“It went by so fast.”
“It was all over in the blink of an eye.”
These are the number one statements heard from newlyweds after their wedding day.
With only one evening to celebrate with guests – amidst the emotion and commotion of the big day – little time is actually spent enjoying the company of family and friends.
But your wedding doesn’t have to be that way.
Celebrations can extend over a few days, allowing for quality time and stress-free festivities. After all, marrying the person of your dreams is one of the biggest, most joyful times in your life.
Extend Your Wedding Celebration
How can you extend your wedding celebration in a manageable way that will allow everyone to relax and spend quality time together? With a destination wedding, you have the time and energy for a celebration that lasts more than just a day.
A 3 day destination wedding, like the ones we host at Ballybeg House, are all arranged by wedding planning experts and allow for a truly memorable and meaningful celebration. When your family and close friends travel to a destination like Ireland, there’s a unique opportunity to create powerful and lasting memories.
Make the Most of Your Time Together
Planning three days of fun and leisure including a welcome party, wedding day, and day after party prolongs the fun and gives the bride and groom more time to cherish the moments. And don’t fret about planning all the parties, we make the entire process easy and stress-free. We take care of all the details and organization – you just have to tell us your preferences and desires.
Here’s a 3 day destination wedding outline. Envision the details that would be best for you and your fiancé.
Day 1: Welcome Party
Start your wedding celebrations off in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Guests traveling from afar will appreciate being greeted and welcomed upon their arrival. For those traveling abroad for the first time, this will make them feel at home right away.
Welcome your guests in a breathtaking location like County Wicklow, Ireland and allow your family and friends to set aside everything going on at home, work, and elsewhere. This party kick-starts an extraordinary vacation with hardly any planning at all.
Your welcome party sets the tone for the 3 day celebration, allowing you and your guests to connect and enjoy each other’s company. You can design the welcome party however you want, but a common choice is a relaxed afternoon or evening with light Irish foods along with drinks and casual visiting. Guests can come and go as they please, with time to relax in their room if needed.
During this intimate welcome party, you can greet and visit with every guest attending your wedding. You can share with them your sincere appreciation for their attendance and catch up on the important things in life.
On day one, your guests will already feel cared for and appreciated – and you’ll feel incredibly loved and cherished. And all before the official wedding day even begins.
Day 2: Wedding Day
Destination weddings allow for a laid back affair, especially if you’re having an on-site wedding in our medieval Ayers ceremony room. Its open stonework adorned with ivy, candle chandeliers and roaring turf fires create the perfect ambiance for a personal and intimate ceremony.
The ceremony room is just steps away from the exquisite house where you’ll be staying. On your wedding day, you’ll be at your venue in a matter of minutes. The close proximity makes the whole day more relaxed, allowing you to bask in and appreciate every minute.
Vendors for hair, makeup, and photography come on-site, giving you peace of mind and extra time to spend with close family and friends who have made the journey. Rather than rushing from location to location, walk the gardens and sip mimosas together.
At your ceremony, special moments are easily included with the help of wedding planning experts. Because the weight is lifted from your shoulders, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Instead, soak in your entire ceremony from beginning to end – and not miss a single moment.
Your guests will enjoy the intimate feel of your ceremony and appreciate the marvelous energy of such a stunning locale.
From there, you and your guests will meander along the path through the gardens to the house for the reception (or outside on the lawns if the weather permits). You’ll enter the Victorian style marquee for dinner service, with dancing and merriment a-plenty! A hackney taxi service is on hand to ferry your guests away later during the small hours.
With everything taken care of, you can enjoy the entire evening with your guests. And with your room only a short walk away, you can stay late into the night without a care in the world.
Day 3: Day After Party
Rather than waking up and feeling like it’s all over so fast, look forward to a relaxed visit with family and close friends. Before the festivities take place, you can sleep in and take a slow morning with your new spouse. You can even take a walk together and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings.
After you’ve had a relaxing morning, you and your guests can delight in an informal party, retelling stories from the night before and discussing dreams of the future. Here you’ll feel like time has stood still…with a cozy and welcoming snug full of ambiance and character.
For our after-parties in your private Shebeen, informal food, drink and good ole’ traditional Irish music are the perfect ingredients to a lazy, relaxed party with your friends and family.
This day-after party allows you to extend your celebrations and visit with guests before they make their departures. The extra time together will be something you’ll cherish forever.
By choosing a 3 day destination wedding, you’re saying ‘yes’ to a relaxing, meaningful time with family and friends. You’re saying ‘yes’ to soaking everything in and remembering even the smallest moments.
To learn more about our 3 day destination wedding packages, contact us today.
We personalize every wedding to meet the desires and preferences of the couple. We want to hear about what’s important to you and help make your wedding dream experiences become a reality.