The Best Up and Coming Wedding Venues for 2021

Hello Bride. If you’re a girl in search for the best, new and local wedding venue in Ireland, you’re on the right blog post and I am DELIGHTED you’re here. Hopefully this will make your life a WHOLE lot easier with my top list of the best up and coming venues. Some, have literally just opened their doors! Anyway, I’ll let you get to the good stuff and I really hope this blog inspires you to find your wedding venue.

Killruddery Mansion, Dublin

Now this is an amazing venue girls. Only 20 minutes out side of dublin and you’ll have 800 acres, a mansion and world-renowned gardens all to yourself. Get married in The Orangery, a Victorian conservatory, that is filled with lots of natural light (a photographers dream) and vibes of stunning elegance. There are lots of intimate, surprising rooms and areas around the estate for an unforgettable wedding day, with your guests. This includes the Orangery, The Dining Room, The Library and the Grain Store. Your photos will be out of this world with their landscaped views of lawns, hills, flowering woods, a walled garden and a maze. Plus the head chef creates wedding menus with Killruddery’s home-grown seasonal produce.

Crom Estate, Crom Castle, Co Fermanagh

Captured at Enniskillen 2020 by Tiffany Gage Photography

About 30 minutes away from Enniskillen, Crom really does offer it all. Its quaint and on natures doorsteps. The Estate is kept by the National Trust and the Castle itself also hosts & caters weddings every year. If you’ve not been here before there are so many amazing opportunities for photos, lots of old buildings and beautiful scenery. Oh and you can arrive by boat along lough Erne….!

Hillmount House, Co Antrim

This newly refurbed Georgian house venue includes, sea-view gardens and lawns that sweep down towards the sea, near Drains Bay. It’s vibe is unique and stylish with its open court yard and upstairs terrace. A great location for creating an elegant outdoors drinks reception for your guests, then dining in their newly renovated Georgian barn or al fresco on the lawns.

Tullyveery House, Co. Down

This is an exclusive, private and intimate wedding venue in Northern Ireland, looking onto the rolling hills of Co. Down. It has a stunning courtyard and walled gardens which have their very own orchard. Have your ceremony outside on the lawn, with red brick garden walls, white stone walk way and a floral alter. Stunning tress that have been there for years, creating a mature forest as your backdrop for your group and family photos. Did I mention the golden wheat fields? Imagine your guests having a swing below the tree or lounging on the beautiful outdoor summer furniture for your drinks reception. Dine with your guests in the Garden View dining room and end your day with a sparkler send off.

Captured at Northern Ireland on 26 09 2020 by Tiffany Gage Photography

The Loft at the Rabbit Hotel, Templepatrick

A totally unique venue that’s dressed beautifully to give that luxurious feel. It’s brand spanking new, and only offers one wedding per day. If you love the idea of a fairy lit tree canopy above you and views overlooking the lake this go check this place out.

The Mill at Ballydugan

Originally a flour mill, this venue has two dining choices that of the Lake suite or marquee, and of course, like all mills it’s by the water. It has that traditional country Irish feel to it. Surrounded by nature it is an idyllic location for your wedding… your guests will love it and the photos will be fab too!

The Millhouse, Meath

Wow this place has some amazing opportunities for your photos. An exclusive wedding venue that combines elegance and contemporary design… does this sound right up your street? It has a tall, dramatic, red brick mill, Georgian Manor House and its along the river banks. Did I mention it has fairy lit trees? 😍 The newly extended pavilion caters for 190 people.

Cloughjordan House, Co. Tipperary

This is a family run, private wedding venue. Cloughjordan house focuses on genuine hospitality and sustainably sourced food… how awesome! Their ‘woodshed’ has been upgraded with their NEW renovation. This is where a wedding ceremony can take place or choose to have it outdoors in the forest, also a popular spot for your ‘first look’. There is a stunning countryside Manor House that has beautiful greenery and purple wisteria growing along the walls in a grand farm house style. With a walled kitchen garden, huge lawn, poly tunnels and a forest, this place has so much going for it! Dine with your guests in a candle lit marquee and dress it with your own florals. Plenty of accommodation for guests too. Ending the evening with a chat around the fire pit outside.

Ballyscullion Park, Magherafelt

Set in ruins of an 18th Century bishop’s palace, offering a Courtyard, floral swing and Walled Garden for your guests to mingle and enjoy the day. You should also grab the opportunity to have your ceremony in the woodland tree-top canopied location with views over Lough Beg. With a beautiful marquee dinning room and outdoor fire pit the evening will be super relaxed.

Killeavy Castle Estate, Co Armagh

With a huge 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in County Armagh’s stunning Slieve Gullion, it’s the ideal place to have your wedding. Enter along the country drive way, to the Castle, with a lovely forecourt and banqueting in a marquee. There are plenty of majestic views and reception spaces for your guests to explore. If you want a glorious castle experience, check this new venue out.

The Wool Tower, Co Antrim

Set within the beautiful village of Broughshane, the reclaimed woollen mill offers so much character, The venue offers a relaxed atmosphere and open plan environment allowing couples to create their own completely unique wedding experience.  With a picturesque private waterfront setting, riverside path and industrial red brick backdrop this place has much to offer. Dining often happens upstairs and dancing downstairs.

The Retreat at Field of Dreams, Bangor

Situated in the middle of Bangor, Field of Dreams offers a simply different and unique venue for your special day. Have 36 acres of lush countryside all to yourself. With traditional canvas marquee and lakeside pergola this provides couples with everything you need and more to celebrate with friends and family. Can you imagine clay shooting on your wedding day? If you want to curate the perfect venue or something that’s a little out-of-the ordinary this can be catered for.

Killyon Manor, Meath 

Set in the forest with the main feature is the stunning chapel ruins, which create a totally unique backdrop for your vows. On the stunning, wild estate, they create small, relaxed and genuinely romantic wedding ceremonies, in the heart of nature, with minimum fuss. Celebrations afterwards in the Manor House.

Now off you go and enjoy wedding planning for your new venue search!

I hope these suggestions will be valuable and will help you to pick the best venue ever! If you’re considering getting married in Ireland, I would love to help you have the most incredible wedding. As a photographer I am here to offer my expertise on making your wedding day go smoothly and get some stunning images along the way. You can get in touch here.