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Jul 06, 2016

 
 
Mary Roche the editor of Weddings Beauty Fashion Blog gives her outlook on the Conyngham Arms as a Wedding Venue in her sincere blog post below.
 



Hello all, this post sees the start of my Wedding Venue Feature (These posts are not sponsored). Although I am married five years, I still feel the excitement of going into a venue and seeing what they have to offer.

On Saturday 28th May I visited the Conyngham Arms Hotel located in the quaint village of Slane. Although this Hotel is located on the main street, do not let this put you off looking here. Its looks are deceiving, as it doesn't look as spacious as it actually is. As the saying goes, don't judge a book by it's cover, think the same for when you are venue hunting.   

I was shown around the venue by the lovely Louise, who is the Wedding & Events Co-ordinator. She instantly made me feel welcome. After showing me around, we chatted for a while and Louise was happy for me to stay on, so I could take in the venue by myself. I asked Louise to describe the venue in 3 words, she said "Intimate,Warm & the staff are amazing".

From the moment I stepped into the hotel I was drawn in. The decor is French Country/shabby chic inspired. Every room I entered offered something different and it  got prettier and prettier.


What to expect if you get married here:

The hotel is very intimate so you have no fear of losing your guests, as every room interconnects. This was a must for us when we were venue hunting.

The hotel can be solely yours on your wedding day and the day after, if you wish and at no extra venue hire cost. The hotel has 14 bespoke bedrooms. Bride & Groom get to choose which room they would like to stay in on the night of their wedding.

The hotel do not bring in function staff, all staff are part of the hotel, so you get that personal experience. The staff that serve your wedding dinner will also serve your wedding party breakfast. Head Chef Killian O'Donohoe  will gladly cater for all of your needs.

 

 

I can confirm the Old Bridge room is the most popular choice for the Bride & Groom, bow that could be down to four poster bed that it holds.


The Lavender Suite:

The "Lavender Suite" can seat up to 150, or if you have a smaller wedding that can also be catered for. Civil Ceremonies are very popular here and the suite can be set-up for your ceremony and dinner, as the room divides in two so you have plenty to work with.

Room Divided

 

Room Divided

 

 
 
Add ribbon/chiffon /flowers to these chairs 
 

 



The Lavender Suite opens up to the the garden with steps leading down. This literally made me go WOW when I saw it on my visit. The sun was shining when I was here, so I could easily visualise  the gardens decorated with Fairy lights and lanterns for the evening.


The tables for dinner are also decorated with real lavender taken from the garden, I thought this was a lovely touch.

 

 
 
 

Conyngham Arms Garden Fountain


Your Ceremony can also be held in the stunning garden, where you will exchange your vows under the oak tree. The garden also has an outdoor bar, so your guests do not have far to go.

 
 

Louise explained that the venue itself is latern and candle crazy, so you don't need to worry about that element of your decoration as it's covered. Who doesn't love lanterns and candles? You also have the option to add decor to the venue, this is ideal as you will have it to yourself.  As the natural decoration of the venue is so beautiful, couples tend  to not add that much extra. I can see why, as every room is as pretty as the last and there is great attention to detail throughout.
 

 



Other Rooms you can avail off in the Hotel:

The Sitting Room is located just off the Lavender Room , Louise explained that this room is normally allocated to children. If you have a number of children going to your wedding, this can be used  as a space for them to be entertained, whether you bring an entertainer in or set up the room as an activity space e.g. colours,board games etc. Alternately it can be used as a space for people to go and chill during the wedding or at the evening time.   

 

 

 

 

The hotel has another space,The Library, where afternoon tea is served, this only costs €15 per person. You can see how fab it is from the picture. You could also have afternoon tea before your wedding as part of your hen party.

At the back of this room  there is a private dining area that seats 20. Couples are choosing to have an intimate wedding dinner after their ceremony and a big evening celebration.

 

 

Private Dining area for 20 


The next wedding fair will be after Summer, so keep an eye out for this. The last wedding fair they had brought in 200 people and there are 45 weddings booked for this year, with many more booked in for next year. To view The Conyngham Arms Wedding Brochure see here, or for more information on weddings email Louise on weddings@conynghamarms.ie.

The only problem I can think of with going to this hotel is that you will not want to leave.

 Any comments please leave them below.

Love and Sparkle.
xxx