31st October 2014
Hello Alicia and Eithne,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Fitzpatrick Castle for playing a key part in making our wedding the most amazing day imaginable.
From the initially meetings with Monica, Eilish and yourself we knew that we were in good hands for what was to be a fantastic day. From the many coffees and chats we had about the detail of what we wanted and what we dreamed of, nothing was ever a problem and everything was possible. The tasting before the wedding was really when we knew that we had picked a great venue. Sean’s patience on the customised menu and Keith’s help about how to handle the fireworks really helped us feel at ease about it all.
On the day, everything came together like a dream. The attention to detail was second to none. The staff, food, service and the castle itself was flawless. Friends and family are still talking about the wedding and how the food was amazing, the staff were sociable and friendly, the venue was perfect and how it all came together like clockwork. Keith and all the staff went well beyond their job to ensure we and our guests wanted for nothing on the day. Eithne herself made sure that we were happy a few times during the day which ensured us that we definitely picked the right venue for our wedding.
I would have no problem whatsoever in recommending Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel for to any newly engaged couples or potential clients for any kind of event they are planning on having at the castle. The one regret is that we can’t do it all over again. I wouldn’t change a thing!
We have just bought a house in the Killiney area and plan on becoming regulars at the Castle, for what is a dream venue for any occasion that has stood the test of time.
Helen & William Conway
18th October 2013
We just wanted to say thank you again for being such a great support throughout our wedding process and particularly on the day itself. Everyone had an amazing time and went away so happy. We hope to see you again on our next visit to the Castle.
Linda & Graeme
6th July 2013
We would like to thank you and your team for such wonderful attention leading up to the celebration, on the day of the wedding itself and on the days following, when our guests continued to enjoy the hospitality and professional cossetting of Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel. Many of our guests commented on the care and comfort they received, the good humour of the staff and many other anecdotes, not least of them including the chasing of the AirCoach by a member of staff to bring some badly needed cups of coffee! Our meal on the day was perfect and all credit goes to Sean, Nicky & Keith for their part in making an already happy day a very memorable one. Finally, we would like to thank you for your unfailing patience in addressing the dietary needs and allergies of our guests and for your unique contribution to the elegance and enjoyment of the occasion.
Khalida & Greg Traynor
2nd May 2013
Hi Eilish, Sandra & Nicky,
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the Castle team for looking after our special day. Everything on the day was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better venue to celebrate our special day. Nothing was too much trouble for you and the team who looked after all our details during and towards the build up of the day. From start to finish you all made it very easy, enjoyable and smooth to plan.
A massive thank you to Sean for the amazing food also. I have to say the nicest food I have tasted at any wedding i've been to before. The presentation, quality and service was second to none. Also thanks to Syed who ensured the day ran smoothly.
You all went above and beyond, even looking after the early check ins for the family travelling over from the UK and ensuring that they had a room ready on arrival, it was very much appreciated.
So many family members and friends complimented the hotel and the way everything was dealt with over our wedding weekend and commented on how friendly and polite every staff member was who they crossed paths with.
It really helped and made me at ease that I didn't have to worry about our reception as I knew it was all taken care of and all in good hands and it made the planning even more enjoyable that our minds were at ease so thank you all.
I have no problem recommending the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel for any function, family event or even just a weekend away. My only negative is that we can't do the whole day all over again. Other than this I cannot fault this hotel at all.
Once again, thank you so much
Helen & Robbie Smyth
27th April 2013
Thank you so much for all of your help with the planning and organisation of the wedding. We had a fantastic day, it was everything we wished for and more. This was all down to the time, effort and commitment that you and Monica put in. The service and food was amazing on the day and everyone commented on them. We were so impressed with the attention to detail on the day and how everything we had asked for was in place...it was so nice to see it all come together. Thank you so much again!
Jennifer Mulcahy & John Kilroy
6th April 2013
On behalf of myself and Iain we would very much like to thank you and the staff at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel for the wonderful service and for making our day a very enjoyable one. Our guests were very impressed with the service.
