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Click on the link below to read all about  Anna & Niall's big day!

Featured in  2016 Spring issue of the Irish Wedding Diary.

The Real Wedding of Anna & Niall

Click on the link below to read all about Fred & Emma's big day!

Featured in 2015 Spring issue of the Irish Wedding Diary.

 

The Real Wedding of Fred & Emma

The Real Wedding of Cathy & Martin -

20th of June 

Hello Ludmila (and the staff of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links),

Thank you so so much for all your help planning the wedding. You were amazing. The day wouldnt have been as great without your help and organisation. All my guests were blown away by the hotel, the service and everything about the wedding. Everyone commented on how relaxed myself and Martin were on the day and how we didnt stop smiling. That was down to yourself and all the staff ensuring the place looked amazing and there were no hitches, so thank you. Please thank Reiss, Geraldine and all the staff on the day, they were amazing!

Thank you again!

Cathy & Martin

23rd April

Michelle & Dan

A huge thank you to your Karen and the team for what was a truly magical wedding day. We chose the venue because of my wonderful childhood memories of Portmarnock Beach and having met with Karen and shown the beautiful hotel interiror, bedromms and Links Suite (which have all been recently renovated we were wowed. The "serect Garden and sandy path to the beach and all the gorgrous locations for wedding photographs and we couldnt be happier with the results. Our wedding reception room was beautiful and intimate and the wedding meal  -every course was sublime ! Our guests who travelled from far and wide, were super impressed with every aspect of the hotel and partied hard until the wee small hours........a special mention must go to the friendly and courteous waiting and bar staff - not forgetting the chef - who were all exceptional. Again thank you Karen, Paul, David and the team who gave us all a wedding day to remember. 

The Real Wedding of Cate & Andy -

23rd of January 

Hello Karen (and the staff of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links),

We wanted to send you and your team a sincere note of thanks for making our wedding so intimate, fun, enjoyable and special. 

All of our guests commented on how relaxed and personal our celebrations were, and we certainly had the beautiful facilities and thoughtfulness of all of the hotel staff on the day to thank for this.

The junior members of our wedding party (and their parents) loved the special attention they received from the waiting staff...and the manager of the Jameson bar certainly made an extremely positive imprint on the memories of all our guests for his humorous banter! But in particular, we both wanted to thank you personally Karen for being present in advance of the ceremony ensuring that everything ran smoothly and efficiently.

We are so pleased we booked Portmarnock Hotel as it truly was the ideal venue for our civil ceremony and wedding celebrations. Thank you all for helping to make our special day so memorable!

Our best wishes, 

Mr & Mrs Jennings

 

The Real Wedding of Sinead & Karol -

 29th of November 2014

We had our wedding at the Portmarnock  hotel and golf links at the end of November 2014. We had a beautiful day. The hotel was delightful, with fabulous food and wine and obliging courteous staff who were kind and helpful beyond our wildest expectations. The honey moon suite was sublime.  A special mention must go to the wedding organiser Ludmilla Murasova, who guided us artfully through the whole preparation with gentle subtlety.  All our guests had a wonderful time and loved the day. We cannot recommend this hotel more as a wedding venue.  Thank you so much to all at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf links.

Karol Centala and Sinead McCormack 

The Real Wedding of Estelle and David -

19th September 2014

 

What a great experience working with the fine staff at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links! From the very moment we started planning our wedding reception, our Events Coordinator, Ludmila, helped us through every step of the process with helpful advice, contacts and suggestions. Correspondence was easy and productive. We aren’t fans of the typical “hotel wedding” and she completely understood that, taking all of our special requests for meals, decorations and how the night should go into account and making it happen without a hitch. The night itself not only went without any problems, but the professional nature of the staff and the leadership of the staff manager, Rhys, helped to ensure a memorable and stressfree reception from the moment guests started to arrive all the way into the late hours of the night. The food was wonderful! The setting was wonderful! Everything, wonderful! And for those who traveled far and stayed multiple nights at the Hotel, the rooms, welcome and attention that they received was very much appreciated and worthy of the hotel’s 4-star rating. We look forward to working with the staff here at the Portnarmock Hotel and Golf Links again as we plan for the future celebrations in our lives. Thank you again to you all!

