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Kippure Estate

Kippure Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
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250
Reviews (31) 5/5
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Wild Beautiful Mountains and Laid-Back Charm

Everyone deserves the wedding of their dreams. At Kippure Estate, we understand just what it takes to make your wedding perfect from start to finish. With our incredible scenic location in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin, it’s no wonder that so many couples come to us to tie the knot.

One of the most unique and naturally romantic wedding venues in the country!

Kippure is a 240 acres private estate amidst spectacular landscape; in fact, it’s so highly regarded that it even features in numerous Hollywood films, such as Braveheart, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Devil’s Own.

Immerse yourself in nature and take advantage of the fantastic photo opportunities that the source of the River Liffey and the Wicklow Mountains have to offer.

Ceremony Locations at Kippure Estate

Wedfest Area: How about a festival-style wedding in our amazing Wedfest area adjacent to our premier marquee, overlooking the mountains and valleys to the east?

Gazebo Ceremony: Our charming wooden gazebo is set on a large expanse of lawn with the stunning Wicklow Mountains National Park as your backdrop.

Forest Ceremony: Set in a woodland glen, these magical ceremonies are perfect for slightly smaller weddings, embracing the surrounding nature.

Bridge Ceremony: Say ‘I do’ on our wooden footbridge over the source of the River Liffey. Let the sound of babbling water be the only ceremony music you need!

The Long Barn: For an indoor ceremony, choose our Long Barn. Part of the original estate, it’s full of rustic charm, from its old stone interior walls to the Italian-style courtyard which gently leads you in.

Our dining marquee can seat up to 250 guests and is ideally located with breath-taking views in every direction.

Relax…

At Kippure, you’ll receive a warm welcome, not to mention all the help you need to make the day as magical as possible. Cary, our Head of Weddings, is your main contact in the runup to your wedding day and will ensure that every little detail, decoration, menu choice, and running order are perfect well before your special day begins.

Jenny, our Wedding Operations Specialist, is all yours on the day and is an expert at executing your wedding plan seamlessly. In short, our team are here to ensure your day is simply unforgettable.

Congratulations on your engagement, and we look forward to helping you plan your dream wedding at Kippure Estate. 

