Wedding date 30th July 2022
Where to start, from the beginning I suppose! I first enquired with Rathsallagh House in January 2019 after finding them on a web search. I loved the venue from the pictures alone and marked it top of my list to view, I sent in an enquiry form and Joe the owner responded with all the information I needed to start my planning, he was so lovely to deal with and very quick with his responses to any queries I had. Fast forward to June, after the birth of my daughter that March, and I finally got to view the venue with my Mother. It was exactly what I wanted and Catherine who was showing us around that day was what sealed the deal for me, so down to earth, a natural people person and really genuine. They were having an open day the following month that she told me to bring my partner to and then settle on a date once we were both happy, there was no push to book straight away. Myself and Paul went out the following month and bumped into Stephen, another coordinator, whilst we were wandering around, we had a lovely little chat with him and I knew Rathsallagh was definitely the venue for us with Paul agreeing after only 10 minutes in the venue. We booked for August 2021. I excitedly started putting all my plans in place and then covid hit on March 2020 putting us both out of work for numerous months, I contacted Joe that July about postponing my date, even though we were a year out from the Wedding he totally understood what we were going through, hospitality was closed down in Ireland and none of us knew when we'd be back to work properly, he moved us to July 31st 2022 without any issues at all. As the wedding came closer we had our menu tasting and the food was just phenomenal, we had email correspondence then up until the actual wedding and we were never left waiting with any queries we had, the whole experience was just so easy, they made it feel like we were their only wedding despite 4 other weddings being on the same week as us, never mind the many others they had booked in. That brings us to the day of the Wedding. It was one of the best days of my life!!! Stephen met us as we arrived at the venue as husband and wife having had our ceremony in my parish church. Joe also came to congratulate us which was a lovely touch. It rained that day so my plans for an outdoor drinks reception had to change but it didn't dampen the day at all, drinks and canapés were served in the dining room and the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff was top class, we took our photos in the orangey which is a beautiful background for indoor photos with the flowers and plants giving an outdoor feel. We were seated in the pavilion for dinner, Stephen brought me into the room prior to the guests and it was just magical, I had a fairy-tale theme for the Wedding and it exceeded my expectations. The food at dinner matched the tasting, being exceptional, all plates were consistent as well throughout the tables. Seana breezed through the dinner service and touched base with me throughout checking on both ourselves and our children to ensure we were all okay. The whole day went seamlessly. We had our day 2 in the venue also and it was great to get such wonderful feedback from my guests throughout the day, the BBQ on the day 2 was by far the best BBQ I've ever had, we opted for the pig on the Spit and everyone raved about it. Another mention has to go to the actual bedrooms, each with a different quirky design, they were magnificent. I could of stayed there forever and was really sad to go back to reality after it was all over. I will definitely be back again and can't thank the entire team at Rathsallagh enough for giving us our happily ever after xxx love Alison and Paul xxx
Wedding date 13th July 2022
We had our wedding on the 13th of July at Rathsallagh house. From start to finish it was just amazing. The wedding planners were super helpful and always answered my endless queries. We had our ceremony in the gardens and it looked and was so beautiful, the sun just shone down on us. We got the most amazing photos throughout the grounds and gardens of Rathsallagh. We couldn’t have picked a better place to hold both the ceremony and the reception. The staff were amazing, the food was amazing. Every guest I talked to that day and since the wedding have nothing but great things to say about the food, the service and the whole Rathsallagh experience. It’s a little bit of heaven tucked away in the most beautiful setting. I would absolutely recommend Rathsallagh to any bride and groom getting married. I can’t wait to get back down there for a stay as husband and wife. Kirsty and James
Wedding date 19tth of June 2022
From the moment we set foot in Rathsallagh to view the venue we fell in love, and the level of service and kindness we received only confirmed to us that we had made the right choice. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect from start to finish and we credit that entirely to the staff of the venue. Every single member of staff was so kind and could not do enough for our guests - no request was too big or too small, every single staff member had a smile on their face, and they even anticipated the needs of some of our older guests. The food and wine was amazing - we have had so many compliments on the food from our guests, especially they fact that they came out with extra beef and halibut at the end of dinner and offered people seconds. Our wedding ceremony under the oak tree was so magical and we couldn't imagine getting married in a more beautiful setting. Ciara and Michael
Wedding date 6th of June 2022
Rathsallagh was a perfect choice for our wedding day on June 6th, we loved every minute of our day. The grounds were a beautiful backdrop for our photos and outdoor ceremony. The food was delicious, all our guests were raving about it. They especially loved that they brought around seconds and that the fillet steaks were all cooked to order. The lemon tart dessert was out of this world! A few guests mentioned it was the nicest dessert they'd ever had. The staff on the day were so attentive and we didn't worry about a thing. The pavilion looked magical with the greenery and fairy lights decorating the ceiling. The accommodation was lovely, each room is unique and just gorgeous. The breakfast the following morning was a real highlight also. Our guests, and ourselves included, were very impressed with the delicious spread and wide-ranging options for breakfast. The resident's bar was another highlight which kept the party going until late. Thank you to the entire team at Rathsallagh for a fantastic day. Lydia and Tom
Wedding date: 4th June 2022
Highly highly recommend this venue! A big thanks to Catherine and team – absolutely everything form start to finish was just fantastic, not only is it one of the most beautiful venues I've ever been in, with amazing food, backdrop, location, exclusivity, but the staff are just outstanding - from early stages of planning, to the menu tasting experience, to the support in the lead up to the big day, and to the level of attentiveness on the day itself truly was exceptional. They have an amazing team out there and could not fault them. On the day itself the staff checked in with me throughout the day to ensure we were happy with everything, if we wanted any food/drink (as we were very busy talking to everyone) they were willing to jump in and get us anything we needed. they really have this whole business down to a tea, and would recommend them highly to anyone. And to top it all off, the day after the wedding one of the staff members dropped off all the lost and found from the night to us in our house which was about a half hour away. They made you feel like it was your home for the day, but equally made sure you didn't have to ask for anything. Thank you so much to the team!! I really hope I will get to attend another wedding at this venue as a guest in the future so i can experience it again! Sinead & James
Wedding Date 3rd June 2022
Our wedding day was absolutely phenomenal. The staff at Rathsallagh could not have been more professional, helpful, kind and caring right throughout the planning stage and also on the day. We were spoilt with service and food even while we were getting ready, not to mention when the wedding kicked off. The venue and the grounds were absolutely beautiful and the food was incredible. Everything was way beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more grateful Thank you! Aoife and David.
Wedding date 15th May 2022
When we arrived at Rathsallagh for a 1st viewing, we knew it was right for us and didn't need to look any further. Joe and the team as so welcoming and easy to deal with. Stress free from start to finish and nothing was a problem. The grounds are incredible, the rooms sensational and so spacious. Food and drink was superb. We are all still talking about what a great day we had and reminiscing over the details of the day and venue. We would highly recommend weddings at Rathsallagh and can't thank the team enough. . Susan and John
Wedding Date 7th May 2022
We had an amazing day in Rathsallagh. The staff were so helpful - all of our guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was, how delicious the food was and how helpful and friendly everyone was. We were lucky enough to have a sunny and dry day so we had our ceremony in the secret garden - it was stunning. The rooms are beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better service - I am dying to return as a guest to another wedding to experience it all again! Fionnuala + Diarmuid
Wedding date 2nd May 2022
The very first day my wife and I arrived at Rathsallagh House we knew we had found the right venue for us. From the spectacular grounds and the incredible team that runs this venue, Rathsallagh oozes class and charm. A number of other venues we visited did not have a personal or authentic touch we felt. The Rathsallagh team were the opposite. Genuine people who love their roles and believe in what they are doing. The food we had on the day in my view was the standard of a top class restaurant, quite a feat when serving +100 people. We and all our guests were treated like royalty by the Rathsallagh team from start to finish, and we can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us. A truly special place, and without question in my view the finest wedding venue in the country. Thanks to Catherine and Stephen and the rest of the team for everything. We look forward to our next visit which will likely be next year. Marcus and Niamh.
Wedding date 23rd April 2022
Review content: Our wedding day was everything we could have hoped for and more, in no small part due to the exceptional organisation and dedication to high quality service at Rathsallagh House. We were really impressed by every aspect of the wedding preparation (including two postponements due to Covid restrictions). The Wedding Team were very accommodating and responded quickly to any questions we had in the lead-up ensuring there was no stress. We also felt very at ease on the day thanks to the great communication and attention to detail from the wedding team. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the flow of the day and that they were never hungry or thirsty and really enjoyed the quality of the food and wine that was served. Several of our guests have been in touch again since to reiterate these compliments and express just how good a venue Rathsallagh House is for weddings. As we had a Civil ceremony and photography on site, Rathsallagh was the complete package for us and we have absolutely no regrets. It meant that once we and our guests arrived, we were taken care of and could relax for the day, which was exactly what we were aiming for. It also meant that we got to spend as much time as possible with our guests and the intimacy of Rathsallagh House as a private venue is perfect for this reason. Our guests that stayed the night were delighted with the spacious rooms and raved about the breakfast the following morning! Suffice to say the wedding team certainly did their best for us and we and our guests enjoyed our Wedding Day at Rathsallagh House immensely. We would happily recommend Rathsallagh House as the ideal wedding venue.
Laura and Brian
Wedding date 17th April 2022
We could not recommend Rathsallagh enough! The staff, food and overall experience was amazing! They were so accommodating and always had someone available to answer any questions we had. Even though we didn’t have the best weather it took nothing away from the venue. They made us feel relaxed throughout! We had our dog with us on the day and the staff were all very accommodating with him as well. We had an amazing day and could not have done it without the support of the staff at Rathsallagh!
Caitriona and Tony
Wedding date 17th March 2022
On behalf of me and my new bride we would like to thank Joe, Catherine and the wonderful team at Rathsallagh House for making our day so incredible. We booked from overseas during the pandemic and we couldn't have been made more comfortable by the team who helped in every way possible. The entire day was beautifully laid out and taken care of allowing us to enjoy the day. The service was beyond excellent and we were so impressed with the hospitality of the team and the food was beautiful along with the layout of the main room! We couldn't of been happier with everything that Rathsallagh had to offer and would recommend it to any couple looking for their amazing day!
David and Jessica
Wedding date 10th March 2022
Joe & Catherine and all of your wonderful team, We want to thank you for all your support in the lead up to our big day and of course on the day itself. From the moment we met you Catherine and Joe, we were sold on Rathsallagh. We knew once we arrived at your door on March 10th that we could enjoy the day and not have to worry about one thing. This proved true with Catherine there on the red carpet to greet us from the first second. I hope you know what a wonderful house it is, the atmosphere and the staff is unique. Every single guest commented on the staff, the food, the rooms and of course that intangible atmosphere of hospitality and warmth you create. Nobody wanted to leave on the Friday!! Thanks for the great memories created.
Deirdre & Colm
Wedding date 5th March 2022
We made the right choice in picking Rathsallagh as our wedding venue. From the first day we went to Rathsallagh to meet Stephen and discuss the wedding to the day itself our experience with the venue and the team there was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and they were on hand all the way through with updates etc as we got nearer to the wedding date. The day itself was perfect. The guests and ourselves were greeted and checked into the rooms and then straight to the drinks reception all within minutes! So no unnecessary waiting around. The reception room, the food was absolutely fantastic. All our guests were bowled over by the place and many are planning trips back in the near future. I couldn’t recommend Rathsallagh highly enough - if you are thinking of it as a venue for your wedding, it will exceed your expectations. It certainly did ours.
Michelle and John
Wedding date 25th February 2022
When we first visited Rathsallagh on a rainy Monday evening back in February 2019 we were completely taken aback with Rathsallagh and just knew it was the perfect venue for us. Throughout Covid everyone was a pleasure to deal with and so helpful with rearranging our dates and it even turned out better that we got a Saturday for our new date, allowing us to have our day two celebrations also in Rathsallagh. We were really looking forward to our wedding day but it completely exceeded our expectations. It really was the most perfect day and a lot of this is down to the staff and venue itself. Lots of guests commented on how beautiful the house and grounds are and couldn’t say enough good things about the food. I know lots of people will be returning at some point to try the lunch menu. From the moment we arrived on our wedding day nothing was an issue. Stephen, Olivia and all staff members ensured we were relaxed and advising us when necessary. The whole atmosphere was so relaxed representing us perfectly! All throughout the weekend we heard stories of how your staff went above and beyond for our guests. We had a couple of guests attending that had additional needs and these were met with such ease and little fuss. We experienced this ourselves on many occasions throughout the weekend. Rathsallagh House will always be a special place to us and we look forward to returning in the not too distant future. We’ve no doubt that many of our guests will also be returning.
Aisling and Greg
Wedding Date 29th December 2021
We got married in Rathsallagh House in December 2021. When we went to see Rathsallagh House in 2019 we absolutely loved the homely feel of Rathsallagh. It struck a chord with us that all of the staff in Rathsallagh were local and had worked there for years. Every member of the team that we met was welcoming and so helpful. Our wedding was postponed for a year due to the virus. Rathsallagh kept in contact with us throughout the entire process. We were delighted to see that the function room was redecorated during the lockdown too. The week before our wedding was stressful as the new variant wiped out guests and suppliers. However, Stephen and Catherine were just amazing. We had to change our table plans on numerous occasions and there was no problem. The day of the wedding was just such a good experience. All of our family and friends commented on the staff in Rathsallagh. They were blown away with how helpful everyone was. The food lived up to its reputation, both the dinner and breakfast. We would have no hesitation in recommending Rathsallagh House. Joe, Catherine, Stephen and the entire team were a pleasure to work with.
