One of the best ways to know if a venue is a step above the rest is to see if they’ve won any awards! Award-winning wedding venues have been recognised in the industry for their hard work and excellent service.
Want to know which award-winning wedding venues are in your area? Take a look at the wedding venues that came out on top at the recent weddingsonline awards for 2023…
Restaurant Venue of the Year: The Red Door Country House
Nestled among mature trees and landscaped gardens, The Red Door Country House stands proudly on the banks of Lough Swilly in the historic village of Fahan, just a few miles south of Buncrana in Inishowen, Co.Donegal. The exclusive setting, unrivalled scenery and fantastic variation in colour in every season provide a stunning backdrop for wedding celebrations of 80 – 140 guests.
Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Connaught: Cora Duggan – The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Cora Duggan – The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Breathtaking views, manicured gardens, the run of a stylish private house and a team to take care of every last detail: The Lodge offers a truly unique and special wedding venue. Add to that the delicious cuisine and heartfelt service we are famous for, and the result is an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We cater for small to exclusive use weddings, and you can feel reassured with our dedicated personal wedding planner.
Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Leinster: Emma Ferris – Clanard Court Hotel
Emma Ferris – Clanard Court Hotel
We are an award-winning and proudly family-run 4 star wedding hotel in Kildare (consistently ranking no.1 Hotel in Kildare on TripAdvisor and a Travellers’ Choice Award winner). We specialize in tailor-made weddings and providing only the very best for your dream day….all this and so much more only one hour from Dublin, 45 minutes from Kilkenny and 30 minutes from Naas, Newbridge, Carlow & Portlaoise!
Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Munster: Ann Cullinane – Fernhill House
Ann Cullinane – Fernhill House
We have a wide range of rooms available for your special ceremony and a huge amount of experience of civil ceremonies and blessings making Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens the ideal location. Our unique feature has to be our gardens where you can have your ceremony in our fabulous marquee or outdoor blessing area with the West Cork countryside as a backdrop for that memorable ceremony.
Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Ulster: Dean Coyle – Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa
Dean Coyne – Hillgrove Hotel Leisure & Spa
A lifetime filled with joy, laughter, happiness and love, In between lies a perfect unforgettable day at the Hillgrove Hotel.
Welcome to The Hillgrove Hotel Monaghan. Renowned for its exceptional professionalism, delectable cuisine, friendly customer care and a can “do” attitude our Wedding welcome is like no others.
Castle Venue of the Year: Kilkea Castle
Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. With history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic Castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style. After a major renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome you.
Hotel Venue of the Year Connaught: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Sligo
Located just 5 minutes from Sligo Town and nestled between the beautiful vistas of Sligo Bay and Benbulben Mountain, the 4* Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo is a firm favourite for weddings.This luxurious hotel has recently invested €4.5 million in a significant renovation and ensures the hotel will remain at the top of the venue wish list for engaged couples.
Hotel Venue of the Year Leinster: The Station House Hotel
The Award Winning Station House Hotel is one of Ireland’s truly unique wedding venues. Formerly a busy railway junction, The Station House Hotel is Located just 20 miles from Dublin in the heart of the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East, in the quaint village of Kilmessan in County Meath.
Hotel Venue of the Year Munster: Muckross Park Hotel & Spa
At Muckross Park Hotel & Spa our passion is in delivering the wedding day you always imagined, exceeding our couples and their guests expectations. Renowned for our ability to capture the true essence of your day, we assist you from the initial enquiry stages to menu advise, wine tasting, floral arrangements pre-wedding celebrations, right through to the end of night entertainment and after wedding party.
Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster & Overall Venue of the Year: Cabra Castle
On the edge of the magnificent Dún a Rí Forest Park stands the majestic Cabra Castle, one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels. Centrally located in the heart of County Cavan, an hour’s drive from Dublin and just 90 minutes from Belfast, Cabra Castle is the perfect place to bring people together.
Destination Wedding Venue of the Year: Castello Di Montignano, Italy
Castello di Montignano is a fairy-tale location for elegant and modern weddings: a unique experience blending history, design and the magic of a Castle.
The Castle has different areas dedicated to events and weddings suitable for up to 250 people: the park with swimming-pool has a new elegant external structure with cloister dominated by a century-old olive tree and surrounded by a park with swimming-pool and by the façade of the castle.
Country House Venue of the Year: Tankardstown
Exuding elegance and luxury, Tankardstown House in Slane, Co Meath, comprises 80 acres of magnificent parkland, courtyards, and walled gardens which beautifully enhance the focal point of the estate; an imposing 18th Century Manor House & Orangery. Relaxed grandeur, amazing food, impeccable service and warm hospitality served amid beautiful surroundings will make your dream day extra special.
Waterside Venue of the Year: The Landmark Hotel
At The Landmark Hotel we are all about YOU the couple getting married, we are here to make your dreams a reality….
We pride ourselves on doing things differently. Our focus is on delivering innovation, creativity, excellence, value for money and nothing less than total satisfaction for our couples and their guests. It is your special day after all and you deserve the best.
Exclusive Venue of the Year: Bellingham Castle
At Bellingham Castle, the welcome is warm, the facilities luxurious and the memories, eternal. Our weddings are all individual, and due to the exclusivity, the seclusion allows you to have the day of your dreams.