Confirmation celebrations are a huge deal in Ireland and venues can book up pretty quickly, some even a year or two in advance. With thousands of children receiving confirmation every year, dining out in a local bar, hotel or restaurant simply isn’t an option for everybody, as these kinds of businesses cannot facilitate demand. If you’re looking for a venue to hold your child’s confirmation, it’s time to think outside of the box.

We’ve put together a list of various venue ideas for you to consider, which will ensure your child has a confirmation day they will thoroughly enjoy and will always remember.

  • Sports Centre

If you’ve got a sports mad son or daughter, why not hire out the local sports centre or community hall for their confirmation?

The sports centre can be turned into a complete fun zone, playing host to a bouncy castle for little ones while the older ones can take up the challenge of an obstacle course, inflatable sumo wrestling, soccer, basketball or whatever games they wish. Food can be laid out in a separate seating area where parents can mingle in peace.

  • Hire a Marquee

Set up your venue in your back garden or in a location of your choice by hiring a party tent. A tent or marquee can become an instant confirmation party venue, and it will come equipped for the various types of weather we experience here in Ireland.

If you’re setting up the marquee at home, you will most likely be able to facilitate a larger number of guests than you could if everyone was to stay inside and it’s a good way to ensure your house doesn’t suffer from people trampling in and out.

A marquee will enable you to fire up the BBQ and have a big party without having to worry about the stresses that come with hiring a function room in your local hotel.

  • Private Cinema Screening

Rather than a group meal, why not have a small family meal at home or in a restaurant and then throw a party with a private cinema screening in your local cinema?

The confirmation boy or girl gets to experience some VIP treatment with a whole screen for themselves, their family and friends to enjoy. They can also be treated with popcorn, sweets and drinks.

  • Race Track

Enjoy a memorable confirmation day out with a difference at your local greyhound or horse racing track.

Enjoy a full meal with friends and family in a VIP area or private suite with great views of all the racing action and your own tote betting and bar all within your suite. It can be a really fun day out and an experience that people of all ages will enjoy.

  • Glamping

Get the family together and attend a glamping retreat (there are lots of venues all over the country). Enjoy a huge family BBQ on site to celebrate the confirmation and allow the celebrations to continue right through the night with sing-songs around the campfire before retreating to comfortable glamping tents or cabins.

And there you have it – 5 alternative party venue ideas for a confirmation. There really is no need to fret when it comes to organising a confirmation party. There are so many options to consider in terms of venue, and that’s true no matter how much time you have left to spare before the big day!