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Wedding Planning in Westmeath

Your Wedding day is one of the most important days of your life - and at Bloomfield House Hotel we are here to make sure your day runs as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. We will take you through, in detail, all the options available to you, incorporating your ideas and requirements to ensure your wedding reception is a wonderful occasion.

The following Planning Guide is to help you organise & plan your wedding arrangements right up to the day after your wedding. Planning your wedding is important so that everything runs smoothly on the day and as you dreamed it to be. We at the Bloomfield House Hotel are here to ensure you and your guests have a wonderful and memorable day.

View our Wedding Planner & Wedding Checklist for your perfect day


Wedding Traditions

Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

The saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” is a popular rhyme that has been used since Victorian times. The "something old" represents the bond to the bride's family and her old life; "something new" represents the couple's new life together and their future hope for happiness, prosperity and success; "something borrowed" from a happily married woman is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride; and "something blue" represents fidelity and constancy. 

White Bridal Dresses

Wearing white also dates back to Victorian times when Queen Victoria abandoned the usual royal tradition of wearing a silver gown, instead choosing to wear white. Before that time brides simply wore their best gown, rather than a special wedding dress. The popularity of white can also be attributed to it symbolizing purity and virginity. White was also thought to ward off evil spirits.

Throwing Rice

Showering the couple with rice is an ancient tradition. As rice is considered a "life giving" seed it is thought that by throwing in on the couple they will be bestowed with fertility and have many children. Many churches now forbid it on their property but there are some safe alternatives to throwing rice.

Sharing 1st Piece of Cake

Sharing the first piece of wedding cake is a wedding tradition with Roman roots. The Romans believed that by eating the wedding cake together a special bond was created between the couple. The wheat used to bake the cake was symbolic of fertility and a "fruitful union", while the cake's sweetness was thought to bring sweetness to all areas of the couple's new life. 

Ceremonial Kiss

The ceremonial kiss that concludes the wedding ceremony is said to represent the couple sharing and joining their souls. In Roman times the kiss "sealed" the couple's agreement to join in a life-long commitment. 

Boutonniere

The wedding tradition of the groom wearing a boutonniere originates in medieval times when a knight wore his lady's colors (through flowers) as a statement of his love. Flowers and bouquets have long been used in weddings. In addition to adorning the bride with flowers to promote good luck and good health flower meanings allow the bride to express her feelings for the groom. Orange blossoms signify purity, daisies loyalty, violets modesty and red roses signify true love. 

Wedding Ring on the 3rd Finger

Placing the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand has two possible origins; ancient Egypt or 17th century Europe. The Egyptians believed the "vein of love" ran directly from the ring finger to the heart, therefore the ring was placed there to denote eternal love. During a 17th century wedding ceremony the groom would slide the wedding ring part way up the bride's thumb, index finger and middle finger as the priest said "In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit". As the ring finger was the first free finger, the ring was placed there.

 

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  • We would like to thank you all for making our wedding day so special. We had the best day ever. Everyone had a great day and couldn't compliment the service and the food enough. Thanks again for a magical day.

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  • Our whole experience on the day was better than we could of ever asked for, from start to finish we had no complaints. Sharon was a credit to the hotel she was there if we needed her and made sure everything was going to plan. The food was the best I have ever had at a wedding before. Everyone was on about the food and still are. It was absolutely lovely and plenty of it. We would like to thank Bloomfield Hotel for everything they done for us on the day and for making our wedding day be everything we could of ever wished for.

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  • Our whole experience of the day was one of being so relaxed and having fun and not having to worry or stress over anything. From arriving in the Hotel on the day of the wedding we were bowled over by the setup and the effort and hard work that went into making our ceremony room, the banquet room and the Hotel in general look so well. Our guests are still commenting to us on the great day they had and the top service that was provided. Also, the meal was class - good quality tasty food and plenty of it! You have been a pleasure to deal with from day one and justified 100% our faith and belief in Bloomfield being the perfect choice for our Wedding.

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  • The food and service on the day was first class and everyone I spoke to complimented it. A special thanks to Sharon who looked after us so well on the day and made our day so special. The grounds are beautiful and we got some stunning pictures down by the lake.Thanks again to the management and the staff for a making it such a special day for us.

