About The weddingsonline Awards

2024 Winners were announnced on March 11th 2024 awards

The awards, now in its 15th year, was set up to recognise excellence within the wedding sector and to reward those businesses that stand out from the crowd.

The weddingsonline awards provides businesses with:

  • Increased credibility to couples and more reasons for them to choose you
  • A huge amount of additional marketing as part of a 6 month awards campaign
  • Social media shout outs across all our media channels
  • An opportunity to look at your business from a fresh perspective 


You do not have to be a client of weddingsonline to enter the awards, this is an industry wide competition and open to all.  

Receiving their award for Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster was Mary Quigley, Martin Stewart, Paul Henry, Emily O’Reilly, Colm Kelly and Leane Fay of Hotel Kilmore, also pictured was Keith Kingston ( and Marinda Malin (Business and Marketing Strategist)

We have found over the past 15 years of running the weddingsonline awards that businesses that embrace the awards and use their nomination, shortlisting and winning the award to contribute to a positive marketing experience, can really push on to new heights. 

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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What winning the award meant for suppliers

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Winning the WOL Wedding Celebrant of the Year award has been an absolutely surreal experience. The flood of phone calls and emails with inquiries has been non-stop ever since. It took me quite some time to come down from cloud nine after the whirlwind of the awards night, especially considering I was completely unprepared for the win. But you know what they say, the unexpected victories are the sweetest. Now, couples reaching out for initial inquiries have an added sense of confidence in booking with me, knowing that I’ve been honoured with such a prestigious award for my services. It’s a reassurance for them to know they’re placing their special day in trusted hands, especially given the esteemed reputation of the Weddings Online brand. This award has truly provided me with a springboard into my Celebrant career. Making the leap to full-time Celebrant work was daunting at first, especially after leaving behind the security of my day job last year. But all the hard work has paid off, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the recognition and the opportunities it’s brought my way. Lisa O’Brien – Celebrant Lisa, Winner Celebrant of the Year 2024

Thank you so much for running these awards, it means a lot to us to have some recognition from within the industry.  Everyone works so hard to give their customers the best, so it feels brilliant to come out on top after a busy few months. Our brides really loved seeing the award, especially those who had their dresses designed and made by us, they were celebrating their “award-winning wedding dress” We previously won the Bridesmaid Supplier Award so the two awards are sitting next to each other happily! Lorren – The One I Love – Winner Bridalwear Designer of the Year 2024

Winning the award has had a profound impact on our business – it has provided us with immense credibility and recognition within the industry. We are attracting new clients who now see us as the experts in our field, while also strengthening relationships with existing ones. Winning is increasing our brand visibility significantly and in boosting our teams morale it has inspired them to continue pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional service. We’re incredibly grateful for the recognition and excited about the opportunities it will bring in the future. Thank you for your support, and we’ll definitely reach out if we need any assistance along the way! Judi Roche – Balla Florists – Florist of the Year Winner 2024

Having such a well respected wedding industry award has allowed me to reach more clients, enquiries have gone through the roof since the awards and bookings are steady.  It’s definitely great PR for my business. I was so pleased with the messages of congratulations from other suppliers as well as my couples and my local newspaper did a full page spread on my win! Golddust! – Rev. Brenda O’Grady Wedding Celebrant of the Year 2023 

This award has truly boosted our reputation and has really set us apart from the crowd. This is so amazing as we are only just celebrating our first year in business this month. It has signalled to the wedding and business industry that we have arrived and helped us cement our credibility. Thank you so so much to all at weddingsonline. We couldn’t be happier!! –  Valda Binding, TakeNplace – Newcomer of the Year 2023

I hope you are well. Yes, what an amazing achievement. I am still pinching myself! I have definitely seen an increase in enquiries since my win. Not to mention the support from my existing clients, all of whom are delighted for Presley Blue.  It has given me a real lift and encouragement. I am so grateful for all your support and the support of Weddings on Line Team. The awards night really showed the Best in the Business!! – Patricia Brennan, Presley Blue Boutique – Bridesmaid Supplier of the Year 2023

To say I’m still on a high is an understatement!! I’m absolutely delighted to win the award 2 years in a row.  Enquiries within the past 2 weeks have increased by 58% alone which we are delighted with and this is all down to the Weddingsonline Awards. The Awards show all our couples that they are in very safe hands with Dean as their Wedding Co-Ordinator.  We can’t wait to re-enter the Weddingsonline Awards again in 2024! – Dean Coyne, Hillgrove Hotel – Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Ulster 2022 & 2023

Business is great ! Enquiries went through the roof after we won and many bookings due to the peace of mind our customers are getting knowing we’ve won an award with yourselves, Thanks a Mil! –  Wedding Nanny, Childrens Entertainment Supplier of the Year 2022

It has been great kudos for the hotel and also our wonderful Wedding Co-Ordinator Dean Coyne. We have seen good enquiries and some bookings as Dean has done a lot of social media postings announcing the win! We also mention the award to every wedding couple we meet – to show them they are in the safest of hands – Hillgrove Hotel, Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Ulster 2022

We were  absolutely thrilled to win the award again this year. I feel it gives customers more confidence in booking our services – Bridal Gown Cleaning, Dress Cleaning and Alterations Supplier of the Year 2022

We have noticed our enquiries have increased; and that a lot more suppliers have reached out, thus increasing our network – Rachel O’Brien  K Club, Venue Co-Ordinator of the Year Leinster 2022

