We had the pleasure of hosting our wedding reception in the Shelbourne Hotel in October and it was quite simply amazing.
Our first meeting with Sarah Edmonds, the wedding executive was the start of a fantastic and superbly professional experience and I would go so far as to say, it is because of Sarah that we decided to go with the Shelbourne rather than one of its competitors.
During our meetings with Sarah before the big day every detail was planned and organised for us. The menu tasting was a fantastic experience, the staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.
On the day itself we arrived at the hotel and were greeted by all the staff at the front door who applauded the wedding party as we arrived.
We were then brought to our amazing suite looking over the green and presented with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. Sarah coordinated with our families and the photographer and ensured we were stress free.
We were also offered any of the many vast meeting room / stair cases etc to take photos indoors which we took advantage of and were told that the hotel was ours for the day to do with as we desired.
During the evening we had the pleasure of meeting more staff. The banqueting manager on duty was superb, the food was exquisite (still been spoken about) and each individual member of staff was courteous, engaging and professional.
The reception itself was seamless. Sarah had also coordinated with the band to ensure the transition from dinner to music was smooth.
The bar staff on the night were also fantastic. Funny and engaging guys who knew how to work a busy bar.
We stayed 2 nights and were phoned the following morning to enquire when we would like our champagne breakfast and if we would like it to the room.
I’m in the process of writing a letter to the hotel and will give the dates involved so as they will know who was on duty but we simply could not fault the service. From the days paper wrapped as a memento to fresh flowers being delivered to our parents rooms along with a framed photograph of us and a lovely hand written card arriving in the room the experience was unforgettable
Even our Marriott reward card was set up for us so we could use our points on our honeymoon.
To conclude – The Management and Staff of the Shelbourne are the best around and they made our wedding the special occasion we hoped for.