An Arcadia Wedding in Portrush is always so much fun! A beautiful building with a fantastic backdrop, anyone getting married who loves the sea should definitely consider it as an option.
Waves lap onto a rocky outcrop on the east strand of the Portrush peninsula. Once a ballroom, upstairs in the Arcadia is perfectly suited for civil ceremonies and being open plan it floods with daylight. Ground floor is more intimate. Offering Hog Roast BBQ’s with ‘bring your own’ drinks and a place where folks can chill before dancing the night away. An Arcadia Wedding can accommodate upwards of 70 people. Guests can park at nearby East Strand and take a short stroll along the beautiful promenade.
Seaside Wedding Ideas
A sea theme can be so much fun. Glass craft bottles filled with sand, corked and labelled worked great as favours. Sticks of rock as souvenirs, guests scribbled good wishes onto parchment paper before rolling them into a bottle. Homemade lemonade was on tap, flip flops to provide comfort with floral displays out of this world! Home made wine served in cute bottles finished with personalised labels accompanied the whiskey cigar bar.
As the evening sun glowed through the ornate windows emotional speeches alongside a hilarious slideshow left us all wanting more. Sunset and cake time, the newly weds cut the beautiful sequin and buttercream cake before heading outside for a sparkler send off. Walking back to the car with pulled pork burger in hand, I felt very humbled we have such an ideal setting right on our door step!
More Wedding Inspiration
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Suppliers (please message if I’ve left you out)
Bridal Dress – ‘Joy’ by Jenny Packham from Castle Couture, Galgorm
Wedding Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Brides Headpiece – Jenny Packham
Maid of Honour Dress – Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids Dress – Nordstrom by designer Adrianna Papell
Mens suits – Tweedy Acheson, Coleraine
Flowers – Jill at Stables
Flower Girl’s dress – Monsoon
BBQ & Hog Roast – Eamon of Ethersons Butchers
Chairs – Swift Services
Cake by Shirley at Sparkles Cake of Art
Harpist – Les Magee
Drinks bar, signage, cake table – Cindy at Vintage Style Hire Emporium
Invitations by designed by bride and printed by – Vivid Graphics, Coleraine
Upstairs decor by the bride
Ceremony table dressed and supplied by – Tracey, BTS Concept Store
VW Beetle – Legends Wedding Car Hire
Singer Jilly St John, Band was The Ropey Brothers & DJ was Needle Knievel
Homemade Lemonade supplied by – Babushka