Ireland Destination Wedding at Tankardstown House

Ireland is one of those countries that we dream about, sort of like in a fairy tale. Like, how magical would it be to get married at a dreamy Irish estate, right? If that’s what you’ve been thinking, then you need to read this blog. For example, you may think that the best of Ireland is Galway, or maybe even Belfast. Thing is, what you can expect from Ireland is so much more! You have yet to explore the hidden gems of Ireland— which includes this destination wedding near Dublin. That’s mostly why I want to share with you this incredible wedding day— a Ireland Destination Wedding at Tankardstown House.

Ceremony set up Tankardstown House, Co. Meath, Ireland.

Planning a Destination Wedding in Ireland

If you’re searching around Ireland for the perfect wedding venue, then you’ve come to the right spot! I’ll tell you (and show you) exactly what it’s like getting married at Tankardstown House and also why you should. I’ll start by showing you a full day from a real destination wedding that me and my husband photographed this year, then I’ll give you some handy tips that will be super helpful for you in making your decision. At the same time, I’m glad you’re here and that you stumbled upon our photography website. Moreover, all these photos were taken by us and we hope you love them enough to bring us back here to photograph your Ireland Destination Wedding at Tankardstown House!

Ireland Destination Wedding Venue— Tankardstown House

Dublin is without a doubt one of the best cities in Ireland. It’s a super fun urban hub as well as rich in Irish history and culture. You’ve got beautiful city parks and also walking trails along the ocean.

What we love about Tankardstown House in particular is that it’s just an hour’s drive from the captial, which makes it super accessible and makes your life so much easier when it comes to transporting and accommodating your guests. That’s just one the practical side of things, though! This venue is absolutely one of the most gorgeous wedding venues near Dublin and in Ireland.

I’ll let the wedding day speak for itself in the photos, as shown below. If you want your wedding photos to look like these, then contact us and let’s start the planning.

Tips for Having Your Wedding at Tankardstown House, Ireland (Co. Meath)

If you’re planning to have your wedding at Hacienda Nadales, hurray! There are some things to consider when it comes to your photos at this specific wedding venue in Ireland, and these are some tips we’ve noticed brings us success:

  1. Do a first look! We always recommend to couples getting married here to do a first look. The huge Tankarkstown House property has so many gorgeous nooks and corners that if you decide to do a first look, it will look amazing.
  2. Have your ceremony outside in the garden. Tankardstown House has a beautiful garden which is a stunning backdrop for an outside ceremony.
  3. Leave room in your schedule for at least 30 minutes of portrait photos on the property. Tankardstown House has so much to offer for amazing portrait photos! Make sure you schedule in enough time to make some portraits of just you two happen!

Wedding Ceremony at Tankardstown House

I’d love to show you how beautiful a ceremony can be at Tankardstown House! This location is perfect for for about 100-150 guests as it’s located just a couple steps away from the cocktail and reception areas, making it very easy to navigate the guests from one event to the next. The backdrop of the wedding ceremony is through a huge bedazzled gate in the garden with two gorgeous fir trees.

This particular wedding ceremony was around 3pm in August. We were lucky with the weather, as you never know when it’s going to rain in Ireland! The sun greeted us for a couple savoury moments before they headed inside the Main House for their cocktail hour.

Wedding Cocktail and Reception at Tankardstown House

The cocktail, followed by the reception were held in two different spots— first in the Main House, then the reception in what they call the “Orangery”. The reception location transforms into absolute magic once the lighting and decoration are up! Also, an aerial view of the Orangery is possible as the whole roof of the room is made of glass.

Top Ireland Destination Wedding Photographers

One name: Jake + Genessa Photography! With over 5 years of photographing destination weddings in Ireland, we’re your dream team and offer wedding videography services as well!

So, I hope this has been helpful for you as you plan your wedding in Dublin, Ireland! If you’ve got any questions, drop us a message on Instagram or fill out our contact form.

Are you planning an Ireland Destination Wedding at Tankardstown House? Still looking for your wedding photographer? Pick us! We would love to hang out and get to know you better, and you’ll get amazing photos like in this blog! Contact us here.

Ireland Destination Wedding + Elopement Packages

Ireland Destination Wedding photography packages are about so much more than just photography. Our goal is to make it an experience you’ll never forget. We’ve been working together on destinations weddings for years and we know how to take care of you and make sure you get the absolute best photographs! We’ll guide you through the whole process of planning your wedding or elopement in Ireland, tips for getting the best photos and planning your timeline.

Our Ireland Destination Wedding packages range from 3.500€ to 5.800€ for 2025 and include all travel expenses.