by Richard & Rebecca, November 2016
I don't know where to start! Thanks to all at Charleville Park Hotel! We had a fabulous day, it was perfect. Everything went off without a hitch.
The guests were raving over the ceremony room, the decor, the reception room especially the chandeliers and all the lighting. The food was gorgeous, everyone agreed and we were all so well looked after.
To Barbara and Sheila, you both played a blinder and thank you for making our day so special. Thanks to Sarah behind Reception people remarked to us how kind and helpful she was, thanks to Jerry behind the bar for being such a good sport and the banter! Allie was looking after us at the top table, myself Edward and Richard, anything we needed and nothing was too much to ask for.
by Michelle & Shane July 2016
Every since I was a little girl, my parents would bring me to Ireland for the summers to visit family. I always dreamed of getting married in the beautiful country I considered my true home. When my husband Shane proposed to me on a family trip to Ireland in July 2014, we knew Ireland was the spot to have our dream wedding. I wanted a day full of the charm and elegance only an Irish wedding has, and the Charleville Park Hotel gave me all that and more. When my 75 friends and family from America traveled the 4000 long miles from Arkansas to visit Ireland for the first time, they were overwhelmed by the welcome they received from the staff at the Park Hotel. As Southerners who are used to hospitality, they were overjoyed to be greeted by friendly faces and helpful staff. For the 10 days my guests remained, the Park Hotel treated them like family and I never had to worry that they were well taken care of. The hotel delivered everything they needed to have an incredible trip, from displaying the Arkansas flag outside, to providing fans when the hottest day of the year arrived, and even Michael Burke, the assistant night manager, drove guests to the airport at 6AM when their cab didn’t show up, the Park Hotel provided unrivaled service. There were many nights were the night manager, Johnny Finn, kept everyone well entertained in the pub.
As you could imagine, planning a wedding from 4,000 miles away was a daunting task. After speaking to our wedding coordinator Barbara, all my worries vanished. I now consider Barbara a dear friend and I say confidently that our wedding would not have been the perfect day it was without her constant help and support. She was simply amazing. Barbara thought of all the little details and aspects of the wedding that I had overlooked, even after meticulous planning. The whole event was so strategically and efficiently planned that I did not have a single worry on the big day. My guests couldn’t believe how calm I seemed and how seamless the entire day was, and I owe it all to Barbara and the wonderful Park Hotel staff. Sheila was another member of the Park Hotel staff that was integral in the success of this event. From the moment we woke up, she was there to coordinate everything and ensure the entire day went off without a hitch or delay. My guests could not believe their eyes when 160 people were simultaneously served hot, delicious food in a ballroom that looked fit for royalty. We were beyond impressed, and Sheila and her amazing staff are responsible.
Somehow, Barbara and Sheila and the rest of the wonderful staff at the Charleville Park Hotel were able to take my wishes and plans and notes from thousands of miles away and bring my dream to life in a wedding that exceeded any and all expectations. Every time I look at a picture or think back to that perfect day, it takes my breath away. I will never be able to thank the Park Hotel family enough and I recommend this venue and these wonderful coordinators to anyone who wishes to have the wedding of her dreams.
by Siobhan & Tomas on Sun, 24th April, 2016
We were very happy with our experience at the Charleville Park Hotel. Overall the performance of the staff was exceptional and the attention to detail was second to none with no stone being left unturned to meet our requirements. The Hotel as a whole provides a great venue for any wedding and it's configuration leads to a great atmosphere. There is a separate bar for the wedding guests that serves a large reception foyer. The quality of the food served was exceptional and the portion sizes were very generous also. The layout of the function room also lends itself to a good event, it is unobstructed with no pillars and is very airy with a high ceiling to ensure that it never gets stuffy. There is also sound proofing on the walls and piped sound & lighting to make the occasion very comfortable. We found the staff very accommodating and open to new ideas to meet our needs. The day following the wedding was made very special for us also.We would highly recommend this hotel as a venue for any couple. Best Wishes, Siobhán & Tomás.!
by Dee O Leary on Wed, 20th April, 2016
Massive thanks to everyone at the Charleville Park hotel for making our day so special. We cannot thank them enough for everything they did for us. Barbara - you are an asset to the hotel and nothing was ever too much throughout all of our planning. Was great to have your bubbly voice on the other end of the phone when things got stressful :) Sheila is also AMAZING, and we cant wait to come in and see you all over the next few weeks xxxx Love Dee & Brian Drennan xxx
by Fran on Wed, 20th April, 2016
Dear Barbara Sheila and johnny, and staff, thank you so much for giving us the best day of our lives.Booking everything from abroad was a little nervous for me but with Barbara's beautiful personality she assured me everything would be perfect. And how right you were .you absolulty blew us away with your amazing efforts. you are all truly amazing words cannot describe your kindness that you showed us on our special day you all made it the most amazing day our friends and families could not get over the detail that you put in from the bottom of our hearts thank you so much for kind and caring words the hotel is lucky to have the most beautiful caring staff that we have ever met. I really hope that you will be booked for weddings for many years to come and can't wait to get home again to pop in and see you from Franc and dave xxx
by Evelyn & Shane on Tue, 8th March, 2016
Charleville Park Hotel- 5 star wedding venue On 25th December we got engaged. We decided to get married the following October giving ourselves only 10 months to get all sorted! As we are both from big families we wanted something different but also wanted to stay traditional with having the big Irish wedding. We decided to book Charleville Park Hotel not because we both work there but because we both know the standard of service, friendly staff and amazing job they had done on other weddings. From word go nothing was too much trouble. We initially wanted to have a buffet style wedding however as our guest list grew larger and larger we opted to change the style of our wedding due to the practicalities from our own end...this was done only 4 weeks prior to the wedding and again this was no issue at all! The night before the big day myself and one of my bridesmaids were in the hotel and decided to change a few bits...again no problem at all.. The wedding day itself--AMAZING- we arrived at 6.30pm to the hotel and were welcomed as husband and wife by a guard of honour by both management and staff! (I was completely overwhelmed), this guard of honour brought us into our many, many guests and the place was better than we could have ever imagined! The function room was beautifully decorated and spacious with the band already set up- this meant we had no long delays after the meal before the band had to start. The meal itself was excellent and more importantly it was hot and plentiful and at no point did anyone want for more! The staff ensured everyone was well looked after with food & wine. Overall an amazing experience! A sincere thank you to all the team for making our day one to remember. Definitely a 5 star wedding venue and one we would recommend without doubt!! Evelyn & Shane