First Timers: 2 Unique Venues For LGBT Weddings

A wedding marquee at the Irish LGBT wedding venue, the watermill lodge

There have been over 1,000 same-sex weddings since legislation came into place last November, but not all the venues in Ireland have been graced with gay celebrations yet. Here are two truly unique options, chomping and ready at the bit.


Watermill Lodge



Watermill Lodge in Lisnaskea, just a short drive from the border into the North of Ireland, offers a warm welcome to same-sex couples looking for a venue for their wedding or reception party.

The Lodge is a quaint, unique location, and far from the wedding conveyor belt experience to be found in so many other venues. At Watermill Lodge, you will be the only couple there on your wedding day. The Lodge’s wedding team will concentrate solely on you, and you can even book the entire guesthouse to make the day completely yours.

A crucial part of any big day is the food and Watermill Lodge delivers. Awarded the Best Restaurant in Fermanagh every year since 2012, this boutique lodge set literally on the shore of Lough Erne, offers something truly special. Arrive by helicopter, speedboat, sea plane or horse and carriage to soak up the idyllic lakeshore setting and the stunning water gardens. A combination of dedicated service and breathtaking scenery make Watermill Lodge the home of beautiful, bespoke weddings.

Watermill Lodge, Kilmore Quay South, Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh, watermillrestaurantfermanagh.com02867724369



Irish Whiskey Museum



The Irish Whiskey Museum truly is one of Dublin’s hidden gems. With a variety of themed rooms spanning three floors, the museum has become a popular choice for those seeking a unique, vibrant space for hosting events.

The museum is housed in a 19th century Scottish Baronial building overlooking Trinity College, and is one of the most central venue hire locations in Dublin, handily located within walking distance of City Hall and Dublin City Registry Office.

The Irish Whiskey Museum is the ideal location for those seeking a unique, intimate experience and boasts a variety of quirky spaces including a Victorian Themed bar and a cosy modern whiskey tasting room.

The venue’s unique features provide many special photo opportunities. Each wedding party is assigned a personal host to ensure that their big day runs as smoothly as possible. Everything is taken care of, from personalised bar options to catering and entertainment.

Whether you want an intimate gathering or are hosting a larger group, the Irish Whiskey Museum can tailor a package to suit you and make your special day a truly wonderful experience.
The Irish Whiskey Museum, 119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2,, (01) 525 0970


For other LGBT friendly wedding suppliers and venues, check out the Top Wedding Suppliers and Venues list.

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