Wedding Photographers in Dublin.
As wedding photographers in Dublin we love working close to home, not just because it means we can be home relatively early but because there are so many very cool wedding venues in Dublin. Whether you’re city lovers who enjoy the hustle and bustle of a wedding venue in the heart of town, or something a bit more sedate and exclusive the a wedding in Dublin can provide you with five star alternatives whatever you have in mind.
With its abundance of parks, beautifully cared for by the Office of Public Works, it doesn’t mean that Dublin city weddings all have to be about the streets and architecture. Being a wedding photographer in Dublin means having the opportunity to utilise some of the best city parks and gardens in Europe, from the Phoenix Park to the Iveagh Gardens, Merrion Square to Malahide Castle, Ardgillan to Killiney Hill. Just because your city venue doesn’t have it’s own green space it doesn’t mean you can’t be surround by trees, especially in the Autumn when the rich colours can be spectacular.
Of course, not every couple who wants a Dublin city wedding is looking to be surrounded by greenery. There’s no shortage of iconic streets and backdrops that simple shout Dublin from every red brick and wrought iron decoraction, with its mix of Georgian heritage and glittering modern hustle there’s something for any couple. Whether it’s high season summer garden parties or the bright lights and sparkle of a Winter wedding in Dublin at Christmas, we’re sure you’ll find something that will fit the bill.
We’ve listed below the Dublin Wedding Venues we’ve enjoyed working at over the last 5 years, and we’ll add to it when we shoot somewhere new.
Wedding Venues in Dublin
The Angler’s Rest
Located just a couple of minutes from the hugely photogenic Phoenix Park, The Angler’s Rest rightly has a reputation for great food and a fabulous atmosphere.
With extensive grounds and large gardens, the grounds at Ardgillan Castle sweep down to the sea providing a great background to any civil ceremony.
Located on the West Pier at Howth Harbour in Dublin, Aqua is ideal for couples looking for a wedding venue with panoramic views and some of the prettiest coastal walks and views in Dublin.
Tucked away in Stillorgan, just outside the city, is Beaufield Mews, Dublin’s oldest restaurant, with it’s unexpectedly large and beautiful rose garden which is ideal for the perfect summer garden city wedding.
Easily one of the most popular hotel wedding venues in Dublin on our books, we always enjoy working at Castleknock Hotel because they really know how to host a party and the food is wonderful.
Perhaps one of the grandest civil wedding venues in the heart of Dublin to get married in, with its 18th century domed rotunda providing a spectacular backdrop to any occasion.
Sitting just a couple of minutes from the Dublin coastline and St Anne’s park, which is beautiful and ideal for wedding photography, Clontarf Castle can cater for almost any size of wedding - so it always books up quickly.
Fallon & Byrne
If there’s a more popular city centre restaurant wedding venue we’ve yet to discover it, Fallon & Byrne is just a few minutes away from St Stephen’s Green and some of the best pubs in Dublin.
Finnstown Castle Hotel
Another very popular Dublin wedding venue, just a 25 minute drive from the city centre, with lovely lawns and gardens everyone is made to feel perfectly at home from the moment they arrive.
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
A family owned hotel sitting on Killiney Hill at the outskirts of Dublin, its a short drive down to Killiney beach or up Killiney Hill park which are perfect for wedding day strolls with spectacular views over the bay.
We love the terrace at Harley’s Restaurant in Dun Laoghaire, it’s perfect on a Summer’s day for sitting outside with guests before going into the beautiful dining room with its high ceilings. Very cool.
Facing St Stephen’s Green, the Hibernian Club is housed in a surprisingly large Georgian building, meandering corridors and stairs link high ceilinged richly decorated reception rooms, bars, and a courtyard.
Kettles Country House Hotel
Kettle’s Country House because is our local wedding venue, so we always discount our wedding fees because we can literally walk home. Just a few minutes from Dublin Airport it’s an ideal setting close to Swords and Dublin.
Luttrellstown Castle Resort
It doesn’t get much better than Luttrellstown when it comes to a Dublin Castle wedding venue, with wonderful receptions rooms, stunning staircase, not to mention the lawns and gardens, this is pure luxury.
Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard
If you’re looking for atmosphere in abundance then Marco Pierre White’s in Donnybrook is very stylish, with lots of intimate old world charm, fantastic food and a really wonderful bar.
Number Six, home of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, is a hidden gem of a wedding venue in Dublin City, a short walk from Trinity College it has terrific reception rooms, a wonderful staircase and a fantastic library room.
Radisson Blu, St Helen’s
Another extremely popular wedding venue on the outskirts of the city, just a short drive from the city centre the Radisson Blu St Helen’s has everything you might need from a wedding venue no matter the number of guests.
Royal Marine Hotel
With its mix of old world charm and huge dining room the Royal Marine Hotel looks out over the harbour and Dublin Bay, it’s just a short walk away from Dun Laoghaire promenade and pier which are so photogenic.
As one of the most luxurious hotels in Dublin, The Merrion, just off Merrion Square, is the perfect wedding venue for that 5 star feeling the moment you walk through its doors to the marbled halls and sumptuous reception rooms.
A Dublin city wedding venue overlooking the River Liffey, with a private entrance for weddings just a short walk from City Hall, The Morrison is modern and stylish, and there’s always a great buzz about the place.
The National Gallery
No. 5, The National Gallery, is a restored Georgian house with reception rooms ideal for small ceremonies located a short walk across the road from Trinity College and the Lincoln Inn.
Our favourite hotel in Dublin City, The Shelbourne makes everyone feel so special, there’s always a 5 star welcome and a luxurious set up for weddings of any size; with St Stephen’s Green just across the road it’s absolutely perfect.
Thomas Prior Hall
A short drive from Dublin City Centre, Thomas Prior Hall is a distinctively impressive Victorian era building, adjacent to the Clayton Hotel and with its own entrance, oak panelled walls and huge stained glass windows.
Trinity City Hotel
Another Dublin City wedding venue right at the heart of things, Trinity City Hotel is stuffed with colourful features and quirky details that are guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face for the most special of days.