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Some Recent Testimonials

“'Our perfect wedding venue'”

We held our wedding at the Castle Oaks this June (2014) and what a memorable day we had. We couldn't have been better looked after or made to feel more valued, from our initial meeting and look around to the big day itself. Nothing was too much trouble (special thanks must go to Jamie Long, the banqueting manager), the food was fantastic, the service friendly and efficient, the welcome the warmest you'd receive anywhere. We lost track of how many compliments we had about the food, and the function room is beautiful. Throw in the stunning setting on the banks of the Shannon and you have the whole package. It's the opposite of big corporate hotels where nobody would be interested unless you had a huge group - so much attention is paid to everything. We couldn't recommend it highly enough, if you're thinking of having your wedding there, go for it.


 
"The most flawless, amazing wedding"

Hi Jamie!

We're back from the honeymoon and getting back to real life!

We just wanted to send you a message to thank you for all your help with our Wedding. You really made so many little problems we had disappear and helped us so much with everything in the build up and on the day.
The day itself was amazing and the feedback we got from our guests about the Hotel, the service and in particular the food was incredible. Several people told us it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding and one of them is a chef! I was blown away by the food too. My only complaint was I wasn't able to eat any more of it!


We will highly recommend the Castle Oaks to everyone and we can't wait to visit again. A huge thank you to you in particular and your team for the most flawless, amazing wedding we've ever been to. We can't thank you enough.


Glenn and Natasha


"Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough."

We had our wedding reception at the Castle Oaks this summer and cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We live in England and arranged everything from here but there were no worries at all with the Hotel. They were excellent to deal with and were able to accommodate any wishes or changes we wanted for our big day. All the staff were excellent throughout and we could not have wished for a better day. From the wonderful food, the amazing grounds through to the friendly service from the bar staff, the Castle Oaks really helped helped make our day very special. Thanks Gobnait, Padraig, Orla and all the staff (too many to name all :-)


 

“Wedding Day Magic”

Castle Oaks was where my husband and myself booked as our wedding venue . From the first initial show around of the venue right up to the day itself (15 months approx) we can not fault one thing . I am from Dublin originally so I was not familiar with Castle Oaks . When we arrived there , I was taken in instantly by the beautiful gardens and the River Shannon right on the doorstep .( The photographs are amazing !) The House itself is so charismatic and charming . When you first enter the foyer you are met with a beautiful archway and staircase . I could instantly picture my wedding being held here . The rich colours would be beautiful in winter as there is also a warm open fire there, however we had decided on a summer wedding and this location was the best choice we made .

The staff & service we received were next to none . Gobnait the owner is very hands on and was always available to answer questions and to offer advise . Jamie thye banqueting manager is an absolute credit to the establishment , he is a complete genius when it comes to wedding planning and all my requests were met with the highest standard and he did not take his eye off the ball once . Jamie completely reassured us that we had made the right decision on our choice of venue . Not forgetting some of the other staff members, Padraic, Martina, Orla and Kathryn all made the experience in dealing with the Castle Oaks as simple as possible .

Our guests and ourselves were blown away with the food . At our tasting , it was hard to choose as everything was so good and I was anxious that the standard wouldn't drop when it came to serving 220 guests. I can confirm that it certainly did not drop and everyone was raving about it . The organisation from the kitchen and serving staff was outstanding, everyone's meal was served promptly and was hot on arrival which can sometimes be hard to achieve with a large crowd.

On our wedding day , we were lucky to get a scorcher and we were able to have our drinks reception outdoors. Castle Oaks have the ideal set up for this and with the mature gardens surrounding the house , there is nowhere else you would want to be .

With regards to accommodation there are only 20 rooms in the main house, which I reserved for family, however the rest of our guests stayed in the garden suites and holiday homes . Both of which got great reviews and have very attractive prices for a wedding party . This was a factor also in booking as we had a lot of people travelling .

I could type all day about how great this venue was for our wedding, and indeed would be a perfect getaway for any time of year , but Ill stop now and say that we couldnt have been happier and I would recommend this hotel again and again.

Thanks guys !!!! You made our day !

Ciara & Paul

 


 

“Rest!”

Went to a wedding there recently and everything from the food to the staff was outstanding.The gardens and the grounds around are beautiful kept.You can see the hard work the staff,management and directors have put into the place.The serivce at the meal was fast and beautifully done,white gloves on the servers which was a lovely touch.Also amazing Art work hung in the hotel.Everybody was so helpful and polite it really made the day go so easily and smooth.Really enjoyed my stay and will definitely be back.

 

 
Stayed for a Wedding
5 of 5 starsReviewed 28 May 2014

A wonderful hotel. We stayed last weekend for close friends' wedding. The hotel has a wonderful charm that seems to transfer through the staff! The servers at the tables were Irish for a start, and quick witted! We stayed in one of the Courtyard Suites which we thoroughly recommend! Food was gorgeous and breakfast fab!

 




We held our wedding at the Castle Oaks this June (2014) and what a memorable day we had. We couldn't have been better looked after or made to feel more valued, from our initial meeting and look around to the big day itself. Nothing was too much trouble (special thanks must go to Jamie Long, the banqueting manager), the food was fantastic, the service friendly and efficient, the welcome the warmest you'd receive anywhere. We lost track of how many compliments we had about the food, and the function room is beautiful. Throw in the stunning setting on the banks of the Shannon and you have the whole package. It's the opposite of big corporate hotels where nobody would be interested unless you had a huge group - so much attention is paid to everything. We couldn't recommend it highly enough, if you're thinking of having your wedding there, go for it.




