Summer may be the most popular time of year to say ‘I do,’ but there is no doubt that a winter wedding is really special.
From the crisp weather, to fireplaces, and cups of mulled wine – the November to February period is gorgeously romantic.
And if you’re considering getting married in winter – we’ve rounded up (in no particular order!) 12 of our favourite locations perfect for the season.
1. Mount Falcon Estate, Co Mayo.
Even on a cold winter morning morning this gorgeous four-star hotel located west bank of the River Moy is ideal for the perfect wedding. With 100 acres of mystical woodlands, we can just picture warm winter fires along with delicious canapes, as guests and a very happy couple stay cosied up in the exquisite Victorian-Gothic manor.
2. Sheen Falls Lodge, Co Kerry.
Stunning is an understatement! This five-star and beautifully picturesque hotel boasts luxurious rooms, suits and villas for all guests and bridal party to lavish in. Imagine the stunning pictures with a winter wedding here, overlooking the infamous Sheen Falls. Yes please! There’s really no place quite like Kerry for outdoor, rustic scenes either.
3. Ashley Park House, Co Tipperary.
There’s certainly no shortage of character with this beautiful 18th century historic country house. With incredible lake views and beach woodlands, your stunning winter stage is set for the perfect reception and photograph setting.
4. Virginia Park Lodge, Co Cavan.
Okay so the photo may look more spring-like than winter, but we assure you that Virgina Park Lodge makes for a calm and tranquil setting in the countryside. Despite its lavish country décor its size will also make for some exquisite images and provide a more intimate reception compared to large hotels. Did we mention there are gooseberry gardens?
5. Ballyvolane House, Co Cork.
The epitome of bucolic and country living. They refer to it as “a home-from-home” environment among ancestral chic. This house was originally built in 1728 bringing with it a beautiful old-world vibe among the luscious green outdoors. And don’t worry, you can absolutely enjoy the outdoors during your winter wedding day!
6. No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.
The city can be just as spectacular in the winter months. There’s something very comforting and cheery having great Georgian buidlings as your winter setting along with warm street lamps and little floral displays arranged outside. Of course, inside No. 25 is pure modern luxury, just oozing sophistication for your big day.
7. Christ Church Crypt, Dublin 8.
Ok, some people wil find this eerie, but plenty more will find going underground into the 13th century medieval interior very cool indeed. With dashing décor and furnishings, as well as a candlelit dinner reception this space makes for a warm (they have underfloor heating – hurray!), unique and magnificent spread.
8. Riverdale Barn, Co Antrim.
They claim it makes for ‘relaxed, rustic elegance,’ and it certainly looks that way. Equipped with a snug and welcoming bar, a unique barn area for an intimate celebration, which can seat up to 140 guests, with plenty of room to make the space yours and cater it to your day’s specific needs.
9. Roundwood House, Co Laois.
Nestled in among the trees, at first glance this house which was built in the mid 1700’s looks cold and rather grey, but don’t be fooled! Inside is a very homely, relaxed and inviting space filled with beautiful fixtures and antiques along with warm coloured rooms and enough space for the entire party. Picture a warm fire and outdoors lighting, plus a few (faux) fur coats and your set!
10. Mount Juliet Estate, Co Kilkenny.
Between the Hunter’s Yard wedding at The Stables and The Lady Helen wedding experience in the Georgian Manor, you’re likely to be spoiled for choice when it comes to décor, catering, food, photo-ops and all-round spectacular scenery. Oh, and of course, in absolute luxury.
11. The G Hotel, Co Galway.
With award-winning dining, an exquisite ceremony setting and true party vibe, thanks to Philip Treacy’s choice of joyful and vibrant choice of décor and colour, everyone who is a part of this wonderful winter wedding is sure to have an absolute ball while taking cover from the cool outdoor elements.
12. Ashford Castle, Co Mayo.
It wasn’t voted the best hotel in Ireland for no reason. This spectacular castle is steeped in history dating back to 1228 and there’s no doubt, you won’t have to lift a finger during your stay. Service and hospitality at Ashford Castle is truly impeccable, and even your pets are VIPs! This plus the incredible scene overlooking Lake Corrib is sure to bring that fairytale touch!