Powerscourt House is set in a beautiful Country Estate in County Wicklow. The historic Palladian Mansion dates back to the 13th Century and today is used as an exclusive wedding venue. From the double height Georgian ballroom to the view over looking the 47 acres of formal Gardens, Powerscourt offers the ultimate in grandeur and luxury.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Summer Wedding Bliss at Powerscourt
From a rainy day proposal to an uplifting
wedding experience at Powerscourt!
Where did you meet?
I met in work 6 years ago-you could say it was love at first sight!
Tell is about the proposal!
proposed on St.Stephen’s day in Powerscourt-we had a lovely lunch in the
Sugarloaf lounge looking out to what was a horrible dreary wet day! After
lunch, Brian insisted we go for a walk…I knew something was up because no one
would want to go for a walk on a day like that! We borrowed some umbrellas from
reception and walked over to the golf course which is overlooked by Powerscourt
House. Brian got down on one knee and proposed in the rain in a deserted wet
choosing a venue it was an obvious choice to go back to Powerscourt…I had seen
the ballroom of Powerscourt House on the internet but never in the flesh. We
were shown around the venue by Conrad and immediately fell in love; it was the
first and only venue we viewed. With 2 large reception rooms to choose from and
the ballroom, there are some many options. The décor is so beautiful; the
architecture and interiors really speak for themselves so there is no real
requirement to add anything! From start to finish, Conrad at Feast Catering and
the hotel staff, in particular Siobhan and Carmel, were extremely helpful and
accommodating for all of our questions and requests. We had a tasting with
Conrad a few months prior to the wedding and it was truly divine, we knew we
were in good hands.
The Best Bits!
I, and both of our families, stayed in the hotel the night prior to the
wedding-my room was enormous and was an ideal setting for getting ready in the
morning of! We had our ceremony in a local church and upon arrival at the
house, due to the nice weather on the day, had our drinks reception in the
gardens. Everything had been organized so seamlessly that there was nothing to
worry about. We had our photos taken in the remarkable grounds; the pictures
are incredible! My favourite part of the day was the dinner and the speeches.
All of our guests remarked on the day about at the quality of the food and the
beautiful venue and are still commenting about it! My advice for couples
getting married is to try to not stress too much about it, plan as far in
advance as possible and put your trust in the expertise of the staff!
recommend Powerscourt House as a wedding venue more, I feel honored that we
were able to host our reception there!