Oh, we do love a city wedding! Between the colourful wedding portraits, the lively, bustling atmosphere, and the obligatory stop-off at the local pub, they’re always a joy to write about, and to attend! That’s why we wanted to make a list of the best city wedding venues in Ireland, which will hopefully serve as a handy starting point for your venue search. Taking in historic city centre hotels, chic restaurants, and elegant private member clubs, these are our favourite city wedding venues in Dublin, Cork, and Kilkenny!
This 5-star venue is as regal as it sounds – with exquisite attention to detail, and luscious green grounds overflowing with floral life, it exudes a striking elegance. For couples searching for the classic, idyllic venue of their dreams, Hayfield Manor can achieve all of your whims and wishes to design a magnificent wedding day backdrop fit for royalty.
Cork | hayfieldmanor.ie
Chic meets comfort, Parisien Belfast is the coolest cosmopolitan venue around, right by the beautiful picturesque backdrop of Belfast City Hall, which you can enjoy from their outdoor terrace. The vibe is French classic like the name suggests, but the interior is also dark and moody, the perfect sophisticated location to celebrate your wedding with your close circle.
Belfast | up to x guests | cafeparisienbelfast.ie
Museum of Literature Ireland
Searching for the right venue for your small but individual wedding? MoLi is the perfect location for those who want to enjoy the privacy of an intimate ceremony and reception, with gorgeous potential photo ops in the Iveagh Gardens and the chance to head to the Saloon post-ceremony for a little beverage.
Dublin | Up to 60 guests | moli.ie
The Hardiman Hotel
Located in Galway, The Hardiman Hotel is a historical landmark in the city, right on the corner of Eyre Square. Charming with a glamourous Victorian feel, this venue used to host notable guests and swanky events – a tradition that still carries on today. It’s the fairytale venue in the West and a symbol of absolute and utter luxury.
Galway | thehardiman.ie
You may know Roberta’s restaurant in the heart of the City – it’s got gorgeous cocktails and a rip-roaring drag brunch, but did you know that it’s also a wedding venue? Yep, really! If you’re looking for something trendy with that effortlessly cool vibe, there’s no better spot. Staff will help bring to life the wedding of your dreams with personal touches. Plus, you’ll get a truly delectable meal.
Dublin | robertas.ie
This cosy and cool venue right in Dublin City Centre has so much to offer you and your guests. At The Blue Room at The Dean, you can create the bespoke wedding of your dreams with all the trimmings and unique personalisation, whether you’re looking for an alternative reception area or a quirky place to host your entire wedding day.
Dublin | Up to 120 guests | thedean.ie
Led by chef Andy McFadden, Glover’s Alley is a distinctive fine-dining restaurant overlooking St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Stocked with local produce from Irish farmers, their food experience is like no other – elegant, contemporary, and of course, delicious. If you’re looking for a more unique reception for a smaller wedding party, this is an excellent choice – especially if you or your partner are keen foodies.
Dublin | gloversalley.ie
No 1 Pery Square
With a gorgeous private terrace and a secret garden, No 1 Pery Square is a beautifully intimate boutique townhouse tucked up in Limerick’s Georgian Quarter. Its grand, period-style decor and architecture make it the perfect theatrical wedding venue for a couple who wants an air of sophistication to their wedding proceedings.
Limerick | up to 85 guests | oneperysquare.com
The River Lee
If you’re dreaming of a stylish wedding in Cork city, you’ll find everything you need at The River Lee. We’re huge fans of the Mirror Room, which seats up to 110 guests, but can be adjusted to suit smaller guest lists, too. Featuring parquet flooring, mid-Century chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, a handmade mahogany bar, lots of ferns and greenery, a private terrace, and beautiful views of the river through large windows, it’s a seriously Instagrammable space. Restaurant-style seating allows for a more laid-back vibe, and the option to host a civil ceremony in the venue makes The River Lee a gorgeous and fuss-free choice for the big day.
