Intimate Weddings

Marry in Intimate Style

The foodies choice

Fabulous for Foodies

Secluded Venue

Capture beautiful memories

In Nature

Enjoy miles of forest and mountains

Comfort and style

All under one roof | Stay in style

Unforgettable ceremonies

Create an exceptional guest experience.

Your dream wedding in our dream location

Congratulations and Welcome to our 18th-century woodland lodge, Traditional Cottage, and grounds. Set in the wilds of West Wicklow, we are hidden away in the scenic mountain range, the Glenn of Imaal. Looking out into the oh-so-green woods and the Sugar Loaf Mountain, literally in our back garden, will make your heart skip a beat.

A stylishly designed venue, we are not like any other. We are the kind of place, where you can make it your own home for your wedding: Create your own day and make it something you have dreamed of.

Choose from a selection of beautiful places for your ceremony either in our historic long hall or immersed in the natural woodland setting or on our mountain deck in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains or the pavilion.

Exclusively yours for one or two nights, we have 7 wonderful garden bedrooms and a three-bedroom bridal cottage to keep your family and friends close by.  With everything under one roof, ceremony, accommodation, and reception you can rest assured of a calm and relaxing wedding.

If you dream of an intimate wedding with exquisite food in a stylish venue secluded in nature, look no further. Feast on fine dining with some of Ireland’s leading chefs with either one or two-night weddings.

Private Viewings

We are delighted to announce that we are offering a wedding venue viewings on Sundays.

Drop us a line at and we’ll arrange your appointment.

Exclusively Yours

Gather your favourites for a wedding like no other.

Immerse yourself in acres of rolling Wicklow countryside as you say ‘I do’ to the best day of your lives.

Exclusively yours, celebrate in glorious seclusion, surrounded by nature.

From the quiet luxury of an intimate Long Hall Ceremony to the wilds of the forest's Spruce Avenue, together we’ll curate the wedding of your dreams.

Come and See

Your Wicklow Wedding

An extraordinary partnership begins in an extraordinary place

Whatever the season, whatever the weather, you’ll always celebrate surrounded by nature. Stylish design blurs the lines between inside and out as the seasons reflect in the changing landscape outside.

Spring carpets of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells and the first signs of fresh garden veg make way for the heady days of summer, when the sun gilds the mountain in our back garden in golden light, and the meadows bursts into life. In autumn, the ancient oaks, beech and birch are ablaze with fiery reds and oranges. And, as the first frosts of winter bring a welcome hush to the landscape, the fields and woodlands are bejewelled with silver.

Catch the sunset from a secret spot. Take a just-married moment together underneath the giant oak canope . Walk hand-in-hand through the mossy rocks and forest

Memories to last a lifetime, effortlessly captured.

The Setting

Tucked away in the foothills of The West Wicklow Sugarloaf down the long winding road from Donard Village you will reach our wild yet perfectly tranquil haven.

What awaits is an old 18th century mountain lodge converted in the 70's and lovingly restored in 2021 by it's current owner, Barrister Lisa Ann Wilkinson. Whether you want an intimate affair in the long hall with a few friends and family or a big old summer party in the pavilion, you'll find history, antiques, quirky handmade furniture throughout.

In the grounds, you'll find ancient oak and forest, kitchen gardens and beautiful native flowerbeds, a massive wooden framed pavillion covered in cream canvas, a victorian glasshouse, a wood fired hottub and zen zone, a larch cabin bar. Seven garden rooms and a cute wedding cottage. Our long hall, bar and sitting room provides more cosy comfort.

Your photographer will be spoilt for choice.

The lodge

An 18th Century walking lodge nestled in the mountains, this gorgeous venue is full of hidden surprises. Walk around the traditional stone front hall and cottage and discover acres of grounds with garden rooms sleeping your guests, larch cabins, a huge pavilion with an outdoor kitchen, wood fired hot tub under an oak canopy and miles of forest and mountains.


Surrounded by nature and ensconced in style, The escape is the perfect wedding venue to tie the knot with your loved one.

Choose from an indoor ceremony in our long hall, on our mountain deck or in the miles of surrounding forests. Our outdoor pavilion gives all year round cover for outdoor certainty.

Celebrants adore our venue and we can recommend one to suit both your wedding dreams.

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Food Glorious Food

Food is at the heart of all we do. We celebrate seasonality and champion our hero local suppliers, from the organic growers down the road to celebrated wagyu beef farmers across the field.

On our kitchen garden supplies minute heritage fresh fare, salad crops and perky herbs along with foraged delights from our forests. Fruiting blackcurrent, rasberries, logan berries, redcurrent, mulberry, cherries and apples offer tasty deserts to cocktail syrups.

Our menus celebrate strictly seasonal dishes, curated with care, to linger long in the memory.

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Sweet Dreams

Our seven Garden rooms with handmade furniture is are special piece of heaven sleeping up to 24 guests. From Superking deluxe rooms to family rooms, guests enjoy down and cotton bedding, alpaca blankets, fluffy robes, before you wake up to the still sounds of the Wicklow mountains.

