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13 Irish Venues Perfect For Micro Weddings

You might be thinking: "Micro wedding? Is that like a tiny, bite-sized wedding?" Well, kind of! It's like a regular wedding, but with fewer guests, less stress, and more time to focus on what really matters – each other. And if you're lucky enough to be getting married in Ireland, you're in for a treat, because this country is chock-full of stunning venues that are perfect for micro weddings.

So, without further ado (or awkward speeches from distant relatives), let's explore 13 Irish venues that will make your micro wedding dreams come true. From charming period buildings to modern landmarks, from secret chapels to quirky industrial spaces, we've got something for every taste and budget. So grab your partner, pour a glass, and let's dive in!

The Marker is one awesome micro wedding venue: it's approved to host civil, humanist, and partnership blessings ceremonies and you can exchange vows on the Rooftop Bar & Terrace while taking in breathtaking views of Dublin's skyline. The Terrace is ideal for up to 70 guests!

The Abbey Athy

The Abbey Athy is a stunning period building in Co. Kildare that's been transformed into an exclusive-use wedding venue. With an 18th-century chapel, ballroom, two private courtyards, and lots of guest car parking, it's the perfect location for a micro wedding of up to 40 guests. Plus, there's one wedding per day, giving you exclusive use of the venue, and the bridal suite even has four make-up stations. You'll love the unique entertaining spaces, period and rustic features for photo ops, and the ability to host your evening entertainment back in the chapel.

Blairscove House and Restaurant is the bee's knees of micro wedding venues. This West Cork venue comes with a picturesque courtyard, stunning ocean views, and a glass-walled marquee. Picture yourselves sipping on some bubbly and indulging in delicious canapés while admiring the 300-year-old stone buildings and beautiful gardens. Amazing!

The River Lee in Cork is a wedding wonderland, right on the riverbank. With options for both intimate and larger celebrations, The Mirror Room is a glam setting with a mahogany bar, gilt mirrors, and plush seating for up to 96 guests. For a more contemporary vibe, The Lookout and The Snug have river views and a terrace, perfect for private dining for up to 60 or cocktail receptions for up to 100.

Fallon & Byrne's beautiful late 19th-century building, located in the heart of the Creative Quarter, comprises four floors of culinary delights including an award-winning Food Hall, a light-filled Dining Room, atmospheric Wine Cellar, and the stunning Ballroom, perfect for micro weddings and private events.The Ballroom can host a minimum number of 50 guests Monday to Thursday.

The Loft, located on the 4th floor of the Drury Buildings, offers an intimate space with a private bar and rooftop terrace, perfect for events with up to 80 guests. The room features unique decor crafted from reclaimed materials like the refashioned industrial iron bar that has been in the building since the 1940s and the original windows, repurposed as space dividers. The private kitchen and roof garden provide stunning views of Dublin's South City Markets and the setting sun, making it an ideal spot for your micro wedding!

If you're after a wedding venue with character, 10 Bridge Street is the place. This restored 200-year-old church is the perfect canvas for your big day, offering a traditional ceremony setting with a cool, vibrant bar and restaurant for the reception. And with seasoned and certified experts on hand, including experienced wedding coordinators, a celebrated kitchen team, and a wine sommelier, you know you're in good hands.

Every wedding at Burtown House is unique and tailored to the couple, with options ranging from a ceremony on an ancient woodland island to a gala dinner and party in the amazing Green Barn. No detail is too small for this team, who pride themselves on creating a visual feast with flowers and food grown right on the grounds. And forget boring hotel fare, because the menu here is based on seasonal organic produce, with free-range chicken, wild seafood, and the finest Irish beef. Plus, they have a great wine menu and even serve Guinness and Carlsberg on tap.

Stephen's Green Club offers the perfect blend of formality and intimacy for a micro wedding. With room for 30-80 guests, the Hibernian Room is ideal for your ceremony, plus it boasts stunning views of St. Stephen's Green. And let's not forget about the hidden gem of a private outdoor courtyard, complete with a fully functioning laundry bar!

This quirky corrugated iron-clad church, built in a Swiss gothic hybrid style, is a rare example of 19th-century architecture and has been listed as a Building of National Importance. With a seating capacity of up to 55 guests and set among beautiful woodlands and a small river, this magical location is perfect for micro weddings!

Wrights Anglers Rest in Co. Dublin is a unique micro wedding venue, right next to the scenic river Liffey at the Strawberry Beds. The team pride themselves on creating an intimate ambience and working closely with each couple to tailor the day to their specific needs, with special attention paid to the menu and beverage selection. They're also an approved venue for civil ceremonies.

Get ready to fall in love with Knockrose Garden. Knockrose is a unique and beautiful wedding venue in South Co. Dublin recognised by the HSE, and perfect for small, intimate ceremonies. You can choose to marry in The Calm House, with its stunning stained-glass window and birch flooring or in the garden. And the venue can even provide flowers from the organic garden for you!

Who says weddings need to be big and bloated? If you're all about that micro-wedding life, look no further than The Dean Galway. Their experienced events team is ready to create the bespoke, alternative wedding of your dreams, whether it's a ceremony, reception, or intimate dining affair. The stunning Blue Room in the heart of Galway city centre is perfect for micro weddings - get ready to say "I do"!

Ready to plan your big day without breaking the bank? Our micro wedding service is perfect for couples who want a small and intimate celebration without sacrificing their own style and personality. We can help you create a bespoke wedding day, from venue selection and decor to catering and photography! Ready to learn more about our micro wedding services? Click here!


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