“Just Perfect”

I would just like to say how absolutely delighted we were with our wedding on the 4th May 2014. We would not have changed a thing and we will be singing the hotels praises to everyone we meet.
The food was exactly as we tasted when we did the food tasting and people are still raving about it and I can't believe everyone was offered seconds too! Not a chance of anyone going hungry!
Jamie was fantastic, completely professional, but lovely with it. Nothing was too much trouble. Even when I messed up on the seating plans, he sorted it all out and it all went without a hitch!
Meeting Gobnait initially was great when we were looking around. We were on a flying tour of hotels in Ireland and she fitted into our plans which was very accommodating. It was lovely to have the personal touch and she was there throughout the wedding as well which was very good. Orla and Kathryn were also great and quickly replied to emails no matter how silly the questions were!
The day before and the day of and the day after, I was made to feel very special and even the bar staff knew may name. The barbecue the day after was very professional and tasty and I would highly recommend making a few days out of it for anyone planning a wedding.
Thank you so much for giving us the best day of our lives.

 



“Haven of Rest.”

What a place . food second to none .On the banks of the majestic Shannon .JFK said " I will return again in the spring to see old Shannon 's face ". He went to Dallas and did not see our lovely Shannon again . Go to Castleconnel Oaks and enjoy peace and quiet and exceptional food .This place enriches the soul and rekindles the spirit .Mrs O' Connell flutters around the estate to ensure all is correct ,and is worth meeting her when you are there , staff lovely and friendly .Time to think , time to contemplate , time to take stock , go to Castleconnel Oaks, you will not be disappointed.

 
 

 
To the staff at the Castle Oaks House Hotel,

I would just like to say how absolutely delighted we were with our wedding on the 4th May 2014. We would not have changed a thing and we will be singing the hotels praises to everyone we meet.The food was exactly as we tasted when we did the food tasting and people are still raving about it and I can't believe everyone was offered seconds too! Not a chance of anyone going hungry!
 
Jamie was fantastic, completely professional, but lovely with it. Nothing was too much trouble. Even when I messed up on the seating plans, he sorted it all out and it all went without a hitch! Meeting Gobnait initially was great when we were looking around. We were on a flying tour of hotels in Ireland and she fitted into our plans which was very accommodating. It was lovely to have the personal touch and she was there throughout the wedding as well which was very good. Orla and  Kathryn were also great and quickly replied to emails no matter how silly the questions were! 

The day before and the day of and the day after, I was made to feel very special and even the bar staff knew may name. The barbecue the day after was very professional and tasty and I would highly recommend making a few days out of it for anyone planning a wedding.
I will send on the photos when we get then and also if you would like us to speak to any prospective wedding people, we would be happy to do so. This review will be going on trip advisor and if you want us to post it anywhere else, just say!

Thank you so much for giving us the best day of our lives.

The new Mr and Mrs Leslie
 

We celebrated our wedding at the Castle Oaks on 16 May 2014. It really was the best day of our lives. The staff are amazing, so helpful to us & our guests and ensured everything ran smoothly. Jamie, who we dealt with regarding the planning of the reception, is an absolute star. Kathryn & Orla were always very helpful regarding guest accommodation. The food was superb & of a very high standard. All of our guests commented on what an amazing day they had & the impeccable service they received from the hotel. Highly recommend it as a place to have your wedding reception or even if you just fancy a weekend break away. Thanks to Gobnait & her wonderful staff for making our wedding day truly memorable

Suzanne & Thomas


 

 

To Management & Staff,

I just had to drop you a mail to say a huge thank you for making my daughter, Jennifer’s wedding reception so perfect last Thursday 8th August. I have to say that everything surpassed our expectations. The food could not have been any better, everyone there commented on how good it was. The room looked amazing, the service and staff were first class. We could not have chosen a better venue.

Thank you all so much.

Mike Moroney


 

 
"I would like to thank you and all the staff for a very memorable reception for my son and daughter in law's wedding.  We had family from Scotland, Australia, USA and Ireland.  Everyone sang the praises of your hotel.  Once again, thank you."
 
Gerard Tunn

 

 

“To all the staff at the Castle Oaks House Hotel. We would like to thank you for making our day so special, we enjoyed every minute of it.”
 

 

“Just a note to say a big thank you to you all for the wonderful day we had at the wedding of my daughter. Everything was A1. The feedback from all the guests was excellent. The food & the service was superb. Keep up the good work.”
 
 
 

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you again for all your help in planning our wedding. We had a brilliant day and everything went perfect. The hotel was brilliant & the food and the service were fantastic. Everyone praised it highly.”


 

 

“I just want to thank everyone in the Castle Oaks for giving us such a great day on the 21st January. The venue, the service, the food was piping hot on every table not just the top table and the amazing treatment Andrew and I received from your staff were exceptional. Please feel free to share my thoughts with potential customers as there is absolutely nothing I can fault you on.”


 

 

"On behalf of Patrick and myself I would like to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff of the hotel for making our wedding day such a spectacular and magical day.  The days before hand and on the special day nothing was a bother and it all went without a hitch and ran perfectly for us and everybody involved in the wedding.  The service, the food, everything and yourself and your fellow colleagues were fabulous and I would highly recommend you and your team to many of our friends and family who are getting married."


 

Say thank you for everything you did to help organise our wedding celebrations in the Castleoaks, both leading up to and on 3rd January itself. Everyone was raving about the food, the service and the general atmosphere in the hotel. Many many thanks to you and everyone else there for making it so special. We couldn't have asked for anything better.
Best regards, Shauna & Séamus


 

The staff was so courteous and considerate and all of the guests remarked on the quality and generous portions of food. Particular attention was paid to me as I do not eat wheat or dairy and I was asked at each course if the food was all right for me and if I would like anything else. Overall the experience of having my daughters wedding reception in Castleoaks Hotel was a joyful and happy one and our visitors from Wales enjoyed themselves very much.                                                                         

Nuala Coonerty - Mother of the Bride