When searching for the perfect wedding venue, it can be hard to know where to start, especially if you or your guests have additional needs. Finding somewhere that makes your heart soar, but which is also accessible enough to cater for wheelchair users or anyone with limited mobility, is where this post comes in. We’ve rounded up the stand-out wedding venues around the country that are accessibility superstars to make planning your day a cinch! These spots will have access to the venue and reception room, as well as suitable bathrooms and accommodation (where an overnight stay is possible). Read on to choose from the best accessible wedding venues in Ireland as well as important questions to ask your venue before booking.
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
A chic and elegant sanctuary just outside the charming village of Cong, in the heart of Mayo, The Lodge at Ashford Castle boasts lakeside views of Lough Corrib, with handsome period elements as well as luxurious modern touches and the contemporary courtyard wing where your guests can stay in comfort.
Where: Co. Mayo | Guests: 186 (or 250 with a marquee) | thelodgeac.com
Cashel House Hotel
Built in 1840, Cashel House Hotel is a beautifully maintained country house full of homely charm. Nestled in a secluded spot amongst award-winning gardens, lush woodlands and a secret garden, this stunning property boasts beautiful panoramic views of the Wild Atlantic Way, fantastic food and on-site ceremony locations.
Where: Co. Galway | Guests: 290| cashelhouse.ie
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Refurbished to an impeccable standard, Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers warmth and great Irish hospitality in a classic country house hotel, just two miles from Galway City. The Corrib Suite – an elegant ballroom with bespoke chandeliers, muted gold décor and natural daylight – offes panoramic views of Lough Corrib and the wedding garden.
Where: Co. Galway | Guests: 170 | glenloabbeyhotel.ie
Housed in a collection of restored farm buildings in the picturesque Sligo countryside, the exclusive-hire Juniper Barn is a rustic family-run barn wedding venue that can host gatherings of between 6 and 110 guests.
Where: Co. Sligo | Guests: 110 | juniperbarn.ie
Sitting right in the heart of Connemara by the Wild Atlantic Way, Killary Lodge is the perfect spot to have a beautiful, relaxing wedding. It is nestled within mature native woodland, offering a little slice of paradise and a day to remember forever.
Where: Co. Galway | Guests: 50 | killaryadventure.com
Lough Rynn Castle
Lough Rynn Castle is nestled in the secluded and romantic countryside of Leitrim. Having one of the largest fireplaces in Ireland, this location offers decadent afternoon tea in its beautiful drawing rooms, and it really is a fairytale setting for a wedding.
Where: Co. Leitrim | Guests: 320 | loughrynn.ie
One of the largest privately-owned castles in Ireland, Markree is majestic and homely at the same time. The castle also boasts its own Victorian chapel that can be used for civil ceremonies. Unusually for a castle venue in Ireland, the beautiful dining room at Markree can cater for a big crowd, meaning there’s no need for a marquee.
Where: Co. Sligo | Guests: 210| markreecastle.ie
Mount Falcon Estate
More luxury boutique hotel than traditional country house, this former hunting lodge delivers the best of Irish hospitality, fine food, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service – with a modern twist. The Elemis spa at Mount Falcon is the ultimate indulgence, and the incredible lodges on site are a luxurious self-catering options for your guests.
Where: Co. Mayo | Guests: 200 | mountfalcon.com
Temple House Estate
A vast Georgian mansion sitting in a large private estate, Temple House is the very epitome of Irish country house living. Helena and Roderick are wonderful hosts. They understand that people want a great party and will help you plan it your way. There are accessible bathrooms in Temple House alongside accessible bedrooms in the cottage, and ramps can also be provided for the ceremony space if required.
