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Clandeblog Inspiration for your LGBTQIA+ wedding in Northern Ireland

When it comes to weddings, we're proud of what we stand for - individuality, imagination and excellence. At Clandeboye Lodge, we do great weddings for everyone. Here’s your dose of inspiration and expert tips to help plan a same-sex wedding in Northern Ireland that's as vibrant and unique as your love story!

Finding an inclusive wedding venue

Same-sex wedding venue in Northern Ireland
Clandeboye Lodge wedding venue in Northern Ireland

Begin your wedding journey by selecting a venue that not only supports but celebrates diversity. Look for venues that use inclusive language, those known for hosting same-sex weddings, and come highly recommended by other couples in the LGBTQIA+ community.

At Clandeboye Lodge, we welcome everyone. No matter who you are or how you want to celebrate your love, we’re here for you. Our charming woodland setting, stylish wedding suites, and expert wedding team make us the perfect choice for your wedding in Northern Ireland.

Personalise your ceremony

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Evelyn & Marisa's wedding ceremony, Honey & The Moon Photography

Your ceremony is a heartfelt reflection of your relationship. Consider adding personal touches such as custom vows, meaningful readings, and symbolic rituals to make your exchange of vows deeply touching and memorable. At Clandeboye Lodge, we've seen a lot of unique symbolic gestures, from unity candles to rainbow sand ceremonies.

All our wedding suites are licensed for weddings conducted by registrars, humanists and independent celebrants. Lots of couples choose our Blackwood Suite, with its gothic windows and timber beams, which offers an idyllic backdrop for wedding ceremonies of up to 155 guests.

Embrace a wedding theme

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Colourful wedding setup at Clandeboye Lodge

Choose and embrace a wedding theme that reflects your unique style and personality. Whether it's a timeless classic with elegant touches or vibrant rainbow bursting with colour, you have the freedom to express your vision. By incorporating a cohesive theme, you create a memorable experience for your guests!

Meaningful wedding favours

Instead of traditional wedding favours, why not consider making a donation to a charity close to your heart? This gesture not only gives back to the community but also spreads a message of love and support.

Bright & bold wedding flowers

Same-sex wedding venue in Northern Ireland
Top table flowers in the Viceroy Suite, Honey & The Moon Photography

Celebrate your love with bright and bold wedding flowers that embody the diversity and vibrancy of the LGBTQ+ community. Consider a colourful ceremony arch and matching centrepieces to highlight the full spectrum of your love and the inclusive spirit of pride.

Expressive wedding attire

Rainbow shoes for a same-sex wedding in Northern Ireland
Rainbow-themed wedding shoes, Honey & The Moon Photography

It's your wedding, so have it your way. Break away from traditional norms and dress in a way that truly represents you. Whether it’s adding a splash of rainbow with colourful accessories or shoes, or sticking with a more classic look, remember there are no rules here!

A colourful send off

Rainbow smoke bomb at a same-sex wedding in Northern Ireland
Sadie & Lisa's rainbow smoke bomb, Agnieszka Marsh Photography

Make your send-off as memorable as the ceremony! Popular options include tossing flower petals and waving sparklers, but you can go with any creative idea you dream up. Imagine the vivid burst of rainbow smoke bombs, the symbolic waving of pride flags, or a shower of colourful confetti. Whatever you choose, the end result is a photo-worthy moment!

Vibrant entertainment

Keep the celebration lively with entertainment that reflects your style and preferences. Consider wedding entertainment like a live band and DJ, or something different like a comedian or a drag show! Drawing inspiration from local events such as Belfast Pride can also help spark ideas.

Real weddings at Clandeboye Lodge

Same-sex wedding couple in Northern Ireland
Evelyn & Marisa, Honey & The Moon Photography

“We felt welcomed, valued, and supported every step of the way. Our wedding was a beautiful, joyful, and vibrant celebration of our love, and we truly felt free to do it our way!" - Evelyn & Marisa

Same-sex wedding couple in Northern Ireland
Sam & Chris, Sun & Beau Photography

"Exploring a wedding venue is like viewing a house - you’re looking for that special warm fuzzy feeling - when you know, you know! No other venue hit us like Clandeboye Lodge - it just had it all.” - Sam & Chris

Feeling inspired?

Plan your LGBTQIA+ wedding in Northern Ireland at Clandeboye Lodge for a celebration that truly reflects your unique love story. Discover weddings at Clandeboye Lodge and book your personal wedding showaround today!

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