Wedding Open Day - Sunday, 26 February 2017
From the first day we visited Kippure Estate we didn't want to get married anywhere else. The setting was so beautiful and perfect for an autumn wedding. The staff were on hand from Day 1 helping us to organise our big day. In saying that, there was actually so little to organise. Cary, Jenny and the rest of the team just take everything off your hands while still letting you be in control. We had some of our own decor and contributions for the centrepieces all of which they were more than happy to work with and set up exactly as we wanted. On the day itself, Jenny was an absolute star. She took care of everything before I even got the chance to ask, from the breakfast to the band and everything in between. We had originally planned for an outdoor wedding but the weather unfortunately did not allow for that so last minute the team rallied and transformed the lounge and dining hall into a fairytale location for the ceremony and drinks reception. Oh and I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Well the food was the best I've ever had at a wedding, and every single guest said the same to me (3 of which are chefs). We opted for mixed canapés at the drinks reception and honestly we could have fed three times the amount of guests we had and the quality was beyond a 5 star restaurant. For the dinner we went for the hog roast because we really wanted something a bit different. It was just fantastic. The selection of food available for the buffet was brilliant and everyone was stuffed afterwards. All I can remember about dessert is that I ate mine and my husbands! This venue style might not be for everyone, its a million miles from the church-hotel wedding. But its rustic, unique and full of charm. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the venue and the staff, who not only treated me like royalty for the day, but my whole family as well. I know my positive experience was shared by all our guests.
Kim Millar, November 2015
Sorry for taking so long to get these too you. I don't know where the year is gone!!!! I hope you are all doing well and probably busy as you always are. Steven and l have sent you some piccies that we got from photographer, it took a wee while before we got them.
Anyway l hope you enjoy they really show everyone enjoying themselves and how much hard work the guys did at making the room and experience the BEST EVER!! The scenery around the grounds looked amazing and the colours brilliant. Believe it or not people are still talking about how much they really had a fabulous weekend and took weeks to recover :-)
A HUGE big THANK YOU for everything. We have a wee card for you, I'll get that in the post to you.
Tracey & Steven, October 2015
I would like to send a massively heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you working at Kippure Estate. A couple of weeks ago, my husband Gav and I celebrated our wedding with around 100 guests in the stunning Wicklow hills. I can't begin to thank you at Kippure enough for all you did for us, our families and our friends, to make our wedding celebration so memorable for all the right reasons. In preparation, I was mostly in contact with Cary, a man with a smooth and calming confidence necessary for any nervous bride! You heard my vision and, with your team - made it come true with bells on! To the beautiful Jenny, I've no doubt your attention to detail ensured the venue looked far beyond what I ever imagined. Our outdoor ceremony overlooking the mountains was impeccably set out with beautifully covered hay bayles and logs, flowers, candles, and a radiant red carpet. So many of our guests have commented on the high standard of the food. We enjoyed the hot and cold buffet for dinner and I think most people went back for seconds and possibly thirds as the food really was delicious. To the bar staff who ensured no one went thirsty, and impressively remembered what most people were drinking! You were so friendly and made time for everyone at the bar. I wish we could do it all over again, I can't recommend you all highly enough to anyone that will listen! The ease of being able to stay in houses onsite added an extra element to everyone's experience. To the ladies in reception - Ann, Catherine & Cecilia, thank you for ensuring everyone had a place to stay and you were so professional through all the different requests! I can't fault anything about our wedding at Kippure Estate, it was so relaxed and of course Cary you ensured the sun was shining throughout! Thank you again for such an amazing weekend.
Sarah & Gav, September 2015
Friends of mine had their wedding here in June of this year. I was lucky enough to be one of their bridesmaids. I have to say the grounds are stunning no matter where you look there are picturesque views. There is no shortage of areas for photos to be taken. Jenny and the rest of the staff were amazing. We left decorations up to the lodge the day before the wedding and straight away Jenny took them off our hands and said she would look after it so we could head home and relax. The day of the wedding the staff could not do enough. Anything we needed was no problem for the staff. Jenny made sure that the bridal party and the guests were all taken care of throughout the day. The same care and attention was shown to us all the day after the wedding too. The hog roast was amazing and a real talking point amount the guests as you could see it as you walked through the grounds. Thanks to all of the staff and Jenny in particular who looked after us so well.
