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Asterix
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Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby Asterix » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:54 am

Hi all

I'm a bit of wedding novice and am considering the Ritz Carlton at Powerscourt as one of our options for summer wedding next year - has anyone had any dealings with them recently either as a bride or a guest? Any feedback would be really appreciated. Also, does anyone know what's on the table for negotiating?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby New Mrs » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:14 pm

have never been to a wedding there but my brother and sister in law stayed overnight a few weeks ago and they loved it. No complaints at all!
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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby Muse » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:40 pm

I think I read on a thread about the RC here before that there is no negotiating with them. You should search for old threads about them here for a few tips like that.

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Bride 2012
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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby Bride 2012 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:31 pm

Hi there it looks like a fab venue but i do know that there corkage fees / house wines are ridiculous!!!!! House wines are something like €30 per bottle and corkage is €26 a bottle :eek :eek :eek
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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby sunchild » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:44 pm

it's an amazing hotel and sometimes, recession or no recession, you have to pay a little more for top quality! Go for it :yelrotflmaosmilie:
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Asterix
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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby Asterix » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:45 pm

Thanks for all the tips! The closer I get to making up my mind about a venue, the harder it gets to decide...Your assistance was really appreciated.

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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby milehigh band » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:35 pm

Hi,

We performed at The Ritz recently and the hotel and staff were all great. It was the wow factor alright so if its within budget go for it!

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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby Ochre » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:44 pm

I was at a wedding there in May. The biggest positive was the gorgeous courtyard area - on a sunny day, it can't be beat for a drinks reception. It really was stunning. Negatives - the room rates for guest were insane, a 'special' rate of 195 and the B&G had to commit to filling 30. Maybe the total number or the rate has come down but I know that the B&G at this wedding found it very very hard to get people to take the rooms. Also, I found the reception room incredibly dark but that's a personal thing - I don't like rooms with no natural light and the decor was green and yellow so, IMO, a bit old fashioned.

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Re: Ritz Carlton Powerscourt

Postby shirinkaz » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:35 pm

I am working with them right now to book my venue there. They're surprisingly unflexible for a venue during a recession in my opinion. I am okay with the genereal cost of the place but surprised at some outrageous charges. I can also get a 195 a night rate IF I gaurantee 50 rooms!!! I live in the United States and am surprised at how unresponsive they are to my emails ets as well. At the end of the day I am booking it based on the quality of the hotel and the proximity to Dublin. And I'll hope for the best. In my experience the competitive venues are very similar to pricing though may be more flex in negotiating. Corkage can come down to about 17-20 euro but I have no clue where to get reasonable wine/champagne in Ireland so I won't be using that anyway.
Anyone know how much a cake from there costs??

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