As far as wedding fashion, food and photography go, there are a few key trends emerging to take note of for wedding planning in 2018. Here are our top seven inspiring finds.
If you missed Trim’s Christmas Market on the 1-3rd December this year - no fear! There’s a host of family activities on the cards for the Boyne Valley/ Co. Meath area this festive season. Holiday makers visiting the region will be happy to know your family entertainment needs have been catered for, with numerous ‘Santa experiences' lined up for you across the county.
If you're planning a wedding in Ireland, you'll be spoiled for choice when selecting a venue. From Dublin to Galway, Cork to Belfast, there's an abundance of magical settings to choose from for your perfect Irish wedding. So how do you settle on the right spot for your special day? Here's a list of the top things to look out for...
Isn’t it great that, in this day and age, business conferences and events don’t need to be boring or stuffy affairs? So far, trends emerging from global meetups and conferences in 2017 include the use of unique venues and themes, creative breakaway sessions and engaging activities to draw and involve conference attendees.
A hen party used to be a simple gathering of women, usually with tea and cakes. However, in this day and age, it represents the last ‘single ladies night’ for the bride-to-be. The celebration, similar to its bachelor counterpart, is about female bonding time, before the woman of the hour embarks on her new life as a wife. As a result, having a fabulous send-off is like a rite of passage and that’s why we’ve compiled a few ideas to help you make it memorable.
Did you know that it was the Vikings in Ireland who actually established the city of Dublin? Dublin eventually became the largest trading city for the Viking world in the 8th and 9th century. There are many Irish towns still standing today that have their foundations in the history of these fearless Norse and Scandinavian invaders.
Visitors to Ireland with an appetite for maritime history and heritage will relish learning more about our country’s unique naval traditions and records. As an island nation, with over 35 sea ports dotted around our coastline, Ireland has long enjoyed a strong connection to the sea.
Weddings are a regular on the list of things to do in Meath for tourists from around the globe. If you’re looking for abundant romance, old world charm, scenic beauty that will take your breath away and all the amenities and luxury you could possibly need, Meath is bound to electrify you.
If you have booked your luxury hotel accommodation to enjoy the Solheim Cup in Meath in September and are looking for more events - then you have come to the right place. Once you have had your fill of golfing action for the day, why not check out the Dunshaughlin Harvest Festival? The event will run from 18-25 September and promises a fusion of food, folk, and fun. What better way to get to mingle with the locals and enjoy true Irish culture? Known as the "Friendliest Village in the World", you can look forward to a packed festival programme which includes a craft and heritage village, an international food village and a trade village.
If you’ve decided to holiday in Ireland and just happen to be an avid golf lover – you’ll no doubt be searching for the perfect tee-off spot for your golfing expedition. Luckily for you, this beautiful country is known for its lovely lush scenery, old world heritage and immaculately maintained golf courses.
With reviews like ‘amazing value for money’, ‘the staff were lovely, so friendly and helpful’ and ‘this is now firmly one of my favourites’, it’s easy to see why Castle Arch Hotel is fast becoming the destination of choice for anyone looking to plan a memorable hen party. We take all the stress out of planning a perfect day and have brilliant packages on offer that are tailor made to ensure your experience is seamlessly perfect from beginning to end. Each package includes:
The Castle Arch was recently honoured with a visit from Inspire Magazine’s dining critic, Michael Grace. He delivered a stellar review on our establishment, which included praise for our highly-skilled staff and his fondness for our “retro” menu options. Through hard work and an unfailing commitment to serve all guests well, we are proud to re-emerge as strong competition against the many hotels in Trim, Ireland.
Outdoor marriage ceremonies are truly enchanting. They enable couples to get really creative with decorations and themes. There are, however, a few things to bear in mind when going this route, as some aspects are not included in wedding packages or traditional planning books.
There is an air of mysterious elegance about having a winter wedding. The trick is choosing the right destination, though. You’ll need to decide on exactly what kind of aesthetic you’re looking to incorporate into your special day and then find the perfect venue to match. If you’re envisioning a snowy and enchanting affair, then Ireland is the ideal country to consider for this unforgettable experience.
The summer holidays are fast approaching, which means taking time off work or having the kids at home all day from school. However, finding a form of entertainment during summer is an easy task as there are several events and festivals in Meath that can keep your 2017 calendar full. Whether you’re a fitness addict, enjoy the theatre or looking for something for your little ones to do, Ireland is the place to be.
As we approach the festive season, a variety of things to do in Meath are being planned, and the Castle Arch Hotel is ever close to the action. Come the end of November each year, residents and visitors alike flock to the spectacular “Discover Meath Christmas Fair” which always promises to be the event of the season. This is an annual event in the area never ceases to enchant, entertain and delight guests.
