Glossy Wedding Gift Guide: Why Dromoland Castle Makes The Perfect Mini-Moon Destination

The idyllic DROMOLAND CASTLE is the perfect escape for loved-up newlyweds …


After the long build-up to a wedding, it is customary for the couple to take some time out and enjoy the beginning of their new life together. But after a big wedding, for couples who may be tight on time and funds, an all-inclusive trip to the Maldives isn’t always feasible – which is why mini-moons are on the rise. Couples are deciding to take a short, luxury trip somewhere in Ireland directly after the wedding, perhaps planning a honeymoon for a later date.

If you and your beloved are planning a romantic mini-moon in Ireland, we’ve got just the destination for you. Nothing quite spells luxury like Dromoland Castle, especially after its €20m renovation which has made it more luxurious and charming than ever – not to mention a wonderful wedding venue too, if you are still in the planning stage! Hidden away in Co Clare, the five-star hotel was recently included in Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List, making it one of their top hotels in the world for 2018.


And it’s easy to see why: arriving at Dromoland Castle is like stepping into a fairytale. The welcome is warm, the service is impeccable but relaxed. The dreamy 16th-century castle lies in a 450-acre estate, with beautiful grounds and a picturesque lake; make sure to book a romantic horse and carriage ride to take in the full surrounds. Take a boat out on the lake, enjoy a unique falconry experience, walk the extensive grounds, play a round of golf on the challenging parkland course or unwind in Dromoland Castle’s five-star spa with its six treatment rooms, two dedicated manicure and pedicure rooms and a covered outdoor hydro pool. Luxurious guest rooms and delicious dining options are other reasons you won’t ever want to leave this gorgeous property. The award-winning Earl of Thomond restaurant makes for an unforgettable meal with a delectable tasting menu. Followed by a nightcap in the Cocktail Bar with stunning views of the lake, it sounds like the perfect evening.


Dromoland is the perfect destination for a relaxing break after your wedding. To take time out to enjoy your first few days as newlyweds with an unforgettable mini-moon at Dromoland Castle, see or call +353 61 368 144. They would be delighted to help you plan a memorable mini-moon. Or if you’d like to treat your favourite newlyweds to a break or even just a night away as a wedding present, a gift certificate makes a wonderful gift.

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