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The Beckham’s 1999 wedding venue crowned best in Europe

Luttrellstown Castle Resort, which hosted the wedding of Victoria and David Beckham in July 1999, has just been crowned Europe’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2023 at the World Travel Awards.

Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a luxurious property set upon 567 acres of lush private parkland in Ireland, just 30 minutes from Dublin. The 15th century castle on the grounds is available for exclusive hire for private events with up to 180 guests, and showcases an elegant and regal interior design with all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel. Private hire of the castle includes access to any of the 20 bedrooms, the 180-seat Van Stry Ballroom, a library, garden and leisure spaces.

lady granville suite
Lady Granville suite. © Luttrellstown Castle Resort

Europe’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2023

The ivy-clad walls of the caste set a fairytale atmosphere complete with romantic balconies and picturesque windows. A red carpet rolls out to welcome guests at the entrance, and ornate furniture and lighting line its frescoed halls. Every facet of this castle has been carefully restored to its former glory, from its manicured lawns and dense garden beds to the castle turrets.

Aileen Plunkett suite
Aileen Plunkett suite. © Luttrellstown Castle Resort

The wedding of Victoria and David Beckham

In July 1999, Victoria Adams and David Beckham got married at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, just two years after meeting in a Machester United player’s lounge in 1997. The then-Spice Girl and football player hosted more than 200 guests at the reception, but only 29 were invited to the ceremony.

a library inside the 15th century castle
Library. © Luttrellstown Castle Resort

Experiences at Luttrellstown Castle Resort

In addition to facilitating experiences such as fishing, shooting and falcon taming, Luttrellstown Castle Resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by celebrated course architects, Donald Steel and Tom MacKenzie. The complex features a chipping area, nine-hole putting green and a three-hole short course. Buggies, electric trolleys, Titleist golf clubs and lesson are available upon demand. The landscape of the course is also worth noting, with the River Liffey trickling past the Doric Temple and boathouse nearby.

entry hall
Entry hall. © Luttrellstown Castle Resort

A three-storey alpine lodge-style clubhouse connects to the green and sprawls across 10,668 square metres. Members will find locker rooms, a private lounge, dining and drinking options and a wide range of fashion and accessory brands available from the fully-stocked Pro Shop. The Clubhouse is also available for private event hire.

A wedding set up at Luttrellstown Castle Resort
Wedding venue. © Luttrellstown Castle Resort

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