Wedding in Ireland
Our customizable wedding packages are perfect for couples from abroad, who want to get married in Ireland in an intimate celebration, with least hassle and without breaking the bank. From the initial enquiry to on-the-day coordination, your dedicated local planner will take care of your small destination wedding in Ireland from start to finish.
Example Package for Small Weddings in Ireland
We recommend to start with the Orchard Package, which we specifically designed for small celebrations with up to 60 guests, and tailor it for your intimate wedding in Ireland. However, feel free to also check out other wedding packages in our brochure.
Your dedicated wedding planner in Ireland will be your personal guide from the time you first enquire about our services to being your coordinator on the big day. She is your single point of contact for all your wedding needs.
Let us know how you envisage your ceremony and we will find the perfect location to fit. Get married with the majestic Irish landscape the background, inside a real Medieval castle, within the grounds of a rustic country cottage or at one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels. Whatever your idea of the perfect ceremony location for your wedding in Ireland, we will help make it a reality.
There are several options of where to continue the celebrations after your ceremony. Join your guests at the local pub for an informal meal and plenty of Guinness, become a Lord and Lady for the night and dine in your very own private castle or choose a stunning function room within one of Ireland’s numerous manor houses and stately country homes. Tell us your wish and we will find the right reception venue to suit.
You never have to worry about the logistics of planning your reception. Our local planner will calculate every single detail and make sure that nothing is forgotten about in planning the evening portion of your destination wedding in Ireland.
Your wedding planner or a dedicated wedding coordinator will be present on-site for 8 hours to make sure all the details are smoothly executed on the day. She will manage the vendors, oversee setup and keep everything running according to the timeline.
We will chose the right Officiant for your type of ceremony, be that a Registrar for a Civil wedding, a Humanist, Spiritual or Secular Officiant for a legally-binding ceremony, a Celebrant for a Symbolic blessing or a Priest for a traditional Religious celebration.
We don’t want you to miss a single moment of your big day so the Orchard package comes with full day photography coverage of 8 hours. You will receive a complete set of edited pictures within about 8 weeks of the wedding day via an online gallery where you can easily access, share and download your photos. Should you want to purchase prints or an album, you can do so directly with the photographer upon receiving your photos.
Tell us your colour and floral preferences and we’ll make your bouquet and your groom’s boutonniere exactly as you envisioned. Our florists and stylists are the finest in Ireland so expect them to work around your requests no matter how unique they may be!
In addition to the Bridal Bouquet and a matching Groom’s Boutonniere we will also provide:
3 x Bridesmaids’ bouquets
5 x Extra boutonnières
1 x Arch for the Ceremony
10 x Pew ends / Chair ties
5 x Table centrepieces
All will be customized to complement your venue and chosen theme, making sure your intimate wedding in Ireland looks the way you imagined.
All you have to do is to close your eyes, dab your lips, turn to the left or to the right, look up or down, and follow all the other instructions of our hair and makeup artists as they turn you into a queen on your wedding day!
Include Bridesmaids and family members in your wedding pampering session so they too can look their best for your big day. Our beauty team will get you prepped and ready from the comfort of your accommodation.
*Price based on a bridal party of 3 Bridesmaids and 2 Mums
We’ll set the mood of your ceremony by filling the room with a romantic melody performed by a professional solo musician. Tell us your requests or pick from the musician’s recommended repertoire.
After a hearty Irish meal it’s time to party! Our specialist DJ’s will have you dancing the night away to your favorite tracks and of course throw in a few must-have Irish jigs to complete your destination wedding in Ireland.
Personalise your wedding package by removing or replacing services you don’t need, add elements from our list of extra services or simply tell is what you have in mind by sending an enquiry or directly scheduling a call with one of our wedding planners.
From €11850 for up to 60 people (excluding venue hire and catering)
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Check out other packages:
BLOSSOM for elopements and smaller weddings with some guests.
SEED to renew vows or elope just the two of you, or with a few guests.
Customize Your Irish Wedding Package
We never want to restrict you to a fixed package for your small wedding in Ireland, hence we welcome you to personalize it to your own needs by adding extra services and removing or exchanging ones you don’t need.
Add extra services
Is the Orchard package missing a key element that you want included for your wedding? No problem! Check out our list on optional add-on services by downloading out brochure below and let you planner know what extra services you want to have for your overseas wedding in Ireland.