Winning the weddingsonline award has made a big impact when you consider I got 4 enquiries within an hour of winning it! The following day there were 9 enquiries in my inbox! Bookings are flying in!  It’s definitely great PR for my business. Local papers all gave me coverage as well – Colin Fahy, Wedding Singer of the Year 2022

Winning the award has been great ! I’ve definitely received a lot more enquiries and it has also brought a lot more  attention to my website – Emma K Creative Styling, Hairstylist of the Year 2022

Ever since winning,my enquiries have shot through the roof, as have my bookings! Having such a well respected wedding industry accolade on my marketing materials has 100% allowed me to reach more clients, book more shows and even increase my fee! It’s simply magic! – Jamie Skelton Magician and Mentalist, Entertainer of the Year 2022

I’m genuinely still in shock. Cannot believe I’ve won!! It’s a dream come true! Thanks for all the help and support over the last 12 months, I’m relatively new to Weddings online but joining is definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made. – Pamela Matthews – weddingsonline Awards Makeup Artist of the Year 2021. 


I’m just getting back to emails today, I am still in shock after winning my award! And will be on a high for a long time, believe you me. I had a brilliant night there, it was so well organised, the food was gorgeous and the music unreal. – Brian Roche, Baker Boy Cakes, Cake Designer of the Year 2020

Still coming to terms with this, our second award of the year. I am hugely grateful for everything. Thanks to the whole weddingsonline team, especially my account manager Rory McDonald who was the very first industry professional I spoke to about advertising over 10 years ago. I’ve been with weddingsonline from day 1 and some of the seminars they have put on over the years have been where I picked up invaluable information helping me grow through the formative years. Onwards and upwards, the hardwork continues.
Ronan Quinn – Amare Stories, Wedding Videographer of the Year 2020


You have no idea how thrilled and shocked I am. Still in total disbelief and completely elated. THANK YOU SO MUCH to you and the team at Weddingsonline. I don’t think anyone will ever know what this means to me. 

Laura, Laura Colgan Music, Overall Supplier of the Year 2020


I just wanted to write to say thank you very much for giving Fernhill the opportunity to win best country house hotel in Ireland at the weddingsonline awards. My brother is on honeymoon and my wife and I had a baby last week so we were not able to go but we were celebrating back in West Cork! The win also had a great reaction locally with about 1,000 likes and comments from 165 different people on our instagram and facebook pages. Thank you again. It is very inspiring and we have lots of plans to improve for next year
Michael O’Neill – Fernhill House Hotel, Country House Venue of the Year 2020


‘I honestly found that being a finalist alone really helped with getting my brand out there and customers have said to me that they take comfort from the fact that I’m a registered Supplier of WOL.’Abi – ​The Bridal Lounge

Because I was shortlisted I was asked to do the cover of a bridal magazine… how amazing is that? I’m over the moon thank you so so much!
Aoibheann Walsh G&G Hair and Beauty Therapy

“I’m absolutely thrilled I won the award, Business has just boomed since I joined WOL. You’re a really brilliant bunch and I was so delighted to meet you all and be part of it all! Back to reality today, a thousand emails to get through but with a very big smile on my face Flannelly Media Design – Wedding stationery by Sarah, Stationery Designer of the Year 2019


“We were delighted to win and it is getting a massive reaction on social media!”
Michael O’Neill – Fernhill House Hotel, Hotel Venue of the Year Munster 2019

“Just to let you know we didn’t realise how prestigious the awards were and our phones have not stopped ringing with bookings since we announced our win. We loved every minute of the awards and we thought it was so well organised and there was a fab atmosphere. We were treated so well and we were genuinely so pleased with the messages of congratulations from other suppliers as well as brides.”
Michelle & Audrey, All About Weddings, Venue Decor & Event Stylist of the Year 2019


“Thank you so much to the judges for selecting Castlemartyr Resort as venue  of the year. It really was totally unexpected. A lesson learnt was always attend, because you just never know….next year we’ll be first to order tickets! The whole team are thrilled. It’s really given everyone a huge lift. Our PR company are working on our exposure after this great win. The Billboard is being planned too…….We had a great night and wished we could do it all again!” – Castlemartyr Resort – Hotel Venue of the Year, Munster and Overall Venue of the Year 2018


“I am just letting you know I have received my lovely trophy and my Certificate. I am delighted. It’s all very exciting!” Wicklow Wedding Celebrant – Wedding Celebrant of the Year 2018 


“Absolutely Brilliant Night! Great support from other suppliers in the industry! Best Awards I have entered, judged on actual work by independent judges. Brides pay attention to the winners of this award, it has been mentioned to me on hair trials” I saw that you won the weddingsonline awards, well done!” – Upstyle Junkie – Hair Stylist of the Year 2018


“Winning the weddingsonline awards has set me apart from other wedding photographers, it has been a great motivator for me in helping me improve my business! There have been more enquiries this year and definitely a bigger level of trust from couples”. – Couple Photography – Photographer of the Year and Overall Supplier of the Year 2018


“Floods of emails since. A few congrats from past/future couples but mostly enquiries. Booked my first 2020 yesterday, deposit and all as a direct result!” – Paudie Walsh, Munster DJ Hire – Winner DJ of the Year 2018


“My work and enquiries are through the roof. I have got the most amazing response for my award. Thanks so much for everything, joining WOL was the best move I made in a long time. Hope all good with you and your amazing team.” – Olivia O’Hanlon, Church Singer of the Year 2018

100 enquiries in just 2 days … 15 weddings booked in just 2 days … Thank You !” – DKPHOTO – Photographer and Overall Supplier of the Year 2017 (3 days after the Awards)







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