By Rachel Butler
When the sun shines in Ireland it becomes the most beautiful place on earth and you wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else. For your wedding, you want everything to be perfect and if you’re planning to have your ceremony outside in the glorious Irish sun, then look no further than this article where we will be rounding up the top places to tie the knot in Ireland.
Our first location brings us to the rebel county and it is Ballyvolane House in Cork. Enjoy sophisticated drinks on the lawn with your guests followed by your beautiful ceremony on the grounds of the estate. This dreamy, relaxed location will be the ultimate garden party for you and your partner. https://ballyvolanehouse.ie/ https://ballyvolanehouse.ie/
If you really want to be at one with nature then head to Kildare where they offer a beautiful all-inclusive outdoors day at Martinstown house. This venue is surrounded by stunning woods and farmland so if you and your partner are outdoorsy people then this may be a place to consider. They even have a purpose-built woodland ceremony space so you can be assured that they have thought of everything. You also have the option to have your drinks reception outdoors and if you’re blessed with a glorious summers evening then you could even go that one step further and have an outdoor dancefloor. https://martinstownhouse.com/wordpress/
In Meath, there is the magical Clonabreany House. This estate is situated in the countryside and surrounded by nature and woodland. There isn’t another village or sign of other people for miles, making it an extremely private space, ensuring that you and your guests are in the utmost privacy and not to mention comfort. There is a gorgeous garden for outdoor ceremonies and if the Irish weather turns on you there is a beautiful almost church like indoor option as well. Once your ceremony is complete, enjoy a beautiful meal and music in the lap of luxury in Clonabreany house. https://www.clonabreanyhouse.ie/
Staying in Meath, another location with a slightly different aesthetic is Bellinter House. There are so many options when it comes to this location. Couples have been known to have had amazing receptions here with cocktails and nibbles and anything else your heart desires. There is a stunning weeping willow tree to exchange vows under that will make for breath-taking pictures for years to come. https://www.bellinterhouse.com/
If you want to live your Downton Abby fantasy on your wedding day, then look no further than the dramatic estate of Gloster House in Co. Offaly. It is a stunning huge house on perfectly manicured lawns, where you can say your I do’s and have dreamy summer drinks afterward to celebrate. https://www.glosterhouse.ie/
Ballymagravey house in Meath is slightly more understated and gives off “fairytale cottage in the woods” vibes. Equally as charming it is a gorgeous setting to have your ceremony. https://www.ballymagarvey.ie/
These are only a mere snippet of the options available to you when it comes to outdoor ceremonies in Ireland.