The Pros & Cons of a Restaurant Wedding

The last two extraordinary years have led to a revamp of what a typical Irish wedding looks like, and one trend which is likely to outlast the pandemic is the ‘micro-wedding’. The move towards a smaller, more intimate event comes with host of benefits, from the added atmosphere to the reduced cost, and even with the lifting of restrictions wedding couples are seeing the ongoing value of keeping the head count low.

During the pandemic many couples had neither the budget nor desire for the typical banquet hall wedding. While some venues were able to adapt the rooms to a guest count limited to 50 or less, most of these large rooms had an empty feel, with the overall atmosphere being lost. The ‘restaurant wedding’ became a popular alternative, and one which remains ideal for catering to the unique style and budget of the post-COVID19 bride!

Hosting your wedding at a restaurant has some wonderful advantages but these venues also have some challenges to be overcome to put together the day you’ve always envisioned.