A lot of couples have asked me to review more hotels along my travels as an award winning wedding videographer covering Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow, so this week it’s the turn of the Clonmel Park Hotel. I have filmed lots of weddings in this hotel in Clonmel, and over the years have found it to be a fantastic hotel for weddings. I see upon arriving at the hotel that the red carpet is always at hand – it’s not rolled out too early so as to keep it clean, but when the bridal car arrives it’s all hands on deck and out goes the carpet nice and fresh and clean.
The couple are greeted with a champagne reception on arrival and of course some fresh strawberries. I have always found the staff very friendly, polite and extremely helpful to all, including myself as a videographer in the course of my evenings work there.
The couple are taken into the function room to see and give their approval of the seating and the details that have been placed on tables etc. Then it’s time for the photographer to set up the mock cutting of the cake – this is done at this time so that it’s a controlled and relaxed shoot. When this is done the couple are brought into the foyer of the hotel or the room that has been reserved for the couple and their guests to enjoy some much needed tea, coffee, and the fabulous food. I have always noticed there is no shortage of food at this time!
Any photos that need to be taken at this time can be completed before the meal, where there is a lovely stair case should the day be wet or cold. Another great hotel for the calling on time for dinner, this something some hotels slip on! but the Clonmel Park Hotel. is ahead on this.
The guests are called promptly to the function room where i notice there is never a mix up of tables or names ( well done on this ) as its some thing to add stress to a brides day! again the hotel has no problem having speeches before the meal, very important for the nervous speaker, again some thing where other hotels wont allow speeches before the meal, well if it was my wedding I would be saying i am paying enough for the hotel and I wish to have the speeches before the meal end of story.
Any photos that need to be taken at this time can be completed before the meal, and the hotel have a lovely stair case should the day be wet or cold. Another great hotel for calling guests in good time for dinner – this is something some hotels slip up on but the Clonmel Park Hotel is on the ball here!
The guests are called promptly to the function room where i notice there is never a mix up of tables or names, thereby relieving the bride of unnecessary stress! The Clonmel Park Hotel staff have no problem in allowing the speeches to take place before the meal, and this can be very important for the nervous speaker.
Over the years and having been part of many weddings in the Clonmel Park Hotel I have not heard of an unsatisfied guest at a wedding there. From what I see on the day (and we wedding videographers don’t miss much!) the service is fast and friendly, and I must say I always find there to be a very good turn round of the function room for the nights entertainment. And any couple that I have worked with at the Clonmel Park Hotel have been entirely satisfied with their experience there – and isn’t that the most important thing!
A little of what they say themselves on their wedding page below ….
Tipperary’s most sophisticated and luxurious wedding venue situated in the heart of the Sunny South East, the 4* Clonmel Park Hotel is the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding and our aim is to make sure your wedding day is the most perfect and enjoyable day of your life by offering bespoke packages specifically for you…
- Licensed for Civil Wedding & same Sex Civil Ceremonies
- Excellent choice of menus
- Superb accommodation including elegant Suite for the happy couple
- Spa for per-wedding pampering
- Wonderful wedding photography opportunities within the hotel or locally at the famous St. Patricks Well
Enquire today about your wedding at the Clonmel Park Hotel, let us roll out the red carpet and give you a spectacular day to remember.
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