Wedding Testimonials

The whole experience of having our wedding at Kilronan Castle last Friday was fantastic from start to finish. We cannot speak highly enough of the service, help and support that we received leading up to the wedding and the days following thereafter.

This is without doubt down to the commitment of your team. Our guests are raving about how helpful and friendly the staff are at Kilronan and they felt that nothing was too much trouble. Can we please mention a few of the team who we want to give special praise and thanks to Tom, Michael, Lawrence, Henry, Anne and Caroline.  Biggest thank you of all must go to Simon. From our very first contact with him in March 2015 to 15 months later, his commitment and professionalism were always first class. He is an excellent ambassador for Kilronan. Organising a wedding from England was made easy because of him and the day worked like a dream. In all honesty it exceeded all our expectations.

Dolores Askey & Mark Booth, 17/06/2016

We had our wedding at Kilronan Castle on 27th February and we cannot compliment it enough. As a wedding venue it is absolutely fabulous; the surroundings, the candle lit corridor down to the ballroom, the dungeon bar, the rooms and the service was absolutely outstanding. We would like to say a huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our wedding coordinator, Sam. From start to finish she was fantastic, she made the whole process stress free and fun. Living in the UK, it can be difficult to organise a wedding however Sam made it feel like a breeze, always accommodating us when we were home in Ireland. Nothing was ever too much to ask her and she always made us feel at ease and most importantly ensured that it was our day and that everything was the way we wanted it and not the way the venue wanted it. We would also like to say thank you to all of the staff at the Castle as everyone was so friendly and helpful to us and our guests. We felt so important for the whole weekend, they truly couldn’t do enough for us. Of course one of the most important aspects of a wedding venue is the food and the feedback we received on both the food and service during the reception was truly amazing. The whole day went perfectly and I have no doubt it was down to their professionalism. If you are in any doubt about Kilronan Castle as a venue, don’t be, it was outstanding.

Suzanne & James Mannion

27th Feb 2016

 

 I can't say enough good things about Kilronan and their fantastic staff. My husband and I loved every minute of our day there. The food was amazing. Ann took great care of the top table! Ciara & Monica looked after us from the start and made planning the wedding so easy & enjoyable, nothing was too much trouble for them and they offered great advice. You would not regret booking your wedding with Kilronan Castle

Grace Costello & Brendan Noud

7th May 2016

 

We had our wedding in Kilronan Castle on 26 November 2016 and we can honestly say that it was the most wonderful day of our lives. Myself and my mum visited Kilronan Castle earlier in the year and we knew instantly that this venue was superb. Our wedding co-ordinator, Monica, was soo helpful from the first time we met. She responded to all our queries and recommended excellent suppliers (photographers, videographers, b&b's, florist, bands, djs etc) and this made our lives very easy. I felt that I had discussed every detail of the wedding with Monica well in advance of the wedding so that there was nothing really to do the day before the wedding except to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. I got to stay two nights in the amazing bridal suite which was soo comfortable and such a beautiful setting to get ready in on the morning of the wedding. On the wedding day itself, all our guests were delighted with the food and drinks. They were especially impressed by the quality of service provided by all the staff in Kilronan and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the castle. The I would recommend this hotel to any couple getting married.

 Orla O’Malley & Kieran Moran

26th Nov 2016

 

Aideen Egan & David Diffley 27/06/2015

Hi Olivia.

Thanks for your lovely email.
We had an absolute blast of a time and we cant thank you enough for all that you did for us from the start. Everyone was excellent from start to finish and pass on our best regards and thanks to krishna for all his hard work.Our guests were blown away by the place and that made life very simple for us also.

We will definitely call down some day soon to say hello. 

Kind Regards,
David Diffley.

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Emer Gilhooly & Karl Richardson 25/06/2015

Hi Olivia,

Thanks for your email. We only got back from honeymoon Saturday. Had an amazing time. Still  jetlagged though :-( and we were back in work today.
Kilronan gave us amazing day that we will never forget. All our guests loved the venue and thought the castle was absolutely amazing along with the staff, service & food. Thank you so much again to you & all the team.
We will be down in the new year or else for our 1st anniversary. We will keep in touch.
Il send you on some of David's photos when we get them.

