by Nessa & Declan on Sun, 19th November, 2017
Thank you to absolutely every one at the amazing Waterford Castle, your professionalism and friendliness adds to the most stunning wedding venue in Ireland. We had absolutely no stress in the lead up to our wedding and we planned it from Australia! It is all down to the wonderful staff, especially Linda who was a gem and managed to do all the coordinating in her stride allowing us to be care-free and enjoy every second of the planning and the wedding. Guests told us it was the best wedding and venue they have every been to and we wouldn't change a thing about the day (the ceremony, the food, the beautiful castle!), it was wonderful and I would love to ... Read more
by Avril & John on Tue, 7th November, 2017
Waterford Castle and in particular Linda did everything in their power to make our day feel special. They paid great attention to detail for our small and intimate wedding. Our photographer loved the natural light and surroundings of the castle to make all the pictures look that bit more amazing The children present were kept occupied and all enjoyed their time in the castle as did all the guests who were made feel like royalty in the luxurious rooms.
by Liz & Mitch on Tue, 17th October, 2017
"It's hard to pick one thing! Everything from our tasting up until and during our wedding day was seamless, stress free and perfect! Linda is incredible At her job! For a venue that caters for many weddings it is a testimont to Linda and Waterford Castle that we felt as if we were the first couple to ever get married there such was the attention to our day and the genuine excitement shared with us! The minute we arrived off the ferry a genuine fairy tale started for us, it really was just amazing!"
by Catherine & Andrew on Thu, 5th October, 2017
What a fantastic weekend. From start to finish everything was sublime. The setting was obviously stunning but it was the Waterford Castle staff who made our wedding extra special. They were extremely helpful - from settling the pre-wedding nerves to making sure everything was where it needed to be on the big day. We couldn't recommend Waterford Castle enough. It certainly has the wow factor and it has given us memories we will cherish for a lifetime
by Alice & Kieran on Tue, 26th September, 2017
Waterford Castle was a magical venue for our wedding. Our wedding coordinator Gillian did all the hard work and made the whole experience a joy from start to finish. The staff were fantastic to say nothing of the food. We loved every minute. I would highly recommend the castle to anyone who is looking for a spectacular setting and a truly unique and special day.
by Aine & Noel on Thu, 14th September, 2017
Waterford Castle was a dream venue to get married in, from the first moment we walked into the castle we know it was the wedding venue for us. The setting and the castle is just magical and so unique.Gillian was a dream to work with, so professional and excellent at her job, she made the whole wedding planning process so simple and relaxed. Gillian, Antonio and her team were exceptional on the day, the food was phenomenal and it is something that our guests still talk about. We can't thank Gillian and her team enough for everthing that they did for is and making the day so special and one that we will never forget. We would highly recommended Waterford ... Read more
by Rawan & Bryce on Thu, 24th August, 2017
Absolutely perfect wedding venue from the friendliness of the staff to the beautiful grounds!! Will definitely come back to visit!
by Christine & Philip on Sun, 20th August, 2017
Right from our first contact we felt like valued guests. Our wedding organiser was very professional in her dealings with us. Organising a wedding can be stressful but Linda took all the pressure off us in terms of the reception. All the staff on the day were thoroughly professional and friendly. The Castle and accommodations were breathtaking.
by Monica & Alok on Fri, 4th August, 2017
Gillian and the team at Waterford Castle made our dream wedding a reality! Our wedding weekend was full of fun, love and laughs with no stress thanks to their phenomenal team. Waterford Castle will forever have a special place in our hearts and in our guests' hearts! Getting married in a castle on its own island is incredible already but add the amazing team to this mix and there is no better place to celebrate the most important day in your life!
by Natalie & Ryan on Fri, 4th August, 2017
We cannot be more thankful for such a wonderful wedding experience! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, both before, during and after the wedding itself. The grounds and the castle were something out of a storybook, and the price was exceedingly fair. Not to mention, a pleasant surprise was the food was excellent!
by Zahrah & Aidan on Wed, 26th July, 2017
"We would just like to thank Waterford Castle for the fantastic professional work they did for our wedding. Our wedding events coordinator Linda was an absolute star- without her I don't know what I would have done- the day definitely would not have gone as perfect as it did. From the moment we chose Waterford Castle, we couldn't get over how warm and friendly all the staff were and how accommodating they were. Any request was neither too big nor small and they never made you feel as if you were annoying them [which I am sure I did annoy Linda half the time with my constant emailing]. Linda made everything so easy- leading up to the wedding I felt ... Read more
by Noilin & Sebastian on Tue, 18th July, 2017
Waterford castle was a dream venue to get married, the history and beauty of the castle and grounds gave us a fairy-tale wedding well within our means. However, it was the service we received from all the all the staff from the first day we came to visit that helped us produce an extraordinary day for us and all our guests. Without exception, the staff at Waterford castle went beyond the call of duty to accommodate our needs and those of our guests, they were kind, friendly and efficient. They were always on hand to help us, with the smallest details like placement of table arrangements to helping with potential last minute disasters like a national train strike. We had ... Read more
by Rachel & Eoin on Tue, 27th June, 2017
"Our wedding day at Waterford Castle was better than we could ever have imagined. From the moment we stepped off the ferry on a rainy February day to view the castle we were in love. In the months leading up to our wedding day in April Linda went over and beyond to ensure the day was everything we had imagined and more. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she took all the stress out of the planning. She has a way of making even the most stressful situations lighthearted and fun with her amazing personality. The day itself was perfect all thanks to the amazing team who made our dreams come true. The food was unbelievable and the ... Read more
by Eleanor & Kieran on Tue, 20th June, 2017
We cannot recommend Waterford Castle more highly: the staff are unparalleled in their skill and professionalism, and the location is simply magical. Gillian helped us to create a wedding we could only have dreamed of. Our guests raved about their experience- the castle and grounds are perfectly suited to impress both young and old, locals and international visitors. We are so thankful to everyone at Waterford castle and are looking forward to return visits!
