Thank you to Bláthnaid Treacy and Charlie Moon for posting this in to Kippure staff today, It really is such lovely feedback for all the team here and we are chuffed! ❤️
“Where to begin….
Charlie and I immediately fell in love with Kippure, it’s so close to Dublin, yet you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. The drive up to the estate is so picturesque filled with postcard views of the Wicklow mountains. Upon meeting the General Manager Sinéad, it was quite clear that we were in safe hands. She brought us around the estate informing us on the many options for our ceremony and we got a real feel for what the day would be like. Their website is great as they have pictures from lots of other couples weddings so you can really envision your own day.
What we really liked about Kippure was that in some ways it’s a blank canvas, you can really put your own stamp on your day with decor and flowers. Speaking of flowers, Kippure were amazing for us, they put so much thought and effort into the table centres and the ceremony. Sinéad was so easy to work with and very quick to get back to us, she made us feel so at ease and couldn’t have done enough for us. Anything we suggested was as good as done. She helped us every step of the way and was very happy to deal with any last minute changes. Our wedding party stayed in two of the houses the night before the wedding. We had a chance to meet the decoration team and talked through every detail to make sure it would be just right on the day. We then had a beautiful meal in the bar and arranged breakfast to be delivered to the houses the following morning along with sandwiches in the afternoon.
The morning of the wedding we woke to a huge breakfast delivered to our door along with anything we needed. We initially wanted to have our ceremony outside, but alas we had a Winter wedding in the middle of June, but this didn’t affect our day, Sinéad and her team quickly turned the smaller marquee attached to the bar into a beautiful ceremony room and it looked so beautiful, with candles and flowers everywhere. As it was raining, Sinéad made sure I was driven from my room to the marquee, which I didn’t even suggest.
The fact that it rained meant that all our guests stayed together rather than dispersing around the estate which was really nice. We had a trad band play at our drinks reception in the traditional Irish bar, this really got the party started. There was a break in the weather so Charlie and I went to take some beautiful photos around the estate, and it was actually such a nice 40 minutes or so where we got to spend some time together. We got some stunning photos as the landscape is so beautiful in Kippure. It’s worth getting your photographer to have a proper look around to find some beautiful places to get some portraits.
The food was really good and Kippure have plenty of options, depending on whatever budget you’re working with. We also wanted our wedding cake to be served as dessert, which again, was no problem at all. That was the response we got for everything, “no problem”, everything was done swiftly and with care. The waiting staff were all so polite and helpful, one waitress Anna even held one of our guests babies while she ate her dinner, Billy is a particularly cute baby! The transition from the speeches, to serving meals, to clearing plates was all so seamless you hardly noticed it was happening.
In terms of sound systems and equipment, Kippure had everything we needed and were great when it came to our band and DJ setting up. They made sure they had everything they needed and it all went without a hitch!
We partied well into the night/wee hours and there was never any pressure to finish up. It was a huge success, a bloody great night and we’d love to do it all over again!
Thank you so much to all the team in Kippure, especially Sinéad who was a God send and made everything so easy for Charlie and I.”