Nowadays weddings are a two-day celebration, with the latter being a more casual get-together for close family and friends. Whether you’re hoping to have drinks and finger food, an informal barbecue or a more upmarket day-after brunch, here are five reasons you should host a post-wedding party at the 5 star Fota Island Resort.

More Time to Spend with Your Guests

The majority of wedding couples say their biggest regret on the day was not spending enough time with guests. The day passes by in a flash. Between getting ready on the morning itself, setting time aside for photographs, and working the room after dinner, your wedding-day schedule will be hectic. Booking a post-wedding party will give you ample time to mingle with family and friends in a more relaxed setting the following day. It can also be a great opportunity to spend quality time with out-of-town guests such as old college pals or family who live abroad.

Keep the Party Going

We all know how much Irish wedding guests love a follow-up session. Any excuse to keep the party going, dance into the small hours and catch up on all the gossip from the previous day’s shenanigans.

Take Advantage of Day-After Wedding Promotions

Over the past five years, day after parties are becoming increasingly popular. Many wedding venues now incorporate the occasion into their wedding packages and promotions. If it’s on offer, why not take advantage and turn your big day into a weekend-long affair?!

Fota Island Resort is the perfect location if you are hoping to extend your wedding stay. From the resort’s self-catering lodges and breath-taking 780-acre estate, to the spa and award-winning golf course, you and your guests will be spoiled for choice between ultimate relaxation and activities.

Don’t miss Fota Island Resort’s current wedding promotion. Engaged couples who book their wedding to take place between January and April 2018 will receive the following:

  • A complimentary post-wedding party in the Clubhouse & finger food for up to 30 people
  • A second night stay in the bridal suite for the newlyweds
  • Two complimentary bedrooms with chosen wedding package
  • Complimentary use of the Cork hotel’s Bentley car (T&C’s apply)
  • Upgrade to Prosecco for arrival reception. Available on selected packages only

It’s a Nice Compromise for the Conflicted Bride

There’s no denying it, being a bride can be hard work. With so many colour palettes, décor details and themes to choose from, it can be super stressful to make a final decision. If you are conflicted over which theme will suit your personalities best, a post-wedding party could solve all your problems. Why not have the best of both worlds? For day two, a rustic and relaxed theme in the Clubhouse will be the perfect contrast to the classic elegance of the Smith-Barry Suite at Fota Island Resort.

A Small Way to Say Thank You

A day after celebration is the ideal honeymoon send-off. Before jetting away to an exotic location and basking in your newly-found marital bliss, your soirée will allow you to personally thank your nearest and dearest for taking part in your special day.