 

We had our wedding in the portmarock country club on the 15th august 2014 and all I can say is it was a superb day ,one of the best days of our life's from the staff to the food and the beautiful venue I couldn't recommend it enough we did the wedding in a box and it was completely hassle free for us and aloud us to enjoy the build up to the wedding stress free known that the hotel had everything under control I can't thank ludmila the wedding cordinator enough , she is fabulous at her job and takes all the stress out of the organising for you so everything runs smoothly the managers Sandra Paul and Reece who were always there on the day treating us and our family and friends like royality all of my guests are still talking about how good the food and services was on the day ,the wine was flowing and everyone was offered seconds for dinner. All of the suppliers the used are amazing to deal with from the beautiful flowers amazing photographer the classy car, cake,music couldn't have chosen any better myself. I can not thank you all enough for making our day so prefect

 

The Real Wedding of Samantha & Derek -

15th August 2014

We had our wedding in the portmarock country club on the 15th august 2014 and all I can say is it was a superb day ,one of the best days of our life's from the staff to the food and the beautiful venue I couldn't recommend it enough we did the wedding in a box and it was completely hassle free for us and aloud us to enjoy the build up to the wedding stress free known that the hotel had everything under control I can't thank ludmila the wedding cordinator enough , she is fabulous at her job and takes all the stress out of the organising for you so everything runs smoothly the managers Sandra, Paul and Reece who were always there on the day treating us and our family and friends like royality all of my guests are still talking about how good the food and services was on the day ,the wine was flowing and everyone was offered seconds for dinner. All of the suppliers the used are amazing to deal with from the beautiful flowers amazing photographer the classy car, cake,music couldn't have chosen any better myself. I can not thank you all enough for making our day so prefect.

 Thank you all & kind regards

Samantha and Derek Moore

 

The Real Wedding of  Hannah & Pete 

26th of July 2014

We loved Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links as our wedding venue; a superb setting right beside the beach. The 'secret garden' provided a beautiful location for our wedding photos. Throughout the planning stages, staff were most helpful, always willing to accommodate us in every way. The day itself was fantastic; we were extremely well looked after, as were all our guests. We would like to thank Ludmila for her wonderful organization of the day and Rhys for his looking after us on the day. 

 

Thanks,

Hannah & Pete Shipman

 

The Real Wedding of Jennifer & Christopher -

9th August 2014

 

Our little story started when we got set up for a date by mutual friends a few weeks after we originally met at a birthday party. A lovely wine bar in town was the setting for our first drinks together and we had a fantastic time finding shelter from the cold January evening by moving from one pub to the other !

After spending many months travelling on the DART to meet up, we decided it was high time to move in together and Jenny's native Portmarnock became home for both of us. We got engaged on our  2nd year anniversary and started looking for a suitable venue to get married ! It was Jenny's mum who mentioned the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, which is literally a stone throw from her parents' home. Jenny herself actually worked in the hotel for many years and it was a trip down memory lane rediscovering the place together. The recent refurbishment of the Moyne suite just made the place shine and once it was pointed out that Jenny had met two of her bridesmaids while working in the hotel we just felt it was the perfect location for our big day !

Because we had potentially a big contingent of Christophe's family coming from France to Ireland for the first time we were very happy they could  all be staying in the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links to enjoy the beautiful beach and splendid settings.

Throughout the busy preparations, the staff from the hotel and their trade suppliers made themselves available to us at all time and all their hard work showed on the day when everything came together (with some welcome help from the weather !)

