Review of Faithlegg Hotel

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I couldn’t possibly thank that Faithlegg House Hotel and its wonderful staff enough for everything they did to make our ...

I couldn’t possibly thank that Faithlegg House Hotel and its wonderful staff enough for everything they did to make our day as amazing as I dreamt it would be. Myself and my new hubby will be forever grateful.

From the word go Suzie Molloy our wedding co-ordinator was so professional and helpful with all the preparations, doing everything to meet all our requests including organising Tayto sandwiches and blahs for the residents bar after the D.J. Their wedding brochure, we received at our first meeting was a great help with suggested reputable bands, florists, photographers and cake suppliers as well as suggested menus/packages, seating plan layouts and F.A.Q.’s. It became our go to bible for organising the wedding. Suzie was always available over the phone/email and we had several lovely meetings over cups of tea and homemade cookies in the lead up to our special day. She really thought of everything in her in-depth, extensive checklist for the order of the big day. Absolutely every aspect of our wedding was discussed, finalised, double checked and confirmed in email a week before our fantastic day. I felt at ease knowing that herself and the Faithlegg staff had everything organised to a tee.

The food in the Faithlegg House Hotel was delicious, Suzie organised a food tasting session for us well in advance of the wedding, which was one of the most enjoyable experiences in the build up to the great day. It was so hard to make a decision, on the menu, as all of the dishes we tasted were fabulous - one better than the next, thanks to their award winning celebrity chef Jenny who often stars on a cookery segment on Ireland A.M. I would highly recommend one of her signature dishes – a chicken and wild mushroom filo pastry parcel starter. All our friends are still raving about how nice it was. Jenny and her team did an excellent job with the food the day of our wedding, the food was absolutely perfect, even better than the tasting session (even though our speeches before then meal went overtime).

The estate itself is fabulous. A perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. We did not need to even consider going anywhere else for our photographs. The front of the hotel has a very picturesque wooded area and golf course with a water feature, while the back gardens also have beautiful trees, a love chair, a maze and rustic steps leading up to the hotel for perfect photo opportunities. We did have a backup plan for pictures if the weather was bad. Suzie kindly showed us the photo opportunities inside the historical 18th century mansion in their vintage styled bar, on the steps of their elaborate staircase with a feature window and under beautifully designed corniced plaster arches upstairs. The interior really had a vintage Downton Abbey feel to it, which I loved. We were blessed with sunshine on our day and we didn’t go inside until we were called for dinner. Instead we got our pictures outside and spent time sipping prosecco and chilling with our guests in their lovely garden marquee, which even included some garden games for the kids, although the adults enjoyed even more from Jenga to Chess and Connect 4.

The Minaun room for the reception was beautifully decorated and full of natural light, which
added to the airy, relaxed atmosphere at the wedding. Suzie was brilliant yet again, assisting with the co-ordination of 2 jeep loads of décor from my friend Mags, who decorated the wedding. The Faithlegg staff paid great attention to detail laying out favours, table plans, table names, colouring books, bathroom baskets and photo props in the correct places.

Overall a truly positive experience from start to finish. Looking forward to booking in again for a treat for our first wedding anniversary.

Fiona & Jack Cummins.

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