Hazel McCarthy, September 2015
We got married in Kippure estate and it was amazing. We didn't want a "traditional" hotel, sit-down, 5 course meal - it just isn't us. We wanted something tailored to what we envisioned our big day to be. So few places offered this and we were so happy when we found Kippure. Spit roasted pig for dinner? Gorgeous! Up in the Wicklow mountains with an outside wedding? Beautiful!
From the very beginning, the team were efficient, friendly and so helpful. The process was relaxed but professional throughout.
Grainne and then Cary and Jenny did an amazing job in organising everything, the decorations and the running of the day
Catherine and the accommodation team were so helpful in organising the accommodation for the day and the buffet the next day
The food was so tasty and was everything we had hoped it to be both on the day and also the buffet the following day.
The bar staff were friendly and so nice throughout the day - even as things got rowdier!
I would highly recommend Kippure as a wedding venue, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the packages are varied and wonderful and the venue is amazing. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!
Susan, Dublin, September 2015
Cary, Jenny & all of the staff at Kippure Estate, wow, wow, wow, what can I say?!! We had the best wedding day!!
Thank you all sooo much for everything you did for our wedding in July! In the lead up to the wedding & especially on the day of our wedding you were unbelievable! You put in so much hard work to make our day exactly what we wanted & we are so grateful! All of the detail & effort you put in was phenomenal and very much appreciated. You were on hand at all times & we never had to worry about a thing on the day! Also, the food was fantastic & plenty of it - our guests were delighted!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Gerardine & David.
Gerardine Deacy, September 2015
Hi, I just wanted to post a huge big thanks to all the staff who worked at the wedding of my brother Roband his new wife Gwen this weekend. We stayed for 3 days and it was fantastic. The location is superb and the easy going attitude of Kippure meant they were able to create exactly the type of wedding they wanted. Any request was dealt with efficiently with a big smile. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. No problem with our little dog staying and rambling about. No problem with 3 golf buggies flying around the place. The venue was great but the staff were even greater. We were blessed with sunshine all day on Friday and the setting for the ceremony at the gazebo on the side of the Wicklow mountains was magical and incredibly romantic. The highlight for me. I want to say thanks to Anne and Cecelia at reception, to Chris our VERY hardworking bartender. The young waiting staff in general. The chef for some beautiful food, in particular his divine Tomato bread. The biggest thanks has to go to Jenny. It felt like she was personally invested in our family wedding and she was not even our co-ordinator. A truly lovely girl and a consummate professional who ensured the entire weekend went without a hitch. She was funny, good humoured and a hard worker. She made a point of seeking out our family before she finished her weekend shift to give a hug and say goodbye. Thanks again for helping to make a very special time even more special.
Suzanne Keogh, 25 August 2015
Everything we wanted and more. Truly personalised service with nothing too much to request. Great value for money and an exceptionally memorable wedding that won't blend in with all other hotel weddings. Stunning setting with very clean comfortable and pretty accommodation. This was the best decision we made for our big day.
Maggie Conway Halligan, July 2015
My daughter got married in Kippure Estate this weekend and it was amazing. It was everything she had hoped for and more. We spent the entire weekend at the venue and I can not compliment the staff enough. Jenny THANK YOU for making the wedding so perfect. You listened to what Michelle wanted and made it happen. Every single member of staff went out of their way to make the weekend special. The food was delicious throughout the weekend. The wedding was beautiful and when a little bit of rain started to fall Jenny and her staff were there to distribute as many umbrellas as they could. When staff saw my elderly mother sitting outside having a break they offered her tea. Fantastic venue, amazing staff and a beautiful location. THANK YOU.