Where: Co. Sligo | Guests: 160 | templehouse.ie
Considered one of Dublin’s coolest places to stay (and get married!), The Dean is a modern boutique hotel located in the heart of Dublin City. Perfect for an intimate wedding, this location is a stylish choice for brides and grooms who have their heart set on saying ‘I do’ in an urban setting. There are accessible bedrooms and bathroomson-site, as well as lifts, and the event spaces are also accessible.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 120 | thedean.ie
There are lots of lovely ceremony and reception space options at Airfield Estate, including a manor house with a light-filled Victorian library, which can be used for private dining, a hugely popular barn and a chic restaurant. A 38-acre working urban farm with impeccable gardens the venue is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Dublin city centre
Where: Dublin 4 | Guests: 110| airfield.ie
The impossibly chic Glovers Alley is a fine dining restaurant that could happily grace the pages of any interiors magazine. It’s the perfect spot for a sophisticated, intimate celebration and with a Michelin Star, the food is the star of the show. The menu is French-influenced and playfully experimental.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 80 | gloversalley.ie
Medley is a unique wedding venue housed in a renowned Dublin landmark – the Irish Times printing works on Fleet Street. Located in one of the city’s most historic districts, the venue has been extensively refurbished while retaining its warmth and charm. The event spaces are accessible by wheelchair and there is also an accessible bathroom.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 300 | medley.ie
Museum of Literature Ireland
This splendid Georgian building is the original home of UCD. Ceremonies take place in the Old Physics Theatre, with drinks in the Saloon which boasts beautiful bay windows. Wedding photos can be taken in the wonderful Reader’s Garden or with private access to the Iveagh Gardens for photos.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 60 | moli.ie
Orlagh House is a truly unique venue, a country house situated in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains with spectacular views out over the city, stretching out as far as the Irish sea. The ground floor of this beautiful venue is entirely wheelchair accessible. They are also flexible with couples who want to add personal touches to the house to create their perfect setting.
Where: Dublin 16 | Guests: 120 | orlagh.ie
The Shelbourne Hotel
Dublin’s Grande Dame, The Shelbourne Hotel needs no introduction – it represents the epitome of luxury and has lots of gorgeous rooms that are perfect for weddings of all sizes. The smaller reception rooms upstairs offer a range of options for intimate parties and boast fantastic views over Stephen’s Green.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 348 | theshelbourne.com
A restored 17th-century historical building in a city centre location, Smock Alley was built as Ireland’s first Theatre Royal and is now an utterly unique venue, full of ornate impressive features ideal for weddings and civil ceremonies. It’s a very accessible venue with a ramp entrance available at the side of the building.
Where: Dublin 8 | Guests: 200 | smockalley.com
Featuring private cocktail bars, three balconies and overlooking the city’s Creative Quarter, the Grafton Suite at The Westbury is a truly unique and perfect setting for a city wedding. Each wedding is bespoke, with that special five-star gloss, with expert wedding planners available too.
Where: Dublin 2 | Guests: 160 | doylecollection.com
Featuring showstopping renovated Georgian buildings, including a dreamy chapel and a ballroom, The Abbey is an exclusive-use wedding venue with overnight accommodation for 90 guests. It’s home to grand reception rooms and two private courtyards, and we love the four pretty makeup stations for the bridal party’s prep.
Where: Co. Kildare | Guests: 250 | theabbey.ie
Nestled in the Wicklow hills near Tinahely, Ballybeg House boasts a Victorian marquee, an intimate country house, a renovated courtyard, gardens, the medieval Ayres ceremony room and cosy open fires. What more could you want from an exlusive-hire venue?
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 170 | ballybeg.ie
Possibly the most luxurious wedding venue in Ireland, Ballyfin offers period drama-worthy spaces and even its very own vintage china room! Words really can’t do this location justice.
Where: Co. Laois | Guests: 130 | www.ballyfin.com
Situated just outside the picturesque village of Ballon, Co Carlow just one hour south of Dublin, built with love in the 19th century, Ballykealey House offers a picturesque and enchanting venue for couples seeking a unique place to host their wedding.
Where: Co. Carlow| Guests: 250 | ballykealyhouse.com
Ballymagarvey Village has everything you could want from a private wedding venue. It’s a beautifully-renovated country house with 40 on-site guest bedrooms, separate reception rooms, a cosy bar and rustic banquet hall, seasonally decorated.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 220 | ballymagarvey.ie
Set in 17 acres of magnificently maintained gardens and grounds, Bellingham is a true fairytale castle but with a cosy, homely feel. The gorgeous Irish wolfhounds, Ri and Liadán, steal the show and melt the hearts of guests. The property has a wheelchair-accessible van to transport you around the property.
