Wedding Testimonials At Castleknock Hotel

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At Castleknock Hotel & Country Club Dublin, service excellence is everything. We pride ourselves on giving our couples the day of their lives. Below you will find a few testimonials from some of our couples.

Maggie & Barney 30th October 2015

Planning a wedding might be stressful. Planning the wedding with Castleknock Hotel was a pleasant experience. We couldn't ask for a more professional and helpful staff. The very warm welcome and constant reassurance was very appreciated. The event management team was outstanding. If we could do it all over again- Castleknock Hotel would be the place ! Thank You

Dervila & Diarmuid 19th September 2015

Our wedding reception at Castleknock Hotel was perfect, we couldn't be more happy with everything. Thank you for making our wedding day so special 

 John & Wayne 4th September 2015

We had our wedding in Castleknock hotel on the 4th of sept 2015 and it was an absolutely perfect day. The hotel staff did everything to a tee. We couldn't of asked for better. Even our guests were commenting on the hotel choice and had a fantastic day and night. A huge thanks to Sinead Codd who helped us to arrange everything and made the day run perfect. Well done to all involved and thanks for a perfect day Castleknock hotel.

 Ciara & Richie 1st August  2015   


We would both like to say a huge thank you to yourself and the team at Castleknock hotel.

 Throughout the whole process the help and support was fantastic , each and every little query we had was dealt with quickly and professionally.

 The wedding day !!!

 Well what can we say about this… EVERYTHING went amazingly. Each and every staff member over the two days were outstanding and a credit to the hotel and Guy. He has a fantastic team of staff and a well-oiled machine in the hotel !

 There are a few people we would like to specifically mention.

 Sinead …. Thank you both so much. I can safely say without either of you the day would not have gone half as well as it did, you were both a fantastic help.

 Gavin .. Gavin was absolutely outstanding, his team on the day were flawless and we could not have asked for anyone better looking after us on our wedding day. No task was too big.

 Rachel … WOW, Rachel is a credit to the hotel, her hospitality and service at the top table was unbelievable.  She was an absolute gem to deal with.

 Elena.. Well, what can we say…. Elena was an absolute pleasure to deal with over both days, we cannot express our thank you to this lady enough, words cannot describe how fantastic she was to us on the day of our wedding and the day after our wedding. We were both blown away by Elena and the service she provided us over both days. Her passion and love for her job was remarkable and it says a lot about the hotel to have such a happy and fantastic team behind them. Elena also came in on the Monday (her day off) to help us check out and get all our stuff together, this completely blew both of us away, it is very rare you would see this and again it really shows the love and commitment Elana has for her job and the Hotel. SHE IS AN ABOSLUTE CREDIT TO THE HOTEL.

 Andrew…In the words of Richie, what a genuinely sound, hardworking bloke! On the Sunday the service continued through Andrew, he never stopped from the time we met him on Sunday until the time we went to bed Sunday night. He was constantly in checking on us to ensure everything was ok and that we were well looked after …. He was absolutely brilliant from start to finish.  

 Bar staff and chefs – The food was exceptional every person we spoke to raved about the quality and taste of the food was exceptional. Bar staff in both days were excellent , there was never a long wait time or a long que.

 Ellyn & Lorraine  … The reservation team were brilliant to deal with in regards to reservations. We had a few mishaps and nothing was too big for them to deal with.

 Last but not least !

 Throughout our whole experience from organising the wedding to our wedding day and  the days after the wedding the one thing that stood out the most for us was the STAFF, each and every individual we dealt with from the reception team to floor staff , event managers and the background team were absolutely brilliant and we cannot thank you all enough.Our guests were blown away by the staff and the service they provided and it was relayed back to us by each and every person we spoke too.  Guy has an exceptional team with him and it really does show through the service and hospitality of the staff.  Coming from the hospitality industry I know I look out for stuff that others wouldn’t necessarily notice ,,, but there was genuinely nothing we could even begin to fault throughout the two years of planning the wedding right up until the wedding day. The day was fantastic and that was down to Castleknock hotel and its staff. We could not have chosen a better venue for our day.

