Your choice of venue should go hand in hand with the kind of fairytale wedding you invision, but what makes a good wedding venue in the first place?
Choosing a venue for your special day can be a daunting task. With years of experience supplying wedding tents we have seen first hand how crucial it is to choose the perfect venue. Location might only be one of the many boxes that needs ticking off, but it certainly is one of the most important decisions to make. We have been lucky enough to witness some of the most beautiful venues Dublin has to offer that are ideal for having a tented outdoor wedding.
Here is our Top 10 favorite picks (in no particular order):
- Thomas Prior Hall The newly refurbished building is surrounded by spectacular gardens that makes for the perfect place to have a tented wedding. This venue ensures breathtaking photographic opportunities for your wedding day. The gardens emphasises romance with its large white water fountain, tall chestnut trees, a vintage bandstand, along with a beautiful backdrop of Ballsbridge.
- Coolclogher House
- Fernhill House Hotel and Gardens
- Brigit’s Garden
- Westport Woods Hotel
- Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort
- Carlton Hotel and gardens
- Rathsallagh House
The historic estate of Killruddery holds the seat of one of Ireland’s last truly aristocratic families – the Earl and Countess of Meath. Newly available for ceremonies and events, this is a space to behold. You will be able to give life to the most extraordinary outdoor wedding in part of the 17th century gardens.
The beautiful riverside setting is the ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate the love between you and your significant other. The self catering cottages on the premises will ensure a night of leisure for you and your guests and no one has to worry about driving home after a few to many champagnes. Wander the secret gardens with a cocktail after exchanging vows next to the serene riverside. This surely is an ideal location for a tented wedding. If you are looking for something unique and out of the ordinary – this might be the right pick for you!
Located at the beginning of the picturesque Ring of Kerry is Coolclogher House run by Mary Harnett and her loyal team, who are experts in the hospitality industry. It is the perfect venue for a large wedding party under a stunning Marquee tent on the lawns of the spectacular property. Your guests can enjoy summer sunshine and all that Kerry Hospitality has to offer.
This venue has been home to many fairytale weddings for the last 30 years. Ranging from smaller intimate weddings up to 280 guests. The hotel boasts fabulous new landscaped gardens with stunning backdrops, this includes a rose garden and eye catching water features. Definitely a favorite.
It’s safe to say that every wedding held at Brigit’s Garden brings something new to the table. The breathtaking scenery among their four Celtic-themed gardens are ideal for your special day. This venue offers a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographer to capture every special moment, particularly the Bealtaine and Lughnasa gardens. The gardens were designed by Mary Reynolds, winner of the gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2002.
For a unique wedding in a truly idyllic woodland setting, the perfect location is Westport Woods. The private woodlands, together with the serenity of the surrounding lake, will make you fall inlove all over again.
This amazing venue is a short 30 minute drive from Dublin, but certainly worth being in our top 10! The venue is made up of 9 acres overlooking the absolutely gorgeous Blessington lakes. The stunning location combined with experience, dedication and excellent food will make for a truly magical day. They are also fully licensed to host Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships. This dreamlike setting will be the perfect backdrop for those all important wedding photos. The happy couple will even get to enjoy complimentary accommodation in the beautifully decorated bridal house, including a champagne breakfast the morning after. The venue even offers a wide range of activities if you and your guests decide to stay a little longer. This includes Archery, clay shooting, kayaking, zip-line and low ropes. Definitely a venue that will be able to cater to your each and every need. If we had to pick an ultimate favorite, Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort would probably be it.
Celebrating the love between you and your partner at this venue will ensure your wedding to be the most beautiful and memorable experience of your life. As a 4-star contemporary Dublin wedding hotel, they can offer a unique combination of the warm familiarity of Irish hospitality at one of the most elegant and conveniently located hotels in Dublin. The stunning outdoor natural wedding gardens adds that extra bit of character you want for your special day.
Ireland’s most exclusive and private wedding location. Rathsallagh House has been voted as one of the top 3 wedding destinations in the world! Home to 300 year old walled gardens and parklands, open log and turf fires, and it can all exclusively be yours on your wedding day. Your outdoor tented wedding in these beautiful gardens will surely be the fairytale experience every bride longs for.
Now that we have shared our favorite picks with you, it’s time to decide which one will be the ideal venue for you. Start planning your special outdoor wedding day and get in contact with Tentickle Tents UK to get the ball rolling and book one of our stunning tents for the big day.