Our Go-To Venue Guide: Getting Married In Ireland's Sunny South East

When it comes to summer weddings, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate location to say ‘I Do’. With beautiful coastline, charming inland towns and a sprinkle of glorious sunshine, Ireland’s sunny south east has it all for the most important day of your lives. We decided to spring into the coming season by sharing some of our favourite wedding venues to inspire all our newly-engaged followers. All within easy reach of Dublin and Cork, the area is a fantastic option for those who may have guests flying in to join the celebrations.

Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort

Faithlegg House Hotel is a luxurious hideaway situated amongst the luscious green countryside of Co Waterford. Perched at the top of a meandering road, you will find the ultimate in lavish accommodation, delicious cuisine, a tranquil spa, an award-winning golf course and magnificent woodland surroundings, making it the perfect destination for the most romantic of wedding celebrations. Complete with soft antique furnishings and roaring open fires, Faithlegg House Hotel oozes opulence, elegance and sophistication. Wow your guests from the moment they arrive with a grand entrance through the splendid foyer beneath the glistening Waterford Crystal chandelier leading to a champagne reception.

With space for up to 220 guests in the Minaun Ballroom, the suite is built around a glass conservatory bathed in natural light flowing from the pristine manicured gardens. Keeping with the traditional Georgian style of this room, brides and grooms-to-be are sure to be swept away by its classical style. From intimate to larger wedding celebrations, civil ceremonies and a picturesque outdoor marquee, Faithlegg House Hotel boasts an array of versatile options that can be accommodated to suit your every desire. Email the hotels Wedding Coordinator Suzie on weddings@fhh.ie for more details.

Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre Waterford

Stylish and contemporary, the Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre Waterford directly overlooks the city’s bustling marina. With over 50 years of weddings under the hotel’s belt, the dedicated Wedding Team has honed their skills and expertise, earning a stellar reputation in the city for excellent customer service. You will be assured in the knowledge that the team will help plan every detail meticulously and they understand that quality and value for money is paramount when it comes to the most important day of your lives.

The Tower Hotel Waterford is pleased to announce the signature Ardmore Suite and pre-reception area will undergo a refurbishment this June. The space will be undergo a complete overhaul to reveal a stylish and contemporary look. For newly-engaged couples, the hotel will be hosting a Wedding Evening on Wednesday 5th July from 6pm until 8pm to unveil the refurbished Ardmore Suite and allow brides and grooms-to-be meet with the new General Manager Seamus O’Carroll and the team. On the evening, a host of new services will be revealed and there will be exclusive discounts available to couples looking to book winter and off-peak dates for 2017 and 2018. For more information or to arrange an appointment with the Wedding Team, call 051 862 300.

The Millrace Hotel

The four-star Millrace Hotel is situated in the picturesque town of Bunclody, on the edge of the beautiful 800 acre Halldare Estate. Providing affordable weddings without compromise, prospective wedding couples can expect value for money and the highest standard of service to ensure their special day is truly magical. Each wedding package on offer can be tailored to meet your exact requirements. Choose from; the Clody Suite which caters for up to 200 guests, The Slaney Suite accommodating 150 people attending a civil ceremony or blessing and the Rooftop Suite which seats 100 for a more intimate celebration.

With a long-standing reputation of serving only the highest quality cuisine and first class service provided by the dedicated team, The Millrace Hotel is the preferred choice to host the most important day of your life.

Springhill Court Hotel

We love it when a wedding venue gets creative with quirky ideas and takes advantage of its best assets – and we must salute Springhill Court Hotel in this case. With a recent €2.5 million investment, the newly-refurbished Kilkenny hotel is totally upping it in the wedding stakes. We love their stunning garden backdrop pictured below, what a lovely spot to take some family photos!

The perfect option for a larger celebration surrounded by family and friends, the spacious Tara Ballroom caters for 300 guests comfortably and creates a romantic atmosphere with twinkling fairy lights and soft candlelight. A family-friendly hotel, your little VIPs will be kept entertained thanks to an on-site playground and kids club during the holidays, while their parents take a well-deserved pre or post wedding break in the hotel’s Lavender Spa. Happiness is having your wedding in good hands, and the passionate team at Springhill Court Hotel are committed to giving you and your guests personalized attention and superior service. To arrange a viewing or for more details on Springhill Court Hotel’s new wedding packages, call the Events Coordinator on 056 7721122 or email events@springhillcourt.com

The Haven Hotel

Owned and run by the Kelly family for more than 50 years, The Haven Hotel is a home from home where larger weddings can enjoy exclusive-use of the entire property. Extensively renovated in 2016, the hotel retains its quirkiness and charm offering you and your loved ones a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Situated in the heart of Dunmore East, this highly sought-after location is the epitome of all that the sunny south east has to offer on your special day. The picturesque fishing village is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty and tranquility, boasting breathtaking views over the Hook Peninsula. Fully-licensed to host civil and humanist ceremonies or blessings inside the venue, the hotel can also accommodate Al Fresco ceremonies on the stunning lawns during warmer months.

Don’t miss The Haven Hotel’s current wedding offer; avail of a FREE Prosecco drinks reception for winter weddings booked for November 2017 to March 2018. This includes one glass of Prosecco per guest. Call the team on +353 51 383150 to begin planning your dream day by the sea.

Langton House Hotel

Langton House Hotel will steal a piece of your heart. Totally unassuming from the exterior, this wedding venue packs a mighty punch inside. With jaw-dropping interiors and a different surprise lying around each corner, it is guaranteed to leave your guests in awe. Situated in the medieval city of Kilkenny, the luxurious four-star hotel is bursting with character. The spectacular Langtons Ballroom boasts impressive 20ft ceilings, ornate cornicing and intricate hand-painted wallpaper – perfect for an art deco style NYE bash! But it is the Set Theatre that really steals the show for a civil ceremony at Langton House. A truly one-of-a-kind setting created by London-based designer, David Collins, it must be seen to be truly appreciated.

Langton House is delighted to launch their Winter Wedding Sale for new bookings in January and February 2018. Prices on request. Call Seán on 056 7765133 for more details or to book an appointment at Leinster’s Top Rated Venue.

Talbot Hotel Wexford

Overlooking the River Slaney in the Heart of Wexford Town, the family-owned four-star Talbot Hotel Wexford has specialised in making wedding dreams a reality for over 100 years. Offering elegant style and sumptuous luxury, the magnificent Slaney Suite is entirely self-contained with its own bar and dance floor. The Wedding Team’s legendary attention to detail and sheer professionalism will ensure treasured memories are created to last you a lifetime. Prospective couples who book their special day at the Talbot Hotel Wexford for dates during January, February and March 2018 & 2019 will receive a  fantastic 10% discount off all wedding packages. For more information or to receive a copy of the hotel’s wedding brochure, call the Wedding Coordinator on 053 9122566.

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