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Weddings Abroad

Tying the Knot with Romance & Escapism in the West of Ireland

Weddings Abroad

This blog post was written by Breaffy House Resort 

Hi Folks! I imagine if you are reading this that you are already engaged or thinking about tying the knot so congratulations on planning one of the most exciting days in your life! Have you ever thought about hopping across the Irish Sea to the Emerald Isle and planning your wedding in the stunning countryside of the West of Ireland?


The West of Ireland offers the perfect destination for your dream redding, in particular the stunning landscapes of County Mayo. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way; a dreamy coastal driving route of 2,500 km which weaves and winds through 6 regions, nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster.

One of the main regions along this coastal route is the Bay Coast stretching from North Mayo to South Galway. In particular Co. Mayo has much to offer for destination weddings not least its many stunning landmarks including Croagh Patrick, the beautiful Atlantic Drive of Achill Island and Clew Bay with its infamous Blue Flag beaches like Keem and Keel strands, The Great Western Greenway a 42 Km cycling and walking trail, cultural and heritage sites such as National Museum of Country Life, Ceide Fields, and that’s just the countryside!

But enough about the geographic and let’s talk about the wedding experiences…. The county boosts a host of castles and vintage manor hotels which provide the perfect wedding destination for those that want to indulge in romance and escapism as part of a unique wedding experience.


When researching wedding venues in County Mayo, Breaffy House Resort stands out! It is with little surprise that it is considered one of the premier 4 Star wedding venues located in the Bay Region of the Wild Atlantic Way. The resort boasts over forty years’ experience delivering exquisite wedding experiences… Driving down the beautiful avenue through mature deciduous woodland on a stunning 90 acre Woodland Estate, you can picture your dream wedding experience.

Bride & Groom outside the Breaffy House Resort in the County Mayo town of Castlebar.

The Fairytale castle-like facade of Breaffy House Hotel with its 18 century Victorian architecture combined with the beautiful manicured gardens, trees, iconic red bridge and stunning woodland walkways provide the ideal destination wedding venue delighting couples with many vistas to capture those extra special memorable photo opportunities


Such was the experience of couple Nuala and Eoin Burke who chose Destination Breaffy for the wedding venue in March 2019 ‘Because the grounds are so stunning we could take all our photos there and didn’t miss any of the fun’


Should you wish to learn more about destination weddings along the coast of the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland then why not visit stand C60 at The National Wedding Show at ExCeL London on 13-14 April where Maggie and Denice can discuss all your dream wedding options with you!

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