The Ultimate IMAGE Wedding Venue Guide For 2016: Part 5

In part 5 of our ultimate wedding venue guide (see part 4 here), we have a picturesque castle, a romantic hotel and a luxurious stately mansion. Each are beautiful and suited to a range of tastes and preferences.

1: KILRONAN CASTLE ESTATE

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THE PLACE

Kilronan Castle, located on the shores of Lough Meelough, is a hidden gem and one of Ireland's most luxurious castle hotels, perfect for weddings.

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THE GUESTLIST

It caters for smaller intimate weddings in a private dining room and larger weddings of 150 to 350 guests in the Grand Ballroom.

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THE DIGS

Kilronan Castle has 84 superbly appointed bedrooms, each of which fuses modern luxury with a touch of old-style glamour.

THE BEST BITS

Kilronan Castle is nestled amongst acres of woodland, open lawns and pathways leading you to a truly breathtaking estate.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Packages from 69pp.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

"From the first day we went to look at Kilronan Castle as a possible wedding venue, till the day we went home after our wedding, every single aspect of the service we received was outstanding."

Ballyfarnon, Co Roscommon
071 961 8000; kilronancastle.ie

2: STEP HOUSE HOTEL

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THE PLACE

Nestled in the beautiful heritage village of Borris, Co. Carlow, Step House Hotel has been designed to host the most romantic weddings. From the original Gothic detailing of the entrance to the restrained opulence of the interior, this is a place to soothe and inspire.

THE GUESTLIST

The ballroom has been luxuriously tailored to facilitate weddings for a maximum of 200 guests.

THE DIGS

The 20 guestrooms at Step House Hotel are large and comfortable, many with sublime sweeping views of the neighbouring countryside.

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THE BEST BITS

Step House Hotel is renowned for its award-winning cuisine and, unlike other wedding venues, they cook their fillets of beef to three temperatures to suit individual guests.

THE BOTTOM LINE?

Packages from 40pp.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

"It was a fantastic two days in which we could not have imagined anything being better. They made our special day so perfect."

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Borris, Co Carlow
059 977 3209; stephousehotel.ie

3: RADISSON BLU ST HELEN'S

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THE PLACE

The Radisson Blu St Helen's is set in luxurious surroundings and expansive grounds. The stately mansion offers effortless elegance with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

THE GUESTLIST

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Whether you are planning a small, intimate reception from 20 guests or a larger, more traditional gathering for up to 250 guests, these suites are ideally suited for your special day.

THE DIGS

151 deluxe bedrooms including 26 suites, 11 of which have balconies overlooking the mansion's gardens.

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THE BEST BITS

Decor that is the perfect fusion of times past and modern touches, the Raddison Blu St Helen's is nestled within 4 acres of manicured gardens - a beautiful setting for you and your guests to celebrate your special day.

THE BOTTOM LINE

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From 65pp for all-in package.

THE REAL BRIDE REVIEW

"The attention to detail and the professionalism we received was second to none."

Stillorgan Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin
01 218 6000; radissonblu.com

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