Are you dreaming of an unforgettable Ireland elopement experience? If so, you’re in the right place! In this guide, I’ll share top tips for having an incredible elopement experience in Ireland and the best locations (spoiler: they’re all magical, especially the castles)!

Ireland elopement couple by Among the Pines Photography
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Why Elope in Ireland

As an elopement photographer, Ireland is easily one of my favorite places! Its natural beauty is unmatched, with lush green fields, craggy cliffs, sandy beaches, picturesque mountains, and rushing waterfalls. It’s also full of history and boasts incredible Irish castles.

Best of all, Ireland offers so many amazing opportunities for a memorable elopement getaway. Whether you’re looking for an intimate, romantic experience or an exciting adventure, there’s something for every couple in Ireland!

Ireland elopement couple by Among the Pines Photography
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When to Elope in Ireland

No matter when you have your Ireland elopement, it’s sure to be stunning! However, it’s important to consider the experience you’re looking for when you plan the time of year.

Photo of couple by Among the Pines Photography
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A Winter Elopement

Although winters in Ireland don’t get too cold, there’s always a chance of snow. Days are also very short during winter. A perk of a winter elopement in Ireland is that there are very few crowds, and travel expenses may be more affordable.

A Spring Elopement

Many couples love spring in Ireland the most. The days are longer, it’s just before the peak season, and flowers are blooming. It’s definitely one of the best times for an Ireland elopement!

A Summer Elopement

Summer usually isn’t the best time to elope in Ireland because it’s very crowded due to peak season, and there’s a higher chance of rain. With that said, it’s warm, and the days are the longest during summer, which many couples love!

A Fall Elopement

Fall is a great time for an elopement in Ireland! It’s right after peak season, and the crowds are slowing down. The weather and colors are also beautiful during fall.

You might also be interested in reading: The Ultimate Elopement Checklist (Everything You Need to Know)

The Best Ireland Elopement Locations

There is no shortage of incredible elopement locations in Ireland. From towering sea cliffs and a beautiful sandy beach to magical Irish castles and an adventurous mountain pass, there’s a perfect place for every couple!

Photo of couple, waist down, by Among the Pines Photography
Among the Pines Photography
  • Killarney National Park (Co Kerry, Ireland)
  • The Mourne Mountains (Co Down, Northern Ireland)
  • The Dingle Peninsula (Co Kerry, Ireland)
  • Whitepark Bay Beach (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Dunseverick Castle (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Ballintoy Harbour (Ci Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Newtown Castle (Co Clare, Ireland)
  • The Cliffs of Moher (Co Clare, Ireland)
  • The Conor Pass (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • The Dark Hedges (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Dunluce Castle (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland)
  • Lost Cottage Homestay (Co Kerry, Ireland)

Interested in another location? Contact Among the Pines Photography, and let’s chat!

Killarney National Park

Co Kerry, Ireland

Not only is Killarney National Park Ireland’s first-ever national park, but it’s also one of the most gorgeous places in Ireland to tie the knot. The park spreads over 26,000 acres and boasts peaks, waterfalls, and lakes. There are countless captivating spots to say “I do,” explore, and take photos.

picture of Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park

The Mourne Mountains

Co Down, Northern Ireland

If you love the mountains, The Mourne Mountains are the best Ireland elopement destination for you! The Mourne Mountains are one of the most breathtaking areas of Ireland and feature the highest mountains in Northern Ireland. Hike to a spot off the beaten path for your ceremony, or take a short walk to one of many gorgeous locations in the mountains. The opportunities are endless here! 

The Dingle Peninsula

Co Kerry, Ireland

If you’re dreaming of an elopement by the ocean, The Dingle Peninsula might be the perfect spot for you. Located on Ireland’s southwest Atlantic coast, The Dingle Peninsula is a popular tourist attraction that’s surrounded by sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Dingle, the town, is also a cool spot to hang out after your elopement. 

