Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Legalisation of Outdoor Weddings in England and Wales

A proposal to legalise outdoor weddings in England and Wales could pave the way for eco-ceremonies to take place for the first time. This new law could open up the choices available to couples and allow them to tie the knot on a beach, forest or even a mountaintop.

Under the current system, marriages can only take place through an authorised religious or civil official. The new bill aims to allow groups such as humanists to carry out ceremonies “anywhere meaningful to the couple including outdoors”.

The proposition is great news for any engaged couple, and will allow them to have the choice of a beautiful outdoor ceremony.

The stunning woodland wedding ceremony at The Lucan Spa Hotel.
In Ireland, couples already have this choice available to them, and the gorgeous surrounds of our private woodland area on the grounds of the hotel has become a popular setting for wedding ceremonies at the hotel. If you are interested in hosting your wedding ceremony at The Lucan Spa Hotel, please contact our wedding coordinators using the following details:

Tel: 01 628 0494
Email: info@lucanspahotel.ie
Visit: www.lucanspahotel.ie for more details.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Win Your Wedding Competition Results

The Lucan Spa Hotel recently held a competition along with Dublin Gazette Newspapers for one lucky couple for a fantastic prize of a wedding worth €10,000.

The hotel has become increasingly popular among couples to host their wedding day, with the huge transformation of the beautiful Boyne Suite reception area and banqueting suite attracting couples from all over the Dublin region and beyond.

The Boyne Suite of the Lucan Spa Hotel Dublin.
A further addition to the hotel that has stirred huge interest with engaged couples has been the ability to host outdoor weddings in the beautiful scenic surrounds of the private woodland area on the grounds of the hotel. Placed in the most romantic of locations, couples can say "I Do" in what is a unique and wonderful setting.

A Woodland Wedding Ceremony at The Lucan Spa Hotel
After hundreds of entries, 20 finalists were chosen and put through to a public text vote. The winners, Louise and Terry, we revealed at The Lucan Spa Hotel's Wedding Fair on Sunday 22nd June. The lucky couple were in total shock at the announcement, and thanked everyone who voted for them to receive this great prize. "It was just a great surprise" said Louise. "We are delighted, absolutely delighted".

The winning couple, Louise and Terry.

The remaining 19 couples did not go empty handed either, as they picked up a voucher for €1,000 off their wedding at the hotel.

If you wish to enquire about hosting your wedding reception at The Lucan Spa Hotel, please contact the wedding team using the following details:

Tel: 01 628 0494
Email: info@lucanspahotel.ie
Visit: http://www.lucanspahotel.ie/wedding-venue-dublin.html

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Themed Weddings: Lego Wedding

With the release of the The Lego Movie this week, here at The Lucan Spa Hotel, we decided to take a look on ideas on how to incorporate the childhood classic into your wedding day. Weddings are about celebrating two lives, so bringing back your childhood memories for the day with this cool theme will add heaps of fun for your day. The Lego theme could also be a brilliant way of involving your own little ones into the planning for the day and add to the whole family's excitement.

Below is a list of props and items that can be incorporated into the day to create the Lego theme (click on each photo for more details):

I Do: Engagement Ring Box only €6.76 on Etsy.
Start building your relationship with this Lego inspired ring from Paul Bierker. 
Lego Men Cufflinks available on Etsy for €22.65
Lego Chocolate Favours
Lego Nails
Lego Wedding Bouquet
Lego Place Cards
Lego Favour Bags
Lego Table Numbers. Cute under the small fishbowl vase.
Epic Lego Seating Plan. Can't imagine the fun matching your guests to Lego men
Grand Lego Wedding Cake
Lego Table Centrepiece.
Gorgeous Lego Wedding Cake.

The above images are just a small sample of what you can do to achieve the Lego theme for your big day. Are you thinking of a theme for your wedding day? Why not seek help from your venue coordinator and visit websites such as Pinterest and see all the wonderful ideas to create any theme.

And finally....
Too Far? Amazing Lego dress by Japanese artist Rie Hosokai 
The Lucan Spa Hotel is one of Dublin's top wedding venues and offers couples the choice and flexibility to plan their day the way they want to. With an unlimited choice on menus, decor and drinks, we aim to recreate the day of your dreams. Looking for that magical venue? Why not contact us using the following details to book a private appointment to view our stunning hotel.

The Lucan Spa Hotel
Lucan, Co. Dublin,
Tel: 01 628 0494

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Civil Ceremony Weddings in Dublin

In Ireland, more and more people are moving away from the traditional church wedding and are now opting for a Civil Ceremony or a Humanist Ceremony. Also, the Civil Partnership Act 2010 finally opened up the path for same sex couples to unite in a civil partnership, with the first ceremonies taking place in the Spring of 2011 (by the end of 2012, civil partnerships had been registered by 965 couples, and had taken place in every county in Ireland).

The huge increase in popularity for Civil Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships has altered the decision-making process for couples when choosing their wedding venue. Most wedding venues are registered to host civil ceremonies, and now couples are on the lookout for a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony as well as the perfect venue for the celebratory meal.

Here at The Lucan Spa Hotel, we offer couples a number of complimentary suites for civil ceremony use. The beautiful Boyne Suite provides a beautiful backdrop for your "I dos". The Boyne Suite features gorgeous chandeliers, plush private entrance and a woodland backdrop for your alter table.

Outdoor Ceremonies in Dublin

Another popular method of tying the knot is through a Humanist Wedding Ceremony. A humanist wedding is also now the only legal – non-Church wedding that you can have on a weekend, as civil ceremonies require a state registrar who only works Monday to Friday. A Humanist Wedding will allow for a more personal and unique ceremony, but very similar to a church wedding in its format, with the bride walking down the aisle, readings, music, and vows and exchanging of rings. The huge advantage of a Humanist Wedding is the fact that they can take place both indoors and outdoors.

