A Castle Wedding in Ireland at Christmas is the Ultimate Fairytale

Christmas and Weddings have a common theme, assembling family and friends for unforgettable moments. And they do share some of the same components such as fairy lights, candles, gorgeous table decoration, delightful food, music, happiness and a magical ambiance the perfect setting for a Wedding.Today on our BLOG we share our “Tips for Planning a Christmas Wedding in Ireland”. Wedding Date:

While the date is quite obvious best not to opt for a wedding on 24th or 25th December as particularly the 25th all of Ireland takes a vacation which can stretch into 26th & 27th. Ideal post Christmas dates 28th December – early January for your Christmas wedding and up to 22nd for your pre Christmas wedding.

Combine the festivities of Christmas & New Year by having your wedding in early January ….

Hire A Wedding Planner:

The logistics for a Christmas Wedding maybe little more challenging than other times due to the weather and it being holiday season. Take the stress & worry out of this and the orchestrating of the other wedding plans by hiring a professional wedding planner.

They are your person on the ground at the location, they will produce and exectute every last detail to the highest standard ensuring you only have to turn up and enjoy the party!


Venue For Your Christmas Wedding:

For a Christmas wedding in Ireland a castle or manor house is a definite front runner, one of the most romantic settings in the world at Christmas. With open fires, candlelight, horse drawn carriages, fir trees, holly & mulled wine a castle just oozes Christmas atmosphere & fairytale.

Combining ceremony & reception at one venue lends itself very well to a wedding at Christmas ensuring guests don’t have to veer out in the cold other than for some photographs!

Wrap up:

While you are very unlikely to see snow it will be chilly encourage your guests to wrap up as part of their attire. This is particularly necessary if they are going outdoors to the ceremony and back to the reception venue.

As the bride ensure you have your fur or cashmere shawl or cashmere cardi pending your dress style. Gloves will set off most dresses & boots if only for the outdoor photos!

Christmas Wedding Style:

A wedding at Christmas gives you ready made decorations, log fires & lighting to which you can choose to enhance with your own table centerpieces, lanterns, candles, linens, furniture & mood lighting.

In terms of colour palette rather than going with the traditional colour palette of red, green & gold there are lots of other more unique palettes that will work for Christmas too such as silver & turquoise, regal purples & silver or if you really would like Christmas gold go for an all gold look using variations of the colour throughout.

Christmas Wedding Theme:

Adopt the vey obvious Christmas tree as your signature piece it will take you from your stationery monogram to table centerpieces to table plan to escort card holders to ceremony & venue space décor & even to the outdoors !

Music & Entertainment:

People never tire of Christmas music & song in Ireland and we have an array of wonderful singers & musicians ready to entertain your guests throughout ! These include a choir singing carols in the church and during the cocktail reception or a quartet playing the classics. Finish dinner with fireworks over the castle lawn.


Table Plan & Table Names :

Continuing the Christmas theme name your tables after reindeers or carols or films and hang your table plan on a Christmas tree.

The Food :

A Christmas wedding is a foodie’s paradise ! So many wonderful traditional Irish seasonal dishes, savouries, desserts & canapés to choose from. They include goose or the famous Irish ham served with turkey for main course, spiced (corn) beef or smoked salmon for appetizer, plum pudding with its interesting Irish superstition of setting it alight with brandy, mince pies, Christmas cake & sherry trifle for dessert finished off with Irish chocolate petit fours & a glass of Baileys Liqueur!

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Finally The Shoes:

This is the ideal season for the bride to adorn flaming red shoes designed by her dream designer #Christian Louboutin !


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