Sometimes you can't wait for the honeymoon; if you're itching for a few days away from life, there's nothing better than a mini-moon! Whether it's a city break you're looking for or a remote getaway, then no worries, we have something for everybody!

1/ Belleek Castle

Belleek Castle is an iconic Irish country house, restaurant and spectacular wedding venue. Set in sprawling woodlands along the River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo, you will find the charming and tranquil castle, the ideal setting for a quiet break from the madness of wedding planning. Straight from the pages of a romance novel, spend your time exploring the vast fairytale forests, tour the seven wonders of Mayo or relax and enjoy a luxurious meal in Jack Fenn's!

A weekend stay at Belleek Castle will cost from €225 a night.

2/ The Westbury

The Westbury

Enjoy a slice of Dublin city in The Westbury. Located in the centre of the action and nightlife, this is the perfect spot for a wine and dine vacation! Immerse yourself in five-star luxury with the choice of three in-house restaurants/bars and afternoon tea; all your culinary needs can be met. Dublin's iconic Grafton Street is mere feet from the front doors if you're a bonified shopaholic. Spring for the presidential suite, and enjoy your private steam room and sauna a few steps from your bed!

A weekend stay at The Westbury will cost from €412 a night or, for the Presidential suite, €2472 a night.

3/ Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Nestled between the Kerry mountains and Kenmare Bay is the fabulous Parknasilla Resort & Spa; this historic manor house, purpose-built in 1879, benefits from the perfect seashore location. Victorian-era décor meets modern comforts to create a beautiful four-star, delightfully luxurious, stylish and comfortable property. Reconnect with nature, escape to the subterranean spa for a couple’s treatment, explore the wilderness on your doorstep, enjoy a romantic dinner at the Pygmalion restaurant or take a duvet day with spectacular views out to sea.

A weekend stay in a manor room at Parknasilla Resort & Spa will cost from €232 a night.

4/ Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Standing majestically in an oasis of calm, The Maryborough captures a seamless blend of the contemporary and the traditional, ensuring an ideal combination of old-fashioned values with modern sophistication. Set in 18 acres of 300-year-old listed gardens and woodland, the family-owned boutique hotel affords guests an experience in luxury and is among the top hotels in Cork.  The Maryborough Hotel is unique with its charming 18th Century Mansion accompanied by the creatively designed contemporary extension. All of this combined makes The Maryborough the perfect destination for a memorable mini-moon.

A weekend stay at The Maryborough Hotel & Spa with the Couples One Night Spa Break will cost from €500 a night.

5/ The Heritage Killenard

The Heritage Killenard

Relax, unwind and get away from it all with a rejuvenating break in the heart of Co. Laois. The Heritage is a place to re-charge and feel special with family, friends and loved ones. The Heritage is packed to the brim with amenities, a tennis court, spa, a health club with a gym and fitness studio, a 15m leisure pool, Jacuzzi, saunas and steam rooms and great food. You would have to make an active effort not to relax! Located in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East, make Laois your destination of choice. From scenic walks at the nearby Emo Court House & Gardens to hiking the trails in the Slieve Blooms, the Heritage has something for you no matter what you are looking for. Take the weekend to soak in the beauty of the Irish countryside!

A weekend stay at The Heritage Killenard costs from €185  a night or a suite from €255.

6/ Brandon House Hotel

The Brandon House Hotel and Solas Croí Spa is a Country Manor House nestled between Wexford and Waterford. With easy access to some of the best beaches Ireland offers and a wide selection of activities, including The Dunbrody Famine Ship, JFK Arboretum, Hook Lighthouse and Secret Valley Wildlife Park. Take advantage of their amazing Leisure Centre with a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room & hydrotherapy grotto, relax at The Solas Croí Spa, and enjoy the spa treatments, luxurious thermal suite and an outdoor hydrotherapy pool.

A weekend stay at Brandon House Hotel costs from €206 or €274  for the one night escape with dinner package.

7/ Finn Lough Bubble Domes

This hidden hideaway on the shores of Finn Lough boasts the unique accommodation option of the Bubble Domes. The Forest Domes feature 180° transparent walls, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of nature. Escape the outside world's noise and enjoy stargazing in comfort for the perfect romantic break in Northern Ireland. Sleep under the stars without sacrificing comfort with 180-degree transparent walls, king-sized bed, home-cooked breakfast and a roll-top bath overlooking the forest.

A weekend stay at a Finn Lough Bubble Dome costs from €473 a night.

8/ Crover House Hotel

Crover House Hotel

One of Ireland’s most beautiful waterside wedding venues, Cavan’s four-star Crover House Hotel rests majestically on the secluded shores of Lough Sheelin. Conveniently located just over one hour from Dublin, the magnificent lake, enchanting woodlands, and meticulously landscaped grounds provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend away. Immerse yourself in old-world charm, live out your Bridgerton fantasy on the beautifully maintained grounds, stroll through the gardens, treat yourself to afternoon tea, or brush up on your golf game!

A weekend stay at Crover House Hotel costs from €109 per night for a lake view room.

9/ Farnham Estate

Set on a beautiful 1,300-acre country estate on the outskirts of Cavan Town, Farnham Estate is one of Ireland’s most popular Spa & Golf destinations with a superb reputation for being a genuine "retreat to nature". At Farnham Estate, you will find yourself in an environment void of frenzy yet full of life. An original Irish country house, Farnham Estate blends the best of the outdoors with a world-class spa – a dreamy mini-moon hotspot in Cavan.

A weekend stay at Farnham Estate costs from €230 a night or €485 for the master suite. 

10/ Wells House & Gardens

Wells House & Gardens offers beautiful self-catering cottages on their 17th-century grounds just an hour from Dublin! Perfect for a couple who wants to enjoy a cosy night in with a stove, skylights and breakfast bar. Exposed brick, modern bathroom fittings. Situated in the beautiful courtyard of Wells House & Gardens, surrounded by woodland walks, gardens and stunning views. Enjoy privacy to the max!

With a minimum stay of two nights at Wells House & Gardens, costs start at €240.

- Gráinne