 Again thank you all sooo much for everything.

 Ciara & Richie.  



Victoria & Bobby 24th April  2015 

We were delighted with everything but if we had to pick anything it would be the staff. We fell in love with this venue. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for us the day of our wedding. Sinead our events coordinator was lovely to deal with, Victoria loves the colour pink so Sinead knew exactly what to do.  Excellent Value for Money. This hotel is amazing.


 Laura & Andrea 27th June  2015   


I hope you are all well. I had my wedding on Saturday the 27th of June this year. I am just back from holidays and need to take this time to thank you all for a fantastic weekend.

You couldn't have done enough on every level. from the events team, Nicola, Lorraine, Eleana, Tomas and the guys on duty on Saturday to bar staff and Andy looked after us at every turn. Can't tell you how happy we are and how the weekend went. I cannot compliment your team enough! Nothing was too much trouble.


Thanks again

Laura and Andrea

 Aoife & Kevin 18th April  2015  


The experience & customer service from start to finish was second to none. The initial meeting with Sinead was great as we were taken on a tour of the hotel. We knew there and then we wanted the hotel to host our wedding as it just felt 100% right. From there on in we were provided with regular updates from Sinead to ensure we were on track for key milestones leading up to the wedding. Every time we called or emailed the service was the same from the day we booked. The tasting was amazing, looked after by the banqueting manger and his team to allow us to choose a fantastic menu for all our guests. The week of the wedding, Nicola looked after us to complete the final arrangements making us feel at ease on the run up to the big day. The day itself went without a hitch, every member of staff was amazing looking after us and our guests throughout. All our guests were complimentary about the hotel, the food and the service provided. As the new Mr & Mrs Shearer we would like to thank you all for everything you have done for us to make our special day one to remember for many years to come. From the moment we came to meet Sinead we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. The whole journey from then was a fantastic experience and we were looked after from start to finish. It is excellent Value for Money.

Thank you.

We would like to make a special mention to Andrew Sherlock. Aoife and I stayed at the hotel at Christmas and got talking to him during that time. We mentioned how we were having our wedding in April and he said he would be working that day. Sure enough Andrew remembered us greeting us with a big welcome on the day. Andrew worked tirelessly making sure Aoife myself and all guests were being looked after on the day of the wedding and the following day at the BBQ. He is an example to all on customer service, everything was done with a smile on his face and nothing was too much trouble. Many thanks Andrew for looking after us so well over the whole weekend!

Kevin & Aoife.



Lisa & Damien 31st Dec 2014  


To Gael, Fiona and all the staff in the Castleknock Hotel


I hope your all keeping well.


Just a quick email to say - On behalf of Damian & myself we would like to thank you, Fiona,  & all the staff there in the Castleknock Hotel for making our wedding day perfect.  From the first day we met & booked your hotel as our wedding venue, the staff couldn't do enough for us & were a pleasure to deal with.  You were all so friendly and helpful and nothing we asked was too much trouble. It made our wedding planning so much easier.  The day went so smoothly, couldn't have asked for better, guests commented how exceptional staff service was & the food was gorgeous.   I would nave no bother highly recommending the Castleknock Hotel to anyone as their wedding venue.   We would love to do it all over again! We'll be back soon for a visit.


Please pass on our thanks to all  your staff for the day of and day after the wedding, we had two brilliant days!


Thank you so much again!

Lisa, Damian & Family



Paula & Franki 15th Nov 2014  

Hi Lorraine

Thank you SO much for making Saturday so special for us. The day was fantastic & everybody was saying how amazing the hotel was. We also had a great night on Sunday & the food in the bar was gorgeous! 

Thanks again for all your help, we are just delighted with how the day went. 

Kind Regards

Jenni & Adam 6th Nov 2014 
Wedding Dinner

Hi Audrey,

The food was amazing, the room was amazing, everything you guys did for us for amazing, thank you all so much, and to Guy for everything he did for us, we had a great day :-) 

Thanks for the gorgeous presents too, our families were so impressed with the place, Adams family had never been to the hotel before and no one had eaten there. And I was so impressed with the mushroom bruschetta!