by Bridget & Jane on Mon, 29th May, 2017
Words truly fail us when we describe our experience with Linda and her band of merry miracle workers in Waterford Castle. From the very first moment Jane and I were enchanted by both the team and location. What self-respecting romantic could resist having their own stunning castle and island for their wedding day? Deer roaming free, hares greeting us at the door, our own personal ferry to carry us to our destination and a welcoming fire blazing upon our arrival!! It is the quintessential happily ever after that we were both looking for. Communication that would put MI5 to shame, Linda in her uniquely professional but oh so- fun manner helped, cajoled, mentored and held our hands the whole way ... Read more
by Katja & Patrick on Sun, 28th May, 2017
Waterford Castle is absolutely perfect for any special event. The wedding planning with Gillian ran exceptionally smoothly which made it incredibly easy to feel relaxed that things were taken care of correctly approaching the wedding. Considering we live in Germany and were only in Ireland twice prior to the wedding this was an excellent and professional job by Gillian and Waterford Castle. The day itself was wonderful, the staff are always available if you need anything but are very much in the background giving you the feeling that you are not being bothered. The timing and set up for the day is planned incredibly well and the castle venue and staff are very well prepared for any needs and insure ... Read more
by Mary Claire & Tim on Wed, 29th March, 2017
From the moment we stepped in the main entrance we knew Waterford Castle was the place for us! Linda and all the staff did everything they could to assist with the planning leading up to the wedding keeping things as simple as possible making life very ease. On the day, we had complete confidence that everything would run smoothly which it did allowing us to relax and enjoy the day. Many of our guests complimented the food prepared by the outstanding chefs especially the steak which was cooked to order as well as the homely relaxed atmosphere, this was fantastic for us to hear as it was important to us that our guests enjoyed everything too. This is and will ... Read more
by Zoë and Joseph on Sun, 22nd January, 2017
Our wedding at Waterford Castle really was perfect. Our coordinator, Gillian, was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the wedding planning process seem simple. From the moment we arrived, we were blown away by the level of professionalism and attentiveness by all of the Waterford Castle staff. Starting with the rehearsal and dinner the night before the wedding and ending with the day after New Year's Eve party in the clubhouse, everything was seamless. The day of the wedding was calm, organized, on time, and the best day of our lives thus far. Our guests could not stop telling us how it was the best wedding they had ever been to and that the ambiance was amazing, the ... Read more
by Michael & Claire on Tue, 17th January, 2017
Waterford Castle was the perfect venue for our wedding. From the first meeting to the day we left after the wedding, we were made to feel very special. The setting and castle is stunning, the food was brilliant, and the staff were wonderful. All our guests commented on how much they'd enjoyed the day. Many thanks!
by Stephanie & David on Mon, 2nd January, 2017
My wife and I got married at Waterford Castle in September 2016. As we live abroad (Canada), we visited the venue in June the prior year to walk the grounds, do our tasting, meet the staff and begin planning the day. From the outset Gillian and her team were excellent. They are experts at what they do and were always able to answer our questions and address all of our concerns. We were initially concerned about planning for the big day from afar and how the logistics would work, but Gillian kept in regular contact with us by email, as well as by Skype closer to the date to walk us through the finer details. This greatly put our minds ... Read more
by Laura & Alex on Wed, 28th December, 2016
"What a wonderful experience my husband, guests and I had at Waterford Castle for our wedding November 2016. We were so fortunate to have the assistance of Gillian who did an exceptional job coordinating our wedding. She clearly is a very organized individual who has a lot of experience doing what she does. She is without a doubt committed to her role. 45 of our guests arrived at the same time, and the hotel staff did a job well done checking everyone in. From the minute we arrived until we left, the staff were pleasant and helpful. Whether it was our wedding dinner or just morning breakfast, the food at the hotel was superb. Many of our guests raved about ... Read more
by Sarah & Neil on Sun, 11th December, 2016
From the very beginning when we first started looking at Waterford Castle as a venue, right up until our wedding day we were made to feel special and relaxed. Nothing felt like it was too big an ask of the staff and we knew everyone wanted us to have the best possible experience from start to finish. The food was truly amazing and something all of our guests commented on. The venue was just stunning and we have some really beautiful and memorable photos as a result. Finally I can't say enough good things about Gillian and her team. They were great with suggestions, advice and support during the whole wedding planning process. I would highly recommend Waterford Castle as ... Read more
by Maggy & Darren on Sun, 11th December, 2016
From the moment we arrived in Waterford Castle for our very first visit we knew this is the place we wanted to get married. It was a miserable rainy day in November when we drove down to Waterford and when we arrived we were welcomed in a lovely cosy reception area with the fireplace. We knew straight away we wanted to tie the knot and give our wows in front of that fireplace. Our wedding manager Gillian O'Dea was a gift from heaven, we wouldn't have had our day the way it was if she hadn't helped us. She was always reachable, very professional, accommodating to any of our requests and needs. Our wedding day was magical, everything went very ... Read more
by Anthony Schweppe on Mon, 21st November, 2016
We live in America and initially had concerns about coordinating our overseas wedding. That was until we met with Gillian and the staff at Waterford Castle. Their communication and planning was fantastic which made our lives so much easier during the run up to the day. Their attention to detail was spot on and our guests special requests were taken care of instantly. We can not compliment the team and facilities enough to do it justice. Gillian and her staff provided everything we had envisioned for our special day and gave us the best few days of our lives. The enchanted setting and amazing staff truly made a difference. Regards Anthony
by Sara & Justin on Thu, 10th November, 2016
Superb. We hosted our wedding and reception at Waterford castle and it really made the day special, from the the venue, to the food, but most of all the staff. From a customer service perspective the staff are very friendly, welcoming, and open. If you are thinking of hosting an event in Waterford Castle my recommendation would be to stop thinking about it and book!
by Gaynor & Jacob on Thu, 10th November, 2016
Jacob and I were fortunate to marry at Waterford Castle. With Gillian's experience and support our day was simply fantastic. We truly could not have asked for anything more. We had guests from Australia and the UK, all were overwhelmed with the service, accommodation and dining experience. The true uniqueness about Waterford is not just the outstanding surroundings, magnificent award winning dining or the exceptional staff but the value for money too!
