Dublin’s Best Wedding Photograph Locations
As a wedding car company we have been to most of the places that you can think of where you can take wedding photographs, and always asked being for advice on where the ‘’best places’’ are.
The best advice we can give about wedding photographs is that if your hotel is in a scenic location that is the best place to take the photos. It will save you time, stress and hassle on the one day that you can do without it. Another piece of advice is to have a plan B in case of rain or bad weather.
A common thing we hear from brides when planning their wedding is ‘’ we’re stopping for photos & it will just be 20 minutes. In all the time we are in the wedding car business and the countless weddings we have driven NO photo stop have ever taken 20 minutes, so you need to plan it well with your photographer so as not to waste your time on this most precious of days.
If the hotel is not an option try to choose a photo stop that’s on the way from the church to the reception. Most locations will require that you contact them in advance for insurance purposes and it’s also a good idea to let both the hotel and your wedding car company know you want stop. We once had a couple who wanted to take a stretch limo on to a beach for photos and we had to explain that it’s not possible to take a car of that size & weight on to sand. Had they let us know in advance we could have worked out an alternative location.
We have divided our list of the top wedding photograph locations in Dublin in to North & South sides of the city for your convenience.
Dublin North Side Wedding Photography Locations
The Botanic Gardens Glasnevin.
Always a very popular spot with wedding photographers, it gets very busy in the summer and it’s not unusual to see up to 3 weddings there on Friday or Saturday afternoon. Permission is required and we would advise booking as far in advance as you can
www.botanicgardens.ie Phone 01 8040300
The Park offers a wide variety of places for photos including flower gardens, historical locations and even a castle, one drawback is that it’s not really on the way to many reception locations unless your ceremony was in the city centre.
www.phoenixpark.ie Phone 01 8205800
Great photo location and no permission required.
Great location popular with brides from the area. Permission is required and it’s worth remembering that there is walking involved as the cars can’t drive right up to the castle.
www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie Phone 01 8169538
Dublin South Side Wedding Photography Locations
War Memorial Gardens Islandbridge
This is hands down one of the most beautiful photograph locations in Dublin or anywhere else for that matter, well worth the effort to get there.
www.heritageireland.ie Phone 01 4755287
The Royal Canal
The banks of the Royal Canal have the benefit of being close to the Registry Office on Grand Canal Street and you don’t need permission to take photos here. Ideal if your reception is in the city centre.
Great location in Ballsbridge but can be difficult to get to if there in and event in the Aviva Stadium or The RDS .Parking can also be an issue. Permission required
www.dublincity.ie Phone 01 222527