Where: Co. Louth| Guests: 200 | bellinghamcastle.ie
Boyne Hill House
Boyne Hill House Estate has been as described as a hidden gem, and is one of the most romantic destinations in Ireland for weddings. This luxury Georgian Estate, painted in an eyecatching pink shade, dates back to the 1700s and is located in the tranquil Navan countryside in the heart of the Boyne Valley, just 35 minutes from Dublin.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 170 | boynehillhouse.ie
Brook Lodge & Macreddin Village
Nestled in a picturesque Wicklow valley, and only an hour’s drive from South Dublin, the multi-award winning Brook Lodge & Macreddin Village is home to Brook Hall, Macreddin Chapel and The Strawberry Tree restaurant, the perfect romantic setting for your wedding. It even has its own cosy pub for your day two celebrations.
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 200 | brooklodge.com
A spectacular Palladian manor house, located near Maynooth and just 25 minutes from Dublin city, Carton House is brimming with historic charm. Your guests will be wowed by the regal spaces and jaw-dropping interiors thanks to its recent refurbishment, not to mention the outstanding service.
Where: Co. Kildare | Guests: 300 | cartonhouse.com
Castle Durrow is the perfect choice for anyone who wants a venue that oozes luxury, opulence and wants a VIP treatment from start to finish. This venue is a show stopper and is not to be missed!
Where: Co. Laois | Guests: 220 | castledurrow.com
A stunning exclusive-hire wedding venue with impeccable food and an elegant, permanent marquee, Clonabreany House near Kells is the kind of spot your guests will be raving about for years to come. The pretty, tranquil Orchard Room, which looks out onto Sliabh na Caillighe and the mystical Loughcrew Cairns.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 220 | clonabreanyhouse.ie
Run by renowned celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and his wife Catherine, Dunbrody House prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere, attention to detail and of course, gastronomic delights. Wedding menus are personally designed with Kevin, so you’re guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime meal.
Where: Co. Wexford | Guests: 100 | dunbrodyhouse.com
Nestled on the tranquil shoes of Lough Ree, this gorgeous spot offers panoramic views of the lush countryside. Glasson Lakehouse has undergone a stunning redesign throughout. The elevated function room now boasts a stunning chandelier while the outdoor BBQ space is ideal for day two celebrations.
Where: Co. Westmeath | Guests: 250 | glassonlakehouse.ie
Gloster House is a magnificent Georgian home at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains. Built in 1720 and attributed to one of the most important architects of the period, the house has been lovingly restored over the last 15 years by its owners, Tom and Mary Alexander, who have opened the house and gardens to a limited number of weddings and private events.
Where: Co. Offaly | Guests: 200 | glosterhouse.ie
This family-owned and run country house, with individually-designed bedrooms and an old-fashioned Irish pub that caters for up to 200 guests. Horetown House perfect for those looking for a ‘home from home’ atmosphere.
Where: Co. Wexford | Guests: 200 | horetownhouse.ie
The Johnstown Estate
A rural hideaway dating back to 1750, set on 120 acres of parkland overlooking the river Blackwater, The Johnstown Estate is a truly unique place in which to exchange vows, feast to your heart’s content, and party the night away surrounded by Georgian splendour with your nearest and dearest.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 350 | thejohnstownestate.com
The K Club
Well known as one of the top hotels and spa destinations in the country, The K Club is also one of Ireland’s most sought-after luxury wedding venues. Modelled on a French chateau, it offers five-star service and impeccable attention to detail, it’s an obvious choice for couples who enjoy the finer things in life.
Where: Co. Kildare | Guests: 300 | kclub.ie
Located in Castledermot, the sheer romance of Kilkea Castle will have you feeling like a character from your favourite period drama from the moment you arrive. Dating back to the year 1180, this historic gem has undergone a major renovation that redefines luxury.
Where: Co. Kildare | Guests: 280 | kilkeacastle.ie
Nestled in rich, rolling countryside, with acres of splendid parkland, beautiful manicured gardens and secret woodland hideaways, Killashee promises you a day to treasure. The enchanting Original House retains many of its features for couples who prefer old-world style, while the Thompson Suite ballroom is perfect for a lavish celebration.
Where: Co. Kildare | Guests: 400 | killasheehotel.com
For a garden party atmosphere built around outdoor drinks, lawn games and maybe even an al fresco first dance, Lisnavagh House and Gardens is a laid-back and luxurious option. The Brick Barn is a characterful place to host an alternative wedding ceremony, and it works in all weathers!
