Monday 22 July 2019

WedFest at The Chocolate Factory, a very stylish bridal trunk show and exclusive venues open their doors: The wedding dates for your diary

What's on this weekend in the world of weddings

Karen Birney

Karen Birney

If you plan to cross a couple of top things off the wedding list this weekend, you've come to the right place. Find out what's going on in the world of weddings this week with our guide to wedding venue open days across the country.

WedFest 2019 at The Chocolate Factory Dublin

GreenshoesEvents will present WedFest - the wedding fair for 'alternative' couples at The Chocolate Factory on King's Inn Street in Dublin from 11am - 4pm this Sunday 4th November. The event will see demonstrations, workshops and performances throughout the days, as couples are invited along to meet with suppliers including photographers, stationery designers, cake makers and everything in between to plan their unique and quirky nuptials. There will be 'luxury gift bags' for attendees with yummy chocolates inside, as well as a complimentary cocktail from Fever Tree Tonics. Tickets are €6.34 each from EventBrite.

Related: Real wedding: A pretty sweet day at Dublin's Chocolate Factory

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Winter wedding showcase at Lough Rynn Castle

Lough Rynn Castle Hotel in Leitrim will open its doors to couples looking to plan the day of their dreams in a stunning setting. The grand ballroom will be decorated to showcase the myriad styles possible within the castle walls, while the hotel's onsite wedding coordinators will be on-hand to advise couples on everything from wedding trends to budgets. Select suppliers will also be in attendance to give their top tips on how to make the most from a wedding at Lough Rynn. The showcase is an open event and will take place on Sunday 4th November from 4pm to 7pm.

Related: Kodaline drummer Vinny May weds girlfriend Carina Elliott in the lavish Lough Rynn Castle

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Castleknock Hotel, Dublin

A winter wedding evening at Castleknock Hotel, Dublin

Located near Phoenix Park just outside Castleknock Village, the award-winning Castleknock Hotel is inviting couples to attend their special winter wedding evening on Tuesday 6th November from 6pm - 8pm. The hotel's dedicated team and wedding coordinator, Lorraine Coyle, will be on-hand to answer any questions about hosting a winter or summer wedding at the Dublin venue, and take couples through their great value wedding packages, as well as advising on options for ceremonies on-site and nearby, and their recommended wedding suppliers. For more visit

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Stella Yorke and WTOO trunk show at Pearls & Lace

Donegal bridal boutique Pearls and Lace will host a Stella Yorke and WTOO trunk sale on Sunday 10th November where brides are invited to view the latest collections from the designers and their will be cocktails, goodie bags and of course some special discounts on the day. For more visit

Related: Weddings 101: What's a bridal trunk show?

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The Wedding Fair at The Cliff at Lyons

The seriously chic Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge, Kildare, will host their winter wedding fair on Sunday 11th November where future wedding couples are invited to view their spectacular mill setting and meet with a selection of their most recommended suppliers. The free event will take place from 2pm - 5pm and the wedding team will be on-hand to answer any questions. For more visit

Related: Real Wedding: A very chic celebration at the Cliff at Lyons

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