7 Venues With Gardens That Will Totally Blow You Away

We do love a good garden for those all-important wedding photographs. Take a look at these beauties…

Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel

Four acres of formal gardens overlooking Dublin Bay sets the tone for this impressive 1750 stately mansion. Elegantly landscaped with bursts of colourful fresh flowers, these grounds exude charm and are sure to make your wedding photographs pop.

Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

Em, is this seriously in Ireland? On a sunny day, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in hotter climates abroad. Steeped in history, thanks to the 1907 marriage of the Jameson and Haig families of whiskey dynasty fame, King Edward VII unveiled a wedding plaque to commemorate their love. Over 100 years later, this can still be seen in the secret south walled garden – and it’s tradition for wedding couples to strike a pose here. Oh, and did we mention the stunning Velvet Strand beach is literally on the hotel’s doorstep. Take us there now.

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Glenview Hotel & Leisure Club

A fairytale of colourful lanterns sitting amidst the majestic surroundings of the Glen of the Downs. Glenview Hotel are the masters of outdoor ceremonies and summer celebrations. Their resident Wedding Planner, Alina, works with each couple to help decorate and plan according to their theme – and the results are simply beautiful. Boasting views of the Wicklow Mountains, these gardens are just picture perfect.

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The Station House Hotel

A piece of whimsical magic in the heart of the Boyne Valley. We fall head over heels for The Station House Hotel every time. This converted railway station offers character in spades – and that’s before you even lay eyes on the 12 acres of landscaped gardens. Your journey to the altar will be truly unforgettable as you walk beneath the leafy foliage of the enchanting forest to the Original Turntable to exchange vows in front of family and friends.

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Muckross Park Hotel

Deleuxe five star and a wow factor location – can we booking our wedding here ASAP?! Not only does Muckross Park Hotel have the prettiest gardens, complete with romantic wedding gazebo by the river – it’s the only hotel located within Killarney’s National Park! Yes, you heard us right. So technically, you have the most beautiful backdrop in the country to go exploring and take spectacular photos with your bridal party. Winning!

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Maryborough Hotel & Spa

Natural woodland and 300-year-old listed gardens, Maryborough Hotel & Spa is a special place. Relaxed, indulgent and beautiful, somewhere you won’t want to leave. The new conservatory-style Orangery overlooks the immaculate surroundings and is a stunning setting for your ceremony or a champagne toast to your future happiness.

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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Named one of the top ten hotels in Ireland on TripAdvisor – and it’s easy to see why with its sprawling Co Kerry greenery. Drinks in the gardens during those warmer months are truly memorable. Imagine stealing a moment as newlyweds to watch the sun set against the panoramic views of the Kerry Mountains. Plus, there’s a perfect opportunity to keep the celebrations going with a delicious barbecue for your day after party.

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