TOP WEDDING VENUES IRELAND

Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club

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On Sunday 9th June, My family and I Traveled to the stunning , Slieve Russell hotel cavan, as the venue held a wedding showcase day for bride and grooms getting married, For me i seeked this great opportunity to explore this wedding venue and as a photographer from derry, hotels in co cavan aren't particularly on my doorstep and on a real wedding day there is never mush time to check out all its glory. As I have a few weddings coming up which are booked at the Slieve Russell cavan. I decided to make a family day out so that I could get familiar with all areas of the wedding hotel of choice for some of my couples, my thoughts were my family can make use of the Slieve Russell spa and i could venture around areas of the hotel and explore the secret gardens hidden within this luxury hotel accommodation and popular Irish wedding venue ...

As a Wedding photographer from Northern Ireland, I have found that over the years, past couples and even those now Planning their marriage in NI for 2019, 2020 and beyond are opting for wedding venues a little further a field than NI. Although wedding venues in Northern Ireland are plentiful, equally as Stunning and even with some voted top wedding hotels Ireland. the Slieve Russell's golf hotel and surroundings land and lakes is no doubt what attracts couples to book their wedding reception at this hotel in cavan, Ballyconnell, also with the growing trend and this modern love for civil /humanist wedding ceremony this could be in favour to this Ballyconnell getaway. it facilities of various rooms provides couples with the perfect romantic wedding day setups. which are ideal for outdoor and indoor humanist wedding vows , civil ceremony or other marriage bonding ideas Ireland.

Hotel wedding room styling Ideas

‘The Woodford and Erne suite, which I like to call the ‘pink’ room is my favourite of the two, while creating these images I felt it was important to capture the soft , blush romantic ambience of this room.

The Woodford and Erne suite set up for the wedding showcase day

The Woodford and Erne suite set up for the wedding showcase day

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cake design :  bouquets 2 banquet , cavan

cake design : bouquets 2 banquet, cavan

centre pieces :  bouquets 2 banquet ,

centre pieces : bouquets 2 banquet,

the ‘pink’ room is just stunning with its romantic lighting, elegant table settings and warm tones

the ‘pink’ room is just stunning with its romantic lighting, elegant table settings and warm tones

the Cranaghan Suite at the slieve russell spa, room decor and flowers by   Sheefin Flowers Mullingar

the Cranaghan Suite at the slieve russell spa, room decor and flowers by Sheefin Flowers Mullingar

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room set up for indoor wedding ceremonies at the slieve russell

room set up for indoor wedding ceremonies at the slieve russell

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PLanning aN outdoor wedding ceremonY?

You have to agree , planning an outdoor wedding service in Ireland is not for the faint hearted, ireland knowing throughout the world for its vast array of unpredictable elements and wet climate, and for us poor Irish a summer wedding doesn’t always mean sun shine and glory. But for those that are considering a romantic outdoor wedding , and don’t doubt it for a second that there is no where in this world nicer when the clouds clear and the sun shines bright , this golfing hotel showcased how your wedding ceremony outdoors could be for these brave couples. But if you don’t want to leave things to chance then they also have the facilities to move things indoors also.

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What are the different types of wedding ceremonies?

There are six main different types of wedding ceremonies

  • Religious Services

  • Interfaith Ceremonies.

  • Non-Denominational Ceremonies.

  • Civil Ceremony.

  • Humanist wedding proceedings.

  • and Same Sex Weddings. ...

and with the growing trend for elopement weddings in Ireland. Humanist ceremonies and the likes seem to be what more and more couples are opting for these days. or foreign couples are traveling to elope in mystlical Ireland.

what is a humanist wedding?

I had the pleasure of Photographing and experiencing a ceremony of this type and it was definitely something very unique and beautiful - A humanist ceremony allows people to have a meaningful intimate ceremony that is designed by the couple, and one that is non religious. It allows those the freedom to get married outdoors, or wherever they would like, in particular, and perhaps in places that are not licensed for civil weddings in Ireland, or uk

Ireland is a Desired choice for humanist wedding ceremonies, with its acres of vast beauty , Endless choice of enchanting castles of Ireland, and mountains and hills galore. you can see why any couple planning a humanist , elopement wedding. Dream of exchanging Wedding vows around this stunning emerald island , I believe the Russell hotel provides for this new way of getting married, with their newly furnished luxury suites and a tranquil setting outdoors. it is the perfect wedding venue for this unique bond to marriage.

Elopement weddings in Northern Ireland are fast becoming a popular alternative to the traditional way couples get married and how they exchange Their vows in these modern days. what are your views on humanist weddings?

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the slieve russell allocated this outdoor ceremony space in this beautiful setting for civil ceremonies or alternately they can be held within the secret enclosed gardens of the grounds close by. with wedding guest seating suited for our unpredictable irish weather, and although in a wide open space, it has a lovely feel of intimacy also.

outdoor seating arranged by the hotel and flower arrangement by  bouquets 2 banquet

outdoor seating arranged by the hotel and flower arrangement by bouquets 2 banquet

Pictured : My little crew as they meet me back at the front of the hotel ,

Pictured : My little crew as they meet me back at the front of the hotel ,

I spent a few hours exploring the different areas and enjoyed getting lost around the secret gardens of this cavan hotel, while my family used complimentary access to the pool and spa.

on a final note this trip has left me more educated and prepared for the future weddings i will be shooting at this incredible wedding venue and hotel, i feel like i can get the most from all its luxuries and i’m really excited to come back.

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thank you to the staff and hotel manager Tony Walker for inviting me down, showing me around and warmly welcoming my family who had a great time at the leisure centre and spa while i explored …

I have great reviews for this hotel as a venue, Whether it be for the dream wedding, a great family day out, round of golf or a spa weekend getaway… you can now see for yourself from what I’ve documented if you love this hotel as much as i love to shoot at it.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WEDDINGS AT SILEVE RUSSELL OR DIRECTIONS TO THE SILEVE RUSSELL CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE

https://www.slieverussell.ie