Reviews

4.8/5
31 reviews
Quality of service4.8/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness4.6/5
Flexibility4.9/5
Professionalism4.7/5
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My husband and I got married at Kippure Sept 2019 and can honestly say it was the best day ever. The entire staff at Kippure were incredibly helpful, kind and patient, and took care of things that we didn't even know needed to be taken care of on the day, ensuring that we were not stressed at all. They took care to make sure that all aspects of the venue were beautifully decorated in the style that we wanted, and kept the day fun and relaxed while still accommodating everyone's needs. For a beautiful outdoor setting with fabulous staff, Kippure is the best bet. I know I am forgetting plenty of people, but a special thanks to Sinead, Ann, Cecilia, Orla and Tom. They were so patient and thoughtful with overseas bookings, set-up, guests with limited mobility and more. Very flexible venue, able to deal splendidly with guests from oversees and was a one stop shop for all we needed.
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Overall Stars: 3* I need to start off this review by saying we fell in love with the location as soon as we started to explore venue options. We contacted Kippure and we received a response from Cary (wedding co-ordinator at time of booking). Cary responded to us promptly and was so helpful in exploring our options with us. As we were organizing the wedding from Australia it was difficult to call and discuss options and Cary was amazing in organizing time for us to talk and was happy to provide a lot of information and communication through email. I would give Cary 5 stars for all his help and support and could not fault him in anyway. He put us at ease in our decision making and we felt comfortable and confident that our wedding would be exactly the way we wanted it and that we would be fully involved in every aspect of the organization! Location 5 Stars: Absolutely beautiful. The grounds are amazing and the backdrop of the Dublin/Wicklow mountains can not be faulted in any way! Food 4.5 Stars: Delicious! We had so many compliments about our Chinese Buffet. Our guests loved that it was different and were able to have second helpings! Compliments to the chef and no complaints can be made about the quality or quantity of the food! One small issue, our evening finger food was not the food we had ordered and we were not told about this prior and no acknowledgement of it after. Again no complaints about the quality of the food, it was all delicious. Accommodation 3 Stars: You don’t book Kippure for the accommodation, you book it for the beautiful surroundings. The accommodation does the job! Some small issues with keys being hard to work and the houses needing to be fixed up in some areas (we had a broken toilet lid in our house, the bridal suite). Wedding Team: Unfortunately Cary left Kippure and we’re still unsure whether there is an actual replacement for him or not. Following Cary’s departure we were put in touch with the general manager who we did not find as helpful or as accommodating as Cary, while we understand the wedding team was probably under stress following Cary’s departure, we did not feel this was handled very well and we felt very out of the loop in relation to what was happening with our Wedding. We found emails would go unanswered for a number of weeks, despite follow up emails sent and when we were responded it the response was often short. Information changed along the way, we were initially told by Cary that Kippure do not hold weddings on consecutive days and were informed we could set up our decorations (ourselves as we had a lot of DIY) the day before the wedding. We were told less than 3 weeks before the wedding we could not do this and found out there was a wedding the day before ours (which we found out ourselves, we were not told about it). We were told the Wedding Team would organize the set up for us and I was told my husband could go check on the morning of the Wedding that everything was set up right! This was not what we wanted! We had also been told by the general manager that Kippure would provide a dance floor for us, this was not provided. We were also told since initially booking our wedding that we would be meeting with Jenny (Wedding Operations Specialist) the day before our wedding to go through everything, this did not happen and we never got to meet Jenny (although our parents did during a viewing of Kippure and had nothing but positive things to say about Jenny!). When we arrived to meet Jenny the day before the wedding we were told on arrival she wasn’t there, the lady at reception advised she’d find out who was meeting with us, came back told us we would be meeting with Cycelia, asked us to wait and then came back and said we’d be meeting with Martin. This all made us very uneasy the day before our Wedding as it seemed like no one knew what was happening. That was until we met Martin! Martin (operations manager) was our saving Grace! From the moment we met Martin we were put at ease and felt like Martin knew exactly what had to happen, when it had to happen! Martin went through our whole day with us and clarified all the small bits. Martin reassured us in every way possible. On the morning of the wedding Martin checked in with us to make sure everything was okay, he arranged our breakfast to be brought to the bridal house (this had been forgotten about but Martin fixed it) and he personally took all our decorations and noted where everything had to be. Bridal Suite/Breakfast: Again you don’t book Kippure for the accommodation so we didn’t have high expectations for the Bridal Suite, we had previously been told it would be the most recently renovated house and this was fine with us. The one problem we did have with the Bridal Suite was: having stayed there the night before (bridal party) we were asked on the morning of the wedding (following the ceremony) to remove all our belongings so the house could be prepared for us for the wedding night. This caused a bit of stress to our parents and groomsmen who moved our belongings while we were having photos taken and wouldn’t have bothered us so much if anything had have been done with the house, BUT, other than making the bed again (not changing the sheets/covers – there was makeup/tan left from my bridesmaid on the covers that night) nothing else was done. The house wasn’t cleaned, the breakfast from that morning was still in the kitchen and the glasses from our drinks were still in the sink. It bothered us that a fuss was made to move all our stuff, when the house wasn’t even cleaned! The other problem we had was our breakfast the next day. We had been told we would get our breakfast to the Bridal Suite the next morning, however this never happened. We waited around the house for the breakfast to arrive (as there is no signal would could not call to find out where the breakfast was) and as we waited so long in the house, by the time we went over to the Marquee where everyone else was having breakfast, most of the hot breakfast was gone. Again we got no acknowledgement or apology for this. Overall: We had an amazing day and the wedding itself went off without a hitch, I would 100% recommend Kippure to others for the views and location alone, however I do think management need to take a look at how weddings are currently being managed.
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loved the venue we had a wonderful time and everyone was so helpful and nice
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We had our wedding here the end of June. Sinead, Cecylia and the team at Kippure estate were incredible. Sinead was an amazing wedding coordinator and really went above and beyond to make our day special. the little touches like matching the wild flowers to our pastel colour theme and stocking our crisp cart for us were very much appreciated and a lovely touch. The food was amazing we went for the hog roast and had guest complementing the food even now two months later. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to getting married to view this venue, it is picturesque and the team at kippure estate are very professional and are there to help.
