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Clandeblog Planning a summer wedding in Northern Ireland

Clandeboye Lodge brings your summer wedding dreams to life with a range of breathtaking outdoor areas and elegant wedding suites.

Selecting the perfect venue

Summer Wedding Venue in Northern Ireland
Clandeboye Lodge wedding venue in Northern Ireland

Choosing a wedding venue in Northern Ireland that offers both stunning outdoor settings and elegant indoor spaces is essential for your summer wedding. With the longer, brighter days you want to make the most of the outdoors.

Clandeboye Lodge provides an idyllic setting for your summer wedding, featuring stunning landscaped gardens, winding pathways, and delightful courtyard spaces. There's no need to go elsewhere for your photo opportunities which means more time to mingle with your guests. However, if you're in the mood for a different backdrop, beautiful beaches and forest parks are easily accessible nearby.

Outdoor ceremony

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Megan & Andrew's gorgeous summer wedding, Mark Barnes Photography

There’s something undeniably magical about an outdoor wedding ceremony in the summer. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the beauty of nature.

At Clandeboye Lodge, we offer a picturesque garden space perfect for your outdoor ceremony. Our dedicated wedding team is ready to ensure everything unfolds seamlessly, with a beautiful indoor alternative, the Blackwood Suite, should the weather take a turn for the worse.

Decor and styling

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Colourful wedding setup at Clandeboye Lodge

Why not embrace the vibrant hues of summer in your decor and styling choices? Consider integrating fruits and lush, colourful floral arrangements to your welcome signs, ceremony space or table centrepieces. When it comes to wedding venue styling, we recommend local wedding suppliers MOOD Events and Quirky Kitten.

Navigating the weather

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Helen & Michael enjoy sparklers by the fire pit, Mark Barnes Photography

While summer in Northern Ireland can be a beautiful time to get married, the weather can be unpredictable. Embrace this with a spirit of flexibility and make sure your venue can cater to this.

Clandeboye Lodge provides you with both indoor and outdoor spaces designed to cater for any weather. The Clandeboye, Viceroy and Sheridan Suites effortlessly connect to outdoor terraces, offering open, breezy settings in sunshine and cosy indoor nooks when it's raining to ensure a fabulous celebration no matter the forecast.

Seasonal wedding menu

Summer Dessert at a Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Deconstructed honeycomb and white chocolate cheesecake

Let the summer season inspire your wedding menu! Choose a venue that celebrates the best of local and seasonal produce from Northern Ireland. Imagine dishes bursting with fresh, vibrant, and colourful ingredients.

By selecting a summer-inspired menu at a venue like Clandeboye Lodge, you're not only treating your guests to a sumptuous feast but also making a conscious choice towards sustainability.

Summer-inspired drinks

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Summer drinks reception at Clandeboye Lodge

Summer-inspired drinks and cocktails are a fun and refreshing way to embrace the summer season! Imagine your guests sipping on bespoke cocktails, perfectly matching your wedding theme and making everyone want to snap a photo! And for those who love their beers, ciders, and craft ales, we've got you covered with all the favourites to please everyone.

To add a personal touch to your drinks reception, consider curating a cocktail menu featuring you and your partner’s favourite drinks!

Capturing the golden hour

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Tiffany & Jamie's wedding in July, Iain Irwin Photography

One of the magical aspects of a summer wedding is the golden hour. This soft, warm light that graces the early evening is the perfect time for romantic and flattering wedding photos. Our gardens have been the backdrop for many stunning golden hour photographs...

Seasonal flowers

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Natalie's seasonal blooms, Jonathan Deighan Photography

A beautiful way to embrace summer is to choose wedding flowers that are in season. A natural way to add vibrant colours to your wedding palette. From bouquets to ceremony arches, let the vibrant colours and textures of summer inspire your choices.

Entertaining your guests

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Casey & Luke opted for garden games, Ball & Wolf Photography

Enhance your drinks reception with outdoor entertainment options like lawn games or an ice-cream cart, perfect for sunny days. Clandeboye Lodge's Sheridan courtyard, with its covered terrace and lush garden space, creates the perfect backdrop for these fun summer activities.

Your dream summer wedding awaits

Summer Wedding in Northern Ireland
Donna-Maria & Ryan, Agnieszka Marsh Photography

Our wedding team can't wait to help bring your summer wedding vision to life. Book a personal showaround at Clandeboye Lodge to see firsthand how our venue can be the backdrop to your dream summer wedding! Or, if you just can't wait to set a date, check our last minute wedding availability.

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