We can’t possibly have a definitive list of amazing venues and locations to say “I do” in Co. Clare as the page would go on and on and on. But we have compiled a list of our favourite places and we will continue to add to it as we celebrate weddings, baby naming ceremonies and vow renewals in the months ahead. We also added some fabulous wedding suppliers; photographers, make up artists, musicians and so on. For now, have a look at the ones we have included below and if you have any suggestions of more to include, please get in touch.
Hotel Doolin – Located in a picturesque fishing village, Hotel Doolin is a really cool and quirky venue with plenty of options including a new “Events Barn” including BBQ and pizza ovens, outdoor covered terraces, open air fires and seating area. For a memorable and fun wedding, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Dromoland Castle is a 5 star venue, steeped in history. The perfect place to say “I do” or to renew your vows. Coastal Ceremonies loves officiating ceremonies at this incredible venue.
Armada Hotel, Spanish Point – Both Orla and Clara got married here, in 2008 and 2009. What’s not to love. Amazing views, beautiful venue, incredible food, brilliant staff. From start to finish, both weddings were fantastic.
The Falls Hotel and Spa You are spoiled for choice at The Falls as they have fabulous ceremony spaces to cater for 4 people up to 350. Say “I do”, renew your wedding vows or celebrate your new baby’s arrival to the sounds and view of The River Inagh and Cascades Waterfall.
Cliffs of Moher – What better place to say “I do” than on the Cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are so many fabulous spots along the cliffs to say your vows, and very friendly local landowners who love the idea of couples sharing their special day on their land. Pat Sweeney is definitely worth contacting if a cliff top ceremony is your dream.
Spanish Point Beach. With surfers in the background Spanish point beach is a fun venue to say “I do”. Maybe you will be brave enough to take a mini dip. Our wedding photos from this beach never fail to wow.
Blackhead, The Burren – An amazing, wild and unforgettable venue to share your vows and very close to Clara’s heart as she got engaged here. For something very different it’s worth considering. Warm clothes would be required!
Kilkee – There are so many gorgeous places to say “I do” in Kilkee. The iconic Pollock holes, Cliff Walk, George’s Head, Loop Head, Horseshoe Bay.
Getting married in Co. Clare guarantees amazing photos as the scenery and locations are so spectacular. To ensure those images are captured just right, it’s important to choose the right photographer. We have included the best of the best below and will continue to add to this list in the coming months.
Cathy Loughran was Clara’s wedding photographer and she can’t recommend her enough. You can see her award winning work on www.cathyloughran.com or contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org Cathy is so much fun and really relaxed and takes the most amazing snaps.
Clara’s cousin Frankie is also a wedding photographer. He is a brilliant photographer and will definitely make your day memorable. He is married to Cathy and they are both an amazing team.
Mrs. Redhead photography is an incredible photographer and based in Clare with years of experience working on weddings located on the coast. Her website speaks for itself.
Gary Collins is so friendly and a brilliant photographer and is also Clare based.
Gavin Coughlan is also based in Clare and is well worth contacting for your special day. He took the snap of Orla and Clara in front of the Flower Wall which was supplied by Kate Deegan who is an award winning wedding planner.
Paul Corey is an incredible photographer and videographer. He is fun, relaxed and so creative. His work speaks for itself. We highly recommend him and love working with him. He produced our incredible video for us which you can watch here.
Claddagh Video is run by Jerry. Highly professional and very creative.
Maureen Considine runs the Make Up Studio and is based in Ennis but can travel to your house for make up on your big day. She is so much fun and we would highly recommend her.
Gemma from Keane for Beauty is a mobile wedding make up artist so can come to you on the morning of your wedding for a stress free, fun lead up to your ceremony.
Hair2you by Annemarie is highly recommended. Annemarie is based in Ennis but can also travel to your venue on the morning of your wedding.
Kate Deegan is an award winning wedding planner who can arrange any or all aspects of your wedding.
Dara Vaughan is Clare based and an amazing landscape photographer with lots of photos along the Wild Atlantic Way. His prints are ideal for wedding gifts. He is also credited with supplying some of the amazing images on our website.
Charm Bee Jewellery is based in Co. Clare and offer the most incredible gifts for loved ones. Personalised silver pendants and charms capturing the actual hand, foot or finger prints of loved ones. All pieces are custom made and designed to your specific requirements making each piece unique. What an amazing idea for an engagement, wedding or baby naming gift.
Laura Vaughan Design Studio & Gift Store
has a fabulous selection of Irish and International designer gifts for every occasion.
Elaine Hogan is a harpist based in Co. Clare. She has extensive experience performing at weddings, and was a regular harpist in Bunratty Castle at their famous banquets. Elaine played at Clara’s wedding and the feedback was amazing.
Wild Atlantic Picnics is the perfect choice for after your ceremony when your appetite returns :). They also have the perfect pick up spots en route to the Cliffs of Moher.
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay before and after your ceremony, Sheedy’s Guesthouse in Doolin is highly recommended. It reminds me of a 5 star boutique hotel with the most comfortable beds and incredible breakfast.