If somebody you know has just become engaged, and you dread the thought of yet another boring wedding, encourage the happy couple to go wild: Dublin Zoo is possibly the most unique venue in Ireland for tying the knot. A source of treasured childhood memories for many people, Dublin Zoo provides a spectacular setting for that special day.
Lest you imagine you’ll be trailing your gown through the monkeys’ enclosure, the ceremony takes place in the elegant surroundings of historic Haughton House. With its newly restored balconies and verandahs and sweeping lawns and mature trees, the venue is an ideal backdrop for wedding photos.
An events team is on hand to help you design your dream wedding, with the option of a special drinks reception in the interactive Learning and Discovery Centre and some incredible photo opportunities with the zoo’s permanent residents. Staging your wedding at the zoo not only allows you to stand out from the crowd, it also gives you an opportunity to contribute to the conservation of some of the world’s most majestic animals.
A fee of €650 covers hire of Haughton House for the duration of the ceremony, with a capacity of between 2 and 80. Chiavari chairs, a floral arrangement, candles, and complimentary car parking at the zoo for the bridal party are included in the fee, and you will also have the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator to help you plan the ceremony. Optional extras include photo opportunities with friendly zoo animals, additional flowers, and a drinks receptions after the ceremony.
Attending a wedding at the zoo puts you right at the heart of Dublin City Centre. Enjoy all the amenities of Europe’s favourite capital with a holiday home in Dublin booked with PlacesToStay.com.
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