Best Wedding Food in Ireland: A Photographer’s Perspective

As a wedding photographer for almost 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience and capture the best wedding food in Ireland. This post will be a labour of love, evolving over time to provide helpful information about the venues with the best wedding food in Ireland. Food in Ireland has come a long way in Ireland in that time. It’s fair to say that it might have taken some time to translate to the wedding scene! But more and more brides and grooms are food savvy. They know what they like and what they want. I hope this wedding blog post will evolve into an insight into the best places to get wedding food in Ireland in 2024.

Food Photography Background

My name is Shane, and if I weren’t a wedding photographer in Ireland, I would be a food photographer. In fact, I still shoot food photography. Often, if I’m at a wedding, I’ll drift into the kitchen to get some shots of the staff plating up and the hustle and bustle of the place. I’ve always been drawn to that hectic environment.

A few years ago, I used to mix a lot of commercial photography with my documentary wedding photography. I had a very technical background at college and wanted to move into the commercial photography arena. However, a little cross-pollination with some other photographers showed me the work of photographers like Martin Power and Bruce Gilden. That set me on a path to where I am today as a documentary wedding photographer.

Foodie Wedding Photographer

As a self-described foodie, I love the opportunity to work with restaurants, photographing dishes, and documenting what goes on behind the scenes. This culminated with the Lets Go Disco project I did with Martin Kajuiter & Alex Meehan at the Cliff House Hotel, where we produced a book that made it to the final of the Gourmand International Awards World Cookbook of the Year in 2012.

I humbly declare that I know my food, and I hope this post is going to be useful. As a rule going forward, I’m not going to categorize or rate in a countdown system who actually is the best. I don’t want to offend anybody! I just want to give my opinion. But if you really want to know what I think, feel free to reach out to me here.