When you sit down and think about the things that make a perfect wedding venue, scenic, elegant, easy to get to and a fully operational kitchen and bar, you may not be surprised to hear that golf clubs tick all the boxes! Whether you're planning an intimate affair or the party of the ages, Ireland has the perfect spot just for you!

1/ 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. So whether you are looking for a large traditional banquet event or an intimate outdoor ceremony, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links has everything you need to make your day truly magical.

2/ Nua Vista At The Ring Of Kerry Golf Club

Individually designed to reflect the style and atmosphere that you wish to create, the newly refurbished Nua Vista at the Ring of Kerry golf club is not your typical Kerry wedding venue, it is an intimate celebration with friends and family in an exclusive yet relaxed setting, able to cater for up to 130 guests. Whether you are dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a grand countryside celebration, each wedding at Ring of Kerry is unique. Whether you wish to have a traditional or contemporary wedding day, the team will help bring your dream day to life, in the heart of the Ring of Kerry.

3/ The Palmer Clubhouse at 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. Introducing The Palmer Room, a completely redesigned space perfect for a fabulous wedding celebration. Located in the Palmer Clubhouse, it adjoins the terrace at The Palmer, perfect for an afternoon drinks reception for up to 100 guests, and features its own private entrance and bar.

4/ Adare Manor

Luxurious, stylish, with a modern jazz-age sensibility and every convenience and indulgence you could require, The Carriage House at Adare Manor is a worthy clubhouse counterpart to Europe’s finest new golf course. The Private Dining Room in The Carriage House offers a lavish chamber for a sumptuous dining experience, seating up to 26 guests in a deep red panelled space, dimly lit for an atmospheric and intimate evening with your nearest and dearest.

5/ Lough Erne Resort

Hidden away on its own private 600-acre peninsula, Lough Erne Resort is one of Ireland’s most romantic settings to bind the next chapter of your love story. The Ross Suite is adorned with dazzling chandeliers and sun dappled interiors, making it one of the most exclusive settings to celebrate and unite with your nearest and dearest. For those intimate occasions of up to 40 guests, the Loft is a secluded retreat where you can celebrate your love in harmony. Lough Erne Resort is renowned for hosting pre and post wedding celebrations. Choose from a flame grilled BBQ on the balcony of Castle Hume Clubhouse to relaxed dining in Loughside Bar and Grill.

6/ The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort

Take a step back in time and experience The Clubhouse at Fota Island Resort, a beautiful old stone building which has been elegantly converted and exudes a classic country feel that merges effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. With magnificent views overlooking the championship Fota Island golf courses, The Clubhouse is an ideal location for the bride and groom who want a more intimate wedding. The luxurious venue can cater for between 60 and 120 guests and each area in The Clubhouse has its own distinctive charm and style.

7/ The Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle

The Clubhouse at Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a stunning 35,000sq ft, 3-storey alpine-lodge that rises up over the 18th green of golf course, providing wonderful views of the Wicklow Mountains. This state-of-the-art building is a brilliant place to say I do, enjoy some fine dining and then get down to some dancing. The Millennium Suite overlooks an incredible illuminated water feature and is an idyllic location for the wedding of your dreams.

8/ Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

A legendary Castle on an Island Haven; Exclusively yours on your Wedding Day! Weddings at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort are offered on an exclusive-use basis. This allows the team to close the Castle privately for you by offering all 19 rooms and suites to you and your guests. Your very own Castle Wedding, your way. For your second day take advantage of the breathtaking landscaping and enjoy a fun-filled Roast Pig on a Spit at the Clubhouse or on the Castle Lawn!

- Gráinne