Sophia & Shane


Powerscourt House wedding

Trinity Chapel and Powerscourt House

A Chapel wedding with Dublin city crowds buzzing about, high-heels navigating cobblestones, tuxedos to beat the band and drinks to celebrate outside The Pav – there can’t be a better place to get married when you call this fabulously historic Dublin institution your alma mater, and we were so happy to be there on the day to capture the fun for Sophia and Shane.

Wedding Ceremonies at Trinity Chapel, Dublin

Trinity Chapel is a stunning building, the inside of which most dubliners won’t ever get to see and only a privileged few will get to hold their wedding in. Luckily we have Shane O’Neill’s photography on hand from the day (which does it absolute justice!) to give you a sneak peek.

The only stipulation for applying to be married here is that at least one of you have a connection with the College (current, or former student – or are a member of staff) while the good news is that services in this traditional Church of Ireland chapel can be held for all christian denominations.

Photography by Aspect Photography

The building is old-style Anglican, meaning the pews face each other. The inside of the Chapel is absolutely breath-taking. You’ll need to apply to hold your wedding here about 6 months in advance but you can imagine that dates here aren’t the easiest to secure, particularly in summertime.

In July the college is closed and so remains the chapel. August dates are however popular as weddings can be held Monday through Saturday, with times at 11.30am or 2pm. Throughout the rest of the year only weddings on a Saturday are offered to enquiring couples.

Photography by Aspect Photography

For Sophia and Shane’s day Sophia got ready at her family home and arrived in style in a navy Rolls Royce while Shane (in fabulous Louboutins) and groomsmen made the short walk down to Trinity from The Westbury.

With a mile long driveway opening out onto the vista of the rolling hills of Wicklow, Powerscourt Estate is without doubt one of the most beautiful backdrops for a wedding in Ireland. Just outside Dublin in Enniskerry Co. Wicklow,  this place is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most impressive venues.

Its history goes back hundreds of years and is still very much an integral part of its magic and charm. Surrounded by 1000 acres of splendid countryside, Powerscourt commands your attention with its stately elegance while making you feel right at home with its warm and friendly hospitality. The team here really pride themselves in perfecting every detail  ensuring you and your loved ones get the 5 star treatment.

Guests were greeted with Champagne and canapés in the fabulous Garden View Rooms, with panoramic views overlooking the grounds and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Exposed brickwork,  double height ceilings, award-winning gardens and all the grandeur of this beautiful Georgian estate become the perfect background for celebrations. It caters for both intimate and large weddings and Ceremonies can also be held onsite.

For Sophia and Shane Golden beams of sunlight were streaming into the house throughout the day right until sunset before guest sat down to a banquet feast.  The evening’s entertainment took place in the Ballroom with glow sticks in hand and a definite 80’s kick with the Popgods throwing out the hits to a jam-packed dance floor.

Accommodation at Powerscourt House

While there are no accommodation options at the House itself, most guests and the wedding party will opt to stay at the 5 star Powerscourt Hotel where there is plenty of space to accommodate all guests and allow them make the most of the occasion and maximise time spent together. Many couples will also organise a bus back to Dublin for revellers staying in the city suburbs.

Many thanks to Shane O’Neill from Aspect Photography for use of his incredible photographs from the day. Shane is a documentary style photographer, incredibly professional on the day and his work is always top notch. Thanks again Shane.