6 Reasons Why Brigit's Garden In Galway Is The Perfect Wedding Destination
The mythical wedding of your dreams
Our humble little island of Ireland is known as the land of mythology, and where is more mystical and wondrous than The Wild Wild Wesht?
Brigit’s Garden, located in Roscahill County Galway, is a Garden and Celtic Heritage Centre made up of four main Celtic gardens alongside meadows, a lake, a fairy fort and native woodland paths.
Sounds out of this world, am I right? We've done a little digging to find out what it's really like...
1. The option for both outdoor and indoor ceremonies are available
Strike fretting about the weather off your list – as options for both an indoor and outdoor ceremony are available in Brigit's Garden.
The award-winning gardens are deemed some of the most spectacular in Ireland, with 11 acres of woodland and wildflower meadows.
One less thing to worry about, and one more spot to get some cracking pictures in. Heaven.
2. It's a magical experience for all ages
Yep, we mean everyone. Relive your primary school days of learning about the legends of Irish fairytales and get stuck into some of the best stories around.
From the lavish greenery to Diarmuid and Grainne's bed to the fairy grove with real fairy doors, there's something for everyone (especially those who believe in magic).
3. The staff go above and beyond
These guys are the absolute dream.
From collecting and bringing you to and from the city/bus stop/train station to giving tours of the magical gardens, to hour long speeches about the grounds, the troop of worker bees at Brigit's are there to make your life easier.
They also treat kids as if they were their own, putting on shows and playing with them in the magical way they do.
4. The four formal gardens are works of art
The breath-taking locations in the four Celtic-themed gardens are ideal for an earthy twist on your big day.
Based around the seasonal calendar of Bealtaine, Lughnasa, Imbolc and Samhain – these four gardens offer stunning backdrops for wedding photos, and a relaxed and bohemian feel to what can be a stressful day.
5. The garden is also an educational charity
The 11 acres contain several carefully maintained native Irish wildlife habitats, and following the signs though the garden, visitors can learn about Irish plants, flowers, forests, geology, history, and mythology.
To make this fun for children too, there's a treasure hunt available at reception, the answers to which can be found on signs throughout the grounds.
6. It's so incredibly different
This place is an homage to St Brigit and the pre-Christian Brigit, celebrating the intertwining of Catholic and pagan traditions, culture, celebrations and ceremonies, science, and shamanism.
It features structures, sculptures, gardens, a calendar sundial, event facilities, meditation points, and places for children to run and explore.
If this all sounds like a dream, then there's simply nowhere else in Ireland that more suited to you than Brigit's Garden.