A Magical Palace Ruins Wedding

Palace Ruins wedding at Ballyscullion Park​

In April we hosted a magical Palace Ruins wedding at Ballyscullion Park.  The Bride and Groom have lived in London for many years and wanted to throw a fabulous Irish wedding for themselves and their guests.  

From the outset we knew this was going to be an epic wedding so we were really looking forward to witnessing everything the couple had organised.


A romantic Palace Ruins wedding ceremony

The day started off with a beautifully romantic Palace Ruins wedding ceremony officiated by the lovely Humanist Jean Barrett-Quinn.  The couple had opted to have a canopy erected just in case it rained but they were in luck with the lovely weather and as the canopy was transparent, they were able to make the most of the sunlight beaming through the trees.


Elegant woodland flowers

The elegant blush pink and white flowers mixed with pampas grass looked so pretty on our hoop and against the backdrop of the ivy strewn Palace Ruins.  The displays complimented the bridal parties bouquets and button holes colour schemes perfectly and we loved seeing pampas in the Bride’s bouquet.  


Wedding Music

The music played during the ceremony was by the very talented Ruth Corry who played the harp beautifully, it was such a lovely instrument to have playing in the Palace Ruins as it added an ethereal and romantic atmosphere. 


Forest wedding theme

The forest theme from the Palace Ruins continued into the Marquee with the loveliest table plan and table names  featuring woodland creatures.  The wedding favours were wildflower seeds for happy bees which was a lovely touch.  We find that a lot of wedding favours get left behind by guests but wildflower seeds tend to always make it home.


The couple organised an extravaganza of a Drinks Reception, keeping their guests entertained with garden games by This Old Home and the Quirky Camper Booth providing some great props and backdrops for some fun photos.  

Brook Avenue, a family run gelato company, provided some seriously delicious flavours such as elderflower and champagne sorbet and raspberry cheesecake.  

We welcomed the Bóthar Bar for the first time to Ballyscullion Park and they were a brilliant addition to the day.  A traditional Irish pub on wheels which has a stove, indoor seating, spirit optics and draught beer, such a novelty for guests who were able to pour their own pints.  

The traditional Irish band Craddog provided some excellent music during the drinks reception as well as into the evening.

Luxurious Marquee

The ceiling of our luxurious Marquee was strung with reams of ivy and the tables were decorated with miniature trees, all from Victoria at The Wedding Room NI.

The Bride sourced some vegan chocolates and biscuits so that her guests could make their own s’mores as well as a gorgeous vegan cake by Crumbs Vegan BakerySome lovely words from the Bride and Groom about their experience with us at Ballyscullion Park.


Photos from the day

“The professionalism, organisation and communication from the Ballyscullion team was fantastic from day one and we immediately knew we were in safe hands. What sets them apart from other venues is the warmth, care and dedication of the staff that can only be found in a family-run business.”

All photos by You Them Us

Highlight video by Rabbit and the Fox

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