What springs to mind whenever we think about 2020 and
2021 is that many things will change. Among these changes,
small weddings sizes are the biggest one for couples who are
planning their foremost event.
With wedding venues starting to reopen on September of 2020 and most weddings canceled or postponed, countless couples have chosen to make their guest list more intimate and cozy, either because of budget or HSE recommendations. Whatever is your reason; there are plenty of venues options out there that will exceed your expectations. Hence, I have decided to list a few venues and also what makes these places such great options for small weddings in Dublin or nearby.
Check the updated list below:
Moyvalley Hotel & Balyna House:
An astonishing view of meticulous charm and elegance,
Moyvalley delights the eyes of their guests with style,
flamboyant charm and pure romance. You simply couldn’t ask
for better; beautiful, elegant and discrete; this venue is a dazzling
fairytale blend of the traditional and contemporary. Moyvalley
Hotels are dedicated to ensuring your wedding is a distinct
reflection of your personality with every detail arranged in
19th Century, Balyna House
Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort offers two equally
glamorous but very different wedding venues. Choose Balyna
House, a palatial 19th Century Italianate Mansion catering for up
to 100 guests or the chic contemporary 21st Century Moyvalley
Hotel catering for up to 270 guests. (Check Palmerstown as-well)
If your choice for the big day is Balyna House, it will
entirely be yours and your guest’s for the whole day and it could
also be used for the day after your wedding, depending on the
date chosen by the couple. Also, the wedding couple and guests
can enjoy the total familiarity of this one-of-a-kind venue: guests
will have exclusive use of the house’s authentic dining room,
reception rooms and cellar bar.
Alongside with their show stopping venue, you will have a
committed wedding adviser to accompany you through every
move of your wedding plan.
When it comes to Moyvalley Hotel & Resort, they not only
have the show stopping location and the impeccable facilities,
but also have the organisational skills of their staff to make sure
that your wedding, no matter how large or small, will be the stuff
of dreams. You can invite your guests to escape the stressful
business environment of big cities while also experiencing the
privacy and seclusion of this beautiful resort.
Being one of the premier wedding venues in Ireland, they
promise to provide the utmost service and care, with special
consideration to details. Since the planning of your wedding is
essential, this venue establishes from the very beginning that
your big day becomes the most memorable and delightful day of
your lives. It is with this idea in mind that they also offer the
services of a wedding organizer from their experienced team
who will assist you in planning all the service aspects of your
wedding. Their ultimate goal is to strive to exceed all of your
Country house wedding venue, exclusive wedding venue,
Kildare wedding venue.
Bohermeen, Co. Meath
If you are looking for something really authentic and
special, Durhamstown is surely the place for it. The country
wedding castle near Dublin is an outstanding option for your big
day. Sue and David Prickett, the hosts of this old fairy-tale like
castle, promise you a great party with good food and wine.
Along with Georgian drawing rooms for your reception,
you will have the option of a “rehearsal dinner” in their
remarkable purple dining room at the night before your wedding.
They also offer a buffet in the vaulted kitchens – it is really up to
you to decide whatever fits your taste better.
According to their official website, all the rooms
downstairs are enfilade encouraging your guests to move around
freely from one to the other. After that, on the big day, your
guests will be directed through the walled garden under a classic
stone arch and shown to their tables in the Great Barn, where
their awesome staff will be ready to promote the biggest
celebration of your life. The Barn can take in up to 155 guests.
They can also accommodate up to 30 guests for the night in your
Check their website. Every wedding over there is unique
and it’s only 40 minutes from Dublin (Dublin airport & ferry
The Three Towers At Slieve Aughty Centre
Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co Galway
Looking for an alternative wedding venue for 2021? On the
mountains of Rural Galway, you will have the chance to celebrate
your union surrounded by the beauty of nature, relaxed
atmosphere and artistic touches of the eco-friendly Three Towers
Eco House and Organic Kitchen. The place provides an intimate
outdoor wedding, being an alternative setting for you ceremony.
You can choose to host your civil ceremony indoors or out,
along with the relaxed outdoor drinks reception. Moreover, the
couple and guests will enjoy a 4-course organic meal in the
comfort they provide. According to their website, the place can
comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests for your ceremony and
The venue will be exclusively yours for the wedding, with
astonishing 17 acres surrounded by a fascinating landscape. They
also have horses and 2,000 acres of forestry to provide privacy
and peace on your wedding day. For the late night, you can bring
on a DJ, trad musicians, or live band – with the venue exclusively
yours to dance the night away with your friends and family. The
Three Towers has a full bar and serves homemade organic chips
(just one of the late night finger food options). For a unique
wedding, try the horse drawn trap, book some entertainment for
the kids, have a night before clay oven pizza party, get silly a the
photo booth, and take some family photos with the fairies in the
New Forest Estate
New Forest Estate, Higginstown, Tyrrellspass, County
New Forest Estate is a famous wedding venue by virtue of
its beautiful setting in the center of the Estate. The dazzling 17th
Century Irish Manor House is full of character and history, set in
a 300 acre Country Estate in the heart of Ireland.
Your wedding will be a stunning experience with dining and
luxury accommodation in their Courtyard Lodges along with a
warm welcome from their staff.
Accordingly, New Forest House is a 300-year-old Irish
Manor house, perfect for intimate weddings in New Forest House
itself or wonderful Pavilion Weddings for 250+ guests. In
addition to that, they are able to accommodate all wedding kinds,
sizes and forms. They also provide you with a wedding & events
managers who will be glad to go through all aspects of your
wedding day with you and answer any queries you might have.
When it comes to accommodation, their luxurious Courtyard
Lodges are available for that. With a great selection of set menus
and extensive wine selection, they have excellent food served in
first class surroundings by warm and inviting staff – you should
definitely check it!