Whitepark Bay Beach

Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Another beach elopement destination in Ireland is Whitepark Bay. This jaw-dropping stretch of golden sand is the perfect place to start the next chapter with your love. There’s even a farm nearby, so you might see cows on your big day! Whitepark Bay is conveniently located close to other attractions, like Giant’s Causeway and Dunseverick Castle.

Dunseverick Castle

Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Unlike many other popular Ireland elopement locations, Dunseverick Castle is a historic landmark that offers a quiet, serene atmosphere. It’s ideal for couples who want a peaceful, intimate elopement experience surrounded by natural beauty. Dunseverick Castle showcases ancient ruins, gorgeous green fields, and giant cliffs that block the wind.

Ireland elopement couple, black and white photo by Among the Pines Photography
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Ballintoy Harbour

Ci Antrim, Northern Ireland

Ballintoy Harbour is a picturesque village where Game of Thrones was filmed. It’s also an amazing place to celebrate your special day! There’s so much to explore, including hidden beaches, seaside caves, and a coastal walk surrounded by stunning scenery. If you want to get adventurous, you can also do water activities like paddling or kayaking.

Newtown Castle

Co Clare, Ireland

Unlike many other Irish castles, you can have your elopement ceremony inside Newtown Castle, which holds up to 20 people. The architecture is gorgeous and unique, making for an incredible backdrop. You can also climb to the castle’s highest point, where you can see an amazing bedrock landscape.

The Cliffs of Moher

Co Antrim, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are an iconic Ireland elopement destination, and for great reason! These magical sea cliffs are situated more than 700 feet above the ocean, and you can say your vows right on the edge of one. You can hike to the cliffs if you’re up for an adventure elopement experience or drive up to Hag’s Head. Although this area is usually windy and it can get chilly, the scenery is always absolutely perfect.

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher

The Conor Pass

Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Conor Pass is one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland and offers unmatched views. This winding road is perfect for adventurous couples, with places to stop, explore, say your vows, and take photos.

The Dark Hedges

Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

You may have seen The Dark Hedges in Game of Thrones as the Kingsroad. This tunnel-like road lined with intertwined beech trees has been around since the 18th century and is one of the most photographed places in the world. It offers a backdrop unlike any other, and it’s conveniently located close to Giants Causeway, where you can explore and enjoy local activities with your love.

Dunluce Castle

Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

If you’re dreaming of saying “I do” in a fairytale-like setting, look no further than Dunluce Castle.   This incredible medieval castle was originally built in the 13th century, with the ruins now being from the 16th and 17th centuries. This is easily one of the most charming and picture-perfect Irish castles, and the photo ops are endless! 

Dunluce Castle in Ireland
Dunluce Castle

Lost Cottage Homestay

Co Kerry, Ireland

If you’re looking to spend the night at your elopement location, Lost Cottage is the place for you! This remote homestay offers a unique elopement adventure. It’s situated between an emerald green farmland and large mountains, offering scenic views for miles. Couples can spend the night and enjoy a romantic experience unlike any other!

Ireland Elopement Packages

If you’re ready to make your elopement visions come to life, I’m here to help!

Among the Pines Photography (aka me!) works with couples who are adventurous dreamers. Not only do I take photos of all the special moments during your elopement, but I also help make all your elopement dreams a reality. I can even officiate your wedding!

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Brooke is hands down the most talented photographer I have ever met in my entire life. I gave her my inspiration and she took it and made it into something entirely unique and beautiful. Brooke was able to work with my budget and offer me options. Along with all of this, she was always there to communicate with me from ideas to concerns. The day of never goes as planned, she was thrown curveball after curveball and dodged them all with ease. The photos we received memorialized the best day of our lives and we are forever grateful for the beautiful artwork she created.

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ALI & KYLE

"That's exactly what Brooke does, she captures a story. No words needed. You can see it and feel it. You can remember the exact moment and how you feel for that person and see how they feel about you. Her intuitive eye has only gotten sharper. I can’t wait to see what other adventures await for her to capture."

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