Helen & Iain Last
23rd February 2013
I just wanted to thank you and your team for making Carol & Jay's day so perfect in every way. Your attention to detail was just amazing. You were a joy to deal iwth and we would not hesitate in recommending Fitzpatricks Hotel to anyone having a wedding.
9th February 2013
To Eilish & Team
Thanks so much for a fantastic day. We really appreicate all the hard work.
Karla & Barry
1st December 2012
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the staff at Fitzpatricks. We were absolutely blown away by the hospitality we received. Every single staff member that we had the pleasure of meeting did their job with a smaile on their face, they went above and beyond with any request we had and we just wanted to say thank you for that. We had an amazing day and everything went to plan so thank you for organising everything.
Nikki & Ciarán
27th October 2012
We just wanted to write to you to express our appreciation for the exceptional service and attention to detail we received from you during Sarah & Dara's wedding. As you can imagine we had visited a number of wedding fairs before we went to Fitzpatricks. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and knew that the venue was decided. Syed was the victim chosen to deal with us! He put everyone at ease immediately and we were delighted to know that he would be there on the day.
When we came to 'hammer out the deal' we enjoyed dealing with you enormously. Everything we needed was clarified and provided as requested. Prompt emails left no element of doubt. Nowhere has sorted our Aunty Margaret's dinner correctly before! Thanks again - it is details like this that make all the difference. All our guests said it was the 'best wedding they were ever at'!. They complimented the food and staff and just the nice atmosphere in the hotel.
Again a personal 'thank you' to you and Syed - it was a pleasure to deal with you. We will be recommending you to everyone we know and look forward to dealing with you again.
All our best wishes for the future
Damien & Irene Richardson
26th October 2012
Just a quick mail before we head off on honeymoon to say a Big Big Thank You to you and all the staff for making our wedding day so special - we had a fab day! Food & service was absolutely amazing and everyone is still talking about it. Thank you so much.
Louise & Alan
25th October 2012
We just wanted to thank you and all the staff at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel for a wonderful wedding. Everything was great from the reception to the food and it exceeded our expectations. All our guests were delighted and told us that it was teh best wedding they ever attended. The tables were beautifully decorated and the food was just marvellous and everything was perfectly organised.
A special thanks also to Syed who helped us throughout the evening and ensured we enjoyed a fantastic day.
Really, really great work
Elaine & Matthias
8th September 2012
Just wanted to thank you for all your help in making our wedding day run smoothly. You did a wonderful joy and got everything just right. Myself and Ian were absolutely delightd. Many thanks and much appreciation.
Jennie & Ian
25th August 2012
Just wanted to thank you so much again for all you did to make Rachel & Dave's wedding such a success. They (and we) had a wonderful day and i have to congratulate all your staff for their helpfulness. They really were wonderful - every one of them. Syed is a real gent, deals with everything in a quiet, calm and efficient way. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
24th August 2012
We just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for all your help and advice for our wedding on the 24th August. The reception room looked beautiful, and was even nicer thank I had imagined it to be, the attention to detail was incredible, even the boys thought it was nice!!
We had the most amazing day ever even though it rained but was so proud to have the Castle in our everlasting photos. The service from all the staff on the day was second to none, the food was the best ever. The wine & champers went down very well too! I very much wanted to show our overseas visitors what an Irish welcome was all about and boy did they get it.
All the best
Gina & Gerry McFadden
10th August 2012
Just a quick note to thank you and your team for playing such a huge part in the best day of our lives. We will be forever grateful and just wanted to let you know.
Emma & Selwyn
25th May 2012
Can't thank you enough for all your help in making our wedding so wonderful. We heard so many compliments on the staff, the location and the food. All our guests really enjoyed the day and were very impressed by Fitzpatricks.
Our thanks again,
Barbara & John Michael
5th May 2012
I wanted to send a HUGE thank you to you, Mark and all the team at Fitzpatricks for an absolutely amazing service both in the run up to and on the day of the wedding. It honestly couldn't have gone more smoothly and countless compliments were made to the staff on the day. The food was fabulous and the room was absolutely stunning and couldn't have looked better. I was as wowed as our guests. Thanks again for everything.