Thank you all again so much x x x x x x x x
Liz & Bradley 1st Nov 2014


What can I say. The day was perfect and it is all thanks to you .

We had the most amazing day. Every single person mentioned how wonderful the hotel was. Everyone was very impressed and it was simply perfection. From the day the families arrived until we left on Tuesday we were so happy and really looked after.

 Thank you so much for everything you have done for myself and Bradley. I will be recommending yourselves to everyone. In face Roberto (the best man) has booked himself and his girlfriend there for New Years. I am sure many many more will go back.

 Thank you again !!! x

Michael & Joyce 3rd Oct 2014

Hi Gael / Sinead,

Just back from honeymoon and wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks so much for making our wedding day everything we'd hoped for and much more. The room looked absolutely amazing and along with the food & service the whole wedding package was far beyond what we'd anticipated.

We had so many wedding guests compliment us on the food and how well the venue looked on the day it's needless to say I'd have no hesitation in recommending Castleknock Hotel for anyone considering it as their wedding venue. Having a brother-in-law involved in the wedding industry who chauffeurs couples to their wedding venue every week and hearing him comment in glowing terms of the hotel, staff & service speaks volumes for the job you all did on our wedding day.

A special mention has to go to you Sinead for the constant communication and looking after every little detail in the lead-up to our big day. You were so professional, a pleasure to deal with and made the whole planning process so easy for us. Lorraine in reservations who always kept me up to date with all of the guests in our bridal party who were staying over, thanks again.

Also a big thank you to Artur, Rachel and the rest of the banqueting team who did a fantastic job throughout dinner and had no problem rearranging one of our tables at the last minute when I discovered 2 guests weren't able to make it on the day. Everything ran like clockwork from the time we arrived at the hotel until we left the residents bar in the early hours of the morning.

Anyone who attended our wedding could see why the hotel won it's recent award for hotel of the year. Thank you all so much again, and we look forward to enjoying our next stay at the hotel soon.

Kind Regards,

Michael & Joyce.

Declan & Danny 28th June 2014

Hi Audrey,

Sorry for only coming back to you now as I/we are just recovering from what was such an intense, stressed, mental, but absolutely wonderful weekend! 

Well all we can say is...I’m sure you constantly get tons of response saying “thanks for everything/well done/much appreciated” etc., but I hope you might single this one out and take to heart:

Our wedding at the Castleknock Hotel was not just everything you promised and we expected, but massively so very much more. We had an incredible day and indeed weekend which hugely stemmed from the simply amazing job, service and hospitality done and provided by you and everyone there. Every request and ask - not just by us and our immediate bridal party, but by all of our guests (whether staying over or just there for the day and whether little or large) was dealt with and met immediately, totally and happily (and we got so much feedback and stories to easily state this claim)… plus was all done with friendliness, interest and a feeling of importance which made it all so much easier on us.

 What you’re doing there goes beyond justifying “wedding venue of the year” awards to deserving heartfelt gratitude from customers and guests like us/ours for making such a special occasion in our lives actually truly… SPECIAL!

 An amazing job and service such as this comes from good management and trickles down through and to all and every your staff there - each had a “hello“, interest and attention-to-making-us-happy for which we are eternally indebted. 

Thank you once again, and talk soon

 Darren & Ana Paula 17th May 2014

 Hi guys. I would just like to say thank you so so so much for all the help in organising the wedding, you guys helped me so much. We had such an amazing time loved every second of it and everyone helping was just brilliant. So many people have so much good things to say about the service, hospitality etc.

Again thank you so much Darren & Ana Paula.


Michelle & Stephen Leslie 3rd May 2014

Good Evening Mr Thompson,

Having worked in hotels myself for 18 years (before jumping ship 2 yrs ago!) I am a firm believer that feedback is of the utmost importance. As we know only too well in the service industry, it's usually only the negative feedback that we receive so I felt I had to write to let you know about the wonderful experience We had at your fabulous hotel.

