We would like to say a huge thanks to Fiona, Charley and all the staff from The Kingsley. We were originally due to get married in Rome in August 2020 and were planning to host a BBQ reception at The Kingsley for the people who couldn’t make it to Rome. When we decided to cancel the ceremony in Rome, they allowed us to repurpose the booking and create a wedding day that was bespoke, intimate and perfect for us. They worked very closely with us to create the perfect day. Due to their close connections with the Irish Hotel Federation, they were always up to speed with the latest Government guidelines and thankfully, we were never in a situation where we had to roll back guest invitations like some people in a similar situation! We had 42 guests in total and everyone commented on the food (which was exceptional), the venue which was beautifully laid out and the staff which were beyond professional, friendly and very relaxed. Everyone felt safe and the adherence to the restrictions was done in a friendly manner. We had a fantastic day and a lot of it came down to how The Kingsley and their staff approached the day.
We knew The Kingsley was the Hotel for Wedding the moment we walked through the door. Every staff member were so helpful, friendly and made us feel so welcome. It was an easy decision to say yes to The Kingsley. The hotel is very impressive both on the outside but also on the inside. All of our guests still compliment the hotel and its facilities, locality but mainly its overall charm.
Charley was our Wedding Co-Ordinator and from first meeting her we knew we were in safe hands. She is very friendly, down to earth and listened to our ideas and dreams about how our Wedding Day would plan out. She was at the other end of phone or an email to answer any queries we had. She played a great role on the day and made our day run very smoothly. Also we were taken up to the Penthouse before our arrival into our reception which allowed us to spend some time together which was very special to us. The Penthouse is out of this world and amazing. Also the view was so amazing and was beautiful for us to look out on whilst taking photos. It was so nice to have the luxury of it and feel like a celebrity for the night.
The food we received for our wedding was superb and of very high quality. The food came out so impressively and was served to our guests in an excellent manner which we had never seen before at a Wedding. Everyone was eating at the same time. All our awkward food requests were accommodated without hesitation.
The staff members at The Kingsley are excellent at their jobs. They make you feel very welcome every time you see them. We cannot thank Darren enough for all his help as our waiter on our wedding day. He went above and beyond to ensure that us and members of our Bridal Party were taken care of throughout the meal. Irene was our waitress for our Food Tasting and likewise she went above and beyond to accommodate both us and our family members.
“How do you leave a review for a place that truly warrants a visit if you are even thinking of using a hotel for your wedding? Where do I start… from our first time entering the hotel as a Sunday venture to check out the venue and a spot of lunch, resulting in getting a private tour, by Jibin, of all of the hotel facilitates including the penthouse, guest bedrooms and spa, with no appointment made but we were made feel at home. Truthfully, we fell in love with it right there and then, if only for the staff and their genuine attentiveness. On meeting with Paul to discuss the nitty gritty and later on with Roisin for the final details of the day and the lead up, I knew I had no issue with allowing Roisin to roll with and successful pull off all our little quirks, ideas, attention to detail and tastes as nothing was a problem. When organising a wedding you soon find out that it is not possible to do everything yourself but the trick is to discover suppliers that you can trust who will deliver, alleviating you of that particular stress and more time for enjoyment on your special day, this is the Kingsley Hotel for sure. We are married 7 weeks and we are still hearing stories back about the attention to detail, the layout in the drinks reception, the wedding meal and the service down to the bedrooms and breakfast. You say it’s hard to please everyone but not to sound boastful but teaming up with the Kingsley Hotel “Yes it is possible”. Finally the Kingsley team gets 5 stars from us as a wedding venue because they make you and everyone else attending your wedding a part of their family on that day. Thank you for everything and we wish ye all the best in the future.”
“We had our wedding in April and everything from the initial organising to the actual day went off without a hitch. Roisin the event planner kept in touch with me regularly in the months coming up to the wedding and generally made things extremely easy for me. The food on the day was unbelievable and the service from all the staff was second to none. They went above and beyond to make all of us so welcome for the entire weekend and the room for the reception was exceptionally beautiful. I would totally recommend anyone to go look at the Kingsley for their wedding venue. Location, rooms, staff, food...all 5 star.”
“We got married at the Kingsley last Christmas and it was really fantastic. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. I was not exactly Bridezilla; to be honest I was pretty disorganised, planning a wedding on lunch breaks. But we ended up having a great wedding, thanks to the staff at the Kingsley who talked me through the whole thing, suggested great suppliers, and worked really well with all our special requests. My one 'bridezilla' thing was food: I don't eat meat and have loads of allergies, and my husband is also a fussy eater. All our awkward food requests were accommodated without the slightest hassle, and we ended up gorgeous dishes for us and our guests. We were really impressed that every course was served to every table at the same time so we were really having a meal with all our friends rather than us being on dessert while some tables were still getting starters. Lots of our guests commented on this too. The decor in the Kingsley looked gorgeous and we got some really atmospheric photos there. I am delighted we chose the Kingsley for our wedding reception. It could not have gone better and 7 months on we are still hearing compliments on it.”
“Simply outstanding. I can't say enough good things about our wedding day or the run up to it. From the first day we enquired all the way through to the day itself, I really felt like the team in the Kingsley were on board with us. No question was too big or too small, absolutely nothing beyond the care and attention of Michelle our wedding co-ordinator. We had great fun as daft as it sound with Michelle and Paul during our meetings where we gave an over view of what we wanted and they came back with helpful suggestions. It was a complete team event. We absolutely knew we were in good hands. Between the stunning suite for the event to the penthouse set up and the glorious food, we had a great day. I can' say hand on heart things ran more smoothly than I thought possible. Service for us and our guests was important to us and team Kingsley delivered in spades, the care and attention for everyone was brilliant. For probably the millionth time, thanks again to everyone for the help in pulling off our big day. We got so lucky with the weather but we had other great options inside the hotel for photos as well - so it just goes to show, the Kingsley have a solution for everything! I couldn't fault them.”