Julie & Brian Keegan
10th March 2012
We met on the 10th December when we arrived at the Castle to celebrate our wedding and now that we are back from our honeymoon we wanted to take the time to contact you directly. From the very beginning, our experience at the hotel has been a complete pleasure. We met with Alicia, who we really couldn't say enough about. She is so efficient, so calm and completely down to earth which was so greatly appreciated particularly as the stress levels of organising a wedding increased over the last couple of weeks. We knew we'd made absolutely the right choice to have our wedding at the Castle when Alicia recognised us at the Wedding Fair and called us by name having only met us once before. Furthermore, the staff on the day were also extremely efficient and friendly - we must also mention Syed who was fantastic both on the day and during our tasting. We have had nothing but compliments on the room and of course the food which was so well presented by Sean and the team to our guests. We had an amazing day and enjoyed every minute of it so please accept our thanks and pass on our praise and gratitude to Alicia and the rest of the team at the hotel.
Adrian & Debbie
29th December 2011
We are just back from honeymoon and i just wanted to drop you and the staff an email to thank you for all your help on the wedding day. It was a great day and everyone commented on how well everything was and went off with no issues at all. A big thank you to you and Syed especially. Syed was brilliant on the day and everything ran so smoothly. Everyone was raving about the food as it was fabulous especially the beef.
Thanks again for all your help
Anton & Maeve Clancy
26th November 2011
To Eilish and the Staff of Fitzpatrick Castle,
I am writing to express my gratitude for the absolutely fantastic wedding myself and my husband Ian had at the Castle on Saturday 26th November 2011. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the delicious food to the beautiful reception area to the exquisite bridal suite but most of all we were so impressed by the staff. Everybody, from reception staff to banqueting staff to the bar staff to the breakfast and waiting staff, were exceptionially friendly, professional and helpful. You couldn't do enough for us or our guests, many of whom stayed for the entire weekend.
Over a third of our wedding party came from abroad and they were absolutely thrilled with the venue, the accommodation, the food but above all the warm welcome. Our wedding served as a promotional event for the Castle as all our guests said that they would stay in the Castle again when they come back to Ireland and locals said they would highly recommend Fitzpatrick Castle as a wedding venue.
Every single guest stated that the exquisite meal you served up was the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding and this included some guests who are well used to fine dining. The way the beef was presented and carved in the reception room was such a lovely touch. People were so impressed that the waiting staff came around with seconds on the night. The vegetables were fresh and cooked to perfection and every single course was a culinary success.
I would particularly like to mention the events manager Syed who was so attentive on the day and on the morning after. Syed, you are truly gifted when it comes to this area of work and we felt completely relaxed on the day as we knew we were in safe hands.
How could i send a letter of thanks without mentioning Eilish, our wedding angel!! From the moment we walked through the doors of Fitzpatrick Castle during our search for the perfect wedding venue we knew we were onto a winner with Eilish. Eilish, you are professional, super efficient and a wealth of knowledge and sensible suggestions which was a godsend when Bridezilla kicked in and i was getting bogged down with the annoying little details of wedding planning. You could not do enough for myself and Ian. No problem or thought was too small to bring to your attention and i never felt like i was annoying you or being silly, again a huge asset to an inexperienced bride to be. You were calm and patient as the wedding drew closer and closer and you stayed friendly and very human at all times so i felt like i was planning my wedding with a very helpful close friend. It was so lovely to see you there on the day of my wedding. You even played with my daughter Beth who was acting up during the best man's speech. These little acts make all the difference to a couple on their special day and this is what sets you and the staff at Fitzpatrick Castle apart from all the rest. Eilish, you are truly worth your weight in gold and we will never forget all you did for us.