by Kayleigh & Ryan on Wed, 19th October, 2016
I cannot imagine a better wedding day. From the moment we checked in and were reminded we had a very special day coming the next day to the time we left after our wedding, not only were we taken care of but our guests were as well. My family is still talking about how much they loved Illario the bartender and the friendliness of the other staff members, especially the ladies at the front desk and all of the event staff. Our biggest thanks goes to Gillian who was amazing to work with and created such a special day for us. We absolutely loved the guest rooms, the food, the drinks and all of the people we met while we ... Read more
by Laura & Ian on Fri, 14th October, 2016
We cannot thank the staff at the castle enough for everything they did in the lead up to our wedding and through the 3 nights we and our guests stayed at the castle to celebrate our wedding. It was perfect from start to finish and all of our guests complemented on how friendly all of the staff were and helpful. Gillian was amazing to deal with throughout the whole planning process and answered all of my millions of q's promptly and was full of suggestions and ideas for Ian and I. We cannot wait to come back and visit the castle again. It was the best weekend we could have asked for. Thanks again to all of the bar staff ... Read more
by Soraya & Barry on Tue, 31st May, 2016
Waterford Castle is the reason our wedding day was so special, it was the first and only venue we visited when deciding where we would celebrate our wedding day. We were blown away by the excitement of taking the ferry to the island and the beauty of the castle, inside and out. The exclusivity it offers is amazing and from the minute you step inside the beautiful oak doors, taking in the aroma of the fire and the ambiance the castle offers, we felt at home and knew this was the venue for us. Our decision was reaffirmed by Mirka, she is courteous, efficient and really cares, making the whole experience magical from start to finish. From the first day ... Read more
by Dymphna & Andrew on Tue, 24th May, 2016
From the first day we visited the castle to the day we checked out and beyond, we have been assisted and guided every step of the way. Mirka was a god-send, taking all of our 1920s related decorative items for the treats table and recreating them on the day. Our table plan was created by Mirka and our menus and place-card names were all designed and created to match our invitations. A warm, inviting atmosphere was created on the day by the roaring fire, the canapes, champagne reception and the pleasant manner of the staff. No request was too small or too big on the day and we didn't feel as though we were inconveniencing any member of staff. The ... Read more
by Ruth & Gearoid on Sat, 21st November, 2015
I am not often lost for words but it is very difficult to express how special and magical our wedding was at Waterford Castle. Everything, from the food to the level of attentiveness to our guests was beyond perfect. I have travelled a lot, stayed in some amazing hotels, and grew up with a family involved in hospitality so I have high expectations and expect good service. Every need we had was met and I would say anticipated. Staff act as a supportive foundation, they are there in the background to keep things running to time, to ensure you have your room key, to search for the groom and so on! Waterford Castle knew timing was really important to me ... Read more
by Richa & Joe Oxley on Sun, 15th November, 2015
We were married at Waterford Castle on 4th June 2015. With both of us living outside Ireland, planning the wedding was a little more challenging. However, Mirka was so accommodating and helpful, it made the whole planning process a lot less stress free. The venue was beautiful and the staff on the day were fantastic! All our guests were absolutely delighted with the food, services and venue and are still talking about it 6 months later!! We will definitely recommend the venue to other couples.
by Katie & Tom on Sat, 7th November, 2015
The moment we arrived at Waterford Castle, seeing the beautiful grounds and hotel, we knew it was a top contender for our wedding venue. Meeting Gillian sealed the deal as we could see how organised and experienced she was. It was a lovely touch when she showed us the photo-book of the Castle in different seasons to give us an idea of what the venue may look like on our wedding day. We live overseas and visited the Castle twice during our wedding planning - the first for an initial venue scout and the second time for the menu tasting. The remainder of planning was done largely over email and it turned out to be very easy and stress-free, which ... Read more
by Siocha on Wed, 4th November, 2015
From the moment we began to speak with Gillian and the team at Waterford Castle about our wedding, we knew we were in very capable hands. In all of the planning leading up to the big day and throughout, their enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism was faultless. With a background in event organising, I had high expectations, all of which were thoroughly exceeded. Not only that, but all of the team were an absolute pleasure to deal with, nothing was too much to ask for and they were extremely patient in answering all of our questions. All of our guests commented on how superb the food and service was which was a testament to the dedication of Antonio and the food ... Read more
by Susan & Mark Brennan on Mon, 2nd November, 2015
We had the best wedding day anyone could wish for at Waterford Castle. Our original venue, was at another location, however due to a fire our wedding there was cancelled less than 3 months before the big day. As we were having a civil ceremony we had to stay within Waterford for the ceremony. We immediately approached Waterford Castle and it was the best thing that could have happened. From the first instance we arrived we were treated with the utmost respect and compassion. Our wedding coordinator Gillian, went to great lengths to put our dream wedding together within a few weeks - our whole day was perfect. We had our civil ceremony in the main reception (to get married ... Read more
by Edel & David Rooney on Sat, 31st October, 2015
We would like to say a huge thanks to all the team in Waterford Castle for their help in making our wedding day a very memorable experience. Gillian & Mirka worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was perfect in the weeks and months leading up to our big day, always on hand to answer any question. The food is out of this world and Antonio was a great help to us in selecting our menu. Waterford castle is a truly special place and we could not recommend it highly enough as a wedding venue.
