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Six very different County Kildare wedding venues

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Kildare wedding venues for couples who want to tie the knot in The Thoroughbred County

1. The K Club

Located in the heart of County Kildare countryside, the five-star K Club offers a bespoke wedding service that is first-class. The original 18th century house is steeped in iconic Irish history and is tastefully decorated in period furniture, while the ballrooms offer a modern twist.

A strict ‘One Wedding Per Day’ policy ensures that your wedding day is unique and personal to you.

With a wide range of banqueting suites and picture perfect manicured gardens perfect for your photos, the K Club offers couples an unforgettable day.

The wedding menus are jam-packed with culinary delights and a wide choice of wines are available from the in-house wine cellar.

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The K Club

2. Cliff At Lyons (formerly Village At Lyons)

Cliff At Lyons is Ireland’s premier canal side wedding venue, located along the scenic towpath of the Grand Canal.

Wedding guests are served champagne, Prosecco or mulled wine, in the 17th Century Courtyard, on the lawn, in the Old Mill or La Serre Conservatory.

The venue has 37 guest bedrooms; hotel rooms, two and three bedroom cottages (many with four-poster beds).

Weddings here include the following as standard; a personal wedding co-ordinator who will organise all your wedding details, use of the Bridal Suite on your wedding night, personalised menus and table plan, candles on tables and use of the cake stand.

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Village at Lyons, photography by Nicola Webster

3. Leixlip Manor and Gardens

On arrival you travel up a tree lined path to of the Leixlip Manor and Gardens, the first thing you’ll notice is the quietness and relaxed atmosphere that permeates the venue. Billed as ‘an oasis of calm’ the Kildare venue is actually only a short distance from Dublin.

The venue is licenced to host civil wedding ceremonies. The manor house is set on 29 acres of formal gardens, parkland and mature woodland. The house itself features an original drawing room with high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and crystal chandeliers.

Evening wedding entertainment options available include a midnight barbeque and a pig on a spit.

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Leixlip Manor and Gardens

4. Barberstown Castle

Built in the 13th century, Barberstown Castle is a dream wedding venue for those who want to get married in a castle.

The venue has a number of locations onsite that provide the perfect setting for ceremonies and blessings. The light and breezy conservatory is the most romantic, with a backdrop of the castle. Here you can exchange vows in front of a crackling log fire or say ‘I do’ outside in your private evergreen landscaped garden.

The wedding team know that every wedding is completely individual and work with couples to ensure the day is tailored to your needs. Whether you are planning something contemporary, traditional or quirky, they are always on hand to help you plan your dream day.

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Barberstown Castle

5. Clanard Court

The Clanard Court is an award-winning four-start wedding hotel in south Kildare, only one hour’s drive from Dublin.

The Garden Ballroom with its twinkling crystal chandeliers and luxe décor provides ample space for large wedding parties. Set amidst scenic local countryside the ballroom has an outdoor patio space for your guest to mingle in.

The family-run venue adhere to a ‘One Wedding Per Day’ policy and have two full time wedding experts who are on hand to help you plan your wedding, every step of the way.

A four poster bed takes pride of place in the Bridal Suite and the room also its own fireplace with roaring open fire during the winter months.

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Photo opp!

If you are tying the knot in Kildare, the  Irish National Stud & Gardens provides a mustn’t-miss photo opportunity. The venue features one-hundred-year-old Japanese gardens, a quaint red bridge over a flowing river, an ancient cedar tree and an original tea house.

For a more mystical and Irish vibe, St Fiachra’s Gardens are designed to reflect the Irish landscape. Pose with your partner among lush woodland, wetland, waterfalls, lakes and streams.

Drinks and canapes for the wedding party may be arranged on request.

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Irish National Stud Gardens


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