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 theaters, 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:

Smock Alley Theatre

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Smock Alley Theatre is a unique and 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.

Website: https://www.smockalley.com

National Gallery of Ireland


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Located in the center of Dublin’s cultural quarter, overlooking Merrion Square, the National Gallery of Ireland has a variety of unique 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.

Website: https://www.nationalgallery.ie

The Maritime Museum

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The Maritime Museum is a unique location 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.

Website: www.mariner.ie

Dublin City Hall

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Dublin City Hall is one of the most stylish and elegant ceremony venues in Dublin. Ideally located in the center of Dublin it allows you to move on to a reception venue afterward. It’s an amazing backdrop for your wedding photos. It is possible to hold your drinks reception here too.

Web: www.dublincity.ie

Powerscourt Theatre

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Powerscourt Theatre is a 120-seater theatre located just off Grafton Street and part of the vibrant social quarter centered 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.

Website: www.powerscourttheatre.com

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MART Gallery

Really cool and different is this space. Just located in Rathmines and used to be the old fire station. Currently trading as an art gallery but the space can be hired. This can be a really quirky experience with some cool styling along.

Website: www.mart.ie

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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