Wedding Venues in Ireland
Choosing a wedding venue in Ireland may seem like a daunting experience. From luxury 5 star properties to historic sites and old world castles to period manors, the choice can seem overwhelming!
There are so many factors to consider such as; Can the venue accommodate your perfect wedding ceremony? Can your planners create custom spaces for your events within your chosen venue? Is your venue available to hire exclusively? We have compiled some useful tips below on what factors to consider when choosing your wedding venue in Ireland and how Olivia Buckley International can assist you in planning and executing a seamless occasion for you and your guests.
1) Wedding Ceremony Location
Have you always dreamed of saying I do to the sound of waves lapping against the shore? Or perhaps you dreamed of a fairy-tale castle backdrop as you walk down the aisle to marry the person of your dreams? How about exchanging heartfelt vows in an orangery beneath a canopy of lush greenery? Your wedding ceremony is such an intimate, personal and important part of your wedding day so make sure to explore lots of different options and discuss various possibilities with your wedding planner. It is always a good idea to make sure that your chosen venue are open to you and your planner creating the ceremony of your dreams within their property. Our wedding clients come from all over the world and trust us not only for our design and wedding planning expertise, but also for our on-the-ground knowledge and relationships with vetted local wedding vendors and suppliers. They know that no matter what wedding venue they choose in Ireland, anything is possible with Olivia Buckley International.
Read our blog here for top tips and important documentation that you need when getting married in Ireland.
2) Fine Dining
Ireland is famed for its high quality, home grown produce such as grass-fed beef, wild Atlantic salmon, superior dairy products like cheese and butter along with more traditional favourites such as Irish soda breads, preserves and of course not forgetting our famous beverages such as whiskey and Guinness!
From fine dining options at your wedding dinner, to chic and casual wedding brunches and fun, unique welcome parties, Irish wedding venues have some of the most accomplished chefs and undeniably delicious local produce to delight you and your guests. More and more of our clients want to merge their traditions with ours when they choose to get married in Ireland and sometimes that includes alternative dining options at their chosen wedding venue. Olivia Buckley International will always incorporate as many important traditions and customs from the Bride and Groom’s home country, be it Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, China, America or India into their day whilst also giving them the Western Fairytale Castle or Manor Wedding that they desire at their Irish wedding venue.
Many luxury wedding venues in Ireland can be hired on an exclusive basis to ensure that you and your guests can celebrate in your own private world for your dream wedding. High-profile weddings can come with a lot of press interest and we have wonderful trusted relationships with many of these venues to ensure that the Bride and Groom are enveloped in their wedding experience safe in the knowledge that their day is private and any unwanted attention is diverted. Our wedding clients come from all over the world and trust us not only for our design and wedding planning expertise, but also for our on-the-ground knowledge and relationships with vetted local wedding vendors and suppliers. Confidentiality is the foundation upon which Olivia Buckley International is built and we have surrounded ourselves with the best in security, closed protection teams and vendors who all adhere to our strict privacy and confidentiality policies which are core values of our company. We understand the importance of you and your guests privacy, therefore, we have secure and proven procedures in place to ensure your privacy is protected at all times.
We wrote about our experience of finding private moments within the whirlwind that is a wedding in the public eye here.
4) Guest Experiences
As weddings have evolved to encompass multi-day experiences, it is worth thinking about your guests enjoyment during your celebrations. Many Irish wedding venues have wonderful, unique experiences to choose from, whether it is an award-winning spa or private boat cruise at venues like Ashford Castle, a world class golf course at Adare Manor or close proximity to explore Ireland’s Ancient East at Luttrellstown Castle. With over twenty years extensive experience working within the luxury wedding and events industry nationally & internationally, Olivia Buckley, leads her creative and production teams in designing beautiful bespoke luxury events that stimulate the senses and leave your guests in awe.