Dublin has a host of gorgeous wedding venues but I especially love places with rich history – there’s something special about saying your vows in a gorgeous Georgian building with breathtaking architecture of the old world. Museum of Literature on St Stephen’s Green is relatively new when it comes to weddings but there’s a lot of history about it. The Museum was created to celebrate Ireland’s rich literary heritage (how romantic is that?). The exhibitions are fantastic but the spaces – arguably, even more so! It definitely makes it one of the best option in the city for an elegant intimate wedding.
Wedding Ceremony at MoLI
MoLI comprises of two stunning Georgian townhouses. There’s a public entrance at No. 86 but for your wedding you will have use of private entrance at No. 85, leading into a beautiful foyer with a grand staircase leading to one of the most beautiful rooms – the Old Physics Theatre.
James Joyce himself studied in these rooms from 1898 to 1902 – you can just feel history all around you as soon as you walk in. Decorated in the neo-gothic style, the room has a stunning chandelier, hand-made wallpaper and elegant floor to ceiling windows overlooking MoLI’s private gardens – a peaceful oasis in the middle of a busy city. It’s a stunning space for your intimate wedding ceremony, with room for up to 60 guests.
Next to the Old Physics Theatre is the magnificent Salooon, perfect to meet all your guests after the ceremony and tale some stunning portraits.
Downstairs is the award-winning Commons restaurant, where you can choose to have your wedding meal. My favourite space, however, is Reader’s Garden – a gorgeous oasis of peace at the back of the museum. It’s such a wonderful space for your drinks reception, with the backdrop of stunning Georgian architecture, roses blooming sweetly, squirrels running about and (my favourite perk!) a private gate into Iveagh Gardens, one of my favourite Dublin parks.
Jacinta and Stephen’s Summer Wedding at Museum of Literature MoLI
You could spend your whole day at Museum of Literature, or move to another nearby venue for your meal – there are plenty around. Jacinta and Stephen chose to get ready and have their dinner at the nearby Dean Hotel. We spent the whole day in Dublin City Centre, mere minutes away from busy Grafton Street, but it felt so peaceful and private, as if we were miles away!