Hope you have been well and busy since we last spoke! Just wanted to drop you a line now that the dust has settled and life has resumed to its normal pace! Thank You Thank You Thank You for everything you did for me and James for our Wedding day 28th March 14. The whole day was completely seamless end to end, and yourself and the restaurant staff are to thank for that. I am such a major control freak, so to pass jobs and directions on to you, and trust that they will be done to my liking on the day was a big concern for me, but everything was done exactly as we discussed and there was not one remaining concern left in my mind on the day! We were made feel so welcome by Matthew, he is such a gent, and treated ourselves and our family/bridal party like hollywood royalty on the day!
Everything that was asked of the waiting staff was attended to immediately with a smile and a wink, and I cannot tell you how much they put everyone at ease. My brother in law was stuck upstairs with a screaming baby for the majority of the day, but Matthew ensured that his dinner was sent up, and these are the things that really are noted on the day, as its something that was out of our control, but was taken care of on our behalf. Now, I know that my family and friends are probably biast, but they have been raving at every opportunity since the day about the hotel, the staff, the food and the drinks reception. I have no idea how much Processo you fed out to our guests, but everyone has commented on how generous the drinks reception was, creating a completely relaxed and inclusive feel right from the start of the day. Also in all our planning, we never gave much thought to the day after, and how we were gonna remove our heap of crap from the hotel!! Chrissy and yourself were so good to us in our delicate and hungover state to allow us to clutter up your back office until we got a chance to return a shameful 3 days later! And lastly, there were no shock surprised on the bill! We had heard some horror stories in the past of couples getting the bills for 100's & 1000's more than they anticipated, so it was nice to get one for the ball park that we had aimed for, and I think that shows real honesty of a business as it's a day that little add on's could easily be forgotten, so thank you.
Now, will bore you no more! I hope to get down to the spa sometime over the summer for a little R'nR as I still have to avail of the complimentary treatment for myself and friend, my last grasp on wedding perks!! Waiting for my MOH to have her baby and will sneak down one of the days then! I wish yourself and the hotel continued success Kim, and will be forceful in my recommendation to family and friends upcoming nuptials!
Thanks again for everything, you really did make it a better day that we could have ever hoped for! And Fyi - We booked the hotel not because of the package or even the premises, but solely on your easy going relaxed and friendly personality (and the butter cookies, I'm not even lying), you were heads and shoulders above any other wedding rep we had met with, and I have no time for crazy and fake BS, so I hope the hotel know what an asset you are to have with them!
Many thanks Laura & James Hannigan (Aka - The Doohannigns!)
Just a quick email to thank you and all the staff at Castle Dargan for what was the best day of our lives.
Everything was perfect from beginning to end.
All of our guests were raving about the food and excellent service.
Cant believe it is all over now :(
We will defo be back for our anniversary dinner next year so hope to see you all then.
Many Thanks again.
Anita & James.
Mr & Mrs Mc Ginley :)
“We had our wedding in Castle Dargan last weekend and we truly could not fault it at all. Everything ran so smoothly, the staff were so friendly and helpful to us and all our guests. On the run up to the wedding Kim the wedding co-ordinater was super helpful with all our queries and ideas and really put us at ease.
We had a civil ceremony so everything was in the one place and it really worked well. We wanted to bring a few personal touches and there was no problem with this at all. All the guests thought the food was fabulous and service was really efficient. The food looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Many guests who don't eat desserts practically licked their plates. They catered well to all the different dietary requirements we had.
The bridal suite was lovely, we could have easily slept there for days :) Beautiful and appreciated touches of somebody decorating it with some of our personal wedding items from the reception. All the families staying said the staff were super helpful with any requests they had. The staff were amazing, very nice and made the day run perfect. Thank you. We would have no hesitation in recommending Castle Dargan as a wedding venue. They really made our day so special”. Reference: Laura, Trip Advisor
Laura & John Clarke
16th of August 2013
“On behalf of myself and Chris we would whole heartedly like to thank the Castle Dargan hotel for our amazing wedding day on June 1st!! The venue is just gorgeous and the staff and food were out of this world!!!
A huge thanks to Kim Monaghan for being such a great wedding coordinator and always there to answer any questions we had!!!!
