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Had our wedding at The Ardboyne Hotel on the 14th Dec 2013 and what a day it was we just had a very small wedding 20 people and we were treated like we had 200 the staff the food could not find 1Fault Thank You for making our day so special xxx

Catherine O’ ORourke December 2013

 This hotel should get 100% every time and Jo Kerins and her team are the reason why. Their excellent customer service and attention to detail allowed everyone at our wedding to relax and enjoy the day. i am delighted we chose this hotel for our wedding day as it will now hold a special place is our heart and will be our spot for future breaks!!

Tracey & Ray Adamson 

 We had our wedding reception her in June and it was absolutely amazing!!! We could not fault a single part of it. Jo and all the staff for the whole weekend made us feel like royalty.

Thank you all again for everything thing you did for xxx

Karen Kelly  June 2014

 To all the staff at the Ardboyne Hotel,

We would just like to thank you for all you did for us on our special day, and our stay here.

We are very grateful to you all.

Love Grace & Gina

 From the moment Derek and I choose the Ardboyne hotel we knew we had chosen the right place. We were dealing with Michelle and then we met Jo.  Anything we asked Jo during planning our wedding   no request was too small. When our wedding day came there was no need to worry as Jo had everything under control. Everyone loved the food the staff were fantastic and the room where we had our reception was stunning. They even made my daughter her own cake table for the cake we had bought for her. The little touches made the difference. If I could do all again I would have no hesitation at all having it on the Ardboyne Hotel.  Thanks to Jo and all the staff who made our wedding day so memorable.

Thank you all

Love

Kirsty and Derek

My partner and I had our civil partnership in the Ardboyne last weekend, Jo Kerins and her team could not have done any more for us. Everyone was very impressed with the hotel and the level of service and the attention to detail. The room and the food were both excellent. We would highly recommend Jo and her team if you are considering any function in the area.

Keith and Eddie, March 2014


We would like to begin by thanking Michelle and all the staff in the Ardboyne Hotel for a wonderful day. We had the pleasure of getting married in the Ardboyne Hotel on the 19th of July this year. We booked our wedding in September 2012 and from we met Michelle and made our decision to book we were made feel so relaxed and at ease. We visited the hotel a lot in the months leading to our wedding and every visit just confirmed we had made the right choice. We had a civil ceremony in the Tara Suite which was very intimate with our family and friends. The weather was amazing so we were able to benefit from the beautiful garden for all of our photos on the day. Our reception was in the magnificent Boyne Suite. Our guests thought the day was beautiful; the comments we received from our guests regarding the atmosphere and service provided by the team in the Ardboyne have all been brilliant. We would without hesitation recommend the Ardboyne Hotel for any occasion especially a wedding! All our thanks and best wishes!

Paul & Suzanne Callaghan, July 2013


Myself and my husband got married in the Ardboyne hotel in July 2013. We booked the hotel a year before our wedding date after going to view it and meeting the lovely Michelle. Prior to our booking we felt it was important to try out the food and make sure it would be nice for us and our guests. We went to the restaurant and were hugely impressed with the food, The portions and also the service we received. Michelle is a great asset to the Ardboyne and looked after us from the day we booked right up to after our wedding. The reception staff could not have been any more helpful with booking guests into rooms and changing the room lists even at the last minute!! Our day could not have run any smoother from the minute we arrived to when we left the following day we could not pick a fault. The room was fantastic and all the arrangements lovely. The food was gorgeous and plentiful with the staff coming round with extra meat, veg and potatoes during the main meal. They even went above and beyond their duty by providing a birthday cake for my granddad with only a day’s notice. The rooms were clean and comfortable and all our guests enjoyed their stay. It really is a fantastic venue for a wedding and I would not hesitate to recommend it. They really cannot do enough for you. Thanks so much again to all the staff at the Ardboyne Hotel.

Avril and Mark Tougher, July 2013


Myself and my husband had our wedding in the Ardboyne on the 17th August 2013 and there is not enough words to express how much I love this hotel. Michelle and the staff, from the minute my husband arrived, were on hand with anything that was needed. We had our ceremony there and the room was perfect for the ceremony and again for the main reception. All our guests commented on how the staff could not do enough. The food was superb with seconds being offered. We had a few little hiccups throughout the day (nothing to do with the hotel) but they were on hand to help. If anyone is thinking of holding your wedding there, take my advice and book it. We stayed for the weekend and even the next day was brilliant. I wish I could do it all over again. Thanks again to Michelle and the team. You made our day truly perfect. Even though it rained we didn't care in the end!

Ellie & Michael Lynam, August 2013


My husband and I chose the Ardboyne Hotel to celebrate our wedding reception on the 9th August 2013. The service on the day was absolutely outstanding. Michelle and staff tended to every need of all our guests. The food was beautiful and the room was so well presented. It was exactly how I imagined my wedding to look. Special thanks have to go to Michelle who we can't thank enough. She understood what we wanted from our first meeting and delivered such a high standard on the day. A Huge thanks to all the management and staff for making our day so special.

Paul & Tara Keenan, August 2013


We had our wedding there on 30th August 2013, We both could not put it into words the high standards of service we received from Michelle and staff. All our guests spoke about it the next day. We would just like to thank all the staff for the amazing work and the kitchen staff for a fantastic meal. It was outstanding. If you are looking for you and your guests to be treated to the highest standards look no further than the Ardboyne. Thank you.


Clodagh & Robert, August 2013


My husband and I chose the Ardboyne Hotel for our wedding reception and it was the perfect venue. From the first day we met with Michelle she couldn't have done more for us. Our guests are still raving about the food, the room, the staff and the good deal it was to stay in the hotel including breakfast. I would recommend the hotel to anyone and my guests would also. Thanks again to the staff and especially Michelle for making our day so special!

July 2013


We had our wedding here in April and I have to say I couldn't have asked for more. From the first meeting with the hotel staff they were friendly and willing to bend over backwards to make our day special and just as we wanted it. The room itself is fabulous and we received countless compliments from guests about the ballroom being such a nice setting for a wedding and also about the food being so nice. I might be biased but have to say it’s the nicest food I've ever had in a hotel or at a wedding. A group of family and friends stayed on in the hotel for a second night for my birthday and the hospitality and great service was extended even though there was another wedding on that day. Service was impeccable throughout, beautiful gardens, beautiful setting, great food. Thanks so much Jo, Michelle and all the staff.

April 2013


We had our wedding reception in the Ardboyne a couple of weeks ago. The hotel is perfect, lobby and bar are lovely and the reception room is fab; so beautifully decorated. Food was excellent. All our guest commented on it and some have gone back for meals in the bar or restaurant already! We were extremely well looked after by all the staff who are genuinely friendly and helpful, most especially by Michelle who looks after the weddings. She was brilliant and even organised a surprise birthday cake for one our guests with about a half hour’s notice. The hotel garden is great for photos and we had a private room for dinner the night after our wedding for our close family and friends which was great. We had a really fun and relaxed day which was exactly what we asked for. We really couldn't recommend the hotel enough for a wedding!

April 2013


We had our wedding in the Ardboyne hotel on the 21st of February 2013. The civil reception and wedding reception were both in the hotel. Both the management and staff were fantastic. We can only compliment them on making the day from start to finish an experience never to be forgotten.
All of our guests had a wonderful time and were also full of praise for the hotel. I can without a doubt recommend the Ardboyne hotel to any couple planning their big day

February 2013


Hi Michelle
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


Dear Michelle,

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
hotel,

Thanks again for making our day so special,

Kind regards,

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