The beautiful country house is a really popular choice with engaged couples in Ireland and it’s not a surprise really. These historic houses are full of character and charm, providing couples with a unique and romantic backdrop for their celebrations. Beautiful country house wedding venues are dotted all over the country as well from the heart of the Cavan countryside to the shores of Kerry, providing couples with quaint and romantic options wherever they’re based.
There’s also something to suit every style of wedding from luxurious 5 star manors to intimate boutique offerings and eclectic country houses with an onsite marquee, ideal for couples looking to put their own stamp on their day. And for those that value privacy, some country houses and manors are available for exclusive hire meaning couples looking for a country house to call their own for the night or weekend can enjoy the luxury of their own private manor. Check out 44 beautiful country house wedding venues in Ireland below…
Finnstown Castle Hotel, Lucan, Co. Dublin – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
The romantic Finnstown Castle Hotel is just 25 minutes from Dublin city centre. This welcoming country house is surrounded by ancient trees, charming gazebos and ornamental three-tier fountains while the cosy library and chandelier lined ballroom create a charming yet opulent setting.
Kettles Country House Hotel, Lispopple, Swords, Dublin – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
The beautiful Kettles Country House Hotel in North County Dublin is close to both the airport and Dublin City Centre. Each of the elegant wedding-ready rooms within have a private grand arrival reception area so that couples and their guests can mingle in privacy before dining.
Rosedale House, Shankill, Co. Dublin – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
The romantic Rosedale House is a classic exclusive wedding venue with a unique and contemporary twist – this elegant country house is not only home to some seriously stylish themed rooms but it also has its own private nightclub and a purpose built marquee set in their walled garden, ideal for larger parties. Neatly tucked away in south county Dublin, it overlooks the Irish Sea.
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club, Swords, Co. Dublin – Guest capacity: 240 | View Profile
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club offers the quiet comforts of a country style hotel with the accessibility of a city-based venue. The manicured lawns and Japanese Gardens provide beautiful photo opportunities and the hotel prides itself on its excellent service with a one wedding a day policy.
Ballymagarvey Village, Balrath, Navan, Meath – Guest capacity: 226 | View Profile
Ballymagarvey Village is an 18th Century Flaxmill Village nestled in the County Meath countryside, available for exclusive hire. The meticulously restored country house is the focal point of this idyllic estate with the 100 acres of parkland surrounding the main house providing ample photo opportunities.
Boyne Hill House Estate, Navan, Meath – Guest capacity: 160 | View Profile
This charming 18th century Georgian Mansion House is set on 38 acres of beautiful countryside in Navan, Co. Meath. Couples can look forward to having the run of this private residence and can enjoy all the Boyne Hill House Estate has to offer including the much loved Secret Garden with its very own waterfall.
Bellinter House Hotel, Navan, Meath – Guest capacity: 180 | View Profile
Bellinter House is a stylish Georgian Manor House in the heart of the Meath countryside, just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre. A gorgeous mix of informal period glamour and chic and contemporary décor, it can be yours exclusively for your celebrations.
The Conyngham Arms, Main Street, Slane, Meath – Guest capacity: 150 | View Profile
The Conyngham Arms can be found in the heart of the historic town of Slane in Co. Meath. The former 18th century coaching inn has been beautifully restored and mixes French country style decor with luxurious finishes, creating a warm and stylish setting. Their secret garden is the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs.
Clonabreany House, Crossakiel, Meath – Guest capacity: 220 | View Profile
The spectacular Clonabreany Estate set in the gateway to Boyne Valley consists of two restored Georgian Houses and is a true hidden oasis in the heart of Co. Meath. Clonabreany prides itself on attention to detail, individuality and personal service and couples can look forward to having exclusive use of the venue. Main photo of Clonabreany House
The Glebe House, Dowth, Drogheda, Co. Meath – View Profile
Set in the heart of the picturesque Boyne Valley, Glebe House is an enchanting private venue for your Big Day. Available on exclusive basis, you can look forward to having the run of your own country house for the day. Civil ceremonies can be held onsite as well with a choice of the old style woollen mill or exquisite gardens for your ‘I Do’s’.