The ballroom and drinks reception looked amazing too... Wish we could do it all over again!!!" Reference: Lorraine, Email
Lorraine & Chris Kelly
1st of June 2013
“We had our Wedding here October 2013, what a fabulous venue. The staff were so nice, food was excellent and rooms spotless. All planning was very competently and meticulously carried out. The service was excellent, from the reception staff, the bar staff and the staff serving at our wedding. The original Old House which we had reserved is charming and elegant, containing four suites very tastefully decorated. Our function room was so beautifully decorated with candles and flowers, a really romantic feel. The views are wonderful and the surroundings very peaceful”. Reference: Aisling, Trip Advisor
“The wedding planner Kim and Manager Matt really made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend you check out Castle Dargan if you are planning a wedding”. Reference: Joe, Trip Advisor
Aisling & Joe Kelly
18th of October 2013
"Hi Kim, We are on our way back to London so I wanted send you an email to say again how blown away we were with yourself and castle dargan. You really embraced all our little extras and the whole hotel looked stunning. Thank you!!! Every guest went out of their way to express how brilliant the service was, how tasty the food was and generally what a nice atmosphere there was around. I'm sure you will be getting more weddings and at least a lot of weekend trips out of it. I am going to book the Brendan grace package for my parents over the next few days"
Michelle & Andy
"On behalf of myself and Chris we would whole heartedly like to thank the castle dargan hotel for our amazing wedding day on June 1st !! The venue is just gorgeous and the staff and food were out of this world !!!
A huge thanks to Kim Monaghan for being such a great wedding coordinator and always there to answer any questions we had !!!!
The ballroom and drinks reception looked amazing too... Wish we could do it all over again !!!"
Lorraine & Chris Kelly
"Hi, We were playing at the Antoinette Mccawley wedding over the May Bank Holiday weekend and your staff made such a good impression on us that we felt we should send you a quick email to tell you of our experience. We met two of the friendliest workers, I may have the names wrong but I think they were Linda who worked in the bar and served us our food while we waited to get into the ballroom and the other girl was Emelda I think, who was responsible for clearing the toptable off the stage and clearing the dance floor. We play in a lot of venues around the country and very often find that the staff are either too busy or uninterested to help the band before/as they set up. As it was our first time at your hotel and as we did not know the running of things there, their efforts to help us did not go unnoticed. Please pass on our praises to these two ladies and we look forward to meeting them some time again in the future at Castle Dargan."
"Thanks so much for all your hard work, and your team's especially Rhona, Imelda and Jonathan who were amazing. We had the perfect wedding thanks to you guys. It was an amazing weekend and all our guests commented on how brilliant the hotel staff were. My cousin who married at CastleMartyr last year thought Castle Dargan did a better job which says it all"
Orla and Colin
"I just wanted to say thank you so very very much – everything went even better than we could have planned - we had an absolutely amazing day, thanks to a beautiful venue and all the fantastic staff at Castle Dargan.It was just like a dream!!! All our guests raved about how great the food was and the fab location. We had an incredible few days and will have very fond memories of Castle Dargan for many years to come. If there’s any good photos of the hotel I’ll send them on! Please thank everyone involved for all their hard work, we really appreciate it."
Amelia and John
"It has now been over two months since we got married yet still we are being complemented on organising a fantastic wedding day. Everyone complements us on how relaxed and happy we were throughout the day, this has alot got to do with Kim Monaghan and all the staff at Castle Dargan Resort, in a nut shell they were flawless. A FANTASTIC hotel and grounds run by professionals, thank you for a dream wedding"
Ken & Sabrina Henry
"We planned our wedding from Australia and visited Castle Dargan for the first time 11 days before our big day!! Planning a wedding from abroad should have been difficult but Kim and the staff at Castle Dargan made the process so easy and put our minds at ease from the outset. Castle Dargan and the staff exceeded our expectations. Kim was amazing and a pleasure to deal with. She is so professional and I loved the ideas she had for our big day. A beautiful venue, attentive staff and a wonderful experience. We received excellent feedback from our guests. The red wine and beef will go down in history Iink!"
Suzanne & Brian Connell
"Our Wedding day on the 31st August 2012 was such a special, intimate day., The venue is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Sligo countryside with the dramatic backdrop of a perfectly manicured championship golf course. Ann + I met playing golf and we had been looking at various locations, Castle Dargan could provide the perfect setting and we could also get married in the most romantic Coach House room with its high ceiling and perfect lighting. Such a relaxing , beautiful resort. We were most at ease upon our first meeting with Kim in Castle Dargan, and knew that we were dealing with a polite , enthusiastic young professional. Everything we requested , was catered for without question, even the odd ones like getting the groom +friends out for a round of golf the morning of the wedding+buggies for the location shots! There were also added extras given to us which made those little touches speak volumes. The hotel looked fabulous and Kim is a great asset to a great venue."
Yours in Marriage,
Ann & Colin Lowe
"We had our wedding in castle dargan in October, We really couldn't recommend it enough, the planning was made as easy as possible with great care and attention to detail. As for the day itself, it completely lived up to our expectations. The drinks reception, the food, and the service all ran perfectly and castle dargan house is such a beautiful bridal suite. Kim and her team run a very tight ship!"
Thanks again for everything Kim
Maria & John
"Hello Kim, wishing you a very happy new year. Just want to say a very Big thank you for making our wedding so special, we & all our guests had a wonderful day, Castle Dargan are very lucky to have you as Wedding Planner Best wishes"
Mary & James.