What they say about their special day
By Caroline & Declan, on Mon, 8th March 2020
It is difficult to know where to begin in expressing how we feel about Muckross Park Hotel and its’ staff. We are not natives of Killarney but from the first moment that we set foot in Muckross Park, we felt at home and knew right then and there that it was going to be our wedding venue. Bernie very kindly met with us – unplanned, that first evening and that was the beginning of our very special journey with both Bernie and the hotel.
Over the next year and a half, we made many trips to Muckross Park from Galway and each time, we were made feel so welcome and treated like royalty. We knew that we were in the most incredible hands and when we met with our wedding co-ordinator Madina, we felt as if we had won the lotto! She ensured that each and every detail of our wedding was organised with exceptional professionalism. While she is incredible at her job, she also makes you feel as if you have known her forever. She is extremely personable and not only are you in the hands of an amazing wedding co-ordinator, you also gain a very good friend, who is there for you throughout the process.
Each and every member of staff whom we encountered along the way made us feel as if we were V.I.P.’s. They carry out every aspect of their jobs with the highest of standards and always go above and beyond their duties. From the fabulous accommodation, to the impeccable service, to the most delicious food, we could not have asked for more both in the lead up to and on our big day. Our wedding guests still talk about the beautiful hotel in the heart of Killarney. We felt as if we were living out a true life fairy-tale during our wedding weekend and the staff at Muckross Park played a massive role in that.
We will be forever grateful and only wish that we could do it all over again! The staff are absolute experts at what they do and any couple who is lucky enough to have their wedding there, is truly blessed.
By Edel & Gordon, on Mon, 8th March 2020
From the first time myself and Gordon stayed in the Muckross Park Hotel 3 years ago we fell in love, everything from the surroundings and spa to the food are exceptional, not to mention the staff who are the most amazing team of people you will ever meet! When we got engaged there was only ever one hotel that took our breath away! From the moment we met Bernie, the hotels wedding coordinator, we knew we were in the best possible hands! Bernie, Madina and the entire staff of Muckross Park Hotel made planning our wedding so easy and nothing was ever too much trouble! We were made feel so special on every visit to the hotel! Our wedding day itself was simply a dream, absolutely perfect! All of our guests were amazed by the beautiful surroundings of the Atrium, where we held our drinks reception, and decor of the Valencia Suite. Our guests were also blown away by the standard of food on the day, people are still commenting on it months later! Myself and Gordon have been back to stay at Muckross Park since the wedding, it is simply our favourite place. The staff yet again made us feel so welcome and special, it is the most amazing hotel! Thank you to Bernie, Madina & everyone at Muckross Park for making our wedding the most unforgettable day of our lives!
By Jill & Ian, on Sun, 16th February 2020
We had our wedding reception here on NYE 2019. We stayed down for 3 nights and had the most amazing time. Bernie & Daniel were our go to people throughout the year and were always available to meet and have a chat with or quick to reply. They were exceptional to deal with. Caroline in reservations checked in with us and was always very accommodating. The day ran so smoothly and everyone couldn’t say enough about the food and service in general. The girls in the spa were also fab and gave me such lovely special treatment during the year and the day after we got married, genuinely seemed interested which was lovely . Thank you for making our day so perfect & we really couldn’t of chosen a better place to ring in the new decade. We have found our place and will be back as regularly as we can.
By Valerie Reynolds
We have stayed at this hotel multiple times and the high quality of service and attention to detail remains amazing. We loved our stays so much that we decided to have our wedding here! Firstly, the staff are fabulous. They are all so friendly and so helpful and really took great care of me and my family. All our needs were attended to. The hotel is beautiful, beautiful grounds and a unique setting that can’t be beat! The food is second to none. The breakfast buffet was a huge hit for all the kids. The best black pudding I have ever tasted!!! The Spa is worth a visit and I would definitely recommend spending some time there – so relaxing!!
We had guests come from all over Ireland and the US and they all stayed at Muckross. The hotel and staff were exceptional with all our guests. Muckross Park Hotel and Spa made the weekend a memorable experience we and our guests will never forget.