The Millhouse, The Old Mill, Slane, Co. Meath – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
The beautiful surroundings of orchard gardens, woodlands and the River Boyne set against the grandeur of the Old Mill makes for an impressive setting at The Millhouse, Co. Meath. The house itself combines luxurious interiors with olde worlde charm and couples looking to create a unique, bespoke wedding can enjoy the venue on an exclusive basis.
The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan, Co. Meath – Guest capacity: 180 | View Profile
Located in the heart of the Meath countryside, this charming converted railway station has been lovingly restored by the Slattery Family. The Station House Hotel is renowned for its magical outdoor ceremony space where an enchanting forest walk leads you to the station’s original turntable where you can exchange vows.
Carton House, Maynooth, Kildare – Guest capacity: 360 | View Profile
Nestled in 1,100 acres of stunning parkland, the historic Carton House is the go-to destination for couples looking for a charming wedding venue with modern luxuries. Intimate celebrations and drinks receptions can take place in the main house – a restored 18th century Palladian mansion boasting stunning original features while larger parties can celebrate in the stylish chandelier lit ballroom.
The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare – Guest Capacity: 300 | View Profile
The stunning 5* K Club is a romantic, historic Irish country house set on 550 acres of mature woods, parkland and formal gardens in the Kildare countryside. Their mantra is “18th Century grandeur with 21st Century service” and can cater for both lavish or more intimate affairs, with a one wedding a day policy.
Celbridge Manor Hotel, Celbridge, Kildare – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
Celbridge Manor Hotel is the perfect blend of elegance and tranquility just a short drive from Dublin city centre. The manor dates back to 1737 and is bursting with character and old world charm. Their beautifully landscaped Georgian gardens provide endless photo opportunities and the venue itself can entertain up to 300 guests as well as smaller, more intimate affairs.
Cliff at Lyons, Celbridge, Kildare – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
Located just outside Dublin, Cliff at Lyons is an enchanting setting for exclusive weddings. This historic little town has everything you need onsite for a fabulous day including the beautiful Turner designed Orangery (perfect for civil ceremonies), luxury accommodation and cottages, idyllic grounds, a cascading waterfall and at its heart, the magnificent double height banquet hall – The Mill.
Martinstown House, The Curragh, Co. Kildare – Guest capacity: 170 | View Profile
Built in the 1830s, this exclusive hire venue has a mix of beautiful period features and character but with a charming, homely feel. Martinstown House have an marquee onsite for couples looking to put their own stamp on their celebrations and also have a sunken camp fire where guests can enjoy evening drinks by a roaring fire.
Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Kildare – Guest capacity: 170 | View Profile
Just 20 minutes from Dublin city, this 18th century private manor sits among 700 acres of beautifully manicured gardens with peaceful rivers and lakes. Palmerstown House Estate‘s interiors are just as beautiful as its surroundings with deep red walls and impressive chandeliers.
Moyvalley Hotel & Balyna House, Kildare – Guest capacity (Balyna House): 100 | View Profile
The idyllic Balyna House is a palatial 19th Century Italianate Mansion that can cater for up to 100 guests. Lovingly restored to its original splendor, it boasts gorgeous period features such as the ornate staircase and stained glass dome as well as its own private Cellar Bar and has stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Ballybeg House, Ballinglen, Arklow, Wicklow – Guest capacity: 160 | View Profile
Nestled in the Wicklow hills, Ballybeg House is an eclectic wedding venue where couples can create a personal and meaningful day in a relaxed, romantic setting. Their philosophy is “‘We are only as good as our last wedding’ and our last wedding must be at least as good as all the others”! They have an onsite Victorian marquee for larger celebrations.
Tinakilly Country House, Rathnew, Wicklow – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
Hidden amongst seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and overlooking the sea, Tinakilly Country House is a charming Victorian mansion just 35 minutes from Dublin. Built in 1883, this luxurious wedding venue has been beautifully restored, boasting an old-world feel.