David and Kirsty
Wedding date 11th December 2011
Barry's sister got married at Rathsallagh House 9 years ago and had such an amazing day they recommended it to us - we chose it because of the renowned quality of the hospitality and food, the beautiful house and grounds; and the fact that it's full of character and feels so homely and personal (which was apparent even with a virtual viewing). Rathsallagh more than exceeded our expectations. The venue was exceptional, especially for a Christmas wedding when the grounds and house feel extraordinarily festive and magical. The food and hospitality were outstanding, our guests were constantly raving about both. Some commented that they have been to 5-star hotels and the service/food was better at Rathsallagh. The most important thing Rathsallagh did for us was to ensure that it felt as “normal” as possible for us during Covid times and that it was everything we wanted from our wedding weekend. To this end, they were extremely flexible during the organisation. Catherine at Rathsallagh was exceptional throughout our wedding planning and made sure that we enjoyed the wedding day we hoped for. She was constantly in contact with us and was helpful and calm, which really helped our stress levels when restrictions kept changing. We know she was under a lot of pressure as she had numerous couples to work with during the run-up to our wedding, but she never took her eye off the ball. She is an outstanding wedding coordinator - flexible, committed, solutions-focussed, and a lovely person who genuinely cares about the couples she works with. A sign of her commitment is that she worked the day of our wedding even though she was meant to be on a day off. She was 100% "on it" on the day, making sure that everything went off without a hitch and everyone had what they needed (mainly Champagne) - it was faultless. An incredible bit of commitment that shows she is willing to go “above-and-beyond” for the couples she works with. Thank you so much.
Rebecca and Barry
Wedding date 9th December 2021
We had our wedding in Rathsallagh on 9th December 2021…. Our 3rd date!! We first viewed the venue in summer of 2018 & with all of the changes we were a little bit worried we may not love it as much anymore… we were so wrong!! Through all of the uncertainty and changes the whole team was absolutely amazing to deal with, a special mention to Catherine who was always so positive & did anything she could to help us! We got married back in March during lockdown so we decided to have a short intimate ceremony in Rathsallagh. The granary was just so perfect. All of our family & friends said what a gorgeous setting it was. Everyone had such a lovely relaxed time surrounded by the fires and lovely decor for our drinks reception, with mince pies & mulled wine as a winter treat! From start to finish the staff on the day were phenomenal… each and every guest could not stop raving about the food & the service! We genuinely have absolutely nothing bad to say about any aspect of our day, the venue, the staff, the food, nothing! We were so relaxed and everything ran like clockwork. Honestly, we had the most perfect day and it was absolutely worth the wait, we even managed to get out to that amazing tree before our reception for some photos! Thank you again to everyone at Rathsallagh for making our day so perfect.
Eimear and Michael
Wedding date 4th December 2021
We had our Wedding in Rathsallagh House in December 2021. I don’t have enough words to say how exceptional our experience was. We had a certain expectation & Rathsallagh exceeded it at all turns. Joe the owner, Catherine & Stephen from the Wedding team, chefs, bar staff, front desk, housekeeping…the whole team make Rathsallagh the special place it is. Our guests haven’t stopped talking about Rathsallagh since. Please do not hesitate in booking your Wedding in Rathsallagh, you will not be disappointed.
Ruth and David
Wedding date 19th November 2021
We cannot recommend Rathsallagh enough, joe was very welcoming on the day we visited and we just loved everything about it and booked it on the day. We dealt with stephen for most of the year while planning went ahead. Stephen was quick and responsive always on the other end of the phone and nothing was a problem. The girls in reception and accommodation were amazing while we allocated guests to rooms in the house the week before. The venue is yours for the day and everyone really makes you feel welcome and at home. We used the dressing room to get ready that morning and we had a lovely breakfast and champagne and lots of refreshments, they have a beautiful cozy bright room for your wedding party to get ready in which was definitely a highlight for us girls. Food was delicious and all our guests commented on how lovely their rooms were and how tasty the crispy pork belly was. Venue and food were our most important factor and Rathsallagh exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect .
Abbey and Robert
Wedding date 29th October 2021
Our wedding in Rathsallagh couldn't have gone any better and was such a great day. Prior to the actual wedding day, we had to postpone our wedding three times due to Covid-19. Although it was obviously a stressful time for Rathsallagh, the wedding team were excellent throughout and were very flexible and relaxed with regards to making changes. With the lead up to the day, Stephen, Catherine and Joe were brilliant with accommodating questions and calls and were able to provide us with an update whenever needed including letting us deliver items the day before! For the actual day, it was flawless and all of our guests commented how wonderful of a venue it was - each room had something about it and the grounds looked amazing too for photos. The food was well renown before we choose Rathsallagh and again this was such a popular aspect to the day where everyone loved the beef or seabass! I couldn't speak highly enough of the venue, staff and all aspects to the day. We will always remember Rathsallagh and can't wait to visit again!
Niamh and Brian
Wedding date 7th October 2021
From the moment we first arrived at Rathsallagh, we fell in love with the gorgeous country house and its grounds. When we met the owner, Joe, our minds were put at ease, and we knew Rathsallagh was going to be the perfect venue for us. Throughout all the coordination and date changes due to Covid, they never disappointed. We had a unique 2-day wedding with a lot of multi-cultural aspects, and they took them all on with flexibility, openness and enthusiasm. Our wedding coordinator, Stephen, was an absolute star, he was calm, kind, understanding, and organised throughout planning and including our big days. He never made us feel stressed about anything. With a lot of family and friends flying in from abroad, we wanted to make sure they were completely looked after – and they were well beyond our expectations. The entire wedding team and staff were incredible, especially Catherine, Willie, and Seana. And we couldn't have asked for a better chef with Abhi! All the food he and his team prepared was delicious, and our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. We wouldn't change a thing, they were without a doubt, the 2 best, most magical days of our lives, and we really can't thank Rathsallagh enough. All our guests genuinely told us that our wedding was the best and most personal one they had ever been. to, we are so happy and would highly recommend Rathsallagh to anyone planning a wedding (or any other big event)!
Serena & Matthew
Wedding date 18th September 2021
We'd a two day event in Rathsallagh and we would have booked a week if we could! It's a magical venue that feels like your own home creating a relaxed atmosphere throughout. The staff go above and beyond and are extremely helpful. The food is outstanding and there is so much of it to go around whether it's the canapes, the main meal, evening food, breakfast or the BBQ we had the following day. We were very fortunate to be able to proceed with our original date, I can't imagine all the swapping and amends that other couples experienced but the Wedding team at Rathsallagh are the best to deal with and nothing seemed to be issue. I'd highly recommend booking for two days if your budget allows you as you won't want to leave after one night. I can't wait to return already and stay in a different room, every room is stunning and worth a revisit! Thanks again to Joe, Stephen and the rest of the team for the best weekend of our lives xxx
Katie and Jason
Wedding date 9th September 2021
Where to begin with my thoughts on our Sept 9th wedding at Rathsallagh... Catherine, Stephen, Joe and the entire team were outstanding and we couldn't have wished for a better celebration. Absolutely everyone on the team from start to finish were exceptional and I cannot recommended them more. The level of kindness and consideration we received during the planning of all THREE dates (thanks COVID!) made us feel like the only people to ever get married at Rathsallagh. Our guests were amazed at how beautiful the rooms/grounds were, how the beef was cooked to everyone's preference, and how incredibly sound all the team were all day. Everyone commented on how chilled out I was all day and it's all down to the work everyone on the team was doing behind the scenes. Such a magnificent venue too - we haven't stopped smiling since :)
Ciara and Niall
Wedding date 4th September 2021
Review content: Rathsallagh was the perfect venue for us. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but the team there was so helpful and responsive every step of the way. The most important thing to us was to feel relaxed and be able to fully enjoy our wedding day, and they made that possible. Every part of the day went smoothly - starting with the wonderful dressing room that they had prepared with breakfast foods for the girls. Onto our 'first look' photos before we left for the church ceremony, and back to Rathsallagh for the reception in their lovely garden complete with canapes and garden games, and finally a delicious dinner (kudos to the chefs because it's not easy to serve 100 people at once and have the food still be delicious!). Our wedding coordinator checked in with us throughout the day to make sure we kept our timing and prompt us whenever it was time for the next thing - e.g. call for dinner, speeches, cake cutting, first dance. Really cannot recommend Rathsallagh enough if you're looking for a wedding venue. Beautiful grounds, great food, and lovely people.
Caitleen and Gerard
Wedding date 26th of August 2021
We couldn't of been happier with Rathsallagh House as the venue for our wedding. Originally we were to get married in March 2020, two weeks before the country went into lockdown. From then until the actual day 18 months later and third time lucky, Rathsallagh staff could not of been more helpful. They honoured our original contract and kept us in the loop the whole time. On the day itself, it was perfect. The food is one of the key selling points of Rathsallagh. It is simply incredible. The venue is amazing - having exclusive use for us was what we always wanted for our day which is another huge benefit. EVERYONE commented how nice Rathsallagh is as a venue, a perfect balance between old and new. We were blessed with great weather so had our reception out on the front lawn which was a real bonus. Additionally, our friends are still telling us how helpful the staff were, everything from checking people in at their cars on arrival, to looking after our pregnant guests with non alcoholic alternatives, to following us when we did our photos making sure we had plenty to drink and eat while our reception was happening. A huge heartfelt thank you to Joe, Stephen, Catherine and the entire team at Rathsallagh House, our only regret is it's all over!!!
Marcus and Gill
Wedding Date 7th August 2021
I cannot recommend this venue enough and even this review wont do it half the justice it deserves! From the moment we viewed the venue we both fell in love, it ticked all of our boxes from a beautiful onsite ceremony room, to picturesque photography spots, to a snooker room which was kept busy all weekend, It had everything that we were looking for in a venue. When we met Joe the very first day we visited he simply asked us what we wanted from our day and he really did give us all that and more!! We had the most amazing wedding where everyone felt completely relaxed and at ease and real part of the day. Throughout the venue there are signs saying 'Just Ask' and this couldn't be more than true, no ask was too big or too small for the staff. I have heard so many complements from our guests about the staff, they were amazing!! they were there for whatever you needed whenever you needed. They looked after each and every guest like it was their wedding. They are a credit to the venue and really made the day as special as it was. This was our third attempt at a wedding and it was honestly better than we could have ever imagined and the venue played a massive part in that. They were so accommodating with all of the date changes and made sure that we finally got the day that we wanted. If you are looking for a venue that ticks all of the boxes then I would highly recommend visiting and checking it out for yourself, if you are anything like us, you will have it booked before you drive back out the gates!!
Aoife and TJ
Wedding date 6th August 2021
After having to change our venue from abroad, we were so delighted to discover Rathsallagh having been invited to a wedding here. From the moment we contacted Joe, we knew this would be our wedding venue. We were made to feel so welcome from the beginning and the communication was excellent. We had a fantastic day in Rathsallagh on the 6th of August. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue, staff and food were. We really were made to feel so special on our wedding day by all of the staff and everything we had asked for was prepared and ready on the day. Our wedding coordinator Mary was exceptional, was quick to respond to our queries and was extremely organised on the day, she kept us to our agreed schedule but we never felt we were being rushed at any stage. The food was absolutely out of this world, and many guests are still talking about the extra beef that was brought to each table during the dinner! The bar woman, whose name I unfortunately cannot remember was amazing with all of our guests and many raved about how she remembered their drinks and recommended amazing cocktails all night. We and our guests were blown away by the bedrooms and the grounds. Each room was immaculate and so impressive. I read a previous reviewer mention that each guest was treated as though it was their wedding day and this was most certainly true on our day too. You will not be disappointed if you choose Rathsallagh as your wedding venue!
Maeve and Jerry
Wedding date 30th July 2021
We recently got married at Rathsallagh House. It was our 3rd date due to covid and Rathsallagh were so helpful and flexible throughout. They accommodated us any way they could and it made the day extremely easy. It was like a monsoon so our plans to marry outdoors and for photos outdoors were scuppered but Rathsallaghs indoor options were amazing and were even nicer. All staff were so professional and polite and the food was amazing. All our guests were blown away by their rooms and the service. I can't speak highly enough of the place and the staff. Particularly Catherine and Stephen who were amazing throughout. We will definitely be going back for lunches and dinners whenever we get the chance.
Daniel and Kate
Wedding date 27th July 2021
The Wedding Team (especially Mary & Stephen) made the planning process so efficient from the rescheduling of our original date, to the wedding menu tasting, finalising the agenda and of course the running of the day itself, the team were exceptional! Even down to the finer details like trying to figure an exit strategy for me due to the torrential downpour, we really appreciate all the effort.
Thank you to the Aoife & Rosie on the reservations team for assisting us with all our booking queries (both human and dog 😂). Nothing was ever an issue and we really appreciate this!. To all on the House keeping team. The rooms in Rathsallagh are so beautiful and as we had said , everyone in our party thought they had the best room in the house! The standard and cleanliness of all the rooms was exceptional. I must also mention how beautiful and well kept the grounds are. The pride and attention to detail was so evident through the manicured lawns, immaculate flower beds and hanging flowers. It really makes for a beautiful backdrop (even in the lashing rain!!)
I really want to give a special mention to that AMAZING beauty room! It blew us all away and it is the most beautiful space to have and even as we were leaving we said this was such a happy room the morning of! To the bar, banqueting and waiting staff, thank you for the exceptional service. From the Monday evening onwards, we were greeted by the friendliest and most accommodating staff we have ever come across and this was very much echoed by our guests.
We had heard so many lovely things about Rathsallagh but one thing that was constantly mentioned to us was how good the food was. And we couldn't agree more!
The buffet on Monday was absolutely delicious and exactly what the weary travellers needed! It was definitely a step above par (special mention to Willie for a smooth running of events here!) And I am led to believe the Guinness was also very good!
The Wedding menu was exceptional. Our guests are still telling us how delicious their meal was and we couldn't agree more with them. We really felt that so much time and effort had gone into creating a beautiful meal so we thank all the kitchen team for this. Paired with the level of service in the Pavilion it really made for a beautiful evening.
