Wedding in Northern Ireland
Have you always desired a dramatic location where you and your spouse can exchange vows? Maybe you want an intimate celebration with only the most special people in your lives who really want to witness that meaningful day. If this is the dream you have in your heart, then a small destination wedding in Northern Ireland might be the perfect match for you.
Example Package for Intimate Weddings in NI
We think the best way to create your unique wedding package is to start with the suggested Orchard Package below and customize it for your own intimate wedding in Northern Ireland. Our packages are designed for events with more or less 20 to 60 guests. We also recommend to check out our other wedding packages in Northern Ireland in our brochure.
From your initial enquiry right through to the wedding day itself, your dedicated destination wedding planner will be your only point of contact through the entire process of planning your intimate wedding in Northern Ireland.
From reserving a local restaurant fit for your group size, to organising exclusive catering at your wedding venue: we will plan all the details of the reception for you so you have nothing to worry about. We will work with vendors and timelines to ensure the reception runs smoothly on your wedding day in NI.
The Orchard package includes 8 hours of consecutive photography capturing every special moment of you getting married in NI. Within 6 weeks you can relive the special day with a minimum of 100 edited images that you can download and share via an online gallery.
We work with the best florists in the country to deliver a beautiful bouquet and matching buttonhole right as you envisioned them.
We can arrange for additional flowers to be provided for the bridal party, parents and ceremony/reception dressing. Additional flowers included in the Orchard package are:
3 x Bridesmaids’ bouquets
5 x Extra boutonnières
1 x Arch for the Ceremony
10 x Pew ends / Chair ties
5 x Table centrepieces
Remember that you can customize these inclusions to suit your own wedding!
Hair & Makeup can be arranged for the bridal party to make sure that everyone feels like a million dollars on the day.
*Price based on a bridal party of 3 Bridesmaids and 2 Mums
Let one of our talented solo musicians create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding ceremony in Northern Ireland. Be it a guitar, harp or even bagpipes, the live ceremony music will make the ceremony end on the right note.
Personalise the package to get married in NI truly the way you imagined – just let your wedding planner know exactly what you would like included and we will create a custom package specifically for you.
From €12960 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 NI Wedding Package
We’d like to emphasize that we’re not just offering an off-the-shelf package for your destination wedding in Northern Ireland. We love to give you the freedom of deciding which services you’d want us to provide for you. So feel free to add, remove, and replace inclusions that you see from our brochure or tell us if you have any other ideas in mind.
Add extra services
Don’t be afraid to ask us for special requests or services that you think you’ll need when you get married in Northern Ireland. Look at our brochure for NI weddings and add anything that’s perfect for your big day. If there’s a service you don’t see listed there, just ask!
Replace or remove
Marry in Northern Ireland with only the essentials based on your preferences. So if you see an inclusion in our package for small wedding in Northern Ireland that is not rhyming with your taste, ask us to remove it. You can even replace another service instead. Yes, you’re free to do that!
Tell us your preferences
It is your day. We know that! So it’s also all about your style, your personality, and your preferences. Tell us your vision and our wedding vendors will harmoniously work out a solution to follow your desires. Trust their experience and talent because we work only with the best!
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Pricing details and breakdown
Package customization options
Legal marriage requirements
FAQs and useful information
Types of Wedding Ceremonies in NI
Speaking of the type of ceremony, we give couples the freedom to have a civil, symbolic, legally-binding, or religious celebration. You might have an idea what kind of ceremony you’ll have, so read on to match which type is most fitting for you. Request our brochure to read more.
A civil marriage is legally-binding and may only be conducted by the registrar or deputy registrar for the district in which it is to take place, in the Registrar’s Office or at an approved venue. You can also apply for temporary approval for a civil ceremony at a place of your own choice. Civil ceremonies can take place any day of the week, including national holidays.
If you’re chosen spot for the ceremony isn’t licensed to hold weddings or you were denied temporary approval, you can opt for for the ceremony to be performed by a Minister of any recognized Religious body or organisation. In Northern Ireland, Religious wedding ceremonies can take place anywhere, including outdoors, if the Minister agrees to the location.