Rathsallagh House, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow – Guest capacity: 250 | View Profile
Built in the 17th Century, Rathsallagh House is a charming country house set on 500 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and wild forests. Open log and turf fires, a luxurious dining room, ornate bedrooms and deluxe drawing rooms combine to create a relaxed and sumptuous setting that’s exclusively yours.
Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow – Guest capacity: 260 | View Profile
Couples can look forward to experiencing the elegance of a bygone era at Summerhill House Hotel. Their stunning Avondale suite can cater for weddings up to 260 guests and is filled with daylight come summer and is equally enchanting in winter by candlelight. Their picturesque grounds provide amazing photo ops and couples will love little touches like vintage china for your arrival reception and log fires in winter.
Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
Annebrook House Hotel is a beautiful 200 year Old Georgian House located in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. With a one wedding a day policy, couples can look forward to exclusive use of this idyllic setting including the old house which oozes ‘olde worlde’ charm as well as all the splendor of the new hotel. Couples can make use of the beautiful house itself for wedding photos or enjoy all the manicured gardens have to offer.
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.
Horetown House, Foulksmills, Wexford – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
Bursting with character and fab little touches like Hangover Kits for guests that can’t make it to brekkie, Horetown House is perfect for those looking for an eclectic, laid back celebration they can make their own. You’ve the run of the house for the celebrations and can choose from the gorgeous Garden Room with marquee feel or their equally pretty White Room.
Marlfield House, Gorey, Wexford – Guest capacity: 145 | View Profile
The family-owned Marlfield House is a magnificent mansion house set on 36 acres of lush green grounds. The house is exquisitely appointed with open fires, authentic antiques, historic artworks and fresh floral arrangements that create a warm, homely atmosphere. It can be yours exclusively for your wedding day.
Crover House Hotel, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan – Guest Capacity: 340 | View Profile
Set on its own private shores at Lough Sheelin, the picturesque Crover House Hotel is a beautiful 4 star Country House in the Cavan countryside. They can cater for weddings both big and small with their impressive Arley Suite designed to host up to 340 guests and boasts panoramic views of Lough Sheelin. They have a one wedding per day policy.
Errigal Country House Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan – View Profile
This beautifully restored 18th century house is in the heart of Cavan’s Lake Country, just a mile outside Cootehill town. Errigal Country House has been refurbished to a contemporary design offering style and character and is well known for its incredible Irish hospitality. They cater for just one wedding per day.
Virginia Park Lodge, Virginia, Co. Cavan – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
Overlooking the serene Lough Ramor, Virginia Park Lodge is a former 18th Century hunting estate set amongst 100 acres of beautiful Cavan countryside. The historic house is exclusively yours to enjoy for your celebrations and boasts a distinctly homely feel with luxurious finishing touches.
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Dublin Road, Kilkenny | View Profile
The elegant Lyrath Estate Hotel on the doorstep of Kilkenny city is a seamless blend of old world charm and modern luxury. The romantic 17th century country house sits at the heart of the estate, surrounded by acres of lush green parkland and historic gardens.
Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny – Guest capacity: 240 | View Profile
Set within the confines of a stunning 1,500 acre estate – one of the oldest surviving walled estates in Europe – this elegant Georgian Manor House in the historic Kilkenny city is an idyllic and romantic setting for your special day. Mount Juliet have an onsite marquee with breath-taking views over the River Nore.
Faithlegg House Hotel, Faithlegg, Co. Waterford – Guest capacity: 220 | View Profile
This stunning 17th century Georgian House is just outside Waterford City. Faithlegg House Hotel is bursting with character and boasts a beautiful grand foyer with magnificent Waterford Crystal chandelier, as well as sumptuous antique furnishings, open fireplaces and period paintings throughout.
