Past Wedding Testimonials
Julie & Dennis - Wedding Reception September 5th, 2014
We had a fantastic wedding reception in the Clarion Hotel, Cork in September 2014 and cannot praise the staff, the food and the venue highly enough. We were immediately impressed with the hotel’s convenient city centre location and the beautiful riverside views from the Pegasus ballroom suite, where we entertained our guests. The entire hotel staff, from accommodation, banqueting and service were so professional and easy to deal with; both in the run up to our wedding and on the day itself. The entire process was effortless and stress free allowing us to relax and enjoy our special day. The Head Chef, Tommy, was a pleasure to deal and both he and his team delivered a high quality, well presented meal on the day for which we received many compliments. Our Wedding Co-ordinator, Danielle, was so attentive to us and our guests, the personal touch of the Staff really made the difference. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this hotel for any occasion.
Deborah & Tim - Wedding Reception October 7th, 2011
We had absolutely fabulous stay at Clarion which was undoubtedly attributed to the help and kindness of your good self and your colleagues. Without hesitation we would together with our families and friends highly recommend the Clarion for any occasion. The booking for the event initially handled by Charlene and it was smoothly handed over to you at what we felt the most crucial time of the preparations. You were a pleasure to deal with, very understanding and accommodating to all queries throughout the planning.
From the booking of our reception to the meal tasting to the reservations of our guest, to the décor of the reception room, the Clarion Hotel blew us away. We met so many staff throughout the day so you will have to forgive me that I can not remember all their names, but their kindness, manor and professionalism has left unforgettable impression on us both.
Michael (the duty manager on the day of our wedding) was excellent to us and our guest. He helped us with the delivering of our cases, wedding cake, wine and all the extras that we had to drop off the day before the wedding. He even ensured that our guest has signed our guest book. To go that extra mile, he had given us his mobile number in case anything arouse on rote to the hotel.
The majority of our family and friends were not familiar with the hotel but it has left memorable impression on them. We heard so many lovely comments from our guests about the staff, the friendliness and kindness had not been experience in any hotel before.
Most importantly from every bride and grooms perspective on their wedding day is the food! We had got great advice on the menu both on deciding stage and again at the tasting. When hosting a large function such as a wedding, it’s hard to please everyone and yet you want to have the menu right. The food was month watering and the portions were more than generous.
Undoubtedly, hosting our wedding at the Clarion Hotel was a dazzling experience for not only us but for our family and friends. So much so, we are still praising the hotel 2 months later.
Annemarie, we would like thank you again for all your help, support and kindness you showed us. For the personnel touch you should us by calling in on the Friday. I do remember that you mentioned that you work Friday mornings only and it was lovely to see you on the day.
Many thanks again for everything. And we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and continued success in 2012.
Geraldine & David - Wedding Reception in 2009
On behalf of David and myself, I would like to thank everyone at the Clarion Hotel for making our wedding day on July 18th, 2009 such a special day. Initially, we were opting to get married abroad. However, we’re so glad we didn’t. As well as your beautiful hotel, what really caught our attention from day one is the excellent and friendly staff you have working in your hotel (which is rare to find in this day and age). Re our wedding preparations, nothing was too much trouble for them and the attention to detail they provided with everything was superb. Along with all your staff, we especially would like to thank Charlene and Sinéad (Conference Department managers) for all their hard work and kindness.
On the day, everything from the welcoming Champagne, the drinks reception, the fairytale like room, the wonderful food, to the penthouse we stayed in was completely magical. We got many complements re the venue and even to this day quests still comment on the amazing food they received.
We will forever look back on it with fondness and tenderness and to this day always say to ourselves that we made the right decision in choosing the Clarion Hotel and wouldn’t change a thing. Indeed, this was confirmed even further, last week, when we went back for our complimentary stay and meal in the Clarion.
We were totally overwhelmed by the service we got-staff were so nice and knew it was our anniversary, we got a huge bedroom and were totally shocked when we saw champagne, fruit, chocolates and a note from Charlene congratulating us. I must say the attention to detail was superb and we were made feel so special all over again. We will certainly be recommending the Clarion Hotel to others.
In short, words cannot describe our heartfelt appreciation for everything. Indeed, thank you seems so very small in light of the perfect wedding you gave to us!!
Claire and Liam - Wedding Reception in 2009
Thank you to all the staff at the Clarion Hotel in Cork city for helping to make our wedding day so memorable. Charlene and Morgan made the planning of the day very easy for us and so on the day itself we knew everything would be wonderful.
The banqueting room looked great, the meal was fantastic and what stood out the most was how friendly and helpful the staff were. Sinead and Brian in particular looked after us and our guests extremely well.
Our guests all commented on how much they enjoyed the wedding and the food, service and general ambience at the hotel definitely added to this.
The food and service at the family barbeque we had the day after the wedding in the penthouse suite was just as excellent as on the day before and we all enjoyed this immensely. We would definitely recommend the Clarion to others. Thanks to all."