26 Best Restaurant Wedding Venues in Ireland

With the small wedding very much part of the norm, lots of couples are choosing a restaurant as the perfect wedding venue. With great food (and wine), and cool decor, restaurants provide a more intimate atmosphere for a small wedding full of personality. We’ve gathered 26 of our favourite restaurant wedding venues around Ireland, that would make a great venue choice for your small wedding celebration. Fine dining or homely vibes, there’s bound to be a gem in here for you…

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Ard Bia

Ard Bia represents the best of Galway’s local produce with a twist on the norm. Spread over two floors the décor is a brilliant blend of shabby chic meets boho with plenty of Irish charm. With a custom, and always seasonal, wedding menu Ard Bia is the perfect pick for a laid back restaurant wedding.

Location: Co. Galway | Capacity: 110 | Website: www.ardbia.com

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The Barking Dog

We adore the mismatched furniture, chintzy crockery, and alternative hanging frames dotted around the walls in The Barking Dog. The perfect amount of character to make your wedding pictures pop. The food is top-notch, ideal for a small non-traditional wedding meal!

Location: Belfast, Co.Antrim | Capacity: 70 | Website: www.barkingdogbelfast.com

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Blairscove House And Restaurant

In business for over 40 years the food, the service and surroundings at Blairscove House & Restaurant are as good as it gets. A converted stable, with 300-year-old stone out buildings, Blairscove is filled with character and charm, not to mention the finest of Irish food, including a buffet dessert table of dreams. Unlike most restaurant venues Blairscove also has four stylish guest suites.

Location: Co. Cork | Capacity: 100 | Website: www.blairscove.ie

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Bon Appetit | onefabday.com

Bon Appetit

Set in a Georgian building and overlooking the harbour in the village of Malahide you will find Bon Appetit. The stylish restaurant offers three very unique dining experiences; casual dining, chic tapas and wine and a Michelin star restaurant. Whatever your style, Bon Appetit will work with you to select the food and wine best suited for you.

Location: Malahide, Co. Dublin | Capacity: 60 | Website: www.bonappetit.ie

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Thomas Moore Tavern

Located in the heart of Wexford town, the Thomas Moore Tavern (named after the renowned Irish poet who grew up on the site) is the oldest bar in the county, so it just oozes personality. With hearty, award-winning cuisine and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, it’s a luxurious spot with tonnes of vintage charm.

Location: Cornmarket, Wexford Town | Capacity: 60 | Website: thomasmooretavern.com

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Formerly Café Parisien, this stylish Belfast city centre restaurant reopened as an exclusive-hire events space catering for weddings. Housed in an iconic Victorian building across the road from City Hall, it’s a cool space that suits chic city celebrations.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 100 | Website: www.cafeparisienbelfast.com

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Chapter One | onefabday.com

Chapter One

One of Dublin’s finest restaurants, Chapter One serves both beautiful and delicious food. A Michelin star restaurant Chapter One’s Jameson Room is perfect for a private dining reception after an intimate city centre wedding.

Location: Dublin 1 | Capacity: 14 | Website: www.chapteronerestaurant.com

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Jack’s Coastguard

With an unrivalled sea view in Castlemaine Harbour, Jack’s Coastguard is a scenic spot renowned for top class food, that is freshly caught each morning. Cromane is famous for the quality of its local shellfish, in particular mussels and oysters. All the romance of modern elegance while embracing the feeling of old-world charm, the space will also make a great backdrop for your wedding pictures.

Location: Killorglin, Co. Kerry | Capacity: 130 | Website: www.jackscromane.com

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Burtown House

Dedicated foodies may already be familiar with The Green Barn at Burtown House, an organic Scandi-styled restaurant which opened in 2016, and recently this Kildare hideaway has become a wedding venue, too. The Burtown estate comprises a Georgian villa, The Green Barn, 12 acres of woods and gardens (including the kitchen gardens that supplies The Green Barn), and luxurious accommodation in a series of converted stables known as The Stable Yard.

Location: Athy, Co. Kildare | Capacity: 140 | Website: burtownhouse.ie

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10 Bridge Street

10 Bridge Street is a beautifully-restored, 200-year-old church that still boasts many of its original features, including the spectacular stained-glass windows, and provides a truly unique and intimate space for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Location: Killorglin, Co. Kerry | Capacity: 120| Website: www.10bridgestreet.ie

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The Pig’s Ear

This chic and laid-back restaurant appeared on our list of the best restaurant wedding venues in Dublin, but it caters for smaller parties too – the smallest of its three private hire rooms is The Library on the third floor, which seats just 12. Guests can expect satisfying, award-winning cuisine with a focus on Irish flavours.

