For those of you who may have recently become engaged and are looking forward to planning your wedding in Waterford, I hope you find this article helpful. As a professional wedding videographer, I have had the pleasure of traveling all over this wonderful county for weddings of all sizes and can truly see why so many Irish brides and grooms choose Waterford as their wedding destination. We are also seeing many bridal parties from outside Ireland now travelling to this unique location to celebrate their big day. Everything you need for the perfect wedding can be sourced either in the city or county and what a range of spectacular venues you have to choose from! In this blog post I am going to guide you through some of my personal favourites, some wedding reception venues, a few ceremony venues and some scenic locations in which to get some memorable video and photographs.
Wedding Reception Venues and Civil Ceremony Venues in Waterford
Waterford city and county offers a range of wonderful reception destinations to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for an historical building that has a tale to tell or modern elegance with a twist. See some of my personal favourites listed below:
In the county
• Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort
A wonderful 18th century mansion situated on a private estate in Faithlegg, Co. Waterford. This luxurious destination also caters for civil and commitment ceremonies throughout the year.
• Waterford Castle Resort
Situated on ‘The Island’, Waterford Castle is a unique location in which to celebrate your vows. This hotel also plays host to civil ceremonies and offers a 310-acre island for your guests to enjoy.
In the city
• The Granville Hotel
The Granville Hotel has long been the place for wedding receptions in Waterford City. Situated on Meagher Quay, we can personally recommend this wonderful venue.
• The Tower Hotel
As the name would suggest, you can find this welcoming hotel on the quays in Waterford situated right across from Reginald’s Tower. With 132 bedrooms this is the perfect place to host all of your guests.
Scenic Locations in Waterford for your Wedding Video & Photographs
Waterford city and county boasts some of the most picturesque locations in the country, perfect for those memorable shots and video snippets on your big day. It’s been a tough task to list all of Drangan Video’s personal favourites as there are just so many to choose from, but here are my top 3. I would love to hear from you if you have others you think we should check out.
• Curraghmore House and Gardens
Whether you are looking for formal gardens, woodlands or a dramatic backdrop of a Victorian mansion Curraghmore House is the ideal location for a scenic wedding video or photo shoot.
• Tramore Beach and Cliffs
If you are lucky enough to have the Irish weather on your side, then a trip to Tramore will definitely provide you with a breath-taking backdrop for your wedding video or photography.
• Lismore Castle Gardens
Known to be Irelands oldest landscaped gardens, this immaculately kept location is perfect for those who want imagery that is both memorable and eye-catching. Note that the house itself is not open to the public.
I hope you have enjoyed my rundown of Waterford’s most sought after wedding venues and scenic locations and would love to hear from those of you who have experienced these first hand.
As always, if you’re looking for a wedding videographer in the Waterford region, the team here at Drangan Video would be delighted to speak with you.
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