As you enter, you can’t help but be impressed by the lobby/reception area. It has a blend of old and new decor, from a beautiful ornate reception and a contemporary lounge area. The Ballroom is very glamorous…it oozes Hollywood Glamour. The food is of a very high standard and the resident pastry chef bakes goods and desserts on the day. The bridal suite is every girl’s dream bedroom. This venue is perfect for a Hollywood/cosmopolitan style wedding and the most important thing is that your wedding is in very safe hands with the wedding team here.
My experience at Charleville Park Hotel was so warm and friendly and effortless to the team. The overall decor of the hotel is contemporary and a private bar area for guests was one of my favourite spaces. The Ballroom is so impressive too. the neutral, contemporary decor gives a sense of calm and the modern chandeliers add a touch of glamour. The bridal suite boasts space, luxury, and comfort. The food is so tasty, I assure you, no one will go hungry! Overall, this venue is so endearing and ‘on the ball’ when it comes to a wedding.
Hillgrove Hotel is one of the finest Wedding venues in Ulster. The decor is very distinctive, quirky and vibrant. If you are looking for something unique, young, and fun, this venue will be right up your alley! The service is absolutely super with so natural and friendly staffs. You have plenty of options available in terms of suites and wedding packages. There are 2 main suites and they are adaptable pending the size of your wedding. The packages are very straight forward and the price point is pretty compelling. Also, the Hillgrove is a fantastic leisure retreat; such as a kid’s entertainment, pool, and Lir Spa. The rooms are so spacious and very reasonably priced for guests attending the wedding too.
The Johnstown Estate sits on acres of greenery and forestry. The house itself is a restored 18th-century Georgian residence and has many of the original features. I liked the wedding entrance as there are a beautiful self-playing grand piano, private drinks reception area, and civil ceremony location. The O’Rorke Suite is the wedding ballroom and it can adapt in many forms to suit your wedding size and requirements. The Lady Margaret Suite is where you stay on the night of your wedding and it is like having your own luxury apartment for the day!
The Station House Hotel is located in Kilemssan. It was once a train station and still has many of the original features. One of the key features of the Station House Hotel is its unrivalled setting. The hotel still sits on a retired train station grounds. The venue is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and gardens. The iconic ‘Turn Table’ is from the actual train station and is now the outdoor location for your civil ceremony. The original Signal Box, now the Signal Suite is the only one of its kind as it is now the bridal suite.
Lovin Letters is a family run business headed up by Linda Kinlay. Linda is one of the most conscientious and hardest working wedding supplier I know and her couples rave about her. She has a wide selection of letters and words so you can choose from such as your initials, words like ‘Love’ / ‘I Do’ or I think I spotted a hashtag symbol # at one wedding! In the last year, Linda has expanded her product range with new letters, a heart sign and bar sign.
Wedding Worx started as a business stationery printing company and has now become a truly beautiful full-service wedding stationery supplier and gift shop. They specialise in personalised items which can sometimes not be sourced within Ireland. In their online shop, they have an ever growing selection of designs; such as beautiful laser cut designs, fab wedding accessories from alternative guest books, and even signs and badges for hen parties! For the DIY wedding enthusiasts, they have an online craft store with a variety of embellishments, laser cut wooden hearts and ribbons!
Bespoke Diamonds is located on Kildare Street, right in front of Dail Eireann. They source their stones from Russia, Canada, and Australia. Bespoke Diamonds can actually work with your budget and source whatever is workable for you. One of the main selling points is that if you like a design on Pinterest or Instagram and you cannot find it in the shops, or if the shop versions are too expensive, you can go to Bespoke Diamonds can work off that design. Another amazing thing is that they have a policy of allowing you to change it once the ring hasn’t been worn. You can also get your ring cleaned for free…for life!
Commins & Co is one of Dublin’s finest engagement ring specialists. It is located in the antique quarter in Powerscourt Town House. They have a wide range of the very finest antique, custom-made and retail jewellery. They have their very own goldsmith in the house which means that you have the luxury of getting any resizing done very quickly. With price in mind, at Commins & Co you can get an engagement ring to what your budget allows. They will only take in and trade the very best antique rings. All remake antique rings come with certified diamonds and an independent valuation for peace of mind!
Creative Cakes are wedding cake specialists based in Dublin. Their designs are innovative and in-keeping with what brides and grooms-to be really want. Oh and the cakes taste great! I had the pleasure of visiting their bakery and showroom and the smell of the cakes baking nearly sent me over the edge. What I love about Creative Cakes is that no ask is too big or too small. They are very accommodating and can create a cake that fits your personality and theme.
Amazing Cakes has been in operation for over 10 years. Beverley and Brendan are a small family run business with over 40 years experience in the food industry. They can make a wide range of special cake – such as wedding, anniversary, christening, birthdays or corporate cake as well. They scooped the Award for ‘Wedding Cake Designer of the Year 2015’. I have been to enough wedding fairs and sampled all of her flavours and I can say that they are very very good!