Karina and Cian Murphy onby
We had our wedding at the Dunloe in May 2015 and would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. From the very first time that we met with the manager Jason we knew that we were dealing with a real professional. The layout of the hotel and in particular the area for the drinks reception, main function room coupled with the beautiful gardens and spectacular views all helped in our final decision to hold our wedding there. The personalised attention that we received in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding made the preparations quite seamless. The software app that the hotel provided us with was another added feature which assisted with the preparations. This proved to be a very user friendly and useful tool for gathering and collating all information along with arranging seating plans etc. On the morning of the wedding we received a text message from the hotel wishing us both the very best and reassuring us that everything would be looked after and for us to sit back and enjoy the day. This was a really nice touch which certainly started our big day on a positive note. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were met by Jason and his team at the door with prosecco for all of the bridal party. The bridal party were then chauffeured to the hotel gardens for photos. This was another touch which ensured that the bride's dress remained dry after the heavy rains earlier in the day! While taking our photos in the garden, a fabulous array of canapés were brought down to us thereby ensuring that we weren't missing out in the food which all of the other guests were enjoying in the hotel! Everything about the reception was really fantastic. The pre-dinner drinks reception in the upstairs foyer area was enjoyed by all. The mixture of drinks, canapés etc coupled with the magical setting looking out over the Gap of Dunloe put all of the guests in great form and set the theme for a truly memorable day. The main dinner reception was first class in every way. The food was sublime and service excellent. Many of the guests commented afterwards on the friendliness of all of the staff which was very perceptible. Everything throughout the day went off without a hitch and most importantly all of the guests including the bride and groom thoroughly enjoyed the day with lots of positive lasting memories. The hotel venue certainly played a big part in the overall experience.