We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception at the Hotel on 3rd May and from our very first meeting with Audrey until the day we checked out (we stayed for 3 nights) we could not of asked for anything more. Audrey had us hooked after our first show around.

The hotel is so well run, service was top notch and everyone of the staff we dealt with were a pleasure at all times. All these things along with the high quality of food made our special day one that we will never forget.

I would like to make a special mention to the following staff:

Audrey McGowan and the Banqueting Team who were brilliant, as were Sarah Jane Leonard and the Reservations Team, each time we met Audrey or dealt with one of the Team they were so helpful and courteous, I always got the feeling that no request would be too much trouble.  

Arthur the Duty Manager on the day of the wedding was brilliant, he was always there if we needed anything, he always seemed to be one step ahead, which is such a great quality when dealing with weddings and stressed out couples! Rachel our waitress and the team of waiters and waitresses for the meal, were so lovely, service of the meal was excellent- and of course to all the Chefs who cooked such a lovely menu, our Guests are still talking about it.

And finally Fiona the Duty Manager on the Sunday- what a credit to your Management Team.   

Please pass on a big Thank You to All The Staff & Management of The Castleknock Hotel for making our Day so Special.

We are already looking forward to coming back for our Anniversary Meal, hopefully we will get to visit again before then!  

Kind Regards,

Michelle & Stephen Leslie. 


Sandra & Rob Kinnear 2nd May 2014' 
 Hi Gael,

Well one word sums our experience up....AMAZING! thank you so much for the best day of our lives. 

A huge thank you to Hugh who was so fantastic, professional and made everything go like clockwork. Everyone of the hotel staff were so welcoming and warm...a special thanks also to Rachel at our top table for looking after us so well.  A warm thank you to Sinead and Siobhain in your team and also to Sarah in reservations all so lovely to deal with! A big thank you to the staff at reception making our guests feel so welcome.

Every one of our guests were so impressed with the hotel and how lovely all the staff were. They are a credit to the hotel.

Well here are a few pics of the day and we will say bye for now  x

Thanks and Regards

Sandra and Rob

Laura and David Mooney 28th December 2013
We just wanted to drop you guys a mail to say a BIG THANK YOU for your help in organising the most amazing wedding day, everything from start to finish was just perfect, it couldn’t have went any better.


There really was nothing to fault, the staff were so attentive and accommodating (they even kicked three gate-crashers off the dance floor and out of the room towards the end of the night, or so I heard, ha!), the food was amazing, all the guests were just so impressed. We just felt really well looked after, and any stress that was lingering just melted away J


You guys are extremely good at what you do, I can certainly understand why you won Hotel Of The Year, the service was second to none!


Apologies for the delay in getting this across to you all, we have just returned from honeymoon, unfortunately L


We are now looking forward to our next trip to the hotel, which hopefully will be sooner rather than later.


Thank you so much once again.


Laura & David Mooney

Karen & Dwayne Hanlon 27th July 2013
Just want to say a big thank you to yourself & the staff at the Castleknock Hotel we had an absolutely amazing day on Saturday we couldn't have asked for better and we are so glad we chose this hotel to hold our wedding reception. Everything was perfect from food to service xx can't wait to come back for a visit.
Sarah and Keith Gavaghan  21st June 2013 
Just to say we both had a fantastic time on Thursday and Friday last and couldn't have wanted things to go any smoother. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who were all very attentive and were very accomodating on the night to what we wanted, which wasn't very much, like you have been in the run up to the event.


I could not praise Castleknock Hotel highly enough, on Thursday the restaurant staff were second to none and all the guests were singing the praises of both the venue and the menu. We didn't have the full 21 and the staff waited to ask if that was it rather than rush into taking orders etc, even though we were slightly delayed, and did ask if we were expecting more to arrive before proceeding. Friday the food was served to each table after the speeches was also delicious and the room looked fantastic.


Many people I have spoken to over the last couple of days would change biuts and bobs of their wedding day but I think I can safely say we wouldn't change a thing and that is due in no small part to the levels of service and attention to detail given by you and your colleagues.