Where: Co. Carlow | Guests: 170 | lisnavagh.com
This Georgian manor is a combination of old world charm and contemporary design results in a very unique, luxurious wedding venue. From a gourmet barbeque in the orchard and to an elegant four course meal in the Pavilion, The Millhouse will exceed your expectations with an extensive menu selection to suit every style and budget.
Where: Co. Meath| Guests: 200 | themillhouse.ie
Mount Juliet Estate
Mount Juliet Estate was erected on a ridge overlooking the River Nore by the first Earl of Carrick and is named after his beloved wife, Lady Julianna Butler. The Georgian grandeur is matched with the chic sophistication of Hunter’s Yard, as well as the Michelin-starred Lady Helen.
Where: Co. Kilkenny | Guests: 200 | mountjuliet.ie
An iconic Palladian countryside retreat that’s already on everybody’s bucket list, Powerscourt Hotel is among the most impressive wedding venues in the country. Don’t make us choose between the outrageously stylish Georgian-style ballroom, the venue’s five-star service, and the eye-popping Wicklow landscape!
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 400 | powerscourthotel.com
Powerscourt House & Gardens
Enjoying the iconic view of Powerscourt gardens to the Sugar Loaf, Powerscourt House is a uniquely idyllic wedding venue. When you’re sipping Champagne under the soaring ceilings of the ballroom, you’ll see what we mean. The entrance hall, used for ceremonies, is a masterful renovation – its exposed-brick walls contrast perfectly with the grandeur upstairs.
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 168 | powerscourt.com
More than a wedding venue, Rathsallagh House offers the complete package of open log and turf fires, a luxurious dining room, charming bedrooms and drawing rooms, all within your very own private country house.
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 250 | rathsallagh.com
An absolutely gorgeous spot for a rustic and informal celebration, Segrave Barns set is lush countryside has an epic, American-style barn at its centre. Animal lovers rejoice, as this venue has its own resident donkeys and alpacas!
Where: Co. Louth | Guests: 220 | segravebarns.ie
The Station House Hotel
The Station House Hotel is set amidst acres of beautiful countryside and surrounded by magical gardens, making this former train station a really unique wedding venue. The authentic stone train Turntable set amid the forested gardens offers a truly magical setting for your outdoor ceremony. We also love the original two-story railway signal cabin, which now serves as the Honeymoon Suite.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 180 | stationhousehotel.ie
Step House Hotel
The Step House Hotel offers luxurious surroundings with warm hospitality and great service. It’s also home to some of the South East’s finest food creations. The cocktail bar on the first floor is perfect for a glamorous night-before soirée with your bridal party or family.
Where: Co. Carlow | Guests: 200 | stephousehotel.ie
Located just outside the picturesque village of Slane, Tankardstown comprises 100 acres of magnificent woods, courtyards, walled gardens and parkland, which beautifully enhance the focal point of the estate; an imposing 18th century manor house and Orangery. The beautiful grounds include a walled garden, which has a Bose sound system installed. It’s a magical location for an outdoor ceremony and garden party.
Where: Co. Meath | Guests: 250 | tankardstown.ie
Tinakilly Country House Hotel
Tinakilly Country House Hotel is a beautifully-restored Victorian former residence boasting all the charm of an old country house and all the modern convenience of a contemporary hotel. Expect gourmet food of the highest quality, using the freshest local fish, Wicklow beef, game and lamb, and herbs and vegetables grown in the gardens.
Where: Co. Wicklow | Guests: 300 | tinakilly.ie
An exclusive wedding venue that hosts just 15 bespoke weddings per year, Trudder Lodge gives you and your guests access to the entire estate, from the open lawns, Georgian walled garden, and lakeside woodland pathways.
Where: Co. Louth | Guests: 130 | trudder-lodge.com
The epitome of charming country house hotel with pretty, old-world reception rooms, and lovingly-tended gardens for photos, this cosy venue is idyllic. With a reputation for the finest food in the midlands, Viewmount’s menus will delight the most discerning palate.
Where: Co. Longford | Guests: 80 | viewmounthouse.com
The Village Barn
This lovingly-rebuilt barn venue features bright picture windows to bring the rural setting indoors and gorgeous rustic details such as mismatched furniture and quirky finds. Another unique setting on site is The Village Barn’s own chapel, The Sanctuary, complete with pews, perfect for a rustic ceremony.
