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Dublin Wedding Venue

Your Wedding is special to us, that’s why we only host one Wedding reception per day.

The Grand Hotel’s setting makes it an outstanding Wedding venue in Dublin’s unique coastal town of Malahide. We offer what generations of couples have wanted for their special day, namely, a beautiful seaside setting, a Hotel with character and a reputation you can rely upon. The Grand Hotel offers you the convenience of being near Dublin, but a setting that is both a retreat and offers your guests a beautiful place to visit as part of your celebrations.

We understand that there is a lot to do to organise your perfect Wedding Day. At the Grand Hotel we set out to take as much of the work away from you as we can by providing expert event organisers to assist in the planning of your big day.

The team at the Grand Hotel have great experience in advising on room selection, menu choices, event timetabling and all other aspects of your Wedding Day.

Our warmest welcome awaits you and your guests at the Grand Hotel, in the heart of Malahide and the ideal Dublin Wedding Venue.

When weather permits, we host your pre Wedding Drinks Reception on our lawn, overlooking Malahide Estuary. All our Weddings use the historical Hotel entrance in the original building where the Lobby and Griffon Lounge provide a beautiful old world setting in which your guests may gather.

All our Wedding prices include as standard:

  • Red Carpet on Arrival
  • Private area for your arrival reception
  • Private banqueting suite to suit your needs
  • Fresh flowers on each table, co-ordinated to your wedding colours
  • Suitable cake stand and knife
  • Linen napkins
  • The Grand Hotel announcement of the couple to the banquet suite
  • PA and microphones as required.
  • Changing room for the Bridal party
  • Complimentary overnight accommodation for the Bride and Groom
  • Free car parking for all your guests.

The types of options would include:

  • Room decoration to theme an event
  • Table decoration upgrades
  • Chair upgrades
  • Entertainment options

All Inclusive Wedding Package

We have created a special all inclusive Wedding Package that bring together all the elements you need for a successful Wedding.

The ‘All Aboard’ package has been designed to offer you the best Wedding features if the Grand Hotel while taking a lot of the hassle out of the organisation of your Wedding Day. It is also great value!

The package incorporates all your main Wedding needs, including add-on’s from selected suppliers.

We also offer the ‘Kelly’ and ‘Lady Talbot’ packages to give you greater choice and some extra ideas for your Wedding Day in Malahide.


Click here for details of our Wedding special packages.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies

The Hotel is a great venue for Civil Ceremonies as we have suitable reception rooms to create the desired atmosphere for your marriage and of course a perfect photographic back drop in our gardens to capture the happy event.

The Civil Wedding Ceremony is at the centre of your Wedding Day. Have your guests gather in the Hotel Lobby or on the lawn in preparation for your Civil Ceremony.

Depending on your guest numbers, we have a few options on where to host your Civil Ceremony in the Hotel. Our favourite locations are either the Rathlin Suite or the Boardroom. Both of these rooms are located in the original Hotel building and have a lot of character to provide the perfect backdrop for your Civil Ceremony.

The room hire covers all that you need but you can speak to us about adding in special touches such as chair covers, floral arrangements, lighting etc.

Further Information

If you wish to contact the Civil Registration Service, the address is Civil Registration Service, Eastern Registration Area, Joyce House, 8 – 11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2. The telephone number is 01 8638200 and the website may be found here.

For a current list of Civil Ceremony Solemnisers, contact General Registry Office, Government Office, Convent Road, Roscommon, Sligo. Their telephone number is 090 6632900 or LoCall: 1890 252076.Their website may be found here and see Section 2.

Tara Suite

The Tara Suite is our premier Wedding banquet room. After your guests have been greeted at the front door of the 1835 Hotel building, they will later be escorted to the Tara Suite for the Main Event.

The Tara Suite is a spacious room overlooking Malahide Estuary. It is decorated in a contemporary style and with its own bar, lobby, lift and other facilities, it is a beautifully private space.

Dress to impress, the Tara Suite can be dressed to suit your theme. From flower arrangements to a full thematic makeover our Wedding can avail of the flexibility of the Tara Suite layout and systems.

Wedding Room Capacities

We offer a wide range of rooms and dining options to cater to all types of events. Our sales team can advise you on what options are best to suit your individual requirements. Below is a summary of the dining room details for the Grand Hotel.
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The Next Day

Your special Wedding Day in Malahide has been a fabulous success for you, your family and your friends. Many will have taken the opportunity to stay overnight in the Grand Hotel and would enjoy a more informal gathering the next day.

We can arrange a family get together in the Coast restaurant or Matt Ryan Bar to review the day before and extend your Wedding day at the Grand Hotel. If you want to take a chance on the weather, we can discuss a BBQ on the lawn, looking out over the water of Malahide Estuary and the boats bobbing in Malahide Marina.

Sometimes guests like to use this time to explore the local area, especially the gorgeous Malahide Village, Malahide Castle and Gardens or the scenic coastal walks. With Malahide’s many unique boutiques and shops, there the also a good measure of retail therapy on offer

These activities are all at the doorstep of the Hotel and you can see more information on these and other activities on our Visitors Information page.


When you first start to research your perfect Wedding location, you will have many questions for us. Below are the answers to some of those we most frequently receive, the answers here are brief and we are always available to elaborate and expand the information. We are Wedding Specialists and there’s pretty nothing we have not been asked or able to answer!

What is your Wedding capacity?

Our main Wedding Suite is the Tara Suite. It has a capacity from 100 to 200. We would not put in less than 100 as it would not suit the room and we do not exceed 200 as we want everyone to have plenty of space. Remember that when the room is reset after the meal to allow access to the Dance Floor, we want to ensure there is still plenty of room for everyone.

We also host Weddings in the Coast Restaurant and O’Carolan Suite – but only if there is no Wedding in the Tara Suite – we only do one Wedding per day. These venues specialised in smaller intimate Weddings.


What dates do you have available?

As these change every day, we will need to check that for you. To make things easier, this and other pages feature an enquiry form that will allow us get back to you quickly.


What are the main things I need to consider when planning my Wedding?

Be happy in all your choices. After that things should be easy and it’s our job to help. The availability of a Church, Solemniser and the venue are the key considerations when you are setting the date.


When should I send invitations?

Give everyone a few months’ notice but ask them to RSVP to you (preferably by email) at least two months in advance, this will give you a chance to follow up with people who have not replied.



Should I book bedrooms for guests?

We recommend you ensure your immediate family are accommodated but after that it’s best to just make accommodation recommendations but leave it to your guests to make their own arrangements.


Do I need a set Table Plan?

A table plan can be one of the most trying exercises for the Wedding organiser. However, it does give you the opportunity to get everyone where you would like them to be and takes away from a scramble on the day. This is one that really depends on you knowing your own guests best.


Can you help with Entertainment options?

We can provide you with a list of entertainment options based on people who have played in the Hotel and would be regarded as reliable and of high quality. We don’t recommend any one band, DJ or other entertainer, that is very much a personal decision for you. All entertainers on our list will gladly invite you to see them playing so that you may judge them for yourself.


Do we need a Bar Extension?

We can apply for a Bar Extension for you. However, a Wedding Day can be a long day for all your guests and often we recommend closing at normal bar hours with some time afterward to wind up the day. We like the adage “ always leave the crowd asking for more”.