We had our wedding ceremony in the Atrium which is such a beautiful building and attached to the hotel which was ideal. The staff could not have been more amazing. Bernie was my right hand. I planned my whole wedding from New York and without her I could not have done it. Such an amazing lady!!!! Niall was simply brilliant. He glided us through the wedding day without a hitch!!! The food for the wedding was delicious. Presentation was perfect and timed perfectly! We had our after-wedding party the next evening at Major Colgans. Great setting and live music!! Muckross had a fabulous BBQ and prosecco reception for all out guests.
I want to thank the Management and Staff at Muckross Park Hotel and Spa for a 5-star experience and stay. We cannot wait to come back and see you all next Summer.
By Robbie & Mags on Sat, 19th of October 2019
After getting engaged last year we quickly commenced the search for our venue, and walking into Muckross Park hotel to meet with Bernie for the first time, our minds had been made up almost instantly! That initial viewing of the hotel and venue along with meeting some of the incredible team in Muckross, we signed up that day!
In the months following on from that, Daniel and Bernie could not have made the planning any easier. The attention to detail and support from them in our follow up visits to the hotel to plan our special day was incredible. Nothing was too much to ask for, and they had an answer and an option for everything.
The venue could not be better, many of our family and friends chose to stay in the hotel and are still raving about the comfort, luxury and service they all received during the weekend. Reception room, grounds, bar and restaurant all impeccable and we really did not want to leave after the 3 days! From start to finish the hotel went above and beyond to make it such a perfect day and weekend.
By Julie & Michael on Tue, 15th of October, 2019
Muckross Park Hotel was fantastic. Our wedding day was just perfect. The hotel staff are extremely professional and helped us in any way they could. They went above and beyond for us. Both Bernie and Daniel were a pleasure to plan and organise with and certainly delivered on an amazing 5 star wedding experience! Thanks to everybody in Muckross for a fabulous wedding day and a lovely after wedding party on day two.
By Michelle & Barry on Fri, 13th of September 2019
Thank you so much to Niall, Bernie, Carolina, Medina and all of the team at Muckross Park Hotel for looking after us and making sure our wedding was everything we dreamed of. We are so glad we chose them to look after our wedding day. Right from the beginning, we knew that we would be in good hands. Firstly, our first meeting with Bernie (the Wedding Sales Manager) was such a lovely experience and really helped us to visualise the type of wedding we could have at the hotel. Nothing was too big an ask and Bernie included very generous offerings to make the package that little bit “extra”. She was excellent with her contact throughout all of our wedding planning months. Caroline in room reservations was so helpful for all of our bookings and queries and never minded if we needed to change details at any stage. Niall (the Banqueting Manager) was an absolute pleasure to work with and we cannot convey everything he did for us. Niall was our go-to for every detail of the planning, from the set up of the room to the entertainment, food and guest planning. He was so flexible to make sure we were able to get anything we needed, and the week leading up to the wedding he was so attentive to make sure we had everything sorted ahead of the day. We cannot thank Niall enough – professional to a 5 star standard but also such a great guy:) The night before and on the day itself, Medina was there to assist with all of the decor and table set up. With Niall & Medina looking after everything, we knew we could fully relax and not even worry about details for our venue on the day. The food was exquisite (the guests are still talking about it!) and the hotel were extremely generous with their portions and even seconds! Thank you so much to all the team. We were treated as if we were the only couple to have a wedding at the hotel and we were made to feel so special any time we called in, be it just a pop in, meal tasting, and especially for the wedding weekend itself. We would highly recommend this hotel as a venue for any wedding couple. It provides such a unique experience with the rustic setting and the highest quality for everything.
By Grace & Frank on Thu, 22nd of August, 2019
We had our wedding at the Muckross Park Hotel last Christmas (December 2018) and it was everything we had hoped for and more. The staff went above and beyond to cater to our every need and did so in such a friendly and professional manner. The hotel itself was exquisite and looked absolutely spectacular on the day. The food both on the day and for the day after party was out of this world and our guests were extremely impressed. We had such a wonderful day and experience at the Muckross Park Hotel, I just wish I could do it all again. Thank you!
