Perfectly Lovely Photographs

Every bride dreams of having beautiful pictures of their marriage ceremony to show their grandchildren one day. This could be a reason why Ireland is such a popular choice, as the scenery it boasts creates a magical backdrop for wedding photos. Some iconic local features include:

• Castles – Ireland has a few of the most ancient and impressive fortresses in the world, some of them dating back to the 12th century. Many couples have taken great pleasure in saying their vows in one of these majestic structures.

• Churches – Sweeping chapels and glittering stained glass look absolutely gorgeous in photo albums, and the country’s Celtic Cathedrals create a picture-perfect environment for a merry, traditional occasion.

• Natural Beauty – The Hill of Tara is a famous, scenic meadow that’s often used by couples for their photographs. A rich vein of history flows through this countryside, and many have found that it adds a pleasant, unique feel to their wedding pictures.

These are just some of vistas one can experience when looking for a pristine place to take photos that last a lifetime. However, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. Couples that prefer a more urban setting find plenty of photo spots on the archetypal cobbled streets and in Ireland’s historic pubs.


The Celts have a rich heritage that’s evident in everything they do, especially weddings. Their culture values family celebrations and merrymaking; they can really throw a party and a half. Traditions like dancing, singing and drinking mead to the tune of a hearty bagpipe band create a vibrant and jovial atmosphere. In addition, the classic Irish toast includes the whole congregation, and the Claddagh Ring brings the entire family together in uniting the newlyweds.


There is a wide range of hotels available in Ireland, particularly in Meath, and many are fully equipped with beautiful wedding and reception venues. Couples can strike a bargain with fully catered group specials that even include transportation for all guests. If the bride and groom choose carefully, they could even enjoy event-planning services that include tailors for the wedding party.

At Ardboyne, our guests’ happiness is important to us, which is why we strive to offer an exquisite wedding venue that’s set against the glorious Irish countryside. In addition, our accommodation and facilities cater for all manner of receptions, from intimate family occasions to large rousing affairs.

Because we understand that the big day can be an expensive occasion, we offer special considerations, like an expense-free stay for the bride, groom and their parents.

To learn more about how we can make your destination wedding dreams come true, contact Ardboyne today.