12 Reasons Why the Food at Irish Wedding Venues is Incredible Right Now

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Wedding food has come a long way from the chewy meat and bland veg of the 80s and 90s, with venues all over the country now concentrating on serving fresh, seasonal, local produce and working exclusively with preferred suppliers. There are some incredibly talented chefs working in wedding venues around the country at the moment, with many holding accolades such as AA rosettes and even Michelin Stars*. Truth is, you could have the cutest chair signage and most Pinterest friendly table plan but unless your wedding meal is up to scratch, your guests will be having none of it! For many couples, your wedding food isn’t just about what’s served on the day either, from the dinner the night before to the BBQ the day after and even the first year anniversary meal (how exciting!) there’s plenty to consider when choosing the right venue for your foodie wedding. Luckily you can’t go wrong with a lot of the great wedding venues around the country – sure check out the lengths the chef and wedding coordinator at the Brehon hotel will go for for the perfect fish! Here’s 12 reasons why the food in Irish wedding venues is pretty incredible right now.

* Disclaimer: A Michelin Star Menu for every guest is going to set you back a few euro!

1. Because Clontarf Castle Chef Stuart Heeney’s food philosophy of simple, locally sourced produce is something we can really get on board with…

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2. And Trim Castle Hotel knows all about good presentation…

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3. Because the Viewmount House’s Head Chef Gary O’Hanlon makes ice cream into modern art…

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4. And Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter at the Michelin Starred Cliff House Hotel makes the most Instagrammable Irish food …

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5. Because JR, the pastry chef at Ballymaloe House, can deliver a dessert table that goes on for days…

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image via Pinterest

6. Because the Castle Leslie Estate kitchen knows how to keep the photographer happy…

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Photo @joel.mcreynolds

7. And the cakepops at Killashee House Hotel would bring a smile to anyone’s face…

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7. Because this clean salad by Chef Chad Byrne at The Brehon Hotel is exactly what you’ll want the night before…

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8. And the comforting spring lamb & sauteed cabbage at Marlfield House is exactly what you’ll need the day after…

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Photo via Instagram

9. Because Harvey’s Point’s Chef Colin McKee’s Twitter page gives us foodgasms daily…

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10. and when Lough Erne’s Three AA Rosette Award Winning Chef Noel McMeel does menus, he doesn’t disappoint…

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Photo by @stufoodbible

11. Because Faithlegg House coats their salmon in a Poppy & Sesame Seed Crust…

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12. And finally because of Ballyvolane House’s Union Hall Crabmeat Creme Brulee, fennel flowers and tomato salsa…

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Photo via Ballyvolane House Facebook
Main image: Food at Lough Erne
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