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The Ultimate IMAGE Venue Guide For 2016: Part 1

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In a special two-part series, IMAGE explores some of the best Wedding venues around Ireland this year for your special day. Firstly we visit six stunning locations including dream castles, beautiful country homes, and charming contemporary hotels.

lyon

Village at Lyons

THE PLACE 

A short drive from Dublin, on the lush grounds of the Lyons Demesne which flows down onto the charming Grand Canal, the recently restored Village at Lyons is a unique, exclusive boutique hotel.

THE GUESTLIST

The picturesque banquet room is a converted mill with a capacity for 200 guests. The cascading waterfalls and charming wildlife outside form the most beautiful backdrop.

THE DIGS

The 38 guest bedrooms, including cottages along the waterway, are ideal for families and brides getting ready the morning of their ceremony.

THE BEST BITS

With impressive gardens and a tree- lined avenue, the Village is a joy with its walks along the canal – perfect for strolls with your photographer.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Package pricing from €98 per guest.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW
“Our dream wedding was realised at the Village. The attention to detail, the food, and the accommodation is just incredible!”

Celbridge, Co Kildare, 01 630 3500 villageatlyons.com

faithlegg

Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club

 

THE PLACE

Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club is the perfect wedding venue in Waterford. This restored 18th-century house is adorned with sumptuous furnishings and open fireplaces.

THE GUESTLIST

Taking up to 220 guests, the function room, with its private terrace, is designed around a glass conservatory with views over the gardens. Your guests will be in the lap of luxury.

THE DIGS

There are 82 bedrooms, including a selection with four-poster beds, open fireplaces and beautiful views of the estate.

THE BEST BITS

The wedding team has an array of complimentary props including a candy cart, lanterns, filigree tea lights and antique frames, to add flair to your decor.

THE BOTTOM LINE

All-inclusive packages start from €65 per guest.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

“Thank you all for giving us the most amazing time and helping us start our lives together in the best way.”

Faithlegg, Co Waterford, 051 382 000, faithlegg.com

oneil

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens

THE PLACE

This is a country mansion house, with acres of gardens, that has been perfecting weddings for decades. The O’Neill family will ensure that your day will be spectacular from start to finish.

THE GUESTLIST

Choose from a selection of elegant rooms that cater for everything from chic, intimate gatherings to beautiful banquets of over 300.

THE DIGS

Fernhill boasts chic boudoirs in the old mansion house as well as in a gorgeous new wing.

THE BEST BITS

Your guests can sip cocktails in the chandelier-lit marquee while you take stunning photos in the picturesque gardens. Then say ‘I do’ in the romantic marriage garden… the options are limitless.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Packages start from €49 per guest.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

“We are just so happy with how our whole day turned out! We received so many compliments about the gorgeous venue and fab food.”

Clonakilty, West Cork, 023 883 3258 fernhillhousehotel.com

boyne

Ballymagarvey Village

THE PLACE

This historic 18th-century manor house, set in the stunning Boyne Valley, is available for exclusive hire for your perfect romantic wedding.

THE GUESTLIST

Celebrate with up to 226 family and friends in our heritage-style banqueting hall. The luxurious manor house, beautiful courtyard and quaint schoolhouse can accommodate a total of 78 guests overnight.

THE DIGS

The former flax mill has been lovingly restored, transforming the historic buildings into charming spaces for both intimate and large wedding celebrations.

THE BEST BITS

The understated yet distinctive character makes the estate feel like your very own home from home.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Packages from €79 per guest.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

“For a place as amazing as Ballymagarvey to be completely outshone by its staff says everything you need to know about them.”

Balrath, Co Meath, 041 982 5959 ballymagarvey.ie

waterford

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort

THE PLACE

Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort offers Ireland’s only 16th century castle on a beautiful private island of 310 acres and luxurious accommodation.

THE GUESTLIST

The award-winning Munster Room with its ornate ceilings creates an atmospheric backdrop for up to 130 dining guests.

THE DIGS

The whole party can stay in the castle’s individually-decorated five suites, 14 bedrooms and 45 contemporary Garden Lodges.

THE BEST BITS

Take your car on the private ferry crossing The King’s Channel to a 310 acre private Island, before travelling the beech-lined drive to the magical setting of the 16th Century Castle.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Individually designed wedding packages from €90 per person.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

“Both the setting and castle are enchanting, the staff is second-to- none, and the food is absolutely mouth-watering.”

The Island, Waterford, 051 878 203 waterfordcastleresort.com

kilshane

Kilshane House

THE PLACE

Spectacular Kilshane House, with a remarkable curvilinear conservatory from the 1860s, is nestled in 320 acres of private parkland in the heart of County Tipperary.

THE GUESTLIST

The Orangerie, which has a full bar at one end and a dancefloor at the other, holds 220 guests comfortably in a fine dining manner.

THE DIGS

There are 54 bedrooms en-suite on the grounds. The only guests present are the ones you invite.

THE BEST BITS

Unforgettable wedding ceremonies can take place in the conservatory, in the exquisite formal garden, or at the pagoda on the lake – all with amazing photo opportunities.

THE BOTTOM LINE

All-inclusive wedding packages start at €100 per person, no hidden extras.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

“Kilshane House has more than fabulous staff, an amazing setting, and spectacular food. We just had the most perfect weekend and wedding.

Tipperary, Co Tipperary, 062 82 444 kilshanehouse.ie

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