Planning your dream wedding during a pandemic

Planning your dream wedding during a pandemic


Planning a wedding during a global pandemic probably isn’t what you had in mind when you dreamed of this special day. With so much uncertainty surrounding the situation, the sheer scale of the logistical task of hosting a wedding right now is enough to put anyone on edge.

Luckily for you, that’s where we come in. 


We can’t control the world and we can’t predict the next few months, but we are committed to helping you plan and host your ideal wedding day in the most stress-free way possible. To get you started, we’ve rounded up some tips for hosting a safe, beautiful wedding. 


The ultimate wedding favours


No one would have guessed that face masks and hand sanitisers would be the ideal wedding favours - but here we are! Give your guests a welcome gift that speaks to the moment with personalised face masks or a small glass bottle of hand sanitiser with your wedding date printed on the label. Not only is it incredibly practical, but it will serve as a beautiful reminder of your extraordinary wedding!


Rethinking catering


With Buffets not allowed at present under Government Guidelines, our chefs are ready to work with you to put together your dream plated menu for your wedding. 


Contact us today to discuss your options and how we can make it your dream banquet menu. 


Make room!


This one’s as relevant during a pandemic as before: you want enough space for everyone to move around comfortably during your wedding reception. The Knightsbrook Hotel offers the largest wedding venue in Co. Meath, with enough space for you and your loved ones to have a memorable day without feeling cramped. 


Don’t shy away from change


While you may have had a specific idea for your wedding throughout the planning process - and, realistically speaking, long before - it’s not impossible that some aspects of your big day will need to be adjusted to accommodate the current worldwide situation. This doesn't need to be a bad thing! 


Consider bringing the outdoors in with certain aspects of your ceremony or reception being held outdoors, allowing for sufficient social distancing whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The Knightsbrook Hotel offers several stunning outdoor options, and we’re happy to work with you to find a combination that works. Take a look at our wedding gallery and get inspired for your own big day!


Embrace technology


The best part of any wedding is the chance you get to spend the day with your closest friends and family. Right now, that may not be possible for everyone, as travel restrictions remain in place and the size of gatherings in some areas are being regulated. That doesn’t mean you can’t share this special day!


Some couples are opting for a live stream of their wedding, allowing those guests who couldn’t be there in person to share in the festivities of the day. 


The use of digital services like wedding websites also mean you can keep your guests updated on the latest news regarding accommodation, travel, and any developments, right as they happen. In this way, everyone stays informed and you get to focus on your wedding day! 


We’re excited to show you how we can arrange our different Banquet Suites to accommodate your special day. Visit us during our Wedding Open Weekend on the weekend of 8 and 9 August 2020 and experience our magnificent Barbican Suite, set up as it would be for your wedding. Our wedding planners will also be there to talk you through our different packages, and how we can work together to make your wedding day as special and memorable as you deserve.