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25th Oct 2017

‘I do!’ Your ultimate guide to 10 key wedding fairs taking place this a/w

Louise Carroll

Tying the knot? Well you might find some of these events rather appealing.

So, you’ve found yourself a lucky partner and are ready to start planning the big day. Well weddings can sometimes be a tricky one to plan, so a little extra help wouldn’t go astray.

That’s where wedding fairs come in. Those particular events where brides and grooms-to-be can find oodles of inspiration when it comes to where you’d like to have the wedding reception, what band tickles your fancy for the night, and even what dress you might find yourself in on the big day.

Essentially, EVERYTHING you could possibly need to create the perfect wedding day, you will find at a wedding fair. Be sure to bring a big enough bag to carry home any hand-outs, plus a diary or notebook where you can keep useful information handy.

Here are the wedding fairs to look out for love birds:

1. Mount Falcon Estate, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Date: Saturday 30 October 2017

The stunning four-star hotel located west bank of the River Moy will be hosting a beautiful evening with nibbles and prosecco for guests upon arrival. Any queries about your big day will be answered and you can view the various designs that can be arranged for it too.

Contact: 096 74472 or [email protected]

2. Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 17:00 – 20:00

With a team of wedding experts devoted to making sure your day runs smoothly and looks spectacular you’ll have all your needs taken care of and any queries answered. With the Clayton Hotel in the same spot – accommodation and reception will be easy-peasy in this 19th century Victorian hotel.

Contact: 01 668 1111

3. Lyrath Estate, Lyrath, Co. Kilkenny

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017, 17:00 – 20:00

The 17th century manor house has plenty to offer with its stunning surroundings, plus you’ll be able to find out oodles more regarding food for the big day and the best spots to take advantage of the stunning lake backdrop.

Contact: 056 776 0088 or [email protected]

4. The Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Date: Thursday 2 November 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

The famous award-winning five-star hotel in Dublin’s city centre is set to give couples a glimpse of all they have to offer including the chef’s creations, a display by the ‘Flowers by The Shelbourne’ team plus design inspiration with gowns from Myrtle Ivory and beauty tips from Triona McCarthy.

It’s invitation only, so try and grab yourself one by emailing [email protected]

5. The K Club, Co. Kildare

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017, 14:00 – 17:00

The luxury five-star hotel boasts stunning grounds, perfect for any wedding day celebration. Undoubtedly the team here will go above and beyond to make décor, style and food everything you could have imagined. To find out what they have to offer give them a call.

Contact: 01 601 7200 or [email protected]

6. Dromoland Estate, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare

Date: Sunday 12 November 2017, 13:00 – 17:00

Feast your eyes on gorgeous white and ivory gowns with a catwalk display from Catwalk Modelling Agency plus have yourself a sneak peek at the bridal suite and secret gardens that will only add glamour and sophistication to your big day.

Contact: 061 368144

7. The G Hotel, Wellpark, Galway city, Galway

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017, Saturday 30 December 2017, Saturday 27 January 2018

The G Hotel boasts a unique interior thanks to designer Philip Treacy who constructed the interiors, which by the way, are a beautiful backdrop to any photos. The award-winning cuisine will no doubt be available to nibble during the wedding fair too.

Contact: 091 865200, [email protected] or make a wedding inquiry here.

8. Virginia Park Lodge, Virginia, Co. Cavan

Date: Thursday 30 November, 16:00 – 20:00, Wednesday 20 December, 16:00 – 20:00

Explore the beautiful woodlands and lakeside area on offer. Take a peek at the areas where guests and yourselves could stay on the big day and the wedding team are there to help guests create the ideal day for them.

And apparently, an appointment is needed. Contact: 049 854 6100 or book here.

9. Newgrange Hotel, Bridge Street, Navan, Co. Meath

Date: Sunday 21 January 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

You may be able to nab yourself some special offers for the day you finally exchange vows and you’ll get to meet the team who will help make your day super special for everyone involved.

Contact: 046 903 3211

10. Great National Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh South, Co Tipperary

Date: Sunday 25 February 2018

The Great National Abbey certainly looks the part, but it also boasts a super reputation for high quality foods and entertainment. They can cater for a small wedding of 20 or for a huge celebration of up to 300 – either way they’ll find the perfect space and décor to suit your big day.

Contact: 067 41111 or [email protected]