 

The Real Wedding of Laura and Lorcan McAuley -

2nd August 2014
 

 How we met:

 We met in 2006 on a night out in Maynooth. I was a student there and Lorcan was on a work night out. We met through friends and it blossomed from there. We have been best friends and partners in crime ever since! 

Why we chose Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links:

 

We chose Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links as it was the only hotel that we both instantly loved when we walked in. The staff are all extremely polite and helpful and we were treated like royalty from the minute we walked in the door. No request was too big or too small and Sandra was extremely accommodating every step of the way. We were filled with the confidence that everything was in hand and it really took a lot of the stress out of the run up to our big day.

 

 How did the wedding day go:

 Our wedding day was a dream from start to finish. We had no doubt that the hotel would do an amazing job from our conversations and meetings with Sandra and Reese before the big day but they really went above and beyond to ensure everything went to plan. All of the staff were so attentive and friendly and it was commented on by all of our family and friends there on the day. Every little detail was taken care of and we couldn't have asked for more. We would have no hesitations recommending Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links to anyone, it was a pleasure to deal with everyone there and they really do provide a personal and professional service. 

The Real Wedding of Sinead and Peter O'Flaherty

19th July 2014

Ludmila and Reese went above and beyond and couldn't fault anything on the day.. Room and food was amazing.. staff were so attentive until the very end.. highly recommend the golf links.

 

The Real Wedding of Joanne & David -

 17th July 2014

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in our wedding day in July 2014.  We would like to express our gratitude for the service provided by all at Portmarnock Links Hotel, not just on the big day but in the build up to it also.

All meetings with our coordinator Ludmila, left us feeling stress free and confident that all was in hand and under control.  Not only were our hopes and ideas realised for the day, but we were also given very helpful tips and ideas which worked out great.

 

All the staff from the breakfast room to the bar staff in the Moyne Suite were Superb!

We stayed for three nights and were genuinely sad to leave, an opinion shared by all our guests also.

We can’t wait to return for our 1st Wedding Anniversary next year.

 

The Real Wedding of Sanne & James Lawlor -

4th July 2014

We would like to thank all the staff at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links for making our Wedding day so special for us. From the planning stage to the big day itself  our Wedding Co-ordinator Ludmila was always very quick to respond to any queries we had & help us in every way possible in planning our special day. On the day itself everything ran very smoothly thanks to all the staff. So many of our guests complimented the friendly staff, great food & beautiful hotel rooms to us. We can not thank you enough for all you have done in giving us the day of our dreams. 

 

The Real Wedding of Jennifer and Stephen Garrett -

26th April 2014

How we met:

We met in 2008 as we both worked in the Mater Hospital. I was a newly qualified nurse working in the day surgery unit and Stephen was a porter inside the theatre. So we used to meet on an hourly basis going forwards and back to theatre collecting patients! He did the chasing!

Why we chose Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links:

We chose Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links as it was close to home for me. I wanted something local. A vital componet was the fact you could avail of a package deal "Wedding in a Box" which covered all the essentials. It really took the stress and expense out of finding suppliers ourselves. My older sister did get married there a couple of years ago and I have to say it was flawless down to the littlest detail.

How did the wedding day go:

The wedding day went extremly well from start to finish. The staff were always so friendly and helpful and there was plenty of staff at hand. We werw greeted with champagne as we arrived to our red carpet, the meal was on time and well organised. The staff were so attentive throughout the meal and the food was second to none. All of our guests were so impressed by the whole experience along with oursleves. We cannot fault a thing and I would give the expereince 10 out of 10. I have to mention the suppliers were well chosen and really made the day so special. The staff went above and beyond to make our day so amazing.

Did you have a theme?

Our theme was James Bond so we had a casino for our guests at the reception which went down a treat! We also had the table names as movie titles and the setting poster as movie title. The cake toppers were the Bride and Groom holding weapons while standing back to back. And the linen we chose for the tables was black with ivory chair bows.

It all came together so beautifully. We really couldn't have asked for anything else as the day was truly perfect!