Where: Co. Westmeath | Guests: 180 | thevillagebarn.ie
Adare Manor is a breathtaking venue nestled in Limerick which will have your guests happy and fulfilled. Sumptuously restored, brimming with gothic splendour, an incredible ballroom and perfectly appointed in every detail, this venue has a world-class staff who deliver fantastic, personable service.
Where: Co. Limerick | Guests: 350 | adaremanor.com
Ashley Park House
A truly romantic setting with attentive and experienced wedding coordinators, Ashley Park House is a unique wedding venue dating back to the 18th century, located in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by beech woodlands and its own lake which is overlooked by the elegant drawing room. Only 90 minutes from Dublin and 45 minutes from Shannon airport.
Where: Co. Tipperary | Guests: 300 | ashleypark.com
Dating back to the 18th century, Ballinacurra House is a luxury country mansion that offers old-world opulence and personal service. The perfect choice for both intimate and larger weddings, where privacy and attention to detail is paramount.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 120 | ballinacurra.com
Renowned for its food and service, Ballymaloe House is a beautiful venue in East Cork, that will have your guests over the moon. Offering the very best of Irish hospitality and seasonal locally sourced and homegrown food, this family run country house with a separate barn for larger celebrations, sits on 300 acres of farmland in the beautiful countryside
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 250 | ballymaloe.ie
Luxurious drawing rooms, an elegant Orangery and a rustic Coachroom, all in one historic venue set amidst beautiful gardens and woodlands. Every last bedroom is full of colour and character, and dripping in old world luxury all the while retaining the warmth of a family-run hotel.
Where: Co. Kerry | Guests: 200 | ballyseedecastle.com
If you dream of a boho-chic celebration, this elegant country house with festival attitude specialises in bespoke events for cool couples. From the brilliant bar to the loft chill-out area and the converted barn, Ballyvolane House is the perfect party venue.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 140 | ballyvolanehouse.ie
Blairscove House & Restaurant
The ultimate gourmet retreat, Blairscove House is a restaurant par excellence situated in the most secluded location in West Cork, enjoying stunning views across Dunmanus Bay.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 100 | blairscove.ie
This Relais & Chateaux luxury hotel is housed in an 18th century manor and has undergone a major and magnificent refurbishment. Featuring dramatic, period architecture and manicured gardens, as well as purpose-built spaces for your wedding day and day two.
Where: Co. Tipperary | Guests: 200 | cashelpalacehotel.ie
Both a manor house and luxurious resort, Castlemartyr is home to perfectly-styled accommodation, an award-winning restaurant and lots of dreamy, outdoor spaces, making it the perfect spot for an unforgettable wedding celebration.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 220 | castlemartyrresort.ie
You’ll immediately feel right at home in this beautiful, 800-year-old country house wedding venue, nestled within eight acres of sweeping lawns and ancient trees. Cloughjordan House is a charming and intimate setting that can be exclusively yours for your wedding day.
Where: Co. Tipperary | Guests: 180 | cloughjordanhouse.com
With unbroken views out over the lake, Coolbawn Quay is a romantic blank canvas for couples in search of something uniquely different for their special day.
Where: Co. Tipperary | Guests: 220 | coolbawnquay.com
Beautiful scenery, plush interiors and world-class food await you at the historic Dromoland Castle, which has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. The stuff of Medieval fairytales!
Where: Co. Clare | Guests: 300 | dromoland.ie
Dunraven Arms Hotel
Set in the picture-perfect town of Adare, this 200-year-old family-run hotel, surrounded by blooming gardens, is a mix of old-world charm and new-world comfort. The beautiful banquet room athe the Dunraven Arms boarsts french doors that open out to the terrace, ideal for gatherings in warm summer evenings.
Where: Co. Limerick | Guests: 300 | dunravenhotel.com
Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
A picturesque wedding venue with an ambiance of old-world charm and unrivalled service, Fernhill House Hotel’s expert team of chefs, service staff and event organisers have come together to create a truly unique setting for alternative weddings.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 300 | fernhillhousehotel.com
An exclusive-use Irish country house venue on the borders of Limerick, Tipperary and Cork, Galtee Escape boasts a rustic, barn reception space and courtyard and can cater for weddings of up to 120 guests.
Where: Co. Limerick| Guests: 120 | galteeescape.ie
Hotel Doolin is a popular choice for anyone wanting to get married on the cliffs of Moher as this venue is drop dead gorgeous. Bonus points for being Ireland’s first carbon neutral hotel!
