Dublin, being the capital of Ireland is not just a city with pubs and hotels. It is home to fascinating cliffs, dreamy woodlands, historic buildings, and a unique vibe. The airport is very central and has flights to worldwide destinations.
Dublin is an ideal location if you are looking for a city wedding. It has intimate indoor ceremony venues such as theatres, galleries, and museums which are just different from the usual hotel wedding.
Here is a list of 6 unique ceremony venues in Dublin that would make an impressively beautiful backdrop to your wedding.
6 Unique Ceremony Venues in Dublin
- Smock Alley Theatre
- National Gallery of Ireland
- The Maritime Museum
- Dublin City Hall
- Powerscourt Theatre
- MART Gallery
Smock Alley Theatre
Smock Alley Theatre is a unique ceremony venue in Dublin, and offers a spacious nook along the banks of the Liffey.
Their stunning stained-glass-windowed Banquet Hall and the multi-tiered theatre (formerly a boys’ school) are versatile spaces. The exposed brick walls and windows are interesting features that can be personalised with your wedding design.
The acoustics for music here is unparalleled and it’s fully licensed too. A great location for your ceremony and drinks reception. Plus, the cobblestones of Cow’s Lane make for quite the photo backdrop.
National Gallery of Ireland
Gallery of Ireland is a wedding venue in Dublin, in the centre of it’s cultural quarter, overlooking Merrion Square, the National Gallery of Ireland has a variety of unique wedding venue spaces which will provide an unforgettable experience for any private or corporate event.
They provide a suite of three inter-connecting rooms; the Lavery Room, the Clarke Room, and the Purser Room.
Their elegant spaces can accommodate drinks receptions, gala dinners, conferences and meetings, and civil ceremonies. It’s available for bookings from Monday to Friday and has a capacity of 40. So ideal for intimate celebrations who love a bit of art and you can even arrange a private viewing tour.
The Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum offers a unique ceremony venue in Dublin, in Dun Laoghaire if you are looking for a coastal flair.
This is a civil ceremony venue only with a strong nautical theme. The capacity is 100 and you have some great venues for your reception just at your footsteps.
Dublin City Hall
Dublin City Hall is one of the most stylish and elegant, unique ceremony venues in Dublin.
Ideally located in the centre of Dublin it allows you to move on to a reception venue afterwards. It’s an amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. It is possible to hold your drinks reception here too.
Powerscourt Theatre is a 120-seater theatre located just off Grafton Street and part of the vibrant social quarter centred around South William Street.
The room is bright and airy and rather hidden. The room is a blank canvas and can be infused with your style – perfect for you to create your unique ceremony.
MART Gallery is a really cool and different space. A unique wedding venue in Dublin, located in Rathmines and used to be the old fire station.
Currently trading as an art gallery but the space can be hired for your wedding. This can be a really quirky experience with some cool styling along.
Are you ready to create your unique ceremony in Dublin?
Now you know my 6 unique ceremony venues in Dublin, you’re bound to find the place that is right for you.
As a wedding planner in Ireland, I have vast knowledge and experience in weddings so if you are planning one, be sure to check out my wedding venue checklist, The Ultimate Guide for finding a stylish wedding venue!
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