5 Awesome Castle Wedding Venues In Ireland

Castle wedding venues are amongst the most popular with Irish wedding couples and international folk flying in for dreamy destination weddings in Ireland. Our land of rich history has produced some awe-inspiring buildings, some of which have been beautifully maintained or restored and are now available for real-life fairytale weddings in Ireland. Here, we take a look at five of the best - from a city castle wedding venue by the sea to some historical landmarks, deep in the Irish countryside, there's a castle wedding venue in Ireland to suit all couples.

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1. Lough Rynn Castle

With its winding driveway, lakeside setting, Victorian walled garden, 300 private acres and handsome façade, Lough Rynn is every bit the fairytale castle wedding venue. Inside you’ll find grandly proportioned rooms, four-poster beds, silk wallpaper, open fires and generous views and the walled gardens are a dream setting for photos and for guests to explore. The ancestral home of Lord Leitrim, the estate is rich in history and natural beauty and was famously Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman's venue of choice for their wedding.

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Capacity: 320

Accommodation: 44 bedrooms, self catering cottages and B&Bs on the estate

Cost: From €65pp

T: 071 963 2700 

Email: [email protected] 

Web: loughrynn.ie

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2. Kilronan Castle

Kilronan Castle, located on the shores of Lough Meelough, Ballyfarnon, Co Roscommon is the ancestral home of the Tenison family. The 200 year-old castle is steeped in history, full of character and old world charm and can trace its history back to royalty – so if you want to feel like a princess for the day, you’re in the right place. Nestled amongst acres of woodland, open lawns, your guests will enjoy exploring the many pathways around the impressive estate. In the Summer, gather on the patio overlooking the scenic Lough Meelagh, or if yours is a winter wedding, enjoy the roaring open fires or candle lit wine cellar. The grand ballroom with its magnificent chandeliers caters for celebrations of 150 – 350 guests.

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Capacity: 350

Accommodation: 84 bedrooms

Cost: All-inclusive packages from €69pp

T: 071 961 8013

Email: [email protected]

Web: kilronancastle.ie

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3. Belleek Castle

A beautiful 19th century castle set in a romantic forest on the site of a medieval abbey in the beautiful west of Ireland, Belleek Castle’s opulent architecture is teamed with that all important tranquil and friendly atmosphere. The castle offers two choices of venue for your fairytale day; the nautical style Tween Deck or the larger Medieval Banqueting Hall. With such impressive surroundings, you’ll be forgiven for wanting to spend your whole day there and the castle are happy to accommodate you for your civil ceremony too – a popular choice being the castle’s former library, which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

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Capacity: 200

Accommodation: 10 castle rooms

Cost: From €75pp

T: 096 22400

Email: [email protected]

Web: belleekcastle.com

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4. Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle Hotel is a romantic 12th century castle by the coast in Dublin, that offers the perfect blend of a traditional castle with contemporary interior design and exceptional facilities. The castle boasts an impressive 50+ years experience creating memorable weddings and is the ideal spot for Dublin-based couples looking for a castle wedding venue closer to home, or those wishing to combine the convenience of the city location with old world grandeur. The castle’s proximity to Dublin airport also makes it a great choice for those with lots of international guests flying in. After travelling on the coast road, arguably Dublin’s most picturesque thoroughfare, you’ll arrive up the secluded, leafy driveway to the impressive castle façade and warm welcome inside.

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Capacity: 300

Accommodation: 111 guest bedrooms

Cost: €75

T: 01 833 2321

Email: [email protected]

Web: clontarfcastle.ie

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5. Ballyseede Castle

Set on thirty acres of native woodland on the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, Ballyseede is a beautifully kept castle, dating back as far as the 1590s that has been transformed into a luxury hotel. Full of interesting history, great food and beautiful backdrops, the family owned venue prides itself on the high levels of attention and friendliness of its staff.

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Capacity: 220

Accommodation: 23 rooms

Cost: From €59pp

T: 066 712 5799

Email: [email protected]

Web: ballyseedecastle.com

We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to castle wedding venues in Ireland. We hope you found some good venue inspo here!