by Danielle Andrews Sunkel
In subsequent Blog posts we are going to feature beautiful Castles and venues that we had the pleasure of visiting and experiencing first-hand. I also wanted to feature venues that, although we didn't get a chance to view them, had we more time, we sure would have liked to.
Located in Sutton, 12kms from Dublin city centre, this tower was built in 1804 with 10-foot walls in effort to keep out Napoleon, Napoleon never attacked, but everyone else did. Weddings can be held outside on the grounds, or intimate weddings can be held inside the tower. The newlyweds can then stay in the two bedroom multi-level housekeeping suite inside the tower.
The main tower of this keep was built in 1239! In 1973, the rest of was you see was added using reclaimed and local materials. Guests and the wedding couple can stay at the Castle and the main ballroom holds 120 guests. Civil Ceremonies are available at the Castle as well.
This luxurious castle is a fully-functioning hotel on 300 acres and boasts a championship golf course. Weddings can be held outside or in. While the castle is traditional, the banquet facilities are quite contemporary.