Dreaming of a castle wedding in Ireland? Honestly, what girl doesn’t dream of getting married at a castle in Ireland at some point in their life?! It seems like it would be the closet thing to a real-life fairytale.
It’s no surprise that Ireland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and romantic castles. Actually, it’s estimated that there are over 30,000 castles and castle ruins in Ireland. Endless options for your fairytale destination castle wedding!
In fact, you can have more than just one day to celebrate your marriage; you can have an entire wedding weekend to celebrate!
One thing I love about destination weddings is how many couples choose to celebrate over multiple days. It’s no longer just about the wedding but a whole weekend of celebrating! If you’re planning your wedding in an international destination, then most of your guests will stay at least a few extra days anyway. So why not just extend the fun festivities and explore the area all together?
If this sounds like your dream wedding, then you need to read this sample itinerary for a 3-day destination wedding weekend at a castle in Ireland to be inspired for your special day!
Firstly, this sample wedding will be taking place at Luttrellstown Castle. This beautiful 15th-century Historic Castle Estate is located just outside of Dublin, Ireland. It’s the perfect location for you and your guests. Since it’s close to Dublin, it makes getting there super easy and accessible to lots of other things to do in Ireland! However, it still feels very private, like you’re in the middle of the Irish countryside.
In addition to being in an ideal location (and obviously stunningly romantic), Luttrellstown Castle can host up to 52 of your guests in their beautiful suites in the castle. When you rent the castle for your wedding weekend, you have exclusive private access to the entire 567-acre estate. You’ll feel like true royalty having the castle all yourself [plus your family and friends]!
Keep reading to learn more about this sample castle wedding in Ireland and what your destination wedding weekend could look like!
Fun Fact: In 1999, David and Victoria Beckham got married at this castle!
To kick off your weekend, what’s better than a Welcome Party to warmly welcome everyone and reunite with family and friends after a long journey traveling?
After everyone took the day to rest and relax, the festivities would begin that night. Your guests could walk from their rooms in the castle to the stunning Van Stry Ballroom. Whatever your specific design inspiration is, you can bring it to life inside the castle walls!
Your welcome party is a fun way to include even more elements in you want but may not have time for on your wedding day. Many times, the floor is open for family and friends to give toasts [rather than just the Maid of Honor or Best Man]. Other ideas is to play a custom video montage with photos throughout your entire relationship. It could be something a family member puts together or the two of you do to casually show your love story.
Whatever if is you want to do to celebrate, the Luttrellstown Castle is there to make happen!
Today is the day you’ve been dreaming of – your wedding day! It’s time to say “I do” to the love of your life in one of the most romantic castles in Ireland.
The Luttrellstown Castle can accommodate both intimate gatherings of 20 guests and larger celebrations of up to 180 of your closest family and friends. So no matter what the size of your wedding, this couldn’t be a more dreamy place to get married.
The 567-acre private estate has endless places for sweet moments and photo opportunities throughout your day. From inside the beautifully restored castle walls to walking around the gardens with the castle as your backdrop. Speaking of, getting married outside on the lawn in front of the castle is an incredibly romantic wedding ceremony location! But if you’re worried about it being a typical, rainy Irish day on your wedding day, there’s no need to worry. Luttrellstown Castle has plenty of indoor spaces to celebrate that will feel just as romantic!
Check out some of this incredible photos below of what your destination castle wedding in Ireland could look like!
The wedding day is so fun but it will go by in the blink of an eye! Almost any couple you ask will tell you there wedding day went by way too quickly. This is another reason to choose a 3 day celebration – the fun keeps going after the wedding day!
After a night of celebrating, you and all your guests can have a slow morning at the castle before heading out for a day of adventure. Dublin is just a close 30 minutes drive away and is filled with things to do. But there’s many other beautiful areas of Ireland to explore too!
Since Dublin is so close, it’s the perfect place to visit. You and your crew can go pub hoping in some of the best places to hang out and enjoy a Irish Guinness pint! Temple Bar is one of the most well known places in Dublin but there’s so many pubs to choose from. Pubs are a huge part of the Irish social culture. It’s a way to spent quality time hanging out with all your people who’ve traveled across the world to celebrate you! In addition, you can visit some of the popular Dublin sites, like Trinity Library, in between pub-hoping.
If you’re not much of a city person, then the west side of Ireland is for you! It’s home to the some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland, including the iconic Cliffs of Moher. You can book a full day tour to take your wedding guests to see the rugged cliffs with panoramic ocean views. That entire coast line is also filled with stunning views, like the Ring of Kerry, so you can make it more of a west coast road trip adding even more stops along the way!
No matter what you choose, Ireland is home to absolutely incredible things to do for your Day After activities!
All in all, a 3-day destination wedding at a castle in Ireland is an incredibly romantic and dreamy place to celebrate your love! From historic architecture to beautiful views of the Luttrellstown Castle.
I hope this blog helped inspire you in your wedding planning journey!