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  • We had an amazing day. From the moment we booked Bloomfield as our wedding venue, we felt that we were the only couple to get married that year. Any question or query was answered and nothing was a problem. The staff on the day itself were just exceptional, from Sharon who met us on arrival to the lads who served quite late in the residents bar, every member of staff treated us and our guests like old friends. Before the wedding, we were told that your guests only remember two things: The food and the music. A month after the wedding, our guests are still talking about the superb quality of food and the huge amounts that were offered.There was nothing that we would change about the day and we could not recommend Bloomfield highly enough as a wedding venue.

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  • Can honestly say that thanks to Bloomfield House Hotel, our wedding was the best day of our lives! Venue was stunning for photos, staff were so accommodating, before and on the day, food was fantastic (guests still raving about it) and EVERYONE had a ball! If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxed, chilled environment where people can just enjoy the day and be part of what should essentially be a celebration and a big party...then choose Bloomfield! I would do it all again tomorrow and wouldn't change a thing!

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  • Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so great. Everyone loved the hotel and were complimenting the food all day. The food was gorgeous. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful or nicer. It's obvious Sharon knows exactly what she is doing from the moment she came to the door for me to go downstairs. Loved the fact that the menu and the seating plan was given to us as a memento.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We were treated like royalty on our day and during the lead up to it. So many people commented on how it was "the best wedding they've ever been to!" Lots of people had never been to Bloomfield and everyone commented on the excellence of the staff and service and amazing food! I was taken aback by how many comments we got on the day, and still are getting to this very day, about the hotel, staff and overall wedding day! It was a lovely touch to have the top table’s main course all being served and covers lifted in unison - a very nice touch!

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you to all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel who made our wedding day so amazing. It truly is a magical setting. Every little detail from the ceremony room to the reception, all beautiful. Every member of staff were wonderful, so friendly and extremely accommodating. The food was exquisite and all of our guests agreed, every single person who attended our wedding loved the hotel. We would highly recommended Bloomfield House Hotel to anyone planning their wedding, as you will not be disappointed! Such a fantastic hotel and stunning grounds.

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  • We had an amazing day, everything went perfect. The food was amazing. People said the staff were so friendly and helpful. We chose the Hotel because of the high food standards and friendly staff and it exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect and we would not change a single thing. Thank you so much for a perfect day, We wish we could do it all over again.

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  • Bloomfield has it all, comfort, style, delicious food and spectacular surroundings, this coupled with excellent staff makes it the perfect place for any occasion. It was an amazing day from start to finish. We are so very grateful to all of the staff as each and every one of them went out of their way to ensure our special day was made even more special. We would like to wish the Bloomfield well in all of its future endeavors, and the staff every good wish in everything they do.

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  • I can say we had the best time ever. I choose the hotel because it is the best we found- from food to expertise down to the little details and also referrals from previous guests. I wasn't as nervous on the wedding day because I was attended by experts who gave 100% all the time. The advice we got were enough to make really good decisions and timely. The hotel staff were brilliant all throughout the event and after. The food as always was great. My wedding dinner and the ballroom exceeded our expectations guest are raving saying they had great time. Looking back I want to say to Bloomfield House Hotel, thanks for the good memories.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a fabulous day, we had a civil ceremony and the room we had it in was beautifully designed for the event. The champagne reception was fabulous, the grounds for photos with the lake as a backdrop are stunning. The food at the main reception was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. All our guests are still talking about the great day and how much they enjoyed every aspect of the day.

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  • Thank you all so much, for making our wedding day just perfect for both of us and all our guests. I cannot praise the staff highly enough. The food was out of this world.To be able to give Roisin the outdoor wedding she always wanted was my number one goal. Once again many many thanks for not only the perfect wedding but also a fantastic weekend for everybody. STAFF 10/10 | FOOD 10/10 | EXPERIENCE 10/10 | SALES TEAM 10/10

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  • We can't say enough wonderful things about Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa. We searched for months to find a venue and just when we thought we would never find the perfect spot, we stumbled upon this gem! Bloomfield gave me the wedding that I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. On the big day, the staff at Bloomfield went all out to create a lovely atmosphere with flowers, candles and subtle decorations. All our guests raved about the lovely food and many told us that it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to. Very high praise, and we have Bloomfield to thank in no small part! I truly cannot recommend Bloomfield enough. I have had highest expectations for my wedding and they surpassed every one. Thank you!

