Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bride and Groom in Ice Bucket Challenge

What's the best way of finishing off one of the best days of your life? Well, for Geraldine and Robert, it was to "take the plunge" in more ways than one and participate in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge!! The happy couple celebrated their Civil Ceremony and wedding reception at The Lucan Spa Hotel with their friends and family and finished the celebrations in style by having their groomsmen pour ice cold water over them at 1.30am. See the video and reactions below:

Popular website, her.ie, described the event as "the greatest Ice Bucket Challenge yet".

A huge round of applause goes to the brave couple. To make a donation to IMNDA, please text MND to 50300.  

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wedding Place Cards

Wedding place cards are a great way of bringing a formal organisation to your table arrangements and can finish off a table setting beautifully. A few weeks ago, Eoin and Nina had these charming mini "kissing bells" to hold each wedding guests' placecard similar to the photo below. 

These creative method was a simple but gorgeous idea that added to the unique style and appeal of their wedding at The Lucan Spa Hotel. Below, we have given samples of other ideas you can use for your place card presentation.

These cute feathers can feature your matching colours and labelled for each guest.

These place cards sit neatly into miniature teeth holders. 

Creative place cards for a natural theme.

Cork holders are a popular method to display place cards.

These cute place cards include a little treat for guests!

Mini Burger-shaped biscuit place cards. Delicious!

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/weddings.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.