Wedding is the blessed moment of your life. It is that awaited occasion of which you have weaved dreams since childhood. Every girl fancies a fairy-tale castle wedding and wants to be a princess on that cherished day. The castles of Ireland suit best for wedding celebrations or any other special events you may have planned. We recommend the following wedding castles in Ireland for your special day.
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Galway
Situated on the Sky Road near the Clifden village in the Connemara district, the Abbeyglen Castle was built in 1832 by John d’Arcy of Clifden Castle. Later, the Hughes family developed it into one of Connemara’s most-sought hotels. Situated in quite a romantic setting, the castle has a spectacular view of the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Clifden Bay. The castle boasts of a very luxurious accommodation with nine luxury suites. The well-groomed hotel staff makes your stay a memorable one. It has a helipad and car parking facilities.
Castle Leslie Monaghan
Since its inception in the 1660’s, Castle Leslie Estate has been inhabited by the Leslie family. Set in the rural Irish countryside, the castle has authentic interiors and good hospitality. The castle offers a plethora of options for accommodation and activities for all kinds of occasions. The food is fresh and local but with a different, modern twist to it. It a perfect wedding location if you are looking for a private space in the beautiful Irish countryside.
Gosford Castle, County Armagh
The majestic structure built in the 1850’s in the Norman style is of granite. It has over 150 rooms. The interior is kind of cramped but the dining room with pink Armagh marble pilasters is just marvelous. It was converted to a luxury hotel in 1978 when it was leased for 99 years to a group of businessmen. After this castle served as a restaurant and a night-club, it was closed once again. Since that time, it is lying empty and ignored.
Kilkea Castle Kildare
Built in 1180, it is the oldest inhabited Castle of Ireland. Set in the backdrop of acres of woodland, well-maintained gardens and a golf course, it has an eye-pleasing view of the countryside. Its 35 rooms form a perfect combination of modern amenities with the charm of the 12th Century. It is a delightful venue for weddings and has a dedicated professional wedding team to take care of every detail.
Killiane Castle Wexford
With the historical background and modern luxury, the castle is a good venue for weddings. This beautiful castle dwells in the south east corner of Wexford, far away from the maddening pace of the city. Accommodation is possible in the guest house or in the courtyard house. The Mernagh family are the hosts and they arrange everything quite efficiently. Outdoor facilities include tennis court, golf range and a croquet lawn.
Lough Cutra Galway
Located on the shores of Lough Cutra, the castle boasts of its own private lake. Unlike other castle hotels, the management offers a highly customized experience. With neatly manicured lawns and a scenic backdrop, the castle is situated right in the middle of the privately owned 1600 acre Lough Cutra Castle Estate. It can accommodate upto 200 guests at a time.
Mount Falcon Country House Mayo
This castle in Mayo sits on the bank of the River Moy. A 4 star hotel, it is surrounded by acres of woodland. It offers a personalized wedding experience. Counting all the suites in and around the Estate, one can book a mind-boggling 122 number of bedrooms. However, there is a limit on the maximum number of guests i.e. 190.
Ross Castle County Galway
It was constructed in 1590 by Robert Martin, who came from a tribal background from the Galway City. The Ross Castle offers a great service for your wedding. With a capacity of up to 40 guests, the castle’s gigantic rooms and cottages provide a unique ambience. Along with the good food, the hotel’s professional staff offers laundry and housecleaning services. The castle grounds are majestic and one can see gardens and orchards here.
Waterford Castle Hotel
The 800 year old luxurious castle is located on a privately owned island in the South East of Ireland. What could be more exciting than having a wedding at such a stunning location. It is minutes away from the city of Waterford, but still far away from the maddening crowd. They have a professional wedding planner who takes care of every detail and is always at hand to fulfill your needs. For mid-week weddings, they offer special discounts.
Lough Eske Castle Donegal
Set in a magical forest full of old trees, the Donegal Ireland hotel is the sole five-star Donegal Ireland hotel and spa. It can accommodate 220 guests. The chef and the coordinator offer marvelous gourmet cuisine and service. They provide unique things such as a spa day for the bridesmaids and outdoor stuff such as golfing and fishing for the groomsmen.