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Wedding Venues in Belfast

Crowne Plaza Belfast, Milltown Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

Set amid the beautiful Lagan Valley Regional Park, just 10 minutes drive from the dynamic city centre,...

Titanic Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

On arrival to our iconic building, your personal concierge will welcome you into our beautiful cathedral like...

Parliament Buildings, Belfast, United Kingdom

This majestic location, set in the beautifully landscaped grounds of the Stormont Estate, offers you the opportunity...

Stormont Hotel Belfast, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom

Hasting Stormont Hotel standing opposite the grandeur of Parliament Buildings in the lush and leafy outskirts of...

Silverbirch Hotel, Gortin Road, Omagh, United Kingdom

Are you searching for the perfect wedding reception in Omagh? Silverbirch Hotel is the perfect match for...

Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

Superbly located in the heart of the city, the world famous Europa hotel is the epitome of...

346 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 6GH, United Kingdom

The Chelsea, situated in the cosmopolitan hub that is the Lisburn Road, boasts stunning interior, luxurious surroundings...

The Merchant Hotel, Skipper Street, Belfast, United Kingdom

The Merchant Hotel is the ultimate location for luxury weddings in Belfast. Our wedding co-ordinators are completely...

Loughshore Hotel Belfast, Belfast Road, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

We have an experienced & dedicated team based on site, to help and advise you every step...

Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, United Kingdom

Set within the heart of Lisburn City, Lagan Valley Island offers a truly romantic setting for your...

Strangford Arms Hotel, Church Street, Newtownards, United Kingdom

The Strangford Arms Hotel is ready to make your special day perfect in every way. Our experienced...

Ten Square Hotel, Donegall Square South, Belfast, United Kingdom

Located in the heart of Belfast City Centre, Ten Square Hotel is the perfect venue for your...

41 Gransha Road, Dundonald, Belfast, United Kingdom

La Mon Hotel & Country Club offers a beautiful country setting yet located on the periphery of...

Chimney Corner Hotel, United Kingdom

So when is the happy day? The prospect of organising your wedding celebrations can be daunting to...

Wedding Venues

For most couples choosing the perfect wedding venue is top of the wedding planning to-do list. To make things easier for you, our directory is split into labelled sections to enable you to quickly view the relevant wedding venues you are searching for. If you haven’t chosen where you would like to get married, why not search for wedding venues Ireland or wedding venues Northern Ireland? You will also be able to see which venues are licensed for civil ceremonies and which venues are wedding receptions and blessings only. You can also choose to search for venues based on the number of people they can accommodate or style of venue you might be after.

Maybe you want to feel like a king and queen amidst the backdrop of your own fairytale castle venue. Castle weddings are popular with the rich and famous, however, that does not mean that they are out of your budget. You too can make memories amongst the history and atmospheric décor of your castle venue. A castle and its grounds are the ultimate backdrop for wedding photographs both inside and out! The opulent interiors indoors could also save you on the cost of elaborate venue styling as you tastefully add your own stamp to what is already there.

Not far removed the castle venue, a stately home or manor house affords a luxuriously elegant backdrop. Most are set within acres of lush woodland, which offers exclusivity and privacy as well as beautiful grounds for photography. Unlike the castle which may offer a more dramatic interior, these venues tend to be more classical in their styling with a softer colour palette, yet they still have a sentimental history if this appeals to you.

Just be aware that not all of these venues will be catered but their wedding planner will be able to recommend caterers and co-ordinate all of this for you.

Hotel venues continue to be the most popular choice for Irish brides. Booking a hotel wedding venue can be great for taking the stress out of your wedding day, especially if you opt for a large, luxurious hotel that offers a set price package with everything you need accounted for and accommodation to allow all of your guests to stay. Most hotels also have a dedicated wedding planner who will be assigned to you and will be your point of contact throughout your planning process again helping to make everything as easy as possible.

In the quest for a more unique wedding venue, barns and halls have also grown in popularity over the last few years. One of the best things about a barn located on farmland or an estate, or a village hall is the fact they offer a blank canvas for creative couples. You can create just about any style of wedding, whether rustic and quirky, simple and elegant or fashionably bohemian. If not a purpose built wedding venue, a barn in particular may not offer basic comforts such as heat and toilets so you would need to factor in the cost of patio heaters and toilets into your budget!

Do you remember when Carrie in Sex in the City decided that the public library with all of its love letters housed within its walls would be the perfect backdrop for her special day, you too could look to enjoy your reception (and ceremony if licensed) within one of Ireland’s public buildings. For example, a museum might be exactly what you are looking for as you celebrate with friends and family amongst the ancient ruins and historic artefacts on display! Perhaps you both met at university and would like to use an available building from your time together here or if you had a first date at the theatre this might have significance and offer the ideal wedding venue. Today there seem to be so many options with public buildings so it is definitely worth checking if they host wedding receptions, some may even have a license for your wedding ceremony to take place there too!

If you want a wedding venue that is laid back, charming and serves amazing, traditional food you could consider a pub venue. Alternatively if you want a more refined feel, but still an intimate affair then why not consider a restaurant. A pub would certainly lend itself to a rustic, bohemian style of wedding, while a restaurant is perfect for a classic, but edgy reception. Your pub or restaurant of choice may have sentimental significance, serve fantastic food or just offer something that little bit different for your wedding.

If you are dreaming of a romantic woodland wedding reception or being surrounded by lush, floral gardens there are suitable venues available throughout Ireland. It is probably easier to opt for a purpose-built outdoor forest or garden venue rather than have to seek permission for somewhere that will also require a lot of expense – and stress – when it comes to bringing in heat, electricity and water to offer lighting, toilet facilities, catering and entertainment requirements, as well as parking and ease of access for guests as they navigate your outdoor venue.

When outdoors you can give your wedding a cool festival vibe with a tent, tipi or yurt. These offer a great way to turn an area of land into a wedding venue. If you are planning to for a tent or marquee, do have a wet weather plan. While they are water tight, you do need to allow for plenty of space for everything to be kept under cover – for example your drinks reception and dance floor. Once you have chosen the style of tent and company to work with, their expert teams will make sure you have considered everything for the perfect day!

Today there are so many fantastic options for brides to choose from. It seems that nothing is impossible when it comes to your wedding day and the venue you have always dreamt of for your wedding day can be found somewhere in Ireland. Whether in the forest, by the beach, in a city, the country, a manor house, a large marquee or tipi, an intimate affair in a chic bar or a large soiree in an elegant ballroom – whatever you both want you will find it here.