The Lusty Beg Island Experience
Lusty Beg Weddings
A Lusty Beg wedding in the Fermanagh Lakeland’s is the simply the best for couples who want the most amazing wedding day. Indeed, no matter what the occasion, the experience of Lusty Beg Island Resort will have you wanting to step ashore again and again.
On its own private island, it provides an enchanting escape from the real world. Its the perfect place to relax and enjoy your Lusty Beg wedding with your nearest and dearest. Once aboard the ferry (yip, access is via boat), you can leave the reality of life behind you, and sail towards this little piece of heaven.
Where is Lusty Beg?
Lusty Beg is on Boa Island, in the heart of the Fermanagh lake lands.
Can you drive to Lusty Beg?
Yes you can. From Belfast it takes just under 2 hours by car.
Can you drive on Lusty Beg Island?
Lusty Beg Island is accessible by boat, a short 5 minute crossing. It only takes 2 cars at a time. Only guests staying on the island can take their cars onto the island.
There is a car park beside the ferry for all other guests.
Lusty Beg Address
Boa Island, Kesh BT93 8AD
Phone: 028 6863 3300
Private Island Wedding
This is exactly what childhood sweethearts Kenzie and Chris wanted for their wedding day. A private wedding at Lusty Beg island was right up their street, and was everything they could have wished for (and more).
Arriving the day before, the wedding party were booked into some of the amazing lodges on the Lake shore. When I arrived on the morning of the wedding day, the party was in full swing.
The girls were getting beautified and having a sneaky prosecco. I got some great photos of them on the veranda of their lodge. Meanwhile, Chris and the boys were not too far away, having the best of craic, and a good bit of banter.
Are dogs allowed on Lusty Beg Island?
Yes, dogs are allowed!!
This is one wedding venue where you can pamper your pooch and bring them to your wedding.
Wedding Photographer NI
An outdoor ceremony is one of the big attractions for Lusty Beg Weddings. On a sunny day, having an outdoor wedding is pretty special, with the ceremony taking place on the decking and overlooking the lake.
Some people brave the outdoors no matter what, however unfortunately our wee country can have quite inclement weather, and sometimes the ceremony has to be indoors. But that never dampens anyone’s spirits!
This is where Lusty Beg Island Resort and Spa comes into its own. There are endless photo opportunities. I absolutely love shooting here. It is a unique and beautiful place, with amazing backdrops for some dramatic photos. The jetty provides a great place to start, although recently the lake claimed a veil in the wind; so girls…hold on tight!
Ned’s Thatch looks like an old-world pub and makes for some pretty cool wedding photos. Its changed colour a few times over the years, but still has that old-world charm. I love using it as a backdrop for some of couple’s portraits.
Kenzie and Chris really rocked their wedding photos. It didn’t take them long to relax and we had plenty of craic along the way. I usually ask brides and grooms for around 45 minutes for their wedding photos. Another benefit of Lusty Beg is its size. This little gem of a venue is so intimate that in 45 minutes, we had covered everything…allowing Kenzie and Chris to get back to the party…and party they did!
The sun came out to play for the wedding party, and everyone relaxed outside to some music until dinner was called.
Kenzie and Chris had made an amazing cork table plan. They followed this theme, by making the table numbers from cork too…I loved this attention to detail. They also invited everyone to sign little wooden hearts which they ‘posted’ into a display frame for their home. It’s a lovely idea that I’ve seen at a few weddings. Cheekily, I usually sign one and pop my own ‘signature’ in too.
After some pretty amazing speeches and the most delicious meal, the bride and groom took to the dance floor. They boogied to the tunes of The Breakfast club (who happen to be really good btw) and the party continued into the wee small hours.
Lusty Beg Island is a unique and beautiful place to host your wedding. It’s a hidden gem, providing the perfect setting for your big day.
If you are looking for intimate luxury on your wedding day, Lusty Beg Island Resort and is is hard to beat.
Ursula is a Northern Ireland wedding photographer based just outside of Belfast.