Sandy Botha, July 2015
Many Thanks to the management and wonderful friendly staff at Kippure. My baby girl's wedding was a fantastic and amazing success. The beautiful scenery made it even more romantic. I cannot say enough good things about you all. I wish you all many successful years to come and I will recommend you to anyone I know. Take a bow Kippure.
Catherine, June 2015
Just wanted to drop you a quick mail before it slips our mind in praise of the staff over the weekend. You guys made our wedding pass off without a hitch everything went so seamlessly and nothing was to much for you to do. We tried to get around to the staff that worked both Friday and Saturday and thank them in person but no doubt we missed some people so will you please pass on thanks on our behalf. All of our guests had nothing but praise for the day, the venue and the staff.
Jenny in particular was fantastic she seemed to have thought of things three steps ahead of ourselves and had no problem doing anything for us going so far as to offer to run and grab me a plaster for me blistered foot, it was just so lovely and kind (not that I took her up on the offer I'm not that lazy). But really and truly you guys made our wedding the fantastic weekend that it was and we both cannot thank you enough!!! Kind regards and a million thanks
Jade and Bobby, June 2015
A perfect venue for an intimate wedding - so picturesque and secluded. An amazing location for photos and excellent value for money as well. We (and all our guests) were wildly impressed with the service we got on the day and leading up to the big day. We highly recommend Kippure Estate if you are looking for a unique wedding experience as the staff are extremely attentive and accommodating and pay the highest attention to every little detail to ensure that your wedding is extra special. We couldn't have hoped for a better day.
Ashling & Longwei, May 2015
We are delighted! Honestly no more could have been done to make the day go any better!"
Christina & Alan, May 2015
We are so delighted with our decision to have our wedding in Kippure in July 2014, we had the best day and all our guests raved about it. If you want something a bit different where you can totally make it your own and more than anything you want your wedding to have a lovely relaxed feel rather than a military operation then this is the perfect venue. The staff are amazing, so helpful and great craic to boot. The scenery is stunning and the food was gorgeous and something different from your usual wedding grub. I honestly can't rate Kippure highly enough, lovely venue, lovely team of people and best day you'll ever have.
Dunla, August 2014
We had our wedding here last month and I am struggling to find words good enough to describe it! Our wedding for us was everything we had hoped for. We were very lucky to have the weather to have our blessing outside between two ash trees overlooking the surrounding nature and mountains. All the flowers in the garden were in full bloom and it really added lots of colour to our pictures! We wanted our blessing to be natural, magical and relaxed and this setting more than delivered! The food and service was top class with every need we had being met with a smile! Huge compliments to the chef who managed to cater for everyone from coeliacs to vegans! As far as the accommodation goes it was very comfortable and set in a little bit of heaven and a lot of our wedding guests are already planning a return visit! Myself and my husband couldn't recommend Kippure Estate highly enough!
Annette & Jim, July 2014
I hope you are doing well. Phil and I were hoping to get back up to Kippure to say hello and have a little walk around, but the time has run away on us and we fly back to Canada tomorrow! I just wanted to quickly say thanks again for making our wedding as magical as it was! You did an amazing job and surpassed our expectations. We can't have asked for anything more!
Alisa & Phil, July 2014
We are finally back in the land of the living after all the celebrations and travelling so only getting around to finally thanking you and all the staff at Kippure for all your help, hard work and generally just being awesome people. The amount of lovely comments we got on the day (and the rest of the weekend) about how nice and helpful everybody were was amazing!!! Thank you for putting up with all my questions and queries and for being so quick to reply the last year, you certainly helped me be a very chilled out bride. I will be recommending you to anyone that will listen ; )
Barbara & Peter, June 2014
We both wanted to thank you most particularly for the amazing job you did on the day, and how fantastic it all looked. The dining hall was beyond anything i could imagine so thank so so much again! All of the guests had the time of their lives on the day and couldn't get over how beautiful the venue looked. It made our day complete and we feel very lucky to have gotten everything we could have wanted for the day. Thanks again, and kindest regards.
