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  • Have a look at our new Wedding brochure for 2019! Many thanks to all the wonderful couples and photographers for sharing all their beautiful photos and memories. All the pictures in the brochure come from real weddings we've hosted at Martinstown House. Please let us know what you think the comments below, like and share as it really helps us! http://martinstownhouse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Martinstown-House-Weddings-2019.pdf

  • Holy smokes, this picture of Mackenzie with her parents. @martinstownhouse #destinationwedding #woodlandwedding #5starsusieweddings #junebugweddings #irishweddingvenue #irishamerican #weddings #weddingsonline #weddingsonline #helpimgettingmarried #confettimagazine @higm_help_im_getting_married #Repost @photographyby_ciara (@get_repost) ??? #momentsovermountains . . . . . . . #ireland #irishwedding #weddingportraits #letselope #onefabday #elopement #irishwedding #weddingphotographersireland #irishweddingphotographer #weddinginspo #castleslie #drenagh #lisnavaghhouse #photographybyciara #learningtoflyworkshop #martinstownhouse #onefabdaysupplierlove #cliffatlyons #lookslikefilmweddings #belleislecastle #belleisle @martinstownhouse

  • Fancy a wander down to The Woodlands? It's the perfect spot to get married. . . . . @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #woodlandwedding #chandelier #rustic #vintage #vintagewedding #countryhouse #oldworldcharm #ireland #destinationwedding #wedding #alternativevenue #alternativewedding #exclusivevenue.

  • Light the fire and put the kettle on. We're gettin' cosy. @martinstownhouse #autumn #nearlywinter #waitisitwinter #feelslikewinter #ireland #kildare #intokildare #countryhouse #alternativevenue #exclusivevenue Photo credit: @pitblacktulips

  • This is not what it looks like. #freckleface #happycaturday #alongfortheride #headlesscatman #legendofmartinstownholler #martinstownhouse #farmcat #catsofinstagram #barbour @martinstownhouse @ultrajessamyn

  • It's a gift-giving time of year, and we know the Earth could use a little help. We love this chart from @justlittlechanges for ethical giving. #ethicalgifts #reducereuserecycle #christmaspresents #diy #buylocal #buyhomemade #upcycle #givememories #zerowaste #irishcountryhouse #homemade #organic #homecooked #ireland #Repost @justlittlechanges (@get_repost) ??? With #christmasshopping on the rise, have a look at our #heirarchyofneeds for Ethical gift giving! There's a huge range of choice before you need to resort to buying new gifts. What ethical gifts are you going to give this festive season? #hierachyofgiving

  • Theodore. @martinstownhouse #donkey #donkeyrescue #cutenose #countryhouse #ireland #intokildare #thecurragh #animalfriends #weddingphotos #weddings #irish #destination Photo by @pitblacktulips

  • Quite the silhouette this evening. @martinstownhouse #sunsets #irishsunset #weddingvenue #countryhouse #ireland #intokildare #martinstownhouse #purplesky #thecurragh

  • Shadows for dinner. @martinstownhouse #dinnerparty #silver #shadows #ireland #countryhouse #intokildare #bnb #diningroom #dinnerisserved #martinstownhouse

  • Just an incredible evening! @martinstownhouse #sunset #autumnlight #intokildare #martinstownhouse #bluesky #wispyclouds #ireland #irishweddingvenue #november #irelandsancienteast #thecurragh #irish #huaweip20

  • Autumn light in the woods. @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #irishcountryhouse #woodlands #autumninireland #nofilter #intokildare #weddingvenue

  • It's so calm in the yellow sitting room. @martinstownhouse #countryhouse #rainydays #autumn #autumninireland #martinstownhouse #intokildare #yellowsittingroom #cozy #cozyhome #ireland #irelandsancienteast #weddingsinireland

  • Don't forget all of these incredibly important photos on your wedding day! https://youtu.be/ENARMPuU758 https://www.youtube.com/embed/ENARMPuU758

  • Another incredible shot in the walled garden from @wildthingswed #Repost @alenaleenabridal (@get_repost) ??? ?G E N I S T A ?gown . . . Photo @wildthingswed Stylist @elkstylist Hair @hairbyloumerryweather Make up @nicolaplummermakeup Models @tiegangreenex @lordbom90 Florist @weddingflowersbyjosephine.ie Venue @martinstownhouse

  • Such a romantic photo of Ali and Kev's wedding. #Repost @alinichurrain (@get_repost) ??? @martinstownhouse #romance #ireland #celticbrides #countryhouse #countryhousewedding #intokildare #treeswing #yellowhouse #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #destinationwedding #handfasting #alternativevenue #alternativewedding #onefabday #confettimagazine #higm #5starsusieweddings #martinstownhouse

  • Luckily, we have our Woodlands structure to keep you dry no matter what the Irish weather has in store.

  • Oh my goodness, this photo of Megan and Ian captured by @ritaslatteryphotography melts our hearts. #Repost @ritaslatteryphotography (@get_repost) ??? Megan and Ian ???? @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #countryhouse #countryhousewedding #ireland #irishweddingvenue #alternativevenue #walledgarden

  • Black cats bring good luck. Or there's a glitch in the matrix. #samhain #blackcat #spooky #spookitywookity #allhallowseve #glitchinthematrix #halloween #martinstownhouse @martinstownhouse

  • Embrace the spookiness, for the veil is thin between worlds. #samhain #ireland #halloween #pagans #spooky #allhallowseve #trickortreat #skeleton #ghosts #martinstownhouse @martinstownhouse

  • #autumn in #ireland @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse

  • On this autumnal day, we thought we'd share an autumnal wedding from last year. Ellen and Niall had their beautiful ceremony at Trinity Chapel, followed by a fabulous reception and party here at Martinstown House. Photos by JAM SHOOTS

  • We found this gem of a game hiding in a chest of drawers. Does anyone remember playing this? @martinstownhouse #flippingthekipper #simplegames #flipthekipper #1950s #throwback #beingbackthekipper

  • It's rare enough that you get these kinds of colours in Ireland. @martinstownhouse . . . . #ireland #martinstownhouse #autumn #wedding #fall #countryhouse #countryhousewedding #alternativevenue #alternativewedding #weddingvenuehunting #onefabday #higm #confettimagazine @higm_help_im_getting_married

  • A stunning invitation made by @till_dawn_dear for Ali and Kev's wedding. Can you find Batman? #Repost @till_dawn_dear (@get_repost) ??? Autumnal invite ahoy @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #weddinginvitation #weddinginvites #painting #truelove #ireland #countryhouse #countryhousewedding #alternativevenue #alternativewedding

  • Our neighbour Margaret shared her harvest of grapes with us. Any suggestions for what to make? @martinstownhouse #martinstownhouse #grapes #freshproduce #organic #ballymaloe #ballymaloecookeryschool #kildarevillage #homemade #blackgrape

  • 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