Review – Bellinter House
Welcome to Bellinter House located in the heart of County Meath.
#sponsored – whilst this is a paid review, please note that all opinions are my own.
I used to live and work very close to Bellinter House so i’m very familiar with it. My familiarity went as far as lazy Saturdays with my friends having afternoon tea but I never had a good look at their wedding facilities. I worked with Elaine Barker and Timeless Bridal Wear to do a photoshoot some time ago and it had so many stunning backdrops. Since that shoot, there has been many upgrades to the venue including a dedicated wedding ballroom and update to the iconic decor.
The decor is so striking. When you arrive at Bellinter House, you are greeted by lawns, greenery and a manor. From the outside you would assume that this venue is vintage and very ‘Laura Ashley’. You get a bit of surprise when you walk in as the decor is not like anything you could imagine. It is a mix of eclectic, vintage with a tiny splash of country manor. There are bold colours with modern pieces of art and the antique pieces have been updated with a splash of contemporary framing. The bull head lamp on the wall really caught my eye. Amongst all of this amazing decor is a really good wedding venue. I always hate to see style with no substance but at Bellinter House the service is seamless and very professional.
The wedding ballroom ‘The Refectory’ is so pretty. It can be a blank canvas for you to dress or it has such a nice and simple style that you can leave it as you see it. What I loved about this room was the floor to ceiling windows. The natural light gives the room a really fresh feel and the views are beautiful. You can see Meath’s rolling hills for miles! There is a bar in the room which means that your party isn’t broken up. The Refectory can take up to 200 guests.
The Nunnery is perfect for smaller functions and there is a small private dining area associated with Eden restaurant.
One of the big features to Bellinter House is their civil ceremony facilities. You can get married under the iconic weeping tree in the front lawn or you can use the Nunnery which has a chapel feel to it.
When your guests arrive, there is a drinks and canapé reception in the lounge. In the spring and summer, the lounge extends out to the garden.
Your guests will enjoy their stay as the rooms are a real treat. The decor that you see within the lobby and lounge areas also lends itself to the guest rooms. There are rooms located in the main house, East & West Wings, Ruins and and then in the stables. I love the stables as they have the old style stable doors and then inside is really quaint. All rooms have their own unique style.
The bridal suite is so dramatic, it has luscious deep blue colours with rich mahogany furniture with a cow print rug for good measure! The bathroom is like something from Pinterest. It has the old vintage style sink and bath with all the mod cons such as rainfall shower and then a huge vintage feature mirror which catches the light from the window and bounces in to the bath. It’s perfect for getting ready on the day of your wedding.
The food comes highly recommended and has won various AA Rosette accolades as well as local awards in Meath. I have eaten in the restaurant a few times and it really is beautiful. If you are foodies, you will love the menus. You can also have a menu designed for you.
Food isn’t the only feather in their caps when it comes to awards. They were very recently awarded ‘Best Exclusive Wedding Venue Ireland’, ‘Most Exclusive Wedding Venue Leinster’, ‘Most Exclusive Wedding Venue Midlands’, and winner of the ‘Luxury Travel Guide’.
The Bathhouse is one of Meath’s finest spas and a real favourite for girlie weekend breaks. Included in the wedding package is a make up trial with The Bathhouse make up artists. The spa is also award winning.
This is such a visual venue and no better way for me to explain this than through my pictures!
For more information on Bellinter House Hotel, visit their website right here.
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