I really could go on here but I will leave it there! Rathsallagh House really exceeded every expectation we had for our wedding. We had the most amazing and magical day and the team at Rathsallagh are very much responsible for that! I wish you all the best and we really hope we can come back and relive our memories of our day again sometime soon!
Jennifer and David
Wedding date 23rd July 2021
It is difficult to describe our wedding experience with Rathsallagh in a short review. From the moment we contacted Rathsallagh to book our wedding reception in March we were more than impressed. There is nothing we could fault. The quality of food, professionalism of staff and standard of accommodation were exceptional. Every guest that attended commented on the venue. The greetings and all interactions with all staff were genuine and authentic. Catherine, the wedding coordinator was a pleasure to work with at all stages. Rathsallagh truly lived up to and beyond our expectations. We wouldn't change a thing about the day.
Anne Marie and Dave
Wedding Date 30th of June 2021
My husband & I visited many country houses in Ireland in search of our dream wedding venue, but the day we drove down the long beautiful drive to Rathsallagh Country House, we knew it was where we would celebrate our special day. Rathsallagh Country House takes pride in hosting weddings and went above and beyond to ensure we had the day of our dreams. We originally booked to get married in April 2020 but due to covid we were forced to reschedule our wedding 4 times. Joe, Stephen and the wedding team at Rathsallagh Country House were very patient, accommodating and reassuring with every date change, making a very stressful time for us as stress-free, as they possibly could. Eventually our day came on June 30th 2021. Our family and friends are still lamenting the superb food, the accommodation and helpful staff and the breath-taking gardens and grounds. We cannot thank the team at Rathsallagh Country House enough for all they've done for us and we now know that Rathsallagh Country House is a place that will be forever in our hearts and can't wait to visit every year. Well done to Joe and his amazing wedding team and staff. Recommending Rathsallagh Country House to couples is the easiest recommendation that we've ever made, just go see for yourself and you'll understand why. Finally thank you Rathsallagh, we are forever grateful.
Sinéad & Rob
Wedding date 25th June 2021
We moved our wedding to Rathsallagh House due to having issues with our original wedding venue around price due to having a smaller wedding (due to Covid) - and it was the best thing that ever happened to us! Rathsallagh House is more than just a hotel - you are made feel at home the moment you arrive. The service at this place is absolutely outstanding - every single one of their staff members are absolutely amazing - they genuinely couldn't do enough for us! They have something really special here - do not pass this place when looking for a wedding venue. We had the most amazing weekend - our guests are still raving about the place, the service, the food, the grounds! If we could give them 20/5 stars, we would! Massive thank you to Catherine, Stephen & Joe - and the rest of the super team at Rathsallagh House - you are outstanding!
Denise and Sean
Wedding date 2nd January 2021.
I wrote a review for Rathsallagh last week but it seemed to not come up so I’m sending another one because I just couldn’t let this venue go unnoticed. I got married on the 2nd of Jan 2021 COVID WEDDING. I was worried nervous and will all my guests turn up. Is everyone going to feel safe and will I be able to give everyone a day to remember. Well look no further folks because Rathsallagh looks after ALL your worries. I actually can’t find any faults. Food amazing. Venue magic Staff unbelievable. When I arrived the hotel was exclusive to me and my wedding party. Joe the owner told me that this house was now my home for my wedding. Catherine the wedding coordinator was on top of absolutely everything. She’s not a wedding coordinator she is a fairy godmother and she does have a magic wand. I had only 25 guests but I had the funniest intimate special wedding because of Rathsallagh and their amazing team. You get so much more than what you pay for. Before you organise your wedding check out their wedding chapel and all their services that they can offer to you. They can hire in for you what ever you need. There not 5 star they are 10 star
Trish and Paddy
Wedding date: 31st December 2020
Caitriona and I were married in Rathsallagh House on 31st Dec 2020, and there are no words sufficient to convey how highly I would recommend the venue and all the Rathsallagh team involved. Because of Covid we encountered a few problems along the way which meant changes to the original date, changes to numbers of guests, and it even impacted upon our tasting for the meal. But from the moment we first arrived to view the venue with Catherine, through each and every moment of the organising and the various problems covid through at us, Catherine, Joe and all the team delivered a service beyond anything we could have expected, and their role in making our day perfect cannot be overstated. We had viewed a number of other venues, many of which are held in very high regard as wedding venues, but the best way I can sum up Rathsallagh House and the team is as follows: When you enter Rathsallagh House you know you are entering a home, and not just a hotel, and whereas other venues were heavily focused on telling us what they offered, Rathsallagh on the other hand were more interested in knowing what they could do for us to give us the day we wanted. They showed us a level of service and hospitality that we did not find elsewhere! In my opinion you will simply not find better than Catherine, Joe and the team at Rathsallagh House for your wedding.
Caitriona and John
Wedding date 20th December 2020
We had viewed a number of venues but as soon as we arrived in Rathsallagh we knew it was where we would get married. The food, fires, staff, Granary (ceremony room), decor, the high level of cleanliness all set it above anywhere else we had viewed. Having the house to ourselves for our wedding day made it so special too. We got married in December 2020. We were meant to get married in June 2020 but couldn't because of national restrictions. So really we planned a summer and winter wedding. It's the best venue for both. The gardens are amazing in the summer and then the big log fires and cozy feel in the winter make it the best venue whatever the season. As COVID-19 national restrictions changed throughout the year, we were kept well informed by regular email updates from Joe. Stephen went above and beyond answering any questions we had and sorting whatever needed to be done too. We all had the best day in December. Our guests are still contacting us about what a great day they had. Thanks so much Stephen, Jonathan, Martha, Shane and everyone in Rathsallagh for everything.
Aoife and Paul
Wedding date 12th December 2020
We must have viewed at least 10 venues at in the beginning. None of the ones before Rathsallagh felt right and any we viewed after felt like a waste of time after seeing all they had to offer. From the house itself, to the ceremony rooms and the grounds which we had exclusively to ourselves. In what must have been an exceptionally stressful time for them, Joe and The Wedding Team could not have done more for us. They kept us constantly informed of how our day would look depending on how many guests would be permitted. The day itself was more perfect than we could have imagined. All our guests commented on the quality of the food and how attentive the staff were. Our hardest decision was what food to leave off the menu after our tasting evening! No request was too big or small. We can't wait to visit again once everything gets back to normal.
Susan and Donal
Wedding date: 6th December 2020
From the moment we viewed Rathsallagh we had an instant warm feeling and knew we wanted to get married here. Due to Covid 19 we had to postpone our original date and the support and guidance the team at Rathsallagh offered was much appreciated. Their help and advice was much needed during the uncertainty this year and even prior to Covid their support was brilliant. We had the best day and wouldn't change anything now looking back. All our guests commented on the venue and especially the staff. Everyone in Rathsallagh was so helpful and accommodating they couldn't have done more. Even though our original date was in Summer we felt Rathsallagh was also the perfect venue for a Winter wedding due to the picturesque grounds. The wedding team, Stephen, Catherine, Gillian and of course Joe are absolute dreams to work with whose experience is a calming reassurance. We look forward to returning and staying again.
Emma & Darragh
Wedding date: 28th November 2020
I was familiar with Rathsallagh, having dined and stayed there on a number of occasions over the years. I was always struck by the relaxed, friendly atmosphere, delicious food and attentive, but unobtrusive, service. With all this in mind and having researched other venues, I suggested Rathsallagh House to my future husband for our wedding reception. He had never been in Rathsallagh House, so on a sunny day in June 2019, we set off. As we drove in, he was impressed with the standard of maintenance and charm of the house and grounds. Fortuitously, we met Catherine. Having explained why we were there, she immediately offered to show us around. What impressed us most about Catherine, apart from the warmth of her welcome, her knowledge and experience, was the obvious pride she had in Rathsallagh House. Over tea, she outlined the services they could offer, tailored to our planned wedding in November, 2020. Then, Covid 19 arrived. Throughout all the uncertainty this created for every couple planning a wedding, Joe, Catherine and all the wedding team could not have been more helpful, flexible and accommodating. So, on the 28th November, 2020, having reduced our guest numbers from the original one hundred and forty five to twenty five, we had the most wonderful, intimate reception in the beautiful dining room and lounges at Rathsallagh House. The fact the the House was exclusive to us for the event and the meticulous adherence by Rathsallagh to all Covid protocols meant our guests felt very safe and relaxed. From the moment we arrived in the wedding car, we were assured that Rathsallagh House was our home for the duration of our stay. Rathsallagh House itself was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the wedding accommodation was warm and luxurious. With wonderful service, the reception flowed seamlessly with all the little touches we had requested. Our guests were hugely impressed. So, what more is left to be said except to thank the O'Flynn family, Catherine and all of the staff at Rathsallagh House most sincerely for a perfect day.
Ursula and Harry
Wedding date 30th October 2020
We attended a wedding at Rathsallagh Country House in 2016 and the venue left a very strong impression with us. When the search started for a venue for our wedding day, Rathsallagh was on the top of our list and outshone all other venues we visited. Through all the uncertainty surrounding the build up, the team at Rathsallagh were a constant source of calm and understanding, keeping us up to date regarding all changes in Covid19 restrictions and what implications this could have on our day. On the day itself, everything went off without a hitch. The reception, food and service provided from the staff could not be faulted. The venue itself was immaculate with the walled garden a big hit amongst our guests. It was the perfect venue for a small wedding with dinner served in the main house, with the fires setting a beautiful backdrop for the meal. There is not one negative word to be said about the staff, food or venue, with a more picturesque setting very difficult to be found. We will certainly be returning again and could not recommend Rathsallagh Country House more highly.
Briana and Claire
Wedding date 4th October 2020
All of the staff at Rathsallagh were extremely warm and friendly and made our wedding day so special. Our guests have not stopped talking about how incredible the food, service and staff were to each and every one of them. The wedding coordinators were so supportive and helped us to navigate a new wedding date and size as a result of COVID and the day turned out to be so amazing it was everything we had hoped for and more. A huge thanks to Stephen, Catherine, Gillian and everyone who worked so hard to make our day happen!
Karen & Clive
Wedding date: 6th September 2020
We want to say a huge thank you to the Rathsallagh house for making our wedding a magical day that we will never forget. I want to thank in particular Joe, Stephen and Catherine who all went above and beyond to make our day perfect. They were always on hand to answer our queries and concerns. The whole planning process was seamless. Even with COVID restrictions in place and limited numbers Rathsallagh still managed to adapt and make our wedding an easy going, flawless day. On top of all this, our guests could not believe how stunning the grounds and house were as well as how superb and friendly the staff are. A really fantastic experience amongst many. Thanks again for the great memories
Jane & Mark
Wedding date: 30th August 2020
We originally reached out to Rathsallagh whilst still on holidays after getting engaged. Joe was so responsive and helpful in his replies that it immediately put Rathsallagh at the forefront of our possible venues. We viewed three venues but knew as soon as we walked around Rathsallagh that it was the one. Catherine was so friendly that day and we loved the relaxed vibe of Rathsallagh. Catherine noticed we had our dog in the car and told us we could bring her around with us. It made the experience all the more personable. The kennels at Rathsallagh were also a big selling point for us. We were originally due to get married in April of 2020 but had to postpone to August 2020. Guidelines changed again the week of the wedding which put a further spanner in the works. Joe and Stephen were so understanding and flexible throughout all of this. We managed to have some good luck with sunshine on the wedding day and Stephen suggested that we hold the ceremony outside. We had never thought about that before and are so happy now that Stephen suggested this. Getting married under the oak tree in Rathsallagh is definitely a memory we will treasure. The attention to detail in Rathsallagh is second to none and the meal and service were both flawless. Rathsallagh really feels like a second home so much so that we stayed the night before the wedding and the night after and were still sad to leave! We could not recommend Rathsallagh enough and we look forward to many more stays there in the future.
Elaine and Eunan
Wedding date 12th March 2020
Tucked away on the most idyllic hill sides in Dulvain County Wicklow Rathsallagh House……Wow!! I’m not even sure where to start, an abundance of charisma and character were one of the very few reasons we chose Rathsallagh House as our wedding venue. Rathsallagh, not only because of its vast amounts of beautiful grounds and scenery was a no brainer for both myself and my wife “this was a home away from home” and beyond anything we could have ever envisioned. The smell of a burning log fires, the warmth from all the staff especially Catherine, Joe, Gillian, and all the wedding coordination team. Nothing was ever to big or to small, everyone was more than attentive, and I couldn’t recommend them enough. We wanted the feel of an old country house and Rathsallagh delivers on this tenfold. On the lead up to our Wedding Day we couldn’t have been more reassured or relaxed everything was taken care of. From the hospitality to the food right the way back around to accommodation everything was more than perfect! And it delivers so much more than I could ever do justice to with words. Rathsallagh holds a very fond place in my heart and so much more now than ever possible, it is where I got to marry my soulmate and best-friend. Thee most perfectly peaceful place
Lesley and Meaghan
Wedding date 6th March 2020
Would highly rate Rathsallagh as a wedding venue. Our whole day was just perfect and ran smoothly which is all down to the brilliant friendly staff at Rathsallagh. Catherine, Gillian and all the wedding coordinating team were amazing to deal with and we couldn’t rate them highly enough. Thanks guys for everything!
Hilary and Conor
Wedding date 21st February 2020
We viewed one venue and one venue only. From the moment we arrived to view it as potential, we met with Gillian (who would become one of our wedding coordinators) and she reflected the professionalism and efficiency of Rathsallagh from the get go. I cannot compliment the whole venue enough. All our guests were extremely impressed with the relaxed atmosphere, the food(which was amazing) and the grounds. If we could do it all again we would. I would highly recommend Rathsallagh Country House and we are very grateful to Gillian, Catherine, Stephen and Willie to name but a few.