Symbolic ceremonies are perfect for couples who want a totally hassle-free marriage abroad, without having to deal with any legal paperwork or following the requirements. Couples who are already married at home and those free-spirited ones who go for a symbolic wedding just for the chance to marry in a dramatic outdoor location.
…still not sure?
Got some questions? Don’t worry! Your dedicated local planner in Northern Ireland will help you understand and choose the right inclusions for your Northern Ireland wedding package.
Where to Marry in Northern Ireland
Nope. You don’t need to travel to the other side of the world only to choose the best spot for an NI wedding. We have done that for you. As wedding planners for a long time, we’ve hand-picked and personally examined the most beautiful places to have an intimate wedding in Northern Ireland!
From the breathtaking cliff-top castles, to historic castle ruins, and fine white-sand coasts enclosed in century-old rock formations, there are millions of reasons why Northern Ireland marriages are one of a kind! You might even find yourself saying “I do” in a Game of Thrones film location with towering trees that overwhelm.
Have you seen any of them, by the way? If not, you better check out our page specially made for
About Our Wedding Packages
Our many years of creating destination weddings helped us build valuable relationship with different vendors in Northern Ireland. We’ve chosen only the most talented professionals to include in our wedding packages. See more details of our wedding packages in NI, request our brochure.
In every destination, we work with trusted and experienced photographers whom all our clients were very happy to work with.
However, we do have other vendors available in case you are looking for a different style of photography for your destination wedding in Europe.
Our couples go for a package for their wedding day basically because they’re searching for a stress-free and easy wedding planning process. They trust that all the wedding professionals involved have years of experience in the field and will do their best in making their special day truly unique. Wedding vendors are directly chosen and booked by your dedicated wedding planner in Peach Perfect Weddings, so that you don’t have to worry about all the bits and pieces but rather just have one single point of contact from start to finish.
Bespoke weddings are definitely more for couples who want to be involved 100% in the planning process, and naturally are prone to spend more time (and money!) for their wedding.
Absolutely! Within three days after the ceremony is over you must send the signed marriage schedule back to the Registrar (or hand it in personally). Afterwards you will be able to order a copy of your marriage certificate online. To register the marriage in your home country just take this marriage certificate to the local courthouse or other government body which is responsible for the civil register in your country.
Unlike the Republic of Ireland, the legal requirements to get married in Northern Ireland are slightly simpler. You must give the Registrar a minimum of 28 days notice before the suggested wedding date (versus 3 months in the republic of Ireland). The marriage application can be submitted by post and both yourself and the Officiant will need to sign hard copies of the application form. (There is no requirement for an in-person meeting with the Registrar). Non-UK, EEA or Swiss citizens will also need to obtain a Marriage Visa and complete an Immigration Status Statement. Proof of both these documents needs to be submitted together with your Marriage Notice Application Form.
The warmest months of the year in Northern Ireland are July and August, however they are also some of the wettest. On average, the rainiest month tends to be October whilst April and May is when you can enjoy the least amount of rain. We advice to avoid eloping to Northern Ireland during the colder months between November and March. Whilst the best month to get married in Northern Ireland is probably May because it sees the least amount of rain, most hours of sunshine per day and relatively high temperatures. Please do not predict the weather when you choose your wedding date! Choose what feels natural of meaningful for you and it’s going to be just perfect, rain or not.
Yes! In the case of all except Civil ceremonies performed by the Registrar and traditional Catholic (or other religious) ceremonies you can customise your ceremony wording. You can write and say your own vows in all types of ceremonies.
No, when doing a symbolic ceremony (i.e. non legally-binding ceremony) there are no legal requirements to follow!
Your local wedding planner
Highlighting Northern Ireland as the hidden gem of European wedding destinations, Lorraine is your personal contact when it comes to organizing a destination wedding in Northern Ireland that will meet all your expectations. When Lorraine isn’t creating a new Pinterest boards she also enjoys painting, board games and Game of Thrones (filmed right here in Northern Ireland)!
