St. Patrick's Day Wedding Ideas That'll Have You Saying "Sláinte"

Bring the luck of the Irish into your big day.
St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Wedding Ideas
Photos, from left to right: Sandra Åberg Photography,
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Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
Ariel Taranski
The Knot Contributor
  • Ariel writes on a variety of wedding-related topics for The Knot.
  • She has previously worked for Southern Bride Magazine, Miss Design Berry and other woman-owned wedding brands.
  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Memphis.
Updated Feb 13, 2024

Getting married on a holiday has its pros and cons, and that includes celebrating in a festive style. So we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day wedding ideas to help you have an Irish-inspired party with an extra bit of luck. Just think of all the wedding captions and hashtags for this luckiest of days: #LuckyInLove #FoundMyPotOfGold #KissMeImIrish. You can incorporate Celtic wedding vows, traditional elements like handfasting and even green beer at your reception. Here are some of our favorite ideas to get the ball rolling if you're getting married on St. Patrick's Day.

Everything You Need for a St. Patrick's Day Wedding:

Venues | Cakes | Centerpieces | Invitations | Decorations | Editor's Favorites

Is It a Good Idea to Get Married on St. Patrick's Day?

March can be a great off-season month to get married while still enjoying a spring wedding, but St. Patrick's Day is also just a lively holiday to celebrate your nuptials. If you're looking to add a little extra luck to your day, then this is considered the luckiest of the year.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Venues

Find a venue on The Knot Vendor Marketplace near you or on the Emerald Isle that'll really make your St. Patrick's Day wedding come to life. It's easy to transform a ton of types of spaces, from ballrooms to barns, into an Irish-inspired spot.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Cakes

There are so many amazing and unique wedding cake styles to choose from, but these ones will definitely evoke the feeling of a truly Irish craic. And you can find a baker on The Knot Vendor Marketplace to help bring your lucky cake to life.

1. Cakes and Clovers

Who says you have to stop at your wedding cake for dessert? These four-leaf clover cookies perfectly accent your cake, so you get a classic design plus some festive treats.

2. Spring Green Cake

Incorporate some of your own style into your holiday cake with deep greens and lovely whites. This hand-painted cake will remind your guests of Irish gardens.

3. Pot of Gold Wedding Cake

You can't go wrong with a bit of gold on your wedding cake. This "drip" design is a whimsical way to incorporate some Irish gold into your dessert.

4. Shamrockin' the Night Away

Four-Tier White Wedding Cake with Shamrock Decor
Photo: Jayd Jackson Photography

Shamrocks are most associated with Saint Patrick, so this vine design is a romantic way to make your cake more festive. And how cute is that wedding cake topper?

5. Irish Fields of Green

Here's a modern take on a two-tier cake with a wood design. This dark green wedding cake has fresh flowers for a subtle St. Patrick's feel.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Centerpieces

The right centerpiece can truly make a theme shine, just like these St. Patrick's Day-inspired tablescapes. And a local florist can put some creative twists on this inspo that'll make your love story the focus.

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6. Tartan Tablecloths

Blue Tartan Table Linens St. Patrick's Wedding Decor
Photo: Katie Slater Photography
Floral Design: Perfect Princess Events

Tartan isn't just for the Scots. These table linens elevate the simple and sweet candlelight centerpieces, complete with a pint or two of Guinness.

7. Greenery + Florals Centerpieces

Turn your reception space into an indoor woodland with this table decor. Bring Ireland anywhere in the world with a bit of fresh greenery and wood.

8. Shades of Gold Decor

Gold Lantern and White Rose Centerpieces St. Patrick's Day wedding decor
Photo: A Brit & A Blonde,Floral Design: Flor Fauna

You don't have to go all out with green for your holiday wedding. Let gold do all the talking with these lanterns and floral centerpieces.

9. "Seeing Green" Centerpieces

Green doesn't have to signify envy with these gorgeous hues. Instead, these centerpieces will spark joy and evoke romance when paired with white blooms at your wedding.