Fitzpatrick Castle will always remain special to myself & Ian as it provided our magical fairytale setting on one of the most important days of our lives. We will be popping back in regularly, if only for a cup of coffee, to soak in the warm welcoming atmosphere and remind ourselves of the beautiful day we had. We both want to extend a huge thank you to all the staff as you are what makes Fitzpatrick Castle what it is, a wonderful venue that has stood the test of time.
Lisa & Ian Doyle
29th September 2011
Thank you so much to you and Syed and all the staff who were involved in making our day so beautiful, everything was amazing, the food, everything. As you know a lot of our families had never attended a civil ceremony before so they didn't know what to expect and they were so surprised at how lovely it all was, the venue lends itself beautifully to it. We didn't get to taste the canapes at the drinks reception but we believe they were fantastic! As for the actual meal, again fantastic and such generous portions, and as you promised no shortage of wine, again we heard back from lots of our geusts.
Thank you also for all your patience with our ever changing numbers over the months coming up to it. Also the amount of fabulous comments we heard about the bedrooms was unbelieveable.
Please pass on our personal thanks to Syed who was so professional and helpful on the day. Thanks again for everything and we look forward to coming back for our first anniversary.
Pauline & Paddy Corkery
24th September 2011
Myself and James want to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at the Castle for everything all of you did in the run up to and on our wedding day. Everything was just perfect on the day (even the sun shone!), the staff could not have been more helpful and all our guests are still talking about the wonderful food on the day.
A special thank you from myself to you Eilish for absolutely everything! I honestly couldn't have planned my perfect day without your help, every panicked email and phone call you answered and put my mind at ease, i really can't thank you enough.
Sarah & James Maloney
14th September 2011
Our special thanks to you and all the team for the wonderful hospitality, food and service you provided for our Civil Partnership ceremony and subsequent celebrations.
Our appreciation of the overall standard and exemplary service we received on the day cannot be overstated. Every staff member was friendly, courteous and considerate. We appreciate their effort in making our special day so wonderful.
We received so many compliments from our guests about the quality of service you provided and the fantastic food, and it was noted that the staff really looked after us. It is a great testimony that our guests were so complimentary of everything and that they all really enjoyed the day too.
We especially want to thank you Eilish for your help during the planning stages and on the day. Your experience and organisational skills really made a difference in how the whole event came together so smoothly. You were really proficient as a wedding co-ordinator and ensured that we had considered every last detail. You helped us tailor the package to suit and selecting the right rooms for the occasion. You made the whole event stress free as we were confident that you had everything under control. You have a great personality and sense of humour and made us feel totally at ease. You also make some great recommendations for the event and nothing was too much trouble. We have to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with you from the start.
Thank you again for your considerate service, we are delighted we chose Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel for the wedding and we will be certain to recommend to our friends and business associates.
Adrienne & Catherine
9th September 2011
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the staff for providing us with excellent service and hospitality for the wedding on Friday. Everybody had a fantastic day - mostly thanks to the wonderful location and excellent hospitality. The good weather also helped!
27th August 2011
Pat & I would like to thank you and all the staff in the hotel for the lovely service we received both before and on our wedding day. Everything ran smoothly and we were delighted about how it all went. Thank you for all your and their professionalism and friendliness.
22nd August 2011
Myself & Ian would like to say a big thank you to you for making our day so special. Everything flowed so well and the day was completely stress free, so a big thanks to you and your colleagues. Our guests also remarked on the fabulous service and attention they received, especially, my friend who travelled from London with her small baby - she was really taken care of by yourselves so thank you.
All the best
Liza & Ian
23rd July 2011
We wish to thank most sincerely all of the staff at Fitzpatricks Castle for making Anna & Stephen's wedding day so special. Particularly, we wish to thank Syed, who from our first visit was extremely helpful - nothing was too much trouble! He, with the help of all the catering staff, ensured that the day went very smoothly and made it a really enjoyable occasion.
We also wish to thank Eilish for her help with the preparations for the Big Day. The attention to detail was brilliant! We very much appreciate her follow-up call after the event to ask how we had enjoyed the day. Once again, Pat and I on behalf of Anna & Stephen say a big THANK YOU to all who made it such a memorable occasion. You are truly specialists in the field.