Damhnait and Pádraig, April 2014
Just to say a big big thank you for making our wedding day so very special. Even our high expectations were surpassed on the day by the very professional and friendly service we received from all of the team at Kippure Estate. The mouthwatering food was excellent, compliments to the chefs on duty, and the waiting team took care of our every need with nothing being too much trouble.
Please pass on our thanks and gratitude to all involved in making our wedding day perfect.
Lina & Liutauras, 3rd May 2014
Our wedding at Kippure was the best ever according to our family and friends and we agree! First of all, the venue itself is truly lovely, relaxing, and scenic. It is a great location for a wedding and the venue was exclusive to our guests on our wedding day, which was wonderful.
From the moment we first visited Kippure as a potential wedding venue right through to the time we departed after our wedding, the staff were very accommodating. We cannot emphasise enough how professional, friendly and helpful the staff are at Kippure Estate. Gráinne is a highly efficient and well-organised wedding co-ordinator. Her wedding co-ordination skills are impeccable.
The function room looked wonderful on our wedding day. It is great to have the option to choose your colour theme for the room because it makes it more personal and fun! The table settings, lighting, and décor were really beautiful.
As for the food, everyone thought the wedding meal was superb and delicious. There were four chefs attending our wedding, including the groom, and they were very impressed with the quality of the food and the table service. Some of our guests approached us after the meal to tell us how much they enjoyed each tasty course!
In relation to the bar and the wine options, Celine was very helpful and obliging. We decided to use wines supplied by Kippure and we are very glad we did. The wine went very well with the meal and all our guests were happy with the wine we chose.
The accommodation is really lovely, clean, and comfortable. We had guests who required wheelchair accessibility and there is very good wheelchair access to the houses, function room, bar, and toilets in the main building. Our guests had no problems getting around the venue.
We would strongly recommend Kippure Estate as a wedding venue for any couple who would like a wedding day/weekend that is personal, relaxed, enjoyable, and truly special.
A big thank you to Gráinne, Celine, and the Kippure team for a really magnificent job you all did to ensure our wedding day was so special and personal to us and our guests.
Aisling & Billy O’Doherty, 2nd April 2014
We had the most amazing wedding weekend at Kippure thanks to the wonderful staff. They helped us in any way needed and even thought of things we hadn't factored in. They were all so lovely to deal with and made our day so special. They even brought a cooked breakfast to our house on the morning of the wedding and the next morning! Kippure is a beautiful venue and all the guests commented on the beauty of the area and how idyllic it was for an intimate wedding setting.
Thank you so much again to Grainne, Celine and the rest of the team for all your help in making it a weekend to remember!
Tebra & William Hynes, 21st September 2013
Dear Grainne and all the wonderful staff in Kippure, THANK YOU all so much for making our wedding weekend (16th-18th Aug) the most amazing weekend ever. We knew from our first visit to Kippure that our wedding would be different and special. (it was the only venue we looked at!) All of our 220 guests are still raving about the weekend and unique venue. From start to finish it was fantastic and nothing was a problem. Having our wedding in Kippure Estate meant we were able to add so many personal touches to our wedding. The whole weekend was so relaxed and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious (thanks Catherine) and everyone of the staff were so helpful and friendly. We would love to be doing it all over again. See you all soon.
Anne & Des, 5th September 2013
A huge thank you to all the lovely staff in Kippure for making our wedfest so amazing last weekend! Everyone was delighted by the fantastic setting, relaxed atmosphere and mouth watering food! We couldn't have been happier! Looking forward to returning for a visit very soon!
Louise & Eoin, 3rd August 2013
Just want to say a massive thank you to Grainne and the whole team at Kippure. Had an amazing wedding and weekend. Grainne works so hard and her team is so friendly. Thanks so much again. Everything was perfect.