Location: Nassau St., Dublin 2 | Capacity: 55 | Website: www.thepigsear.ie

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Glovers Alley

Impossibly chic, Glover’s Alley is a fine dining restaurant that could happily grace the pages of any interiors magazine. It’s the perfect spot for a sophisticated, intimate celebration. The Michelin star menu is French-influenced but playfully experimental.

Location: St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 | Capacity: 80 | Website: www.gloversalley.ie

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Deanes At Queens

One of our real wedding couplse Mark and Edel chose Deanes At Queens as their venue as they wanted “really good food and service and in a venue that felt comfortable and relaxed.” As an extra plus this restaurant is super stylish, with large windows making it that bit easier to take your wedding snaps.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim | Capacity: 140 | Website: www.michaeldeane.ie

Marco Pierre White Courtyard, Bar & Grill

Marco Pierre White Courtyard, Bar & Grill

If you’re having a Dublin wedding but want to get out of the city centre, Marco Pierre’s Donnybrook restaurant is the ideal pick. Steak and fish are the specialities here and although it’s more dark and cosy indoors, if the weather’s nice you can extend the party out onto the heated courtyard. There’s also the possibility of hosting your ceremony here too.

Location: Donnybrook, Dublin 4 | Capacity: 120 | Website: www.marcopierrewhite.ie

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Cleaver East | onefabday.com

Cleaver East

For a more contemporary wedding vibe, Cleaver East in Dublin’s city centre is the perfect choice. Available for exclusive hire the Cleaver East dining suites are located on the first floor with fab views and just as fab food.

Location: Dublin 2 | Capacity: 100 | Website: www.cleavereast.ie

Fern House Café at Avoca

Fern House Café at Avoca

A divine and unique restaurant with mismatched pastel furniture, large Victorian style windows and a delicious modern menu. This is one restaurant that is guaranteed to impress the most stylish of guests.

Location: Co. Wicklow | Capacity: 130 | Website: www.avoca.com

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Oliveto | onefabday.com


Oliveto sits within Haddington House, looking over the harbour with a laid back contemporary interior. The simple banqueting tables and bentwood chairs lend themselves perfectly to a more casual celebration, have a peek at Ferg and Alice’s wedding in Oliveto to see how they made it their own!

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin | Capacity: 130 | Website: www.haddingtonhouse.ie

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Wineport Lodge| onefabday.com

Wineport Lodge

Another restaurant by the water, the Wineport Lodge is set in the quaint village of Glasson, Athlone. The food here is fresh, local and all-round a real treat. The service is super attentive and as the name suggests the wine list is just as tasty as the food.

Location: Athlone, Co. Westmeath | Capacity: 150 | Website: www.wineport.ie

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A foodie haven right in the centre of the city, Medley is a versatile option with cutting-edge cuisine and cool, contemporary interiors. It’s become a popular spot for Dublin couples looking for something a little bit different, and it can cater for large numbers.

Location: Fleet Street East, Dublin 2 | Capacity: 250 | Website: medley.ie

Restaurant Wedding Venues - Shu Restaurant | onefabday.com

Shu Restaurant

One Fab Day couple Michael and Naomi celebrated in style in the contemporary and elegant Shu Restaurant in Belfast. Furnished in a contemporary style Shu is a bright and elegant space with lots of natural light.

Location: Belfast, Co. Antrim |Capacity: 100 | Website: www.shu-restaurant.com



Just a short stroll from St. Stephen’s Green is beloved Dublin hangout Bang, where couples can choose between several sleek, modern spaces for small parties of up to 45.

Location: Merrion Row, Dublin 2 | Capacity: 45 | Website: bangrestaurant.com

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Jacobs On The Mall

An atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Cork city, located within the old Turkish Baths. This light-filled restaurant serves a menu of simple fresh modern European cuisine and boasts a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award. The perfect foodie pick for Munster weddings.

Location: Co. Cork | Capacity: 130 | Website: www.jacobsonthemall.com

Restaurant Wedding Venues - The Anglers Rest | onefabday.com

The Anglers Rest

A hidden gem outside of Dublin city with welcoming staff, open fires and rustic meets decadent décor. Located next to Phoenix Park, this spot is a real fave with stylish real wedding couples, who want both a cosy restaurant wedding venue and scenic outdoor portraits.

Location: Dublin 20 | Capacity: 120 | Website: www.theanglersrest.ie

The Mustard Seed, Limerick

The Mustard Seed

A gorgeous restaurant within a welcoming with homely vibes, stylish décor and of course – out of this world food. If you can tear yourself away from the fab dining and accommodation the picturesque village surroundings are just as inviting.

Location: Co. Limerick | Capacity: 75 | Website: www.mustardseed.ie

Looking for More Restaurant Wedding Venue Ideas?

What a list of gems! Any of these restaurants would make for a super celebration. We have plenty more venues to check out – from great venues for garden parties to small wedding venues in Northern Ireland  or other wedding venues that offer small wedding options. You can find all our wedding venue posts here.