"Event to remember"
I recently helped organise a large charity event at the Malone Lodge hotel that catered for 230 people.
Given that we were complete amateurs at arranging an event of this nature - from start to finish, the events team were easy to deal with, thoroughly professional and went out of their way to help us. The attention to detail of the team was impeccable and they were able to guide us on a number of small details.
The overall set-up of the room was very good - aesthetically pleasing, perfect lighting, very good quality of sound and graphic system which enabled the speeches, auction and raffle to run smoothly. The staff on the night were friendly and helpful and the timing of service ran exactly to plan.
The previous review pointed out deficiencies in the quality of the food and to an extent there is merit in the comments however I give 5 stars in spite of this. The menu was chosen by the organisers (from options presented by the hotel) and the simpler dishes were selected to ensure that that everyone was catered for. The food was not perfect but rarely is in mass catered events and I hope that peoples' reason for attending was not to have a gastronomic experience. In contrast, I have had many pleasurable dining experiences at Knife and Fork restaurant over the last number of years which attests to the quality of the kitchen at the hotel.
Overall the night was a huge success and a large chunk of credit in this regard goes to the team - in particular, well done to Katie and Tony!