One of the reasons I love being an event and wedding planner in Ireland is that it reminds me never to take my spectacularly beautiful home country for granted. From intimate elopements to lavish celebrations on a grand scale, my team and I have planned events in some of the most incredible locations around the country. That’s one reason I’m so passionate about encouraging people from all around the world to choose Ireland for their destination weddings. After all, Ireland has so much to offer its visitors. For example, there’s the breathtaking scenery, the world-class hospitality, the rich cultural traditions. And, of course, the venues! From fairytale castles to lush estates, there’s every reason to tie the knot on the Emerald Isle. Here are my top ten reasons to plan a destination wedding in Ireland.
Ireland is home to some of the most jaw-dropping natural landscapes on earth. From enormous rugged cliff faces to rolling green hills, waterfalls, and forests, you’ll be spoilt for choice with outdoor ceremony locations and picturesque photo backdrops.
Whatever kind of wedding you imagine, Ireland has your dream venue. Think fairytale castles, abandoned churches, glorious gardens, stone lodges, and country manor houses (just to name a few).
From one end of the land to the other, Ireland is known for giving visitors the warmest of welcomes. Our award-winning wedding venues and hotels also provide five-star service, meeting and exceeding the highest standards you’d expect for your big day.
Weddings in Ireland aren’t just beautiful and memorable. They’re so much fun! From late-night sing songs to dance floors powered by wonderful bands, that stay full long into the early hours, nobody leaves a destination wedding in Ireland without sore feet and a huge smile on their faces.
Ireland has a wealth of wonderful, locally sourced produce available for your wedding. This bounty has been embraced by Irish chefs and our foodie scene is world-class. From traditional dishes to international fusion food, the menu will certainly be a highlight of your destination wedding in Ireland.
Multiple Attractions for Your Guests
One of the things that makes destination weddings so special is the chance to enjoy everything a location has to offer, both before and after the event. And Ireland has so much! Historic sites, cosy pubs, Irish music, and culture… The list goes on and on.
Speaking of culture, having a destination wedding in Ireland gives you the opportunity to incorporate some of our ancient traditions into your ceremony in a meaningful way. For example, handfasting or Irish dancing. More on that to come…
Ease of Communication
Planning a wedding from abroad is so much easier when you don’t have a language barrier to overcome. English is one of our official languages and is predominantly spoken throughout both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
I’m lucky enough to work with some of the most creative, talented, and professional wedding vendors in the business. There are no better people to trust to make your wedding day go off without a hitch!
A Unique Experience for Your Guests
If you truly want to wow your guests, look no further than a destination wedding in Ireland! While other countries may offer some of the benefits outlined above, here we truly are lucky enough to have it all.
Slán go Fóill,
Image by Eric Kelley.