Miriam & David (Nov 2021)
Waterford Castle made our wedding day as special and stress-free as could be possibly imagined. Gillian and the entire team made sure that everything ran smoothly from start to finish leaving us to enjoy the day and soak up the special atmosphere of this magical place.
Emma & Chris (Nov 2021)
What a weekend! Third time lucky but our wedding was worth the wait and we got lucky that our third attempt fell during the time with no curfew. The island was the perfect venue for our 100 guests to enjoy the wedding in the castle followed by the afters in the golf clubhouse the next day. Everyone was blown away by the Castle and all of the facilities. Gillian guided us with great advice throughout the pandemic so that when the time came it was everything we looked forward to and more.
Linda & Keelan (July 2021)
When we first visited Waterford Castle, we were taken aback by its island location, beautiful setting and, of course, by the magnificent castle itself. But it wasn’t until we met the staff that we truly fell in love with the place. The warmth, kindness and consideration they showed us, from beginning to end, really helped to make the occasion extra special.
Gillian, in particular, was absolutely wonderful at helping us to prepare, and then accomplish, the wedding of our dreams. From making brilliant suggestions to carrying out the finest details from our requests, she was integral to making the day flow as we wanted. Having someone with that kind of experience and attention to detail allowed us to completely relax and enjoy the day, knowing that everything was going to work as we wanted.
Denise & Gordon (Sept 2020)
We cannot thank Gillian and all of the staff in Waterford Castle enough for all they did to make our special day one of the most memorable days of our lives. We wanted and needed for nothing throughout our weekend. Our guests were so well cared for. The venue and estate is beyond magical. The food was fantastic, the service was amazing. From the very first time we met Gillian, nothing was too much trouble, everything was possible - we knew we had found our venue! Gillian thought of everything, her professionalism and attention to detail left nothing to chance. She had a handle on everything from the days leading up to the wedding right up until she helped me with the final finishing touches before I walked up the aisle, you could say she was an honorary bridesmaid/wedding planner and friend all rolled into one. We cannot recommend Waterford Castle enough for your special day, they literally made us feel like we were the King and Queen of our very own castle!
Elaine & Cormac (Feb 2020)
Cormac and I had our wedding at Waterford Castle February 2020. From start to finish Gillian made our experience extremely special, she was always at the end of a phone no matter what we needed. I stayed the night before the wedding with my sister and again we were given first class treatment.
On the morning of the wedding special attention was given to us, Gillian was there to oversee everything. Lunch with Prosecco was delivered to our Suite which was so lovely as it brought everyone together. Everything was perfect, the ceremony, the music seeing family and friends having a wonderful time. The choice of menus was excellent and the wine was perfect. We continued partying until the early hours, it’s great to have the castle as a private venue for the entire night. We played golf the next day to continue with the festivities.
Michelle & Alan (Jan 2020)
I have just returned from spending 2 nights at Waterford Castle for my wedding, no matter what I say here, I probably won’t do the hotel, the staff and Gillian justice. We arrived the day before, and had an informal evening in the bar with bar food, all of which was amazing. I stayed in the Lodges the night before, as did some of our guests, we could not fault them, and the value is fantastic as was remarked on by our guests. The hotel rooms are fantastic old worldly, and couldn’t be faulted.
The staff and the setting of the castle made a big day for us more than memorable, and I can’t thank them enough for that with a special thanks to Gillian (I hope I’m half as good at my job as she is at hers).
Aideen & Fergal (Dec 2019)
The Castle was beautifully decorated and the ambiance on the day was so special, having the Castle to yourself on the day is wonderful. The staff are kind, friendly and each and every one provides a top class service. We were a very happy (and confident) couple arriving the day before our wedding and handing our wedding over to Gillian and her team who were fantastic, calm and nothing was too much trouble or a problem for them. So many guests complimented the beautiful food and staff - as well as the venue - we wish we could do it all again!
Jordan & Steven (Oct 2019)
Planning an overseas destination wedding can be a daunting task, but from the beginning the Waterford Castle staff made it so incredibly easy. From the arrival to the castle to the day we left, everything was perfect. On the day of our wedding, I did not have to worry about one thing and was just able to enjoy the day completely. The staff was prompt, the food was amazing, and the bar was a great time. We had many guests enjoy golfing, clay shooting, and archery on the castle grounds that the staff helped coordinate, which everyone loved! I would pick Waterford Castle over and over again for my wedding venue. It was breathtakingly beautiful and truly a fairy-tale experience made possible by the wonderful staff.
Lesley & Nick (October 2022)
“The staff at Waterford Castle were a pure joy to work with. The entire weekend was truly magical and everything ran so smoothly and to the highest standard. The planning process from start to finish was seamless. Our guests were in awe of the venue and the grounds and we all felt like we were on our own magical private Island for the weekend.
Ample accommodation both within the Castle and the Lodges meant that all our guests were able to stay with us on the Island for the weekend. The friendly and professional welcome from all the staff really added to the experience.
We can’t recommend Waterford Castle highly enough and we’ll cherish our memories forever.”
Eoin & Alan (October 2022)
“Where to begin... Waterford Castle is a dream venue. All in all, we wouldn't change a single thing
about our day at Waterford Castle. They all helped us to create the most magical memories and we
couldn't be more grateful! Go and see it and be wowed...”
Aoife & Micheál (November 2022)
“We cannot praise the team at Waterford Castle highly enough. No request was too big or small. We were organising much of our wedding from the UK but Gillian made everything so easy and stress free. The grounds and the castle itself are absolutely stunning – they were the perfect setting for our
Autumn/ Winter wedding. All of our guests commented on the gorgeous food, setting and accommodation. If you are considering Waterford Castle as a wedding venue, then we would definitely recommend booking!
Thanks again so much to Gillian and team for making the happiest
day of our lives so special.”