6 Utterly Private & Prestigious Venues To Celebrate With Your Loved Ones

Because you can’t put a price on privacy. It’s quite the luxury to have exclusive use of an entire property, just for you and your loved ones. Plus, any excuse to prolong the festivities and indulge in a weekend-long wedding! With all eyes solely focussed on your very special day, we decided to share some of our favourite wedding venues available for exclusive hire in Ireland.

Ballinacurra House

Ireland’s ultimate exclusive-hire venue, Ballinacurra House has played host to a number of A-list celebrities throughout the years. It was a renowned favourite of the late Michael Jackson – even Kim and Kanye tried to hire the house for their honeymoon only to be rebuffed as it was already booked!

Bursting with personality and five-star luxury, Ballinacurra House is the number one choice for those seeking something totally out-of-the-ordinary. With the vibrant seaside town of Kinsale and some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery right on its doorstep, it’s easy to see why this venue is a photographer’s dream.

Each room at the property has been meticulously themed offering 22 suites throughout the Main House, Cottage and Coach House, as well as various lounge and entertainment rooms. With the addition of the Cuban Cocktail Bar, the new Rotunda and now the Pontiac Firebird Classic American muscle car, Ballinacurra continues to lead the way in terms of offering that unique edge modern-day wedding couples are lusting for. Contact Des or Lisa on +353 (0) 21 477 9040 or email info@ballinacurra.com to find out more about booking your wedding weekend.

Our Favourite Features:

  • Vibrant Seaside Location
  • Eclectic Meets Cosmopolitan Feel
  • On-Trend Cuban Cocktail Bar

Kilshane House

Sheer elegance with an air of sophistication, Kilshane House is a stellar centrepiece nestled amongst 320 acres of private parkland in the rolling Tipperary countryside. The property’s huge curvilinear Conservatory is a magical location for both a civil ceremony and arrival drinks reception alike. Exchanging vows beneath the leafy palms and tree ferns as delicate sunlight flickers through the spectacular glass ceiling will be a memory you will treasure forever. Afterwards, The Orangerie Suite is the perfect spot to retreat for a formal dinner with up to 220 guests before a glittering fireworks finale. With 54 ensuite bedrooms, selected friends and family can relax in pure luxury at the end of your festivities before continuing the celebrations at your day-after barbecue in the gardens.

Our Favourite Features:

  • The Show-Stopping Conservatory Circa 1860
  • Elegant + Traditional
  • Equally Fantastic For Both Summer + Winter Weddings

Horetown House

Where wedding visions come to life. We have serious admiration for Wedding Planners who think outside the box and go above and beyond to accommodate each unique wedding theme. At Horetown House, no two weddings are the same. A family-run venue, it oozes creativity and laid back country chic. Set in the heart of rural Wexford, the Garden Room caters for up to 200 guests, while The White Room offers a more intimate option for a meal of up to 80 family and friends. During warmer months, couples can exchange vows beneath the summer sunshine with a civil ceremony in the beautiful outdoor gardens – rustic romance at its very finest! Catering to 24 adults (or 20 adults and six children), the house can be adapted to suit each family’s individual needs. Each room is finished to the highest of standards and the property boasts a hidden traditional pub in the cellar. With a snug open fire and candlelight, it’s the perfect atmosphere to spend some quality time with your loved ones during your wedding weekend.

Save the date for Horetown House’s next Wedding Open Day taking place on Sunday March 12th 2017 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. You and your partner can view the stunning Garden Room in all its glory and sample some delicious treats. Niamh and Kate will be delighted to answer any queries you may have on the day.

Our Favourite Features:

  • The Wedding Team’s Attention To Detail + On-Trend Decor
  • Bespoke Hangover Kit For Guests Of The House – Complete With O’Neills Bacon Butties, Cadburys Dairymilk + Lucozade
  • Laid Back + Chilled Vibe

Rathsallagh House

A 17th century country estate set on 500 acres of rolling hills and mature trees, it’s easy to see why Rathsallagh House could steal one’s heart with its charming ruggedness and pretty as a picture setting. Run by the O’Flynn family for over 30 years, Rathsallagh is more than just a wedding venue. Family-run and full of heart, the Team boasts an unrivaled reputation for top quality service and exquisite country house food. Providing an all-inclusive experience for your guests, the property features 35 bedrooms, cozy open log fires, a luxurious dining room, and even a golf course! Your nearest and dearest will want for nothing during their stay as their every need will be catered to by the dedicated staff. In a nod to the rich history of Rathsallagh, its renowned excellence in hospitality and unforgettable wedding day experience, the property has recently been awarded Historic Hotel Wedding Experience for 2017 by Historic Hotels of Europe.

If you’re dreaming of a glam and glitzy wedding to ring in 2018, you may just be in luck as there is last minute availability at Rathsallagh House for New Year’s Eve 2017. Contact Catherine Lawlor on 045 403112 or email weddings@rathsallagth.com to book an appointment now.

Our Favourite Features:

  • Less Than One Hour From Dublin
  • Family-Run + Full Of Heart
  • Awarded Historic Hotel Wedding Experience for 2017

Temple House

Temple House‘s enviable location along Ireland’s infamous Wild Atlantic Way is sure to sweep your guests off their feet. An impressive Georgian house overlooking lakeside castle of Knights Templar and enchanting woodland, a half-mile avenue wanders through the heart of the estate showcasing Mayo’s rugged countryside at its most beautiful. While the historic venue is opulent and grand in equal measure, there is an undeniable sense of intimacy and humble hospitality. A family home since 1665, there is an enormous sense of pride placed on the high standards of service provided and the family’s renowned reputation for weddings. Up to 160 seated guests can be accommodated for your wedding dinner, or if you are lusting after a more informal setting, up to 200 can be catered for in a buffet style service. The Team know how to throw a seriously epic party, and will advise you throughout every step of planning your wedding weekend. With seven guest bedrooms in the house, they always insist the bridal party stays more than one day to ensure every minute is enjoyed. A cottage sleeping up to 8 people is also available on the grounds and a shuttle bus can be organised to help transfer your guests to their nearby accommodation at the end of the night. P.S check out the ornate entrance hall and grand staircase! What a show-stopping backdrop for a bridal portrait.

Our Favourite Features:

  • The Magnificent Grand Staircase
  • Overlooking Lakeside Castle Of Knights Templar
  • Renowned Reputation

Raheen House Hotel

Recently crowned WeddingDates Top Rated Wedding Venue in Tipperary for 2016, Raheen House Hotel is a very special wedding venue. Homely and inviting, its lush green facade and mature gardens are a sight to behold. Designed in early 2014 by Bloom gold medalist, Alan Rudden, the 3.5 acre grounds are a maze of winding pathways, woodland and romantic archways – a wonderful space for the newlyweds to steal a few moments alone before joining their guests on the Mediterranean courtyard for drinks. Inside, elegant period features are marred exquisitely with cozy rustic details to create a traditional country house atmosphere. A team of Wedding Specialists is on hand for each wedding couple to ensure their special day is unforgettable. Contact the Team for more details by emailing info@raheenhouse.ie or calling 052 6122140.

Our Favourite Features:

  • WeddingDates Top Rated Venue Tipperary 2016
  • Cute + Cozy

Image Credits: Rathsallagh House 1) by Lima Conlon Photography.

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