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8 Beautiful Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Meath seemed like the best choice to kick off our series on each county’s fab wedding venues. It’s a hub of country houses and private estates. Plus, most of the venues listed are only around a half hour from Dublin – brilliant if you’re based in the city, or if you’ve got guests arriving via Dublin airport. We’ve whittled it down to eight well-loved venues – here’s hoping you find the one!

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Loughcrew House Wedding By David McClelland Photography

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Loughcrew House by Wild Things Wed

Loughcrew House

Just an hour from Dublin, Loughcrew is an exclusive-hire country house with lots of character. Shabby-chic styling and lots of rustic touches make this venue feel less formal, more laid-back. It’s our pick for couples who have their heart set on a fun, whimsical feel to their day.

The best bit? The ruins of St. Oliver Plunkett’s Church are just a stone’s throw from the house, and the structure is licenced for civil ceremonies. Great if you love a bit of Catholic glamour but don’t actually want the whole church experience.

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

The Millhouse Wedding by Pawel Bebenca Photography

The Millhouse

Ugh, we love The Millhouse. What a ride of a building. Seriously. Shove your partner out of the shot and just get your portraits beside that Georgian facade.

Like lots of country houses, it’s all yours for the day, so you can arrange things as you see fit. You can get wed in the Old Mill ceremony room, or take things outside and exchange vows in their orchard.

The best bit? With a marquee extension, The Millhouse can cater for up to 240 people – perfect for a blow-out wedding.

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Clonabreany House Wedding by Larry McMahon Photography

Clonabreany House

You can often put your own stamp on country houses, but the bare bones usually lean in one of two ways – more rustic and laid-back or more polished and grand. Clonabreany, we feel, falls into the latter category. The styling is elegant and luxurious, in line with the building’s Georgian structure.

The best bit? There are 90 bedrooms on site, which is a rare find in a country house. It’s perfect if you’re having a two-day celebration with family and friends who have a long way to travel and a grá for plush accommodation.

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Bellinter House by Leanne Keaney Photography

Bellinter House

Bellinter House is a hotel, but it has all the appeal and trappings of a stately home. You can hire the whole place to be yours exclusively, but you don’t have to if you don’t feel the need. Couples who don’t go for the exclusive option will still benefit from the venue’s one-wedding-per-day policy.

The best bit? The ease of a hotel wedding with the style of a country house. It’s the best of both worlds.

8 Deadly Meath Wedding Venues | Country Houses, Manors & Castles Near Dublin

Ballymagarvey Village via DKPHOTO

Ballymagarvey Village

This authentic country village has gorgeous, leafy grounds and dotey stone-clad cottages. It’s just a half hour’s drive from Dublin, but it’s totally removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a real rural escape.

The best bit? If you’re outdoorsy, you’ll love the ceremony space options here. The historic building sits really comfortably in the landscape and feels totally in sync with nature. A gorgeous place to switch off.

Durhamstown Castle

Here’s an absolute gem for couples who like barn weddings. It’s the perfect backdrop for a boho wedding (see the Darek Novak shots above and in his portfolio) – way more intimate and cosy than you might expect a castle to be.

The best bit? It’s cool and a bit different, but not lacking in any of the creatures comforts you’d expect at a traditional Irish wedding. Win win!

Boyne Hill House

We’re going to start putting a quid in a jar every time we gush about a Georgian county house, but we couldn’t leave this one out. Boyne Hill House also featured on our list of leafy escape venues in Ireland, and leafy-escape describes the venue well. It’s the perfect blend of polished and rustic.

The best bit? It’s super secluded, in the middle of the Boyne Valley, and the extensive grounds are gorgeous. Who doesn’t love a good Victorian walled garden, eh?

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