With gloriously huge and comfy beds, sumptuously soft linen and rain head showers supplied from our mountain spring, The Wicklow escape's bedrooms are dreamy.

All named after the trees on our grounds, 24 of your favourites get to stay with in the lodge

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Wedding Cottage of your dreams

Plus, there’s lovely Snugborough Cottage – our luxurious traditional Irish country cottage tucked away on the next to the lodge with its own wood-fired stove, sitting room, kitchen and full bathroom.

Step out of your bedroom into your ceremony to the sound of birdsong and rustling trees.


We have four options to suit your wedding dreams, priced depending on your numbers.

From Signature Two Day weddings, all the way to DIY microweddings, view our guideline pricing and chose what suits you. Working hand in hand, our team will put your specific pricing once we start to plan your special event.

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The Wicklow Escape was named as the winner of Most Intimate Wedding Venue in the 2023
In the top ten venues for food lovers in 2023 and
Eco venue of the year 2021 Wedding Venue Awards.

The 2021 Awards showcases and celebrates the best Irish wedding venues and special places and spaces available for hire for wedding receptions, parties and ceremonies ranging from intimate to larger weddings across a number of awards categories.

These awards recognise the top venues in Ireland for their excellence, high quality, exceptional service and unique offerings that make those special days truly special!

Sustainable ethos

Our food first, seasonal and locally sourced, slow approach to ethical eating makes for an appetising menu. Packed with homegrown and thoughtfully sourced and inventive Irish ingredients the majority of our suppliers are within a 3-mile radius. With Castleruddery Organic farm, Ridgeway Wagyu beef, Dunlavin Organic Dairy, Graces Organic eggs our dining experience is truly farm to fork.


Our venue has a contemporary design with 18 luxury beds over 7 Garden Rooms. The cottage sleeps 6. We can sleep up to 28 in total. The property hosts the long hall, an outdoor wooden dining cabin and a fully commercial kitchen. Wood burning stoves, alpaca blankets, down bedding and other little luxuries give you a warm welcome.

Long Hall

Our 18th Century lodge is perfect for dining with a traditional long table setting. Seating up to 38 guests in front of a wood-burning stove, this is the ideal setting for a friendly dining experience.

Indoor Ceremonies

Marry at the venue with your celebrant in our music hall. Choose your colours whilst we dress Our 19th-century lodge with local wildflowers, handmade benches and decor to suit your tastes.

Forest Wedding

Choose from oak, ash, beech or spruce forests to hold your ceremony. So many special places to chose to marry in woodland and a beautiful surrounding.

Garden Wedding

With an acre of landscaped gardens have your ceremony amongst the flower beds, forest garden or under the Pavillion.


A great welcome for your guests. Light and delicious nibbles served with bubbles to nourish and keep hunger pangs at bay. Chose from a selection of locally sourced delicacies with luscious veggie and vegan options.

Party Time

Dance the night away in the music hall or out on our patio garden. Local live bands, musicians love to play here along with your own tunes!

Cocktails and more

Let us mix some gorgeous aperitifs and drinks for your guests. Chose a house cocktail with locally foraged ingredients and your guests will have a day and night to remember. Specials include rose and apple gin fizz and ginger bug Wicklow mule.

Garden Rooms

Our en-suite Garden Rooms give a homely and cosy atmosphere to keep your closest guests nearby. Extra local accommodation is on hand for extra family and friends.

Outdoor Hot Tub

There is nothing like a long hot soak in mountain spring water. Couple this fluffy robes and an oak or star gazed canopy, and feel your stresses melting away. Wood-fired and nestled in nature, your hot tub experience is the ultimate in relaxation.

Forest Fun

Nestled in the magnificent Glen of Imaal, this venue offers miles of mountains and stunning views. Perfect for the morning after, starting from our back gate you can take a hike up the west Wicklow sugarloaf and immerse yourself in the sheer magnificence of Ireland.

“Our wedding day at The Wicklow Escape was by far the most special day of our lives.
Lisa Wilkinson and her team literally made our dreams come true. Despite all the challenges we faced due to Covid restrictions, from the start to finish we could not have asked for a more dedicated visionary working to make everything happen.
The whole place just has a magical feeling to it. Great location, beautiful inside area, outside garden area and beautiful architecture, plenty of parking, beautiful view.
It was our dream venue and we are in love with it. Beyond the stunning beauty of the venue, guests raved to us about how incredible the food and service was.
The photo opportunities are plentiful to get amazing shots with a lot of different backgrounds.
All and all, we were very happy with this venue and we recommend it to all of our engaged friends. This is the perfect venue for intimate wedding in nature.”
Karolina & Roy O’Brien

To discuss your wedding plans or to receive further information on the wedding packages, facilities and sample menus, please contact our wedding coordinator Jeanette. Request a call back!



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