Cork | up to 110 guests | doylecollection.com
Langton House Hotel
Wedding venues don’t get much more stylish or versatile than Langton House Hotel. This iconic hotel in the heart of Kilkenny city boasts no less than four beautiful wedding venues, each with its own distinct look and feel to match your big day. Whether you’re planning an elegant soirée, an alternative bash or a chilled celebration for your wedding, Langton House Hotel has the ideal space for it. And you’re spoiled for choice, between the spectacular Langtons Ballroom, the unique surroundings of the Set Theatre, the romantic and intimate room at Harry’s Bar and the airy Garden Room.
Kilkenny | up to 342 guests | langtons.ie
For guests who’ve attended a wedding at Medley, the unique and outrageously hip wedding venue housed in the old Irish Times building on Dublin’s Fleet Street East, it’s basically impossible to choose a highlight. The adventurous cuisine masterminded by chef Andrew Rudd is obviously a huge draw for foodies, but the location is pretty special, too – Dublin city is quite literally on your doorstep! Factor in the rustic, loft-style interiors and you’ve got one of the most stylish venues in the city, and a pretty versatile one at that – the space can seat between 60 and 250 people for dinner, with the option of having another 100 guests for post-dinner drinks.
Dublin | up to 250 guests | medley.ie
Stephen’s Green Club
Offering a fantastic location, and effortlessly elegant interiors, The Stephen’s Green Club is one of Dublin’s most charming wedding venues. The club, which is located right on St Stephen’s Green in the heart of the city, may be a historic venue dating back to the 18th century, but it’s perfectly suited to stylish, modern weddings. Whether you’re planning a laid-back Summer bash or a cosy Christmas celebration, your guests will love this unexpected treasure – from the moment they clap eyes on those original Georgian and Victorian features, they’ll be hooked! The fact that the venue is home to one of Dublin’s only secret courtyards only adds to the magic!
Dublin | up to 96 guests | sghc.ie
No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place
Combining a welcoming, homey vibe with drop-dead gorgeous interiors, No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place truly is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue. A family-owned and managed Georgian house that serves as a private-dining restaurant, it’ll feel like a second (considerably more luxurious!) home on your big day. Spanning three floors, including elegant ceremony and dining rooms, it’s perfect for groups of up to 60. The venue is known for its opulent fine dining cuisine, which is prepared using the very best of Irish produce, and benefits from being the kind of venue that your guests wouldn’t ordinarily get the opportunity to visit!
Dublin | up to 60 guests | 25fitzwilliamplace.ie
Located on Balfe Street, where Grafton Street meets the Creative Quarter, The Westbury in Dublin really needs no introduction. In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever passed by the impeccably stylish hotel without wishing we were enjoying Afternoon Tea in the lounge, or checking in to one of their lavish guest rooms! Weddings at The Westbury are all about once-in-a-lifetime luxury. Seven private event spaces can accommodate everything from intimate celebrations to larger receptions of up to 150 guests, with many couples choosing the light-filled and recently redesigned Grafton Suite, which features private cocktail bars and three balconies overlooking the city. The Westbury’s expert team of wedding coordinators will be happy to create a bespoke package to suit you and your guests, including a personalised range of menu options and beautiful floral displays from Appassionata Flowers.
Dublin | up to 150 guests | doylecollection.com
Smock Alley, Dublin
One of the world’s oldest theatres, Smock Alley in Dublin was built in 1662 and now boasts restored original spaces and church buildings that are perfect for a city centre celebration. Couples can say I do in the magnificent, multi-tiered Boy’s School and dine in the restored 17th-century Banquet Hall, which features cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows. It’s a dreamy spot backing on to Temple Bar, perfect for a hip yet romantic gatherings of up to 180 dinner guests or up to 250 ceremony guests.
Dublin | up to 250 guests for a ceremony, or 180 for reception | smockalley.com
The Best City Wedding Venues in Cork
The Best City Wedding Venues in Kilkenny
The Best City Wedding Venues in Dublin
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