Where: Co. Clare | Guests: 300 | hoteldoolin.ie
Inish Beg Estate
A private island just outside Baltimore, Inish Beg is a secluded wedding venue that is reached by bridge, making for the ultimate wedding-day escape. With tonnes of options for your ceremony and reception spaces, this is an ideal place for couples who really want to make their wedding feel like a secluded holiday!
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 350 | inishbeg.com
Innishannon House Hotel
Situated on 10 acres of parkland and along the Bandon River in West Cork, Innishannon House Hotel is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. Your guests will love the old-world country house charm and panoramic views of the gardens.
Where: Co. Cork| Guests: 200 | innishannonhousehotel.ie
No. 1 Pery Square
This gorgeous venue in the heart of Limerick boasts a drawing room with views of the tree-lined People’s Park. It can accommodate up to 80 guests in a theatre-style layout and the drawing room is the perfect venue for your intimate ceremony or drinks reception.
Where: Co. Limerick | Guests: 85 | oneperysquare.ie
The River Lee
The Mirror Room at The River Lee in the heart of Cork City is the perfect setting for a wedding with that extra edge. This glamorous space features beautiful views of the river through large windows and a private terrace, parquet flooring, mid-century German chandeliers, foxed gilt-edged mirrors, bespoke Italian wall hangings, sage banquette seating, beautiful columns and paneling, a handmade mahogany bar and lots of lush ferns and greenery throughout.
Where: Co. Cork | Guests: 96 | doylecollection.com
Sheen Falls Lodge
Sheen Falls Lodge is situated in Kenmare, overlooking the stunning natural views of Kenmare Bay, the cascading Sheen Falls, and at the foot of the Caha Mountains. This country house is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day, small or large, with a warm, five-star welcome the cherry on top.
Where: Co. Kerry | Guests: 200 | sheenfallslodge.ie
10 Bridge Street
10 Bridge Street is a unique wedding venue housed in a lovingly-restored, 200-year-old church, featuring high, vaulted ceilings and the original stained glass windows. The venue is an elegant, historic space, that also lends itself to a buzzy and informal atmosphere where the food, wine and ambiance are contemporary.
Where: Co. Kerry | Guests: 180 | 10bridgestreet.ie
A wonderfully renovated venue, Vaughan’s Pub (maybe better known as the Fr. Ted pub) is based in Kilfenora and is totally unique. The venue has been in the family for over 300 years. The Barn where they hold weddings was converted from a coach house in the mid 1980s and makes for a unique and memorable wedding venue.
Where: Co. Clare | Guests: 120 | vaughanspub.ie
Belle Isle Castle
A versatile venue for all kinds of weddings, the castle offers three locations for civil or humanist ceremonies; the beautiful Sunken Garden, atmospheric Abercorn Wing Drawing Room or the elegant Hamilton Wing Drawing Room.
Where: Co. Fermanagh | Guests: 60 | belle-isle.com
The Carriage Rooms at Montalto
Located just 30 minutes from Belfast in the beautiful countryside, the converted Carriage Rooms at Montalto provide a perfect space for a stylish and character-filled wedding day, including beautiful ceremonial areas, a formal walled garden, a magnificent banquet hall and an evening area like no other, with both an on-site bar and paved outdoor area.
Where: Co. Down | Guests: 180 | thecarriagerooms.com
Still in the hands of its founding family since the mid 17th century, Castle Leslie Estate is steeped in history and has been the venue for countless parties and celebrations through the centuries. It is an intimate and romantic venue that comes alive when filled with the laughter and joy of family and friends.
Where: Co. Monaghan | Guests: 260 | castleleslie.com
With meticulously crafted and restyled interiors, this 19th-century schoolhouse is a stunning, eclectic location. The timber-arched Blackwood Suite is an elegant setting for ceremonies while the picturesque gardens are ideal for photos.
Where: Co. Down | Guests: 350 | clandeboyelodge.com
A neo-classical Georgian country house with beautiful outdoor spaces, Drenagh Estate is perfect for couples looking to get back to nature. Inside, the gorgeous interiors provide a luxe backdrop for smaller wedding celebrations.
Where: Co. Derry | Guests: 275 | drenagh.com
The Farnham Estate is comprised of a sumptuous hotel and spa located just outside Cavan town and only 90 mins from Dublin and Belfast. Boasting a breathtaking 1300 acre estate, The Farnham is the perfect wedding venue for those looking for luxury in the idyllic countryside and is entirely wheelchair accessible.