You've chosen Castle Arch as your conference venue in Meath and are gearing up for the event of the year. The problem is, you don't have much conference planning expertise and are worried that others aren't going to be blown away with the experience. Don't worry, Castle Arch isn't just about luxury hotel accommodation, we also employ experienced and professional staff who can assist when it comes to both conferences and weddings. We will make sure that the venue is up to your standards and makes the right first impression, but the content you provide to your guests is up to you. To further help our customers, here is a list of some of the best tips to follow when planning a conference:
If you are ready to enjoy hotel accommodation in Meath during December and are looking for something to do for Christmas that is in or around the area, then why not consider Christmas in Lullymore Heritage Park? Lullymore will be sculpted into a winter wonderland offering tons of family fun. You can also look forward to some entertaining guests throughout the event, making it suitable for people of all ages. Children will be excited by the prospect of being able to visit Santa's Tree House. They can also check out Santa's workshop where the friendly elves will be hard at work to prepare all of the beautiful presents for Christmas Eve.
Castle Arch Hotel is ideally situated in the picturesque County Meath, in the province of Leinster, Ireland. Meath has a plethora of historical sites to visit, including some of the most famous castles in Ireland, many of which are only a short drive away from Castle Arch Hotel.
We at Castle Arch know that weddings are a time of discovery. Whether it’s your dress, the décor or trying out menu samples, you start to explore options you never even knew existed. Instead of seeing this as a period of stress or tension, why not enjoy the experiences that come with the beauty of marriage?
Ireland is often described as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. The flowing hills, historical architecture, and misty skies create a picture of mysterious elegance that’s well-suited to a traditional Irish wedding. When it comes to choosing a location, most brides look for a fairy tale setting to create the perfect atmosphere on their special day.
Hosting a corporate year-end party is a highlight in many business calendars. It’s also the time of the year when time is short, and there is a lot to be done. Our event locations are the ideal solution, and we’re here to help minimise the stress of planning an event.
The new Historic Trail in Kells is set to add to the many things to do in Meath. It has been anticipated that the Trail will prove to be a major tourism benefit to the town and was formally opened by the Town Council member, Cllr Conor Ferguson. The new route takes visitors on a tour around the town which includes many of the historic sites of ancient Kell.
Rich in Celtic history that tells tales of Kings, Queens, Druids, Vikings, epic battles and Knights, there’s a host of sacred sites in Ireland that are waiting to be explored. From castles on hill tops, to ancient rivers and tombs that have no known date of origin, Ireland is undeniably an incredible destination to explore - filled to the brim with history, points of interest and wonder.
Anyone who has booked hotel accommodation in Meath during the month of October knows that you have to attend at least one Halloween event. The Irish landscape is a truly perfect setting to create something eerie and spectacular. Farmphobia at Causey Farm is one such event. This usually friendly and scenic farm will turn into a spooky and thrilling destination where you are guaranteed three things - scares, fun, and laughter. Navigate your way through the Bone Valley Graveyard where your heart will pound in your chest and follow the cortege into the darkness, where anything can happen.
The judges have spoken and the results are out. The Castle Arch Hotel is officially the best wedding venue in Meath. The beautiful exposé was published by Wedding Dates, Ireland’s most dependable site for the finest places to celebrate the union of two We’re honoured to have received such an accolade. Being announced the best wedding venue in Meath means a lot to the team at the Hotel. We strive to provide the most enjoyable experiences for couples who wish to wed.
With a theme to “Showcase a Unique Destination – The Boyne Valley” and an attendance of over 250 delegates, the two-day conference hosted by Boyne Valley Tourism on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th February was undoubtedly a great success. Beginning with a tour of the Battle of the Boyne, Oldbridge and a Civic Reception in the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda on Thursday 27th February, delegates were welcomed by Cllr. Richie Culhane, Mayor of Drogheda and Cllr. John V. Farrelly, Cathaoirleach, Meath County Council and Chairman of Meath Tourism.
The enchanting spell that a beautiful marriage ceremony spins can be ruined by long waiting periods and complicated proceedings. Couples can lend guests a helpful hand at the wedding event and venue by offering them programmes on arrival. What graces the page is entirely up to you, but we’ve listed a few favourites to inspire Ireland’s brides and grooms.
During the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, travellers were more inclined to visit London, leaving many cities around the United Kingdom with significantly lower numbers of visitors. While this was expected, a recent report shows that, surprisingly, hotels in Belfast have experienced the highest rates of occupancy this year since 2006.
Castle Arch Hotel is the perfect location to conduct a few business meetings while taking advantage of the many golf courses in County Meath. Ideally situated only 35 minutes from Dublin, meetings can be conducted in a country setting while taking advantage of the world class facilities offered by Castle Arch.