Lynsey & Sean Counihan 20th April 2013
We just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us for our wedding recently.  The whole process from the wedding planning and the day itself went so well and we are so pleased that we have so many amazing memories from our time at the Castleknock Hotel.
All our guests have been commenting on what a great time they had and how they loved the hotel - we'd especially like to make a mention to all the staff involved in returning my nephew's winnie the pooh teddy which he left behind.  He is only 3 and is over the moon at his return !!
We truly felt that we were treated so well throughout our entire stay and the hotel were very accomodating with all our requests.  Hugh, we especially felt really looked after by you on the wedding day so thank you for everything you did.  All the waiting staff who served our wedding breakfast did a fantastic job. 
We look forward to returning to the hotel soon enough for a stay.
Thank you again and all the best
Caoimhe & Colm  Ó Raghallaigh  16th March 2013 
Good morning Ladies
Where do I start?!
Just want to say that we had the most wonderful, perfect, fun and magical day on the 16th March when you hosted our weddng reception.
The feedback from our guests has been nothing but utterly positive.
Everything was faultless & we were looked after so well. Colm & I can't thank you enough for all the hard work over the whole weekend which ensured everything went so well and which made us and our guests feel so well looked after & welcome.
We never received a final reciept so I'd be grateful if you would forward one on to me when you get a chance.
Thanks again for everthing, honestly, none of the team there could have done anymore to make the day so perfect.
All the best,
Janis & Brian Gorman 15th September 2012 
Just want to say a huge thanks for all your help building up to Saturday, we had an amazing day. Can you pass on my sincere thanks to Fiona, she couldn't have done any more, everything went so smooth & all the staff were fantastic. 
Thanks again
Janis & Brian

Orlagh & Peter Mills 14th September 2012

  I just wanted to send you a mail to say thank you so much for all your help in organizing our special day. Also a big thank you to Nicola & Leona in reservations , they were always very helpful on the phone. A huge thank you to the staff that organized the room , it looked amazing.

It went absolutely perfect , all of our guests had an amazing weekend and could not get over the level of service that all the staff in the hotel provided. By the sounds of it , they all plan on returning for a night or two stay.

The food was fantastic and everyone is still talking about the whole weekend.

I didn't think it would be possible to have a wedding without any hiccups but I was wrong , the whole weekend was  100% perfect. We are so happy that we chose your hotel as our wedding venue.

 Thanks again so much and I am sure you will see us again soon.


Trina & David Murray 16th July 2012 

We would like to thank everyone at the Castleknock Hotel for helping us out on our Wedding day on Monday. We all had a brilliant time. All the staff were more than helpful to us. We would like to especially thank Jenni, (our wedding co-ordinator) Silvia and all the catering staff at the hotel. Everyone was great. Thanks again, you guys made our special day very special and everything went smoothly.


Jenny & Mick Shields 7th July 2012

 Thank you and all the staff at Castleknock Hotel for all their work the day of our wedding. I cant express enough how great and attentive all the staff were on the day. Alot of the guests are still raving about the hotel and staff and already posted comments on your facebook page, there are a few now considering to book upcoming events there due the level of service we were given on the day.


Janice & Mark Bowes 30th June 2012

Everything went fantastic and I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you very much to yourself and to all the staff involved on our wedding day it made it go so smoothly. The staff couldn’t do enough for both ourselves and our guests, I could not fault anything from our wedding reception to check out, everything was perfect and the staff are friendly and polite and you are all credit to the Castleknock Hotel & Country Club.


Deirdre and Aonghus Joyce 29th June 2012 

We had a fantasic day, everything was perfect, all the staff at castleknock did a super job!!! :) 
Thank you so much to you and all the staff at Castleknock for making out day so special. 

Deirdre & Brian Hennessy 17th September 2011 

Thank you for all your help in the organising of our wedding yesterday. Everything went really well for us. We enjoy the day as did our guests. So again, a big thank you.


Elena and Liam Lynch 14th September 2011 

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did, we enjoyed every single moment at the hotel food was fantastic, the room was the best ever. Also thanks a lot for the reception and red carpet.

