Laura & Declan Herbert onby
I would just like to start my review of the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford as a wedding venue by expressing a huge thank you to all the amazing staff at the four season’s hotel in Carlingford.
On booking our wedding for the 14th July 2013 with the FSHC hotel we immediately knew we had made the absolute right decision. We were blown away by the level of professionalism and hospitality they extended to us when booking the day. The warm homely feeling the hotel portrayed inspired us immediately to pick the Four Seasons Carlingford as our wedding venue – we just knew our guest would just fell right at home, and that’s exactly what we wanted.
The quality and attention to detail that was shown to us from our first meeting right up until the actual day was astounding. First off John the wedding planner and all his staff are a real asset to the hotel and were completely attentive to our individual needs and wants for our wedding. He listened to our vision for the day with an exact amount of enthusiasm and offered his years of experience and advice to our planning which in the long run became so critical to our planning.
Our vision from the very start was to have a summer garden wedding with a difference and on explaining this to our very dedicated wedding planner John at our first meeting was met with an enthusiasm we had not experienced anywhere else that we had visited and literally no job was too big or too small for that matter – the wedding planner even guaranteed the weather to come with it (which we got.. a barmy 30C may I add).
During the run up to our wedding on a number of occasions the staff at the Four Seasons facilitated our meetings by even coming to us. We live in Dublin so as a gesture to make our lives easier the staff offered to come meet us - this is certainly something I don’t think any other hotel could even begin to offer and I know this was an exceptional facility to extend to us and it helped hugely in the run up to the big day. John made us genuinely feel like ours was the only wedding ever to be held at the Four Seasons Carlingford.
Our wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Gardens at the hotel and our meal for the evening was a barbeque buffet, which was exactly as we have envisioned for our special day and more. It tied in with our goal of creating a real different type of wedding and enabled us to portray both our personalities and a laid back approach while keeping the day very intimate and special.
The presentation of the food to our guests that evening was delightful and really impressed all our guests. Something of which to be honest we are still hearing about from our family and friends, they were just blown away by the quality of the food, particularly the marinated grilled Salmon!!! The variety of food on the menu, the quality and taste of each item and course was just beautiful and in fact it was described by our guests as one of the best meals they had a wedding.
I was particularly impressed by the amount of care that went into looking after me the morning of the wedding while getting ready in the Hotel. John the wedding planner literally attended to our every need and even showered us with Champagne and kind encouraging words at a time when nerves where indeed high, in fact I could go as far as saying the day just wouldn’t have been the same without John there. I will remember John every time I think of our wedding and how he made our day. It even became so obvious to all our guests that day how dedicated John was to creating the perfect day for myself and Declan and they even sang his praises all day.
I could literally write all day on the level of detail that was extended to our big day but unfortunately I have limited space to do so, so to summarise……
A truly incredible place and staff and we just cannot wait to visit again for our one year anniversary and to see all the staff again. There is genuinely not one bad thing I could say about the Four Seasons Carlingford and I hope my words portray what an incredible bunch they really are. Thank you all from the bottom or our hearts for making our day the most memorable one yet!
Lots of Love Laura and Declan xxx