Romantic, dramatic, breathtaking. When it comes to wedding venues, Ireland is a location like none other. Known as the Emerald Isle for its lush and vibrant landscapes, Ireland’s wedding venues are bound to leave an impression. From dramatic wind-swept castles to cosy pubs in jolly Irish villages, Volubus’ coach rental provides comfortable and straight-forward transportation to any number of wedding guests. No matter your location, Volubus’s various transport options will get to your dream venue without a hitch.
Wedding venues in Cork
Cork is the largest city in the southern Republic of Ireland. Located on the banks of the River Lee, Cork is famous for its food scene, bustling pubs, old monastic churches and plenty of Irish charm. Cork’s wedding venues are numerous and diverse. If you’re looking to impress, the 16th century Blackrock Castle overlooking Cork Harbor is available to hire. The venue boasts a fairytale location for bespoke weddings in central Cork. Another gorgeous venue is Ballyvolane House which provides an intimate garden setting next to a dancing area and bar in an old stone barn. All of these locations are accessible with a bus hire from central Cork or anywhere else in Ireland.
Ballyvolane House (Pic by David McClelland). Image Credit: Ballyvolane House
Wedding venues in Meath
Located to the northwest of Dublin, Meath is full of great wedding venues; all of which are only a stone’s throw from the Irish capital. Volubus can provide comfortable coach hire from Dublin airport or the city centre to get all your guests to your wedding venue in Meath. A prime example is the Trim Castle Hotel. This 12th century mediaeval castle offers the perfect backdrop for your drinks reception and photos, and was once used as a set on the movie Braveheart! Organise a bus rental for you and your guests to visit any of these famous sites on your stay.
Trim Castle Hotel. Image Credit: Trim Castle Hotel
Wedding venues in Kildare
For a slightly more rural (but no less gorgeous) wedding location, Kildare County is only an hour from Dublin. This picture-perfect area is home to a number of stunning wedding venues. The Abbey is a premium and exclusive wedding venue complete with a gorgeous 18th century chapel, ballroom, 38 bedrooms and two private courtyards.This part of Ireland is full of ancient sites, including the stunning 12th century Kilkea Castle. Ireland’s oldest inhabited fortress boasts an epic backdrop for photo ops, with 180 acres of landscaped gardens and ancient woodland at your disposal. Private shuttle services from Dublin are available to make sure all your guests get to the venue on time and in style.
Kilkea Catle. Image Credit: Kilkea Castle
Wedding venues in Donegal
At the mouth of the River Eske, Donegal stuns with a surprisingly pretty coastline complete with the cascading Sliabh Liag cliffs and white, sandy beaches. Private coach rental from Donegal to Ireland’s dramatic Wild Atlantic Way a great supplement to your wedding plans. Alternatively you can get married right on the waterfront at the romantic Redcastle Hotel. The location offers panoramic views of the beautiful Lough Foyle peninsula. The Abbey Hotel in central Donegal has several options for intimate or larger settings in their space overlooking the Eske. The wedding couple will receive a complimentary night in the hotel’s luxury Victoria honeymoon suite. Organise a group transfer with Volubus to get your guests to this gorgeous location from anywhere in Ireland.
Red Castle Golf & Spa Hotel. Image Credit: Red Castle Hotel Donegal
Wedding venues in Wexford
Sitting across the St. George’s Channel is Wexford; a cosy coastal town with plenty to do and see. Wexford’s charming town centre is where you’ll find the famous National Opera house and 13th century Westgate Heritage Tower. The area is also known for its beautiful duned beaches such as Rosslare and Raven Point. A minibus transfer from Wexford town to Hotel Curracloe offers you a dreamy wedding venue in Wexford. Minutes from the beach, this location can host weddings of any size and budget.
Weddings at Hotel Curracloe, Meeting Room. Image Credit: Hotel Curracloe
Wedding venues in Derry
Dunmore House & Gardens in Co. Donegal is only a 15 minute private transfer from historic Derry town (Londonderry), providing a charming and secluded setting for your big day. This country home is surrounded by lush forest, landscaped gardens and a rustic barn to host your post-wedding bash. If you want something a bit more central, Bishop’s Gate Hotel Derry is slapbang in the heart of the city. This boutique hotel describes itself as “chic & effortlessly stylish,” and the location makes it easy for your guests to settle in and explore the beautiful Derry-Londonderry before the day of the wedding — which is a must. Derry is one of Europe’s most well-preserved walled cities.
Weeding ceremony at Dunmore. Image Credit: Trip Advisor – Dunmore Gardens
Wedding venues in Carlow
Right on the boundary between Co. Laois and Co. Carlow, Carlow town is another lovely Irish location for your wedding day. The town is well-known for its historic monuments and megalithic tombs. Nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains in Co. Carlow, BallyKealey House offers wedding day packages in an enchanting 19th century house surrounded by luscious grounds. The ballroom can hold up to 275 guests and exclusive use of the property is available. This location is only 17 kilometres from Carlow town, so bus transfer is quick and easy.
Weeding at Bishop Gate Hotel. Image Credit: Bishops Gate Hotel
Wedding venues in Limerick
Limerick is a large city home to Norman castles and mediaeval streets a stone’s throw from Ireland’s romantic Atlantic coastline. Its historic heart is located on King’s Island, and it’s here that you’ll find the beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral and Limerick’s most famous site — King John’s Castle — an ideal location for your wedding photoshoot. Nearby wedding venues include Castletroy Park Hotel and Suites, an elegant and stylish 4* venue with a resident pianist through your drinks and canapé reception. In the nearby town of Shannon, Carrygerry Country House welcomes couples looking for a rustic and idyllic location in Co. Clare. Close to the airport, this venue is easy to get to with a comfortable airport transfer from Shannon.
Castletroy Park Hotel & Leisure Club. Image Credit: Castletroy Park
Wedding venues in Tipperary
Probably best-known for the 20th century music hall song, Tipperary is a tiny parish town in the heart of the Emerald isle; just 45 minutes drive from Limerick and an hour from Cork. Minibus hire from all of these locations is straightforward and wallet-friendly. The nearby Kilshane House is a popular location for weddings with its glass dining space under a canopy of mature oak trees. The lake and pagoda make for unforgettable photo opportunities. It’s a long way to Tipperary… but not when you book a charter bus for all your guests with Volubus on your big day!
Kilshane House Wedding. Image Credit: Kilshane House