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19 Amazing Wedding Venues in the Midlands

Lucky couples living in Laois, Longford, Leitrim, Offaly, Roscommon and Westmeath are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a beautiful wedding venue close to home. The Midlands boasts some fabulous wedding venues with something to offer every style of couple from magnificent castles steeped in history to quaint country houses and eclectic hotels. There’s no shortage of beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos either with stunning scenery galore including beautiful lakes and magical forest trails. Most of these venues are also under 90 minutes from the capital making it an easy commute and central location that will appeal to many. Midland wedding venues are also a great option for couples from different sides of the country – they’ve plenty of gorgeous venues to choose from if they’re looking to meet in the middle. Check out some beautiful offerings below…

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Castle Durrow, Durrow, Co. Laois
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The enchanting Castle Durrow is a magical backdrop for weddings. This luxurious castle is set on 50 acres of manicured gardens and boasts 15ft high ceilings, velvet appliqued handmade curtains, antiques and modern pieces, creating an opulent and stylish feel. Their beautiful banqueting hall, with its hand painted silk panels and shimmering chandeliers is the picture of elegance.


Lough Rynn Castle Hotel, Mohill, Leitrim
Guest capaciy: 320 | View Profile

With 300 acres of magnificently manicured grounds, the luxurious Lough Rynn Castle is a magical setting for a fairy tale Irish castle wedding. Located on the shores of Lough Rynn, the castle is steeped in history and is the perfect blend of old and new. Its breathtaking scenery, ancient forests and historical grounds provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.


Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon, Roscommon
Guest capacity: 320 | View Profile

The beautiful Kilronan Castle on the shores of Lough Meelagh is a dream setting for couples after a castle wedding venue. Set on a sprawling 49-acre estate, the historic 19th century castle seamlessly blends old-world elegance with contemporary luxuries. The Grand Ballroom can cater for up to 350 guests and is sure to impress with its opulent decor and magnificent chandeliers.


Kinnitty Castle, Birr, Co. Offaly
Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile

Kinnitty Castle Hotel is a lavish Gothic revival castle dating back to the 13th century, located in the pretty village of Kinnitty in Co. Offaly. The castle is bursting with character and guests will feel like they’ve stepped back in time in the exquisite medieval styled “Great Hall of the O’Carroll’s” banqueting suite with its striking original features and heritage décor.

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Abbey Hotel, Roscommon
Guest capacity: 320 | View Profile

Located in the heart of the Midlands, this 18th century castle manor hotel is an idyllic setting for your Big Day. The charming family run Abbey Hotel Roscommon has over 50 years experience in the wedding industry and can cater for parties both big and small. The private gardens with views of the old historic Abbey Ruins provide a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.


Glasson Lakehouse (Formerly Glasson Country House Hotel), Glasson, Athlone, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile

Glasson Lakehouse is a family run former manor house dating back to 1780. Perched on the edge of Lough Ree, the property has incredible views and a wealth of beautiful scenery at its doorstep that lucky couples can avail of for wedding photos. A gorgeous glass staircase leads to the chic, contemporary banqueting suite which takes full advantage of its stunning setting with panoramic views overlooking the lake.


Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Offaly
Guest capacity: 325 | View Profile

The beautiful Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore has a wealth of wedding planning experience and prides itself on its excellent service and warm welcome. The magnificent ballroom is sure to impress guests but for couples, it’s all about the secret garden. Created especially for weddings, the secret garden is an idyllic spot for wedding photos and for couples to share some time alone.

Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile

Located in Mullingar, Westmeath, Annebrook House Hotel is a beautiful 200 year Old Georgian House just 50 minutes from the capital. With just one wedding a day, couples can look forward to exclusive use of this fabulous setting including the old house which oozes ‘olde worlde’ charm as well as all the splendor of the new hotel. The beautiful house itself plus its manicured gardens provide endless picturesque photo opportunities as well.

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Hodson Bay, Athlone, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 400 | View Profile

Located on the shores of Lough Ree, Hodson Bay Hotel is a picture perfect setting for weddings. Its uninterrupted views of the lake promises an amazing backdrop for wedding photos and couples can avail of their private landscaped gardens as well. Hodson Bay prides itself on its quality service, professionalism as well as its award winning cuisine. They have a one wedding a day policy.


Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Athlone, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile

The Sheraton Athlone Hotel guarantees you’re the centre of attention on your special day with a one wedding a day policy. They can cater for both large and small affairs and guests are sure to be impressed by their magnificent Hoey Suite which boasts stunning crystal chandeliers and an impressive feature light wall which can reflect your colour scheme throughout the room.

The Killeshin Hotel, Portaloise, Co. Laois
Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile

Ideally located in the heart of the Midlands, The Killeshin is a contemporary 4* hotel in Co. Laois. Their recently refurbished banquet hall ‘The Walnut Suite’ is a luxurious space that is sure to wow guests from its fabulous chandeliers to its elegant decor. And if you’re looking to have your day all in the one place, their dedicated ceremony space – The Dunamase Suite – is a beautiful backdrop for civil and humanist ceremonies and blessings.


New Forest House, Higginstown, Co.Westmeath
Guest capacity: 70 | View Profile

This beautiful 17th Century Irish Manor House is bursting with character and history. Set in a 300 acre country estate in the heart of the Midlands, New Forest House offers couples peace and privacy for their celebrations. The venue prides itself on its warm welcome and super service and guests can look forward to a wonderful dining experience and luxury accommodation.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone, Co.Westmeath
Guest capacity: 500 | View Profile

The 4 star Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone enjoys a fab waterside location on the banks of the River Shannon. Couples can look forward to a warm welcome and exceptional service for their fairy tale day. The hotel itself has recently been refurbished as has the stunning Marina Suite where you and your guests can party the night away in the most luxurious and elegant surroundings.

Midlands Park Hotel (formerly Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), Portlaoise, Laois
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile

The 4 star Midlands Park Hotel is renowned for its excellent service and have a range of packages, with something to suit all budgets. They can cater for weddings both big and small – their stunning Maryborough Suite can host up to 350 guests and boasts rich wall fabrics, luxury wallpaper, elegant chandeliers and deep mahogany panelling, creating a luxurious setting for your celebrations.

The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Guest capacity: 350 | Visit Profile

Overlooking the River Shannon in the picturesque town of Carrick-on-Shannon, The Landmark Hotel is famous for its beautiful scenery and romantic setting. The pretty riverside town is an idyllic backdrop for wedding photos. With over 17 years experience in the industry, The Landmark Hotel pride themselves on their excellent customer service and attention to detail.

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The Heritage Killenard, Laois
Guest capacity: 350 | View Profile

The 5 star Heritage Killenard is an ideal setting for couples after a little of luxury for their Big Day. Couples and guests can look forward to having a host of amazing facilities and luxuries to hand from its fine food and glorious interiors to world class spa. The magnificent ballroom has the wow factor with dazzling chandeliers, gold gilt mirrors and purpose built stage with automated drapes.

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Mount Druid, Castletown Geoghegan, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile

Located in a peaceful 100 acre parkland, Mount Druid is a fab boutique wedding venue that offers couples something different for their Big Day from their intimate Tin Chapel to the lakeside Boat House, ideal for drinks reception. Their rustic and romantic barn-style reception space is the ultimate in shabby chic and is the perfect spot to enjoy a night of fun and dancing.

Leitrim Marina Hotel, Leitrim Village, Co. Leitrim
Guest Capacity: 90 | View Profile

Specialising in intimate boutique weddings, Leitrim’s Marina Hotel is a cosy boutique hotel located on the banks of The River Shannon. Their elegant function suite is ideal for smaller gatherings and boasts its own self contained dance floor and balcony views of the marina. It can provide silver service seating for 90 guests. Their bridal suite provides unrivaled views and couples can look forward to toasting their new marriage with a boat trip direct from their suite complete with champagne!


The Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, Westmeath
Guest capacity: 260 | View Profile

The Greville Arms Hotel has a long standing reputation for first class food and personal service. Their dedicated team will be on hand to assist you every step of the way to ensure your day is unique to you and will ensure guests are greeted with a warm welcome and superb service. Their beautiful ballroom has recently been refurbished and is an opulent setting with crystal chandeliers.

County Arms Hotel, Moorpark, Birr, Offaly

Guest capacity: 400 | View Profile

Guests at the 4* County Arms Hotel enjoy the benefit of 3 generations of Loughnane family hospitality.  Facilities include 70 Bedrooms, the stunning Springs Leisure Club and Wellness Suites, a host of Private Dining rooms and beautiful private gardens for photographs.  Choose from 2 breathtaking bridal suites, either with free-standing bath and garden views or the four-poster with double jacuzzi!

Main image courtesy of Glasson Country House Hotel

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