Welcome to a journey through the enchanting world of large Irish wedding venues! If you've ever dreamed of a wedding that's big on love and celebration, you're in for a treat. Ireland's lush landscapes and historic charm provide the perfect backdrop for grand affairs. From majestic castles to sprawling manor houses, we'll explore venues that can accommodate gatherings of all sizes, from 220 to 360 guests. Get ready to discover the magic of these extraordinary spaces that turn dreams into reality!
1/ Carton House
With its unique backdrop and historic setting, Carton House, regarded as one of Ireland's finest venues, is the ideal location for your big day. A spectacular Palladian manor house, located near Maynooth in Co. Kildare, just 25 minutes from Dublin city, it's brimming with historic charm. Nestled in the heart of a historic 1,100-acre private parkland estate, effortlessly sophisticated and authentically romantic, Carton House is the dream wedding venue you have been searching for.
Capacity: The Carton Suite can seat up to 320 guests.
2/ The K Club
A romantic, historic, Irish country house set on 550 acres of lush Kildare countryside, The K Club will deliver only the highest standards on your wedding day, firmly anchored in old-school Irish hospitality in a delightfully relaxed and unfussy way. Set in lush countryside, overlooking formal gardens and its own pair of championship golf courses, The K Club has a wide choice of bars and restaurants, handsome drawing rooms and magnificent interiors with elegantly classic furnishings.
Capacity: The Legacy Suite can seat up to 300 guests.
3/ Palmerstown House Estate
The epitome of luxury, Palmerstown House Estate is set on 900 acres of stunning Irish countryside in Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Once home to the aristocracy, this breath-taking destination, full of history and romance, is the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Comprising of both the original Manor House and luxury Golf Lodge, Palmerstown House Estate can offer 100% exclusivity to all couples for the duration of their Wedding celebration.
Capacity: The Golf Lodge can seat up to 220 guests.
4/ Tankardstown House
Idyllically situated in Co Meath, just 40 minutes from Dublin and just over an hour from Belfast, Tankardstown House is set on an 80-acre estate comprising magnificent woods, courtyards, walled gardens and parkland. Beautifully enhancing the focal point of the estate; an imposing 18th Century Manor House & Orangery, exclusively yours for your perfect day.
Capacity: The Orangery can seat up to 250 guests.
5/ Sheen Falls Lodge
Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this venue is the epitome of Irish elegance and luxury! The 300-acre estate gives you the feeling of being hidden away in paradise and is the perfect location for couples looking for an escape on their wedding day. With a local area begging to be explored and spa and dining facilities fit for royalty, Sheen Falls is a location guaranteed to kill your homesickness!
Capacity: The Falls restaurant can seat up to 2oo guests.
6/ Rathsallagh House
Set on 530 acres of peaceful parkland with its own walled garden, Rathsallagh House is more than just a wedding venue. The 17th Century Country House is accessible only via a long and winding avenue that ensures complete privacy. More than just a wedding venue, the house offers all you could want from a venue: open log and turf fires, a luxurious dining room, charming bedrooms and an exquisite drawing room.
Capacity: The venue can seat up to 250 guests.
7/ Ashley Park Hotel
Set in 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens, the historic Ashley Park House offers a very beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. A peaceful haven on the edge of Lough Ourna, you have exclusive use of the venue of your wedding day, ensuring you and your guests experience the venue, grounds and staff in all their glory.
Capacity: The Pavillion can seat up to 280 guests.
8/ Kilshane House
Built in 1822, Kilshane House sits on 320 acres of private parkland in the heart of County Tipperary. The crown jewel of the venue is the huge curvilinear Conservatory, which dates back as far as 1860. Depending on the season you choose to get married, Kilshane House has created four seasonal proposals to celebrate your wedding day.
Capacity: The Orangerie can seat up to 280 guests.
9/ Castlemartyr Resort
Nestled in the East Cork countryside, Castlemartyr Resort sits within a 220-acre estate featuring its own river, lake and surrounding woodlands. Here you can enjoy all the luxury and space of a country wedding with the convenience of being situated a mere 20 minutes from Cork City. The manor house is indeed the heart of this unique resort, having been restored and extended to offer perfectly styled accommodation, an award-winning Restaurant, a Spa and Leisure Centre, as well as an 18 hole inland links-style Golf course.
Capacity: The Ballroom can seat up to 200 guests.
10/ Virginia Park Lodge
Steeped in history, the Virginia Park Lodge is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxury finishing touches. A truly unique 18th Century hunting estate, set amidst 100 acres of stunning grounds and scenery, the Lodge and Deerpark are generously divided between forestry with scenic pedestrian walkways.
Capacity: The Pavillion can seat up to 300 guests.
11/ Castle Leslie
Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie is a stunningly beautiful secluded estate in Monaghan, Irelande. Still in the hands of its founding family since the mid-17th Century, this beautiful venue is steeped in history and has been the venue for countless parties and celebrations through the centuries. For larger wedding parties, The Castle Pavilion at Castle Leslie Estate is a delightful space overlooking Glaslough Lake.
Capacity: The Pavillion can seat up to 260 guests.
12/ Adare Manor
Situated on a stunningly beautiful 840 acres of parkland, Adare Manor is set on the banks of the River Maigue, in the picturesque village of Adare in County Limerick, and was once the seat of the Earl of Dunraven. The manor house was built in the 19th century, retaining some of the original 17th-century structure. If opulence is what you desire for your wedding day then Adare Manor is the place for you!
Capacity: The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 350 guests.
13/ The Lodge At Ashford Castle
Sitting within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle, overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally built in 1865, it’s now part of the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection offering mellow country house hospitality, exuding classic refinement with modern appeal.
Capacity: The Harbour Ballroom can seat up to 260 guests.
14/ Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Combining modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th century home, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links provides the perfect place to say, ‘I do’. Comprised of 131 bedrooms and suites, three dining areas, a championship links golf course, various indoor and outdoor event spaces and a luxury spa. Portmarnock is quite simply the ideal destination wedding venue. Fully licensed to host indoor or outdoor civil ceremonies and partnerships.
Capacity: The Moyne Suite can seat up to 220 guests.
15/ Fota Island Resort
If you've ever dreamed of having a party on an idyllic island retreat, then Fota Island Resort is where dreams really do come true. The scenic surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for beautiful photography and the selection of dining possibilities on the island can cater for any gathering, mark the moment in style at Fota Island Resort. Delightfully located in the centre of the island’s woodlands and lakes, Fota Island Hotel & Spa is an extraordinary place for a wedding and offers stunning photographic opportunities.
Capacity: The Smith-Barry Suite can seat up to 300 guests.
16/ Ballymagarvey Village
Steeped in history and set within acres of beautiful unspoiled countryside, Ballymagarvey Village offers the perfect setting for your wedding day. An exclusive wedding venue just an easy 30-minute drive from Dublin this venue is known for in one thing and one thing only, fab weddings. And it definitely lives up to its reputation.
Capacity: The Banqueting Hall can seat up to 220 guests.