The Killeshin Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Portlaoise. As it is part of the Só Hotel group, there is a distinctive decor theme and what I loved about this hotel was its warmth. When you enter the lobby, the wall patterns would make for very cool back drop to your wedding pictures. The red carpet is rolled out upon arrival. The reception area is very spacious and opens to an outdoor private courtyard where your guests can chill out in the open marquee area. There is a suite available for civil ceremonies and the room was dressed with cherry blossoms, lanterns, flower petals and cute signage.
The ballroom (Walnut Suite) is pristine, bright and full of elegance. The colours can be adjusted pending your colour scheme. The bar is also in the room meaning that you won’t be breaking up your wedding party. When it comes to the bridal suite, the bed is luxurious and this theme spreads throughout the room. Executive Head Chef Guillaume Lerays is one of Irelands best chefs and is incredibly passionate. He takes great pride in every dish that leaves that kitchen. This venue is so reasonably priced with packages (starting from €44 per guest). They have recently launched a new package called ‘Só Romantic’.