The Ragg,


Co. Tipperary.

0504 51376

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Reasons to Visit

  • Traditional bar, lounge, dining room and multi purpose function rooms available for weddings, parties, 21st parties etc.
  • Central location, ample safe parking, free customer wi-fi, great food reasonably priced, public bus service from local towns
  • Within easy access to Semple Stadium, LIT Thurles, Thurles Greyhound Stadium, Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey

The Reception

July 30th, 2009 by admin. No Comments »

The Reception

The Meal

When the meal is ready to be served, the Management show the guests to their seats. The Best Man announces the arrival of the Bride and Groom. The guests rise and greet them with applause. The best man calls on a clergyman to say Grace and the meal commences.

Cutting the Cake

The Best Man will announce this before coffee is served. He may call on a clergyman to bless the cake and then on the Bride and Groom to cut the cake. The Groom lays his hand over the Bride’s and together they make hte first cut. The cake is then taken away to be cut into small portions and distributed to the Guests with a drink – sparkling wine, champagne or coffee.

Toasts and Speeches after the Meal

The Best Man calls on the father of the Bride who makes his speech and ends by proposing a toast to the Bride and Groom. The Best Man calls on the Groom who ends his speech by proposing a toast to the Bridesmaids.

The Best Man replies and makes his speech. He may call on others to speak as necessary.

THe Best Man reads the cards and telegrams and may call on the clergyman to say Grace. It is usual at this time for presentation of bouquets.

After the Wedding

Check that wedding clothes and weddding presents are packed and taken home. Cake to be sent to those who couldn’t attend hte wedding celebration.