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Eloping to Ireland, what an adventure! Combining your honeymoon and wedding into one epic trip! Bravo! So, if you are thinking about coming to our lovely Island, you are now wondering where would be the best places to elope and have your ceremony?

1. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

The Cliffs are just amazing, definitely one of the most popular locations to elope in Ireland. When you are standing on the Cliffs it feels like the edge of the world. It’s wild and romantic.
They are in Co. Clare, on the Wild Atlantic Way and stretch for 9 miles.

You can legally marry here, get amazing shots in the Burren and on the cliffs and also in the lovely pubs in the two gorgeous Irish villages nearby; Doolin and Liscannor.
Couples elope here all year round. The winters are mild with sunset between 4pm and 5pm when you get that low winter sun which looks amazing in photos and there are a lot less tourists.
During the summer months there is a lot less chance of rain and the days are much brighter with sunset from 9pm -10pm.

Some couple chose to stay nearby in an AIRBNB and other travel out from Galway City.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories and more information on the cliffs click here >>> Learn about your Cliffs of Moher Wedding

best places to elope Ireland, Cliffs of Moher Wedding Hags head head Queen for a day, bride looks out to sea on the cliffs

2. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – CONNEMARA

This is probably our favorite place in Ireland and is one of the best places to elope in Ireland. Its vast raw landscapes with mountains, lakes and free roaming livestock are especially unique.
Often there is no one for miles and miles and there are amazing hikes if you are up for some walking.
Connemara is in County Galway. It has a large national park. As well as some amazing castles and manor homes.
You can legally marry here in a manor home , say your vows on the coast, pop champagne up a mountain and visit an Irish pub or 2 in Clifden or Roundstone, which are the two main towns in Connemara.
Any time of year is good to come. Again off-season is quieter and probably cheaper but there is a fantastic buzz around in the summer.
There are loads of festivals on in the towns during the summer months.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories and more information on Connemara click here >>> Elope to Connemara

best places to elope, Connemara Elopement Adventure Ireland, a couple hold each other in the Grasslands

3. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – IRISH CASTLE / MANOR HOME

It’s one of the most popular options for getting married in Ireland. There are some world famous castles and manor houses here.
Some are quirky, others very elegant and opulent.
Most manor homes are family run, so you get amazing service as their business is their passion.
We have stayed in all the manor homes/castles in the west (for research purposes of course!) and can easily recommend one that suits your style and personality. Some couples want glamour and others want cozy.
There are beautiful castles and manor homes all over Ireland. It’s a matter of choosing one that suits you.
You can legally marry on the grounds of many of them or you can just stay in them and enjoy the luxury and have your elopement ceremony out in nature in a stunning location.
Come any time of year. Off season is better if you want more privacy.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories and more information on castle elopements click here >>>Elope to an Irish Castle

best places to elope, Elopement Planner Ireland Bridal Sillhouette in window

4. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – GALWAY CITY

This town is the jewel of the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a huge focus on the arts and it has a real bohemian feel. During the summer the streets are packed with live acts, tourists and locals having fun. Galway is always hopping. The summer is definitely the busiest and crammer with festivals but the off season is still very lively.
There are loads of top class pubs and restaurants as well a some gorgeous accommodation options for your romantic adventure.
If you want some craic on your trip you must stop here for a night or two.
Connemara and the Cliffs are within a 90 minute drive from here, so, you can use this town as a base to explore the whole wild Atlantic way.
You can also take a boat out to the Aran Islands for a bit more exploring.
There are some amazing castle ruins in and around the town to have an elopement ceremony or a photoshoot.
There are also some gorgeous buildings that you can use as a wedding venue and there are beautiful parks for an outdoor ceremony.
You will get amazing street images and Irish pub photos too and it’s a short drive to a forest or several beaches for some more nature shots too.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories and more information on Galway click here >>> Elope to Galway City

best places to elope, elopement planner Galway, Bride is wearing a long sleeve wedding dress as couple walk through busy street

 

5. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – THE DINGLE PENINSULA

This part of the wild Atlantic way is a beautiful spot to say your vows. The Dunquin Pier and the beautiful ruin of Minard Castle are a must see on your trip. Dingle town itself is lively and has lots of good pubs and restaurants to enjoy yourself.
You could have your elopement ceremony out on Dunquin Pier and celebrate afterwards in Dingle.
Any time of year is good to come, it really depends on what type of photographs you want. The winter gives us those dramatic skies and rusty tones which are gorgeous, the summer is busier with sunny, longer days.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

Dunquin Pier for eloping in ireland

6. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – CORCOMROE ABBEY, CO CLARE, IRELAND

Corcomroe is a beautiful Abbey ruins. They are a popular spot for a legal marriage ceremony.
The Abbey is in the Burren which is a unique landscape to the west of Ireland and creates a stunning backdrop for your elopement photos.
The Cliffs of Moher are just 45 minutes away for a second photoshoot location to get some more epic shots.
Doolin and Liscannor are nearby which have some gorgeous pubs and live music for some craic afterwards.
It’s a popular spot for elopements all year round , the summer is busier with less chance of rain.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories from the Burren and more information click here >>> The Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Elopement Corcomroe Abbey

7. BEST PLACE TO ELOPE – NEWTOWN CASTLE

Want to get married in a Medieval round tower? Legal wedding ceremonies are allowed inside this venue.
It has a unique architecture and of course it’s indoors so avoids any worries with regards the weather.
You can rent this venue for you special day and it holds up to 40 people.
The Cliffs of Moher are just 45 minutes away for a stop to get some more amazing shots of your day.
After the ceremony, you can climb up to the highest point and view the landscape of The Burren.
Doolin and Liscannor are nearby which have some gorgeous pubs and live music for some craic afterwards.
It’s perfect for an off season elopement as you are guaranteed shelter in case of rain!

Couples sometimes rent an AIR BNB near the cliffs to have privacy or you can stay in any number of lovely hotels nearby.

Just contact us an we can arrange all the details for you and advise you on where to stay, eat and party. We advise you on locations and timings. We book and align all your vendors. We provide our own photographer and videographer as well as perform Ceremonies.

For some previous elopement stories and more information click here >>> The Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Elopement The Burren

Some more resources

Newtown Castle

Things to do in Connemara

Why Elope to Galway

About Corcomroe Abbey

 

After or before you make a decision talk to us about what your expectations are for your dream day and let us be your guide to your dream elopement.