There is no doubt that Ireland has a such a deep culture and history. It really is something special.
When I was heading to Ireland, I started to look up wedding venues and I came across this little gem, the Cliff at Lyons hotel and retreat done by Cliff Hotels. This 17th century venue was just acquired a few years ago and it was owned by a businessman who started an international airline. He had his main house (which is giant) up on the hill and for fun decided to bring this small vacant place back to life. While doing so, he passed away and the property was then purchased by Cliff Hotels.
When they got hold of it, they sprinkled extra love all over and it is truly incredible. As it used to be an old village, there are multiple buildings on the property including two different restaurants (and they are in the process of adding a third that features a michelin chef), a little shop and an inspirational spa. It is in a secluded location where you feel like you have the place all to yourself.
The Cliff at Lyons wedding venue can seat up 200 guests at the Shackelton Mill and 80 guests can stay on site with MANY different options to customize your wedding. You can have your wedding or elopement indoors, outdoors, or both!
To the left and right of this image you can see the gardens at Cliff at Lyons. This is where they pick their food to cook with! How amazing is that?
This is a glass greenhouse where they serve food, but I think that this would also be an amazing ceremony location!
They will light a fire in this fireplace for you and you can have the most beautiful cocktail hour here. Hell, I would do the first dance out here too!
Want to bring your dog?! YOU CAN. Cliff of Lyons is dog friendly!
If you want to do an inside reception, here is where that happens. These buildings were built in the 17th century with obviously no electricity so they were designed around the natural light. Hence, why I love it so much. The lighting in this building is absolutely out of this world and it gives such a good feel.
This is the town chapel. It is a small intimate place that doubles as a wedding venue in which you can actually do a ceremony! The chapel holds around 20 people and really is quite special. This place radiates love.
Want to check out what the inside of the hotel looks like?
Check out Inside Cliff at Lyons hotel, Ireland
Interested in making Cliff at Lyons your Ireland Wedding Venue?
Here’s the official website for Cliff at Lyons.
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