by Milena McKenna on Wed, 28th October, 2015
Waterford Castle is a truly unique, majestic and one of the most ( in not the ) most beautiful venue in Ireland. My husband and I got married there in March 2015, fairytale setting is an understatement! Everything was so fluent and professional from the outset. Both Mirka ( the wedding planner ) and Anthonio ( Restaurant Manager ) are at the top of their game in their respective roles. I cannot emphasise how superb the whole team was in Waterford Castle, they went over and above in every way, all our guests were blown away by the service and the level of quality they received. A special thanks to our wonderful wedding coordinator – Mirka, who helped us pull ... Read more
by Sinead Murphy on Wed, 28th October, 2015
I can only describe our wedding at Waterford Castle as an absolute fairy-tale. The island, the grounds, the Castle, staff and restaurant are absolutely amazing. I had the challenging task of planning my wedding from Melbourne, Australia - We only managed to visit the venue for the first time less than 2 weeks before the big day. It wasn't difficult for us as Mirka and Gillian were outstanding! Every single request was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Every detail was ticked off by them and they went through everything with us in advance. The day before Gillian even offered to run to the shops to pick stuff up from me and supplied batteries for fairy lights that I was missing. ... Read more
by Edel & David Rooney on Tue, 27th October, 2015
We would like to say a huge thanks to all the team in Waterford Castle for their help in making our wedding day a very memorable experience. Gillian & Mirka worked tirelessly to ensure every detail was perfect in the weeks and months leading up to our big day, always on hand to answer any question. The food is out of this world and Antonio was a great help to us in selecting our menu. Waterford castle is a truly special place and we could not recommend it highly enough as a wedding venue.
by Jeff on Tue, 27th October, 2015
Our Wedding was a Friday in September 2015 but the planning had begun in October 2014 when we decided on Waterford Castle on the Island. From initial viewing to the big day, my experience was very positive. There are a wealth of choices in Ireland with regards Castles, really spoilt for choice. What made Waterford Castle standout from the rest was its very cozy feel of the place, built just after the Middle Ages so not too old looking but old enough to stand out as not just another big house. With the ivy growing up the sides and surrounding greenery it really blended well with nature too and perfect for our numbers (80 to 100 guests). The staff were ... Read more
by Aaron Yanes on Tue, 27th October, 2015
Waterford Castle was the ideal venue to host our wedding in every way imaginable. It is an unbeatable picturesque location both inside and out, and they have the experience and community connections to make planning simple and enjoyable, so everything went off without a hitch. We were lucky with the weather and got to have our ceremony outside. The food for both the reception and especially dinner was exceptional and shaped to our taste. They have ample spaces for those who want to dance or mingle well into the wee hours. You really feel like you have the whole island to yourself, and all of your needs are taken care of. It was ideal that so many of our guests ... Read more
by lynda on Mon, 26th October, 2015
We got married in August in the castle and of course it was the happiest day of our lives. However, what got people most talking and reminiscing about our day was the Venue, the food and the whole package! We have received so many cards and notes from friends and family telling us how amazing their experience of the Castle was. As a bride and groom, we so very much wanted to our friends and family to enjoy their time, and especially those who traveled from afar and stayed for the weekend. It was so unexpected and so warming to know our guests really did enjoy themselves... And there there were "us". From initial engagement with Mirka at the Castle ... Read more
by Ed and Andrea on Wed, 21st October, 2015
We had our wedding day at the Castle on the 25th of July this year and we can not speak highly enough about the service provided by the team there for our special day. The venue itself was spectacular as we had the service itself out on the front lawn (the rain held off !) and it really made the service extra special. The staff were so accommodating from the date we originally booked the venue upto and including the day itself, no request we made was too difficult for them (and we had a few !). On the day, the food was simply delicious (people still tell me about how good the steaks were) and the service for the ... Read more
by Louise Carmody on Wed, 21st October, 2015
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Waterford Castle on May 28th 2015. From the moment we arrived to meet Gillian 12 months earlier, we knew we had found our venue. From the gardens, to the décor, to the food, to the staff, everything was second to none. Their attention to detail is impeccable and we would like to thank Gillian, Antonio and all of the staff for making our special day such a memorable occasion. I would recommend Waterford Castle as a venue to anyone. We cannot wait to visit again for our first anniversary.
by Natalie Colton on Tue, 20th October, 2015
We had our wedding in Waterford Castle this year and one word AMAZING. From the moment we got on the car ferry the fairy tale began. The staff are wonderful and above all excellent at what they do.There attenchion to detail was exceptional and for me it was 5 star service from beginning to end. The food was amazing and friends and family still talk about it. If you want perfection at its best I would highly recommend Waterford Castle. Truly a magical day.
by Sian & Mark on Tue, 20th October, 2015
We knew as soon as visited Waterford Castle that we had found the perfect venue - and it didn't disappoint! Everything was so easy in the build up to the wedding, with Gillian and the team making everything so simple and stress-free. The weekend of our wedding was incredible - all the team were so helpful, friendly and professional, the food was delicious, and the castle and surroundings were immaculate yet so relaxed. We had an incredible weekend and so did all our guests, with many of them still going out of their way to compliment the weekend, the venue and the food. Thank you all so much in Waterford Castle for giving us, our family and all our friends ... Read more
by Ross Devlin on Mon, 19th October, 2015
We didn't need to look at any other venues as soon as we saw Waterford Castle and met Gillian and her team. The venue itself is spectacular and unforgettable, the perfect mix of style and class. The attention to detail was excellent, in the run up to the day, the weeks beforehand and the day itself. We didn't have to worry about anything - the teams professionalism and dedication are second to none. The castle speaks for itself as soon as you arrive, and we would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Waterford Castle to anyone.