Kaylee & Patrick, 26th July 2013
Thank you so much for our fab wedding last Friday it could not have gone any better, the organisation was flawless and the scenery breathtaking (and we were a tough crowd to please!!) The garden party after the ceremony was just perfect. I totally recommend Kippure for weddings it is amazing.
Elaine & Bryan, 19th July 2013
To Grainne and ALL the staff at Kippure Estate
Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
We both wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in the run up to and on our wedding day on 21st June 2013. We both had a wonderful very special day and weekend.
Thank you for assisting us in having a beautiful and unique handfasting ceremony in the grounds of Kippure on the bridge over the River Liffey. All our slightly-left-of-centre plans were welcomed and nothing seemed to be a problem. The extension of the reception room with the marquee was beautiful and the timing was wonderful. The decorations, lights and table settings in the reception room and in the bar were perfect.
So many of our guests have come back to us over the last few weeks with compliments for Kippure including how unique and relaxed a venue it is, how beautiful the food was on the day of the wedding and the next day with the fabulous roast hog, that the next day activities were so much fun and very high praise for the very friendly staff.
Thank you so much to Grainne, Celine, Jenny, Tom, Anne, Cathy, and John and all of the team there for helping us make our dream day come true. We would highly recommend Kippure Estate as a wonderful unique wedding venue for any couple in search of an extra-ordinary special day.
We plan on returning in the very near future for an activity weekend with friends as everyone enjoyed themselves so very much.
Eleanor agus Muiris Ó Fiannachta, 21st June 2013
CHUIG FOIREANN EASTÁIT CHIPIÚIR
BAINIS REECE/UÍ FHIANNACHTA, 21/22 MEITHEAMH 2013
Is mian linne, tuismitheoirí Mhuiris, ár mbuíochas ó chroí a chur in iúl do gach ball foirne, a raibh baint agaibh le Bainis Eleanor agus Mhuiris, as bhur gcúirtéis agus as ardchaighdeán na seirbhíse a chuir sibh ar fáil. Bhí na háiseanna go léir, an chóiríocht, bia agus deoch agus áiseanna amuigh faoin aer, gan cháim. Molaimid sibh go mór.
TO THE KIPPURE ESTATE TEAM
REECE/Ó FIANNACHTA WEDDING CELEBRATION, 21/22 JUNE 2013
We the parents of the Groom, wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the Kippure Team involved in Eleanor and Muiris’s wedding celebration for your courtesy and the exceptionally high standard of service you provided to ensure a truly memorable event. We considered the standard of accommodation, food and drink and all facilities, including outdoor facilities, to be excellent. On the basis of our experience, we would certainly recommend Kippure Estate to people considering it as a wedding location.
"Just want to say a massive thank you from myself and David for having us over the weekend. You made us very happy by letting us host our wedding in your fabulous venue. The staff made us feel very at home and comfortable. You could not have been anymore helpful and you really went out of your way to make our day very special. We could not have wished for a better place to have our wedding. Massive thank you to Grainne and Cecylia for all the running around and also Tom and Jenny. The rest of the staff were also amazing. I don't have the words to express what an amazing job you all did. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, you were fantastic xxxxx.
You will see us again soon that's
for sure :)"
Anita and Davi Kavanagh
"Caroline and I were married at Kippure in a Celtic handfasting rite on 24/4/2013.
Grainne played a massive part in the happiness we enjoyed on our day. The team, Ann, Celine, Cecelia and Tom and their staff made our guests feel more than at home. The food and especially the cake was fantastic, so many thanks to Catherine. All the Kippure team made us and our guests feel special for the two days we were there. It was a good day when we first met Grainne. So many thanks to you all.
We'll be back."
Caroline and Michael Byrne (Mr & Mrs)
"To Grainne and all the staff at Kippure Estate; on behalf of Sheena and I we would like to thank you all for helping us to plan, organise and enjoy our wedding day in the Wicklow mountains. Your flexibility allowed us to create our own unique day. One of the many wow factors was being able to drive across the picturesque Sally Gap from our Church in Roundwood to the Reception at Kippure Estate. The grounds of Kippure and its surroundings provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding photos.