20th July 2011
Just a token to express our sincere gratitude for your help and professionalism in helping us to prepare for our special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Jacinta & Geraldine
25th June 2011
We had a wonderful day yesterday. It really was all that we dreamed of.
We were blessed with fantastice weather and the staff in Killiney Castle were fantastic. Thank you for looking after us so well in the run up to the wedding and please thank Syed and his team again for us for making our celebration so perfect. There were so many compliments from other guests about the food and service too. We were all incredibly well looked after and just thrilled with everything.
David & Elaine
14th June 2011
Just a quick email to say thank you to you and everyone at Fitzpatricks for making our wedding day so special. From the time we arrived on Tuesday until we checked out on Wednesday morning we were treated so well. The food and service were second to none. Once again thanks so much.
3rd January 2011
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ftizpatrick Castle to anyone. From start to finish both Eilish & Simon made the experience of organising and holding our wedding as stress-free and enjoyable as possible! Food was fantastic also so another thanks to the Chef! All our guests had a fantastic time and nobody wanted to leave after our two night stay. Hopefully we will be back soon.
Seona & Brian
31st December 2010
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for everything for the wedding. We had an absolutely spectacular day and the hotel was simply outstanding, the service, the food, everything was just brilliant particularly the food. Many of our guests commented on the food and it was a really excellent meal so many thanks to the chef in charge that night!!
Fortune who was looking after the function was very attentive and lovely to deal with, she made sure we had everything we needed and also Evelin who was looking after the wine was excellent. We are really so pleased with how everything went and just wanted to thank you for helping us arrange all the smaller details, i think they paid off on the day, it was just magical!
Aoibhinn & Cormac
30th December 2010
We got married on 30th December 2010 in the Castle and had a NYE bash the night after in the Dungeon Bar. Most of our guests stayed both nights and it was the most magical few days. The rooms were stunning and each guest was made feel so special. Our wedding suite was beautiful and the perfect place to retire to at the end of each day.
We have been blown away by the staff at Fitzpatricks, from the start Eilish and her team have guided and reassured us. They organised the most beautiful and perfect day for us. We had a tough time personally in the run up to the wedding and they were so sensitive and kept things ticking over. It was like having a huge extended family rallying around us!
Nicky, Eilish and the team made sure that everything was so perfect on our wedding day. The food and the atmosphere were just incredible and each detail was catered for. We have just been bowled over by the level of professionalism at this hotel and we look forward to visiting them regularly over a glass of bubbly to reminisce on our special few days.
Thank you all so much
Ben & Sinead Larter
23rd October 2010
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing day we had in Killiney Castle. Everything went so smoothly for us and we greatly appreciate all the hard work that you did. Also to Syed, Simon and the rest of the staff on the day - they were fantastic. Our guests were delighted with the food on the day so also a big thank you to Sean for all his hard work.
We had a fantastic day and we will always recommend Killiney Castle to our friends and family for any future events.
Niamh & Patrick Murdock
9th October 2010
On behalf of both Tracy & myself i would just like to say an immense thank you for all you and the entire Fitzpatrick's team did to ensure that our wedding day was a most memorable one. From the planning stage with Eilish to the actual day with Syed, Fortune and the team we could not find a single fault. From day one Eilish was super efficient and made sure that we had every last detail covered. She helped ensure that we had not missed anything out too. A big thank you to Syed as well for all his help on the actual day. It seemed he was constantly working - from the evening before, on the day and at breakfast the following day. His personal touch ensured our every need was catered for. Please also pass on my sincere thanks to my fellow Zimbabwean Fortune who was brilliant at her job! I did not get to personally meet any of your kitchen team but they probably deserve the biggest thanks of all. The food was top-notch and still to this day have had people talking about how delicious the roast beef was. Most of the guests work in hotels themselves so not the easiest bunch to please.