Teresa & Stephen
Wedding date 28th December 2019
We had the most amazing wedding day in Rathsallagh House on the 28th December. The service provided by the team there was nothing short of outstanding. From the moment we first visited Rathsallagh as a potential wedding venue, we loved the overall feel of the place - the house is so homely and inviting, set in really beautiful surroundings. That, along with Catherine’s extremely warm welcome, and we were sold in no time at all! Throughout all of the preparations, Catherine and the wedding team were fantastic, we felt so looked after from start to finish, and as if nothing was too much trouble. We cannot praise the team enough. The wedding day itself could not have run more smoothly - from preparations to First Look to ceremony and so on, the Rathsallagh team had every single detail in hand and coordinated everything perfectly. The food was superb - That, alongside the outstanding service, and of course the beautiful venue, was commented on by so many of our guests. We couldn't possibly have enjoyed our wedding day any more than we did, and we put that down to the quality of the service provided by Rathsallagh. We're looking forward to staying there again, and reliving the wonderful memories from our wedding day.
Doireann & Richard
Wedding date 21st December 2019
We had such a fantastic experience with Rathsallagh from start to finish. The wedding coordinators and other staff always came across as enthusiastic and keen to make our wedding as personal as possible. They always responded quickly to our queries and were very flexible about additional requests. So many guests commented on how nice it was to have the venue to ourselves, how attractive the setting was and how nice the food was. We had our ceremony on site and the granary had a lovely atmosphere. The late bar was great to have and allowed us to maximise the celebrations! The dressing room for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready is a new addition that is really lovely. The bridal suite was beautiful and there were lots of thoughtful additions to the room. Overall, we can't recommend Rathsallagh highly enough!
Anna and James
Wedding date 22nd November 2019
This has to be one of the best venues in the country. It is so relaxing and homely in the sense that everyone was made feel so welcome. Our wedding was in November and it was decorated for Christmas and wow the place looked stunning. The open fires and that smell of wood is just magical. When night fell and the place was lit up...honestly it surpassed all our expectations. We have nothing but excellent comments from our guests in terms of food quality and the beauty of Rathsallagh and the genuine warmth and friendliness of the staff. Catherine and Stephen and the whole team were with us at every step and made the whole planning and the day itself effortless for us as the couple. I will also say a special thanks to Joe and his family for the wonderful reception and their obvious care. Without any hesitation in the world we recommend Rathsallagh. It could not have been more perfect. Thank you so much guys and we wish you every success.
Rob and Darren
Wedding date: 10th November 2019.
We got married in Rathsallagh on 10th of November 2019. It was fantastic from start to finish. From our initial viewing where it was relaxed and very personal to the wedding itself where it was catered 100% to our liking. They were very flexible when it came to choosing from their weekend and weekday menus. The menu tasting again was very flexible. They allowed additional courses to give us a fully informed decision. They have 2 buildings on site to get married depending on your numbers. Throughout our planning, they were in touch with us, giving us feedback, making sure we were staying on course and answering any questions we had very quickly. Catherine was a fantastic person to liaise with throughout our planning. While all the team were extremely knowledgeable, you could tell Catherine had a passion for what she does and has a great deal of experience in wedding planning. She was a pure delight. They have a wedding agenda which seems to be exclusively used by Rathsallagh. It is an all encompassing document that does take a little while to fill out but when once done it is a great help. It covers every aspects of your wedding: contact numbers for vendors, dietary requirements for guests, a list of best man duties, list of items brought that you want to take home and more. They laid out everything in the agenda so when the day came, there was nothing to worry about. The setting itself is a masterpiece. The house is lovely the rooms are more than spacious, the grounds are stunning to walk around and for pictures, the Pavilion is wonderful for the dinner and the party and food is way beyond what you would expect. It is such a high standard, none of our guests had anything bad to say about any of the food. And they had nothing bad to say about anything to do with Rathsallagh. Something that was mentioned by many guests was the fact that we were the only ones there. We didn't need to share it with any other event or wedding etc like a standard hotel. We would happily recommend this to any of our friends getting married and would love to attend it as a guest just to experience it again. 10 out of 10 cannot recommend it enough.
Maria and Ken
Wedding date: 4th October 2019
From the first day we went to Rathsallagh we knew this was our wedding venue. We were so welcomed by Joe and were extremely impressed with the house and grounds when he gave us a tour. All the wedding coordinators were extremely helpful and got back to us straight away with answers to our many questions/queries over email, nothing was an issue and they really let us have the house for the day and decorate it the way we wanted. Gillian was extremely helpful when we had our wedding preparation meeting a couple of weeks before the wedding. She gave us lots of tips of what they found worked or didn’t work at Rathsallagh. Stephen was our wedding coordinator on the day and he was superb. He kept us up to date with what we needed to know on the day, from holding my bridesmaids bags, sorting out our belongings to go to everyone’s rooms after getting ready in the Think Tank room, organising drinks for us at the reception, and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. The food was amazing on the day, all of our guests commented on it and how lovely the grounds of the house looked and were kept. We don’t have anything negative to comment on and just wish we could do it all over again, one night at Rathsallagh is definitely not enough.
Clowie and Stephen
Wedding date: 27th September 2019
To all of the staff at Rathsallagh, we cannot thank you enough for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives! We have been in contact since July 2018 and any query we had, any email sent, any request asked , you were absolutely fantastic at getting back to us and providing us with upmost service. It was so lovely to see it all come together on Friday, the venue is magnificent, the food was absolutely exquisite and the staff were nothing but amazing to deal with! Even our cake supplier commented on how hospitable Jonathan was when she dropped off our cake that morning. Honestly I would have no hesitation in telling anyone planning their wedding to book Rathsallagh House for their venue. You are a special bunch of people and we hope to see you in the new year when we visit again!
Amanda and Gerard Wolfe
Wedding date: 6th September 2019
We cannot recommend Rathsallagh House highly enough for your wedding day. We arranged our wedding from New York and we can safely say, from the first skype call with Joe to the last dance of the night, the whole experience was enjoyable and stress-free. The Rathsallagh Team took care of absolutely everything and they were so easy and fun to work with. They responded quickly to every email and call and nothing ever seemed too much for them. We had initially booked with another wedding venue but had to cancel due to poor communication and hidden fees. Naturally we were frustrated and worried about finding a venue following this experience. We wanted to find somewhere that we could trust and that could accommodate our large number of guests. Not having the luxury of viewing venues since we were back in New York, Joe O’Flynn (the owner) took us on a Skype tour of Rathsallagh House grounds. We fell in love with the venue, the package and Joe’s positive and reassuring attitude! This attitude certainly trickles down to the whole team at Rathsallagh House. No matter who picked up the phone or responded to an email, they were always friendly and knew exactly who I was. They were always up to date on changes I may have made and the details of the day. This was especially important as it got nearer to the big day and all the small details needed to be taken care of. So much was happening for us as the Bride & Groom, and the team made sure everything ran seamlessly for us. All of our guests were blown away by the beautiful house and grounds, the food and how nice the staff were. There is such a great atmosphere throughout the whole venue. Rathsallagh House truly went above and beyond our expectations for the run up to our wedding and the whole day and we can’t thank them enough.
Kate and Dave
Wedding date: 13th August 2019
Where do I even begin... faultless, perfection, attentive are just a few words to describe Rathsallagh House and their staff. From the moment we met Gillian and Julie we knew we were in good hands. Our two day celebration was second to none. Our family and friends couldn't stop singing the praises all off those involved in making the day perfect for us. Myself and my husband had been planning the wedding from London and it was easy to contact any member of staff who always put our minds at ease and answered all our questions. If you haven't already picked your venue you won't need to look any further. We had many requests and some changes last minute, including the morning of the wedding ceremony, all of which was taken in stride and nothing was too much. What more can you ask for? There is a reason Rathsallagh House have won so many awards.
Grace and Nick
Wedding date: 9th August 2019
To say our wedding day went seamless is an understatement. The team at Rathsallagh are amazing. Everyone raved about the food, it was absolutely delicious. We have a 7month old daughter and the team helped us so much ensuring all her items were put in the room and babysitter was looked after as well. I could go forever about how good Rathsallagh as a venue is, Joe and all the team are so lovely to deal with and so accommodating.
Holly and Colin
Wedding date: 20th July 2019
There really is not enough positive things to say about Rathsallagh in terms of Venue and the entire team behind it all. During the build up to our wedding we did not come across a single staff member who was not fantastic. The venue itself is flawless but I really feel it is the staff who make it so special. From Joe right through they were all so helpful and made the weekend what it was. We had high expectations and Rathsallagh blew them away and gave us a wedding we could only have wished for. The best thing to describe what its like is that even though they have a number of weddings a week they make you feel like you may be the only wedding that is on that year. An amazing place which we could not recommended highly enough. Our guests all made comments on how great they found the venue from the amazing bedrooms, the grounds and all staff members. 5 Star.
Grainne and Garry
Wedding date 12th July 2019
We had our wedding reception in Rathsallagh. It absolutely exceeded expectations. Joe, Stephen, Catherine, Gillian, Monica and Rosie went above and beyond for us as did every member of staff we met on the day. The warm, homely, inviting atmosphere we experienced from the moment we visited Rathsallagh was second to none. The food was also just out of this world- there was such a brilliant choice and our guests on the day complimented both venue choice and the delicious food. The photos of our wedding day are gorgeous, from a walk in the walled garden, to the orangery, but most of all under the stunning tree- the setting was truly exceptional. We look forward to visiting Rathsallagh in the near future.
Catherine and Paul
Wedding date 11th July 2019
I don't even know where to start on a review of Rathsallagh House. We viewed four possible venues for our wedding and googled and emailed many more. From the minute we arrived and drove up the beautiful driveway, we got the wow factor (that our guests have been saying they got too!). When we met Julie, she was so lovely and was so easy to deal with. Throughout the planning process, everyone in Rathsallagh was amazing, particularly Joe, Julie, Sinead & Rosie. From arrival on the day before our wedding to leaving the day after, we were made to feel like the only brides in the world! Catherine was amazing and Stephen looked after getting me to the ceremony and Julie the same for Claire, without us seeing each other! The ceremony was in their beautiful Granary and everything about the day was magical. It is a truly stunning place, the bedrooms are fab and our guests raved about the luxury, the grounds are out of this world, complete with fairy lights everywhere but the stand out part of the day was the food. I can't say enough about it, it was unreal, I have never had such a good meal at a wedding and our guests were blown away. I couldn't recommend Rathsallagh House enough, the staff and venue made our day and I wouldn't change one single thing about it.
Michelle & Claire
Wedding date 1st June 2019
From the very beginning Rathsallagh were amazing to deal with. They made us feel so relaxed and that our wedding was important despite it being such a popular venue. Joe, Stephen, Catherine, Gillian, Monica and Rosie were a pleasure to deal with. ! T he staff over the weekend were so friendly and helpful too. The management and wedding planners couldn’t have done more for us, they got excited with us and were flexible with last minute table changes - including on the day! The best decision we made for our wedding was to pick Rathsallagh! We will def be back for visits in the future!
Bláthín & Nigel
Wedding date 11th May 2019
Was an absolutely amazing day from start to finish. Dan and I didn't want for anything and all of the staff were so helpful especially as the wedding was late on schedule. So accommodating and truly a wonderful experience.
Emily and Dan
Wedding date 20th April 2019
We had the most fantastic wedding day at Rathsallagh, and their professionalism and organisation were a huge part of this. The staff were all fantastic, very kind, cheerful and professional and had such incredible attention to detail. The food was amazing. The organisation was so easy and the planning generally was made so easy by Rathsallagh. It allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves. The options for indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations were a major selling point as we knew we'd have a great setting whatever the weather; in the end we were able to have both in the walled gardens which was just beautiful. Normally I wouldn't be one to write reviews but I literally cannot fault a single thing!
Cliona and Luke
Wedding date 1st March 2019
We had an absolutely amazing day in Rathsallagh House and it would not have been possible without the help of the exceptional Catherine and Gillian as well as the rest of the fantastic staff. The attention that we received as bride and groom was incredible. All of our guests were full of praise for the venue itself as well as the food and wine. Lastly, the Granary, where our ceremony was held was just gorgeous. This was a truly magical day for us and Rathsallagh helped make it as special as it was. We could not recommend Rathsallagh highly enough.
Kari and Fergus
Wedding date 23rd February 2019
We had such a great weekend, hard to put into words but simply everything couldn't have went better for us, you were all such a great help, from allowing us to use the backdrop to the last bottle of whiskey into the early hours and everything else in between, it just was amazing, the food and level of service was exceptional. Special mention to Tomas who was great throughout, Julie who ensured Alana was well hidden on her early arrival, Lisa who was great to have some calming chats with in the lead up, Stephen who was a pleasure to deal with as always and massive shout out to George the night porter who had the tough job of getting the last few punters onto the last taxi, so nice of him to bring us out to check on Missy before bed. Everything went to plan and everyone raving about how much fun they had. I know we ran over time a bit on the ceremony but I think it was so nice for everyone to mingle and have a drink before, it got the day off to the perfect start! So a massive thank you for pushing things back a wee bit and send my regards to the chef and the rest of the team, I don't know how they manage to cook so much beef to order, but it just was so good and everyone was raving a about the food.