by kirsty murray on Mon, 19th October, 2015
My husband and I were married at Waterford Castle on 23rd May 2015. We had the most incredible day all thanks to Gillian and the Castles amazing efforts to make everything perfect. We had lots of family attend from all over Europe and many commented to say it was the best wedding they had attended. They loved the accommodation in the castle itself and also the lodges and always felt very welcome. The food was brilliant too! Gillian made sure the whole day and lead up was completely stress free and we couldn't have done it without her and the rest of the team at the castle. If you are looking for the perfect wedding venue then Waterford Castle is ... Read more
by Michael Cahill on Sun, 18th October, 2015
We were looking around at a few different locations to find our perfect wedding venue. As soon as we went to view Waterford Castle we knew we found the right one. This venue is perfect. If you are thinking about getting married then trust us, go to the castle and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed. The food was amazing. The rooms are fantastic. The staff went above and beyond to welcome us and arrange our big day. In fact the day was so great that our guests are still talking about it 6 months later. We would like to say a big thank you to the team at Waterford Castle, especially Gillian, Mirka and Antonio. We will ... Read more
by Jessica Whelan on Sun, 16th August, 2015
“Got married here in July 2015. Had 85 guests and it was brilliant. People say you never really enjoy your own wedding day with all the running around and greeting people, but this was the best wedding I was ever at. Both sides of the bridal party stayed in a lodge the previous night and I would highly recommend that, it made the day so effortless, was no rushing around, lads even played golf that morning it was that relaxed. We had the ceremony in the castle and it was ideal, meant there was no pulling and dragging guests around the country, was they arrived they didn't need to leave all day. Food was amazing, everyone was raving about it. ... Read more
by Elaine & Peter on Wed, 5th August, 2015
For us being in Australia it was really important for us to find a venue that was easy to deal with and excellent at communicating with us via email and telephone as we obviously did not have the convenience of being able to pop up for a chat. From the very first enquiry we made to Waterford Castle we knew that they were going to be easy to deal with and would go out of their way to ensure that we were happy. Unlike a couple of other venues in the area, we instantly got the feeling with Waterford Castle that they wanted our business and were happy to do whatever it took to get it. Our wedding co-ordinator Mirka ... Read more
by Klara Behan on Fri, 5th April, 2013
Hi, I would like to write this review after the wonderful experience my husband and I had on our wedding last December in Waterford Castle. Initially I was daunted by the thoughts of looking for venues and all the issues that go with getting married. Waterford Castle was the first venue I visited and upon arrival I know it was the right venue for us. The location, service and staff are out of this world. We had the pleasure to deal with Gillian, whom I could not speak more highly of. She took care of everything from small issues like candles in the bathroom to organising the whole day. Antonio was super efficient and helpful also. They made our day ... Read more
by Jessica Matthews on Wed, 3rd April, 2013
Waterford Castle was all we could have hoped for and more. The venue itself is stunning. A castle set on an island with beautiful surrounding landscapes. We recently got married there and a notable number of our guests have said it was the best wedding they had ever been too. We attribute that to Waterford castle. People loved the food, the friendly staff, the cosy atmosphere and the super accommodation. As a bride the team at Waterford will do most things for you. They really do go above and beyond to make sure everything is as you want and your day runs smoothly. Our experience with them was excellent from start to finish. The food was very good. It is ... Read more
by Emily Newport on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
I can't recommend Waterford Castle highly enough as a venue to host your wedding. It goes without saying that the venue itself is just magnificant, our guests were blow away by it. It's such a special place, its your island for a day. The grounds and castle itself make for beautiful photographs, its romantic and intimate and its wonderful to have just you and your guests in the hotel for the day of the wedding. It is also a great place to have a fun wedding, no music or laughter is too loud !! The venue aside, the staff at Waterford Castle simply can't do enough for you. Everyone is so helpful and accomodating and they make you feel very ... Read more
by Jennifer Wynne on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
We got married in Waterford Castle in 2012 and it was a really wonderful experience. From our first enquiries, nothing was a problem to the staff, especially the dedicated wedding planner. She helped me through so many minor panics leading up to the big day and made me feel that I could call her at any time. We got married in the entrance hall in front of the fireplace. Family members had been concerned about the venue but it was as atmospheric as any church could be but without the stuffy feeling. I have had so many guests tell me that it was once of the best weddings that they have attended, mainly because you hire the entire Castle for ... Read more
by Deborah Hurley on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
We had the most amazing wedding day in Waterford Castle , it was well and truly the best day of our lives. Everything was perfect, the castle, the food, the service, – all fantastic. From the moment you arrive on the island by ferry it is like you are whisked back in time to a fairy tale on your own private island for the day. The staff are brilliant at the castle, so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble for them, they were always available yet so discreet! Having the place to ourselves for the day really made the whole experience, just having our own guests there made it so special and intimate. We had excellent support from Gillian ... Read more
by Sandra Murphy on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
We had our wedding in Waterford Castle on the 29th of September, 2012. As regards the venue it really was the only choice for us in the South East of the Country. No other hotel or venue comes close and it certainly lived up to my expectations. It is without doubt the most expensive venue I looked at in this region and you have to take all the rooms (18) but I felt it was well worth the money. We had a great wedding co-ordinator in Gillian O'Dea who facilitated all our requests - we had a bit of an 80's theme and she helped set up all our gadgets,decorataions, table plans etc perfectly and also allowed us place two ... Read more
by Diarmuid Furlong on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
If you are looking for the perfect setting for your wedding, look no further than Waterford Castle. We had a 2 day wedding there in July 2012 and it was everything and more that we dreamed it would be. The magical setting on its own private island, its stunning castle and views, from the moment you step aboard the short ferry ride, your fairy-tale begins. I cannot thank all the staff at Waterford Castle enough for everything they did for us to make our 2 days so special. They really went out of their way to make us and all our guests feel special. Their attention to detail was spectacular. The wedding co-ordinator Gillian O Dea, was professional and informative ... Read more
by Ali Gibbons on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
Magical venue, great staff & amazing food is how I would sum up Waterford Castle as a wedding venue. Once you step onto the ferry on route over, you start to unwind and relax. The staff couldn't have been more helpful in the run up to and on the day of our wedding and went above and beyond our expectations (from laying out our table favours to setting up our wedding wish tree). The food was excellent, restaurant quality and lots of our guests commented on this. What we loved was the relaxed atmosphere and I couldn't recommend this beautiful venue more.
