Wedding Planner

Some guidelines from our experienced Wedding Coordinators on dates you should keep in mind when organising your Special Day

  • Book Your Reception with Kinnitty Castle .com
  • Pay 1st Wedding Deposit & Block Book Bedrooms (25)
  • Choose Bridesmaid, Flower Girls, Best-Men & Ushers
  • Book Church/Compile Guest List

Here is a list of some Number you will need

Local Churches

1 YEAR

  • Book photographer/videographer/ clergy
  • Book band/music for reception/church
  • Book honeymoon (Check Passport)
  • Order Wedding Stationary
  • Book Bridal Wear & Dress Hire
  • Book Wedding Car

6 MONTHS

  • Decide on Menu
  • Order Wedding Cake
  • Buy Wedding Rings
  • Book Florist
  • 3 months notice to relevant statutory bodies
  • Book beauty treatments
  • Decide on presents for attendants
  • Go to hairdresser with head dress
  • Book final hair appointment
  • Check all wedding clothes are near completion

4 MONTHS

  • 2nd Wedding Deposit is now due to hotel
  • Post Wedding Invitations
  • Finalise menu with Castle Chef
  • Arrange Hen/Stag Nights
  • Arrange Events/Options for day before/after the Wedding e.g. BBQ

3 MONTHS

  • Release rooms not required on allocation

2 MONTHS

  • Finalise Table Plan
  • Make a list of Wedding Acceptances and Refusals
  • Buy Thank you cards for wedding presents
  • Menu to be finalised with Hotel

1 MONTH

  • 3rd Instalment of Estimated Wedding Bill now due to Hotel

3 WEEKS

  • Forward Table Plan to Wedding Department
  • Organise Rehearsal Dinner/Wedding Ceremony
  • Run through all final details of your day with the Wedding Department

1 WEEK (7 DAYS)

  • Final numbers must be given to hotel by this date. (Numbers given at this time will be charged for in full)
  • Deliver Wedding Cake to Hotel day before Wedding
  • Deliver Wine to Hotel day before if applicable
  • Deliver going away clothes to hotel

Top Table Seating Recommendation:

Clergy

Bride’s Father

Groom’s Mother

Grooms

Man

Best Man

Bride Groom

Bride

Chief

Brides

Maid

Brides

Maid

Bride’s

Mother

Groom’s

Father

Toasts & Speeches
We recommend that the speeches take place after the Cake has been cut, to ensure that our service staff can provide the most efficient service for you and your guests

Best Man calls on: 
- Brides Father
- Grooms Father replies
- Grooms Man to read telegrams
- Groom Speaks
- Bride Speaks (Optional)
- Presentation of Gifts (Optional)
- Best Man speaks replying to the Groom’s Speech

Order of Events with Kinnittycastle.com
-
Guests are called and seated at 5.30pm
- Best Man announces Bride & Groom
- Clergy say Grace (Optional)
- Meal begins at 6pm Sharp
- After Dessert Cut Cake
- After meal speeches begin
- Grace after Meal (Optional)
- Meal Ends 8.15pm approx
- Dancing & Band commence 9.15pm approx
- Evening Buffet 11.30pm/12am
- Disco Commences 12pm approx
- Music/Banqueting bar ends 12.30am (1.30am with bar extension)
- Residents Proceed to Residents Bar