How To... Find the Perfect Wedding Venue
When planning a wedding one of the biggest challenges a couple will face is where to have it. Ireland has a huge variety of wedding venues across the country from castles and country houses to hotels and restaurants.
Wedding planner and owner of Rosie The Wedding Planner, Rosemarie Meleady, has been planning weddings in Ireland and abroad for over 12 years. 'The average number a couple can expect to look at is four or five. At that stage you have enough to do comparisons and you have a better picture of your list of requirements for a venue."
Claire Moran from the The Lodge at Ashford Castle says that the key to finding a venue is finding one that sits perfectly with both people. “Couples need to choose somewhere, where they both feel like they can totally relax and somewhere, where they would like to come and stay outside of their wedding. If they choose a venue based around this they will be able to enjoy their wedding planning and trust in the venue to do all the hard work."