If you’re open to a wedding in the capital, you’ll find there’s plenty of amazing wedding venues in Dublin. With beautiful scenery, stunning architecture, incredible interiors, iconic landmarks, historic locations and amazing photo opportunities (some of our favourite real wedding photographs are of newlyweds strolling leisurely through the city streets as passers-by wish them well!), Dublin is a dream location for weddings with every type of space imaginable.
So today we’re taking a closer look at some places you can tie the knot. Whether you’ve your heart set on a fairy tale castle, a charming country manor, an alternative wedding venue in the heart of the city or a luxurious contemporary hotel, there’s something to suit every style of couple. Regardless of whether you’re after a large Dublin wedding or an intimate gathering for just your closest family and friends, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste and budget below!
Stylish Dublin Wedding Venues
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Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, Castleknock, Dublin 15Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
The award winning Castleknock Hotel & Country Club in Dublin is close to the Strawberry Beds and Phoenix Park if you’re after a gorgeous backdrop for photos. This chic and contemporary hotel is renowned for its excellent service and amazing food and couples can take their pick of packages or tailor make their own. The stunning ballroom comes complete with mood lighting and has several setup options. It also boasts two main bars and an adjacent smoking terrace. If you want to tie the knot on site, you can do so in their stunning suite with first floor balcony which has idyllic views of the surrounding countryside.
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate, Co. DublinGuest capacity: 240 | View Profile
If you’re dreaming a of a beach side wedding venue, The Waterside House Hotel in Donabate might tick all your boxes. The Waterside House Hotel sits on Donabate Beach along the North County Dublin coastline and has spectacular views that are sure to impress guests. Their Martello Ballroom can cater for up to 160 people and their Lambay Suite and Samphire Restaurant are perfect for more intimate weddings. Couples can kick-start their celebrations on the Sea View Terrace, basking in the sea breeze and gorgeous ocean views in summer or cosying up indoors with a fire, watching the crashing waves come winter. They have a one wedding per day policy.
Radisson Blu St. Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4Guest capacity: 260 | View Profile
Set on 4 acres of private gardens, Radisson Blu St. Helen’s is an elegant and luxurious 18th century Irish mansion in a central Dublin location. The hotel can cater for as little as 10 people and up to larger parties of 270 guests with several beautiful dining suites available. The gorgeous grounds and its impressive historical architecture lend themselves to a beautiful backdrop for wedding photographs, while the hotel itself is luxuriously appointed creating a magical and romantic setting for your celebrations. They’re renowned for their excellent service and their dedicated wedding coordinator Zuzana Hasler will work with you every step of the way.
Rosedale House, Shankill, Co. DublinGuest capacity: 250 | View Profile
The charming Rosedale House is an exclusive Dublin wedding venue overlooking the Irish Sea. This majestic house, with ornate ceilings, sumptuous carpets, antique furnishings and sash windows overlooking the grounds, is set on a beautiful six acre estate with stunning formal gardens. It can cater for both big and small weddings from 25 to 250 guests and weddings here are exclusive which means you have the whole place to yourself. Not only is it home to some seriously stylish themed rooms, it also has its own private nightclub and a purpose built marquee set in their walled garden, ideal for larger parties.
Photo by Pawel Bebenca Photography
The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22Guest capacity: 250 | View Profile
Located on Dublin’s doorstep, the family run Louis Fitzgerald Hotel has a reputation for elegance and style. Couples can take their pick of three beautifully designed, affordable and luxurious packages with lots of little extras to make sure your day is as special as it gets. They know achieving the wow factor on your Big Day is vital so pride themselves on their personal touches and have a one wedding a day policy. Couples can look forward to celebrating in sumptuous surroundings with Led lighting to match their colour theme, fairy light back drop and there’s lots of upgrade options available too from bubbly on arrival to starlight dance floor.