10. Green and Gold For Luck

You can add a ton of colors from the rainbow to your big day. These centerpieces have shades of green, violet and blue to enhance the gold accents.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Invitations

Get your guests ready by sending the perfectly-themed invitations for your St. Patrick's party. Think shades of green and gold, along with rustic and floral motifs.

11. Irish Family Crest

If you have an Irish family crest, put it on full display for your St. Patrick's Day invitations. And the kelly green envelopes are perfectly on-theme.

12. Emerald Isle Invites

These luxury invites are giving "emerald isle" meets Irish royalty. And the handpainted inserts make them even more personable.

13. Rustic Charm Invitations

Saint Patrick came from humble beginnings, so how about a rustic feel for your invitations? These wonderfully inject green leaves and fonts for a classic invite your loved ones will gladly hang on their fridges.

14. Green and White Designs

These wedding invitations add a touch of green and some whimsical design. If subtle charm is your thing, then this is the style for you.

15. Gold Florals Invite

Gold Florals St. Patrick's Day Wedding Invite
Photo: Cindy Lee Photography
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

Leprechauns aren't the only ones who can enjoy a bit of gold. These invites are simple but stylish, with a touch of florals that evoke Ireland's fields of green.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Decorations

Decorate your space with everything Irish and green. St. Patrick was even known for four-leaf clovers, so this is one must-have for your decor.

16. Four Leaf Clover Cards

This is an exciting way to give your guests their very own lucky token. Send them to their seats with a fresh four-leaf clover they can keep with them during the festivities.

17. Lucky Charm Bouquet

Here's a secret lucky charm to add to your bouquet. The four-leaf clover is as rare as your love, so keep it close by during your wedding day.

18. Irish Wedding Menu

Serve up some classic Irish foods at your wedding for a St. Patrick's Day feast. This can include soda bread, beef stew and even Irish shortbread cookies.

19. Skies of Green and Gold

Focluth was an ancient forest in the days of Saint Patrick, so add these vibes to your day with some fairytale lighting and woodland decor. These gold-painted leaves and fresh greenery are the perfect mix of romance and Irish aesthetics.

20. Irish Royalty Aisle Runners

Gold Ceremony Chairs and Organic Vine Aisle Runner St. Patrick's Day Wedding Decor
Photo: Sandra Åberg Photography

Between the gold chairs and green vines, you're getting all of the classic holiday shades in a luxe way. Try adding some classic Irish blooms, like shamrocks and Easter lilies.

21. Horseshoe for Luck Cards

DIY Horseshoe Escort Cards
Photo: Dylan Burr, Wedding Photographer
Stationery: The Paper Source

Did you know that horseshoes are part of traditional Irish weddings? This lucky charm is a great little way to send your guests to their seats with a bit of good fortune.

22. Fresh Greenery Tablescape

Ireland is called the Emerald Isle for good reason. This lovely country is full of fresh, vibrant foliage and greenery, so inject that into your decor with this table runner of florals.

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Ideas: Editor's Favorites

We've rounded up some of our favorite wedding ideas for a St. Patrick's-themed affair. Let this inspo guide your wedding day Pinterest board.

23. The Best Ships are Friendships Dresses

These green velvet bridesmaid dresses totally match the St. Patrick's Day wedding vibes. Consider matching velvet suits for your groomsmen, too.

24. Sweet Green Treats

Who doesn't love an edible wedding favor? Send your guests home with a green sweet, like these cake pops, and add some gold sprinkles to yours for extra festive flair.

25. Colors of Ireland Linens

Pale Green Linens and Gilded Cutlery St. Patrick's Day wedding decor
Photo: Mon Petit Studio

You can keep the theme chic and simple while still showing your love for the day. This mix of pale greens and dazzling golds says "spring" with an Irish twist.

26. Irish Bagpipes

Irish Bagpipes St. Patrick's wedding day ceremony
Photo: Oldani Photography

Have an Irish bagpiper at your wedding to play classic Irish songs during your reception. This is an especially fun idea if you have any Irish heritage or are marrying into it.

27. Luck of the Irish Wedding Dress

Be your own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this showstopper. This is one wedding dress that is unforgettably stunning.

28. Kelly Green Tux

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