Alana and Rory
Wedding Date 25th January 2019
Our Rathsallagh wedding was magical. We were certain we'd enjoy our wedding but it surpassed our every dream. The staff were all so utterly thoughtful, considerate and polite to both us and every guest. We were treated like king and queen. The guests really appreciated how at home they felt and it created such a happy, relaxed ambiance the whole weekend. During the lead up to the wedding people would ask 'are you stressed?` And we'd reply no but its because of Rathsallagh. They said yes to every single request, big and small, and that was so appreciated by us. We are so grateful we had the good sense to choose Rathsallagh. When we met Catherine, one of 3 wedding planners who work together seamlessly, we were blown away, we knew we were in good hands and she made it clear she would ensure our day was perfect. Catherine is exceptional at her job. Stephen and Tomas who were with us through the wedding days were so pleasant, helpful and friendly. They would ensure any request was met. Rosie in reservations, dealt with hundreds of requests from me to hold a room, cancel a room, swap a room etc. She always got back to me with a solution like it was no big deal. It made it completely stress free. Our French crowd were blown away by everything - the location, the house, the wine, the food, the staff. And we all know the French think they've the best food and wine!! Both our families had such a wonderful time and it gave us the perfect opportunity to spend time with both families which is so rare for us. We are so, so grateful for everything. We will keep our special memories with us forever. A great start to our marriage.
P & C
Wedding date 20th December 2018
From the get-go Catherine, one of their wedding planners was amazing. She totally turned our heads and hearts towards Rathsallagh as we thought we had our mind made up on somewhere else. The team went above and beyond for us throughout the lead up to our wedding, they were so helpful and open to suggestions and dedicated so much time to us. Totally putting us at ease and giving us full confidence in Rathsallagh and the team. The venue itself was a dream, so unique and full of character and it looked particularly stunning for our wedding at Christmas. It provided us the magical Christmas wedding we have always dreamt of. All of the staff were incredible from the first meeting, to the tasting and the day before and day of. The food was exceptional also throughout. Whether it was the wedding meal itself or the breakfast ham or welcome cookies...all our guests have been raving about the quality of the food. We have visited Rathsallagh in summer, autumn and winter and it really does lend itself to every season. We truly felt at home during every visit down and during the days we spent there for our wedding.
Danielle and Cian
Wedding date 16th November 2018
I think it is pretty clear from the many existing comments here and the ratings, that anyone who has had the joy of their wedding day at Rathsallagh House or even present as a guest, have come away more than pleased. The same certainly goes for Jo and I. If we could rate it more than 5 stars we certainly would. Rathsallagh House was one of many venues we viewed in the search for a place to host our wedding. We believed we would come back after viewing many venues and then decide. We had viewed a few places before Rathsallagh House, but when we did view it, we straight away new where we wanted our wedding day to be and booked in our date on the day of viewing. From day 1, we were made to feel so welcome, everyone telephone conversation the followed, we were made to feel so welcome. Rathsallagh conduct many wedding celebrations and ceremonies, yet we were made feel like ours was the only wedding that they had on, and I mean that in a way that, it was if all this effort was being put into ensuring we have such a magical day. But it is clear from all the other comments and ratings, that those same efforts were put into ensuring everyone else also had their magical day. We can take a lot away from our experience with those at Rathsallagh and Rathsallagh House itself. Many magical and happy memories were taken away with us on that day. And we know from the reactions of our guests the next day and days that followed, they felt the same. We look forward to creating more happy memories at Rathsallagh as Jo and I will be back again one day. We already miss it greatly! We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank all those associated with Rathsallagh House, for everything they did in the build up to the day and the day itself. We would happily recommend Rathsallagh House.
Ian & Jo
Wedding date 19th October 2018
There are not enough words to describe how grateful we are for the incredible service we received during our wedding day. From the moment we first viewed Rathsallagh we knew it was the venue for us. All the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to create such a magical day for us. From the wedding team Catherine, Julie and Gillian who answered hundreds of emails from us and planned every single detail of our day perfectly. To the waiting staff at the tasting who were so friendly and offered us loads of advice and of course Joe who gave us a lovely welcome at the tasting and again on the big day. On the day itself everything went perfectly and this is thanks to the wonderful organisation skills of the team at Rathsallagh. The bar and waiting staff were extremely professional but super friendly creating a relaxed atmosphere which was so important to us. All our guests commented on how amazing the staff were. The food was superb and the chef catered to all the weird and wonderful dietary requirements some of which were a surprise on the day but this was no problem for Rathsallagh. The table settings were exactly what we had asked for and the team set it all up for us, we didn’t have to lift a finger. And if we weren’t already extremely impressed when we went to pack up all our stuff the next morning it had already been done. Everything was neatly packed away and waiting for us in reception. This was an unbelievably nice touch especially as you can imagine we were fairly tired the next morning! If there was any problems on the day we certainly didn't hear about them and that’s the sign of pure professionalism. We would like to say a special thank you to Julie. Julie showed us around Rathsallagh that first day and helped us with every single detail there after. Nothing was too big or too small she even remembered details about the wedding we had suggested that we had actually forgot about!! I was so glad to see her on the day as not only is she incredibly professional and organised she is so lovely and fun it was like having a friend looking after us for the day! We would also like to thank Stephen the duty manger. We had never met Stephen before the day but that didn’t matter he made us feel so comfortable straight away and we felt we were in great hands with him. Everything ran like clock work. Weddings are stressful and there is a lot going on but with Julie and Stephen we didn’t have to worry about a thing and for that we are so grateful. It wouldn’t have been the same without them. We would definitely recommend Rathsallagh to everybody and we look forward to returning ourselves soon! Thanks again for helping us with the best day of our lives!
Claire and Rob
Wedding date 5th October 2018
A truly amazing venue to get married in. If your looking for romance,5 star food and excellent service then this is the place for you. From the day myself and my fiancée met the owner Joe we knew Rathsallagh was going to be our venue. This place has so much character! Our wedding coordinator Catharine had so much experience we felt at ease from day one. If you choose Rathsallagh for your big day you will not be disappointed!
Helen and John
Wedding date 29th September 2018
Magical from start to finish. We had our wedding reception and second day here in Sep. 2018 and it was truly the best day of our lives. From the minute we viewed Rathsallagh and got our initial tour from Gillian we knew this place was the one for us. It gave us all the feels-homely, friendly, beautiful, professional, unique and perfect for us. We can’t say enough about all the people we dealt with throughout the planning. No question or request (especially last minute!) was any trouble and the professionalism, work ethic, genuine care and thoughtfulness of Gillian, Catherine and Julie put us at such ease. Thank you so much for all you did. Gillian was with us on the day and again she was brilliant, as were all the staff at our reception and over the weekend. It was great to have a familiar face that had looked after us so well all through the planning and then on the day as well. Stephen took over running the reception from Gillian later in the day, and was equally as kind and helpful as Gillian and all of the staff at Rathsallagh. He looked after us fantastically. Thank you to all the bar and serving staff, especially Charlie, the reception staff, room staff and Joe and Kay O’Flynn. In particular Kay and Charlie,and another young man whose name escapes us, were a great help when one of our relations took ill in the middle of the night, thank you so much. We obviously had great confidence and hopes that everything would go really well but on the day, and over the weekend, Rathsallagh massively exceeded our expectations. All our guests were blown away by how amazing and special the venue was. We got so many wonderful comments about the food (reception & second day bbq), the grounds, how nice the staff were and the beautiful bedrooms. We’re trying here, but really cannot put into words how grateful we are to Rathsallagh for everything they done over the course of planning the wedding, the day of the reception, and the day after as well. Thank you all again. I think you probably get it by now but this place REALLY IS MAGICAL!.
Aisling & Jody
Wedding date 1st September 2018
We were recently married and had our reception at Rathsallagh. We had the best day of our lives. We choose Rathsallagh because it's such a charming and intimate venue. We met with Catherine and viewed the venue and she gave us such confidence and reassurance, we knew we were choosing the right location for us and our families. From start to finish, Catherine and her team were so professional and on the ball. They assisted us with every decision and were so helpful when it came to choosing food for the day! Stephen was in charge of service and we got to know him from our visits and tasting, he was truly professional and so accommodating! Rathsallagh was ours for a day and it was more than we could have dreamed of. We can't thank all the staff enough for helping us achieve a superb wedding day.
Joan and Eanna
Wedding Date 18th August 2018
We cannot thank Rathsallagh enough for everything they did for us on the lead up to and on our wedding day itself. We truly had the most amazing day of our lives and the staff at rathsallagh were fantastic. All our guests had an amazing time and said that the staff were so helpful and attentive. Catherine in particular was superb and helped me in planning the big day and making sure everything ran smoothly on the day. Stephen took over in the evening and looked after us so well and made sure we didn't have to think about a single thing in the evening time so we could just relax and take it all in. Joe was present on the big day and the day after as well which was so lovely. The staff at Rathsallagh are like one big family and they help out and get involved in your wedding. It's truly amazing. I would highly recommend Rathsallagh!! The grounds and bedrooms are stunning, the service and care is amazing and our guests are still raving about the food!!! They are a fantastic venue!! I am so glad that we chose Rathsallagh as our venue. It really was the wedding of our dreams!! And that was all down to the venue and it's fantastic staff!! I cannot recommend them enough!!!
Laura Anne & Andrew
Wedding Date 12th July 2018
We recently had our wedding reception in Rathsallagh house and I can honestly say it was completely perfect. It was the only wedding venue we viewed and we knew from our first visit that it was where we wanted to get married. We found the staff so helpful and accommodating, responding to any queries we had quickly. We live in Belfast and so did most of our planning via phone and email, and all of the wedding planners were easily accessible whenever we needed them. However, whenever we did go down we were always struck by the staff as a whole, on occasion a receptionist showed us around and into different bedrooms, on another visit a member of the house keeping staff and on a third one of the wait staff. I'm sure it is not in their job description to do tours of the grounds but they all obliged so willingly. On more than one occasion my husband emailed the owner after a visit to commend the excellent service we received from the staff. As most of our guests travelled from co Antrim and co Tyrone the night before the wedding we decided to have a buffet meal to begin our celebrations. We had not thought much about This, putting the majority of our planning into the actual wedding day but the night before ended up being a brilliant night. Our guests were so impressed with the quality of the food and felt the term 'buffet' failed to do it justice. It was a three course meal and a great opportunity to get all our guests mingling. There also was a world cup match on that my husband wanted to be shown and this was accommodated without problem- the people watching the football were able to carry their meal into the bar without any fuss. Mary, who was overseeing the event, was beyond helpful and made sure everything ran like clockwork. On the day itself myself and my husband both got ready on the premises in two separate buildings. I can speak for both of us when I say we were made feel like the only bride and groom who have ever gotten married there. I had food carried up to my room, my hairdresser and make up artist were so well looked after and the staff kept checking to make sure I didn't need anything else. When we came back after the ceremony we were greeted by Gillian, one of the wedding co ordinators, with champagne. She then asked would I like her to go and get my lipstick from my room to touch it up before our photos and she went and got it and then we went into the restrooms and she applied it for me and helped fix my veil - such a lovely gesture that was so greatly appreciated! That is just one example of one of the little things that were provided by rathsallagh that helped our day go perfectly. During the meal Stephen, another manager, discretely lifted my veil and put it in the bridal suite. When our day was over and we went up to our room there was a selection of our buffet food, some of our cake and some sandwiches, and a bottle of champagne, for us to relive our day. It was so appreciated! Since our wedding we have heard nothing but fantastic reports from our guests, and it makes us both so proud and happy that we chose rathsallagh. I feel it was a really unique location, the grounds, the rooms, the reception area etc are all so beautiful and I can't imagine another venue being as perfect. Moreover, the morning after our wedding, we were in no way made feel like there was another wedding that day. There was no rush to get us off the premises and I so appreciated That, as it still made us feel special as the bride and groom for a while longer. I hope this review has been helpful, I honestly can't enthuse enough about the venue, the staff and our whole experience.
Helen and Stephen
Wedding date 9th June 2018
Catherine and the wedding team were just outstanding both on the day and in the months and weeks leading up to our wedding. From the first time, we met Joe O'Flynn when we went to view Rathsallagh Country House as a potential wedding venue, we just knew it was the place for us and it honestly couldn't have been better. The grounds, the house, the staff, the food all incredible. I would like to give a massive shout out to Catherine and Stephen who helped us throughout the day to ensure that everything was running smoothly they were amazing. Both Gareth and I and all our guests have given such amazing compliments to the venue and the entire Rathsallagh team. Thank you for making our wedding day an absolutely magical and dream day. Put simply everything was perfect!
Mary & Gareth
Wedding date 5th May 201
We choose to have our wedding in Rathsallagh House back in May 2016. From the first visit we were welcomed with sincere warmth, meeting the owner Joe and having him show us around this beautiful venue made our choice very easy. From that point onward every member of the wedding co-ordination team and indeed every employee was so professional and warm to us. As we stated in our speech on our wedding day, "Each Employee is an important cog in a well-oiled machine". We cannot recommend highly enough this venue for your wedding. Our wedding day was amazing and one we will never forget and a big part of that is because of the Management and Staff in Rathsallagh House. From our guests driving up the beautiful avenue to be greeted personally right through to the checkout the following morning they wanted for nothing. Attention to detail was amazing, from the beautiful food served all day to the wonderful breakfast the next morning we cannot fault it and the feedback from our guests confirmed all this. Once again we would sincerely like to thanks Joe and his amazing team for a truly magical day.
