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  • This time last year we were in a bit of a pickle. You see, Hurricane Ophelia had done a little number and took our marquee down just 5 days before our last wedding. In addition to that, we were without electricity for most of those days, making cleanup and repair on the property extraordinarily difficult. With the help of our incredible staff, friends, family, and neighbours, you could hardly tell a hurricane had been here at all! With the patience and understanding of saints, our bride Christine and groom Mick, took it all in stride and had the most amazing celebration on the night of Storm Brian. It was a week and a wedding that will be remembered fondly forever, and we invite you to reminisce with us by having a look at this most special wedding captured by Wild Things Wed Photography. Cake toppers - Chic n Sugar

  • A fast-forward up the drive @martinstownhouse #hiddenireland #ireland #countryhouse #intokildare #kildarevillage #onefabday #confettimagazine #weddingsonline #kildarepost #thecurragh #autumn #gopro

  • Last night was a perfect evening for a fire @martinstownhouse #campfire #autumn #nofilter #bigsky #countryhouse #ireland #intokildare #martinstownhouse #hiddenireland

  • We don't normally make bruschetta, but when we do we make it with rustic Italian bread, homegrown parsley pesto, sun-dried tomato pesto, fresh Irish-grown tomatoes, garden-grown radishes, and thinly sliced fried aubergine skins. @martinstownhouse #homegrown #homemade #freshproduce #martinstownhouse #hiddenireland #foodie #chef #bruschetta #kildarevillage #intokildare #irish #countryhouse #starter @hidden_ireland

  • The autumnal Turkish Oak @martinstownhouse #oak #oaktree #turkishoak #yew #yewtree #buzzcut #irishyew #nofilter #autumn #autumnwedding #henparty #ireland #intokildare #kildarevillage #martinstownhouse #fall #fallcolors #hiddenireland

  • So much love between Sinead and Drew captured by @olgahoganphotography #Repost @olgahoganphotography (@get_repost) ??? This may be one of my favourite photos of the year. Sinead and Drew, surrounded by their closest friends and family, just before they share their first kiss as husband and wife. The way they look at each other... Isn't it just the epitome of love? @martinstownhouse . . . . #martinstownhouse #irelandwedding #weddingphotographer #dublinphotographer #irishwedding #irishweddingphotographer #weddingphotographerireland #kildare #kildareweddingphotographer #dublinweddingphotographer #firstlook #groominspiration #countryhousewedding #irishweddingvenue #weddinggoals #weddingvenuegoals #candidweddingphotography #weddingday #onefabday #rocknrollbride #irelandelopement #irelandengagement #elopeireland #huffpostweddings #smpweddings #buzzfeedweddings #natgeoinspires

  • We received the most beautiful review from Megan and Ian who held their wedding with us in September. It was a magical and emotional celebration! Review by Megan and Ian 1st Sep 2018 ***** "Where do we start?! If you’re looking for somewhere to have your dream wedding look no further than Martinstown!! The best thing about Martinstown is the staff. Edward, Jessica, Andrew and the whole team are just fantastic. We organised our wedding from New Zealand and Edward was always so responsive in answering all our emails and questions, making the whole process a breeze. Jessica ensures the whole day runs smoothly and they really care about you, and making sure you have the wedding of YOUR dreams. They allow you to do whatever you want (within reason!!) and are open to all your ideas, providing support and guidance with their wealth of wedding experience. The venue speaks for itself from the beautiful house, manicured lawn, incredible woodland ceremony area, secret garden and marquee. The food is just incredible!! Andrew is indeed a talented man and we were treated to an immaculate feast before dancing the night away!! Our whole wedding day and wider experience was perfect from start to finish. So as I say, book it today!!!"

  • Our wedding manager Jessica has just returned from Chicago after fulfilling the role of best 'man' for her best friend's wedding. The bride and groom stayed true to themselves in every wedding decision, and it made for the most special celebration. #groomsmen #groom #bestman #bestwoman #alternativewedding #weddingtraditions #bestfriends #vest #casualwedding #bohostyle #farmwedding #mawwiage #blueridgecommunityfarm #peoria #chillicothe #illinois #pour #pourhousechillicothe #pints @nwronk @martinstownhouse @onefabday @junebugweddings @weddingsonline @higm_help_im_getting_married @confettimagazine @helpmeimgettingmarried

  • Incredible moments between Jessica and Vincent captured perfectly by @rafal.borek.photography #Repost @rafal.borek.photography (@get_repost) ??? J&V in the autumn light. #junebugweddings #martinstownhouse #perfectlight #intimateportraits #dublincitywedding #rusticvenue #weddingvenuehunting #irishwedding #irelandweddingvenue #weddingphotographersireland #wpi #nontraditionalweddings #rafalborekphotography #lookslikefilmweddings #irishweddingphotographer #onefabdaysupplierlove #intimateweddings #irelandweddingphotographer #dublinweddingphotographers #destinationwedding #onefabday #photobugcommunity #weddinglegends

