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Top 5 Castle Wedding Venues in Ireland

Ireland castle weddings are truly one of a kind and if you’re looking for a fairy-tale vibe, set among breathtaking grounds, with history, opulence, and majesty at their disposal, then it may be the ideal setting for your wedding. 

Ireland has dreamy castle wedding venues to choose from and combines history, nature and adventure. The beautiful castles are located across the isle in picturesque locations, making them the ideal choice if you want to have a destination wedding in Ireland.

Here are my top 5 castle wedding venues in Ireland!

5 Castle Wedding Venues in Ireland

  • Luttrellstown Castle
  • Kilkea Castle
  • Castle Leslie
  • Makree Castle
  • Ashford Castle

Luttrellstown Castle

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Luttrellstown Castle is an Ireland castle wedding venue, which is ideally located just outside of Dublin and is a great location due to its proximity to the airport.

It provides an exquisite, discrete, and opulent setting for your destination wedding in Ireland. 

Even after 600 years, this castle remains exactly as it was when it was first built– an elegant setting for polite hospitality and entertainment tailored to each couple’s specific needs.

The Luttrellstown Castle Resort has a number of lovely private rooms for wedding ceremonies and is fully authorised to host civil weddings, humanist ceremonies, and partnerships.

Kilkea Castle

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Kilkea Castle is a majestic, 12th-century castle wedding venue in Ireland set within 180 acres of wonderful woodland.

This magnificent 12th-century Irish castle provides a wonderful wedding option for you and your guests, as well as the opportunity to spend your special day as king and queen of your very own fairytale castle.

Kilkea is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but it is also only one hour from Dublin, making it an ideal location combined with a fantastically priced package.

Castle Leslie

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Castle Leslie is a stunningly beautiful secluded estate in Monaghan, Ireland. 

Nestled on 1,000 acres of the undulating Irish countryside, this castle wedding venue in Ireland is dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes.

Castle Leslie Estate, which has been in the hands of its founding family since the mid-17th century, is steeped in history and has hosted countless parties and celebrations over the centuries.

It is a cosy and romantic setting that comes alive with the laughter and joy of family and friends.

Whether you are planning a small or large gathering, this venue has the ideal setting for you. Castle Leslie Estate is located in Glaslough village, which is secluded and tranquil, and is only 80 minutes from Dublin airport.

Markree Castle

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A castle wedding in Ireland is complete at Markree Castle which is stunningly Gothic Style, set in the heart of the Sligo Countryside.

The Entertainment Suite is a truly unique offering for any wedding party, with vaulted ceilings, an enclosed outdoor courtyard, a Gin Bar, a large dance floor, a full pub bar, a country kitchen serving tea and coffee, a cosy sitting room with a real fire, and a lounge area.

Markree Castle is the perfect place for a destination wedding in Ireland. The privacy of up to 210 wedding guests is ensured by the extensive estate and the castle’s countryside location. 

The extravagant venue, as well as the exceptional level of service provided by each member of staff, make each guest feel like royalty.

Their award-winning wedding team alleviates the stress of planning a wedding from abroad by being available to answer any phone calls, emails, or even video calls!

Ashford Castle

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This castle wedding venue in Ireland offers a truly unique and special space, with breathtaking views, manicured gardens, the run of a stylish private house, and a team to take care of every last detail.

Add to that Ashford Castle‘s famously delicious cuisine and heartfelt service, and you and your guests will have an unforgettable experience. 

The opulent Harbour Ballroom, with its graceful chandeliers and panoramic views of Lough Corrib and Kinlough Woods, captures the elegance of the enchanting surroundings and is guaranteed to enhance the magic of your day.

The Harbour Ballroom can accommodate receptions for up to 186 guests and up to 250 guests with the addition of a marquee.

It also has a private bar and reception area as well as outdoor seating. Drop-down screens for videography, photography, and messages are available in the room.

The built-in surround sound system in the room can play your own music selection for your wedding day to get the party started!

For smaller gatherings, The Junior Harbour Ballroom can accommodate up to 30 guests and has its own private bar as well as an outdoor patio area for a drinks reception.

Are you ready to plan your castle wedding in Ireland?

Now you know my top 5 castle wedding venues in Ireland you will be able to choose the castle that is right for you and meets your vision!

I am a modern wedding planner and stylist in Ireland – let’s chat if you want to take the stress of planning and perfecting your wedding.


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