My husband and I wanted a small, intimate wedding with just our immediate families present. For months, I had searched the internet through just about every venue in Ireland, when one day I stumbled across Peach Perfect Weddings. I chatted with Yana and gave her a few details of what we were looking for, and it was as though she knew me from that single conversation. Every single detail of our wedding was an absolute perfect fit for us. The venue was secluded and straight out of a fairy tale; the photographer, Nerijus, was amazing; the food from ChefHire.ie was unbelievably delicious. We had a slight hiccup with my bouquet, but Yana went above and beyond and had everything fixed with a new bouquet (even more beautiful than what I had imagined), created and sent within a matter of minutes. It was incredible! She even snagged one of the best hair/makeup artists for me when she heard she happened to be available on my day. Thank you, Peach Perfect Weddings, for making this planning process so simple and stress-free (on our end, at least). I cannot possibly thank Yana enough for suggesting such a perfect location and for assembling an amazing crew to make our day so wonderfully special.
Yana made our special day truly incredible and worry-free! From the initial Skype phone call to the email correspondences leading up to the big day and beyond – Yana was extremely responsive and thorough. She was always there to help answer my questions and provide clarity on any items that required additional detail and helped to customize our “package” most suitable for us!
Who would have thought planning an elopement/marriage “on the other side of the world” from the US to Ireland would be such a breeze! For our special day, everything went splendid without a hitch! It was a fairy tale we will always remember. So magical! Her vendors for the floral, cake, photography and transportation truly mirror Yana and her service – 5 Stars!!! The entire team made our wedding so special. Everyone was such a delight and so personable and professional. We truly could not have asked for a more memorable wedding in Ireland which was completed with such ease. I can’t thank Yana enough! Our experience truly holds a special place in our hearts.
Weather… When To Get Married in Northern Ireland
Get married in Northern Ireland expecting momentary drizzles. It’s a mountainous region and it receives around 10-15 days of rain each month, even in summer, so be prepared! But you know, rainfalls usually last only for a short period of time in Norther Ireland, plus they make for a perfectly dramatic atmosphere for photoshoots. So the best options for an outdoor wedding in Northern Ireland would be to just wait for some minutes for the rain to pass, or to book your accommodation in a nice hotel with some sort of common space where your ceremony could take place – in case the rainfall really doesn’t stop!
To enjoy nature at its best, plan your overseas wedding in Northern Ireland between July and August. In these summer months, in fact, greenery looks so colorful and vibrant, temperatures are mild and rainfalls are a bit less expected. But what characterizes the most this region are falling leaves and golden tones, right? For this kind of scenery, come and get married in Northern Ireland during fall (from August to October) or spring (from February to April). During these months, you’ll assist to a lovely transformation of trees from green to gold, red and brown.
From November to March winter is at its peak in Northern Ireland, and we actually don’t advise our couples to plan their event here during this period of the year. You could just feel too uncomfortable with the cold temperatures and the imminent rain.
How to Plan a Destination Wedding in NI
Planning your destination wedding from afar can seem daunting, but you can rest assured that your local wedding planner will help you every step of the way. After your initial contact with us we will guide you through the steps one by one. From your initial enquiry we will find out how many guests you are expecting, if you’re having a bridal party and what sort of services you are interested in. Choose the package that suits you best or create a bespoke set of services – we guarantee you will love our local and talented vendors that are handpicked by us.
A booking agreement will be sent out to you and once signed and returned, an invoice will be issued for the deposit. The agreement will contain the breakdown of the payments and the dates they will need to be paid – don’t worry, we’ll send you friendly reminders before each payment is due.
We will begin by discussing dates and venues you might already have in mind for your small wedding abroad, but if you’re starting on a blank page that’s OK too – let our local wedding planner suggest various venues and locations that are picture perfect.
We will liaise with you at your convenience by whichever method you prefer, typically phone or email. Once the booking is confirmed the fun of the planning can start! If you already have photos ideas of flowers you would like on the day, just send them through . Also, if you have a piece of music that is special to you both, we can arrange for the musician to play it on the day. A helping hand along the way, we will guide you through all the steps.
On-the-day coordination is included in both the Blossom and Orchard packages, which we recommend for small weddings in Northern Ireland – we will prepare a timeline arranged prior to the big day that is circulated to the couple and vendors to ensure everything runs to time. Plus, your coordinator will ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day and more importantly that you simply get to enjoy your destination wedding in Northen Ireland.