Thanks also for the heavenly food; from the divine cheese and wine drinks reception, the beautiful four course dinner, all the way to the succulent Roast Pig in the evening. All the staff were brilliant at their job; our guests continue to comment on how relaxed and welcomed they felt throughout the entire weekend. We would highly recommend all couples to consider Kippure Estate as a venue for their wedding day. Kippure made it easy for us to have a fabulous time with our friends and family."
Paul & Sheena
"As soon as we looked at Kippure as a venue, we stopped looking. It offered everything we wanted for our weekend. We both enjoy the outdoors and had joked about getting married on top of a mountain, Kippure estate is about as close to that as you can get. Everybody loved the stunning location surrounded by mountain views.
Excellent self catering accommodation meant all our guests could stay on site. We had our own little party village in the middle of the mountains! We wanted an outdoor ceremony and the staff were extremely helpful and suggested plenty of options. We also needed a plan B in case of bad weather which kept the staff on their toes but we were confident that they would take care of us no matter what happened and they did. We had a BBQ with a spit-roast pig and the food was absolutely great. Some guests felt it was the best wedding meal they had ever had!
We also did the activities the day after and stayed a second night. The staff looked after us superbly all weekend. From personal service to great food and a relaxed country bar, with everybody in their own accommodation, Kippure offers a relaxed, intimate alternative to a normal hotel wedding. It was perfect!"
Ceara and Dáire
“To everyone at Kippure Estate, thank you so much for helping to make our wedding such a fantastic event. Everything, from the houses to the reception room, the surrounding area and the lovely food was excellent. The warm and very helpful attitude of everyone made the experience extra special. Our guests have also asked us to pass on their compliments and thanks. With our very best wishes and thanks again.”
H. & J. Hines
“We chose Kippure Estate for its stunning location mostly but also it meant we could all stay on site and make a weekend of it. It was great that we could use the whole building, function room, bar area and rooms around the bar; they were close to each other and excellent for the feel of space and change of scenery. It was very good value for money for both the function room and the private houses. I didn’t want the traditional, impersonal hotel wedding that I’ve attended so many times in the past. I wanted something a bit different and more homely with a relaxed feel to it. Where the children could be relaxed and have fun without worrying about being too noisy. It was the place I felt would achieve all that I wanted and much more.
Everyone was so friendly and helpful and really made my weekend special. All my guests had a great time and are still talking about it now, which is always the sign of a good wedding. The staff are excellent, the houses wonderful and the location breathtaking. I would recommend Kippure Estate to anyone planning to get married. It is a special place and we will always look back on our day with fond memories… It’s just a shame we can’t do it every year!”
Ms Catherine Cocking
"Kippure ticked all our boxes. We had planned a very low key intimate wedding for family and close friends. Kippure offered a traditional style wedding but when we asked to have a summer BBQ for our reception the staff were eager to help. I cannot imagine a better location for my wedding, with mountains as our back drop for family photos and the river Liffey for the more intimate ones of just the two of us. As half our family were coming from Australia we used the self catering accommodation and the B&B style accommodation for the local family and friends. The self catering accommodation was perfect for all to get together. All the accommodation was clean and comfortable."
Clayton and Rae Crighton
Choosing Kippure Estate…
We chose Kippure as our venue because it had such a relaxed atmosphere, rustic yet comfortable design concept, beautiful untouched surroundings, and the wedding options were flexible and economical. It was the only venue that provided all of these criteria within Leinster – and we did our homework! Louise and Yann Pelletier (read about our civil wedding ceremony in beautiful County Wicklow)
"We booked our wedding at Kippure the first time we went to see the place, knew it was exactly what we'd been looking for! We had a fantastic weekend there in August 2010, everyone had a ball, it was everything we wanted and more! " Sharon & Leighton
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