By Anne Marie & Shane on Thu, 22nd of August, 2019
Outstanding! I’d recommend Muckross Park to any couple getting married. From the first time I went to view the venue, all the way up to and including the wedding, their professionalism was 100%. Bernie was our wedding planner she was so lovely and I felt she really understood what I wanted and needed. Niall, well what can I say you made everything so seamless for us- a million times, thank you! Madina I felt like you were the fourth bridesmaid you helped so much that weekend. The hotel is stunning the food was delicious. All of the staff in Muckross were fantastic. Our guests said the check in staff made them feel special and made a fuss out of them. I’ve had comments of praise for the hotel from everyone who attended. I’m so happy we picked Muckross park for our wedding. Thank you all again.
By Amy & Alan on Tue, 4th June, 2019
I can’t recommend the Muckross Park enough. Everything from our first viewing to our big day and beyond our expectations. Bernie, Niall and all the staff were amazing. Anything we could possibly need done was done to perfection. Nothing was any trouble and we had such a relaxing day as a result. We arrived the night before and got married in the hotel. The function rooms were just perfect. To all future brides and grooms, definitely have a viewing. The hotel has a new infinity package which if I was getting married again would definitely get this package. We had most of the suppliers included in this package on our big day, they were out of this world. Food was so good we are still hearing about how great the whole wedding was and we are now nearly 2 months on. Wish we could do it all again was such an brilliant experience working with Bernie and Niall. Honestly best team I could have worked with on the day.
By Rebecca & James on Thu, 16th May, 2019
We cannot recommend The Muckross Park Hotel enough. From the very day we stepped foot into the hotel on the day of their wedding fair we knew there was something special about this hotel. The staff are simply amazing, so genuinely caring, interested and helpful. Bernie, Niall and Caroline to name but a few couldn’t have done more to help us on our special weekend never mind the day itself. We got married in April 2019 and since then our guests have done nothing but compliment us on the venue, from the unique atmosphere of the Atrium to the beautifully designed Valencia suite, the food which was exquisite and the excellent service throughout. Many of our guests had to travel and were blown away by the tastefully decorated rooms in the hotel and the apartments that are only a short walk from reception were perfect for groups of family and friends. There is nothing too big or too small for the staff and everyone made sure that all our needs were met. In the lead up to the wedding they dealt with all our queries and questions and catered for all our needs above and beyond our expectations. They really put us at ease and we were confident that our wedding was going to be the most amazing day, which it turned out to be. A huge thanks to everyone connected to the hotel for making it the most memorable, enjoyable and special day that we truly will never forget.
By Sara & Michael Moor on Fri, 3rd May, 2019
Muckross Park was the ideal venue and location for our wedding! The hotel and staff went over and above to ensure we had the most fantastic weekend! They catered to our every need and the day was a complete success. We were supported the entire way through our wedding journey and we are so grateful to all the staff for making our day so special! Anything we forgot to think of, they had on hand, the food was amazing and praised by all our family and friends! We would strongly recommend Muckross Park for anyone thinking about their wedding venue…. I only wish we could do it all again with Muckross – they truly made our wedding a dream, no stress, no pressure or no hassle! Thanks again to all involved in our big day!!
By Mai on Wed, 13th February, 2019
Muckross delivered in every way on our big day. The staff made the day go seamlessly and our guests had only great things to say about the venue and the food. We are so happy with the service, both before, during and after. We can’t wait to return! Thank you to Niall and Madina for all the support on the lead up to the big day.
By Maeve & Lee on Mon, 11th February, 2019
Fabulous venue, unreal food. Value for money, excellent location…extremely helpful staff. From Day 1, at our initial consultation to our wedding day. We were treated to every one of our wishes, we would recommend Muckross to anyone (and we already have).
