really need some help with mine and m H2B decisions on venue. we are getting married in June 2013 in Mayo and were looking at venues at the weekend. looked at castlecourt in westport and knockranny and also mulranny hotel. Mulranny is out as the function room seems a bit cramped for our numbers (well over 300). I know :( massive. dont know how the numbers got that big!
we are stuck between the castlecourt and knockranny. we prefer the function room in the castlecourt and the overall feel of the hotel. we met with the owner and she was extremely warm and helpful. Loved knockrany too but for different reasons - the setting is beautiful and the rooms are fab. but we are not too gone on the overall decor of the bar, function area etc. not too keen on the fact there are no windows in the function room especially given the fact ours will be a summer wedding.
re the castlecourt :i have heard that some guests may leave the reception if it is in the castlecourt but ours wont be a local wedding - well my family is originally from mayo but a lot will be travelling from donegal/dublin as well as mayo. Also the setting is not great although we could get over this as we have decided to to get married in ballintubber abbey. bit more expensive to get married than the original church we planned. we visited it on the spur of the moment on friday and fell in love with it so the setting is fab for photos etc.
sorry for the long post but we are very confused Have many of you had experience of these hotels? i know the food is good in both so we are really having a tough time deciding and we need to decide in the coming couple of weeks in order to confirm the booking for the church.