Help finding wedding venue in Dublin/Kildare/Wicklow

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  1. jillyb

    jillyb Frequent Poster

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    Hi,

    So we’re looking at wedding venues at the moment and we’re finding it hard to find nice places for about 60-70 people. Inviting about 80 so taking into account drop off rate.

    A lot of the venues that I have looked at weren’t as nice as I hoped or the reception room was too big for our numbers. Also what was ruling out certain venues was the minimum numbers as we would like to have it on a Friday or Saturday. Semi off peak season though in April.

    We’re looking in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. Would consider stretching to Meath but just over half of the guests will be travelling from Cork so nothing too far.

    We’ve looked at Tulfarris, Finnstown, Celbridge Manor, Kingswood House and Springfield Hotel. Few others we were going to go look at like Portmarnock Hotel, Moyvalley, Clanard court and Summerhill house either didn’t have any of the dates we were looking at or had minimum number of 100. Some would decrease that for us to 80 but that still could have been a stretch depending on rsvp numbers.

    We’re actually leaning towards Springfield even though I was hoping for bit more rustic like a manor or country house style but I guess who really takes that much notice of the outside/lobby?? The ceremony/reception room is gorgeous and the food is meant to be fab. They have been great to deal with aswell. We’d be getting pictures done in Castletown house down the road.

    Any suggestions of other places we could view please??

    Thanks
     
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  2. noproblem

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    The K Club, Carton House, might be suitable for you and they will cater for the numbers you've mentioned.
     
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  3. Sanparom

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    We got married (ceremony and reception) at Ballybeg House in Wicklow. It is stunning. Very different to the norm and would cater for your numbers.
     
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  4. Eithneangela

    Eithneangela Frequent Poster

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    Palmerston House Kildare, just off N7 near Naas. Ideal location for travelers, very picturesque house and grounds. Best of luck.
     
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  5. suzie

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    You could try the killashee hotel original-house

    Was there recently...
     
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  6. jillyb

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    Thanks for the replies guys- sorry for the delay but for some reason I didn't get a notification of replies.

    Will check them out. Think we want something relaxed and intimate. Trying for as low key as possible wedding but we'll see how that goes lol