Tracy & Russell Hadley
18th September 2010
Sincere thanks for all your help and support in the preparation for our wedding and for the great care and attention on the big day. Thanks also to Eilish & Fortune for all their helf and the chef & waiters & bar staff...Everything was perfect!
Natasha & Marco
26th August 2010
Eilish, Fortune & All the Staff,
Thank you so much for giving us such a fantastic wedding. Everything went so well and we had a fantastic day. Everything went to plan and so many people have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to which was brilliant. The food and service was amazing. Kindest Regards
Dave & Michele Fay
12th August 2010
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We really appreciate the work that went into it and all your help throughout
Yvonne & Andrew
30th July 2010
Thank you so much for being the most organised wedding co-ordinator ever! You truly made planning our wedding a dream, especially from abroad. We loved every minute of our day, it ran so smoothly, which we know is down to your hard work in advance.
Jason & Sarah Santos
28th May 2010
Thank you so much for all your hard work during the planning of our wedding. Everything was perfect, we couldn't have asked for a better venue. Everybody was talking about the food & staff and indeed still are! Everything was perfect - thank you so much.
Deborah & Mark
19th February 2010
I wanted to write to you to thank you so much for all your hard work in making our day really special. We cannot thank the staff enough, they were fantastic, especially Martin, please pass on our thanks. We could not fault anything, the food, the service and staff were excellent. It was a really late night but a good one had by all.
Thank you once again for everything.
Bernie & Brian Horan
20th January 2009
Both Rachel & myself would like to express our sincere ‘thanks’ to you and the team at Fitzpatrick’s for providing us with a perfect wedding day on the 30th December. The day went perfectly for us and we were overwhelmed by the whole day and excellent treatment by the staff at Fitzpatrick’s.
We have received nothing but rave reviews about the hotel, the service and, most of all, the food. Our compliments go to you and the team (including Martin & Chef) for having such fantastic and professional set up which made the day so good & easy for us and our guests on the day.
Syed, it really was a pleasure to deal with you direct. Your professional and courteous approach to all matters reflects well both on you and the Fitzpatrick’s group and I would like if you could forward this email to whoever is best to receive this feedback on your behalf. Positive feedback can always be few and far between whereas complaints are easily heard.
Alicia & Jenna, many thanks to you both as you had all the finer details in hand and every response to any email/question was received almost right away, I really can’t thank you both enough.
Also, on a separate but related note we stayed in Fitzpatrick’s Manhattan for a few nights on the way home and had a fantastic time there. We were provided with a suite on arrival and it really rounded off our honeymoon perfectly.
I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2009
Kind regards Shay & Rachel
20th September 2009
We just wanted to send you an email to thank you and your team, in particular Martin, for an excellent wedding. We are just back from honeymoon and have been catching up with our friends and family and they have all said that the wedding was great and that they were impressed by the hotel.
In particular, we really appreciated your assistance in the run up to the wedding and also on the day your organisation was invaluable and made the organising of the wedding much easier than it would have been otherwise! Further, Martin was a real trooper on the day and was attentive to our every need. He ensured that the day ran very smoothly and this was noticed by not just us but by our guests too.
We are really pleased that we chose to have the wedding at Fitzpatrick’s.
Thanks again and please do pass on our thanks to Martin and his team – excellent service all round.
With best wishes,
Sarah and Tom
13th October 2009
Just a quick note to thank you and all the staff in Fitzpatrick’s for making our wedding day such a great day. We had nothing but compliments about the food (beef was fab!!), the staff and the overall standard on the day.
Overall we had a amazing day as did all the guests so thanks again for everything.
28th August 2009
Hope your keeping well!
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for all your work with our wedding. It was a brilliant day and I can safely say the most resounding comment I’ve heard from the guests was how beautiful the food was and the amazing service.
I’d especially like to thank yourself, Martin and Fortune for really looking after us. I have never been to a wedding where the hotel staff ensured everything flowed so smoothly and I didn’t see anyone doing anything but smile.
Thanks again for absolutely everything! All your efforts were very much appreciated!