Before the pandemic, the wedding trend is the grand ceremony with lavish soirees, grand ballrooms with a big crowd, and expensive bridal gowns with a big entourage. But when the pandemic health guidelines include social distancing and limited gatherings, micro weddings became the trend. And as time goes by, people have learned to appreciate the beauty of small and intimate micro weddings in Ireland and are delighted to save a big chunk of money on it. Micro weddings give a great romantic experience that is perfect for every couple starting a new life together. Check out my Top 8 Micro Wedding Venues in Ireland.

The Wicklow Escape

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This unique eco-friendly lodge nestled in the West Wicklow Mountains is a perfect venue for micro weddings. With the peace and silence of the woodlands, the couple can enjoy a peaceful escape outdoors and try exquisite food with locally sourced ingredients.

This venue specializes in intimate weddings. You can choose from exclusive ceremonies in the historic long hall or immerse in the natural woodland setting or on a mountain deck in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.

Surrounded by nature, Wicklow Escape is a great place to relax while preparing for the wedding.

Key Features:

  • The Woodlands
  • Fresh Food
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Hot Tub under the stars
  • The Gardens
  • Pre-Wedding Stay

Website: www.thewicklowescape.com

Email:  reservations@thewicklowescape.com

Phone: +353 (83) 375 4372

Location: Donard, Co.Wicklow, Ireland

Killary Lodge

beautiful couple at Killary Lodge
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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.

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.

Key Features:

  • Woodlands
  • Wellness Retreat
  • Water activities
  • Wall Climbing
  • White sand beaches

Website: https://killaryadventure.com

Email: killarylodge@killary.com

Phone: +353 (0) 95 43411

Location: Leenane, Co. Galway, H91 A2RY Ireland

Dunowen House

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Historic Dunowen House provides you with a very unique and luxurious setting for your celebrations. Located in a stunning coastal setting, our 18th Century country house is perfect for hosting your intimate 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. Our 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.

Key Features:

  • Gourmet private catering
  • Bedroom suites
  • Orchard Cottage
  • Coastline

Website: https://dunowenhouse.ie/

Email: info@dunowenhouse.ie

Phone: +353 23 886 9099

Location: Dunowen House, County Cork, Ireland

Beaufort House Killarney

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Set in 40 acres of woodland overlooking the River Laune, Beaufort House and the Courtyard Cottages provide luxury self-catering accommodation for from 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.

Beaufort is a wonderful base for a holiday in Kerry. Only minutes from the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney National Park, and the Lakes of Killarney it has a wide variety of activities nearby to suit all ages and abilities.

The location and all the activities it offers are perfect for couples who want an intimate and unique wedding.

Key Features:

  • The House
  • Courtyard Cottages
  • Golf in Kerry
  • Climbing, Cycling, Horseback riding, and Fishing

Website: https://beaufortireland.com/

Email: info@beaufortireland.com

Phone: +353 (0) 64 6644764

Location: Beaufort House, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

The Clone House

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The beautiful, cozy setting of the Clone House venue and grounds 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.

Key Features:

  • The House
  • Wellness Retreats
  • Gardens and Estates
  • Outdoor Activities

website: https://clonehouse.com/

Email: stay@clonehouse.com

Phone: +353 (0) 89 251 7696

Location: Aughrim. County Wicklow, Ireland

Annamult Country House Estate

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A uniquely beautiful Country Estate, Annamult County House is a lovely Grade I listed ancient Manor House in the heart of the countryside in Kilkenny with parts dating back to the 16th century. The Estate can sleep up to 30 people. It has a relaxing vibe with lots of activities to do around the property.

Key Features:

  • The House
  • Lawn Games
  • Picnic
  • The River
  • The Woods
  • Outdoor Activities in properties nearby

Website: https://annamultcountryhouseestate.com/

Email: info@annamultcountryhouseestate.com

Location: Annamult, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

The Stables Ballymahon

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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). 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 Christmas or New Year breaks.

The Stables is one of the most stunning self-catering, intimate event locations that give guests an exclusive bonding experience. Being in the midst of nature, staying at The Stables gives you tons of things to do.

Key Features:

  • Midlands Tourist Trail
  • Water activities
  • Adventure Sports
  • Self-catering

Website: http://www.stablesselfcatering.com/

Email: info@stablesselfcatering.com

Location: The Stables, Newcastle Demense, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland.

Cloughan Castle

beautiful couple at Cloughan Castle
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Cloughan Castle is a stunningly romantic wedding venue 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 perfect balance of elegance and grandeur ensures a perfect wedding day filled with love, laughter and special memories to be long remembered.

Key Features:

  • The Castle
  • Catering
  • Bar Service
  • Golf Club
  • Carting Center
  • Loughrea Lake
  • Pet Farm and Leisure Park
  • Horseback Riding

Website: https://www.cloughancastle.ie/

Email: info@cloughancastle.ie

Phone: +353 (0)91-4 79 909

Location: Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

As a wedding planner in Ireland, I have a 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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