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  • We would highly recommend Bloomfield House Hotel for your wedding venue either for your reception or as we did the civil ceremony and reception in this exquisite hotel and grounds. From the minute we walked in, we knew instantly this was where we were getting married. The grounds and lake are breath-taking, No request was too big or small for the management and staff. We can never thank them enough for making our wedding day the magical day that it was. We are honoured and privileged to say that is where we got married. I hope you get to feel the most amazing experience that we did as I have no doubt you will.

    Read All Testimonials

  • From day one we knew we were in safe hands. The Hotel looked beautiful on the day and the extra touches like the candles, hearts, menus and table plan went down a treat with our guests. The most feedback we got back was about the food; how delicious it was and how generous the portions were. We still have guests raving about the wonderful time they had. We would put a lot of this down to how excellent the staff were on the day. Definitely 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our food was fantastic and everyone commented on it and also how beautiful the Ennell Suite looked.To the wonderful Sharon who on the day was fantastic towards not just us but all of our wedding guests. Nothing was an issue for her or any of the staff. We were made to feel important in a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole staff at Bloomfield were super & made this day one of the best in our lives. Thanking you all so much.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We stumbled upon Bloomfield House after we looked at a hotel in Tullamore one day and it was a letdown. We did a quick search of other local venues and saw this so went straight over for a look because it wasn't too far away. We wanted somewhere with nice grounds where we could spend the whole weekend and get nice pictures and as we were having a civil ceremony we wanted somewhere that would be nice for that end of it also. The hotel has a real authentic charm to it with every room being different and solid wood furniture throughout exactly like you would expect in an old house but at the same time being comfortable and having modern features.We both decided about 5 minutes after leaving that this was the place so provisionally booked the date and paid a deposit the following week. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, they were great and the whole weekend was perfect, The room we had the ceremony in was decorated with lights, candles, flowers, an archway and red carpet and was very cozy and a great fit. The Ennell Suite where we had our reception was also decorated to a really high standard and looked great in all the pictures. If you’re booking it definitely get the fairy light backdrop and the up-lighters because these created the atmosphere and made a great backdrop for pictures! The food all weekend was amazing, With regards to cost the hotel was well within our budget and what you get in the packages is excellent value.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our Wedding day was a dream come true. The staff throughout the whole day were excellent, very professional and accommodating. The food was first class, not one guest had a complaint and everyone that we spoke to since has said it was the best wedding they have attended. We would highly recommend this as a wedding venue. It's easy to see why they have won Leinster Wedding Venue of the Year as they make every detail of the day magical and memorable.

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  • From start to finish it was a magical day. I cannot speak highly enough about the venue and the staff, they were excellent on every level and nothing was any trouble for them. The detail that went into everything was outstanding and the food was delicious. Every guest that attended our wedding remarked what an amazing day it was and that was all thanks to the Bloomfield House Hotel.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Words cannot describe how amazing every single aspect of the day was, it truly exceeded all of our expectations! From the very beginning, we knew planning the big day from the far side of the world would be a huge task, however the support and assistance we received from Maria and Joanne made it all very easy! Our guests to this day still rave about our wedding. The best food, the best band, the best venue... it is a testament to the Bloomfield House Hotel and all their lovely staff. The location of the hotel, the lake, the stunning surroundings; we knew it was the perfect choice!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a wonderful day for our wedding at Bloomfield House Hotel. Everything went well. All family and friends who attended our wedding still say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We can't praise Bloomfield highly enough.

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed our day & the staff were very professional, courteous & helpful. Any specific tasks we asked for to be done were carried out without any fuss. We did really enjoy our day and had great experiences in Bloomfield and would highly recommend it as a superb wedding venue. Gabh raibh mile maith agaibh!

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  • We would like to thank you all for making our wedding day so special. We had the best day ever. Everyone had a great day and couldn't compliment the service and the food enough. Thanks again for a magical day.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our whole experience on the day was better than we could of ever asked for, from start to finish we had no complaints. Sharon was a credit to the hotel she was there if we needed her and made sure everything was going to plan. The food was the best I have ever had at a wedding before. Everyone was on about the food and still are. It was absolutely lovely and plenty of it. We would like to thank Bloomfield Hotel for everything they done for us on the day and for making our wedding day be everything we could of ever wished for.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our whole experience of the day was one of being so relaxed and having fun and not having to worry or stress over anything. From arriving in the Hotel on the day of the wedding we were bowled over by the setup and the effort and hard work that went into making our ceremony room, the banquet room and the Hotel in general look so well. Our guests are still commenting to us on the great day they had and the top service that was provided. Also, the meal was class - good quality tasty food and plenty of it! You have been a pleasure to deal with from day one and justified 100% our faith and belief in Bloomfield being the perfect choice for our Wedding.

