Our 10 favourite Irish Castle venues

A Castle wedding is the stuff of fairytales.  Sweeping staircases, turrets, manicured lawns… and the rest.  With this in mind we thought we would share some of our favourite Castle venues.  They are in no particular order as they are all stunning and have their own unique features.  For more of our stunning weddings – castle and other venues please click here

Castle Leslie Estate

Life, the way it’s supposed to be…

Castle Leslie Estate Wedding Photography“Nested in 1000 acres of Irish Countryside in County Monaghan…80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast… yet a million miles from anywhere”

Castle Leslie and its stunning grounds lend themselves to a host of photographic opportunities from the authentic interiors to the lake and walkways there are plenty of options for inside and outside with our unpredictable Irish weather.


Darver Castle

Your Dream Castle Wedding Venue...

Darver Castle weddingSet in 50 acres of parkland in County Louth, Darver Castle has been lovingly restored by the Carville family who continue to run it.    With a sweeping driveway, trees and manicured lawns the venue has many “perfect photographic opportunities”.  The castle has many nooks and crannies within along with stunning gardens and a courtyard.


Cabra Castle

The jewel in County Cavan's crown

Cabra Castle wedding photographyAn hour from Dublin airport in County Cavan Cabra Castle is set in 100 acres of parkland with the magical backdrop of Dun a Ri Forest Park.  The castle boasts “magnificent rooms..with period features and furnishings”, there is so much to explore and inside and out make for fabulous photography settings.


Bellingham Castle

The Castle exclusive to you

Castle Bellingham

Bellingham Castle is set on the banks of the River Glyde..an elegant and spacious 17th Century Irish castle bursting with rich history, splendour and old-world luxury…sitting in the heart of the medieval village of Castle bellingham in County Louth.. access is via a private, tree flanked driveway.  The Castle is “the centrepiece of a stunning 17 acre estate that includes a weir and a man made river island with footbridges, mature trees and formal gardens” ideal for your wedding photographs


Lough Eske Castle

5 Star Luxury Castle

Lough Eske Castle

“Having your wedding in the 5 star Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal is having it in a fairytale setting. Situated on the shores of Lough Eske close by the Blue Stack Mountains and yet only a short distance from Donegal Town, it will be the idyllic location your special day deserves” 

A wealth of photographic opportunities indoor and out, the only limitation is imagination.


Ashford Castle

Unrivalled service, warm Irish hospitality and five star luxury await

Ashford Castle Aerial photographyAshford Castle situated in a spectacular 350 acre estate, discover sumptuous rooms and suites, splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn. 

With breaktaking views of Lake Corib. Get taken in by its incredible history – most recently it was famously owned by the Guinness family.


Kilronan Castle

Live like Royalty...

Kilronan CastleA magnificent five star castle.. Kilronan is majestically set on the shores of Lough Meelagh in Roscommon. Surrounded by over 40 acres of breathtaking irish scenery.  Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns….overlooking a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surroundings. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families


Belle Isle Castle

Leave the outside world behind...

Belle Isle CastleA stunning 17th Irish Castle with coach houses, cottages and courtyard apartments Belle Isle is set on a private island in Lough Erne.. a 470 acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands.  The castle itself is the embodiment of romantic, old world charm..views of Lough Erne form a magical backdrop for photographs and memories..

For weddings, the estate is privately booked, so you and your guests have the island entirely to yourselves.


Ballygally Castle

Not far away but a world apart...

Ballygally CastleThe dramatic backdrop of the Irish sea, mountains and rugged cliffs just add to the character and charm of Ballygally Castle itself – a stunning spot for wedding photographs, with nooks and crannies aplenty. Perched on the tip of the famous Causeway Coastal Route, this 17th Century Castle overlooks the golden sands of Ballygally Bay and has uninterrupted views across the Irish Sea.


Brownlow House aka Lurgan Castle

Master MacGrath's homeplace...

Brownlow house wedding photography bride on stepBrownlow House, fondly known as “Lurgan Castle” is a romantic 19th Century, Grade 1 listed, country manor; filled with ornate high ceilings, spiralling staircases, stunning stained glass windows and beautiful period features…set right beside Lord Lurgan park with its manmade lake and tree lined avenue – a wealth of photograph opportunities await. Steeped in history and iconic architecture (including 52 chimneys…one of every week of the year!).