Happy New Year
Thank you so much for all the work and effort for Emma and Stephen's wedding. The reception was fantastic everything perfect and all the staff were so lovely and helpful it made the day so much nicer and personal. All the guests commented on how nice everyone was, thanks a mil for pushing the buggy and letting me have my dinner also!!!! We could not be happier with how everything went so thanks again and please pass on our thanks to all involved.
Amanda Burke, 31st Dec 2011
We just wanted to say a big thank you to Michelle for all her help along with her colleagues for making our day so special. Our experience from the first meeting right up to our wedding day
we were well looked after by all the staff in the Ardboyne, they could not have done much more for us. The wedding ballroom looked amazing on the day it was a credit to the staff.
The meal was outstanding and the service was excellent, all of the guests we spoke to were very impressed and many commented that the meal was one of the best they ever had at a wedding.
We have also got feedback from our guests complimenting the entire staff in the hotel for their friendliness & helpfulness, especially from our guests which stayed the weekend.
We would highly recommend the Ardboyne for a wedding venue & would like to thank them again for everything.
Jennifer & Patrick O’ Donnell
11th November 2011
From the moment we went to the Ardboyne hotel with a view to booking it for our wedding in September 2011, Michelle was so helpful & set us at ease straight away. Any questions we had were answered without any hassle & once we viewed the room we knew there was no point looking else where .
We wanted a venue were our guests would feel at ease & just relax and enjoy the day with us, when we stepped inside the hotel we knew the atmosphere there was exactly what we were looking for, as we felt at home straight away. We had previously decided on a Civil ceremony so our venue was extremely important to us as it would also be the place we made our vows. As we had a large guest list we knew our ceremony would have to take place in the Boyne Suite and once we saw the room for the first time we knew it would be the perfect setting for our day. We absolutely loved the chandlers and the fact that the top table was on a raised platform, which meant we could see all of our guests on the day. Michelle explained the layout of the room for our ceremony & that after the ceremony, the room would then be changed around for our evening meal - while we were left to mingle with our guests and have our photos taken.
All the staff were so helpful to us in the run up to our big day, from booking guests into the hotel to helping us when we dropped various things into the hotel for the day itself and really just doing their best to set our minds at ease about the big day! The personal touch really made a difference for us, especially on the wedding day - for example on arrival at the hotel just before i was due to walk up the aisle my veil decided it didn't want to stay in place no matter what i did & Michelle actually gave me the clips from her own hair to hold it place disaster averted!! The suite looked amazing for our ceremony from the red carpet to the flowers on the registrars table & Michelle was on hand to play the music we had chosen for during the ceremony. Many of our guests (and ourselves!!) had never attended a civil ceremony previously and everyone commented after to us that it was such an intimate ceremony - very personal and so relaxed that they really felt a part of what was going on. We believe most of that had to be attributed to the hotel itself and the staff who had worked so hard to make everything so special.
The rain never stopped on the day which meant our photos had to take place within the hotel something that most couples dread! But we have to say our album turned out beautiful because there are so many different areas in the hotel that are perfect for indoor photos. As promised the room was changed with no stress involved for us!! We were left to relax & chat to our guests while Michelle took care of everything behind the scenes! One major thing our guests commented on afterwards was the food - people just couldn't get over how good it was and that the staff came over to ask if you wanted more!! I even met some people who were our guests - who have since been to other weddings at different hotels and they actually commented that the food at them wasn't a patch on the Ardboyne!! The evening reception went off without a hitch, it was great to have such a large dance floor as it meant everyone had plenty of room to have a good time.
People still comment on our day to us even now, as everything went so smoothly - it meant everyone was left to enjoy every part of the day. We are in no doubt that the whole day went so well because of Michelle and all the staff of the Ardboyne Hotel and we genuinely cannot thank them enough for giving us such happy memories of our Wedding Day.
Cathy & Derek Rice,
30th September 2011
Just a wee email to say thank you so much for our perfect wedding day on
the 09th July, the food was amazing, the staff were fantastic and so
attentive ,we had an amazing day, I have already forwarded your details on
to two people who attended my wedding, and were very impressed with the
Thanks again for making our day so special,
Helen & Derek McKenna,
9th July 2011
Michelle, Thank you so very much for everything you did for us for the wedding. You made everything so special and perfect. You are a true diamond. I hope that hotel know how lucky they are to have you.
I wish you every best wish with your new baby.
We will never forget you and all you did for us.
Lots of love
Niamh and Anthony Farrell xxxx
10th Sept 2010
Our Wedding Day could not have gone better thanks to Michelle,Michael and all the staff at the ardboyne hotel, From the day we enquired about booking our wedding they could not have been more helpful, They covered every detail of the day with us and with each meeting we had with them they took more than enough time to discuss any queries we had, we never felt rushed and always felt like we were being put first, Everything that we requested had been delivered with no hesitation, On the day of our wedding,everything went according to plan, we were greeted at the front entrance by michelle and michael and lead into the guest area, Nothing about the day was rushed, The meal went superb,With all the guests complimenting the food and service, As it was a bank holiday weekend we also had a 2nd night in the hotel with many of the guests staying, Michelle organised a buffet meal in the smaller suite to accomodate us and again everyone was more than happy with the food and service of the staff. We would definately recommend this hotel to any couple wishing to have there wedding reception here, You will find it hard to beat the good food and service. We had a very special day and would like to thank michelle and all the other management and staff for providing us with great memory..... Thanks again .....................
Gillian and Tony Webb
31st July 2010
I would like to thank the Ardboyne Hotel for making our wedding day so so special. We had our wedding in the Ardboyne Hotel on the 09th July 2010.
When we decided we were getting married we visited many Hotels and met a lot of Hotel Managers and Wedding Coordinators but I have to say the minute we met with Michael (General Manager) he treated us like we were the first couple to ever get married in the Ardboyne and that is one of the main reasons we booked the Ardboyne Hotel. He sat us down, got us a coffee and went through all terms and conditions, menu choices etc... and we felt we had known Michael for years, having never met him before.
We decided on that first meeting that the Ardboyne Hotel was the venue for us. So we provisionally booked a date and then on our next meeting we met with Michelle (Wedding Coordinator) and confirmed all details. Michelle treated us just like Michael and even better.
The Ardboyne offer a lot of extras free of charge i.e. chair covers; all these extras saved us a fortune.
Michelle was the wedding coordinator on duty the day of our wedding. The minute Paul and I arrived to hotel we were greeted by Michelle (which was nice and put us at ease) and she made our day very special and not one thing went wrong. The food was out of this world and so many people for months afterwards were complimenting the food at the wedding (and we all know what that means to a wedding couple). The staff even went around at main course offering people more food.
We returned for our 1st anniversary and stayed over-night and had dinner and a few drinks. It was such a nice feeling going back and re-living the day in our minds. We met Michelle the next morning at breakfast and she knew us straight away and we chatted for ages and again she treated us so well.
The whole day was the most perfect day of our lives and I have to say the staff and management of the Ardboyne Hotel are fantastic and a credit to the Hotel. Thank you all for making our day so special and a day we will never forget.
We highly recommend the Ardboyne Hotel to anyone considering getting married; it is like home from home.
Thanks again everyone
Paul and Fiona Daly
09th July 2010