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The Avon is one of Ireland’s latest and most current wedding venues. Perched on the Blessington Lakes, with breath taking uninterrupted panoramic views of the Wicklow Mountains, it’s a venue like no other...only 30 minute's drive from Dublin!

The Avon offers flexibility, uniqueness as well as providing a whole different approach to weddings. It’s more than just a room to celebrate your special day; it’s a venue that will make your dreams a reality.

Our philosophy is to adapt the venue to your needs, from our food offerings, exceptional service and décor. Our team can provide a bespoke wedding venue that suits your exact needs.

Compared to other venues, we will adapt to your menu and dietary requirements as well as providing the very best in outside caterers for specialised menus or ingredients. We can cater for the more traditional sit down wedding menu or why not consider a grazing option, where your guests can mingle between themselves while having the very best in food. The informal option is becoming more popular. We offer a vast array of dining options to suit all levels of budgets and tastes.


The Avon offers 6 individual Civil Ceremony options, from our Lakeside area, the shoreline, the elevated outside deck, Russborough House & Gardens (short drive away). Our indoor spaces include our Stunning Brand New Avon Lakeshor Pavilion, Library and Russborough rooms. All areas provide the perfect intimate atmosphere to exchange your vows.


The Avon offers Town house accommodation that caters for up to 6 guests. Each house can be converted to a room only option or alternatively your guests can rent the entire house. We have 2 Bridal houses to choose from that will be yours with our compliments the night of your wedding.

Entertainment & Décor:

With a massive growing portfolio of décor, we have so much flexibility in adapting to your vision, by combining our imagination and expertise with your inspiration and ideas; we will guarantee the perfect setting is created. We have a list of recommended suppliers, bands and DJ’s.

Wedding Appointments:

Should you wish to make a wedding appointment please call us on 045 900670 or email

  • Stylish lakeshore wedding venue
  • Some of the most outstanding views in Ireland
  • 30 minutes from Dublin
  • Approved Civil Ceremony Venue
  • Strict one wedding per day policy
  • Each couple is assisted by a dedicated Wedding Coordinator
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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

Civil Ceremony License
In the Country
Small Hotel
Large Hotel

Dining Options:

Alcohol Licence
Seated Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
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:

Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
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Reviews for The Avon

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87% recommend it
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Marita.r P. Sent on 16/01/2021
1 out of 5 rating

False Promises & Lack of professionalism

I gave this venue the benefit of the doubt. However, there is no justification of the lack of management in this venue. I booked this venue for my wedding for summer 2021 including accommodation with ceremony and reception to take place on the grounds of The Avon back in early 2020 and it is worth mentioning I first visited the venue with my partner back in December 2019. Throughout our numerous visits there was a change of wedding coordinator 3 times. Prior to COVID we had a break booked to stay in the venue which was unfortunate cancelled following the email I received that my accommodation for my wedding will no longer be available because the houses are to be rented to residents for a long term basis. This as a result broke the contract that we had with the venue. I received a refund of only €250 and promised to receive the remaining €750 mid to end of October 2020. It is mid January 2021 and I have not received any response to any of my emails or calls. I understand that it is hard times but this venue is far from what they are advertising and promising the public. Will not be coming back nor recommending to anyone. Awful is not even the word. Do not book!
Sabrina Sent on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing

Myself and my 'Husband' got married in The Avon on the 27th July 2019 - it was absolutely amazing, the views were breathtaking, the staff were lovey and very accommodating, could not recommended The Avon enough - thank you so much!
Niamh Sent on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Such an Amazing Day!

We are back in the land of the living and just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for such an amazing day!! from start to finish we were looked after - Geraldine kept my nerves in check right up until the day before the wedding where Laura took over and went out of her way to make sure we were all ok , Jacob outdone himself with the food which people are still raving about! All of the staff throughout the day were like busy little bees looking after us and we cant thank you all enough, its a day we will never forget so thank you from the bottom of our hearts :)
Helen Sent on 22/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended

We dealt with Katie and Saoirse throughout the final stages of planning our wedding and over the weekend itself. They couldn't do enough for us, everything ran so smoothly with accommodation and the Bridal House is newly refurbished and just so gorgeous. We were due to have an outdoor ceremony and with 10 minutes until the ceremony, the heavens opened! The staff quickly moved the ceremony to the beautiful covered decking area overlooking Blessington Lakes, and our guests felt the turnaround was so smooth and professional. We had quite a busy day with bands playing at our drinks reception as well as after the meal, and staff were on hand to support us throughout. We had about 20% of our guests eating vegan or vegetarian food, and the chef, Ray, ensured that everyone was very well looked after. I had serious issues with my bank when trying to make the payment and the staff were so patient and accommodating while I sorted it out. We cannot fault this venue and would highly recommend it for its food, friendly staff, amazing scenery and excellent accommodation for guests.
Natalie Sent on 22/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating


Had our wedding in August,love this place,we had an outdoor wedding,it was amazing,food is amazing and staff are so lovely and very helpfull,would defitnitly recommend the Avon Ri lakeshore Resort.
Michelle Sent on 22/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wish we could do it again..

Our wedding was in Ireland but it could have been anywhere in the world. The ceremony took place outside overlooking Blessington lakes and definitely had the wow factor. It had a rustic feel that was felt throughout the Avon Ri resort, with a beautiful festival style tent sheltering our reception in the library bar. The day flowed from start to finish and I believe that that’s the vibe this relaxed setting offers. Choosing to have our wedding day here is a decision that we are delighted with. It really is a wonderland where even indoors the stunning views and interior offer the outdoors. We can’t express our gratitude to all of the staff in the Avon Ri for the most magical wedding imaginable. From start to finish the staff went above and beyond to make the experience a personal one where attention to detail and customer service were the makers of the best day of our lives. Myself and Duncan will miss you Katie. You are top of your game when it comes to wedding planning, Thank you! Laura you are super thank u and your team for going above beyond for us and our guests the service is fantastic! We would highly recommend the Avon Ri to any couple who want all of the above! Wish we could do it again..
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