Over 50 per cent of Irish brides say bad weather will disrupt their big day

A new survey has found that over 50 per cent of Irish brides say bad weather will disrupt their big day, with a third citing the likelihood of good weather in summer months as a major factor in choosing the time of year to get married in Ireland.


The survey of over 230 Irish brides was conducted by one of Ireland’s top wedding venues, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, which, in response will launch its new ‘Rain or Shine’ offer at the hotel’s Wedding Fair on October 21st.


The four star Dunboyne Castle Hotel’s new ‘Rain or Shine’ offer takes the stress out of Ireland’s typically bad weather for brides and grooms. If the sun shines, the bridal party can have their photography taken in the hotel’s picturesque tree-lined grounds. If the weather is not so good, photography can be taken in the hotel’s light-filled Castle Lounge and originally restored Dunboyne Mansion, with a romantic, candle-lit drinks reception.


“We want to give people the wedding of their dreams and this survey is so useful in identifying that for an incredible 53 per cent of brides-to-be surveyed, bad weather is a real wedding worry” said Elisabet Diaz, General Manager of Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa.


The survey also found that over half of respondents said the reputation of wedding venues was a primary factor in choosing a location, more specifically those with great surroundings and photo opportunities. Over 70 per cent choose the weekend to get married for guest’s convenience with Saturday being the most popular day. 


Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa’s Wedding Fair will feature everything the engaged couple needs to create their perfect wedding from the latest trend – providing guests with a gorgeous ‘pick n’ mix’ sweet selection – to wedding bands, DJ’s, décor and luxury cars.  The room will also be dressed as a real wedding to give bridal parties a real sense of what their special day will look like. 


The Fair will also feature a Bridal fashion show of Ciara Roe bridal gowns as well as the perfect ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfits. To entertain visitors, there will be performances by wedding favourites The Halleluiah Gospel Choir and dancers, Celtic Fusion. All couples who book their wedding at Dunboyne Castle Hotel’s Wedding Fair will be given a complimentary overnight with breakfast at the hotel’s sister property, Dublin‘s five star boutique Dylan Hotel.


Renowned for its friendly service, sweeping grounds and the beautiful décor of the original Dunboyne House, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa offers couples the ideal wedding destination in the countryside, just minutes from Dublin. The bridal party and guests can also enjoy the hotel’s Ivy Brasserie and its award-winning Seoíd Spa, set over three floors with one of Ireland’s most extensive thermal treatment facilities.


The Wedding Fair at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa takes place from 1 – 5 pm, Sunday, October 21st. See www.dunboynecastlehotel.com

Cromleach Lodge provides an idyllic setting for weddings and weekend breaks

Cromleach Lodge Country House, Sligo, is situated in the quiet hills above one of Ireland’s most renowned trout fishing lakes, Lough Arrow on the borders of Counties Roscommon & Leitrim. This 4* Luxury Sligo Hotel is famous for it’s fine cuisine, splendid accomodation and genuine Irish Hospiality. It is an excellent destination wedding venue with it’s own wedding co-ordinator to help tailor every aspect of your wedding. A Champagne Wedding Showaround is taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of January 2010.

To find out more about Cromleach House 4* Luxury Hotel, Spa and Wedding Venue click here.
In the video below one of the proprietors Christy Tighe speaks to a local writer Brian Leydon. Several other videos are available on their website