If you haven't been living under a rock for the last four months then you would know that one of the Irish industries hit the worst by the countries lockdown was the service and entertainment industry. Restaurants were unable to take guests, bars unable to open and hotels left in limbo. However, thanks to the hard work of our healthcare workers and the personal sacrifices of the Irish public, the government is beginning the process of reopening the country.

If you've been stuck in wedding limbo for months and by this point just want to get out of the fiance zone then why not have a small wedding and celebrate your love at one of these fabulous Irish venues opening their doors again this summer!

Castlemartyr Resort and Spa - June 29th

Castlemartyr Resort

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links - June 29th

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Fota Island - June 29th

Fota Island Resort

The Kingsley - June 29th

The Kingsley

The Johnstown Estate - June 29th

The Johnstown Estate

Lough Rynn Castle - June 29th

Lough Rynn

Marco Pierre White Bar and Grill - July 1st

Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybrook Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybrook

The K Club - July 2nd

The K Club

Kilronan Castle - July 3rd

Kilronan Castle

Castle Leslie - July 6th

Castle Leslie Estate

Marlfield House - July 8th

Marlfield House

Tankardstown House - July 15th

Tankardstown House Tankardstown House

The Lodge at Ashford Castle - July 16th

The Lodge at Ashford

Hayfield Manor - July 17th

Hayfield Manor

The Station House Hotel - July 20th

The Station House Hotel

It's important to keep in mind that while these venues have taken steps to ensure they are safe to reopen and host guests, they will have to continue to take actions and adapt their business to follow the guidelines set by the government to reduce the risk of a spike in COVID-19 cases following the countries re-opening. These include:

  • Drinks receptions will take place in a private room.
  • There will be no self-service drinks stations and canapes must be individually served.
  • Loose furniture should be removed from the room.
  • There must be no shared items at the table. Instead, water jugs must be poured by service personnel only, salt and pepper shakers and butter dishes will be available only on request.
  • There will be no family-style service of food – which means no shared vegetable and gravy dishes. Wedding afters must be served directly to each guest fully plated.
  • Employees will be asked to monitor and maintain social distancing guidelines on the dancefloor. There will signage on tables and dance floors reminding guests of the public health guidelines.


- Grainne