My new hubby and I got married in Boyne Hill House last June. To say we had the most perfect wedding is an understatement! I know that all (well most) brides think their weddings are the most perfect but trying to be as unbiased as I can I can honestly say that it would be very hard to top this venue or to meet a more professional, caring, attentive and supportive team from the estate!
From the moment I made the first phone call to the venue to enquire about their weddings I was greeted by the most welcoming and pleasant person, who turned out the be Caroline, the General Manager. She had a very different approach to the staff members I had met in other venues, willing to listen to what it was we wanted and her flexibility on making what we wanted happen was second to none…no request was too big. She, along with her team, were outstanding from this day on.
We knew that a traditional hotel wedding was not for us, we wanted to do something different, but didn’t know what. After our first viewing of the venue we were 100% sure that this venue was for us. It was by far the most beautiful venue I had seen. Acres of land overlooking a river and a fabulous walkway, a ‘secret garden’ (where we had our ceremony)! The mansion house with its romantic vintage décor and a secret tunnel leading to a cute, rustic bar, comfortable seating areas which made us and our guests feel right at home and a function area which overlooks the most fabulous gardens and blossom tree which, when in bloom, is breathtaking! Every time we walked around the venue we found something new, little surprises in every nook and cranny.
As the wedding drew nearer we met and linked in regularly with the team! The meetings were so productive, we shared ideas with them and they would share their professional advice. The menu tasting was fabulous (an exact indication of the taste and presentation of the food on the day). Soon the wedding of our dreams was planned out. Caroline and her team made sure every fine detail was covered, things I hadn’t thought about or would have easily forgotten about. It made the planning process so much easier and enjoyable as I could rest assured that these guys had it covered
We decided to go for a very different structure which lasted over two days. Day one my husband and I got married in a local church with only our immediate family and several close friends joining us. Following our intimate church ceremony we all went to Boyne Hill House for a BBQ, drinks and some relaxed celebrations. After the BBQ the children (11 children aged 1-13) ran riot around the gardens and mansion house and were in their element, while the adults relaxed in the bar. It was just perfect, everyone had a ball and the staff were so accommodating.
We enjoyed breakfast together the next morning before getting ready for the big day ahead. My husband and the groomsmen went one floor of the mansion house, while us girls had another floor to get ready. We were pampered by hairdresser and MUA, surrounded by platters of fresh fruit, chocolates, Champaign and anything else we fancied.
My husband and I decided to do a ‘First Glance’ which was captured by our photographer and videographer in a large drawing room in the mansion house and after this we took advantage of the beautiful gardens and got all of our photographs alone, with family and bridal party taken before coming back to the mansion house just in time to peak at our 150 guests arriving through the windows.
We had a short ceremony which took place in the secret garden, led by a family friend and including our friends and family in readings, poems and music. Without sounding cliché it really was like something from a fairytale. After our ceremony and with all of our photographs complete we had nothing to do but eat, drink and be merry…and that we did! The food, drinks and atmosphere was fantastic. Both we and our guests were treated like royalty. The food was to die for and there was any amount for everyone. To make things even better the venue offered free corkage on the wine. We luckily had friends who were visiting France early last year and brought back crates of the most beautiful red and white wine for the big day at a fraction of the price you pay here. This was a massive saving!
So this venue was ultimately our home for over two days, and it was truly the best weekend of our lives. Our wedding day exceeded all of our expectations, I could not fault one thing about it! Thank you so much to everyone in Boyne Hill for creating a memory and experience that will always bring a smile to our faces xx