Limerick Greyhound Stadium hosts first wedding reception

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Pat and Breeda Boyce from Broadford had their wedding reception at Limerick Greyhound Stadium [Picture: Michael Cowhey]
A WEDDING reception with a difference was hosted by Limerick Greyhound Stadium at the weekend.

A WEDDING reception with a difference was hosted by Limerick Greyhound Stadium at the weekend.

Two hundred and fifty people celebrated the marriage of Breeda Beehan and Pat Boyce on Saturday afternoon when they solemnised their vows at Broadford Church .

Following the church ceremony, Breeda and Pat and their guests travelled to the Dock Road stadium where they enjoyed a private drinks reception in advance of the stadium opening to the public as usual.

The weather was kind to the couple as it was a beautiful day with the sun shining brightly throughout.

Following their arrival, the happy couple and their guests sipped Champagne and strawberries outside by the track, minding not to get wet from the sprinklers.

Dinner was called at 6.30 and the 250 guests had full and private use of the restaurant.

However, there was a tinge of sadness to the occasion as Pat and Breeda chose Limerick Greyhound stadium in memory of Pat’s father Michael Boyce who was a vet at The Markets Field or over 30 years, and who was an avid greyhound fan.

The bridal party finished off the night with a “human” race on the track after the final Greyhound race of the night.

Afterwards they danced the night away and the party continued into the early hours of Sunday morning.

According to Liz Cribbin, sales operations and commercial manager at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, it is the ideal venue for couples who want a unique, exceptional wedding reception to mark their nuptials.

“If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, where your guests will be fully entertained for the entire meal, something none of your friends have done, then a wedding reception at Limerick Greyhound Stadium is the ideal choice You can be guaranteed we will go the extra mile,” she said.