One of the best pieces of advice we can give to wedding couples about their big day is to take a moment for yourselves to take it all in. It’s a day you’ve been waiting for and planning for so long that when it finally comes around, it can all go past in a whirlwind. Day two celebrations are becoming more popular with wedding couples so they can extend the party and spend some quality time with family and friends who have travelled a long way. If you’re holding your wedding celebration in Osprey Hotel, we’ll be happy to extend your booking to the second day, making sure you make the most of the happiest day of your life. Here are some options for a day two-party in our wedding venue in Kildare.
Family-Friendly Day Two
If you’ve invited children to your wedding, or have children of your own, it might be a nice idea to make day two child friendly. Book a family lunch, which could be a buffet or a sit-down dinner, whatever suits your taste and budget, followed by an evening of entertainment. Entertain the little ones with a dedicated entertainer, hired for a couple of hours to keep them occupied while Mam and Dad work through the hangover from the night before! We’ve seen caricature artists, comedians, clowns, magicians and much more entertaining wedding parties and day two groups, delighting little ones and helping to create fantastic memories.
Musical Day Two
One of the most important and memorable things about an Irish wedding is the music. Some of our best memories of weddings come back when we hear a certain song. Whether you’re a fan of a traditional band or a brass band, an easy-listening playlist or an Ibiza-style dance set, your day two music is all about you. You might even prefer to hire an MC to entertain the guests and allow karaoke. Osprey Hotel are happy to reserve a private space for you and your guests, so you can dance the night away, catch up with family in a more relaxed atmosphere and make the most of your musical day two.
Casual Day Two
Day two should be low energy and zero pressure for the happy couple and the guests. Many guests like to enjoy a casual pub atmosphere for day two celebrations, allowing guests to come and go as they please. Enjoy the chilled-out atmosphere in Waldorf Lounge for your day two, where food and drink can flow and families can catch up without loud music or the pressure of formal dining. If you’re lucky enough to have good weather for your big day, enjoy Osprey Courtyard complete with heating and shelter from the sun. Soak up a few rays and enjoy a cool refreshing beer or cocktail while you recount the fun of the night before.
Catering for Day Two
One thing that’s essential for day two is soakage. Your guests will have enjoyed a delicious meal at your wedding celebration the night before so day two can be as formal or informal as you like. Our courtyard is available for buffet meals, allowing guests to eat as much or as little as they like – perfect for fussy eaters or children who like to snack. We can also provide a BBQ lunch or dinner for your guests, a perfect way to keep guests happy on a sunny day. If you’d like to keep things simple, we can prepare a hot fork buffet or platters of finger foods. We’re happy to work with you to create the day two of your dreams, leaving you and your guests with great memories of your big day.
Save your guests the hassle of travel and finding new accommodation by holding your wedding and second-day celebrations in the same venue. It also means your guests can enjoy Osprey Hotel’s hospitality for as long as possible. Enquire about a second-day celebration in Osprey Hotel with our talented wedding planners and events team. We’re happy to talk through your options and extend your big day by creating a celebration that suits you.