Are Wedding Fairs Worth Your Time?
For the wedding industry and couples getting ready to tie the knot, wedding fairs are a big deal every year! As a wedding photographer in Dublin, couples often ask me if the local wedding fairs are worth checking out.
When it comes to wedding fairs, I’d highly recommend visiting at least one or two. To maximise your time, however, it is essential to arrive at every event with a strategy.
Ready to get inspired?
Here’s everything that you need to know about getting the most out of your next wedding fair.
What to Do Before a Wedding Fair
To maximise the time that you spend at a bridal fair, come ready for a long day out! Bring an oversized bag that you can fill up with goodies. Wedding fair vendors have giveaways and brochures that you’ll definitely want to grab and take home.
You will be on your feet all day so wear comfortable walking shoes. A lot of wedding fairs have dresses to try on so wear clothes that are easy to change in and out of. And be sure to bring heels similar to what you’ll wear to the wedding! This will give you a better impression of how each dress would potentially look.
Ps: All images featured in this post were captured by Bruno Rosa
Full description Wedding Open Evening! Meet the team, enjoy a glass of champagne, & discover why Castleknock Hotel is the perfect wedding destination for you and your guests!
DATE: Thurs January 2nd from 6-8 pm
Request your entry calling 01 640 6309 or clicking HERE
Wedding Showcase at Luttrellstown Castle Resort
Special occasions deserve magical surroundings, and the historic grounds of Luttrellstown Castle provide the perfect backdrop for that unforgettable big day.
That is why we are so delighted to invite you to our wedding showcase on Mon, 6 Jan 2020, 20:30 GMT. So you can see for yourself – prepare to be wowed.
On arrival, you'll be served hot refreshments and have the option of attending a guided tour of the grounds, or to explore the resort at your own leisure. Private tours, with our dedicated Wedding Team Heather & Joanne, can also be arranged on the day. It's every bit as good as it sounds.
As a privately owned estate, Luttrellstown Castle Resort offers what so few other venues can: a bespoke experience, set off by the most stunning backdrop imaginable. The Castle offers 12 beautifully appointed bedrooms (20 from April 2020), an impressive library and two breathtaking ballrooms.
The Van Stry accommodates up to 120 guests, while the Kentian can accommodate an additional 60. Both will be set for a wedding party, so you can visualise your own very special day.
At Luttrellstown, we pride ourselves on the quality of the food prepared and presented by our excellent culinary team. You can also look forward to sampling some specially prepared canapés and mini desserts, little tasters of what's to come.
We take pride in ensuring that every tiny detail is taken care of, that your every wish becomes a reality and that even your highest expectations are surpassed. Our Wedding Team will be available to discuss any questions you may have and to share her exhaustive knowledge and experience in how to turn your special day into a real-life fairytale.
Wedding Showcase Details
If you would like to attend, please register here.
And if you needed yet another reason to attend, we'll be offering some very special incentives on wedding receptions held between November and March (subject to terms and conditions).
DATE: Mon, 6 Jan 2020, 20:30 GMT
LOCATION: Castleknock, Co. Dublin, D15 RH92
Request your entry with Heather or Joanne by phone 00 353 (1) 860 9620 or by email [email protected]
Chocolate Factory Wedding Showcase
Come and check out Dublin's sweetest, alternative, city-centre wedding venue - The Chocolate Factory
See our recommended suppliers in action - walkthrough unique ceremony and reception styling brought to you by Once Upon A Wedding, ArtLife and Kopper Kreation, watch some wedding videos with Birds of a Feather, hear some tunes from Sophistafunk/33RPM, chat to in-house photographer, Leanne Keaney, and sample some Blas nibbles, while chatting through menu options from laid back buffet style, to fully served traditional or alternative options - happy to cater for all tastes/dietary preferences!
Our team can coordinate your special day in a matter of weeks, months or over a year, so do book your place for this showcase event to get some inspiration, or chat through what you have in mind!
DATE: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 12:30 – 15:30 GMT
LOCATION: The Chocolate Factory
Kippure Estate - Manor Kilbride, County Wicklow, Blessington, Wicklow, Ireland
We are inviting prospective couples to come and view our venue in full wedding set up on Sunday the 26th January 2020. Appointments only.
Full description Happily ever after begins here at Kippure Estate, we are renowned as one of Ireland's unique and alternative wedding venues. Our stunning setting with uninterrupted views of the Wicklow Mountains is the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photos. We are inviting prospective couples to come and view our venue in full wedding set up on Sunday the 26th January 2020. Appointments are available from 12 noon to 4 pm, to reserve your place email Geraldine at [email protected] Our dedicated team will be on hand to talk you through your options.
DATE: Sunday the 26th January 2020 at 12:00 - 16:00
Request your entry on 014582889 or clicking HERE
The Waterford Castle Spring Wedding Showcase takes place on Sunday, February 2nd.
