Pop Up Wedding Venues
The pop-up shop has become a global phenomenon designed to suit the shifting sands of the modern property world. At Marry Me Ireland we are finding that the Pop-Up wedding is something in demand. More and more couples are looking for a quirky venue not normally used for weddings, alternative wedding ceremonies and smaller urban weddings are very hot right now, like the barber shop, Abner Browns in Rathmines which hosts music nights and is the ideal wedding venue for a unique couple wanting something special. Also, outdoor weddings are hugely popular, you may be restricted in venue with a solemniser, as it needs to be HSE approved, but a celebrant can perform a ceremony anywhere so we get asked to do ceremonies at beaches, woodlands, castles and have a secret stash of unique venues up our sleeves!
Here are some novel ideas for locations we think are just perfect for pop-up wedding venue ceremonies:
Abner Browns Barber Shop Rathmines:
Abner Browns has become one of the most buzzing little places in Dublin, right in the heart of Rathmines. It is a barbershop by day, blasting out the tunes and decked with Rock N Roll memorabilia, old 45s and instruments. By night it is a showcase space for up-and-coming bands and solo artists and is one Dublin’s most happening music pop-up venues. Dave at Abner’s has also had a hand in local festivals like Electric Picnic, Canalaphonic & Oxjam. The place holds up to 40 standing or 30 guests seated and so is ideal for both elopements and intimate weddings.
Tullaun Castle, North Tipperary:
Owner Sonja and Kevin in 2007, purchased Tullaun Castle, with the adjoining lands, off the Costello family. In 2010 they finally obtained planning approval for its restoration and in 2013 we embarked on the daunting journey of Tullaun’s restoration. The Great Hall is essentially finished now and is looking quite lavish and it makes a unique and magical ceremony experience for a small wedding. From the top floors, the views are magnificent and the ruins of Annagh and Cashlaunteigebocht (Poor Teige’s) Castles (both former O’Kennedy strongholds) can be seen as well as the Devil’s Bit Mountain and Silvermine Mountains.
Wedding Ceremonies in Cinemas:
Many Cinemas around Ireland are happy to host daytime events such as weddings. For fans of the silver screen this is a fantastic way to tie the knot with ample room for guests and the tiered seating means that everyone can see. We are currently preparing for our first wedding ceremony at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield Square, it will feature a short film of the couple’s story so far. They also have a bar and guests can bring drinks into the auditorium. We can’t wait, stay tuned for our cinema ceremony feature piece in 2017.
This can be rented as a ceremony location as it is privately owned. Fitzwilliam Square was developed in the early 19th century when the surrounding Georgian houses were completed.
Of simple design, the park has changed little over the generations but now has many fine mature trees. It is not accessible to the public but only the keyholders of the residents of the square. It is one of the prettiest and best preserved of Dublin’s famous Georgian Squares. As this is right beside the heart of Dublin’s city Centre it is perfect for grabbing those landmark photographs in the city’s most well-known streets.
Have a look at more alternative wedding ceremonies with our Ceremonies section.