Aherlow House Hotel & Lodges, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary – Guest capacity: 240 | View Profile
With its stunning mountain backdrop and tranquil surroundings, Aherlow House Hotel is a magical place for wedding celebrations. Couples can make the most of stunning views with a ceremony on the Terrace before retiring to the cosy fire-lit Hunting Lodge Bar for the drinks reception. Their newly refurbished Diarmuid & Grainne Suite boasts an abundance of natural light and is beautifully decorated with crystal light fittings.
Ashley Park House, Nenagh Bridge, Tipperary – Guest capacity: 290 | View Profile
The historic country house is set on 76 acres of beech woodland and formal gardens and has stunning views of Lough Ourna. The stylish and charming Ashley Park House is steeped with character and prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere, attention to detail and unrivalled service.
The Anner Hotel, Dublin Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary – Guest capacity: 270 | View Profile
Originally a country house, the beautiful family run Anner Hotel has expanded to include modern amenities whilst still retaining its old world character and charm. Conveniently located on the outskirts of Thurles, Co. Tipperary, the hotel is renowned for its warm, welcoming atmosphere. Set on private grounds with picturesque gardens, it’s an ideal setting for memorable wedding photos.
Ballinacurra House, Kinsale, Co. Cork – Guest capacity: 130 | View Profile
Originally built in 1791, Ballinacurra House is a charming, private country manor available on an exclusive basis. The 40 acre estate in the heart of Kinsale has everything you need onsite for a fun and relaxing stay including an outdoor entertainment patio, picnic lawn and pond as well as beautiful gardens to explore.
Crosshaven House, Crosshaven, Cork – Guest capacity: 300 | View Profile
The elegant 18th century Crosshaven House can be exclusively yours for your wedding celebrations. Set in the picturesque village of Crosshaven, overlooking Cork Harbour, this charming house is bursting with character and boasts an impressive spiral staircase and beautiful period details. It can host up to 300 guests.
Liss Ard Estate, Skibbereen, Co. Cork | View Profile
The idyllic Liss Ard Estate in the pretty town of Skibbereen is surrounded by beautiful coastline, forests and lakes, providing couples with an incredible backdrop for wedding photos. The drawing rooms and restaurant in the country house can accommodate up to 100 guests or if you’re looking to host a larger party, marquee weddings can be held in the stunning Walled Garden.
Innishannon House Hotel, Innishannon, West Cork – Guest capacity: 200 | View Profile
Your very own ‘petit chateau’, Innishannon House in West Cork has a one wedding a day policy. Built in 1720, this charming manor is situated on 10 acres of land and beautifully manicured gardens with views along the banks of the River Bandon, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. It can cater for up to 200 guests.
Springfort Hall Hotel & Country House, Mallow, Cork – Guest capacity: 320 | View Profile
This charming 18th century country house is nestled in quiet woods on an estate dating back to 1169. The 4 star Springfort Hall Hotel & Country House prides itself on its homely atmosphere, personalised service and their picturesque gardens make for a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos.
Castle Oaks Country House Hotel, Castleconnell, Limerick – Guest capacity: 240 | View Profile
Built in the late eighteen century, this beautiful Georgian House is set on 26 acres of mature gardens and woodlands that lead down to the banks of the River Shannon. Castle Oaks Country House Hotel retains many of its original features including the magnificent original sweeping staircase and stained glass windows from the former chapel.
The Red Door Country House, Inishowen, Co. Donegal – Guest capacity: 160 | View Profile
The Red Door Country House is located on the banks of Lough Swilly in the historic village of Fahan in Co. Donegal. Nestled amongst mature trees and landscaped gardens, this exclusive setting boasts unrivalled scenery, a homely atmosphere and impressive menu options.
Woodhill House, Ardara, Co. Donegal – Guest capacity: 150 | View Profile
The picturesque Woodhill House is a historic coastal manor house dating back to the 17th century. The house overlooks the beautiful Donegal Highlands and has its own walled garden, a gorgeous backdrop for wedding photographs. They can host intimate weddings for up to 50 guests in the main house and larger celebrations up to 150 in a marquee on the lawn.
Main photo courtesy of Clonabreany House