Norma O'Brien-Carthy onby
Springfort Hall Hotel was one of about 4 hotels that we choose to check out for our wedding. As it happened, it was the first one that we visited….and the only one!!!
My first view of the Hotel was when we swept around the bend in the driveway and I was already in love with the place from that moment. I hoped against hope that the hotel could offer us what we wanted for our wedding day as I just loved the ‘feel’ of the place. Beautiful green lawns, woodlands all around and this gorgeous house that ‘belonged’ in the middle of it all.
On that day, we had not made an appointment, we just thought we’d go over and have a look at the place. However, we were warmly greeted by the girl on reception who right away sent Samantha to talk with us. She was an absolute gem…answering all our questions and did so professionally but with humour (very important!!). We booked the hotel the following weekend.
The staff couldn’t do enough for us throughout the whole process. Unfortunately Samantha moved on to another job a few months before the wedding, but handed over to Kieran in Springfort Hall, who looked after us just as brilliantly as Samantha had. Thanks to Kieran & Paul, who were always at the end of the phone to answer my very important (& sometimes not so important!) questions and put my mind at rest.
And what a great evening we had when myself, my husband and 4 other guests went for our tasting a month before the wedding…we had a great evening and the food was only fabulous!! Again, the staff went out of their way to make the experience an enjoyable one for us all.
And so to the big day…we had our civil ceremony in Springfort Hall on 30th August…the ceremony room was just absolutely magical…I will never forget how special it felt walking in there and then being married in such a gorgeously decorated room…it helped create a comfortable yet intimate setting for us.
We then had our drinks reception out on the lawn where a string quartet were playing in the background, again the staff were great. We had our photographs taken outdoors (it was the first sunny day in weeks!) which was lovely. When we arrived in the function room for the reception I was gobsmacked at how fantastic the room looked. What had been a beautiful ceremony room just 2 hours earlier had been transformed into an absolutely lovely function room for the reception…the fairly lights twinkled all around (I love twinkle & sparkle!) the table settings were fab with candleabras & lilies on alternate tables as requested.
The meal was just fabulously scrumptious! People are still commenting on how lovely the food was. And through it all Kieran and Mrs. Walsh were on hand to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
I cannot recomment Springfort Hall Hotel highly enough to any prospective brides & grooms who are considering which venue to choose…and I cannot thank Samantha, Kieran, Paul, Mrs. Walsh and all the staff for all of their hard work in making our day so so special for us and for their particular care and attention to what we wanted…and Kieran, for your great patience also!!
P.S. The double bed in the Bridal Suite is just GLORIOUSLYcomfortable…sinkability at its finest!!!