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 2018
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
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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
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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
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
Wedding Date: 24th October 2014
Dear Catherine, Trish, Joe and all the team at Rathsallagh. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for helping to arrange our most perfect wedding reception at Rathsallagh. Catherine and the team couldn’t have been more attentive in the planning process and we really benefited from your guidance and expertise. Joe and Trish welcomed s and our guests so warmly on the big day and we felt so at home as soon as we arrived. As always, the grounds looked absolutely stunning and we couldn’t have been happier with our autumnal wedding photos among the trees. Mary and the team worked wonders at the reception dinner, everything was so well organised and coordinated. Please pass on to the wonderful friendly staff of Rathsallagh. We really appreciated the champagne left in our room- every detail was catered for. We have such fond memories of our wedding day at Rathsallagh – the most perfect venue! We look forward to visiting soon. Aoife and James
Wedding Date: 3rd, 4th October 2014
Dear Catherine and Trish. We wanted to thank you so sincerely for everything you did to make our day so special. We know how much effort you put into everything and it really showed. We are so thrilled with you both as well as all the staff and the venue. We can’t sing praises enough and our guests raved about how amazing everything was. If you ever need to refer anyone to us we would be only delighted to gush about how brilliant you all at Rathsallagh were. We and an amazing time and only wish we could do it all again! April and Seamus
Wedding date: September 2014
THE WEDDING THAT ALMOST NEVER WAS We were married in Rathsallagh House in September 2014. In the July before our wedding my husband’s father became very ill and sadly two weeks before the wedding, he passed away. We were left devastated. It was an extremely emotional time for us and the wedding took a back seat, in fact, we weren’t sure if we would go ahead at all. Hens and Stags had been cancelled the previous month and we had no real will to go ahead with our day without him. Catherine and her team at Rathsallagh were so understanding. In the months that my father-in-law was sick they were a quiet voice in the background, letting us know they were there if we needed them but never once putting pressure on us to make decisions about our day. Catherine was a constant support, she was there to advise when needed. When we finally made the decision to go ahead (10 days before the wedding) Catherine pulled out all the stops. She had been busy with preparations in the background during the previous months and all of the hassle of wedding planning was taken away from us. I can honestly say I did not stress about one thing in the lead up to our wedding as I knew she had it covered which meant we were able to grieve and spend time with my husband’s family in the lead up to the wedding. On the morning of the wedding my father took very ill and had to be taken by ambulance to hospital. He suffers from arthritis and literally could not get out of the bed, his pain was that bad. The paramedics felt that once they got him to the hospital and administered some pain relief (morpheine no less!) that he would be able to make the wedding. They took his suit and wash bag with them in the ambulance and told me he’d see me at the church. We delayed the wedding by 1.5hrs. My Welsh cousin went with my Dad but he wasn’t sure of the way back to our church venue so Naas hospital paid for a taxi for my Dad and drove him back to Wicklow, suited and booted and ready to walk his daughter down the aisle. This naturally delayed our reception and again Rathsallagh were amazing. Patricia was there on the day and everything had to be pushed back by a few hours, and nothing was a problem. I wasn’t exactly thinking straight in the run up to the wedding and one of the errors I made was leaving at least 6 people off my seating plan (including my brother and sister-in-law ????). I wasn’t even told about it, Trish had them seated before I even knew there was a problem. I was told not to worry, it’s all sorted. The food on the day was amazing. We didn’t sit down to our meal until 7 that evening and had almost 200 guests and everything was just perfect. They couldn’t have looked after us better. I cannot recommend Rathsallagh highly enough. The venue is so beautiful, the food is amazing (I haven’t even mentioned the tasting day which was such a fabulous experience), Catherine is an absolute gem, I’ve never met someone who can do their job so well almost under the radar, she’s constantly working away and doing her best for you in the background but to say she is a silent pillar of strength by your side is an understatement. We needed all the help we could get and she didn’t disappoint. I haven’t even mentioned the girl who followed me down to the very end of the walled garden with a platter of food while our photographer was busy taking pics, because she had overheard me say to my bridesmaid “I’m starving” as I got out of our bridal car. I wish I could remember her name. And I haven’t mentioned the numerous compliments I received from our guests about everything from the food, to the staff, to the accommodation and the breakfast … oh the breakfast, yum! And the fact that you have the entire house to yourself makes it feel so much more personal. I cannot recommend Rathsallagh highly enough. Our hearts just weren’t in it in the lead up to the wedding and Catherine and her team turned our “let’s just do it and get it over with” attitude on its head and I can honestly say that in spite of the heartache of the previous weeks and the worry of the wedding morning, we had an amazing day and have beautiful memories to cherish from our day, made possible by Rathsallagh. Cian and Nichey
Wedding Date: 30th August 2014
To Trish, Catherine and all at Rathsallagh. A very belated thank you for all the amazing work you did on our wedding day last August. We had the most magical day. From the moment we went to view the venue, we felt at home. We had such a fabulous weekend and the food at the barbeque the next day was just great too. Our guests are still raving about the food and what a great venue it is. We only picked up our wedding album this week and the photos on Rathsallagh grounds are so beautiful. We look forward to coming back to visit soon. Lorraine and Brian
Wedding Date : 25th August 2014
We would like to thank you for our wedding day a truly beautiful and very special day. Thank you to all the wonderful staff and very professional wedding coordinators a particular thanks to Catherine nothing was too much trouble our guests will always remember the magic that is Rathsallagh. Margaret and Raymond
Wedding Date: 18th July 2014
Dear Catherine, Gillian and Patricia and all the rest of the team that looked after us so well at Rathsallagh on the 18th of July this year. We had a lovely day and you all took super care of us and our guests. Catherine thank you for organising the blue room for our winter weekend break to Rathsallagh it was lovely to see the house at a different time of the year. Liah and Robert
Wedding Date: 17th April 2014
To all the wedding staff, thank you so much for making our wedding day a special day, a day that we will never forget. The service and care that all the staff showed us was unforgettable. Rathsallagh looked beautiful and the reception room was just perfect for us to celebrate with our friends and family. The beef that was served is still being spoken about amongst our friends, it was excellent. Thank you again for all your help. Joanna and Tadhg
Wedding Date: 5th April 2013
Gillian, Trish and Catherine were the best. We didn’t have one single worry on the day from our belongings being brought to our room for us to a bottle of champagne and sasandwichs in the room for us when we returned in the early hours. It was the most amazing day. Everybody is still talking about it. I don’t know why somebody wouldn’t get married at Rathsallagh. I want to do it all over again and wouldn’t change a thing. – Kerrie Anne & Barry
Wedding Date: 21st June 2013
Rathsallagh was amazing from start to finish. Catherine & the girls really looked after us. On our first visit we were given tea & coffee & cookies – lovely teapots and cutlery! 2nd visit with my parents we had amazing soup and sambos – deelish. The wedding day itself was the best day in my life, and everyone is still talking about it, I couldn’t fault a thing plus you were really kind to our dog, Tigger, which meant a lot, we can’t wait to go down to visit you for a night soon. All dealings leading up to the wedding date where hassle free and a pleasure working with the girls, I knew I was in safe hands. I would love to do it all again and I wouldn’t change a thing! – Sinead & Paul