3 Stunning Irish Stately Homes to Host Your Wedding

Do you dream of getting married in the grandeur of a stately Irish home?  

There are so many beautiful and stunning Irish landmark buildings all over the country to choose from, no matter what location you are looking in.  

Here are 3 stunning Irish stately homes to host your wedding:

Adare Manor and Golf Resort
The New-Look Adare Manor

The stunning Adare Manor and Golf Resort has recently undergone a multi-million euro revamp since it was bought by international businessman and philanthropist J.P. McManus and opens this winter. The pretty picture-postcard village of Adare in County Limerick is one of the most charming in Ireland, with a main street filled with thatched cottages.  

The 840-acre estate is truly one of a kind, with Gothic romance and exquisite decorative finishes. The Gallery is lined with 17th century Flemish choir stalls taking its inspiration from no less than the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles! The manor on the banks of the Maigue is considered so beautiful that the motto of the Earl of Dunraven is: “quae sursum volo videre – what is heavenly I would see.”

This 19th century abode of the Dunraven family now has a magnificent new ballroom with capacity for 350 guests and a beautiful banqueting hall. There is a spa with a 28 seater cinema and of course the brand new championship golf course – to golf away any pre-wedding nerves!

Powerscourt House
Palladian Beauty at Powerscourt

Over in Leinster, Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow is considered to be one of the most romantic and beautiful wedding venues in Ireland. The gardens are really the jewel in the crown of Wicklow and are regularly featured in lists of the Best Gardens of the World.  

The Great Sugarloaf mountain is the most beautiful backdrop for photographs, as is the water feature in the grounds and the nearby Powerscourt Waterfall. There is a double-height Georgian ballroom and the wedding venue has panoramic views from a height, overlooking the garden county.

Lisnavagh House in Rathvilly
Celebrate Love in Lisnavagh

Lisnavagh House in Rathvilly, County Carlow is one of the lesser known stately homes in Ireland but it is achieving popularity as a really beautiful and private venue that can tailor to requirements.  

The house, owned by the Bunburys who descend from Baron de St Pierre, a Norman knight who served with William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, was bought by the family back in 1702.  

The beautiful pleasure gardens with 14 acres of borders and a walled garden were designed by Daniel Robertson of Powerscourt fame.

It doesn’t get much better than ‘the most magnificent bed in Ireland’ as voted by the Irish Times, referring to the Colonel’s Room. The bedrooms with beautiful names like the Yellow room, the Butterfly room and the Night nursery look out on to the surrounding grounds and the antiques and four poster beds will transport you to another era.

Bring the past to life and give your guests a gracious day out by celebrating in one of Ireland’s stately homes.
Posted on September 20, 2017

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