Dave & Tom
Wedding date 7th April 2018
We got married in Rathsallagh House in April 2018 and had an amazing experience overall! Rathsallagh was a fantastic venue, all guests were greeted warmly following the beautiful drive up to the house. The grounds are a beautiful setting for photos. We loved every minute of the wedding day, as did our guests. They have all been raving about the place! Food and drinks were 10/10 as was the service. Most of all we both felt that the team in Rathsallagh, in particular the wedding coordinators, made the whole process of organising a wedding in less than 6 months very easy and stress-free. Their experience and expertise was very obvious from the start. Any questions were answered quickly, and all aspects of planning were handled so efficiently. We are really grateful to Rathsallagh House for being part of our big day, and for giving us such great memories :)
Eimear and Ray
Wedding Date: 18th Mar 2018
Where to begin...we can't thank the staff working at Rathsallagh enough...they were so incredibly helpful both on the day itself as well as the lead up. Julie was brilliant and so friendly. Both Paraic and myself thoroughly enjoyed the day/night. We had many guests tell us that it was the best wedding that they had been to and that the lamb was "to die for". We are not exaggerating when we say that everything about their service exceeded our expectations (including the weather!!). We never dreamed of having a white wedding! Gillian was there with us on the day and she was outstanding. She got us out of a very tricky situation; she was quick on her feet yet calm and composed. She kept Paraic calm, the bridesmaids warm and I just loved her - she was very reassuring. We were the first couple to get married in the granary and it was just perfect on the day; the lighting, the flowers, the seating everything was perfect. The canapes were delicious....our meal tasted as nice as it did a few months back when we were invited to do our food tasting. It also meant so much to us when Joe said to us that we should feel at home and to "party hard". I could go on and on and on. Thank you Rathsallagh, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to make our day so truly special. We're still smiling :)
Kate and Paraic
Wedding Date 24th February 2018
Where to start!!! From the moment we first visited Rathsallagh when looking for wedding venues we knew it was the one for us. The grounds were breath-taking and the team so very welcoming. We knew that Jo, Catherine and the team would be able to make our wedding wishes come true. We were lucky enough to stay at Rathsallagh over three nights. This also meant a lot of planning and communication with the team. Everyone was so responsive to our multiple questions and requests making all three days go so smoothly. Our family and friends loved every second of the weekend. How could you not with the sweeping country grounds, amazing food and wonderful accommodation. The wedding day itself was perfect. The team did everything that they could and anticipated every next step. We couldn't have imagined a better wedding and would highly highly recommend Rathsallagh House.
Alex and Rory
Wedding date 10th February 2018
Such a high rating may seem daft but to be honest we could not fault Rathsallagh House in any way. The Wedding Team, headed up by Catherine, are exceptional. They are calm and understated but their attention to detail is incredible - they just got us from the start! We had in excess of 150 guests and the feedback from them has been amazing. Apart from compliments on ambiance, food and service - they all raved about their accommodation and breakfast the following morning. We had our Ceremony in the wood panelled room and afterwards dinner, dancing and drinks in the Pavilion. The entire day just flowed beautifully. We are so pleased that we had our special day at Rathsallagh and thank you to Catherine and her Team for such great memories.
Geraldine and John
Wedding date 27th January 2018
Joe and all the staff at Rathsallagh House are excellent. They ensured that all our wedding guests felt welcomed and catered for individuals' dietary requirements. Their attention to detail made our wedding day run smoothly and our guests commented on how excellent the service and food was. If you are considering Rathsallagh for a wedding venue we would highly recommend it. They are very flexibly and willingly catered for all our requests. They went the extra mile for us.
Ann-Marie and David
Wedding date 8th December 2017
No wonder they have won so many awards as they deserve it so much Don’t think there are words to convey exactly how amazing Rathsallagh is as a wedding venue - all I still keep hearing from our guests was what an amazing wedding and venue it was. My background is Event Management and I’ve been in and out of nearly every hotel in Ireland and knew what I wanted for my day after organising 1000 ‘s of events for work ! From the day we met Joe it was all about us and what we wanted for our day and they did not disappoint - we booked immediately . Catherine / Gillian & Julie are amazing to deal with and they are such professionals at this you don’t have to think of a think as they have everything sorted for you. The location / the setting /the staff / the rooms / the food / absolutely everything is 5 star plus service. The biggest thing with Rathsallagh is they do this all the time and they do it well - one of the biggest things to ensure no stress or worry for a bride as they have it all under control and run everything like clockwork - even down to small things like I had table settings / display for the room and I had not even seen the room till I walked in as a bride and everything was perfect. The day went so fast I wish I could go back and do it all again as we had such a fantastic day and that is thanks to Joe Catherine and their amazing team.
Jackie and Ray
Wedding date 2nd December 2017
We couldn't recommend Rathsallagh House and the team any more! Right from the beginning when we met Joe at a viewing we were made to feel so welcome, and it didn't take us long to lock in the date. We had the challenge of organising our wedding from Japan where we were living the year before the wedding. However, Joe and his amazing team of Gillian, Catherine and Julie were so helpful and provided all the support we needed, as well as helping us to chose our vendors including the lovely celebrant Mary and Orla the harpist/ singer. The team were so honest in helping us decide what extras we needed, and never once tried to over sell. We used the Orangery for our ceremony, and it was just perfect and didn't really need much done to it. The day itself was magical, in the first week of December when the venue was decorated for Christmas. All our guests said Rathsallagh House and the grounds were like a fairy-tale setting, and the food was honestly the best they ever had at a wedding. The beef is sensational, and cooked to order for over 100 guests. All the staff will go the extra mile for you, and we don't have any complaints apart from that the day went too quickly. The accommodation is top notch too, and all our guests staying loved it. In summary if you're looking for a great looking venue with atmosphere, sensational food, and faultless service then Rathsallagh is for you!
Karen and Remi
Wedding date 20th October 2017
We had our wedding in Reception in Rathsallagh in October 2017. Everything was just perfect. The rooms, the meal, the service, the way the room was set up with our few little 'bits and props'. We particularly loved when we were brought to our room after the drinks reception for a breather.. it was much needed and we wouldn't have gotten the opportunity if you hadn't suggested it. Padraig was particularly grateful for the Jameson and coke provided at his dinner place before the speeches!! :) It was so lovely to hear so many glowing stories from our guests of the amazing individual service they received. Every story we heard, every single guest was made to feel special and we really appreciate that. One of our guests was a chef in a restaurant in Jersey who are currently working towards their Michelin star. He was hugely impressed with his rare beef. He even conceded that his restaurant could not pull off beef cooked to that standard with such a large crowd. So serious compliments to the chef. The meal overall was excellent and everyone seemed very happy. Could go on and on but just wanted to say a huge thank you. We couldn't recommend Rathsallagh more to any newly engaged couple!
Sara and Padraig
Wedding Date: 22nd Sep 2017
The staff at Rathsallagh were exceptional. I couldn't fault anything about the day as it went so smoothly, all thanks to Stephen the duty manager and Julie and Catherine the wedding coordinators. It was a picture perfect day with some of the leaves having turned amber in the early autumn month, the country house was just stunning ! Our guests are still raving about the food, service, the amazing bedrooms (some who claim could fit their cars in, as their rooms were so big!! ) and the function room which was decorated so beautifully, especially the flower arrangements that came from the walled gardens. We couldn't have picked a better venue...thanks to all the team at Rathsallagh!
Rosie and Sean
Wedding Date: 8th Sep 2017
We couldn't have asked for a whole lot more from Rathsallagh, the staff are super friendly and helpful. We wanted a laid back day so that we could enjoy the occasion and we got a day that was completely stress free for us and our guests. The meal was excellent and not one guest had a negative thing to say about any aspect of the service, food or venue. Highly recommend Rathsallagh to anyone it is a unique venue with great character and charm , the staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. I found them to be willing to bend over backwards to help with all manner of questions and issues that pop up in the run up to the big day.
Marie and Andrew
Wedding Date: 27th Aug 2017
We recently got married In Rathsallagh and from start to finish the whole experience was out of this world. From when we met with the co-coordinators to the day after the wedding, every one could not do enough for us. The service we received was extremely personal and friendly. There was never a question or request that was too big or not possible- they tried to accommodate every little detail that we requested. I really could not rate this venue high enough, 5 stars does not come close to doing it justice!
Michelle and Alan
Wedding Date: 10th August 2017
Wow where to start. Rathsallagh is such a special place and my husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice. We were organizing the wedding from Canada so didn't get to see the grounds until a few days before the wedding! Even so from the pictures and the communication with Joe, Gillian, Catherine and the team we knew it was going to be perfect. The girls were so helpful with all the back and forth e-mails leading up to the day, nothing was a bother. Words could not describe how I felt pulling up to Rathsallagh in person and walking around the grounds for the first time, it was beyond my imagination. We had made it a 2 day celebration and most of us stayed for 3 nights. All the rooms were stunning and we managed to get a gorgeous day so were able to have the ceremony in the outdoor gardens along with the reception which was a dream!! The walled gardens were also perfect for our first look with our photographers! From the moment we were on site the staff took such good care of us. They all went above and beyond and all of our guests took notice. The food was delicious, 5 star on both the wedding and the BBQ and the breakfasts were also delicious with so many options! Special thanks to Gillian and Stephen for taking such good care of us, they were brilliant. All our guests are still raving about the best wedding ever! Thanks Rathsallagh!!! We will be back for sure!
Chelsie and Brian
Wedding Date: 28th Jul 2017
Pending review The most magical day- our wedding at Rathsallagh July 2017 We had our wedding reception in Rathsallagh in July 2017. The whole day was perfect from beginning to end. The reception started at 3.30 and finished at 6am! With 18 months of planning Catherine, Gillian and Julie could not do enough for us. We planned our wedding from New Zealand and the communication was just excellent. We had many beautiful venues to choose from and are 100% happy that we chose Rathsallagh. The grounds are spectacular in the summer and the drinks reception can be held in the walled garden or the front garden looking out on the grounds- both locations equally as nice. The wedding coordinators and staff here are excellent and the O'Flynn family should be very proud of what they have achieved. The guest rooms are very spacious, well decorated, comfortable and luxurious.The only downside (and our guests all agreed) was that we had to leave the next day!! Having said that, we had an impromptu music session after breakfast and guests were still hanging around well after 1pm and at no stage did staff approach us to leave the grounds- nicely done. There was a great sense of personal touch throughout the day- Kay O' Flynn, one of the owners, even walked with my husband and I from the gardens to the Pavilion offering her congratulations and checking if there was anything more they could do for us on the day, while she carried the train of my dress. Good food was top of our list of priorities and after a mammoth tasting session in January we were so pleased with the food on the day N.B the pork belly starter is TO DIE FOR and our guests were all begging for more. Cooking for 120 people can't be easy but each dish was beautifully presented and the meals all delicious. Many of the venues we viewed had a sense of conveyer-belt-weddings about them and it was truly off putting- Rathsallagh really sets itself apart in this way. It is obvious that the O'Flynns care more about making your day perfect than making a large profit and for this reason they will continue to host wedding for decades to come. Thank you for everything, Mr and Mrs Douglas. Wellington, New Zealand xx
Wedding Date: 15th Jul 2017
I don't even know where to begin writing this review of the most important day of our lives. Every single thing was perfect from start to finish and we honestly wouldn't change a thing. The wedding team: We first met with Catherine back in August 2015. Rathsallagh was our last viewing of 10 places within 3 days (we live in London so did it all in one go), and we just knew straight away that it was the place for us. I felt in safe hands from the very beginning, all the ladies on the wedding team are amazing - always replied to emails promptly, answered all my questions and nothing ever seemed to be a problem. They were so helpful with every aspect of the wedding. We decided to have the wedding reception on a Saturday and a BBQ on the Sunday - it was such a good decision as we had the place to ourselves all weekend and got to relax a bit more on Sunday! All the staff working across the weekend were so amazing, Steve & Mary were such a calming presence on the day (I don't think there was any issues and if there was I still don't know about them!!) and making everything work behind the scenes. Steve is a real credit to Rathsallagh - he is such a lovely guy. The food was absolutely out of this world all weekend. For our wedding meal we chose the beef and it was amazing - cooked to order for every person. Breakfast was the nicest we've ever had. And the BBQ on Sunday - wow. It really exceeded my expectations. The range of salads and food in general was incredible. A local man- Dermot - provided the pig on the spit for the BBQ and it was soo so delicious and he was such an interesting and nice guy. I was blown away when I saw the pavilion and how beautifully Rathsallagh had decorated it. I dropped down decorations, guest book, candy table etc.the week of the wedding and they placed it all out on the morning. It was just perfect and so amazing to see it all come together after all the months of planning and ordering things! Everyone was so impressed with the accommodation, as were we. I can't wait until we can go back and stay again! Our guests are still talking about the wedding and we had so many wonderful comments about Rathsallagh. Thank you so much for bringing our dream wedding to life!
