Sheelagh Grennan – 10th September 2016
We had our wedding here during the summer and from the moment we met with the team to view the hotel months before hand we were made feel so special. The service and attention to detail is second to none. As one of our guests put it ...."you wouldn't of had that level of service in any other hotel in the country -it felt like you were their little sister" and that genuinely was the case even from the early planning days spending time with Connor - where any special request for the day was automatically met.
The hotel is so versatile – we were unsure whether to go for a summer or Christmas wedding as either option offers such unique settings. At Christmas we could have had our drinks reception in the hotels newly refurbished lobby and fabulous drawing rooms with log fires and Christmas decorations in abundance or during the summer they have a fabulous walled garden for our guests to enjoy. We opted for the latter and were fortunate enough to have been blessed with a fine day. The hotel gardens were beautiful and the perfect setting for our drinks reception. Guests walked up the rose lined garden path and there was a real feeling of enchantment as they entered through arch way gates to an idyllic walled garden. The week before the wedding my reception music fell through (stress you don't need your wedding week) and Connor just swopped in and secured the most amazing band for us - just one of the many things they went above and beyond the line of duty with.
One of the highlights of the day was the food and from the very moment guests arrived to the drinks reception the tone was set - we were going to get to enjoy the most delicious delicate food throughout the day. The hotel offers many canape options for the bride and groom to choose from. There is everything from freshly made duck pancakes to a seafood trolley which consists of an oyster and Guinness station to many more sensational canapés that are served throughout the duration of the drinks reception – the options are endless. Everything we choose was served outside and was amazing. On the day my husband and I were welcomed into a tremendous champagne tower - the atmosphere was amazing and I was so elated arriving in after having our photos taken to see the party in full swing, everyone enjoying themselves. The hotel is so classy and elegant and everything from the get go was presented with such finesse. Adeline in the hotel took care of the floral arrangements which were amazing and really created an opulent yet warm atmosphere.
The meal was incredible! This hotel offers the best tastiest food I have ever had at a wedding. The range of options to choose from for the meal is endless also – they have every cut of beef - cooked to your liking, along with lamb, chicken, fish or vegetarian options. The menu package we went with offered 2 starter options for the first course, 2 soup and 1 sorbet option for the second course, 3 main course options for the third course, 2 desert options for the fourth course and the meal was finished with tea and coffee, petit fours and a cheese board. I consider myself and my husband massive foodies and we were blown away by the standard of all the food they served...everything was delicious and presented fabulously. Despite having a large wedding of over 300 guests the dining room felt very intimate and the level of service during the meal was impeccable for all guests – generally each table was served each course simultaneously.
The midnight reception was amazing also. The hotel again will take your breath away with the amount of choices they offer you for this stage of your day. You can choose everything from prawn or chicken stir fries cooked in front of you and served in Thai take away boxes to freshly made crepes and ice cream cones or bacon and turkey butties to fish and chips options –there really is everything to choose from and it is equally as delicious as the meal.
The residence bar has a lovely intimate feel to it and really helped keep the party going well into the early hours.
There is no other hotel in the country I would have chosen or would recommend more than the county arms. The entire team deliver the most unique five star wedding experience I could of ever wished for and you really couldn't organise your special day with a nicer bunch. I sincerely want to thank each and every person on the county arms team from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding day everything we could have wished for.
Colin & Leona Good - 1st October 2016
Colin, Oliver and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you've done over the past few months in preparation for our big day! All your hard work was evident because we had a ball and each and every one of our guests complimented the food, the service and the friendly and helpful staff. The entire weekend was a pleasure, friday evening's dinner set the tone for the weekend, Seamus and Jane together with all the staff ensured that Saturday was relaxed and enjoyable - everything was looked after with a smile! I must compliment Leslie for looking after us at the top table at dinner. And I had lovely little chats with Michelle, Grainne and Claire over the weekend too. It has been declared 'best wedding ever' amongst our friends, we only wish the day had felt longer, it really goes in the blink of an eye! County Arms - you're a class act! 👍
Vanessa & Enda Rock – 2nd July 2016
The guidance you gave us from the moment we met, your expertise and professionalism is outstanding.
As always the hotel looked amazing inside and out. Our guests were very impressed with the new refurbishment lobby & ballroom even the gardens were a talking point.
Words can’t describe the quality of the food served on our Wedding day. From arrivals food to the main meal, everyone was stuffed but they still managed to que up at 12pm for the midnight feast. The quality didn’t stop there it continues into the residence bar and right through to breakfast.
We only realised a day or two after, how much the staff done for our guests. From slippers under the top table, bringing a meal and dessert up to our cousins bedroom who had a small baby. Your staff couldn’t have done any more for our guests.
Everyone dreams of a perfect Wedding day and all I can say is our dream came through. Our dream was granted thanks to you and all your dedicated staff. We couldn’t have imagined a better day. Our Wedding Day really was perfect.
We would like to thank you and all your dedicated staff for everything you have done for us over the course of our wedding. We will never forget it.
I cannot thank the staff enough for there attention to detail no stone was left unturned.
Barry and Conor were always available to answer any questions that we had, and went above and beyond for us.
Seamus on the day was very good to us and treated us like royalty.
I cannot highly recommend this hotel enough it exceeds all expectations for your wedding day