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Alternative Weddings

If you are looking for an alternative wedding venue or theme that is anything but traditional, check out our unique real Irish weddings with a selection of alternative wedding venues in Northern Ireland and Ireland.

If you are looking for something a little less mainstream to stand out from the crowd, our pick of real Irish weddings are sure to inspire you in the quest for finding an alternative wedding venue in Northern Ireland or  Ireland. We have a selection of fun inspirational shoots that are perfect for the alternative bride and groom, including: tipi weddings, outdoor weddings, barn weddings, restaurant wedding, museum weddings and all things shabby chic! Gather ideas from our alternative brides and grooms with real-life inspiration on venues, stationary, flowers, photography, cakes, transport and more!  Be original and host a wedding that is something a little bit different but that your guests will never forget, a world of alternative wedding inspiration awaits you!

A Relaxed And Elegant City Wedding

Sabrina & Jim’s Wedding in Deanes at Queens

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A Private Wedding On The Shores Of Strangford Lough

Gemma & Matthew’s Wedding at Daft Eddy’s

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A Romantic Real-Life Celebration

Ipek & Tristan's beautiful Kildare wedding

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Michael (PJ) Parry-Jones and Claire Brannigan #RIW

This couple had a shabby chic wedding at The Millhouse complete with ice-cream van and the most adorable cake table.

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Real Irish Wedding- Zoe Duncan and James Scullion

This couple had a stag theme and an amazing cake stand!

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Real Irish Wedding – Nicole and Ryan Paxton

This Real Irish bride had a 1950's style dress.

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Real Irish Wedding – Jennie Lee and Neil Allen

A laid-back festival-themed wedding held in a brewery

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Jenny Sharp and Matthew Mawhinney #RIW

This couple went for a 'polished shabby chic' theme

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Randal Stronge & Sinthiya Punnialingam #RIW

This couple had not one but two wedding days

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Real Irish Wedding – Marie Murphy & Morgan Crone

This couple pulled off a Barn Dance themed wedding in a custom built barn!

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Real Irish Wedding – Helen Keane & Paul Carlin

After an 11 year engagement this couple's dream day was worth the wait

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Real Irish Wedding – Clíodhna Massey & Stuart McClenaghan

This globetrotting couple chose an island venue for their travel-themed day

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Real Irish Wedding – Frances Dullaghan & Patrick McGuigan

A charming countryside estate wedding featuring lots of handmade touches

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Ann-Marie Jennings & Niall Clancy – Real Irish Wedding

A colourful, shabby chic American-themed barn wedding

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Real Irish Wedding – Ian Crossett & Aileen Pickering

Lanterns, ladders and vintage props feature in this pretty rustic-chic themed day

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Real Irish Wedding – Paul Hamilton & Ashleigh Calderwood

This groom managed to pull off the perfect surprise proposal

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Real Irish Wedding – Kristina Messenger & Jennilee Duckett

This couple married one misty day on a cliff top in County Clare

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