An overview of the Questions and Answers in the run up to your Big Day!
Your questions asked and answered
Q: How can I arrange a viewing of the hotel?
A: We take appointments at any time that suits you, however we recommend an appointment with Claire Coughlan, our Wedding Coordinator on a day of a wedding, so that you get to experience the hotel as it will be on your wedding day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Q: What are your minimum numbers for Weddings?
A: The minimum numbers on our Packages is 120 Adults for weekends and 90 Adults for Midweek dates. More intimate wedding receptions are warmly welcome, however a venue hire fee will apply on top of your chosen package.
Q: Can I hold a date provisionally with you?
A: Absolutely, we can hold a date for a maximum of 2 weeks, afterwhich time the date will automatically be released. If the hotel receives another enquiry for that date within these 2 weeks, the hotel shall contact the couple at which time a deposit will be required to confirm the date.
Q: How much is your deposit?
A: We require a €1000 booking deposit to confirm your wedding date. We do offer a Flexi Payment Plan for this. A further €2000 is requested 3 months in advance of your wedding date, with the balance paid on departure. We will issue you with a receipt on first payment along with a Wedding Contract which will need to be signed to confirm your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions? Deposits are non refundable.
Q: Do you charge Corkage?
A: We charge €10 per 75cl bottle of still wine and €15 per 75cl bottle of sparkling wine or Champagne.
Q: Is the Bar Extension included?
A: The Bar Extension until 2am is included with our Wedding Packages. For more intimate gatherings, the fee will be added to your bill.
Q: Do you offer preferred accommodation rates for our Wedding Guests?
A: We include a bedroom allocation (including any rooms within your package), and this is automatically held once you confirm your date. Six weeks prior to your wedding date, any un-named rooms will be automatically released. If you require more than the set allocation, we review on a case by case basis depending on our availability. Any additional rooms will be at the "on the day" rate.
Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?
A: In the event of a cancellation, charges will be applied to Food, Beverage, Bar Extension and Accommodation costs as follows:
Greater than 12 months from the wedding date - Non Refundable Deposit
12 months to 8 months - 10% cancellation charge
8 months to 3 months - 25% cancellation charge
12 weeks to 5 weeks - 50% cancellation charge
Within 4 weeks - 100% cancellation charge
Should you wish to postpone your wedding date, we can transfer your booking deposit to a new date within 12 months of the original date booked, with no penalty.
Q: Do you cater for Civil Ceremonies on site?
A: Yes we have two rooms - The Sun Lounge can accommodate up to 50 Guests and The Patio Room can accommodate up to 130 Guests for a Wedding Ceremony. Should you require a larger room, we can accommodate Civil Ceremonies in our Ballyhannon Suite and we can turn around this room for your Wedding Banquet after the Ceremony (please allow 2.5 hours)
Q: Do you offer any options for Pre or Post Wedding Parties?
A: Yes we can offer a variety of options, whether it is a Finger Food gathering in Shannigans Gastro Pub or a BBQ event in The Sun Lounge / Ballyhannon Suite.
Q: Can we use Dromoland Castle for our wedding day photographs?
A: The Inn at Dromoland has created a viewing area specifically for our own wedding guests, with Dromoland Castle and Lake as a backdrop. It is not possible to use any other areas of the Castle grounds for this purpose.
Q: How far out can I do my Wedding Tasting?
A: This is entirely up to you as a couple - as a general rule, most couples would arrange this for 3 months prior to the wedding date.
Q: Do you offer any discounts for Winter Weddings / Midweek Weddings?
A: Yes, we offer a 10% discount off our brochure package prices for weddings that take place in January, February, October or November and any Midweek dates (10% discount only applies to Midweek or Winter Weddings, and cannot be combined)