  • An absolutely incredible shot from @rafal.borek.photography for the magical celebration of Jessica and Vincent. #Repost @rafal.borek.photography (@get_repost) ??? Back in my favourite venue last week! @martinstownhouse Jessica & Vincent were amazing? #martinstownhouse #dublincitywedding #rusticvenue #weddingvenuehunting #irishwedding #irelandweddingvenue #weddingphotographersireland #wpi #nontraditionalweddings #rafalborekphotography #lookslikefilmweddings #irishweddingphotographer #onefabdaysupplierlove #barefootbride #intimateweddings #irelandweddingphotographer #dublinweddingphotographers #destinationwedding #onefabday #junebugweddings #photobugcommunity #weddinglegends

  • A final moment for Ali before heading to the church to meet Kev. Such an incredible couple and beautiful weekend. @martinstownhouse . . . . #martinstownhouse #celticbrides #ireland #irishwedding #countryhouse #intokildare #hiddenireland #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #whitewedding #brideandgroom #alternativewedding #alternativevenue #autumn #autumnwedding #naturallight #onefabday #confettimagazine #weddingsonline @onefabday @confettimagazine @weddingsonline @hidden_ireland @higm_help_im_getting_married

  • The sun lives lower in the sky, and the air is crisp with autumn. . . . . #nofilter #bluesky #yellowhouse #ireland #countryhouse #autumn #hiddenireland #intokildare #thecurragh #homemade #martinstownhouse #destinationwedding #wedding #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #brideandgroom @martinstownhouse @hidden_ireland

  • What a perfect evening. @martinstownhouse #nofilter #ireland #intokildare #martinstownhouse #50shadesofgreen #tranquility #sheepfields #irish #countryhouse

  • We loved being the backdrop for this Wes Anderson-themed photoshoot and are so excited to finally share it with you. Caroline at Wild Things Wed Photography is so easy and fun to work with, and we love what she's done with the place.

  • Keith and Sarah are such a special couple. I'm not crying, you're crying. Captured beautifully by Mark Doyle Photography.

  • I'll give you a pickle for a nickel. @martinstownhouse #garden #gherkin #pickle #hangingaround #ediblegarden #ilovepickles

  • Massive congratulations to Gareth and Tanya on their gorgeous wedding! @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #wedding #brideandgroom #naturewedding #woodlandwedding #love #alternativewedding #alternativevenue #ireland #intokildare

  • The beautiful bride from last weekend @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #hiddenireland #drawingroom #victorian #bride #countryhouse #wedding #ireland #kildare #alternativevenue #weddinginspiration

  • Adam and Joel'ene planned their wedding in one month! It can be done!! It was the most beautiful day, and we are so honoured that we got to share it with them. @martinstownhouse . . . . . #weddings #countryhouse #woodland #woodlandwedding #ireland #destinationwedding #irishamerican #intokildare #kildare #martinstownhouse #alternativevenue #alternativewedding #personaltouch #weddinginspo #relationshipgoals #mawwiage #mawwiageiswhatbwingsustogevatoday

  • Stunner!! Joel'ene and Adam got married with us yesterday and it was such an incredible day of love. @martinstownhouse . . . . . #weddings #destinationwedding #ireland #yellowhouse #martinstownhouse #glamour #intokildare #hiddenireland #vintage #brideandgroom #bride #weddingseason #onefabday #weddingsonline #confettimagazine #alternativevenue #alternativewedding #mawwiage #princessbride

  • Such an incredible couple for an incredible day. Many congratulations to Megan and Ian!! @martinstownhouse #weddings #ireland #alternativevenue #funwedding #games #balloons #martinstownhouse

  • EVOKE.ie just ran a beautiful article on Dream Irish Wedding Venues and we're so honoured and thrilled to be the top pick for the alternative wedding venue. Have a read!

  • An incredible day for a photoshoot! Caroline at Wild Things Wed Photography brought in a talented team to create these Wes Anderson-inspired images.

  • Creeping through the window at the model through the window. Wes Anderson-inspired wedding photoshoot. . . . . #wesanderson #photogenic #bride #photoshoot #martinstownhouse #wildthingswed #countryhouse #ireland #royaltenenbaums #yellowhouse @wildthingswed @martinstownhouse

  • Sheila's cake and sugar flowers are amazing! @chic_n_sugar @martinstownhouse #cakeart #cakeartist #sugarflowers #sugarart #wesanderson #weddinginspo #photoshoot #tooprettytoeat

  • Sheila's cake and sugar flowers are amazing! @chic_n_sugar @martinstownhouse #cakeart #cakeartist #sugarflowers #sugarart #wesanderson #weddinginspo #photoshoot #tooprettytoeat

  • Preparations!! Caroline from @wildthingswed is here with a team to do a Wes Anderson-themed photoshoot here @martinstownhouse . We're looking forward to be joined by our friends Sheila at @chic_n_sugar and Josephine from @weddingflowersbyjosephine.ie for final touches. . . . . . #photoshoot #wesanderson #wildthingswed #vintage #weddings #drawingroom #countryhouse #picturesque #bride #groom #confettimagazine #onefabday #weddingsonline #magazine

  • Preparations!! Caroline from @wildthingswed is here with a team to do a Wes Anderson-themed photoshoot here @martinstownhouse . We're looking forward to be joined by our friends Sheila at @chic_n_sugar and Josephine from @weddingflowersbyjosephine.ie for final touches. . . . . . #photoshoot #wesanderson #wildthingswed #vintage #weddings #drawingroom #countryhouse #picturesque #bride #groom #confettimagazine #onefabday #weddingsonline #magazine