Lots of love 

Emer & Karl 

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Caitriona Gunning & Ross McCarthy 30/05/2015

Hi Ciara,

We're finally getting around to emailing you now that everything's settled down after the wedding! It's been 5 weeks and our guests are still raving about the day! The food, the service, the attention to detail on absolutely everything throughout the day was commented on by so many people. Yourself and all the Kilronan staff really went above and beyond to make our day so special. 

All the staff were just fantastic from the minute we arrived. With my dad not being well it was a worry for me on the day. The staff picked up on this as soon as he arrived and were on hand to help him straight away. It really put me at ease for the rest of the day.

Ann really deserves a special mention. She looked after us all so well at the top table. Mam and dad are still talking about how great she was! Every member of staff we came in contact with were one step ahead of us all day, right down to the staff in the residents bar at half 4 in the morning! 

Kilronan is such a special place and we have so many unforgettable memories from the weekend. We're already planning our next trip back! We can't wait to get the video and relive it all again! 

We will send on some of Garys photos once we get them.

Thanks again to you and all the Kilronan staff for all your hard work and for making our wedding day so perfect! 

Best wishes
Caitriona & Ross McCarthy

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Aoife McGivern & Ronan Lynskey 29/05/2015

Hello Michelle,

I hope this email finds you well? Apologies for emailing you out of the blue, but myself and Aoife wanted to pop you a quick email to express our gratitude to you, the team in Kilronan Castle and in particular Samantha Keeling for the outstanding service provided.

Since booking Kilronan a number of months ago, we have been treated so well by your team and felt in very safe hands throughout the process. Samantha was an outstanding help to us in getting everything sorted and in place - we really couldn't thank her enough and we wanted you to know how special Samantha made the day for us.

There wasn't a single thing that we asked Samantha about that she wasn't able to help us with - from sweet tables, to baskets for toiletries, to hampers for the houses. She even sat with us the day before the wedding, helping to get the ribbons for cars together.
Not only was Samantha the best wedding planner we could have asked for, she was a real friend to us along the way.

We would also like to thank and highlight the work of Krishna and the team in the ballroom. We couldn't count the number of positive comments that guests made to us about the fantastic food, the professional service and the beautiful setting.

All of our interactions with every single member of the Kilronan Castle team was unbelievable - they made us feel so special and we cannot thank them enough. We look forward to our next visit to Kilronan again soon,

Ronan & Aoife

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Michelle Mc Keon & Ashley Gallagher 28/05/2015

Hi Simon,

Just a little note to say thanks a million for everything, we really had an amazing day and everything about Kilronan was excellent. The service was top class and you did a fantastic job.Can't wait to come back, we want to book in for our first anniversary already!!!
We really appreciate all you have done for us.
Thanks again
Michelle and Ashley

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Jeananne & Sean Davis, Saturday 23/05/2015

To Olivia

Thank you so so much for all your help over the last year & especially last weekend. You made it so easy for us planning a wedding from overseas. The weekend was perfect in every way & we loved every minute of it.  Lots of Love Jeananne & Sean

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Grainne Hannon & David Nugent, Saturday 21/03/2015

Dear Olivia,
Thanks so much for your amazing help, organisation & support in the lead up to our wedding and on our wedding day. We could not have been happier with how everything went & we are both eternally grateful to you. You really went over & beyond and we look forward to seeing you gain in Kilronan. Mum & Day really enjoyed the wedding. Thank you for making us all feel so at home. Wishing you & your family all of the best. Lots of Love Grainne & David

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Linda Cribben & Marty Curran 7/03/2015

“We had our wedding at Kilronan Castle and we cannot praise the Venue and its staff enough. From our initial booking right through to the days after, the staff were absolutely fantastic and could not do enough for us. We'd highly recommend the venue for a break away or especially as a wedding venue. A special thank you to Ciara for all your hard work and being so easy to deal with, we can’t wait to come back!”