One complaint though - it went too fast! :) Here I am a married woman and my life is even more crazy busy, and I am already tired :)

So, once again, thanks a lot to you and the rest of the team! We will recommend Castleknock Hotel to all of our friends for any occasion!


Sharon and Michael O'Connor 1st September 2011

 Thank you for all your help in the run up to our Wedding. We had an amazing day.
The staff/service of hotel were fantastic and were always on hand if we needed anything. Thanks again.



Aine and Conor Burns 18th June 2011 

I just wanted to thank you and all the staff for all your help in the run up to and of course on the day of our wedding itself. Everything went really great and we had a fantastic day.



Aisling and Shane Madigan 14th May 2011

 Thanks so much for everything!! Everything was amazing!! Syliva conducted everything so well on the day and all the staff where so friendly and helpful. I had heard that some hotels just fob you off the day after the wedding and all the smiles stop, but the Hotel was perfect the whole weekend and everyone had a ball!! So thank you all soo much!!


Denise and Stephen Judge 7th May 2011

 I just want to say a huge thank you to all the teamin Castleknock hotel for the excellent service, great food and venue
which played a big part in our special day! We loved every minute of the day and didn't want it to end! All our guests are talking about the day saying it was the best wedding they have been to so all the guests will be returning to the hotel as we certainly will and will be recommending the hotel to everyone.


Sandra and Simon Roberts 29th April 2011 

Now that my wife and i have had time to reflect on the excellent service that every member of your staff gave us, on every aspect of our stay for our son Simon and Sandra's recent wedding.

So once again thank you all very much.
Arfon Roberts (Simon's Dad)


Margaret & John O Brien 22nd January 2011

 I just wanted to drop you an email to thank yourself and Sylvia and all the staff who made our wedding day spectacular. It was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. From the minute we stepped out of the car until we checked out the following day, everything was amazing. The attention to detail that you and your team showed us was second to none. All of our guests complimented the chef as the food was fabulous.


I cannot thank you enough for making our dreams come true. I also got a great surprise when I walked into the reception room and the seat covers and bows were there to add that final touch. I would and will recommend Castleknock Hotel to anybody who I know is getting married and looking for a truly special venue.

Thank you,


Suzanne and Paul Cleary 30th December 2010

 Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the girls for all there brilliant hard work to make our special day so perfect, everyone really enjoyed themselves and all loved the food, the service was amazing, we are so delighted we chose to have our wedding in your hotel. We would highly recommend the hotel to all friends and look forward to staying with ye again.


Aisling and Paul Hardy 28th August 2010

 Aisling and i would like to thank you and all the staff for making our wedding day so enjoyable at Castleknock hotel. We really did enjoy the day. Please can you thank Sylvia too.

We are just back off honeymoon in Italy (Sorrento and Rome) and we had a fantastic time.(-:

We are grateful for all you did for us and thank you on behalf of Freda too. She was so thankful.

We will without hesitation always recommend Castleknock Hotel to family and friends.

Thank you all once more.

Kindest regards,

Paul & Aisling Hardy


Gillian and Declan Coughlan 6th August 2010


Thanks for making our day so special, nothing was an issue for you all. You all really made it the best day of our lives. Dearbhla, it was a pleasure dealing with you, you a credit to the hotel. Thanks again!


Edel and Thomas Lane 23rd July 2010


I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for us helping to organise the wedding. Everything was perfect for the two days we were in the hotel and all our guests loved the hotel. 

It was great to have all your help in the planning the few weeks before the wedding and making everything so easy especially with our extra things which needed doing such as the sweets and toiletries and of course our unusual wedding cake. 

The staff on the day of the wedding were fab and nothing was to much trouble Elaine and Sylvia were brilliant and the food was great. The BBQ the next day was brilliant and the barman in the Lime Tree looked after us all very well. 

Also thanks to Leona who done a great job with all the rooms and packages.

We had an absolute ball the two days and were delighted we chose the Castleknock Hotel for our wedding.

Thanks for everything.