Replace or remove
Feel free to simply exchange one service for another. Perhaps you have your own photographer? You can swap photography for videography instead! Or want to do your own hair & makeup? Exchange it for more flowers or a delicious cake. Talk to your wedding planer for options on how to customize.
Tell us your preferences
Confused by all the options? We make it easy for you to built a personalized package. From your initial enquiry, our local wedding planner in Ireland will be there to walk through everything so you have make an informed decision. So just tell her what you’re dreaming of for your wedding in Ireland!
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FAQs and useful information
Types of Marriage Ceremonies in Ireland
So what’s the difference between a symbolic, legally binding, religious, and civil wedding? That’s exactly what we’re going to answer for you here. We believe that every couple has individuality in terms of perspective about the ceremony. This uniqueness is best expressed in the type of ceremony you will choose. Get more details about our legal and symbolic wedding packages for Ireland, by requesting for our brochure.
This is a straightforward, legally-binding type of ceremony where your marriage is registered in Ireland and which complies with the Irish laws. Civil weddings can only be held indoors at a licensed venue and performed by a Registrar only on working days, which are Monday – Friday.
Catholic weddings are the second most common legally-binding ceremonies in Ireland. Having a Catholic ceremony in Ireland requires following the rules of marriage outlined by the Church, which includes undergoing a pre-marital course. This type of ceremony can only take place in a consecrated church or chapel.
These are non-religious and non-denominational weddings that have recently been recognized as legally-binding in Ireland. It’s a more relaxed and free-flowing ceremony that requires only two officiant elements and it can take place in any location (including outdoor) as long as it’s open to the public.
This is not too different from a Humanist ceremony as it’s also non-denominational and does not conform to mainstream religious beliefs. Spiritual ceremonies are performed by a member of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland. Being a more liberal ceremony, it can take place on any day of the week, either indoors or outside.
…still not sure?
It’s not that easy, we know. But not to worry, brides and grooms, because your dedicated wedding planner will explain all of the inclusions in our Irish wedding packages to help you make the right choice.
Where to Get Married in Ireland
Forget about frantically searching for a venue for your intimate wedding in Ireland from across the pond – because we have already done the hard work for you! Over the years we have been compiling a long list of the best venues in Ireland for a small wedding, filtering out anything that’s less than perfect and constantly in the know with what exciting new venues have recently opened their doors.
From majestic outdoor locations like the ruins of medieval castles, churches and abbeys to the halls of gorgeous country houses and romantic function rooms of luxurious manor houses. Whatever location you are after for your small destination wedding in Ireland, we’ve found it.
Have a look at a selection of our wedding venues online or get in touch and let us find something special just for you:
About Our Wedding Packages
With our years of experience in planning and arranging bespoke destination weddings, we’ve learned how to craft the most efficient and best value wedding packages for Ireland. Check out everything you need to know about these packages by requesting our brochure.
If you prefer to organize your elopement yourself, of course you are free to do so. We are not making our money from referrals or commission from the suppliers that you will encounter on our website. What you pay working with us is the good service that a network of experienced wedding professionals with whom we have long time relationships guarantees and, of course, the preferred rates that they offer us.
Included in our package is a Live Music performance for your wedding ceremony and reception.
We have in our team, talented traditional Irish musicians who play the harp, flute, and concertinas. They are the ones who will perform on your wedding day and you have the option for the instrument the musicians will use.
Because they are traditional Irish musicians, they play traditional music too. But we have a list of popular wedding ceremony songs and music that you can ask them to play for you. You can also make your own suggestions to them and see how they can play it for you.
Yes! If you include On-the-Day Coordination for your wedding, an experienced team member will be there in person from start to finish to make sure that everything runs smoothly. Your dedicated wedding planner will coordinate your wedding day and take care of any issue that might arise, so that you can completely relax and focus on the two of you.
Unfortunately, there are absolutely no guarantees when it comes to Irish weather! In recent years, some of our couples who eloped in April or October had better weather or their wedding day than those who tied the knot in July or August. In general, second half of the year in Ireland is wetter and windier than the first half, with the wettest months typically being August and December. For outdoor locations it’s best to avoid the colder months from November though to February (unless you are happy wear a nice warm cover-up over your wedding dress!). The peak summer months for tourist activity and highest temperatures are considered to be June, July and August, but September can also be quite balmy. So in choosing a date for your ceremony, don’t try to predict the weather! Go with what feels more natural. If you want to be married on the anniversary of your first kiss but it’s in January, then go for it! Rain or not, the day will be extra special.
