Couples who love the idea of hiring an entire manor house for their wedding could be tempted in booking Zetland Country House in County Galway for their reception venue.
That's because this 4* mansion in Connemara not only offers the wedding party complete privacy for a few days, but also breathtaking views of the region's countryside, including its mountains, coastline and white beaches.
Its restaurant, which can seat 76 people, overlooks Cashel Bay across the gardens, while its mature gardens make a great backdrop for wedding photos or for a pre-dinner drinks reception, weather permitting.
Couples can tie the knot at St James's Church, which was built in 1902 and sits on the top of a hill overlooking the bay, as it is only a five-minute walk from the hotel.
The unique wedding venue believes in letting couples have a completely personalised service, so it doesn't offer wedding packages, and simply allows brides, grooms and their guests complete run of the house during their stay here.