Six Scenic Wedding Photo Locations in Donegal - to help you find that picture-perfect spot!

Donegal is undisputedly one of, if not thee - most beautiful places in the world (no bias attached to this statement whatsoever…) and it’s also the Coolest Place on the Planet according to National Geographic (yes, we’re still holding tight to that one!)

For all of the lucky brides and grooms getting hitched here in Donegal, finding a location to shoot your wedding photos can be surprisingly difficult. Why you ask?! Because, we are simply spoiled for choice!

We asked our Icebreakers Instagram friends, to suggest some iconic or undiscovered areas to go to, in order to capture the happiest day of your lives and we have listed six of these special locations below;  

#1 Fanad Lighthouse

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A very popular choice for wedding and engagement shots, this iconic lighthouse found along the stunning, rugged Fanad peninsula (again, no bias at all….!) is a key tourist attraction on the Wild Atlantic Way.  

Pro-tip, it’ll be windy so brides do make sure you’re not facing the gale, or your veil (and eye make-up) could end up in the Atlantic!!


#2 McDaids, Ramelton

 Famous for its Football Special soft drink (i.e. rocket-fuel), the historic building in the beautiful market town of Ramelton offers a very cool back-drop to brides and grooms, the old stone offset by the pop of red and retro signage is picture-perfect!


#3 Lough Eske

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Moving more southerly, the banks of Lough Eske are magical – for those getting married that side of Donegal (Donegal Town, Lough Eske Castle, Harvey’s Point) you’ve got striking secluded corners of the lough to capture, especially romantic when the sun is setting!


#4 Dunree Fort - Lenan Head, Lough Swilly

Heading over the Inishowen peninsula, to a remote and edgy location; Lenan Head and the surrounding fort and old defence barracks are steeped in history and set in a vast, derelict former military area. This bare yet breath-taking landscape is a dreamy alternative option.

#5 Lough Salt

Another wonderful Donegal lough, Lough Salt (derived from Lough as Alt – lake up high) is found between Termon and Glen, Carrigart and overlooks Muckish as well as seaside town of Downings – a remarkable vantage point.

(My ears popped just thinking about it, though!)


#6 Errigal – Gweedore

Errigal mountain can be seen from various angles in Donegal, it’sthe tallest peak in the county - forming part of the Derryveagh mountains – a truly gorgeous mountain-scape! Venture over west, to the areas around Gweedore as this is where newlyweds can find the best Errigal backdrop.

 Happy snapping!

If you’re getting married here from out of town, remember that our county is rather massive, so try to keep your bucket list of locations in proximity to your venue to avoid disappointment or being away from the party for too long 😊

Your photographer, local or otherwise will also have excellent recommendations for you, they see the potential that only experts can - so don’t fret – you’ll find an amazing place to capture your memories!

Darren Carr