by Simone Wyse on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
I got married in Waterford Castle in November 2011. Having previously had experience arranging events I had very high expecations of what I wanted for my own wedding and I was not disappointed. Everyone at Waterford Castle went the extra mile to make my day special including threading hundreds of fairy lights through the buses on the morning of my wedding and changing the entrance hall from a place we had a blessing for 90 people to a nightclub with dance floor, lighting rigs, DJ station and lounging areas in a matter of hours! The staff were wonderful but special mention has to go to Gillian O'Dea our wedding co-ordinator at the castle and Michael Quinn the head chef. Gillian ... Read more
by Matt&Kieran on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
We held our civil ceremony at Waterford Castle in December 2012. Being over Christmas, the result was as we had hoped: and the first part of our feedback would be about the uniqueness of the venue, which was enhanced greatly by the time of year. We had, of course, viewed photographs of the island in full summer bloom, but in the depths of Winter the resort is equally as picturesque. A roaring real fire, cosy warm lighting and candles, festive decorations and rich furnishings made for a truly luxuriant feel and really added to the occasion. The building itself is truly spectacular. Intricate, unique, romantic, authentically steeped in fascinating history and grand in the extreme, and looks wonderful in photos ... Read more
by Huw Thomas on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
Well, as complete novices, Louise and I had no clue where to start when it came to this wedding organising Lark. Simply put, the team at Waterford Castle are an asset to the venue. nothing was too difficult or obscure for them to arrange for our big day. All the help and advice was a god send and lead to one of the best days of our lives together. Our wedding at Waterford castle has gone down in the history books of all of our friends and family as the very best they had ever attended and we still talk about it - even now, a year later, in so much depth. Everyone was fantastic and they made us feel ... Read more
by Nadia Pettitt on Tue, 2nd April, 2013
We had our wedding in Waterford Castle and to this day our guests still comment on how amazing it was. The team were so professional and responded to every request we had, the food was to die for and the venue was stunning. I would recommend the venue to anyone who is looking for a really special wedding!
by Mary Griffin McGrath on Mon, 1st April, 2013
We had our wedding in Waterford Castle in May last year. I cant think of a more perfect place for a wedding. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. It didn't matter that it was a very small wedding. The grounds are so beautiful, ideal for photographs, especially at night with the castle as a backdrop. the food was superb. They even made my wedding cake. The accommodation was second to none. we stayed in the presidential suite. Some members of my family rented the self catering lodges. These were comfortable, well equipped and great value. With the added bonus of the hotel deer coming right up to the door. Much to the delight of the kids. All in all ... Read more
by Deirdre McCabe & Dave Curran on Sun, 31st March, 2013
We had our wedding on 23rd November 2012 in Waterford Castle, from the moment we stepped into the castle before booking we knew it was the place for us. Warm, homely and intimate it provided the perfect setting for what we wanted. Once booked we had to worry about nothing, as Gillian and her team were just a phone call away with help and advice. The food and wine on the day were spectacular, Michael and his team served a dinner that people are still talking about 5 months later which is an achievement in itself. One of the things that really made it for us were the staff, they were absolutely fantastic, really helpful and above all non intrusive, ... Read more
by john coffey on Sun, 31st March, 2013
Our wedding at Waterford castle was the best experience of my life. The staff were amazing. For what you got, I found the price very reasonable. The food was better than any 5 star restaurant that I,ve been to in my life, and I,ve been to many. The setting is beautiful, golf course is in great shape.
by Orlaith Heffernan on Sat, 30th March, 2013
Hi all, I know when people are asked to describe their wedding the general response would be that is was beautiful and perfect... that would be a complete understatement for the Castle... all I can say is WOW. From the second we parked on the ferry to cross the waters to the private island where the castle is situated we were mesmerised.The scenery is spectacular with a long winding driveway which is often frequented with deer and other wildlife, the second you see the venue nestled behind the trees you get a real sence of magic and history - The views out to the river are simply breathtaking, just so beautiful. We entered knowing that this was a special one ... Read more
by Leanne on Sat, 30th March, 2013
We got married in Waterford Castle Hotel in February 2013 & we honestly cannot recommend this venue highly enough. The castle had such a warm, welcoming atmosphere which was exactly what we needed as it was a cold day and we saw the faces on each of our guests light up as they entered the reception area where they were greeted with warm delicious canapes, a glass of champagne and a roaring fire!! Throughout the day the staff were amazing and they couldn't do enough for us. They were so friendly and helpful and kept the day running smoothly. During the meal the waiters were never intrusive, but yet somehow always there when needed. The meal was absolutely delicious and ... Read more
by Ruth&Rory on Fri, 29th March, 2013
Where do we even start! Waterford Castle was a fantastic choice for our wedding, and if we had to start over again I'd have no hesitation in choosing it again. The venue itself is magical, and we loved the idea that the whole place was ours for the wedding! It's location is pretty spectacular, our guests loved the theatrical element of getting the ferry over to the hotel. In addition to the gorgeous rooms in the castle itself, nearly all of our guests choose to stay in the holiday homes on the Island....great as they were within stumbling distance to the castle. The service we got was second to none. Gillian O Dea who was our co ordinator went above ... Read more
by Maxine Quinn on Fri, 29th March, 2013
We got married in Waterford Castle on the 15th March 2013. I cant recommend this venue highly enough, it was fabulous. There is something so special about arriving by ferry to a private island for your wedding. We hired the Castle exclusively and all the Rooms were gorgeous not to mention the fab, honeymoon suite. The venue is really personal and intimate and even though we only had 63 guests, the place seemed full. Everyone who attended said just how wonderful the castle was as a wedding venue. it was also a lovely touch to be able to sit down with Michael Quinn the head chef to go over some dinner ideas, who then designed a gorgeous tapas board as ... Read more
by Naomi Bendon on Thu, 3rd November, 2011
Perfect day, perfect setting, perfect Wedding. You could not choose a better venue for your special day. The food was outstanding (our guests are still commenting on it! Staff treated us like royalty. Cannot recommend Waterford Castle enough!!!! Naomi and Adrian
by Jo Rodgers on Wed, 28th September, 2011
Waterford Castle is the dream venue for a wedding. My husband and I were so enchanted with the venue, we just had to get married there. From the approach to the island, to being greeted by the excellent staff everything was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was extremely helpful. The support we had leading up to our wedding and especially on the day itself was wonderful and we could not have asked for more. Our guests were overwhelmed with the beauty of the castle and are still talking about it! Waterford Castle helped make by big day perfect. It was a fairytale event and that was due to the hard work of Gillian, Adrian and the rest ... Read more
