by Geraldine, March 2017
We would greatly appreciate it if you would pass on our thanks to all members of staff especially (Barbara, Declan, Sheila and Johnny) who helped make our wedding so enjoyable. They all contributed to making the event relaxing and yet excellently run - nothing seemed to be too much trouble and staff were so approachable and professional.
We particularly appreciated the flexibility and responsiveness, and the professionalism and friendliness of all the staff. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and delicious and many of our guests commented upon it.
We would highly recommend the Charleville Park as a wedding venue.
by Fiona & Conor, March 2017
We had our wedding in Charleville Park hotel on July 2nd 2016 and I cannot even begin to say how amazing they were throughout the process. Everyone said they loved the food and how big and comfortable the rooms were.
Sheila the events coordinator and Johnny the night manager were phenomenal and physically couldn't do more for us or our guests on the night and the wedding Coordinator Barbara was amazing in the run up.
Can't wait to come back for our first anniversary to an amazing hotel. Fiona and Conor xx
by Bríd & Mike, March 2017
To Barbara , Sheila and all the staff at the Charleville Park Hotel. A big massive thank you for our fantastic wedding at your hotel on Saturday.
You were brilliant to deal with and every last detail that was asked for you delivered without question. Everyone commented on how gorgeous the food was and the service was second to none!
We can't thank you enough. Lots of love, always xx Bríd & Mike
by Una & Michael, March 2017
On Saturday February 18th, my wife and I got married. We held the reception of our wedding at the Charleville Park Hotel. I can safely say that was probably one of the best decisions we ever made. We decided to visit the Charleville Park soon after our engagement as location wise it was ideal for us, given that I am from West Limerick and my wife being from North Cork. It was only 30 mins drive for our guests on either side. As both of us work Monday to Friday we found that it was difficult to make appointments with most hotels as the event co-ordinators worked Monday to Friday. Fortunately at the Charleville Park, Barbara the event co-ordinators was available on Saturdays for any meetings. This was a big plus for us and also gave us confidence that the person that we would have every meeting regarding the hotel would also be on-site the day of the wedding.
Based on our initial meeting, we pretty much made up our mind that we were going to go with the Charleville Park, size wise it was perfect for the size wedding we were going to have but also the room itself was really nice, also the hotel itself looked lovely from the entrance to the lovely Osprey bar and hall down to the banquet room. Barbara also was so warm, welcoming and friendly and gave us confidence in the hotel. All the staff that we met on the day had smiles on their faces and were warm and friendly, exactly the type of people that we wanted to be greeting and looking after our guests on the day of our wedding.
Over the few months in advance of our wedding, we had a number of meetings with the hotel, each gave us great confidence in the hotel. We picked our menu and any requests we made such as having a number of servings of the beef to be rare was taken and gladly granted.
The day of our wedding arrived and from the sun shining to the hotel, everything was perfect. First of all I will start with the food, it surpassed our expectations. From the chicken starter, soup and the beef and fish main courses to the desserts, it was all lovely. Coming from a family that loves their meat, I can't speak highly enough of the beef, there was a lot of envious looks at the plates of rare beef that some people ordered including me and it tasted as good as it looked. The portions were great and there was plenty seconds for anyone who wanted it. There was no delays between servings and everyone was served promptly. Both the back of the room and front were served at the same time which was great for our guests. Sheila the Banqueting manager had everything under control and again all the servers were prompt, efficient and with smiles on their faces.
Once the food was finished, the tables on the dance floor were moved out of the way and the venue was ready for the rest of the night. Once the music was finished, we slowly moved onto the residence bar, the bar staff and Johnny the night manager couldn't be more helpful and made sure that my wife and I were looked after and our requests were granted. All our guests that were staying the night were well looked after and their singing voices did not go thirsty.
So many of our guests came up to us the following morning and even since then to compliment the hotel from the food and venue and the appearance of the hotel. A lot of them have mentioned that the hotel has come on so much from when they were last there and I think a lot must go down to the new ownership.
The Charleville Park has a lot going for it but definitely for us, it is the staff from Barbara, Sheila, Johnny, the girls at reception, the food servers and bar staff that are the best selling point of the hotel. They each contributed to making our wedding day the happiest and most memorable day of our lives. We would like to thank all of them.
by Rebecca, March 2017
I could not recommend Charleville Park Hotel more. We had our Wedding Day in the hotel last November, and it was perfection from start to finish. The Ceremony was held in the Deerpark Suite and the suite looked fabulous, there was so many options with the lighting and it was filled with candles.
The Wedding Coordinator Barbara Riordan was on hand from the very first meeting, and was so good to answer all of our hundreds of questions! No matter what we asked for it was never a problem. Sheila Dore is the Banqueting Manager and Sheila was of great help throughout the day also. We felt both of these women really helped to create such a wonderful day for us.
The food on the day was amazing, guests were raving to me about the canapés before we even sat down for dinner, the meal was gorgeous. I've heard from so many guest since how much they enjoyed the food.
The staff in particular really make this hotel special, from reception staff to waiting staff to bar staff, always so accomdating and always with a smile. Thanks to Charleville Park Hotel for an amazing day and weekend, thanks to all of you we could relax and enjoy our day knowing it was all taken care of.
by Lisa, March 2017
Would highly recommended this venue. Everything was perfect down to the last detail and all the staff are fantastic to deal with!!
by Elaine, January 2017
Firstly I would like to apologise for not doing this sooner
I want to thank you and your staff for making myself and Paul's day one to remember, We had a fantastic day and you were so easy to deal with, people are still talking about the hotel you were amazing from the first day we met you and we are so grateful. The food was delicious and the staff could not have done anymore for us
The hotel and decor is beautiful and with your continued renovations it will be even more amazing
We are delighted we chose The Charleville Park Hotel and are looking forward to seeing you all soon
Thanks again for everything
by Fred and Michelle, November 2016
I don't do this kind of thing often so I'm not sure where to start.
So I'll start by saying the experience we had at the Charleville Park Hotel was absolutely amazing! I have to be honest and say that my wife and I had not thought of this hotel for our wedding reception. It came on the recommendation of her parents who spent a lovely weekend there, so we said we'd have a look.
We live in Cork City so it was an hour away, which we said was the max we would travel on the day as the church we were getting married in was local. Before having a look at Charleville we must have looked at 5 or 6 hotels to have our reception and the first thing we noticed was the extremely warm welcome that Charleville and especially the wedding coordinator Barbara extended to us.
Most, if not all of the hotels we visited didn't seem to be bothered, if they want an example of how to be professional and welcoming, then they need look no further. As anybody who is reading this will probably realise, most venues will have set wedding packages but the flexibility was something that was very appealing. There was certain aspects of the package that we couldn't use and Barbara had no issue with us dropping parts of the package for something more useful. Any other venue that we tried to do this just kept adding charges which was extremely frustrating and the costs were huge!
We also found Charleville very understanding, an example of this was when my wife's father was admitted to hospital 2 months before the wedding and we weren't sure if he was going to be able to walk her up the aisle which was very important to us, without us prompting or asking, Barbara offered to put the wedding back a few months to give him more time, it might not seem like much to some people, but saying that meant so much to us, I can't put it into words!
To finish, everything on the day was perfect and would recommend anybody to look at Charleville before deciding on your wedding venue, you won't be disappointed!
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.