    Read All Testimonials

  • The food and service on the day was first class and everyone I spoke to complimented it. A special thanks to Sharon who looked after us so well on the day and made our day so special. The grounds are beautiful and we got some stunning pictures down by the lake.Thanks again to the management and the staff for a making it such a special day for us.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had an amazing day. From the moment we booked Bloomfield as our wedding venue, we felt that we were the only couple to get married that year. Any question or query was answered and nothing was a problem. The staff on the day itself were just exceptional, from Sharon who met us on arrival to the lads who served quite late in the residents bar, every member of staff treated us and our guests like old friends. Before the wedding, we were told that your guests only remember two things: The food and the music. A month after the wedding, our guests are still talking about the superb quality of food and the huge amounts that were offered.There was nothing that we would change about the day and we could not recommend Bloomfield highly enough as a wedding venue.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Can honestly say that thanks to Bloomfield House Hotel, our wedding was the best day of our lives! Venue was stunning for photos, staff were so accommodating, before and on the day, food was fantastic (guests still raving about it) and EVERYONE had a ball! If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxed, chilled environment where people can just enjoy the day and be part of what should essentially be a celebration and a big party...then choose Bloomfield! I would do it all again tomorrow and wouldn't change a thing!

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so great. Everyone loved the hotel and were complimenting the food all day. The food was gorgeous. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful or nicer. It's obvious Sharon knows exactly what she is doing from the moment she came to the door for me to go downstairs. Loved the fact that the menu and the seating plan was given to us as a memento.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We were treated like royalty on our day and during the lead up to it. So many people commented on how it was "the best wedding they've ever been to!" Lots of people had never been to Bloomfield and everyone commented on the excellence of the staff and service and amazing food! I was taken aback by how many comments we got on the day, and still are getting to this very day, about the hotel, staff and overall wedding day! It was a lovely touch to have the top table’s main course all being served and covers lifted in unison - a very nice touch!

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you to all the staff at Bloomfield House Hotel who made our wedding day so amazing. It truly is a magical setting. Every little detail from the ceremony room to the reception, all beautiful. Every member of staff were wonderful, so friendly and extremely accommodating. The food was exquisite and all of our guests agreed, every single person who attended our wedding loved the hotel. We would highly recommended Bloomfield House Hotel to anyone planning their wedding, as you will not be disappointed! Such a fantastic hotel and stunning grounds.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had an amazing day, everything went perfect. The food was amazing. People said the staff were so friendly and helpful. We chose the Hotel because of the high food standards and friendly staff and it exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect and we would not change a single thing. Thank you so much for a perfect day, We wish we could do it all over again.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Bloomfield has it all, comfort, style, delicious food and spectacular surroundings, this coupled with excellent staff makes it the perfect place for any occasion. It was an amazing day from start to finish. We are so very grateful to all of the staff as each and every one of them went out of their way to ensure our special day was made even more special. We would like to wish the Bloomfield well in all of its future endeavors, and the staff every good wish in everything they do.

    Read All Testimonials

  • I can say we had the best time ever. I choose the hotel because it is the best we found- from food to expertise down to the little details and also referrals from previous guests. I wasn't as nervous on the wedding day because I was attended by experts who gave 100% all the time. The advice we got were enough to make really good decisions and timely. The hotel staff were brilliant all throughout the event and after. The food as always was great. My wedding dinner and the ballroom exceeded our expectations guest are raving saying they had great time. Looking back I want to say to Bloomfield House Hotel, thanks for the good memories.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a fabulous day, we had a civil ceremony and the room we had it in was beautifully designed for the event. The champagne reception was fabulous, the grounds for photos with the lake as a backdrop are stunning. The food at the main reception was excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. All our guests are still talking about the great day and how much they enjoyed every aspect of the day.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Thank you all so much, for making our wedding day just perfect for both of us and all our guests. I cannot praise the staff highly enough. The food was out of this world.To be able to give Roisin the outdoor wedding she always wanted was my number one goal. Once again many many thanks for not only the perfect wedding but also a fantastic weekend for everybody. STAFF 10/10 | FOOD 10/10 | EXPERIENCE 10/10 | SALES TEAM 10/10