Keith & Amy Byrne xx
Wedding Date: 22nd June 2017
Rathsallagh House...where do I start!! We recently got married at Rathsallagh House in June 2017 and what a venue! We received amazing service from the minute we contacted Rathsallagh for information. We live abroad and not only did Joe respond in detail to every question we had, he also kindly held a Skype call with us to view the grounds. Joe talked us through every room and every possibility for our wedding day and included some great stories and laughs for us too. We knew right away that this was the venue for us! The planning of the wedding couldn't have been easier with the lovely ladies at Rathsallagh. These wedding planners don't miss a thing!! Planning a wedding from abroad is not easy, but they helped in every way. They prompted us at the right times and provided templates and spreadsheets to make the preparations that much easier. They were always kind, understanding and responded to our emails immediately. They took away so much of our stress and we are so grateful for that! We decided to stay at Rathsallagh the night before our wedding. This was one of the best decisions we could have made! It was so exciting turning up the day before and having the extra time to prepare. The staff were unbelievable from the minute we arrived! The men had planned to play golf while the ladies prepared and completed finishing touched. The staff took care of all the heavy lifting and told the men to go have fun :) I will never forget how helpful the staff were at this time. In particular, to my Mum. My Mum was not well and they treated her like a Queen and ensured she was comfortable. They showed her to her room, brought her tea and sandwiches and took care of her all afternoon so that I could continue with the preparations. That is not the type of service you come by every day and it meant so much to me. That evening we enjoyed a beautiful meal with our close family and friends. It was the perfect way to begin our celebrations! The day of our wedding was perfect from start to finish. The lovely wedding planners checked in with me several times while getting ready to see if I wanted food or drink, or anything for that matter!! We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day which made the grounds look twice as beautiful as they already are! The rooms, as we already knew, were spectacular. It was so lovely hearing all the guests speak about their rooms and the different characteristics each one had. The meal was perfect in every way! The service, the food, the atmosphere. All our guests raved about the food for days after. Everything ran smoothly and if something went wrong, we were none the wiser! The staff know what they are doing and planned it to perfection. The checked in with me from time to time, but never bothered us. They advised that we have a family member or friend as a point of contact to make decisions for us on the day if we were busy, which was a wonderful idea. The two days we spent at Rathsallagh is a time we will never forget. It felt like home! It will always have a special meaning to us and we couldn't be more thankful to Joe and all the staff. If I could give someone one piece of advice if they are considering booking Rathsallagh, DO IT! And book in for the night before too... you wont regret it :)
Sarah and Paul
Wedding Date: 25th May 2017
From the minute we drove up the avenue to view Rathsallagh house for the first time we were sold and knew it was our venue. The old world charm and stunning setting of the hotel was just what we wanted for our special day. There were so many options for our ceremony and the fact that you have exclusive use of the venue for your wedding was just what we wanted as we were having a small wedding. The staff are so warm and friendly and the food is excellent. The rooms are all decorated differently and each and every one of them are stunning. The grounds of the hotel are really well maintained and there are so many beautiful opportunities for photographs within the estate that there's no need to go off elsewhere and spend ages away from your guests. We had our ceremony in the walled garden and the drinks reception followed afterwards in the same place, we were blessed with a scorcher of a day and so everyone enjoyed their drinks in the sun. Having the ceremony and reception in the one place made for a very relaxed day, we knew we were in great hands. It's not hard to see why Rathsallagh were voted Wedding Venue of the year. They deserve all the recognition they have gotten. So many of our guests spoke about how friendly and helpful each and every member of the staff were. Rathsallagh is now our very special place and we hope to return frequently for years to come.
Sinead and Ondrej
Wedding Date: 1st May 2017
We had our wedding at Rathsallagh on 1st May 2017 and had the best day of our lives. We only went to see one other venue before choosing Rathsallagh as we fell in love with the place on our first visit. We loved the relaxed, homely atmosphere and Joe made us feel right at home, treating us to coffee and the nicest homemade biscuits ever. Having heard great things about their food, we were relieved when we went for our tasting and found the food to be fantastic. We also went to Sunday lunch with both sets of parents before the big day and we’d highly recommend this – the food was exceptional and we had a fantastic afternoon in anticipation of the big day. With regards to the planning of the day, the wedding coordinators were all amazing. We had contact with Catherine, Gillian and Julie, as well as Maeve who was very quick at getting back to any queries we had. All of the girls were fantastic to deal with. From booking the date in, right up to the day itself they were so organized and all over everything. Catherine was with us on the day itself and she was so so welcoming when we arrived after the ceremony. She even trekked around the grounds to find us when we were off getting our photos taken to say goodbye and that Stephen would be stepping in for the evening. Stephen was an absolute gentleman, and even though we were running a bit behind time coming into the room for dinner as our photographer had taken us off, he didn’t rush us at all. We were blessed to have a sunny afternoon so everyone was out in the garden for the drinks reception which really added to the day. We loved that the place was ours for the day and all the staff really do make you feel at home. All of our guests raved about the delicious food, the amazing staff, the beautiful bedrooms and the stunning grounds. Overall, we would have no hesitation in recommending Rathsallagh for your wedding. Rathsallagh have gotten the balance exactly right of making you feel like you are the only person ever to get married there and making it feel so special, but with the experience and understanding of running a wedding event so everything runs like clockwork. Special thanks also to Joanne, Tomas and Andrew for setting up and looking after us so well. We wish we could do it all again and will definitely be returning for Sunday lunch and an overnight stay soon so we can reminisce!
Aly & Paul
Wedding Date: 21st April 2017
Rathsallagh House is a very special place, and we feel extremely lucky that we got to have our wedding here. Our priorities were an amazing and unique venue with great food and a warm welcoming atmosphere; Rathsallagh provided this like no other venue could. Gillian, our wedding coordinator, is an absolute gem - from start to finish she provided the personal touch and made us feel as if we were the only couple to ever get married at Rathsallagh! On the day itself, everything ran so smoothly and this is solely thanks to Rathsallagh's depth of experience and attention to detail. We had a humanist wedding on site, and everybody loved the relaxed intimate atmosphere in the beautiful wood-panelled room. In addition, the stunning grounds make the perfect backdrop for our photos. Our guests are still raving about the spectacular bedrooms, the delicious food, and the great service at the wedding. We actually visited Rathsallagh the night after we got engaged so it will always have a special place in our hearts and we look forward to visiting it again and again for years to come. We cannot fault our wedding experience in any way, our only hope now is that one of our friends gets married at Rathsallagh so we have the pleasure of being a guest. Thanks to all the team at Rathsallagh for making our wedding day so special.
Danielle and Liam
Wedding Date: 7th April 2017
The most important thing I can say about this venue is that we cannot compliment our wedding coordinator (Gillian) or any of the wider Rathsallagh team enough. From start to finish, they aimed to make our preparation as easy as possible and we hadn't the slightest concern leading up to the day that what we'd hoped for wouldn't be delivered. The grounds, house, rooms are all beautiful and our guests loved everything about their experience. As the bride and groom, we had a fantastic day and couldn't have asked for better. We can't wait to go back.
Aoife and Eamonn
Wedding Date: 24th February 2017
We loved the venue and are so happy we chose to have it there. It is 5 star in every aspect but instead of that feeling where you feel slightly out of place because of that its the absolute opposite because its like walking into a good friend or relations home when you arrive and you are always given a warm welcome! From dealing with Joe at the start when he listened to what we wanted and offered a package there and then to suit without any hidden extra's, onto dealing with coordinators throughout who were really helpful and to the day itself. The day was perfect. The venue looked great, the staff did a great job, everyone had loads to eat and drink and a few people said it was the best meal they have had at a wedding. The room looked great and anyone that had a room really loved it. We will always have fond memories of the day and a large part of that is down to Rathsallagh as a venue and the staff that run it. Couldn't fault it at all and will be hoping we can return for a weekend ourselves or just to another wedding!
Peter and Elaine
Wedding Date: 8th December 2016
Our wedding at Rathsallagh House was perfect. From the setting, to the food and accommodation. However the staff stood out. The level of service we received from booking our wedding to the day itself was second to none. I would highly recommend it as a wedding venue. Both our family and our guests had a fantastic experience. Thank you.
Maeve & Paolo
Wedding Date: 12th November 2016
I cannot tell you how perfect Rathsallagh was for our wedding day. Choosing Rathsallagh as a venue was the best decision of our wedding planning – from day one, you took every worry and question out of our hands and gave us back answers and confidence. We felt totally at ease with every stage of the planning, as it felt like you had everything under control and in hand. In the lead-up to the actual wedding day you could not have been more helpful – even taking our crazy little personal touches, and setting them up for us in the venue so that we didn’t have to even think about them on the wedding day. As for the wedding day itself – I woke up feeling completely calm and confident about the venue, and I tell you, on a morning where so much else can be crazy and out-of-control, it was a wonderful feeling to know that I had nothing to worry about with arriving at Rathsallagh. I knew that everything would be perfect, and it absolutely was. Our guests have not stopped talking about our wedding, and lots of that chat comes down to how beautiful the venue was, how amazing their rooms were, how delicious the food was and how friendly and helpful the staff were. From our older guests to our very young, they all felt happy, looked after and totally comfortable – right into the early hours of the morning, when staff were still there to assist with a smile on their faces. I was just perfect in every way.
I honestly can’t even tell you how happy Rathsallagh made us, and how much it helped to make our wedding day so unbelievably special and wonderful. Thank you all so much for everything you did to make it that way, and for the care and attention you gave us that made us feel as though we were the only wedding you were dealing with – a tremendous feat in a busy venue, but we honestly felt like we were the only people you were looking after, that’s how well we were looked after by you all. Thank you all, again, for making our wedding day so absolutely perfect.
Sarah and Alan
Wedding Date: 22nd October 2016
All we can say is that everything was just AMAZING! We couldn’t have imagined a better day & weekend. Over the last 14 months Julie & Catherine did everything in their power to make our day absolutely amazing & we cant thank them enough! We have already recommended Rathsallagh to all our friends who are now engaged & will continue to do so. Many of our guests commented on how amazing the lamb was, but also the food the day after, people said this was just incredible! Food was hugely important to us in planning our day & Rathsallagh far exceeded our expectations! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our dream come alive!
Fiona and Greg
Wedding Date: 1st October 2016
Rathsallagh truly is the dream wedding venue. Everything was perfect from the day we booked. All the wedding planners are very experienced and Gillian in particular provided us with great help and advice throughout. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue was in particular the food and staff. We stayed the night after our wedding too which was great as you really get to enjoy the house and gardens.
Fiona and Mike
Wedding 15th September 2016.
We had the pleasure of celebrating our marriage in Rathsallagh on 15th September 2016. Having viewed a number of venues, we booked Rathsallagh back in August 2015, and from that moment, Catherine and the team made us feel that we were the only couple getting married this year! Catherine was always available to us whenever we had a query or needed help, and the entire management and staff always made us so welcome when we visited in the run up to the big day. We had our ceremony in the walled garden, followed by drinks reception and dinner in the Pavilion. Our guests were completely blown away by the venue, the atmosphere and the character of Rathsallagh – we really felt we were in our own piece of heaven for the day. I cannot thank Catherine, Joe, Stephen and all the lovely people in Rathsallagh House who helped make our day so so special, from the welcome we received when we arrived to get ready, right through to when we left the following day – the professionalism and hard work you all put into Rathsallagh was evident – it will always have a special place in our memories. Thanks again for such a great day
Kevin and Ian
Wedding Date: 10th September 2016
My wife and I got married here on September 10th, and it was an unbelievable day. We first visited Rathsallagh on a trip home (both Irish based living in New York) in March 2015, and we immediately knew it was exactly what we wanted for our wedding – from the grounds, to the house, the pavilion, and staff everything was how we wanted it. The majority of the wedding planning was done via email and some phone calls. The ladies who look after the weddings at Rathsallagh, are nothing short of class. Gillian, Catherine, Julie and the others i’m sure We are forgetting, could not help enough and their advice was very much welcomed. They made planning a long distance wedding something quite manageable, if not easy. We would have been lost without them. When the day itself arrived, the grounds and house were pristine. While the original plan was drinks in the walled garden, there was a threat of rain so they were moved to the restaurant and front lawn. This worked out perfectly, as it turned into a beautiful day with a lot of people setting up on the tables and chairs on the lawn. The dinner itself was excellent. Good food was something we were focused on and it surpassed all expectations. The staff were excellent. Stephen the duty manager could not do enough for us, and was always available for anything we needed. Overall the day was everything we could have wanted. We have been told countless times by our guests that the wedding was the best they have ever been to and that was made possible by the wonderful people at Rathsallagh.
Clodagh and Kyle
Wedding Date: 5th August 2016
Review content: Rathsallagh House was an amazing venue to have our wedding in. The wedding planners were very helpful, responsive and accommodating. On the day of the wedding the staff as a whole were so professional, they anticipated our every need and went beyond the call of duty in providing services to our guests. The venue is beautiful, it exudes a unique charm and character that helped to create a wonderful ambiance for the day of our wedding. The food in Rathsallagh is superb, we have been complimented repeatedly since our wedding day on how the food was of such a high standard. The staff of Rathsallagh helped to make sure our day went off without a hitch and I would certainly recommend it as a venue to any newly engaged couples.
Nikola and Timothy
Wedding date: 10th July 2016
Having found Rathsallagh House online while searching for a unique venue for our wedding from Australia, I instantly fell in love with what I saw! During a brief visit home I met with Joe, the owner, who showed me around and I was sold straight away! Our wedding was a dream come true and everything about it turned out to be perfect for us. Rathsallagh House was a wonderful venue and for the 2 days we spent there it was a home away from home. Many of our guests had travelled from Australia and they completely fell in love with Rathsallagh house, its surrounds, comfort, charm and the fact that it was all ours for the 2 days. The staff tended to our every need. A very special thanks to Catherine, our amazing wedding coordinator who granted our every request and made everything run so smoothly. Also to Ben, Charlie, Miriam and Dermot. We would highly recommend it to anyone planning a wedding in Ireland! The venue is completely unique and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We cannot thank everyone enough and we hope to be back to visit again very soon!
Jennifer and Arash
Wedding date: 4th June 2016
Having looked for a venue in Wicklow for a few months, Rathsallagh and the staff of Rathsallagh were a breath of fresh air. Far from their pretentious and unhelpful rivals in Wicklow, the staff of Rathsallagh were warm and welcoming long before they even knew we were a potential wedding couple. Everything was clear, concise and stress free in the lead up to the wedding but it was their level of detail on the day of the wedding that just blew me away. We didn’t hear of any issues that arose on the day because everything was dealt with by Rathsallagh staff. The fact the bride was coeliac was no trouble at all, I was followed around by gluten free food all day! On our sunny wedding day the beautiful private grounds and house seemed a million miles away from the cues of traffic as the rest of the Ireland scrambled to Glendalough for the good weather. I really couldn’t fault Rathsallagh and I cant thank Gillian, Patricia and the team enough.
Jessica & John
Wedding date: 27th May 2016
We would like to thank everyone at Rathsallagh so much for how perfectly our wedding day went. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and so did all of our guests. Everyone commented on how seamless the whole day was and how beautiful Rathsallagh was as a venue. We wish we could do it all over again! We are very much looking forward to coming back to Rathsallagh in the future.
Rachel & Darragh
Wedding Date 29th April 2016
Dear Trish, Catherine, Gillian, Joe, Julie and all the wonderful staff in Rathsallagh. Thank you all so much for making our wedding day on the 29th of April one we will never ever forget.