by Seana Hopkins on Wed, 21st September, 2011
The stunning Waterford Castle and surrounding grounds was not let down by the excellent staff. From our first meeting with the wedding coordinator right through to all the team working at the castle for our wedding - the service and warmth was second to none. Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more. Waterford Castle is truly a beautiful venue, with exceptional restaurant and service to match. We are probably one of the few couples who didn't actually mind the rain on our wedding day - it allowed us to gather with our guests in the magnificent main reception area of the castle in a very intimate, yet regal setting! It was hard to check out the ... Read more
by Caoimhe on Tue, 6th September, 2011
We had our wedding reception at Waterford Castle in December 2010. Many of my friends who had married before us, had told me how difficult they found the planning of their wedding reception...... not for us! Gillian, the events manager, at Waterford Castle made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable. She guided us gently but effeciently through the whole organisation process - even my husband enjoyed it! Gillian was in regular contact with us in the months before the wedding, which ensured the final week before the wedding was a breeze. In all aspects of the reception planning, Gillian facilitated our every wedding request - no request was a bridge too far! The day itself at the castle was in a ... Read more
by Anthony & Lisa Walker on Thu, 1st September, 2011
We had our wedding at Waterford Castle it was an absolute five star venue. The staff there could not have been nicer, and could not do enough for us, to make our day so special. It truly was amazing and shall remain very special to us for the rest of our lives. The team at Waterford Castle simply made us feel like the Castle was our house for the day. Gillian O' Dea was a super help to us, she made the entire wedding and the planning so straight forward and could not do enough for us. The food was some of the finest food I have ever tasted and all of our guests said the same. It was just ... Read more
by aileen brett on Wed, 31st August, 2011
We got married in Waterford Castle this August and it truly was a magical experience. Gillian and Adrian were fantastic coordinators and catered to our every need. The food was out of this world and everyone was complementing the menu. We would love to relive the experience all over again! Aileen and Andrew
by Jason Barry on Sun, 28th August, 2011
My wife Rachel and I got married in Waterford Castle in early January of 2011. Two years of planning, tasting, saving, worrying and hoping culminated in the most amazing day of our lives. So much so, the way we describe it to people is that we dearly wish we had been guests at our own wedding. From the very first meeting with Gillian and Adrian, we knew we made the right decision with Waterford Castle. We chose to get married in the castle and it was everything we could possibly has wished for. The decorations from the Christmas just gone were still up, giving an amazing festive feel to a venue which already has so much character. The subtle candle ... Read more
by MCKK on Sun, 28th August, 2011
We had our wedding reception in Waterford Castle in Nov 2010 on a very snowy day. The staff at Waterford Castle were fantastic ensuring that the snow didnt disrupt the day...in fact it was the opposite it was a winter wonderland. The venue is perfect we couldn't fault it. The staff are very professional and very friendly and leave no stone unturned to ensure a wonderful day is had by all. The food is absolutly gorgeous there the head chef Michael makes sure that everyone is treated to a top class restaurant feast. We would not hesitate to recommend Waterford Castle as this venue is so unique it will not disappoint.
by GeorgeandJoann on Sat, 27th August, 2011
We got married in Waterford Castle in April 2011. From the offset we were greeted by Gillian who was extremely friendly, informative and accommodating. Once we booked, the high standards that we were met with, were continued and maintained throughout the process, with both ease and informality. Gillian's planning and co-ordination coming up to the wedding ensured that the day ran smoothly and comfortably. The day itself was without fault; above all the staff were amazing and exceptionally friendly, making all our guests feel at ease. Adrian co-ordinated events on the day and dealt with them in a very personable manner. It must be said that he interacted genuinely with all the guests; his skilful calmness but above all his ... Read more
by Maria Keany on Mon, 22nd August, 2011
Hello, We got married at Waterford Castle last December and there is only one word to describe it - Magical! It was the perfect venue for our Christmas wedding. There was a big Christmas tree in the Castle lobby and a big fire and candles added to the romantic atmosphere. Getting the boat on to the island made it feel so secluded and private. It really raised our guests excitement on the day. The food was superb. Chef Michael Quinn was so helpful running up to the day and you can tell he takes real pride in the food served. All of our guests were commenting about it weeks after the wedding. The patient bar staff let us party well ... Read more
by Linda Grace on Sun, 21st August, 2011
We got married in Waterford Castle in April of this year (2011). The groom being English and me (the bride) from Dublin we decided to make a weekend of it and took the castle exclusively for two days. For us it was the prefect venue. All our guests could be accomodated on the island in the castle or in the more budget friendly option of one of the island lodges (both fab). The castle itself is stunning - all original features and full of charm! The food was outstanding - beef cooked to each guest's preference or fish (chef Michael could not gaurantee what fish but catch of the day - a great sign of his interest in fresh quality ... Read more
by john on Sat, 20th August, 2011
My wife and I got married in Waterford Castle in June. We chose the venue for a number of reasons. Firstly, the setting is amazing - not only the Castle itself but also the Island. Secondly, the onsite accommodation (lodges) are really high-spec and really good value - this meant that guests could stay for three days and not have to worry about the cost of doing so. Thirdly, you can have the ceremony on-site, which we did, and the main hall is ideal for this. The venue set up also means that you have the place to yourself - which is great for a wedding. From start to finish we were really impressed with Waterford Castle and how they ... Read more
by Catherine on Sat, 20th August, 2011
We had our wedding in Waterford Castle in March this year. It was absolutely perfect and I can't recommend the venue highly enough. From the moment we started planning, Gillian O'Dea and the team were helpful, responsive, accommodating and made the wedding so easy to organise. Gillian was able to recommend excellent local suppliers and nothing was too much trouble. The venue itself is simply stunning, we fell in love with it from the moment we set foot there. Getting the ferry across to the island just adds to the magical feeling of getting married in a beautiful castle. It is fantastic to have the venue for yourself and your guests on the day of the wedding - it made ... Read more
by Olivia Cluxton on Thu, 18th August, 2011
Fantastic setting for a wedding. We could not have found a better place. Everything about it was perfect and our wedding guests loved it !