By Linda & Donal on Fri, 8th February, 2019
We had a very pleasant experience while planning our wedding in the Muckross Park hotel. Both Niall and Bernie were extremely helpful and professional throughout. The service on the day was brilliant and everybody really enjoyed the meal.
By Caoimhe & Luke on Wed, 30th January, 2019
The staff of the Muckross Park were fantastic. They were extremely helpful. If there was any problem Bernie was only a phone call away and was always there to help. On the day the staff were amazing along with the venue. Food was incredible and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Niall Tangney was the manager on the day and he could not of been more helpful. With the lead up to the wedding, he was so professional and really took good care of us. We had the best day ever and could not recommend the Muckross Park team more. The reservations team and Caroline were always in contact making sure all our guests were looked after. It really was a fantastic venue!
By Caoimhe Cronin on Tue, 29th January, 2019
We held our wedding reception in the Muckross Park and I cannot praise the venue enough. Everything ran so smoothly on the day and the staff from the beginning of the day to morning after could not of been more helpful.
From the minute we met Bernie we knew we were going to have a special day. Everything was tailored to our liking and we never felt just like “another couple”. When queries arose Bernie was always only a phone call away and every little detail no matter how big or small was always resolved. Niall the manager who looked after us on the day was fantastic. Niall was so helpful if we had any last minute queries or changes to be made. I could not recommend them both enough. Caroline in Reservations was always in contact making sure that all guests were accommodated and if any changes needed to be made. Caroline was very easy to work with and extremely friendly.
On the day the venue was stunning. The food was absolutely fab and all the guests were thrilled. We really did get the 5* experience. All staff from the waitresses to bar staff and the management were brilliant. Nothing was a problem for them and I could not thank them enough for making our day so special.
For me, the Muckross Park was the perfect venue. I would highly recommend to all future brides.
By Anna-Marie & David Kenny on Thu, 15th November, 2018
We had our wedding reception in the Muckross Park Hotel just over a month ago and we cannot say enough about the hotel or recommend it more. To any couple considering the Muckross Park Hotel as the venue for your wedding, don’t hesitate. First impressions have a lasting effect and when we met Bernadette that first time she put us right at ease and talked us through everything. She was there to guide us along the way and offered us every support. Whether it was email correspondence or calling out to the hotel, no query was too small and she really gave us her undivided attention each and every time. Caroline was amazing in reservations and dealt seamlessly with all our requests and Madina who was looking after us on the lead up to the big day and on the day itself seemed to go above and beyond in every task. Every couple wants their day to be the stuff of dreams and Madina certainly made that happen for us as did all the staff in the hotel. We took over for the weekend and we were made to feel right at home. This hotel will not disappoint, it is the perfect venue for the perfect day.
By Rachel Farrell on Thu, 25th October, 2018
We couldn’t recommend the Muckross Park enough as a wedding venue. The staff were wonderful from start to finish, nothing we asked was too much trouble, they were just so professional. We were planning our wedding from abroad which could have been difficult but Bernie and Niall were available for phone calls whenever we needed them and responded to emails quickly, making it much easier on us. Every time we went to the hotel all the staff made us feel so special and welcome. Its a beautiful setting and the food was the best we have ever eaten, all of our guests were raving about it. Our speeches ran quite a bit over but the food still came out perfect, they are a well oiled machine! If I did it all again I wouldn’t change a thing!
By Caroline Fitzpatrick on Tue, 23rd October, 2018
An amazing experience from start to finish. We dealt with both Bernie and Niall and we felt very well taken care of from the minute we had our first meeting. We organised the wedding from abroad which we thought would add complexity but Niall was our eyes and ears the whole way through. We couldn’t have been treated any better on the day and we weren’t bothered with any of the smaller details on the day- all staff used their initiative when small decisions needed to be made. Our guests were amazed with the food- we couldn’t believe how great it was- it was nothing like the average “wedding dinner”. Massive thanks for making our day and weekend so special. 0% drama (and I’m a worrier!), 100% happy!