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.
Check out my Top 8 Micro Wedding Venues in Ireland.
This unique eco-friendly lodge nestled in the West Wicklow Mountains is a perfect venue for micro weddings and elopements. Just 30 min away from Dublin 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 depending on the season you are getting married.
Read more about The Wicklow Escape here…
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.
Location: Leenane, Co. Galway
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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, the 18th Century country house is perfect for hosting 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. The owner Kela take pride in baking and offering seasonal specialities.
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 provide 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.
Location: Beaufort House, Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry
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.
A uniquely beautiful Country Estate, Annamult County House is a 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.
Location: Annamult, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny
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 intimate weddings. This a self-catering property.
Location: The Stables, Newcastle Demense, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
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.
Location: Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
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