Best Wedding Venues in Dublin (2018)
Are you looking for the best wedding venue in Dublin?
From unique wine cellars to stately castles to luxurious hotels, there is something out there for every couple. Of course, to have your perfect wedding, it’s all about finding that place that is just right for you.
Before we dive into a countdown of the best wedding venues in Dublin, let’s look at a few of the essential steps to take before deciding on a wedding venue.
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Introducing the Best Wedding Venues in Dublin
Establish the Level of Flexibility
It is also important to keep in mind that flexibility isn’t always a must-have. You can save a lot of time by using a wedding package that has been completely set out for you by the wedding venue. Again, it completely depends on you and how much decision-making you want to do. It is also important to consider if you would like to bring anything special for the big day or if you are happy to go with their supplied options.
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Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown is a handy option for guests as well. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Dublin Airport and 30 minutes from the city centre. There is ample free parking and, of course, it’s a lovely spot for overnight guests.
There is an informative listing of the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown wedding package options online, which makes it easy to put together all of those little details and finishing touches.
Castleknock Hotel has a detailed brochure online that goes over their extensive array of options from premium weddings to winter themes and beyond.
I especially love this spot because it was just made for wedding photography. With the Strawberry Beds, the Sandpits, Farmleigh, and the Phoenix Park, there are countless picture perfect spots for snapping photos. The gardens of the Farmleigh House, in particular, are stunning.
The InterContinental Dublin does everything from weddings of 6 up to 400 guests. There are five event rooms to choose from, with over 10,000 square feet of event space. They’ve also got versatile package options, including their Gold, Platinium and Elite Wedding Packages.
Best of all, they have a dedicated Wedding Professional who will make wedding planning easy. They offer a menu tasting so you can create a scrumptious menu, and they take care of every aspect of the decor, rentals, and all of those other little details.
The brilliant wedding experts at the Red Cow Moran Hotel will help you find the perfect space for your unique wedding. They will allow you to design the main ballroom for your large and medium-sized weddings, or help you create a more intimate wedding venue at Tom’s Table, Guernsey, or Normande.
Whether you have guests coming from Dublin and further afield, the four-star Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin is a dream location. On Naas Road at the Red Cow Intersection, you’re at the gateway to Ireland's provinces.
If you’re a foodie, this hotel is particularly appealing. They use only locally sourced produce to create renowned dishes that your guests will never forget.
For me, The Lansdowne Hotel is a top pick for its dream location. It is the perfect mix of city and coastal wedding photo ops. The seascape views just outside of the Lansdowne Hotel are stunning, especially Sandymount Strand. Sports fans can also take advantage of the nearby Aviva Stadium for some fun wedding shots.
9) Dylan Hotel
This five-star Boutique Hotel Dublin is a well-appointed property with countless photos ops and a perfect location across from the leafy St. Mary Park. The best thing about the Dylan Hotel is that it is one of the only hotels in Dublin that can be exclusively yours for 24 hours. It is just like having an incredibly glamorous home of your own or being part of a private members’ club. With this private option, you can give your guests (and yourself!) the full five-star experience. This gives you 72 bedrooms at your disposal to create an unforgettable experience.
Another major perk is the Dylan Hotel is that they offer each couple their own private wedding coordinator who can create a fully bespoke experience.
Average Price per Guest: Varies (contact property for more info)
Location: Stillorgan Rd, Woodland, Dublin, A94 V6K5
Average Price per Guest: From €44.00 per person
Ely has two award-winning venues in the heart of Dublin city centre. At Dublin’s Docklands, you’ll find the Ely Bar & Grill. As Ireland’s oldest wine venue, their 1821 cellars have been beautifully restored into a one of a kind wine vault. This unique setting offers nuptial celebrations anywhere from 20 to 200 guests.
In the heart of Georgian Dublin, just beside St. Stephen’s Green, you will find the Ely Wine War. Beside The Shelbourne, The Merrion, and The Conrad, this dazzling venue is perfect if your guests are staying at a nearby hotel or are local to the area. This stunning space can accommodate up to 30 guests so it’s ideal for a small, intimate gathering with just your nearest and dearest.
Location: CHQ Building, ISFC, North Dock, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin
Average Price per Guest: Varies (contact the venue for details)
12) Marine Hotel
Location: 13 Sutton Cross, Burrow, Sutton, Co. Dublin
Average Price per Guest: Prices vary; They have a €6,000 package for 80 guests plus other options.
Location: Balcarrick, Donabate, Co. Dublin
Average Price per Guest: From €49.95 per person
14) Shelbourne HotelFor nearly two centuries, the Shelbourne Hotel has been one of Ireland’s grandest properties. This timeless landmark is one of the best wedding venues in Dublin and it’s played host to some of the island’s most prestigious weddings. The ultimate Dublin city centre wedding venue, the Shelbourne Hotel can accommodate weddings as small as 15 guests. Their famous Great Room is ideal for weddings and can hold up to 350 of your closest friends.
Location: 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Average Price per Guest: €145.00 per person
Location: 4 Stillorgan Rd, Booterstown, Dublin, A94 V6W3
Average Price per Guest: From €65.00 per person
16) CityNorth HotelLocated just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre, the CityNorth Hotel is famous for its fantastic food, first class service, and that good old-fashioned Irish hospitality.
Location: Gormanston, Co. Meath
Average Price per Guest: Fromt €52.00 per person
Location: St. Catherine's Park, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Average Price per Guest: From €95.00 per person