Arcadia Wedding Portrush

sunset at the acracdia

An Arcadia Wedding in Portrush is always so much fun! A beautiful building with a fantastic backdrop, anyone getting married who loves the sea should definitely consider it as an option.

Waves lap onto a rocky outcrop on the east strand of the Portrush peninsula. Once a ballroom, upstairs in the Arcadia is perfectly suited for civil ceremonies and being open plan it floods with daylight. Ground floor is more intimate. Offering Hog Roast BBQ’s with ‘bring your own’ drinks and a place where folks can chill before dancing the night away. An Arcadia Wedding can accommodate upwards of 70 people. Guests can park at nearby East Strand and take a short stroll along the beautiful promenade.

Seaside Wedding Ideas

A sea theme can be so much fun. Glass craft bottles filled with sand, corked and labelled worked great as favours. Sticks of rock as souvenirs, guests scribbled good wishes onto parchment paper before rolling them into a bottle. Homemade lemonade was on tap, flip flops to provide comfort with floral displays out of this world! Home made wine served in cute bottles finished with personalised labels accompanied the whiskey cigar bar.

As the evening sun glowed through the ornate windows emotional speeches alongside a hilarious slideshow left us all wanting more. Sunset and cake time, the newly weds cut the beautiful sequin and buttercream cake before heading outside for a sparkler send off. Walking back to the car with pulled pork burger in hand, I felt very humbled we have such an ideal setting right on our door step!

More Wedding Inspiration

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Arcadia Wedding Venue Portrush

Arcadia Wedding Portrush

designer wedding dress

Jenny Packham dresses

costal wedding ideas

Seaside wedding ideas

Mens suits tweedy Acheson coleraine

Groom with his Men wearing suits from Tweedy Acheson, Coleraine

wedding florist

Flowers by Jill at Stables

ideas for seaside wedding

Coastal Wedding Themes

wedding car hire

VW Beetle by Legends Wedding Car Hire

girls arrive for wedding

Here comes the girls

chandelier made from flowers

A beautiful flower chandelier hung by the groom the night before!

wedding by the sea

Seaside Wedding

getting married by the sea

Married by the Sea

Harbour at Portrush

Harbour Sunshine

whiskey cigar bar

Whiskey and Cigar Bar with Home made wine

slideshow with wedding speech

Wedding Speeches with slideshow

hog roast

Hog Roast BBQ, flip flops and sparklers

wedding cake coleraine

Rose gold sequin wedding cake top tier with ivory buttercream finish bottom tiers, fresh flowers by Jill at the Stables

Arcadia Wedding sunset

Arcadia wedding sunsets


Suppliers (please message if I’ve left you out)

Bridal Dress – ‘Joy’ by Jenny Packham from Castle Couture, Galgorm

Wedding Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Brides Headpiece – Jenny Packham

Maid of Honour Dress – Jenny Packham

Bridesmaids Dress – Nordstrom by designer Adrianna Papell

Mens suits  – Tweedy Acheson, Coleraine

Flowers – Jill at Stables

Flower Girl’s dress – Monsoon

BBQ & Hog Roast – Eamon of Ethersons Butchers

Chairs – Swift Services

Cake by Shirley at Sparkles Cake of Art

Harpist – Les Magee

Drinks bar, signage, cake table – Cindy at Vintage Style Hire Emporium

Invitations by designed by bride and printed by – Vivid Graphics, Coleraine

Upstairs decor by the bride

Ceremony table dressed and supplied by –  Tracey, BTS Concept Store

VW Beetle – Legends Wedding Car Hire

Singer Jilly St John, Band was The Ropey Brothers & DJ was Needle Knievel

Homemade Lemonade supplied by – Babushka


  1. Jil Peterson says:

    Great work, you’ve really captured the style and the joy of this wedding, and Ofcourse we adore you fab shots of our flowers!

  2. Sarah says:

    What a lovely wedding! So much detail!

    • Paul Davis says:

      Oh thanks Sarah….. it was a pleasure to capture 🙂

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