Before the pandemic, weddings used to be grand ceremonies with lavish soirees, ballrooms with a big crowd, and expensive bridal gowns with a big entourage.
But when the pandemic hit including social distancing and limited gatherings, micro weddings became a new wedding trend.
And as time goes by, couples are appreciating the beauty of small and intimate micro weddings in Ireland with a focus on creating an intentional experience which represents you as a couple.
Micro weddings are intimate and super emotional because you are surrounded by your closest family and friends.
It is important to choose the right venue for you, so to help you here are my top 8 micro wedding venues in Ireland.
8 Micro Wedding Venues in Ireland
- The Wicklow Escape
- Killary Lodge
- Dunowen House
- Beaufort House
- The Clone House
- Annamult Country House Estate
- The Stables Ballymahon
- Cloughan Castle
The Wicklow Escape
Just 30 min away from Dublin, it is easy to access.
They can cater for up to 30 people and are well-known as a foodie destination.
This venue specializes in small intimate weddings. Ceremonies can be held in the rustic lodge, moody woodlands or on the sunny deck. Of course, all depends on the season you are getting married.
Read more about The Wicklow Escape here…
- The Woodlands
- Fresh Food
- Picnic Lunch
- Hot Tub under the stars
- The Gardens
- Pre-Wedding Stay
Location: Donard, Co.Wicklow, Ireland
Located on the estate of the Killary Adventure Company in the heart of Connemara, Killary Lodge offers the perfect and unique intimate wedding getaway with exclusive accommodation.
It is suitable for large groups, families or friends and it sleeps 36 people. The style is rustic.
An inner sense of well-being comes naturally amidst the serene surroundings of Killary Lodge, within the raw beauty of Connemara.
Overlooking Killary Fjord, the Lodge frames some of the most dramatic scenery in Ireland.
- Wellness Retreat
- Water activities
- Wall Climbing
- White sand beaches
Location: Leenane, Co. Galway
Historic Dunowen House provides you with a very unique and luxurious setting for your celebrations. Located in a stunning coastal setting, the 18th Century country house is perfect for hosting an intimate micro wedding, family reunion, or milestone birthday.
When you book Dunowen House for your celebration, it is yours exclusively. This provides you with the opportunity to create the type of event you want, something unique to you.
Their priority is that you have the time and space to relax and enjoy your stay, to make the most special memories with the people you cherish. The owner Kela takes pride in baking and offering seasonal specialities.
- Gourmet private catering
- Bedroom suites
- Orchard Cottage
Read more about Dunowen House here…
Location: Dunowen House, County Cork
Set in 40 acres of woodland overlooking the River Laune, Beaufort House and the Courtyard Cottages is a micro wedding venue in Ireland, that provides luxury self-catering accommodation for 1 to 30 guests in County Kerry.
Situated only 10 minutes from Killarney, close to the Gap of Dunloe, the Ring of Kerry, and Killarney National Park, local attractions include Fishing, Golf, Walking, Riding, and Sightseeing.
The location and all the activities it offers are perfect for couples who want an intimate and unique wedding. Ceremonies can be held in the amazing hall or garden.
- The House
- Courtyard Cottages
- Golf in Kerry
- Climbing, Cycling, Horseback riding, and Fishing
Location: Beaufort House, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry
The Clone House
The beautiful, cozy setting of The Clone House and grounds is a micro wedding venue in Ireland that provides the perfect choice for small wedding celebrations of 20 – 60 guests.
You’ve got a special and intimate setting throughout your day, ensuring everyone has a wonderful time.
Added to that, you’ll have accommodation for 26 guests, while others can be accommodated in nearby Country Houses and hotels.
Fan of exclusivity? Well, Clone House is all yours, exclusively for the duration of your day, gardens and grounds included.
- The House
- Wellness Retreats
- Gardens and Estates
- Outdoor Activities
Location: Aughrim. County Wicklow, Ireland
Annamult Country House Estate
A micro wedding in Ireland is complete at this uniquely beautiful Country Estate, Annamult County House. It is an ancient Manor House in the countryside of Kilkenny.
The Estate can sleep up to 30 people. It has a relaxing vibe with lots of activities to do around the property.
- The House
- Lawn Games
- The River
- The Woods
- Outdoor Activities in properties nearby
Location: Annamult, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny
The Stables Ballymahon
The Stables is a unique, contemporary property on 10 acres of private grounds near Ballymahon, Co Longford (just over an hour’s drive from Dublin and Galway).
A micro wedding venue in Ireland that you do not want to miss is this one, set in the heart of a secluded forest on the historic Newcastle Estate Demesne, this contemporary villa, designed by award-winning architects ODOS, is ideal for weekend breaks, birthday celebrations, family get-togethers, and intimate weddings.
This a self-catering property.
- Midlands Tourist Trail
- Water activities
- Adventure Sports
Location: The Stables, Newcastle Demense, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Cloughan Castle is a stunningly romantic micro wedding venue in Ireland that offers exclusivity & privacy for your big day, a truly magical setting for your unforgettable castle wedding celebration.
Lavish or low key, traditional or trendsetting, simple or stylish, whatever your style and taste, experience a truly unique location where you can transform your wedding day dream into a reality.
Complete with seven luxurious bedrooms, two main reception rooms, and acres of picturesque breathtaking scenery, take the keys to the castle to make it entirely your own for the duration of your celebrations.
- The Castle
- Bar Service
- Golf Club
- Carting Center
- Loughrea Lake
- Pet Farm and Leisure Park
- Horseback Riding
Location: Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
Ready to book your micro wedding venue in Ireland?
Now you know my top 8 micro wedding venues in Ireland you are spoilt for choices to create your intimate and unique wedding.
If you want to chat about your micro wedding in Ireland – get in touch here, I am a wedding planner in Ireland!
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