"The best day of our lives and by far the best wedding venue in Ireland!"
This review comes from a couple who were very sure of what they didn’t want- (a hotel wedding!), but who struggled to find a venue that ticked all their boxes. We visited 10+ venues all over Ireland and take it from us; if you are looking for a uniquely picturesque venue, with the WOW factor as soon as you drive in, the most amazing food &drink, and above all else the best wedding team you could ever dream of then Drenagh House Estate is the only venue you need to consider.
The moment we drove into the estate grounds and approached Drenagh House we both got such a special feeling. If you have ever been to a wedding in Drenagh, I am sure you know what we mean! The house itself is beautifully restored and still has all the original character which makes it even more special. The grounds and gardens are just breath taking and perfect for all those special pictures. There are even some peacocks roaming the grounds, which if you are lucky enough to see, are great for photos on your special day. The moon garden is truly magical for your ceremony and has the added benefit that your guests don’t need to move locations! The marquee in the walled garden is beautifully decorated and all the details Drenagh provide are to the highest standard.
The food throughout the whole day was honestly, in our opinion, better than any top-quality restaurant. The canapes were to die for, including some beautiful sweet treats for all our guests in the afternoon. The evening meal was by far, the best food our guests had experienced at any wedding. Even weeks after our special day we still have guests boasting about how incredible they thought the food was. It didn’t stop there either, Drenagh also provided an evening supper later that night, which was delicious too!
In our opinion on top of the most beautiful venue and best food the part that really does set Drenagh apart from any other venue is their amazing team. The whole team from Hannah & Gayle (our amazingly talented wedding planners), to Chris (the Manager, who knows every single tiny detail of how to elevate your day), to Trevor and Gareth (the Estate Managers, who go above and beyond with every detail and who making your guests feel so welcome) To Marcin (The most stylish & attentive Bar Manager!!) and all the amazing bar staff. Not to forget the one and only Brian (your personal MC & practically 5th bridesmaid- A huge hit with all our guests, he is a true GEM!!! He really does go above and beyond in every way!). We cannot put into words how truly talented the entire team are, they literally become your little Drenagh Family. It is very easy to see they truly love what they do and will go over and above to make your day truly special and memorable.
Not to dwell on the fact that our wedding was in September 2020, in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic. Whilst organising a wedding in normal circumstances can be stressful enough for any couple, having a global pandemic to take into account added an extra layer of complexity for us. However, that being said, the one major advantage we had on our side was the team at Drenagh. We honestly could not have coped in planning our wedding without each and everyone of them and their constant reassurance once a new regulation came out. They were there every step of the way, at the end of the phone and always reassuring us they would help us come up with a plan no matter what happened. They helped us plan and have the most memorable COVID safe wedding and it was better than we had ever dreamed off. With their COVID regulations all our guests felt comfortable and safe with plenty of room to safely socially distance. The Drenagh team did everything they could to make our guests feel not only as safe as possible, with regular hand sanitising stations, but also made them as comfortable as possible. Drenagh Estate is truly a versatile venue in itself with the vast estate grounds and spacious marquee which permitted us to have our Covid Safe wedding.
In a nutshell we cannot put into words how much we recommend Drenagh. We were truly blown away by their service, attention to detail and how each and every single member of staff went totally above and beyond to make our day truly unforgettable. Thank you for the best day of our lives!