The Abbey – Ireland’s Newest Exclusive-Use Rustic Wedding Venue

Have the rustic wedding of your dreams at The Abbey in Co. Kildare. This historic wedding venue is Ireland’s newest exclusive-use wedding venue and really has everything you need to make every event special over your wedding weekend. There’s a uniquely period feel to the aesthetics of this thoroughly modernised venue, which has undergone an incredible transformation recently putting at the top of so many newly-engaged couples venue wishlists. Particularly, as it’s just an hour from Dublin. So if your wedding mood board is serving Bridgerton glamour, then look no further than here. There’s a huge banquet hall dining area, an 18th-century on-site chapel that features high-vaulted ceilings and original stained glass windows, set against the backdrop of ornately landscaped gardens brimming and charming countryside for beautiful photo portraits – and best of all, it’s all yours as there is only one wedding per day!

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The Vibe at The Abbey

This breathtaking venue is perfect for couples in search of a truly classic feeling for their wedding day. Ideal for those who want to have their ceremony and reception in one place, there’s a chapel onsite for an incredible ceremony, gorgeous outdoor backdrops for wedding photos, an expansive courtyard, and an elegant open-plan ballroom for a breathtaking banquet reception for up to 200 guests. With shimmering chandeliers overhead which hold 70,000 crystals in all, candlelit tables, and magnificent floral arrangements, your wedding will feel like you’ve just walked into a fairytale. With so many different spaces and options available within the venue, The Abbey takes pride in customising each and every wedding to the couple, meaning every celebration is totally unique.

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The Food & Drink at The Abbey

Picture your perfect Irish dining experience – from fresh salmon to juicy, succulent beef dishes, and excellent vegetarian options, every guest will be pretty much guaranteed a fantastic dining experience. The food and drink at The Abbey offer exquisite options for your wedding reception and breakfast the morning after, you can choose from mouthwatering canapes, and sumptuous desserts like chocolate fondant and lemon tart presented with absolute precision. So delicious!

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The Accommodation at The Abbey

There are 38 modern bedrooms which can sleep up to 100 guests, and two prestigious wedding suites for you to prepare for your special day. There’s plenty of scope to extend your celebration into day two also, and the space is wheelchair and family friendly with two accessible rooms for guests with additional needs. The feature that we particularly love, and we think you will fall head over heels in love too, is the extravagant prep area that has been created in the bridal suite at The Abbey. You’ll find four vanity stations and a grand floor-to-ceiling threefold mirror with the perfect lighting for flawless makeup application, and fabulous photos with your bridal party. Every bride’s dream, right? You can even watch as your nearest and dearest arrive at the venue as you’re getting ready, to let the excitement build!

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What People Say About The Abbey

Guests and wedding couples alike have fallen for the The Abbey in a big way after experiencing it – and we know you will too! And who better to tell you than the couples who have gotten married there already. Here’s what they have to say after choosing The Abbey as their wedding venue:

  • “The Abbey went above and beyond in our expectations. We and all our guests agreed that the venue was exceptional. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, every space is amazing and so unique.”
  • “The food was also exceptional quality and service at dinner from the staff and indeed throughout the day was superb. Our guests can’t stop talking about the amazing food.”
  • “When we found the Abbey we absolutely fell in love. It ticks so many boxes – an exclusive use venue, one-of-a-kind architecture and interior design, an absolutely delicious menu, easily accessible by car and public transport yet tucked away in its own private enclave, even a chapel with its own bar that doubles up as a dance floor at night!”
  • “On the day, we were blown away by the entire team’s attention to detail, attentiveness, friendliness, and warmth, something that was remarked upon by so many of our guests. Cannot recommend this venue enough!”

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See The Abbey for Yourself

Can you see yourself saying ‘I do’ in the chapel, or strolling through the courtyard in the sunshine, before dancing the night away under glistening chandeliers? If The Abbey is your dream rustic wedding venue, you can request a wedding brochure or book a private tour, or take a virtual viewing to see the venue for yourself if you’re searching for a destination wedding venue in Ireland. You can also connect with the exceptionalwedding team The Abbey by emailing them at

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