Joyce and Colin McGrath 22nd July 2010


Hi Dearbhla,

Just back from our honeymoon! had a fab time.

Mailing to say thank you so much for making our wedding a brilliant and relaxing day, from start to finish.
We had a fabulous time. All our guests are still talking about the day and they were very impressed with the hotel standard and professionalism. Many thanks again all the best.


Helena and John Merriman 21st July 2010


Dear Guy,


Early in February of this year, we made an appointment to see your wedding co-ordinator, Dearbhla Sheridan to show interest in your hotel as our venue for our wedding date of 21st July 2010. We had been around several hotels within the Dublin area prior to this might we add and some of the hotels we had been at are considered to be some of the most prestigious in Dublin.


Within meeting Dearbhla and discussing our dates etc., we very quickly realised that we could instil our total faith within Dearbhla and the staff at Castleknock Hotel & Country Club. Dearbhla has that rare gift, of coming across that you are the only customers she will deal with and that you are the only one that matters to her. We realise of course that she has to give this same feel to all people she meets with.


As our dealings and time progressed onwards to the date, we had several more dealings with Dearbhla and found her to be the most pleasant person we have met in many years. We had some of our own ideas of how we wanted things to be on the day and of course would not take any for granted, so we discussed with Dearbhla. She assured us that whatever our needs were and where the hotel could accommodate, that nothing was a problem.


We eventually were handed over to the care of Sylvia and Elaine as it got closer to the date. Again, upon meeting both of them on an individual basis our faith in the hotel was even further enhanced. They assured us that nothing would be a problem and that anything we needed to do we could run it by them and if it fitted with what was hotel policy, that it could be done.


We went with the Platinum Package which included some complimentary Spa Treatments and the Menu Taster etc. and I must give our opinion on all the staff of the restaurant and Club Tonic involved here also. Grade A fantastic sums it up I would say. The attention to detail by all of your staff and the sense of close bond of a well oiled team just shines through at all points. I work for one of the major service providers in roadside breakdown in the country and I realise how difficult it is to make my large team come across with that same sense of working as one.


Helena had some of her own ideas of how the flowers within the Park Restaurant should fit in with her unusual antique flower colour arrangements. She was introduced to what we can only descrie as a hidden gem, Debbie Reynolds. Helena fond Debbie to be extremely inspirational and again that upon speaking with her was the feeling of we were the only people that mattered to her. Debbie worked very closely with Helena and took every little detail on board for what Helena was looking for. Helena had some ideas around how she wanted the wedding cake to be displayed and for flowers to be integrated in to this idea. Nothing was a problem as far as Debbie was concerned.


We had worked hard on making up some personal ideas of what the tables would look like and also some items that we would want placed on the tables. These were all discussed with Silvia on our final meeting with her and again she instilled the total confidence that we could just hand all the items over to her and she was going to make it happen with her team.


The 21st July finally came and we were greeted at the main door by Silvia and Elaine who again made us feel extremely special and that nothing else mattered to them for this day. Whilst we were at our drinks reception down outside the Lime Tree Bar, both myself and Helena were asked to go to the room with our photographer prior to the meal starting for some photos. When we walked into the room and saw the layout of the room and the way the cake was displayed, it was exactly how both of us had envisioned it and better. It actually brought tears to Helena's eyes. The service we received from Silvia and her team that day was above perfection and the watchful eye of Elaine over the staff as they served the tables was incredible. The entire staff were so discreet when serving, you would hardly know they were there and again they gave this sense of absolute care for us.


In short Guy, we have felt the need to sit down and write this letter to you so as to congratulate you and your entire team of staff on what we can only grade as above 100% Customer Care and Service. But we must say you have some very special team members there. These are Dearbhla, Silvia, Elaine and Debbie. It is extremely rare that we get this opportunity to write a letter such as this, so we would wish for you at some point within your hectic schedule to individually thank these staff members from us yourself.


As your caption says on your wedding board in your foyer, "You Have The Dreams We Make Them A Reality" This sums your team up brilliantly.




