Outdoor Opulence: 6 Venues That Provide Breathtaking Beauty

With new government regulations here in full force this year (and for the foreseeable future), it’s a great opportunity to take wedding celebrations outside.

Here at WeddingDates HQ, we’re all dreaming of the endless possibilities for a breathtaking outdoor wedding, and all the perks of getting to say “I do” under clear cloudless skies and celebrate in the delightful summer evening air. If you’re not already hooked on the idea of an outdoor summer wedding, you’ll be changing your mind after you see these gorgeous wedding venues and their outside offerings for your own romantic wedding day. To top it off, you couldn’t ask for more in terms of the devotion and dedication these teams will offer in creating a wedding day that you could only dream of. 

Good luck choosing between these stunning wedding venues across the country that provide the ultimate beauty for your outdoor celebrations.

The Maryborough 

If you are seeking a breathtakingly beautiful setting, this enchanting space is relaxed, indulgent and magical. Every detail of your wedding is considered and every expectation exceeded with the renewed service and iconic elegance for which the hotel has long been known. Standing majestically in an oasis of calm, The Maryborough captures a seamless blend of the contemporary and the traditional, ensuring an ideal combination of old-fashioned values with modern sophistication.

Their unique and exclusive, conservatory-style Orangery will guarantee an intimate civil ceremony and private garden setting for all drinks receptions. Sip champagne & cocktails in the surrounds of 300-year-old listed gardens, a photographers dream backdrop. Create a celebration that reflects who you are with a unique and bespoke Maryborough wedding. With our award-winning Executive Chef and dedicated wedding coordinator, you choose the ideal menu with your guests in mind, but with your own unique preferences.

Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

Unlock the door to your fairytale wedding…at the newly renovated Dunloe Hotel & Gardens.

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is now open again after an extensive renovation project of the hotel’s public areas including the restaurant, bar, reception, lobby, car park, lounge and an extensive garden enhancement. The 5-star hotel, overlooking the famous Gap of Dunloe, is set on a private 64 acres estate leading to the ruins of the 12th century Dunloe Castle and River Laune which flows through the grounds. This setting creates a romantic atmosphere making it a unique and ideal backdrop for your special day.

The hotel and dedicated team of staff have been welcoming weddings for over 50 years and offer a highly personalized and professional service in an exceptional location. The hotel is also licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

The Upper Lounge is the perfect place to greet your guests and welcome them for your evening celebrations. With elevated views of the Gap of Dunloe and rolling countryside, this area has its own bar and exudes comfort and elegance.

In the most beautiful natural setting, you and your guests will enjoy the best of international and Irish cuisine in the Park Restaurant. With its own bar and dance floor, the Park Restaurant offers also access to a private covered terrace.

All 102 guestrooms at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens have breathtaking views of mountains or gardens. The hotel offers a wealth of activities including complimentary trekking on Haflinger Ponies, 25m swimming pool, steam room, sauna and indoor tennis. Guests may also enjoy complimentary fishing on the River Laune which flows through the Dunloe Estate. Contact Kayla Burrows at weddings@thedunloe.com for enquiries and more information.

Marine Hotel Sutton

Create “Your Wedding Day by the Sea” at the Marine Hotel Sutton which offers the perfect, breathtaking location for your outdoor wedding ceremony and drinks reception – with spectacular, uninterrupted views over Dublin Bay. This stunning venue boasts direct access to the beach, the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Their wedding suite opens out to the gardens which include a fabulous terrace area. You and your guests can enjoy a BBQ themed wedding meal and sip away on a drink whilst enjoying the sunset. Making your dreams come true…with the perfect coastal location for your special ……The Marine Hotel, Sutton.


Renvyle House Hotel & Resort

Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is a historic 4* property on a 150-acre estate on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Connemara, Co. Galway. The property has its own private freshwater lake, a beach, woodlands and gardens.
A family-owned property which has been opened since 1883 and has looked after many happy wedding celebrations over the years. In fact, W.B. Yeats and his wife spent part of their honeymoon at Renvyle House.
It is an award-winning hotel for dining, service and hospitality. Registered for Civil Ceremonies both indoors and outdoors on one of the most scenic locations in Ireland. At Renvyle House, the only stress is on relaxation.


Harvey’s Point

When you think of an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony you may think that you would have to go abroad but this is certainly not the case as Harvey’s Point in Donegal offers a fabulous lakeside venue for you to have a wedding with a difference.

You can choose to be married anywhere within our beautiful grounds but our Pier location is simply perfection! Gather your loved ones together and bask in the stunning surroundings on the shores of Lough Eske as you exchange vows with your loved one.

Your drinks reception on our Ballroom patio is the ideal spot for your guests to relax and mingle while you both head off along the lake to have your wedding photos taken.

Their ‘Al Fresco’ Wedding is the outdoor ceremony of your dreams! Contact Samantha to start your Harvey’s Wedding experience today events@harveyspoint.com

Springfort Hall Hotel

Nestled in the peaceful surrounds of the North Cork countryside, you’ll find one of Ireland’s most precious wedding venue gems. Springfort Hall Hotel is the ideal place for your big day with its perfect combination of elegance and excellence.

This timeless location beautifully marries traditional country house style with contemporary class making it the most stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the Baltydaniel bar as they relax on the picturesque lawns of the remarkable grounds.

It’s then onto the exquisite Banqueting Suite which will see guests indulge in the delectable tastes of the hotel’s exceptional wedding menu. The beautiful gardens are the most fitting setting for a delicious barbecue the following day. The 4-star hotel is also registered for civil ceremonies and can host up to 300 people. Situated in the tranquil Mallow woodlands, this impeccable wedding venue is not only yours to enjoy but the perfect environment for capturing your momentous occasion.


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