From the moment we arrived at Rathsallagh House at our initial meeting in October, we fell in love with the place. It is such a beautiful house, both inside and outside. And the grounds are fabulous. The staff are amazing. Rathsallagh is a place where I instantly feel relaxed.
The first couple of times I came to Rathsallagh House, I started asking people their names so I could compliment them to a Manager at a later date. But the more I visit, the more names I gather! Literally every staff member I met has been professional, courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and extremely friendly and personable. I feel as though the staff are happy in their work and it shines through in how they deal with guests. They genuinely did everything they could to make me feel special, not just on our wedding day, at the initial appointment and at the tasting, on the wedding day and the following day at breakfast and when we were checking out. Rathsallagh House is a beautiful place but really, it’s the warm hospitality that makes it.
The wedding planners were all fantastic. It was great to have a team of people looking after us. All our emails were responded to in a very timely and efficient manner. We could always get through on the phone. And we really felt like nothing was a problem. Organising a wedding is a huge undertaking. But organizing a wedding in Rathsallagh House means little or no stress. We were very well looked after and any potential issues were identified and dealt with before they could become problematic to us in any way. I cannot speak highly enough about Trish, Gillian, Catherine and Julie.
The food too was amazing. We were told by a number of people that it was the nicest meal they ever had at a wedding. And there was more than enough food, even for those with very large appetites. The waiters and waitresses and bar staff were all excellent. There was a really lovely young waitress looking after us at the top table. I wish I could remember her name. She had a lovely way with people and kept us all in great spirits as she carried out her duties. Your chef is very talented and he too has a lovely manner and is very much aware of the importance of ensuring guests are happy. At the tasting and the day after the wedding, he made sure we were 100% happy with the food. And really, we couldn’t fault it in any way.
And thank you so much to Joe. I think you knew the day you met us that we loved Rathsallagh House. It really was a dream come true hosting our wedding there. It felt to us like you and your family had opened up your home to us. You met us on the first day, carved our meat for us on the day of the tasting and you were there on the wedding day, in the background, making sure that everything was just so. At breakfast the next morning, I got to meet your father, your daughter and your dog that I had heard all about but had never met at that point. I really felt so welcome by you and all your family. Rathsallagh House is a very special place. You should be so proud of the work that goes on there. Every staff member is an absolute credit to you and to themselves. They represent Rathsallagh so well.
From the bottom of my heart and Fachtna’s, a huge thank you to all the staff in Rathsallagh House. I would be really grateful if you could pass on my compliments to everyone who was working on our special day and anyone we’ve been in contact with to date. I think we’ve probably met all your staff by now and they really are wonderful. I hope to see you all very soon. I look forward to booking in for a night or two of relaxation and fine dining!! Until then, thank you once again.
Kate & Fachtna
Wedding date: 8th April 2016
I’ve given a top score to Rathsallagh as we were just blown away with our April wedding!! It was everything we imagined and more besides. To be honest, we fell in love with Rathsallagh the moment we drove up the gates and it did not disappoint. Catherine, Gillian, Patricia, Stephen and Sinead and all the staff were amazing! They were all so lovely to deal with and very professional. The food was amazing and the wine flowed. Unfortunately, it rained on our day and were were so disappointed that we couldn’t use the grounds to the fullest extent but we still managed to get some wonderful pictures in the house. Regarding the value I have given it full marks but it is expensive but we valued spending the money here on the good food and drink, service and scenery rather than any other embellishments or extras. We were absolutely thrilled with how everything worked out and we really couldn’t fault a thing only the weather :).
Clara & Pauric
Wedding date: 1st April 2016
Don’t even think about looking anywhere else! We got married three weeks ago and held our reception at Rathsallagh. From the minute we walked in to view the venue a year ago, to the minute we checked out the next day, there is not one thing we could possibly find fault with. The venue itself is stunning, from the drive up (which will completely awe all your guests), to the cosy sitting rooms & receptions rooms, and the fact that each of the bedrooms are decorated individually and beautifully. Someone had said to us before the wedding that the weather won’t matter with Rathsallagh and they were completely right – it rained ALL DAY and we hardly even noticed, we just enjoyed the log fires. The pavilion function room is amazing, and just gets even prettier as the evening goes on, with fairy lights twinkling outside. When chatting about venues, we always agreed that one of the most important aspects of a wedding reception was the food. Rathsallagh has to be one of the best places I have ever eaten, and not just in Ireland! The tasting meal last November was incredible but there is always the worry that catering for a large wedding party won’t be the same – I don’t know why i ever doubted. We had the beef, which is cooked to order of preference for each guest (where else would you find this?!) and guests are still talking about it weeks later. Most important was their attention to detail – we had a number of coeliacs at the wedding (including myself) and not only was this catered for with no hassle, we had g/f canapes, g/f midnight feast and cream brulee offered to guests for dessert instead of the usual fruit salad I’m used to. Staff made such an effort to ensure that g/f guests were found for the midnight feast no matter where they had moved to. I could go on and on about the venue, food etc., but the biggest reason I would do it all over again in heartbeat in Rathsallagh is their staff. We first met with Catherine on the viewing and the first thing that came across was how much she loved the place. Not only did she take an hour showing us around that day, she also took time again a couple days later to meet with my parents and show them around, although unplanned. From the day we booked Rathsallagh, we had absolutely nothing to worry about. All of the staff that I dealt with were so lovely and couldn’t do enough to help us out and answer any queries quickly. The biggest thing for me was that on the day (and since), all of our guests have spoken so highly of the staff there. Mags & Steven looked after the day itself and I think the majority of our guests got to talk to them at some stage, there was literally nothing they didn’t have covered. I could go on and on but just go view this place and BOOK IT! Oh and maybe invite us to the wedding, I could totally go for another one of those dinners :-).
Orla & Gerard
Wedding date: 3rd January 2016
I don’t normally post reviews but on this occasion it is a must. We recently got married here & I can’t say a big enough thank you to the wedding team for all their help. They were absolutely amazing throughout the whole process and made my job so much easier & also made our day as fantastic as it was! I’ve heard numerous comments from our guests on the day of and after the fact about the beautiful setting,great rooms,friendly and efficient service etc.. Myself & Charlie were discussing on honeymoon about the day itself and if we would change anything but the common theme was that we would do it all over again in Rathsallagh without a doubt. We had a great night the night before also and everyone was super helpful. As part of the bridal party on the day we were all very impressed with how relaxed but also efficient the service was. I would highly recommend it & i have no doubt that we will be back celebrating our 1st Anniversary there.
Tara & Charles
Wedding date: 27th November 2015
I have been overwhelmed with the whole Team at Rathsallagh house from the moment I met them to the weekend of our wedding. The team there from the Wedding Co-ordinators, Duty Manager, Bar and Waiting staff have been wonderful. We stayed the night before and the night after our wedding and we were blown away by the quality and professionalism of every single member of staff at all times, not only to ourselves but to our guests, it was 10star service all the way, if that even exists! The day of the wedding ran like clockwork, we were made to feel by the Wedding Planners and all staff that we were the most important people in the world and they showed genuine excitement for us on our big day, I don’t think I could ask for anything to be done any differently the only sad part was that we had to leave Rathsallagh on Sunday. I would have absolutely no hesitation to recommend this venue to any future couples – enjoy the luxury and first class treatment without paying first class prices. Hospitality at it’s very finest.
Catherine & Des
Wedding date: 26th October 2015
We would like to write our comments as to how special Rathsallagh House & staff were for wedding. We had an amazing wedding day in Rathsallagh on Monday October 26th. We wish to comment in particular on the food and wine which were delicious and were really enjoyed by all the guests. Also the staff, in particular: Gillian, Stephen, Catherine, Patricia, Sinead and all the serving and house-keeping staff who went out of their way to accommodate all our requests and were so friendly and accommodating on the day and throughout all the planning. I still don’t know how Gillian remembered everything! We had a lot of requests such as last minute changes to the seating plan, extra beds required in the rooms for children, stickers under the plates for prizes, podiums, microphone, stand up tables, play tables!!! Rathsallagh House also allowed both families to get ready beforehand in the hotel, my family in the Orangerie and Hugh’s in the Kilbarry room. It meant that we had a lovely morning with everyone together and it wouldn’t have been the same getting ready in a B&B or in Dublin and then traveling down. So thank you all so much for making our day so lovely, intimate and relaxing. It was exactly how we wanted it to be.
Clare & Hugh
Wedding date: 10th September 2015
I can honestly say without any hesitation whatsoever that Rathsallagh deserved the highest rating in all categories that I can give, our day and the lead up to was so fantastic on all levels, the venue, atmosphere, food, staff; from professionalism to the friendly and relaxed manner in which it was received. Rathsallagh certainly has something special to offer, of course that is said without a biased opinion based on personal experiences from other weddings I have attended. I would say to any bride to strongly consider Rathsallagh as your venue you most definitely would not be disappointed, I just wish I could do it all again! I am happy to offer further feedback or answer any questions for any brides.
Jessica & John
Wedding date: 6th August 2015
We had our wedding in Rathsallagh in August this year. For any bride/groom that are looking for the most beautiful country venue with the most magnificent surrounding grounds, this is the one! The O’Flynn family and Catherine, (the wedding co-coordinator) and her team made us so relaxed from the start – her can-do; easing going, yet unbelievably organised attitude made the run up to the wedding extremely calm and enjoyable. She was always so cheerful and helpful. We could never have envisaged the outcome on our wedding day. The reception surpassed all of our expectations. The grounds of Rathsallagh are really out of this world. We visited in winter when booking our wedding and it really is a venue for any time of the year. From the roaring turf fires and cosy feels in winter to the stunning walks around the grounds in spring time. Our summer wedding reception started off in the walled garden where our champagne reception was held. We also had our photos taken here so we felt we weren’t missing out on any of the fun with our guests! A really special start to our celebrations. Our wedding meal was 10/10 – there is no other way to describe it. The beef was cooked to your liking which was a big talking point amongst our guests because generally at weddings beef is cooked the same way for all guests, followed by the mouth-watering warm berry crumble with homemade vanilla ice-cream! Topped off with an outstanding service. The big oak tree on the grounds lit up with fairy lights at dusk while guests sat outside watching the sun set was a superb sight! The dedicated and helpful staff working in Rathsallagh really made our day for us! Stress free and absolutely nothing was a problem from start to finish. Their helpfulness and on-point execution of all aspects on the day was truly remarkable. I would highly recommend Rathsallagh to anyone considering wedding locations – its far from just a venue, its an entire experience. We will definitely be back to visit this wonderful place!
Elaine & Alan
Wedding Date: 6th August 2015
As parents of the Bride we were very involved in all the interaction and planning for Elaine & Alans’s wedding on the 6th of August 2015 in Rathsallagh House. Catherine and the team in Rathsallagh House were simply amazing and from beginning to end covered every detail to perfection. The best compliment one can pay to them is that if we had to organize the day again we would change nothing. Real class 10 out of 10!!!
Saidhbh & Pat
Wedding date 8th May 2015
Joe, Catherine and all the team at Rathsallagh. Thank you so much for making our wedding such a wonderful event. We and all of our guests had a fantastic weekend ( despite the weather ). We will always remember having our special day at your gorgeous house. Many thanks.
Sinead & Alan
Wedding Date 17th April 2015
Thank you all so much for an amazing 2 days myself and John spent with yourselves for our recent wedding. It was a pleasure to deal with you Trish and lots of planning and organizing was very obvious to see on both days and every little request I had asked you about was dealt with. From the moment we arrived on the Thursday afternoon we were all very well looked after. Nothing was a problem, all the girls were so helpful and attentive. We had a very enjoyable Steak Night on the Thursday night. The children loved their food and the freedom that afternoon they had, they were also very impressed with their bedrooms. The little touches which included Trish bringing sandwiches to our room while we were getting ready on the Friday morning and also when we arrived back from the church, she came up to myself and my sisters in the room with some canapés was so thoughtful. Our guests since the wedding have been raving about Rathsallagh House saying it was the best wedding they were ever at.
Paula & John
Wedding date 2nd April 2015
The care and attention to detail was second to none. We were treated as though we were the only Wedding this year. Nothing was left to chance. The wedding team had lots of suggestions to help us but took on board all our wishes and requests, making our journey uncomplicated and stress free. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Aoife & Suzanne
Wedding Date: 27th March 2015
This is just a quick note to say thank you so much for making our day even better than we could ever have imagined! The hotel was perfect! The staff were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble! We had countless compliments first of all about the hotel, how lovely, cosy and homely it was. The function room looked amazing! We still have people coming to us saying the food was the best wedding food they have ever had. We must agree, it was amazing! And when the seconds of the meat came out, well all the men thought all their Christmases had come at once! We will be back to enjoy the comfort and surroundings again! Hopefully not before too long!! Thank you so much!
Noelle & Column
Wedding date: 12th March 2015
Addressed to Mary McCann – Dining & Event Supervisor Rathsallagh. – Michael and I are genuinely so grateful to you for everything you did for us on March 12th to ensure that we and all our guests had the most amazing time ever. You made the whole evening flow so smoothly and we are still receiving compliments from so many of those who were with us on the night for the absolute professionalism shown to us all. We thought the venue looked amazing. The dining room was simply beautiful, as were the flowers on the tables and the food was just divine!. And so much of it. It was definitely restaurant standard and the staff were so attentive. For the two days we were there, Rathsallagh felt like a home away from home – and for me that meant everything. I never expected to enjoy the day itself as much as I did. It didn’t fly by and I actually lived every moment of it – something that fills me with joy to have so many happy memories. I was far calmer than I ever thought possible but I know the fact that you and Catherine were in control of everything made it so much easier. But a sincere and heartfelt thank you Mary from both Michael and I for the big part you playing in ensuring that we had such a happy day. We truly did. We will be back soon !
Niamh & Michael