Our Top Ten Wedding Venues in Ireland - Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our top ten wedding venues in Ireland that stole the heart of our engaged couples in the 2023 WeddingDates Awards. These venues went above and beyond to make every single wedding day special and memorable for their couples. You can see Part 1 here but here’s the rest of the best in Ireland and one of these venues could be the one for your big day!



The four star Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick is renowned for being in the top 10% of hotels worldwide in terms of customer experience. Located close to the M7 which links the city to Dublin and just 30 minutes drive away from Shannon Airport, the venue is situated on the edge of town but has great accessibility to the city centre and its historic landmarks such as King Johns Castle, Thomond Park and The Milk Market. 

The venue is spacious and can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding celebration.  The ballroom is built with natural light and mood-setting colour-coordinated lighting that’s totally customisable. The wedding team will walk you through décor options and help you choose, making sure your wedding is as unique as you are. 

Unique and intimate wedding packages are also available that can host from 4 to 25 guests. Approved to host Civil Ceremonies, they have many flexible options for locating your celebration depending on the size of your wedding guest list. There are some great packages available to you that all include a pianist for your arrival reception. All are fully customisable, and your dedicated wedding coordinators are just waiting to take you on the journey at this famous Limerick institution. 



The Maryborough Hotel and Spa is nestled in 18 acres of lush woodland and 300-year-old gardens in Douglas which is just minutes away from Cork city centre. The venue is a blend of old-world charm and modern flair. The venue is a 4 star luxury hotel with 93 bedrooms. 

When it comes to planning your big day, you’re in good hands with your own dedicated wedding coordinator. They’ll sweat the small stuff so you can focus on soaking up every magical moment. And let’s not forget about the top-notch service that The Maryborough is famous for – it’s all about elegance, style, and that warm, welcoming vibe.

The venue’s Orangery is surrounded by beautiful  gardens that create a lush backdrop for your lovely wedding photos. The Art Deco ballroom is a banqueting room that can host from a minimum of 140 to maximum 320 guests. Their award-winning chef can tailor the menu according to your requirements.

The venue has perfect plush bedrooms for your guests, and lots of amenities to enjoy.  There’s  Bellini’s Bar & Restaurant to enjoy some cocktails and food. There’s a fully equipped gym and pampering is available at their award-winning ESPA Spa.


The Glenside Hotel is located between the Boyne River and the coastin the Royal County of Meath. Tucked away in the countryside,the venue is very close to Drogheda and a short 30-minute drive from Dublin Airport. 

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a big wedding bash, The Glenside can cater to weddings from 40 to 170 guests. The venue only hosts one wedding per day to put all their focus on you ensuring  your day is absolutely perfect. The venue is also approved to host Civil Ceremonies in the newly renovated Eílís Suite which is a gorgeous room filled with natural light. 

Led by owners Karen & Aogán, their dedicated team will take care of every little detail, from your very first consultation to those final nightcap drinks in the Residents Bar. They pride themselves on their reputation as a family run, family friendly hotel, and can’t wait to welcome you with open arms.


Next in our top ten Wedding Venues in Ireland list is another family-owned hotel, The Castlecourt Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Westport town on the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way. 

This venue’s Dome suite is newly refurbished with sparkling crystal chandeliers that  can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to big groups up to 500 guests. The Ashleigh Suite is a perfect space for intimate weddings for up to 150 guests. The hotel’s wedding packages are tailored according to your size and style, they also host Civil Ceremonies.


Our last venue in the list is Clanard Court Hotel located just outside Athy, in County Kildare. 

This award-winning venue is yet another family-run 4-star hotel conveniently located just an hour from Dublin and within easy reach of other hotspots like Kilkenny, Naas and Portlaoise. The venue has a “one wedding per day” policy focusing on only one couple to make your day extra special.

The venue’s Garden Ballroom features chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows which open to a beautiful garden terrace. It’s a perfect space for up to 260 guests, but they’ve also got smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings. A family-friendly venue, The Kids VIP Den is a space to keep the little ones entertained while you can enjoy the wedding. Clanard Court has not one but two facilities for civil ceremonies. You can choose to say “I do” surrounded by lush gardens or in a charming indoor chapel. 

Their Wedding Suite is designed for some well-deserved R&R with a four-poster bed and open fireplace and a champagne breakfast delivered right to your door the next morning. The venue also caters for all your bridal beauty needs in their Revive Garden Spa & Beauty Rooms.


These were the Top 10 most reviewed Venues by the engaged couples and that won in the WeddingDates Awards in 2023. We hope you enjoyed both the parts and we are pretty sure that you might have an idea now as to which venue to pick. Stay tuned as we will continue to post more about our venues and if you are looking for more options, please check out our website now!



Medhavi Upadhyaya
WeddingDates Contributors
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