by Emma Hayden on Thu, 18th August, 2011
Our wedding was on the 9th December, 2010.Waterford Castle was the most amazing venue. We had a slightly unorthodox set up to our day and Gillian and the team were able to accommodate our every request. We had a civil ceremony held in the entrance hall in front of a roaring fire,with tall candles lighting everywhere and the Christmas tree twinkling in the background. Afterwards, 29 of us sat down to the most exquisite intimate meal we've ever had.. Thanks to Michael Quinn!!! Then at 7pm 130 of our closest friends and family joined us for a drinks reception with wine, mulled wine and warm punch flowing. Then we were treated to a fish and chip supper, served in boxes ... Read more
by Terri on Wed, 17th August, 2011
Quite simply our wedding at Waterford Castle was perfect! We loved every single second, as did our guests. We got married in May 2011 and right from when we first visited the castle (when we were looking at venues), we were made to feel special. Gillian, Adrian and their team look after your every need. No question was too much bother, and they are always on hand to give you great advice (we used many of their recommended suppliers, and all were brilliant). On the wedding day itself, you will not be able to fault the service - it's fantastic, we had 110 guests and all were kept fed and well watered into the very early hours (the guests loved ... Read more
by Niamh Dooley on Tue, 16th August, 2011
choosing Waterford Castle as our wedding reception venue was one of the best decisions we made. from the beginning we were given the most professional advice and guidance. The day itself was magic and we felt like royalty. Four months on and our guests still rave about the castle, the amazing food and the excellent sevice. Every request was catered for and several of our guests have told us it was the best wedding venue they have experienced. personally we couldn't recommend Waterford Castle enough. the photos both outside and inside the castle turned out amazing , our wedding suite was pure luxury and the staff did everything to make our day so special. we owe them a huge thank ... Read more
by Kelly on Tue, 16th August, 2011
We did a destination wedding in Ireland at Waterford Castle. It was the best decision we could have made. The staff was genuinely friendly and extremely helpful in working out details for us long-distance and took excellent care of us during our stay. The honeymoon suite was enormous and luxurious. The food was out of this world! If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the start of your married life, Waterford Castle is for you. The grounds are lovely to walk around, the castle is peaceful, and wildlife abounds. You are surrounded by antique furniture, fabulous architecture and georgeous scenery. It is like walking back in time but having all the creature comforts of home. ... Read more
by Waterford Bride & Wexford Groom on Mon, 15th August, 2011
As clichéd as it may sound, our wedding day really was one of the best days of our lives. Not only because we proclaimed our love for each other and our desire to spend the rest of our days together as husband and wife in front of our closest family and friends, but because we really really enjoyed the day. In the run up to the wedding I, the bride, panicked because I wasn't panicking or running around like a headless chicken like most brides are supposed to be! And I can only say that this is because Waterford Castle took everything in hand. We had nothing to do only send out our invitations and turn up on the day. ... Read more
by Tar on Mon, 15th August, 2011
Waterford Castle and the fantastic staff exceeded our expectations from the get go. We were planning our Waterford Castle wedding from Sydney, Australia. The Waterford Castle staff were exceptionally helpful and flexible in meeting our particular needs, which included accommodating a large number of overseas guests. The castle grounds are stunning, which provided the perfect backdrop to our winter wedding, complete with roaring fire and cosy atmosphere. We had the perfect wedding thanks to the staff and the wonderful venue, despite having the wedding during the 2010 snow storm!
by sineadgayfer-collins on Mon, 15th August, 2011
We had our wedding at Waterford castle last December 2010. It was the best day of my life and It's all down to the venue and staff at Waterford Castle. They were so Professional and helpful in every way. Gillian O Dea and manager Adrian, were so helpful and friendly. Anthing we needed they were always there to help. The food at Waterford castle was unbelievable !!! Everyone of my guests had all good things to say about the hotel and it's food. I would definately recommend Waterford Castle as a top wedding venue !!The staff, the cleanliness, the organisation of the whole wedding I would give 5 stars !!
by Mary-Beth Connolly on Mon, 15th August, 2011
Last January 2011, we were lucky enough to have our wedding in Waterford Castle. As an ex-hoteiler and current Events Manager my expectations were extremely high. Waterford Castle exceeded on all levels. The hotel itself is an amazing intimate castle on its own island, and it actually feels like your own private house for the day moreso than a hotel. The staff are friendly and efficient yet inconspicuous. The food was second to none. From the initial enquiry - only 4 months previous to our wedding day, Gillian and her team could not have been more helpful. Responses to all our emails and voice messages were very prompt which of course is an ease of mind and all the suppliers ... Read more
by LR on Mon, 15th August, 2011
I can't recommend Waterford Castle enough. Gillian, Adrian and the team ensured that every little detail was looked after on the day and that everything ran perfectly. Our guests had a ball on the day and over the weekend on the golf course and around the island. We had an incredible time. The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the venue so atmospheric. It was the perfect wedding venue and we'll definitely be visiting again in the years to come! Laura and Thomas Russell
by Sharon Carr on Sun, 14th August, 2011
We had our wonderful wedding reception at Waterford Castle in March of this year. The day was better than we could ever have hoped for and our guests were just in awe, of the Castle, it's grounds and the meal, in short, they loved every minute of it as did we. My husband and I live in the U.S so I was anticipating some difficulty with planning the day. But, it was so much easier than I expected. I was able to plan everything by email and over the phone and always received prompt answers to my questions. We got ready in the Castle the morning of the wedding, the Presidential suite is beautiful and was such a relaxing way ... Read more
by Rebecca on Sun, 14th August, 2011
We had our perfect wedding at Waterford Castle and we cannot praise the castle and the staff enough. Gillian and her team made sure everything was perfect and ran like clockwork. We had very specific ideas about our day and every detail was done perfectly. Our guests are still raving about the food, many saying it was the best wedding food they have ever had. Given the quality of the food, service and venue we found it good value. Rebecca and Paddy
by Joanie on Sun, 14th August, 2011
I couldn't have asked for a better place to have my wedding. It was mid week and that was perfect because it wasn't very crowded with other guests. The staff was very helpful and curteous and the lodges were very reasonably priced. The food on our wedding night was outstanding! People raved about it. Gillian was incredibly helpful as a wedding coordinator, as I was making all the arrangements from abroad. They were able to make even our most particular guests happy. I would definitely give this place 5 stars!