My husband and I decided to get married in a castle as we wanted to do some thing different and exciting. We were blown away by Waterford Castle! So were our guests.
From the moment we made inquiries we were impressed with the personal way our wedding was handled, other people have been married here but we felt like we were the only ones! The staff were excellent and it didn't matter what time of day or night we needed assistance our request was always greeted with a smile and dealt with immediately. The people who work here are so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
We ran a little late on the day of our wedding taking photos in the grounds of the castle because there was so many beautiful places to take a photo, as a result we sat down to dinner a little late and the staff didn't mention it. They just carried on and served us when we were ready.
The food is impeccable and all of the guests commented that they had never eaten so well, it was so rich and tasty and the children were served their own menu while we ate our starter because my son is 2 and was getting bored. Even this wasn't too much trouble, the staff serving us our food were talking to him and he loved the attention!
The rooms are decorated individually and we did feel like royalty on our wedding night! My favorite room is The Ormonde Suit which I would go back to again and again. The bathroom is bigger than my living room! All of the rooms are spotless and well kept. It was a luxurious weekend.
We have two children so we decided to stay in a Golf Lodge for the weekend to have more space, the houses are really well laid out and each person had their own en suite bathroom, this was handy as we had other guests staying with us at the lodge to mind the children on our wedding night.There is a lovely park that the children could play in in the rear of the house and a patio with picnic table so we sat and had lunch and coffee in the mornings out there whilst the children played, it is an excellent place for families because the Island is so safe and my daughter got to pet the deer that roam around the golf course!
Children don't get bored here because the woods are an adventure to explore and the deer are so tame, the day after the wedding we put our wellies on and went looking for conkers in the woods, then we had dinner in the Golf Club which was lovely.
We would especially like to thank Mirka and Phillip who were helping us with our wedding because they worked so hard to make every thing perfect for us and we won't forget it.
On the morning of our wedding Mirka found a Golf Cart for my husband and helped decorate it with flowers from the garden so he could drive me off in to the sun set!
We recommend the castle to families or couples who wish to get away from it all and have an adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers 4 Star Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.Feel yourself travel through time as you make the magical journey by our complimentary Car Ferry to the 310 acre Island Resort.With an amazing history stretching back to the 6th century, wake up in Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland after a peaceful night’s sleep to the picturesque and enchanting scenes and sounds the island has to offer. Enjoy gourmet food served in our award winning Munster room restaurant and Fitzgerald Bar or simply relax by the large open fire in 16th Century surroundings.For family, group or self catering in Waterford our Island Garden Lodges are the perfect place to experience the South East.Island Activities include our 18 hole Championship Golf Course, our fantastic tennis courts, clay Pigeon Shooting or croquet on the Castle lawns.Waterford Castle also provides a stunning Irish castle wedding venue for an unforgettable Wedding Day. Imagine… A legendary Castle, on an Island Haven; exclusively yours. All in all Waterford Castle Hotel and golf resort provides a luxury destination to escape from life itself. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterford Castle