The timeless Shelbourne Hotel will host its next exclusive Wedding Forum on the 31st of October from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. Prospective brides and grooms will get a glimpse into the top-tier services the hotel has to offer for bridal parties and guests will also have the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the country’s top wedding experts.

Beginning with drinks and canapés in the Great Room, the forum will offer in-depth advice about the key elements that go into making your big day truly spectacular. The Shelbourne Hotel’s Wedding Forum is known to be a must-attend event for wedding inspiration with Ireland’s top florists, designers and more. Attendees will get a glimpse into what goes into planning a flawless and extraordinary wedding that is sure to be talked about for years to come. 

The Shelbourne Wedding Forum is a tried and tested formula that has calmed the nerves and inspired the imagination of many Shelbourne brides and grooms-to-be! From menu selection with Banqueting Manager Tony Kennedy, food and wine tips, to beauty ideas and advice, to idyllic honeymoon destinations and romantic travel plans, the Wedding Forum also showcases some of the most stunning bridal fashion creations available anywhere.

With carefully curated advice on beauty and style from the Sunday Independent’s Beauty Editor and all-around beauty guru, Triona McCarthy, and the hotel’s own Style Butler Marietta Doran, travel expert Eoin Higgins will talk through heavenly honeymoon destinations, and there will also be expert insights from master tailor Louis Copeland’s legendary tailoring company with tips for groomsmen on trends in suiting and buying this most important of suits.


Another highlight of the night will be the lush floral displays prepared by the ‘Flowers by The Shelbourne’ team, who divinely combine colours and textures to make every wedding unique. Guests will benefit from the vast knowledge of head florist Mary O’Reilly and her team. From buttonholes to the all-important bridal bouquet, table centres to thank-you bouquets, the florists at The Shelbourne offer full packages and bespoke arrangements, all with impeccable attention to detail.

With the added glamour and experience brought by the compère on the evening, Sybil Mulcahy, the Wedding Forum covers everything a prospective bride would need to know, where all of your questions and qualms will be addressed throughout the evening. With each expert providing advice that includes cost saving in their area, trends and insider tips, this is a fabulous opportunity to indulge in an evening of invaluable information, demonstrations and fascination, with a seamless blend of practical advice from experts and to-die-for dream dresses.

 Ending in an appropriately glamorous fashion with an exquisite array of bridal gowns from Myrtle Ivory in the Great Room – an exclusive preview of some of the highlights of the season’s new collections from some of their most renowned and stylish designers – there is no question that The Shelbourne Hotel will provide attendees with the most valuable information for trends and insider tips and is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in an evening of glamour and advice that is second to none.

Places at The Shelbourne Hotel Wedding Forum are strictly limited to 80, and only by invitation. To request an invitation, please email [email protected].


The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel 


27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

T: +353 1 663 4500