Wicklow is the Garden of Ireland, and the mountains provide the most amazing backdrop for a chic wedding day. Thankfully, the county is also full of unique period houses which will make your big day luxurious and unforgettable. Trudder Lodge Wedding Venue is in the middle of Wicklow with easy access to Dublin (only 40 minutes). But as you turn into the driveway, it’s like you landed in a completely different world!
The Vibe at Trudder Lodge
The beautiful period house is still lived in outside of the wedding season, so the atmosphere is welcoming and authentic. The house feels relaxed and warm, perfect for a wedding party of up to 140 people. But even if you have fewer guests, it’s the perfect size. The bedrooms upstairs are fit for a king and queen. The downstairs is the perfect spot for your drinks reception if the day turns out chilly or rainy. There are gorgeous drawing rooms and gorgeous mirrors everywhere creating amazing light. The creative chandeliers stole my heart!
On a warm day though the gardens shine like nowhere else. Trudder Lodge Wedding Venue hosts weddings from April through to October, and the gardens are perfect for any time of year. Fiery rhododendrons and romantic bluebells welcome you in spring. Summer is full of roses and greenery. in autumn the whole house is covered with orange and red ivy – how idyllic does this sound?
The Ceremony at Trudder Lodge Wedding Venue
With vast grounds and lots of picturesque corners, finding a beautiful ceremony spot is no problem. It’s picking one that’s hard! The walled garden with its little stream and fairy doors is a lovely choice. On a sunny day you could pick a shaded area underneath century-old trees. But then there’s always the option of an indoor ceremony – Irish weather can be unpredictable. The Garden Room at Trudder Lodge completely stole my heart. It’s a romantic rustic paradise underneath wooden beams and skylights, with a view out into the luscious garden. Imagine saying I Do with that view!
Wedding Reception at Trudder Lodge
Intimate weddings of up to 30 people can take place in the period house, but the beautiful marquee outside can seat up to 140 guests. As with everything about Trudder Lodge, it’s not a simple marquee. It is surrounded by stone walls of the original stables and Georgian courtyard. Like with everything else about your big day, you can personalize your reception down to a T. Have your tables set in whatever style you’d like. Pick from a panel of caterers to create your wedding menu. You can go as lavish and formal as you want, or have a garden barbecue!