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Sinéad & Shaun 4/11/2014

We would like to thank you and your team most sincerely for making our wedding day on the 18th October 2014 so special. It really was fabulous and it couldn’t have gone better. Everyone in our bridal party had a fantastic time. We were on the dancefloor all night ! We were very impressed by your great attention to detail from the table settings to the meal and the service.  We appreciate the complimentary flowers you provided in the ballroom very much. The bridal suite was absolutely beautiful. On leaving the next day, Ursula gave us a voucher for a night at Kilronan and we look forward to returning very much – thank you.

All of our guests were extremely complimentary about the warm welcome they received at Kilronan, the staff and the service, along with the hotel facilities.

Monica, thank you very much for all of your help with planning our wedding and making it such a wonderful and memorable occassion. You have been most kind and professional, and it has been a pleasure getting to know you.

Looking forward to seeing you at Kilronan in the near future.

Every best wish for now, Sinéad & Shaun

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Sinead Meade & Shaun Gallery 18/10/2014

Dear Monica,

We would like to thank you and your team most sincerely for making our wedding day on the 18th October 2014 so special. It really was fabulous and it couldn’t have gone better. Everyone in our bridal party had a fantastic time. We were on the dancefloor all night ! We were very impressed by your great attention to detail from the table settings to the meal and the service.The bridal suite was absolutely beautiful. On leaving the next day, Ursula gave us a voucher for a night at Kilronan and we look forward to returning very much – thank you.
All of our guests were extremely complimentary about the warm welcome they received at Kilronan, the staff and the service, along with the hotel facilities.
Monica, thank you very much for all of your help with planning our wedding and making it such a wonderful and memorable occassion. You have been most kind and professional, and it has been a pleasure getting to know you.
Looking forward to seeing you at Kilronan in the near future.
Every best wish for now,
Sinéad & Shaun

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Lorraine Cooney & Alan Hannon 29/08/2014

“Just a quick email of thanks to you for everything over the last year and for your help and attention to detail over the weekend, Ciara. We couldn't have been happier with how the day went.”

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Caroline Geoghan & Garry Murphy 15/08/2014

“My husband and I currently reside in New Zealand. When we got engaged I knew I wanted to come home to get married, but where? that was the question. We were only home on a holiday for a short while and as I wasn't expecting a proposal I had no idea where to start with regards to planning. We had three venues on our minds to view.

My parents mentioned how beautiful Kilronan Castle was, so off we went, folks in tow to have a peek. We hadn't made an appointment to speak to the Wedding Co-ordinator so in honesty we didn't expect to see one. We asked the delightful lady on reception if she maybe had a brochure we could take away, she asked us did we have time to look around and she popped through the back to see if the Wedding Co-ordinator was free, then Ciara Maxwell appeared…. Within seconds of meeting Ciara we knew Kilronan Castle was 'the one' she was a joy to talk to, her enthusiasm and love of her job really shone through. We did go and see the other two venues but Kilronan Castle won due to its lovely staff & gorgeous grounds. The drive up to the Castle is just the beginning of the magic moments.

A lot of people have commented how difficult it must have been to plan a wedding from New Zealand, and in theory it should be a nightmare but working with Ciara was such a pleasure, every request we made was answered with a 'no problem,' she had time off during our planning and what surprised us was that she told us weeks in advance! Ciara was a fantastic Wedding Co-ordinator and a credit to Kilronan Castle.

Which brings me onto the castle itself, if you have ever dreamt of that perfect, fairy tale wedding, then Kilronan Castle is the dream come true, it was beyond our expectations, People are still talking about the wedding, months later. I shed a tear saying goodbye because the staff at Kilronan are so lovely, it’s like saying goodbye to old friends.

We cannot wait to go back on our next visit home.”

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Marie McGinley & Sean McDermott 15/08/2014

"Seán and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you all at Kilronan for making our wedding day and in fact the whole weekend so memorable! We were instantly made to feel at home when we arrived on the Wednesday until our departure on Sunday.

A special thanks goes to all the staff at Kilronan who looked after us all so well on our special day! Everything was so perfect and the professionalism of you and your staff was a huge factor.

