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Wedding - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you supply a backdrop?

A: No, however we can provide you with an external suppliers list.

Q: Do you provide a Dummy Cake?

A: No, please contact any of the cake makers on the suppliers list who may be able to provide you with more information.

Q: Can we hold our Ceremony outdoors?

A: Yes, weather dependant. This can be discussed in more detail with your wedding co-ordinator.

Q: Are the ceremony and reception locations wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes, there is wheelchair access throughout the hotel and we can also provide ramps to the stages.

Q: What time will the reception finish and what time can the band/DJ play until?

A: The bar will close at 2am and the band/DJ must finish at this time also.

Q: What time does the Residents Bar close?

A: The Resident Bar closes at 4am.

Q: How do I access the gardens from the Cranaghan Suite?

A: There will be Golf Buggies available at the Cranaghan Suite entrance and your Banqueting Manager will co-ordinate this for you.

Q: If the weather is inclement, is there an area indoors to take photographs?

A: Yes, there are plenty of beautiful areas inside the hotel, including sweeping staircases and stunning fireplaces.

Q: Who prompts the Best man with the speeches?

A: The Banqueting Manager will liaise with the Best man on the day and be on hand to assist with speeches and all other queries.

Q: Do I have to supply the names for the block of 30 bedrooms?

A: No, you do not have to supply the names.  The block of 30 bedrooms is available for your guests to book up until four weeks before the wedding.

Q: What happens if not all 30 bedrooms are booked?

A: All rooms that are not booked four weeks before the wedding will be released back to the hotel for general sale.

Q: Do you offer Corkage?

A: No

Q: Do you cater for more than one wedding per day?

A: Yes, on Fridays and Saturdays there may be a second wedding.

Q: Do you provide a table plan?

A: We use an online wedding tool called Moposa and upon booking your wedding a personalised account will be created for you.  From this you can upload your table plan which we can then print and display for you.  Alternatively, you can choose to provide your own decorative table plan.

Q: When are speeches permitted?

A: We only permit speeches/toasts after the service of the meal.  If you wish to have speeches before the meal, all guests must be seated before 5.30pm.  We do not permit speeches/toasts between courses.

Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?

A: In the event of cancelling a confirmed booking, the following charges will be due (deposits already paid will be forfeited).  In each case, the percentage charge applies to the estimated total account for the event, including accommodation, wine sales, loss of beverage sales and any other items booked as part of the contract based on the numbers originally booked:

  • Within 4 weeks = 100%
  • Within 8 Weeks = 75%
  • Within 16 – 8 Weeks = 50%
  • Within 36 – 16 weeks = 25%

Q: What do you offer as a second day event?

A: We have an extensive range of menus ranging from finger food, buffet menus and evening meals.  Private dining rooms are also available upon request with a room hire charge.  

Q: What deposits are required in order to book a wedding?

A: To confirm a wedding reception, a deposit of €2,000 is required.  A second deposit of €2,000 (€1,500 on Dream Package) will be required 10 months in advance of the wedding date booked.  A final deposit of €3,000 (€1,500 on Dream Package) is required two months before the wedding date.  The balance remaining must be paid prior to departure from the hotel.  Please note these deposits are non-refundable and non-transfereble.

Q: Do you cater for all dietary requirements?

A: Yes

Q: What options do you offer for children’s meals?

A: The children’s menu consists of soup, chicken goujons/sausages and chips and jelly & ice-cream.  Alternatively, we can serve half portions of the adult’s meal.  Baby bowls can be provided complimentary for the younger guests.

Q: I have a question not answered here – how do I contact you?

A: Telephone the hotel main Reception – 00353 49 9526444 or email sales@slieverussell.ie