If you’ve chosen to get married in an outdoor location, remember there is always the risk that you will get wet. An indoor ceremony backup plan usually comes at an additional cost, regardless of whether you actually end up using it or not. We advice our clients that unless the weather is particularly bad, it’s usually enough to just postpone the ceremony by about half an hour to allow the rain to pass. But in the case of expected prolonged rain, our advice is to make sure you book your wedding night accommodation at a nice hotel that has a suitable room (usually a communal area of the hotel or a dedicated function room) where you can hold the ceremony as a last resort.
Help with legal paperwork is a key element of our Elopement Package and we will personally guide you through each step of the process. But in essence, having a legally-binding wedding ceremony in Ireland requires four things:
1) Sending in your application a minimum 3 months in advance of the wedding day,
2) Meeting with the Registrar in person at least 5 calendar days before the wedding,
3) Having two Witnesses present at your ceremony,
4) Making sure your chosen ceremony location is suitable for a legally-binding marriage ceremony.
Absolutely! After the ceremony is over and you’ve sent off the signed Marriage Registration Form back to the Registrar, within a few weeks they will post you your marriage certificate. To register the marriage in your home country just take your marriage certificate to the local courthouse or other government body which is responsible for the civil register in your country.
Yes, you do if you want to be legally married in Ireland. The meeting must take place minimum 5 calendar days before the ceremony and an appointment can only be given on weekdays (Monday to Friday). If your wedding is on Friday, the meeting must take place latest on Fri-day the week before.
Your local wedding planner
Having served dozens of couples from around the world, she’s your main contact person and the most helpful guide you can have in planning intimate weddings, elopements, and vow renewals in Ireland.
My husband and I decided on having a small intimate wedding ceremony in Ireland and came across Peach Perfect Weddings on the internet. We were going to be traveling from the United States and were not familiar with any venues or vendors in Ireland, as we had never been before. I first contacted them through their website and quickly heard back from Lisa who was able to give us brochures and answer all of our questions regarding the wedding planning process. Once we decided to go through with everything for sure, Lisa helped with every single detail from the very beginning. She was truly so helpful, quick to respond, and quite simply amazing! We initially had a phone conversation and then because it was easier for us, we coordinated strictly through e-mail. She organized everything from the ceremony site, florist, photographer, etc., (all of which were equally amazing!) A couple of weeks before the wedding she sent out a time line of events and on the day of the ceremony everyone/ everything happened almost exactly according to the plan! We had one hiccup, as we had to change the ceremony location about an hour prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony! (Due to unknown construction) Lisa and the team worked extremely quickly and efficiently to ensure things would be just as perfect and beautiful with very little time to spare. In the end, we could not have asked for a better location and team! We were so lucky to have amazing weather and ended up at the most beautiful location after all! THANK YOU to Lisa, Peach Perfect Weddings, and all of the vendors who helped make our big day SO special!!!
Me and my husband, Len, decided to have a small wedding in Ireland. The people with peach perfect wedding made it possible. Lisa Davies, our coordinator was awesome! She found all the most amazing vendors from florist to cake to transportation to music. She made it happen for us. Even though we mainly corresponded through email and a few times over the phone she was amazing. We met on the day of and she made sure everything was running so smoothly. I was so relaxed about the ceremony because I knew everything was just going to be great and it was! Thank you peach perfect and a real big thanks to Lisa for making our dream wedding happen!!!
Weather… Best Time for a Destination Wedding in Ireland
“I’m looking forward to summer… the rain gets warmer”. This is what they say in Ireland, so you can clearly see the risks there! Irish weather is so unpredictable that recently some of our couples who got married there in April or October had a good weather, while for others who chose July or August their wedding day was not only cloudy, but rainy too!
What we suggest for your outdoor wedding in Ireland however, is to avoid the months from November to February, as they tend to be colder, wetter and windier. The peak period for weddings in Ireland is from June to the beginning of September, as these are the warmer months of the year. But let’s not underestimate May, which statistically has the longest sunshine hours and the lowest amount of rain throughout the whole year.
But in general, whichever month you opt for your special day, just don’t try to predict the weather and go for the date which speaks the most to you! In the end, you would either have an indoors backup plan (which almost always comes at an additional cost, however) or probably it would be enough to just postpone the ceremony by half an hour until the rain stops.
As a last resort, booking for your first night as husband and wife in a romantic hotel which has an internal room available for ceremonies, can turn to be the perfect plan B!