Just Flown In - Best Wedding Venues near Ireland’s Airports

There’s nothing like an Irish wedding. If your guests have just flown in from the USA, Europe or further afield, they’ll be thrilled to only have a short journey from the airport to your wedding venue as they arrive to celebrate your wedding, civil ceremony or partnership.  

Here are four amazing wedding venues in Ireland just a stone’s throw from an airport that both your Irish guests and guests from other far flung destinations will enjoy.

Shannon Airport – Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle

Shannon Airport is one of Ireland’s three primary airports, along with Dublin and Cork. Over one and a half million passengers passed through this airport last year. It has traditionally been a hugely important gateway between Europe and the Americas since 16 September 1945 when the first transatlantic flight, a Pan Am, landed at Shannon from New York City. Dromoland Castle, near Shannon Airport, is a 5-star majestic castle, home to the Kings of Thomond. This location on the shores of a lake has 500 acres for the bridal party and guests to explore.

Dublin Airport – Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle

Clontarf Castle has very easy access to Dublin Airport and boasts that ‘happy ever after starts with a fairy-tale wedding at Clontarf Castle’! The castle dates back to the 12th century and is set in leafy grounds and gardens. The castle had a €10 million makeover a number of years ago and the Great Hall with its cream and gold color scheme and Louise Kennedy crystal chandeliers is a picture perfect location for any wedding. The center piece is a frieze of the Battle of Clontarf, a nod to the history of the castle.

Cork Airport – Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr Resort, County Cork, is a 5-star location very close to Cork Airport. This elegant 18th century manor house also has a 13th century castle and is set in 220 acres of mature landscape. There is also an 18 hole golf course and the resort offers all sorts of wedding styles from the traditional to the more informal. The Capel Suite is one of the standout features of the hotel and is a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and giant chandeliers.

Belfast Airport – Belle Isle

Belle Isle

Belle Isle is a 17th century castle and wedding venue set in the Northern Ireland Fermanagh lake lands. It’s just an hour and a half from Belfast International Airport. This is, quite simply, a spectacular location for a wedding or civil partnership. Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, the 470-acre estate is spread over eight picturesque islands. The estate has been inhabited since the 12th century and has won many awards.

Just flown in? Well it doesn’t get better than these four easy to access locations that showcase the best of Irish hospitality.  
Posted on October 23, 2015

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