Why Ireland is fast becoming one of the world’s top wedding destinations

Trying to find the ultimate overseas wedding destination? Look no further than Ireland, a jewel in the Atlantic Ocean known to most as the ‘Emerald Isle’.

Between the windswept cliffs and coastal walks, romantic scenery, unparalleled hospitality and rich Celtic history, Ireland is an unforgettable place to host family and friends for the celebration of a lifetime.

With Gaelic Ireland dating back to 1AD, folklore, legend and myth abound on this fair isle. From courageous Celtic warriors and beautiful princesses to Viking invasions and monastic sites like Glendalough in Wicklow, it’s the perfect place to start carving out your own history as a couple.

Ireland has become a popular wedding destination among the affluent jet set in recent years, and with very good reason. It offers peace and tranquility, warm welcomes and friendly faces and no shortage of outdoor activities such as sailing, surfing, horse riding, golfing, biking and hill walking.

Not to mention the venues, with Dublin’s Luttrellstown Castle Resort the top pick of many a traveller to these shores.



Available for exclusive hire, the castle and its magnificent 600 acre estate offers all the advantages of the countryside just 20 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport.

The grounds include vast stretches of grassy parkland perfect for outdoor receptions and activities, woodland for horse-riding, an apple orchard, a waterfall and even a classical Doric temple. We also have a private 10-acre lake, ideal for fishing or taking a boat out, not to mention our 18-hole championship golf course, with breathtaking views across the Liffey valley to the Dublin Mountains.

The castle itself dates back to the fifteenth century, and has been visited upon by famous figures such as Princess Grace of Monaco, Douglas Fairbanks and Fred Astaire over the past century, with David and Victoria Beckham holding their fairy-tale wedding here back in 1999.

Other guests in recent times include music stars Kelly Clarkson and REM, with The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney also opting for Luttrellstown Castle as the ideal location for his nuptials.

So what’s the draw? Well, from the moment you step inside our castle’s dramatic hallway with its ceiling frescoes, handcrafted Italian chandelier and reupholstered antique furnishings, you’ll know.

The entire castle has recently been refurbished by acclaimed designer Arlene McIntyre and effortlessly mixes contemporary luxury with the castle’s incredible original features.

The bridal suite, with its stunning original fireplace, chandelier and free-standing copper bath, is the epitome of luxury, as are the other 11 beautifully-appointed bedrooms, many with four poster beds. Plus the service here is impeccable – efficient, discreet and never intrusive – with top of the range dining options, and no request too big or too bespoke for a knowledgeable team of staff.

So what are you waiting for? Time to hop on a flight and see why you should come to the land of saints, scholars and creamy pints to have a wedding for the history books.

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