend any bride to stay the night before your wedding to ensure you get to enjoy the accommodation and venue to the fullest!
Agnes Sent on 13/11/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for making our day wonderfully memorable

It was all we had hoped for and more! Majella treated us like we were as important as a party of 600 even though we were only 6! Her warmth and attention to detail made the day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ??
The Sent on 03/11/2017
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We were delighted with all the staff at the Cliff, in particular Amy, who planned everything really well and was really accomodating to requests in the lead up, and Gerard on the day was very flexible and professional. We couldn’t have been happier in the day itself, all our guests were really impressed with the surroundings, the quality of accommodation and the food was excellent. Thanks to all the staff who made our day really special.
Suzanne Sent on 03/11/2017
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Everything was amazing!

I cant speak highly enough for the staff at Cliff at Lyons, the venue is stunning and the staff do everything to ensure you have a stressfree amazing day! The food and service were all amazing from start to finish.
Fionnuala Sent on 06/11/2017
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The staff were lovely and so helpful.

The staff and the venue were amazing. They went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly on the day. I found myself very stressed the days before the wedding and they really did everything they could to make me feel better and did. All our guest were blown away by the venue, staff and how beautiful the food was. I would 100% recommend the Cliff at Lyons to future brides.
Aideen Sent on 23/10/2017
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Huge thanks to everyone at the Cliff at Lyons. Our day was absolutely amazing and could not have gone better. The staff were fantastic, the food was outstanding and the venue is magical and our guests were blown away. A month on, people are still talking about it.

Special thanks to Amy, Gerard and Majella for co-ordinating our day to perfection.
Katie Sent on 22/09/2017
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I am so in love with Cliff at Lyons!

It was amazing!! Totally magical. Amy Masterson in particular was fantastic.

Everything was so incredibly magical. The day was everything we dreamed of and more thanks to Amy and the rest of the staff at the Cliff At Lyons. We knew it was going to be a beautiful day but this exceeded all expectations. My favourite place in Ireland.
Emma Sent on 03/11/2017
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Wish we could do it all again!

Amazing venue. All our guests were blown away. Excellent service. 5 star food. Wish we could do it all again.
Heather Sent on 04/10/2017
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Beautiful grounds and outstanding service. Delicious food. Good Value for Money. Would recommend as a wedding venue to a friend.
Fiona Sent on 29/12/2017
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The venue itself was amazing and this was complemented by equally great staff and service.
Stunning venue, stunning food, stunning service. The Cliff at Lyons was amazing and we couldn't have asked for our wedding to have gone any better! Thanks so much to Majella and all the staff at the Cliff for helping to make our day so special!
Patsy Sent on 04/09/2017
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CAL gave us a superb day for our wedding.

What we liked most about our experience with Cliff at Lyons was the quality of service. The help and friendliness of all the staff was amazing, and particularly the help from Amy and Gerry. The food was excellent.

Cliff at Lyons made the planning as easy as possible, the food was outstanding, the service was second to none and the ambiance excellent. Our guests really enjoyed the event and the standard of accommodation in particular was remarked upon by all of our guests.
Molly Sent on 24/08/2017
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All of our guests were really blown away

Paul and I are back from our honeymoon and still can't get over what a beautiful wedding day we had. Thank you Amy, and to all the staff at Lyons, for helping us put on such a brilliant event.

All of our family and friends -- especially those who had traveled from afar -- could not stop gawking at Cliff at Lyons. We heard positive comments about the Mill, the food, the staff, the grounds, the rooms -- people were really blown away!

We would like to extend a special thanks to Katie for looking after us on the actual day of the wedding. She was so sweet and attentive to us, and we hear she was also looking after our bridal party and family. Extra special thanks to her for calming me before the first dance :)

We'd be more than happy to recommend you to other couples.

I'm sure we'll be seeing you around the cafe again soon! Thank you, and all the best!
Debora Sent on 27/08/2017
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Our big day at Cliff at Lyons can't be put into words. We had our very first date at the village and it was a very emotional moment coming back there for our wedding with all our family and friends. Cliff at Lyons is amazing and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Aoife Sent on 23/08/2017
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Staff - Amy and Gerard are simply amazing at what they do. They made us feel so comfortable and welcome at all times. All the staff are very natural and down to earth. Arranging a wedding from abroad this was important, I felt I could trust the staff each time I made contact. Thank you, you are awesome!!!

I cannot recommend the Cliff at Lyons enough for a wedding. The staff made us feel so welcome at all times, going out of their way to answer any questions and spend extra time on details where required. We organised our wedding from abroad and being able to trust in our venue with questions etc was really important. The venue always responded quickly and that really put us at ease. I cannot thank the Cliff at Lyons enough for what was a really special and wonderful day for us. Highly recommended in all aspects.
Vanessa Sent on 03/11/2017
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The staff were AMAZING!!! Every detail was taken care of and the service was of such a high standard. Planning a wedding from overseas I thought would be hard but with the Cliff team it was truly an enjoyable experience!
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