Dublin, the capital and biggest city in Ireland, is brimming with incredible buildings and wonderful settings that have all the possibility to create the most striking backdrop for an elegant city wedding. You’ll be surprised to find out that behind the historic facades that line some of the capital’s eye-catching streets and deep-down its winding back alleys and lanes lie some of the city’s most exciting venues.
If you’re looking for a rare city venue to host your big day, then you might want to consider planning a celebration in Dublin’s fair city. The city will spoil you with plenty of choices for a variety of wedding venue options to meet all budgets and tastes. In this article, we’ve made a helpful list of amazing venues in the capital, which can assist you along. It doesn’t matter what shape your urban celebration takes, there’s something for all of you here.
The Chocolate Factory, King’s Inn Street
Well, if your spouse loves chocolates, you would be happy to know that The Chocolate Factory gets its name from the old Williams & Woods building in which it is set that has a history of producing different chocolate and sweet products including Toblerone and reminiscence-inducing Mint Crisp- you can definitely see the potential wedding favours giving a treat to guests already.
Food from the popular and cherished Blas Cafe, as well as decoration and photography can all be provided by the in-house gifted community. This building is one of the city’s most exhilarating event spaces at the moment. The venue engages host to a new creative community of small businesses and individuals in inventive sectors during the weekdays, has already hosted some really unique nuptials which have used the industrial fee an innovative atmosphere of the area to produce a contemporary, memorable celebration that really does stand out from the rest.
The Crypt at Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place
Most people are not even thinking of considering having a wedding venue in this place, although they see or walk by it frequently—the Dublin landmark of Christ Church Cathedral. The wonderful Cathedral hosts a surprising number of weddings throughout the year, which normally appear on the blogs of some of the city’s most creative photographers and videographers.
The backdrop for the wedding celebration is ‘the crypt’ often referred to as ‘the vaults’. Stonewalled and candlelit, the crypt offers such a unique and memorable experience for couples and their guests right in the centre of the country’s capital. In this 11th Century cathedral crypt, which has been renovated with underfloor heating and air conditioning, making your 120 guests be more than comfortable no matter the weather.
You may also transform the crypt into a romantic and intimate setting with lovely banqueting tables and classy decor for dinner in the evening.
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Wicklow
Hotel wedding venues cannot be missed out on this list! If you want your guests to experience magnificent surroundings and gourmet cuisine against the mesmerizing backdrop of the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains. The Wicklow wedding venue is an ideal choice for your dream wedding day and the hotel has a team that are entirely experts in polishing every detail. The resort can host weddings for both small and large numbers, the topmost capacity being 250 guests for dinner. What you’ll love about hotel wedding venues is that they can provide a selection of ceremony suites if you want to take your vows within the grounds.
The Cliff Townhouse, Stephen’s Green
Situated in the heart of Dublin on Stephen’s Green, The Cliff Townhouse is a lovely and unusual setting where food gets the most important consideration, with mouthwatering seasonal and locally sourced menus. The Aviator Dining Room’s floor to ceiling windows provides striking views of the park, while the restaurant’s vintage wood-panelled dining room and marble-topped Oyster & Champagne Bar is a toned-down nod to underrated glamour.
The venue is perfect for groups of 10 to 44 guests for dining or 60 for a standing canapé reception, up to 120 guests can be boarded between the lounge and adjoining Aviator Bar.
King’s Inns, Henrietta Street
Although traditionally King’s Inns as a venue has been affiliated with the family celebrations of its members, today, they are starting to welcome everyone to enjoy this diamond in the rough of old-world grandeur. As you enter King’s Inns in your wedding car, through the gates at the top of Henrietta Street into the historic courtyard and gardens will be the ultimate experience in itself.
When it comes to food and events partner, Claire Hanley will assist you with the menu choice, service manner and décor and there are many props, earthenware, pottery, and event equipment available for use and hire.
Clontarf Castle, Castle Ave, Clontarf East
Clontarf Castle Hotel is a 12th-century castle that’s very much a Dublin institution, which has seen generations of wedding celebrations made inside its walls. It’s an occasion of old meets new, with a latest finished €10 million renovation of the main areas of the hotel including the Great Hall Ballroom and bridal suites. The Clontarf Castle even won recent awards such as Dublin’s Top Rated Wedding Venue, Ireland’s Best Castle Wedding Venue, and Top Ten Hotels in Dublin.