The Lucan Spa Hotel provide stunning surroundings for outdoor ceremonies. Our private woodland on the grounds of the hotel opens up into a clear area perfect for wedding ceremonies.

Ideal for ceremonies for up to 120 guests, the outdoor woodland weddings of The Lucan Spa Hotel offer bride and grooms something unique and intimate for their special day. Real oak barrels, candle lanterns and a red carpet aisle provide a vintage and unique touch to the most romantic of settings.

In order to be legal, a humanist wedding requires an officially approved celebrant. Celebrants are based all around Ireland but most are willing to travel. The Lucan Spa Hotel recommends Tom Colton. Tom and his team have carried out a number of ceremonies at the hotel and offer couples a brilliant service for their day.

If you would like to arrange an appointment to view The Lucan Spa Hotel, please do not hesitate to contact our wedding coordinators using the following details:

The Lucan Spa Hotel,
Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Tel: 01 628 0494.
Email: sales@lucanspahotel.ie.
Visit: www.lucanspahotel.ie.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Lucan Spa Hotel as been nominated for "Best Wedding Venue in Leinster" in the prestigious Weddings Online Awards 2014. We would be delighted if you could vote for us at the following link:

The Lucan Spa Hotel is a family-run hotel and it is our desire that you feel part of our family, not only on your wedding day, but for the rest of your lives. Our dedicated team want to hear how your plans and ideas, whether it’s a small traditional celebration, or a modern, exuberant affair.

Our team at the hotel have put in a huge effort over the last few years and it has really paid off and we would be very grateful if people could help us out with their vote.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Casino Royale at The Lucan Spa Hotel

The Lucan Spa Hotel are delighted to present our Christmas Party Nights for 2013. This year, the hotel will be working with Christmas Party Nights to bring you the Casino Royale Christmas Experience 2013.

Our Dublin Christmas Party Nights Christmas Parties this year will feature the “Casino Royale Christmas Experience 2013”. Run in conjunction with Christmaspartynights.ie, the show will run for 5 nights in December and features a night of fun, casino and high class sophistication, James Bond style. The night will include the following:

  • Vodka Martini Reception
  • Top Class MC and DJ
  • Russian Security Meet and Greet
  • Franko Sinatra Tribute
  • Casino Entertainment
  • 5 Course Traditional Christmas Meal
  • Selection of Wine and Drinks Packages

Our Boyne Suite banqueting area will be transformed to suit the theme, with chair covers, table settings and mood lighting providing the back drop for each night. Each night has space for 200+ guests, so you are guaranteed a great night of mingling with other groups of festive celebrants. For more details, please visit www.lucanspahotel.ie/events/christmas-parties-at-the-lucan-spa-hotel.html and http://www.christmaspartynights.ie/casino2.html. The show dates include the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th and 20th December and tickets are priced at €49.00 for a regular ticket and €75 for a premium ticket (premium ticket includes 3 drinks tokens and a half bottle of wine per person).

Tickets are selling out quickly, so don't delay in getting yours. Phone 01 834 3300 or email info@christmaspartynights.ie.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Tips for a stress free wedding

You have stacks of bridal magazines by your bedside. You have tasted every flavour of wedding cake known to man. Your ears hurt from listening to "advice" from family and friends. Who said planning a wedding was easy?

But it need not be all doom and gloom. Planning a wedding should be an exciting time, and by following these tips, you will have a stress-free run up to your perfect day.

  1. Don't over complicate yourselves with countless visits and meetings with suppliers. Make a list on
    what is important for you for each supplier category and meet/visit the relevant suppliers following this list.
  2. If the hotel has a package deal but there are extras included that you don't want, let them know and ask for a discount. Venues should be flexible with there packages and menus, so choose a menu that you want exactly and don't feel under pressure to accept "black and white" packages and their prices.
  3. Look out for venues offering "All-Inclusive" wedding packages. These normally include the venue's wedding package as well as a number of recommended wedding suppliers like photographers, cake companies, florists etc at an all-in price. These packages are ideal for couples who are open to suggestions on all suppliers.
  4. Try not to get bogged down by pleasing everyone. Smile, nod and say "thanks, we will definitely think about that". Then just do what you wanted anyway. Always go with your first choice as this is your day.
  5. Organise a wedding folder, keeping lists of deposits paid, meeting arrangements etc. Try and organise the key items well in advance so you can relax the lead up to the day.
  6. If photos are your thing, don't scrimp on the photographer. Ask to see previous work before booking and if possible, previous weddings he/she has done at your venue. There can be a huge difference in quality of photographers, and it is key to pick the right one.
  7. In the run up to your wedding, try and arrange nights off with your partner where you don't talk/think about the wedding. Time to yourselves can be key to avoiding stress.
  8. Don't stress yourself out by reading stories of weddings gone wrong or other horror tales from bridezillas on wedding forums. 
  9. Waiting for RSVPs can be a nightmare, so putting a stamped addressed envelope in the invitation can speed up the process.
  10. Take a moment alone with just the two of you on the day. After the main photographs are taken, both of you take yourselves off to the bridal suite and enjoy the 10 minutes of alone time.
  11. Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy your day. This is one of the most important times of your life, and enjoy the time spent around friends and family.
The Lucan Spa Hotel is one of Dublin's top wedding venues. It caters for Civil Ceremonies and wedding receptions throughout the year. To enquire about hosting your wedding at the hotel, please telephone our wedding coordinators at 01 628 0494 or email sales@lucanspahotel.ie to book a viewing appointment.