    Read All Testimonials

  • We can't say enough wonderful things about Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa. We searched for months to find a venue and just when we thought we would never find the perfect spot, we stumbled upon this gem! Bloomfield gave me the wedding that I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. On the big day, the staff at Bloomfield went all out to create a lovely atmosphere with flowers, candles and subtle decorations. All our guests raved about the lovely food and many told us that it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to. Very high praise, and we have Bloomfield to thank in no small part! I truly cannot recommend Bloomfield enough. I have had highest expectations for my wedding and they surpassed every one. Thank you!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We would highly recommend Bloomfield House Hotel for your wedding venue either for your reception or as we did the civil ceremony and reception in this exquisite hotel and grounds. From the minute we walked in, we knew instantly this was where we were getting married. The grounds and lake are breath-taking, No request was too big or small for the management and staff. We can never thank them enough for making our wedding day the magical day that it was. We are honoured and privileged to say that is where we got married. I hope you get to feel the most amazing experience that we did as I have no doubt you will.

    Read All Testimonials

  • From day one we knew we were in safe hands. The Hotel looked beautiful on the day and the extra touches like the candles, hearts, menus and table plan went down a treat with our guests. The most feedback we got back was about the food; how delicious it was and how generous the portions were. We still have guests raving about the wonderful time they had. We would put a lot of this down to how excellent the staff were on the day. Definitely 5 star service.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our food was fantastic and everyone commented on it and also how beautiful the Ennell Suite looked.To the wonderful Sharon who on the day was fantastic towards not just us but all of our wedding guests. Nothing was an issue for her or any of the staff. We were made to feel important in a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole staff at Bloomfield were super & made this day one of the best in our lives. Thanking you all so much.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We stumbled upon Bloomfield House after we looked at a hotel in Tullamore one day and it was a letdown. We did a quick search of other local venues and saw this so went straight over for a look because it wasn't too far away. We wanted somewhere with nice grounds where we could spend the whole weekend and get nice pictures and as we were having a civil ceremony we wanted somewhere that would be nice for that end of it also. The hotel has a real authentic charm to it with every room being different and solid wood furniture throughout exactly like you would expect in an old house but at the same time being comfortable and having modern features.We both decided about 5 minutes after leaving that this was the place so provisionally booked the date and paid a deposit the following week. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, they were great and the whole weekend was perfect, The room we had the ceremony in was decorated with lights, candles, flowers, an archway and red carpet and was very cozy and a great fit. The Ennell Suite where we had our reception was also decorated to a really high standard and looked great in all the pictures. If you’re booking it definitely get the fairy light backdrop and the up-lighters because these created the atmosphere and made a great backdrop for pictures! The food all weekend was amazing, With regards to cost the hotel was well within our budget and what you get in the packages is excellent value.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Our Wedding day was a dream come true. The staff throughout the whole day were excellent, very professional and accommodating. The food was first class, not one guest had a complaint and everyone that we spoke to since has said it was the best wedding they have attended. We would highly recommend this as a wedding venue. It's easy to see why they have won Leinster Wedding Venue of the Year as they make every detail of the day magical and memorable.

    Read All Testimonials

  • From start to finish it was a magical day. I cannot speak highly enough about the venue and the staff, they were excellent on every level and nothing was any trouble for them. The detail that went into everything was outstanding and the food was delicious. Every guest that attended our wedding remarked what an amazing day it was and that was all thanks to the Bloomfield House Hotel.

    Read All Testimonials

  • Words cannot describe how amazing every single aspect of the day was, it truly exceeded all of our expectations! From the very beginning, we knew planning the big day from the far side of the world would be a huge task, however the support and assistance we received from Maria and Joanne made it all very easy! Our guests to this day still rave about our wedding. The best food, the best band, the best venue... it is a testament to the Bloomfield House Hotel and all their lovely staff. The location of the hotel, the lake, the stunning surroundings; we knew it was the perfect choice!

    Read All Testimonials

  • We had a wonderful day for our wedding at Bloomfield House Hotel. Everything went well. All family and friends who attended our wedding still say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We can't praise Bloomfield highly enough.

    Read All Testimonials

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our day & the staff were very professional, courteous & helpful. Any specific tasks we asked for to be done were carried out without any fuss. We did really enjoy our day and had great experiences in Bloomfield and would highly recommend it as a superb wedding venue. Gabh raibh mile maith agaibh!

    Read All Testimonials