Ballyfin Demense, County Laois
Ballyfin is one of Irelands most elegant destinations. A byword for grace and luxury since the eighteenth century, it offers a magnificent state dining room, which opens out onto a beautiful terrace offers seating for up to 60 guests, while parties of up to 130 guests can avail of the ballroom, which is adorned with giant mirrors and spectacular views of Ballyfin lake. Besides all the festive activities, guests can avail of falconry, boat trips, picnics, horse riding, archery, fishing and more. From the food, to the spectacular art collections and impeccable service, Ballyfin is the stuff of dreams. A wedding wonderland. Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland, tel: +353 (0) 5787 55866, www.ballyfin.com
Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo
One of Ireland’s most famous castles, Ashford Castle and its idyllic surrounds offer one of the most romantic settings in Ireland. An unparalleled wedding venue, the enchanting estate has 2 churches on its grounds, a beautiful lake, woodland, a Victorian walled garden and view of the castle to ensure timeless wedding photos. The character and charm of this magical Five Star castle are world-renowned. The award winning chefs and kitchen & service teams ensure the best in Irish hospitality for your special day. The attention to detail and luxury will make your wedding difficult to surpass. For more information visit www.ashfordcastle.com. Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland, tel: +353 94 9546003.
Castle Leslie, County Monaghan
Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Set in the heart of old Dublin, the Merrion Hotel eclipses all city hotels to offer a magical wedding experience. Enjoy a special day in beautiful Georgian surrounds, high ceilings and breathtaking tapestries. The hotel houses Ireland’s only 2 Michelin Star restaurant, Patrick Guilbauds, while the wedding menus is second to none. Holding up to 90 guests for your wedding reception, the hotel with its marbled hallways, landscaped gardens and terrace offer breathtaking views for photographs. Enjoy this charming city hotel in all its glory with top quality service, excellent spa and swimming pool, food and tranquil surrounds for your city wedding. 21 Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2, tel: (01) 676 4192.
Tankardstown House, Co. Meath