Visit Ireland's Only Island Castle and discover the possibilities of a wedding at our truly unique venue.
DATE: 02 FEB 2020 - 02 FEB 2020 at 14:00 - 16:30
Request your entry clicking HERE
Weddings Fairs at The Johnstown Estate
The Spectacular Vintage & Bespoke Wedding Fair Carlow
- Live music
- Delicious Food served on site
- Vintage Bridal Models
- Hair and Makeup Demos
- DIY, ideas and inspiration
Make It a Fun Day Out
Come early: Above all else, it is good to arrive early. A lot of wedding fair vendors have giveaways, special offers, and contents that can be great for early birds.
Cloughjordan House Wedding Showcase
DATE: 22 April 2018
LOCATION: Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
Book your tickets via emailing [email protected]
Clontarf Castle Hotel Wedding Showcase
DATE: 22 April 2018 from 13:00-17:00
LOCATION: Clontarf, Dublin 3
Book your tickets by emailing [email protected] or calling 01 833 2321.
Tip- If you are getting married in Dublin, be sure to check out my list of the most beautiful wedding venues in Dublin for weddings of every size and style!
Virginia Park Lodge Wedding Showcase
DATE: 29 April 2018 from 14:00- 17:00
LOCATION: Virginia, Co. Cavan
Book your tickets HERE.
Palmerstown House EstateWedding Open Evening
DATE: 26 April 2018 from 17:00- 20:00
LOCATION: Naas, Co. Kildare
Book your tickets HERE.
Talbot Hotel Wexford Summer Wedding Showcase
LOCATION: Whitewell, Wexford
Loughrea Hotel & Spa Wedding Showcase
DATE: 6 May 2018 from 14:00-17:00
LOCATION: Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, 7 Athenry Rd, St. Laurencesfields, Loughrea, Co. Galway, H62 RC53
Book your tickets via emailing [email protected] or call 091 880 088.
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Wedding Fair
DATE: 17 May 2018, from 17:00- 21:00
LOCATION: Killiney Hill Rd, Scalpwilliam, Killiney, Co. Dublin
Book your tickets by calling 01 230 5461 or email [email protected]
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Salthill Hotel Wedding Fair
DATE: 27 May 2018 from 15:00- 17:00
LOCATION: Promenade, Galway
Oriel House Hotel Wedding Showcase
DATE: 27 May 2018, from 14:00- 17:00
LOCATION: Ballincollig, Cork
Get your tickets HERE.
Summer Wedding Evening at County Arms Hotel
DATE: 8 June 2018 from 17:00- 20:00
LOCATION: Birr, Co. Offaly
For tickets, call 057 912 0791 or email [email protected]
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens Wedding Consultations Days
DATE: 8 June 2018 from 9:00- 17:00
LOCATION: Killarney, Co. Kerry
For tickets, call 064 664 4111 or email [email protected]
The Shelbourne Hotel Wedding Forum
RDS The Wedding and Honeymoon Show
The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair in Cork
The Wedding Journal Show
DATE: 22-23 Sept 2018
LOCATION: Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland
DATE: 29-30 Sept 2018
LOCATION: Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Book your tickets HERE.
The Spectacular Vintage Wedding Fair Dublin
Wedding Show at the Ballygally Castle
DATE: 14 October 2018 from 13:00-16:00
LOCATION: Ballygally Castle Hotel, Coast Road, Ballygally, Co. Antrim
For tickets, email [email protected] or call +44 (0) 28 2858 1066.
Wedding Showcase at Bellinter House 2019-2020
Bellinter House is renowned as one of the most unique wedding venues in Ireland. Awarded recently 'Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in Leinster', 'Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in the Midlands', a 2AA-Rosette Award for food and also the winner of the Luxury Travel Guide - Wedding Award's 'Unique Wedding Venue of the Year', it's the perfect choice for any style-conscious couple.
This stunning 18th-century Georgian manor is set on banks of the River Boyne and offers exclusive use for weddings up to 180 guests. With sweeping lawns, ancient trees and secluded spots for you to explore, Bellinter House creates a distinctive romantic ambience which cannot be replicated anywhere else.
Find out more at our next Wedding Showcase.
Join us for Prosecco & Canapés and see our beautiful house dressed for a wedding, with a selection of our bedrooms available to view.
By appointment only. To book, please contact our Wedding team at Bellinter House by calling 046 9030900 or emailing [email protected]
The Anner Hotel
The Anner Hotel Wedding Showcase is holding a special Twixmas Wedding Showcase Event on Sunday 29th December.
Come and see our stunning wedding venue, and view the banqueting suite & foyer area, as they would be set on the day of a wedding.
Meet with Deirdre Crowe, Wedding & Banqueting Manager, or one of the Wedding Team. It's the perfect opportunity to start planning your Special Day. We look forward to being your host!
DATES: Sunday 29th December 1-5pm
LOCATION: The Anner Hotel