We would also like to especially mention the food that was served the day of our wedding, it was delicious! We are still receiving comments about how good the food was on the day, so a special thank you to the chef and the team for wonderful food.

We cannot wait to return to Kilronan again to enjoy the setting and the amazing spa!"

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Annie and Geoffrey Claffey 19/07/2014

Dear Clement

My name is Annie Claffey. My husband Geoffrey and I had our wedding reception in your stunning hotel on Saturday 19th July. I wanted to send you an email to thank you for holding the most wonderful weekend of our lives in your beautiful hotel. In particular, I wanted to write this email in thanks for the work and effort Samantha Keeling put into helping us plan our big day/weekend. 

Sam was a massive contributor in every part of the planning of our wedding on 19 July, 2014.  We met Sam in August 2013. From our first meeting with Sam, we knew she was going to be a great support to us in the planning of our big day. However, we didn't realise at that time how invaluable she would be throughout the process.  She came into the first meeting with many wonderful ideas, but more importantly, she took the time to get to know us as a couple and helped us begin to visualise what we wanted our wedding day to look like, sound like and feel like.   

Sam is one of a kind! She is so personable that you feel like you are planning your wedding with someone you've known your entire life. She listens to all of your requested details and incredibly makes them all come true in the most perfect way.

Sam was a professional; Her time management skills were exemplary; she was always available and accessible to us and our MANY questions and requests!  Sam was able to take care of details we did not have the time for, and was able to give extremely practical input into any decisions that we did choose to be involved in.  She was gracious in her dealings with all wedding stakeholders (i.e our parents, musicians, DJs), and was transparent in all communications, be it financial or otherwise. 

While we imagine that all wedding coordinators can plan a wedding, what set Sam apart and made us appreciate her as much more than just our wedding planner was her personal and social effort to work with us as a couple rather than just a "client."  Although she has handled countless weddings/special events (often at the same time), she somehow made it seem that our wedding was the only and most important event on her agenda.

She not only asked questions, she actively listened to our answers and thoughts and incorporated them into her suggestions and decisions.  She came to understand what we value in each other as partners, and she helped us to realise how that could be represented genuinely in our wedding.  We owe our wedding day success to Sam.  It was literally everything we had hoped for and more.  Without hesitation, we would recommend Sam and your hotel to any one of our friends and family. It was a truly magical day, we wanted our wedding to be elegant, for our guests to enjoy a high quality service from the hotel and be treated like royalty. Not only did Sam and the rest of your staff make us feel so special all the way through the planning process, (Also particular mention to Laurence, who managed our 2 menu tastings, he was absolutely fantastic; professional, knowledge and a true gentleman ) but Sam made my family and guests and I quote "feel like royalty" the full weekend of our wedding. 

On behalf of Geoffrey and I, I would like to thank Sam, you and the rest of your hotel staff for the most magical weekend of our lives. The service you provide is beyond 5 star! Our wedding weekend was everything we dreamed of and more! We can't wait to come back to your hotel for a weekend soon to relive all our amazing memories.

Many thanks, Kind regards

Annie and Geoffrey Claffey

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Tony & Jule Donegan  23/5/2014

We recently had our wedding reception at kilronan castle (may 23rd) I wanted to email you to tell you of the fantastic, friendly and professional service we received.

We started our journey with kilronan in 2012 when planning our big day was only a dream with the world our oyster, skipping forward I can tell you that the team at kilronan provided us with all and more of our dream wedding, Our day was perfect  down to the tiniest details and we enjoyed every minute of it and  we wish we could do it all again.  Our guests are still overwhelmed by the service and standard of food we received too.

We can firmly say we are eternally grateful for all that the team did for us and that we will be friends of kilronan for life,

With regard to our wedding co-ordinator Sam, Sam is not only a credit to kilronan but to herself and her family, She should be extremely proud of the service she provides in a professional capacity and her own genuine personality shines through with her professional service.  We cannot thank her enough.

We hope to see you all again soon,

Kind regards,

Tony Donegan  on behalf of Tony & Jule Donegan

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