Finnstown Castle Hotel, Lucan, Co. DublinGuest capacity: 200 | View Profile
The romantic Finnstown Castle Hotel offers couples an idyllic setting just 25 minutes from Dublin city centre. As you enter the gates and travel up the magnificent tree lined avenue, you’ll find a cosy and welcoming country house. The beautiful mature grounds surrounding the house are dotted with ancient trees, charming gazebos and ornamental three-tier fountains, providing ample photo opportunities. Inside is just as beautiful – guests can toast the happy couple in the cosy Library Suite before retiring to the magnificent chandelier adorned ballroom for a night of fine food and dancing.
Photo by Emma Russell Photography
Luttrellstown Castle, Castleknock, Dublin 15Guest capacity: 180 | View Profile
The luxurious Luttrellstown Castle can be your own stunning stately home for the night! Available for exclusive private rental, this stunning castle wedding venue can accommodate up to 180 guests. Their beautiful grounds and majestic facade provide endless picture opportunities and the inside is just as impressive. The castle’s luxurious interiors have the wow factor from two magnificently appointed ballrooms to the charming library with its cosy, old world feel. Couples after a country house setting also have the option of The Clubhouse, designed in the style of a Swiss Alpine chalet with luxurious facilities and panoramic views over the Wicklow Mountains.
Beaufield Mews Restaurant & Gardens, Stillorgan, DublinGuest capacity: 130 | View Profile
Beaufield Mews is a hidden oasis just 4 miles from Dublin city centre. The 18th Century stables and courtyard have been lovingly restored and mixes old world charm with an alternative twist. Their beautiful walled rose gardens can be used for ceremonies and blessings or is the perfect place to kick off your drinks reception. Their menu offerings are as unique as the setting with lots of gourmet food options for couples looking to give their wedding menu a fun twist – hog roasts, barbeques, rustic picnics and the restaurant’s ‘Mini Feast’ menus are popular choices but their 5 course meal will also go down a treat if you’re after a more traditional menu.
Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin 4Guest capacity: 120 | View Profile
Hampton Hotel specialises in boutique, personalised events. Stylishly and creatively converted from six Georgian buildings, Hampton Hotel is located in the picturesque Donnybrook suburb offering couples a fab space, not far from the city centre. The timeless classic exterior reflects times past while inside the hotel is bursting with personality and style with funky, contemporary furniture. The striking Donnybrook Room can cater for up to 120 guests and the team will work with you to create a day as individual as you whether you’re after something low key or something cool or creative.
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, Swords, Co. DublinGuest capacity: 240 | View Profile
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club is a beautifully restored country house nestled in the Dublin countryside, just 20 minutes from the city centre. Roganstown‘s magnificent staircase leads to the stunning Aungier Suite, which can host up to 240 guests and boasts its own heated terrace and views over the golf course. The manicured lawns and Japanese Gardens provide beautiful photo opportunities and coupes looking to steal a few minutes to themselves will love being able to escape to the lake for a glass of bubbly – its also the perfect spot for some romantic snaps. They have a one wedding a day policy.
Angler’s Rest, Strawberry Beds, Dublin 20Guest capacity: 120 | View Profile
Its picturesque location on the banks of the River Liffey at the Strawberry Beds combined with its excellent reputation for fine food make the Angler’s Rest an ideal choice for couples looking for a charming Dublin wedding venue. The venue’s stylish decor will be a big hit with couples after a unique and cosy setting for their Big Day. The team works closely with couples to ensure each wedding is full of lovely details and personal touches. There are ample photo opportunities within the venue itself and the iconic Phoenix Park is just a stroll away as well.
Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, Tyrellstown, Dublin 15Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
The 4* Carlton Hotel and Gardens, Blanchardstown is a contemporary hotel that combines Irish hospitality with an elegant setting. The Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown is conveniently located close to all major road systems and caters for both and large and small weddings whether you’re looking to host an intimate dinner party or a lavish bash in their magnificent ballroom for up to 350 guests. Whether you want traditional or something a little bit different, the dedicated wedding team will work with you, pulling out all the stops. You won’t have to go far for gorgeous wedding photos either, their wedding garden is the ideal backdrop.
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