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The Wedding Of Emma & Derek

Where to start. From the day we book the wedding to the day we left the hotel after the wedding, Portmarnock hotel was the most amazing experience we've ever had. Marcella and the team did everything they could to make our day special for us. They went above and beyond our expectations. The wedding day was perfect. The food, wine and atmosphere was amazing. And the next day surpassed all my expectations. We had a BBQ and a 30th birthday. Jonathan the operation manager was so good to Derek and myself. We had a ball. All our guests kept complimenting us on the hotel and the service they received as guests in the hotel. The rooms were amazing. The staff were brilliant especially the lads that had to listen to us in the residence bar

 

The Wedding of Laura & Gerard

 

We got married in the Portmarnock Hotel in February 2017. We cannot recommend the hotel highly enough. We dealt with two wedding coordinators (Karen Hoff and Marcella McCann) during our time in organising the wedding , both of whom were excellent. As Karen went on maternity leave a few weeks before our wedding we worked closely with Marcella to organise all the final details leading up to the big day. On the day itself everything ran like clockwork. The transition from one part of the day to the next ran like clockwork leaving myself and my husband free to chat and get photos and not worry about a thing.
The food on the day was absolutely delicious. We had done a tasting session back in December which we thoroughly enjoyed but I think the food was even nicer on the day itself and many people commented on how delicious it was. Even the finger food later on in the night was devoured!
The night before the wedding I stay in the hotel with my bridesmaid. Upon check in we were told we had been upgraded to a family room. The room was absolutely breath taking with a perfect sea view. They had left us a box of chocolates too.
The honeymoon suite was also gorgeous just wish we had more time to spend in it! We were given a bottle of champagne and chocolates too.
I cannot fault the hotel in any way. Every member of staff I dealt with were so helpful to both myself and my husband as well as all our guests. 
There is a lovely atmosphere in the hotel, it has been beautifully renovated and the food is delicious. What's not to love! I just hope another one of my friends gets married here so we can experience it all again.
Thank you so much to all the team there.

 

The Wedding of Aisling & Paul

We had our wedding at the hotel in July and we cannot speak highly enough of the hotel, staff and food. Our guests were blown away. Special thanks to Marcella (our co-ordinator) and to Tom (head chef) who could not have been more accommodating to our wishes, which made our day one to remember. Thanks again.

 

The Wedding of Joanne & Derek 

 

We got married in Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links on 24 June 2017. We had the most amazing day and we can't recommend the hotel highly enough. The setting is absolutely breath taking and the hotel has been refurbished to an extremely high standard. It is pristine. Our guests were very impressed with the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the day and their stay. We had a beautiful sunny day and were lucky enough to be able to have our drinks reception outside in the secret garden which was such a treat and our guests absolutely loved it! The day ran so smoothly, the food was fabulous and the staff were amazingly helpful and so pleasant. Marcella was our wedding co ordinator and was just brilliant, she was so lovely and her enthusiasm at every stage of the planning and on the day made it feel like we had a close friend helping us with the organising. Her attention to detail was impeccable. Her colleague Jonathan was equally helpful and attentive throughout the evening and at our BBQ the next day, nothing was too much trouble. We were highly impressed by all the staff in the hotel and at the Jameson bar, they were so helpful and pleasant and worked so hard to ensure our day ran like clockwork. We had a fantastic day, it was just perfect. We are already looking forward to returning for our first wedding anniversary next June. A huge thank you to all the team at the hotel.

 

The Wedding of Helen & Andrew

 

Hi Marcella! Just want to send a HUGE thank you to all the staff in Portmarnock for going the extra mile for our wedding on July 8th. We are just homr from honeymoon and have to say we are both still taking about just how well everything went on the day - which is down to all the hard work and dedcication in Portmarnock! The day went smoothly from start to finish. The secret garden was a major hit with all the guests. Many said they have never been at a wedding like it, and it had the feel of being in an exclusive sunny holiday setting. The choice of beers, prosecco and the lemonades went down well, and we have received many compliments that it really made the reception!

The setting and food have also received the highest compliments. Many guests have said the dinner was of such a high standard that They had never had such a high quality a meal out in a restaurant, let alone at a wedding catering for 120 guests! We both agreed our meal was of an exceptional standard and enjoyed in throughly! I cannot commend the staff highly enough for their dedication, professionalism and warmness on the day. Everything happened quietly in the background, but staff were there if guests needed.

We also stated 2 nights in the hotel which was a huge treat. The room, breakfast and food in the Jameson bar could not be faulted!again the staff couldn't have made more of an effort to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

Marcella, I must thank you for all your help and time in planning the big day - I know I had a million questions so thank you for your time and patience! We must also give a huge thank you to Jonathon for going out of his way to ensure we had the day of our dreams. He couldn't have done anymore for us. Thank you Jonathon for all that you did. You have an excellent manner and put us both at ease through out the day. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Lorraine also deserves a big thank you. From holding my bag to making sure I got a drink after the photos, Lorraine was always there somewhere in the background, stepping in when needed without even having to ask! Her warm friendly manner really helped us to relax and enjoy the day.

I have to say, our weddding day completely exceeded our expectations - and that is down to the staff of your hotel. We really had our dream day and couldn't have asked for more. We cannot thank you enough! We plan to make many visits back for an evening meal, family occasions and maybe a drink or two! We know many friends and family also plan a return visit!

 

The  Wedding of Cathy & Martin

 

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

 

The Wedding of Darina & Andrew

 


If you desire wonderful photos in a secluded walled Victorian garden, complimented by a links golf course and a beach called the Velvet Strand this hotel is the place for you. The staff are professional and friendly and the service is memorable from the time you arrive until the time you leave. The Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links is customer service personified. The menu is reasonably priced and the food produced by the chef is of the highest quality and standard. If your guests are travelling and wish to stay in the hotel they will enjoy the oversized rooms again reasonably priced with views of Howth, Ireland’s Eye and the surrounding golf course. Thumbs up to the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links for making our day everything a newly married couple would wish and hope could happen on their special day. 

 

The Wedding of 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 Wedding of Cate & Andy

 

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