Lorraine and Damien Hartigan 5th June 2010

Damien and I would just like to thank you all at the hotel, so much for everything. From the moment we booked our wedding with you at the wedding fair, up till the day after the wedding you have all been so so good to us and ever so helpful.

Dearbhla, thanks so much for all your help with everything, you’re a star!! And also to Valerie who was very good to us too! Down to every minor and major detail – both of you girls were great! 

Big thank you also to Sylvia who was absolutely fantastic, we have never seen food served in such a great order before! The meal was perfect - everything was perfect and went so well! 

We would also like to thank you for looking after us at our friends wedding Saturday 7th August! Our room was decorated with petals and a lovely congratulations cake – really nice touch made us feel very welcome!!! Sylvia also made sure we were okay, even though, this time we were not at the head table, she was still as good to us!!!

From the bottom of our hearts , from us to all of you guys - thank you for the best day of our lives….!

I want you to know we will highly recommend the Castleknock Hotel to anyone looking to get married! 

Look forward to seeing you all again someday soon, 

Best wishes, 
Lorraine & Damien


Janine and Shane O’ Sullivan 23rd December 2009

Just had to write a quick e-mail to thank you all for the fantastic day that Castleknock Hotel created for our wedding day on the 23rd of December 2009.

From the day before arrangements to checking out on Christmas Eve, there is not one thing we would have changed about the day and the hotel. When we first arrived in after the church, we were greeted by yourselves and I personally like royalty with a member of staff always within arm’s reach if we had a question or were looking for a drink, or in my case Nurofen!! Thank you for that Stephen, that was above and beyond!


Each room was beautiful decorated and was exactly what we had in mind and I felt that you really captured the ideas that both myself and Shane had for our wedding from the intimate drinks reception in the Lime Tree, the beautiful candlelight dinner in the Park, to the colourful Christmas party in the Hawthorn. The food was amazing and everyone still mentions the soup and chicken fajitas to me!! I never once saw a plate being cleared away or a table with glasses, the staff were really on top form and I would recommend the hotel for any function and we will find a reason to use it again ourselves for a party!!

To Stephen in particular, I cannot thank you enough, we had a few little ups and downs early on but when we met up with you, I felt you really understood what type of day we wanted and you came up with some great ideas before we even thought of them.

Thank you to you all for creating such a calm, fun, beautiful wedding day for us,


Emma & David McConnell 24th October 2009


Thank you very much for a brilliant day. Steven, Silvia and all the staff looked after us very well. They were so friendly and so efficient. The wedding room was perfect, it looked beautiful. All our guests commented on how lovely the bedrooms were. We were so happy with the day.

Pelagia & Brian McAvinue 26th September 2009


We had an absolutely brilliant day. From the moment we arrive we could not fault the service. We were very impressed with the staff and would definitely recommend the Castleknock Hotel for a wedding venue.


Amy & Dave Henderson 28th August 2009

Thanks again for all your help arranging such a wonderful day for myself and David everyone thought it was a fantastic Hotel and the staff could not do any more for us. I am going to write in all the details to 98fm and to make sure you all get a rave review. I will definitely be staying there again for dinner and drinks and over night as we just fell in love with the Hotel.


Sarah & Jerry Griffin 18th July 2009

The day went absolutely brillant. best wedding I've ever been too!!! Stephen was great on the day as were all the staff. Everyone loved the hotel and the food was beautiful.I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone.


Chiara & Matt Lennon 6th February 2009

We're back from honeymoon. We just want to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for all your help and guidance with the run up to the wedding and the day itself. We had a really fantastic day. Everything at the hotel was just perfect, the food, the staff, the room, absolutely everything. We have had lots of our guests raving about the hotel and what a great day it was. We really appreciate all the help you, Melanie and Steven gave us.

We had our wedding in Castleknock hotel on the 4th of sept 2015 and it was an absolutely perfect day. The hotel staff done everything to a tee. We couldn't of asked for better. Even our guests were commenting on the hotel choice and had a fantastic day and night. A huge thanks to Sinead Codd who helped us to arrange everything and made the day run perfect. Well done to all involved and thanks for a perfect day Castleknock hotel.
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