Guide to best wedding venues in Dublin city right now
DUBLIN CITY VENUES
Dublin is the most dynamic and growing city in Ireland, there is no surprise lots of young couples would like to get married in the capital. Whatever venue it is a hotel, a cosy restaurant or industrial space.
HOST YOUR WEDDING IN ONE OF BELOW ICONIC VENUS
The most iconic buildings can be adapted to hold your party. You can choose between popular City Hall, Merion Hotel or more alternative places like Smock Alley Theater. Use your imagination and creativity to transform some of them to the coolest venue you dream about. Lets spread the news. Let’s compare all of the famous and not so famous hidden gems in Dublin, fun and alternative, luxury and affordable venues to create the ultimate list of best places to tie the knot.
1.SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE
This venue is not everyone cups of tea, but it’s one of the finest building you can hire for your wedding day. Beautiful Banquet hall with red bricks wall and massive stained windows make this place so unique. You can choose where to have your ceremony. Smock Alley is also one of the spaciest wedding venues I have been. It has a capacity of the Banquet Hall to 250. Whatever you choose, classic red brick wall space or alternatively theatre stage it will be gorgeous to host your wedding ceremony.
For more info visit: SMOCK ALLEY
Real wedding: SMOCK ALLEY WEDDING
2. CITY HALL DUBLIN
City Hall in Dublin is another great place to be included in my list. City Hall was built in 1769 and is a prime example of Neo-classical architecture in Dublin. With a perfect central location in the city centre and majestic interior architecture, it makes this venue one of the most popular recently. Located at Parliament Street, the City Hall building stands next to the Dublin Castle, which is a great backdrop for your photos just step from your ceremony. The beauty of a City Hall Wedding is that you get to choose the style without compromise!
Dublin City Hall can accommodate up to 200 guests, seated, Theatre Style for your wedding ceremony. The spacious Rotunda room and exquisitely ornate domed ceiling create an elegant ambience for guests to enjoy your special day. The amazing architecture will envelop and enhance your wedding day whether you choose an intimate ceremony with your nearest and dearest or be surrounded by lots of family and friends.
For more info: CITY HAL
Real wedding from this venue:
3. TRINITY COLLEGE
Tucked inside Trinity College is one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in Dublin. It’s a fascinating chapel with quality light for photographers. The building that dates back to the 1800s is arguably one of the unique places for church ceremonies. It’s slightly different than most of the venues as your guests are sitting on balconies on each side of you. I have been photographing quite a few great weddings in this spot. One of which I will share with you below. There is one thing you need to consider before you try to book this venue. Application to tie the knot in the chapel is considered only when at least one partner has a degree from the University.
Small, intimate wedding gatherings are getting more and more popular these days. If you like to skip the “big pomp in favour of a casual backyard restaurant wedding reception instead, House Dublin Restaurant will be a stellar choice for you. Located in 27 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2, Suitable for the casual small party under 100 guests. This boutique place designed with style offers a great food menu with the choice of cocktails to die for. The restaurant offers two-level spaces for your dream wedding. One is the main bar where you can hold your drink reception and private space in the back garden area for your meal.
Tip: Weddings on Sundays only.
More info: HOUSE DUBLIN
Fans of bit more alternative slash industrial space will fall in love with this unique spot. I will blame the steel pillars and exposed scratched walls, that create one trendy and laid-back urban venue that young modern couples can dream about. After relaxing drink reception in some of the close-by local pubs you move to the second floor, above day to day restaurant where function room for your private hire is located. That’s where they serve delicious food. Drury Buildings cater for weddings of up to 90 guests.
MOre info: DRURY BUILDINGS
Real Wedding: DRURY BUILDING WEDDING
Small cosy restaurant laying in the Phoenix Park area is another hidden gem for your nuptials. Place is known to Dubliners for years. Rustic decor combined with excellent service is making this place a very popular venue.
Of course, this list won’t be complete if not included at least one place where you can enjoy the view of Atlantic. So for the best view for the smell of the sea and breeze in your hair Haddington House. This old Victorian house transformed into an award-winning Olivetto restaurant is serving outstanding food and wine. In the summertime, you can gather at front garden overlooking Dún Laoghaire pier soaking tasty cocktails!
Price: €120 per person
- Exclusive use of our Library Bar and dedicated staff
- Dressed linen, wildflowers, candles across the spaces
- Personalised menus, table plan and place cards
- Welcome drinks and canapés (three per guest)
- Three-course wedding lunch/dinner
- ½ bottle of house wine per person
- Prosecco toast (or similar) for speeches
- Premium wines/spirits
- Cheeseboards & evening snacks
More Info: HADDINGTON HOUSE
8.NEW KIDS IN THE CITY: LARKIN’S BREWERY
As long as there is a lot of places where you can get married or organise wedding party there is always room for something new. Especially if it something different. If you like your wedding to stand out from most of the others you need to create something unusual. And here is Larkin’s Brewery in Kilcoole-Dublin. Privately own independent Brewery where weddings look just out of this world. It really stands out in an ocean of venues with a cool, urban, industrial interior. It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely something worth to consider if the urban wedding is your jam.
More info: Larkin’s Brewery