Where: Co. Cavan | Guests: 240 | farnhamestate.ie
With three wedding suites with their own style and feel you can easily choose a space to suit your guestlist and your own aesthetic. The opulent Great Hall at Galgorm really is the last word in grandeur. With a feature bar that has marble and gold accents originating from prohibition Chicago to the waterfall centrepiece that acts as backdrop to the top table.
Where: Co. Antrim| Guests: 300 | galgorm.com
Hillmount House is located in Drains Bay, near Larne. This privately owned Georgian house, complete with stable-block, coach-house, stunning sea-view gardens, a woodland meadow, orchard, gardens and a fully furnished, orangery offers a truly unique space for your wedding day.
Where: Co. Antrim | Guests: 140 | hillmounthouse.com
The Loft Templepatrick at The Rabbit Hotel
The Loft Templepatrick is a unique wedding venue housed in The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, the stylish little sister to Galgorm, and located only 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport. Ascend an elegant staircase under a statement chandelier where you will be wowed by the breath-taking high vaulted ceilings decorated with twinkling feature chandeliers, entwined with celebratory planting.
Where: Co. Antrim | Guests: 140 | therabbithotel.com
Housed in an iconic Victorian building across the road from City Hall, Parisien is an incredibly cool, eclectic space that will suit any chic city celebration.
Where: Co. Antrim | Guests: 100 | cafeparisienbelfast.com
A Georgian country house estate set on the shores of Lough Swilly, Rathmullan House is a warm and welcoming wedding venue, offering lots of luxurious spaces in which to host your big day. The location, just a few steps from a two mile-long golden beach, is perfect for wedding portraits.
Where: Co. Donegal | Guests: 135 | rathmullanhouse.com
Boasting five reception rooms and 19 bedrooms, Rockhill House can cater for weddings big and small – the Chambers dining room is the spot for an intimate dinner of up to 38 guests, while the light-filled Orangery seats up to 140. Reception rooms like the tastefully-appointed Library Bar and The Stewart Dining Room are perfect for drinks receptions and second-day celebrations.
Where: Co. Donegal | Guests: 140 | rockhillhouse.ie
A family home for 300 years, when Tullyveery opened its doors for weddings, their focus was to create truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Every corner has party potential, from the different spaces in the house and gardens to drinks in the converted bar in the courtyard. So everyone can enjoy these spaces, Tullyveery House has a fully accessible bathroom, step free access to venue rooms and garden areas and additional ramps available to provide further step-free routes around the venue.
Where: Co. Down | Guests: 200 | tullyveeryhouse.co.uk
Virginia Park Lodge
A labour of love for the Corrigan family, Virginia Park Lodge is where chef Richard celebrated his own wedding and is the epitome of elegance, with a distinctly homely feel and luxurious finishing touches, and excellent guest accommosation options including shepherd’s huts. Who wouldn’t want Richard Corrigan designing their wedding menu?
Where: Co. Cavan | Guests: 300 | virginiaparklodge.com
The Wool Tower
Situated on a 16-acre estate in Broughshane (known as the Garden Village of Ulster) and steeped in history, The Wool Tower is an enchanting 200-year-old converted mill, perfect for couples seeking an exciting, alternative wedding venue. Drinks receptions in the Vaulted Room or the Weaving Room really sets this space apart.
Where: Co. Antrim | Guests: 200 | wooltower.com
Questions to Ask your Wedding Venue:
- Is the drive or forecourt suitable for wheelchair users? (Gravel, cobblestone, etc)
- Is there accessible parking close to the entrance?
- Does the entrance have a wheelchair ramp?
- If not, is a temporary ramp available?
- Is there a complimentary vehicle on site that is wheelchair accessible?
- Is the ceremony space accessible?
- Is the reception room accessible?
- Is there an accessible toilet?
- How far is the toilet from the reception room?
- Are there any spaces we might use in the venue that are not accessible?
- Can you create a pathway through the reception tables that is wide enough for a wheelchair?
- Do you have accessible accommodation on site?
- If not can you reccommend somewhere close to the venue with accessible accommodation?
For more info on accessible wedding planning, you can click here, including how to plan an accessible wedding and how to help elderly guests feel comfortable at your wedding!