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Newpark Newlyweds

Deirdre & Paul- Friday 16th November 2018 

Tell us about how you got engaged. 

Paul arranged a night away in a hotel, we went for a walk around the grounds and he got down on one knee. Then he whisked me off to Antwerp, Belgium to pick out the ring. He had arranged time off work for me. He must have been sure I'd say yes! 

Why did you choose Newpark Hotel for your wedding day? 

we wanted a winter wedding and we love the Christmas decorations in Newpark. we had lived in an apartment behind the Newpark the year we got engaged so knew the hotel and the kind of service to expect. 

Looking back now is there anything you would change about your wedding? 

I wished I didnt worry about the little things. Nobody notices those little things you think they will. People are just there to see you both have a good time. Oh actually, I wish I had made it to the church a little earlier. I was 30minutes late. It had pushed things out and we did rush our pictures. So keep an eye on the clock. 

What is your top tip for newly engaged couples? 

Take it all in! Enjoy the planning. Remember all people want is good food, good music and great craic. 

Did you have a supplier that went above and beyond what you expected? 

My make up artist Siobhan Brady! She was packing bags, carrying mirrors from rooms, taking pictures etc. She just went above and beyond and I loved all of our make-up. 



Farrah & Andy- Sunday 26th August 2018 

 How did you meet? 

We met in the laurels in a pub in Dublin. It was Andy's first time to ever go to that pub. I used to go all the time with my friends. 

How long did you spend planning your  wedding? Do you feel you had too much or too little time? 

We had 7 months to plan a wedding and I thought it was the perfect amount of time. We went to a wedding fair in January and booked our wedding for that August. Im a little impatient so I don't like planning for 2 years time. We both really wanted to get married so we figured there was no time like the present. It was totally enough time too. 

What is the romantic gesture he/she has made? 

Andy surprised me with a trip to Vegas for my 30th birthday. We had been in Vegas for a few days when I woke up in the hotel on Valentines day. I ran downstairs to get a Starbucks coffee and breakfast as a surprise for Andy. I got back to the room with the breakfast and he handed me another flight ticket. I had no clue which was so exciting but the flight ticket was for New York and the next day we travelled from Vegas to New York. It was the best surprise ever. 

Why did you choose Newpark Hotel for your wedding day? 

Myself and Andy had stayed in the Newpark a few times. We used to love the hotel and we love Kilkenny city and love the spa and outdoor hot tub. I had also been on girly nights away and the newpark hotel was one of my favourite hotels in Ireland. Since we had lots of memories in the hotel we figured it was a good idea to keep making more memories in the same hotel. We love the venue in general. The wedding room, the honeymoon suite and the grounds are just amazing but when you meet the staff that’s when you fully make up your mind. They are absolutely incredible and I’m so thankful we met them. We feel very lucky. Every staff member we met were so nice and incredible to deal with. They treated us like friends of the hotel and Every time we visited they made us feel so welcome . The terrace bar was also something different to what we had seen before. It has a cool funky outdoorsy vibe that we really liked. We also liked the thought of celebrating our anniversary every year in the Newpark so it was a no brainer. 

What is your top tip for newly engaged couples?

Relax. Enjoy it. Drink the prosecco. Celebrate. It will all come together. Don’t panic. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Everything will come together. Be sure to make the most of the moments. Oh and if your looking for an outstanding hotel to host your wedding choose the newpark. Honestly you won’t regret it and you can thank me later ;) 



Michelle & Mark- Friday 5th October 2018 

    How did you meet?

Mark and I met on a night out in Killarney on the May bank holiday 2012  while I was out with friends from college.  Even though we are both from Kilkenny it took going to Kerry for us to meet. We hit it off straight away. 

    How long did you spend planning your wedding? Do you feel you had too much/ too little time?  

We spent a year and a half planning our big day, I think it was just the right amount of time, all the suppliers I contacted were still available luckly.  It was so excitng during the build up, the time really flew by. 

  Why did you choose Newpark Hotel for your wedding day?

When it came to choosing our venue, Newpark was a perfect fit for our special day,  they had great value packages, its a 4 star venue with 5 star staff. From the first day we went into Newpark hotel, all the staff were amazing, so friendly and professional. 

  Looking back now is there anything you would change about your wedding?

Not a single thing! It was seamless from start to finish, if I could change one thing, I would slow time down or maybe relive the day all over again. 


Rosemary & Walter- Saturday 15th September 2018 

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

Do you feel you had too much/ too little time? Nearly 2 years. I think if it was less I would have felt under pressure, it was just the perfect amount of time, nothing too rushed and gave us enough time to enjoy the ‘newly engaged’ bubble for a month or two before getting into all the planning. 

Why did you choose Newpark Hotel for your wedding day?

I had been in Newpark a lot for work events and got to know a few of the faces and I guess that’s what it came down to, I loved walking in the door and the fact the everyone working there smiles and says hello. The staff are just amazing, and you can tell they genuinely care about what they do. Plus the food is fantastic! 

What is your favourite memory from your day?

Loved the time we had together just the two of us for the couple photos and afterwards as we walked into the hotel lobby and saw all our friends and family together with the party in full swing! 

Did you have any supplier who went above and beyond what you expected?

To be honest, they were all just fantastic, I think our photographer Katie Kavanagh needs a special mention, she kept the whole day on track. Equally when we got to Newpark, Sinéad, Niall and the team on the day were all on hand checking everything was okay and keeping the flow of the day going speeches etc. Some people say their wedding day was stressful or they were sorting problems but we literally got to sit back, take it all in and enjoy every minute thanks to the fantastic suppliers we picked, we honestly didn’t have a care in the world on the day.