It's the season for showcases! A year of new beginnings, 2023 is the perfect time to plan your special day, and that starts with the perfect location. Take a peek inside some of Ireland's best venues, meet their fantastic team, scope out photo spots, sip champagne and fall in love all over again!

MPW Donnybrook

January 28th

Tucked behind a vine gate, Marco Pierre White Donnybrook gives you city bustle from your own private courtyard! Here you'll find old-school glamour with a modern twist on the menu. On Saturday, the 28th of January, you have the chance to visit this chic, urban location for their wedding showcase!

Couples are invited to come and view the beautiful venue and see all it has to offer for their wedding celebrations. Enjoy canapes and bubbly and meet the dedicated wedding team who can answer all your questions, show you different options and go through your own ideas and suggestions. Winter or Summer, Large or Small Weddings, MPW Donnybrook’s charm is captivating.

You can register your interest on their website!

Powerscourt Hotel

January 29th

Surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain and the grounds of Powerscourt Estate, you are invited to join their wedding team on January 29th, between 12pm to 3pm for a picturesque afternoon in The Ballroom where you can begin to dream up your big day.

The arresting Palladian-style grandeur, gorgeously opulent interiors and carefully manicured gardens set the scene for an effortlessly elegant wedding. Its location on Dublin's doorstep makes weddings at Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa convenient for guests wherever they are coming from, while its setting in Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, is idyllic.
Email [email protected] to book your appointment.

Barberstown Castle

February 5th

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kildare at Barberstown Castle, a historic Irish landmark, the castle offers gorgeous views, delicious food and incredible service on your wedding day! Visit the castle for their showcase on Sunday, the 5th of February from 1pm to 5pm!

The heritage of the hotel’s original buildings is mirrored by the lavish guest bedrooms, all the while providing guests with the comfort of modern amenities. Built in 1288 by Nicholas Barby, Barberstown Castle is renowned for its atmosphere and is steeped in a rich history, highlighted through fabulous interiors, art, antiques and furniture.

Portmarnock

February 5th

Situated on The Velvet Strand, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is Dublin’s only coastal resort. Take the opportunity to view this breathtaking venue at their showcase on Sunday, the 5th of February. You won't regret it!

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. Escape to an oasis of tranquillity and calm where our friendly staff will take care of your every need. Exclusive special offers will also available for those who book their wedding at the showcase!

Email [email protected] or call +353 (0) 1 866 6524 to book your appointment.

Johnstown Estate

February 12th

An elegant Georgian venue, set on 120 acres of parkland, just 35 mins from Dublin’s city centre, the Johnstown Estate is hosting their annual Bespoke Wedding Tour on Sunday, the 12th of February. This event is by appointment only so make sure you register your interest before it's too late!

The Johnstown Estate offers bridal couples a beautiful venue, tasty food, expertise in execution and warm and efficient service. It’s the detail that makes a wedding personal to the bridal couple and their guests, and The Johnstown Estate delivers on detail. Having seen thousands of happy couples through their beautiful Georgian doors, their experienced wedding team knows how to spot and take care of the smallest detail.

Call +353 (0)46 954 0000 or send an email to [email protected] to book your viewing!

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

February 19th

The Lodge At Ashford Castle wedding showcase is an event you don't want to miss! With a fashion show from belladonna bridal, some of Ireland's best wedding vendors in attendance and insane prizes to win, mark your calendar for Sunday the 19th of February.

Sitting within the magnificent 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle, County Mayo, 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.

To book your space call +94 954 5400 or email [email protected].

Glenview Hotel

March 5th

Nestled in the stunning and majestic surroundings of the Glen of the Downs, overlooking the rolling hills of the famous Wicklow Mountains; The Glenview Hotel is hosting their wedding open day on the 5th of March!

Set amongst 35 acres of woodland walks and beautifully landscaped gardens, the Glenview Hotel is a stunning location. With its three private gardens, spectacular ballroom, vintage Library Suite and unforgettable Woodlands Restaurant it is ideal for formal or informal weddings as well as indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

Register your interest and book an appointment contact [email protected] or 01 2740000.

Carriage Rooms

March 25th

The star of County Down, The Carriage Rooms are hosting their wedding showcase on the 25th of March!

If you are searching for the perfect venue that offers elegance and sophistication in a unique and luxurious environment, then The Carriage Rooms at Montalto is the ideal location. The 400 acre Montalto estate offers endless possibilities for photography, and because of this, everything you need is in one magical location.

Register your interest on their site!

Waterford Castle

March 26th

Waterford Castle transforms dreams of your perfect fairytale wedding into reality. Ireland’s only island castle surrounded by the River Suir can only be accessed by the Resort's private car ferry over the King’s Channel. On Sunday, the 26th of March from 2pm to 4.30pm you have the chance to tour this gorgeous venues!

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort is uniquely situated on a private 310 acre Island, enjoying a truly picturesque and enchanting location on the River Suir close to Waterford City. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the Castle & its 19 uniquely designed bedrooms of distinct character & charm, featuring traditional fabrics and exquisite furnishings. At Waterford Castle they can cater for a maximum of 120 Guests.

Register your interest and book an appointment contact [email protected] or +353 51-878203.

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- Gráinne