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We had our wedding here in May 2019 and it couldn't have been any better. It was above all our expectations. From start to finish all the staff were a pleasure to deal with. Everything on the day and leading up to it went without a hitch. Cecylia and Sinead were very helpful and did their best to ensure we had a great and stress free day. Luckily the weather was kind to us so we were fortunate to have the ceremony outdoors. The views are spectacular and a great backdrop for a wedding. The food was amazing, we went for the hot/cold buffet. It ran very smoothly. All of our guests were very well fed with many going for second and third helpings. Accommodation was perfect for our needs and everyone was able to be catered for. We highly recommend this venue for any couples looking for a laid back, rustic wedding location. Thanks so much for a wonderful day to all the staff at Kippure Estate.
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This was the only venue that we looked at - we fell in love with the views and the atmosphere the moment we arrived. We were a little apprehensive about their ability to host a wedding, but as soon as we met Cary (and later Jenny) we knew we'd made the right decision! From the moment that we arrived on Friday, until we left on Monday morning, it was a fantastic experience. The food throughout the weekend was excellent (we had food in the marquee on Friday night, our wedding on Saturday and then a BBQ on Sunday) and all the staff were exceptional! All of our guests commented on the great food, the relaxed ambience and the amazing scenery - many saying it was the best wedding that they had been to. Jenny was there on the day and everything was perfect - nothing was too much trouble. She made the day so relaxed and enjoyable. The houses are basic, but they were all clean and good value for money. If you are looking for a relaxed, enjoyable venue, we can't recommend Kippure enough!
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We had the most incredible wedding weekend in Kippure Estate. From our initial meeting with Cary (wedding co-ordinator) in Kippure to our actual wedding nothing was too much trouble for Cary and his team.He was a true professional,an absolute gentleman and a very kind man. Jenny in charge of all the decorating and looking after us on the day couldn't have made any improvements on the excellent job she provided ourselves and guests with which ensured our wedding went off without a hitch.The lads Christy & Tom in the bar were great craic and ensured no one went thirsty. All the staff who served us our fabulous dinners (well done Chef and kitchen staff) were very friendly, polite and very efficient. The barbeque on Saturday was delicious and no one was hungry afterwards. Anne and staff in reception were at our beck and call without hesitation. Our accommodation was superb and the scenery was stunning. Would we do it all again? Oh God yes, in a heart beat and we wouldn't change a single thing. Cary, Jenny and all the staff in Kippure, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the most treasured memories of our lives. Chris & Vinnie Walker
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We had an absolutely fantastic day in Kippure for our Wedding in August. From Start to finish what a perfect, stress free venue for our Wedding. Kippure is such a relaxed, fun yet perfect venue and we would highly recommend. The complete unspoilt beauty of the venue and surrounds really creates a spectacular backdrop. Our guests all said they had a fantastic day and the pictures say it all! The staff at Kippure could not have done any more, from the planning at the beginning with Cary to the fantastic management on the day from Jenny and team, the day flowed seamlessly, they went out of their way to accommodate everything. We left the decoration and everything up to the team in Kippure and the venue looked really really beautiful, exceeding all expectations. We had a second day of a Barbeque which really finished off the weekend with their famous pig on a spit! I couldn’t recommend it more, we had an absolute ball! Thank you so much for making it such a special day. Anne & John xxx
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We had our wedding at Kippure on the 23rd and 24th June 2018, when viewing the venue and meeting Cary we straight away fell in love with Kippure. All the wishes that we had were taken in consideration and were executed as best as possible. The communication with Cary was very friendly and quick replies. The day before we met Jenny and the rest of the staff and made sure that everything was as we wanted. We cannot stress enough how it is for a bride and groom not having to worry about a thing. The staff, the venue and the food were absolutely amazing and more then we good have wished for. Thanks again to all the staff at Kippure for making our day the way we had in mind, everything was amazing to make a day we would never forget.
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We had our wedding in Kippure in June of this year. It was the first and only place we viewed. We just fell in love with the place. The views, the feeling, everything was just what we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble, no queries left unanswered...right up to the day of the wedding. We wanted a real relaxed day and it was just perfect, everything was seamless(or so it seemed to us ????) I would recommend Kippure to anyone I know for weddings, parties, events. Can't speak highly enough about it!
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We found Kippure Estate to be an amazing venue to get married. We had a gorgeous day for our outdoor wedding. All the staff are very professional and eager to make the day perfect. The venue and the food were exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t recommend Kippure Estate enough. Thank you for our special memories.
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Amazing venue, brilliant coordinators and just the perfect day! Excellent value also
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We got married here 31 march 2017 and the staff were wonderful, especially Jenny who created the beautiful decor and who knowing how much we wanted an outdoor ceremony held out til the last minute to decide. Alas the weather won and we had our ceremony in the marquee but it did not spoil it one bit. It was beautiful in every way. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable day by all with fantastic food and well mannered staff. Thank you!
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The good: From the moment we first viewed Kippure Estate, I think that both of us knew that we were not going to even bother looking at other venues. The setting and location are amazing, offering stunning views which were perfect for us and what we wanted. When Mary first saw the gazebo, she knew straight away that that’s where she wanted us to get married. Of all the compliments we’ve received from our guests, the sheer natural beauty of the wedding setting was the most prevalent. The wedding staff at Kippure are truly a credit to the organisation. Unlike other venues, nobody at Kippure ever said to us, “we offer X, Y and Z, which would you like?” It felt more like you actually wanted to help us create our perfect day and bent over backwards to help us achieve it. Cary and Jenny, as well as all of the supporting staff, went out of their way to make Mary and myself feel like royalty. It was not only the bigger things like flowers, décor etc. that we noticed, but little gestures such as giving the bride a lift between the reception and marquee locations. It felt as though nothing was too much trouble or too much of an ask. The venue looked stunning and was everything we’d envisaged and more. The food was fantastic! Lots of people commented on just how good the food was, and it really was! There was something to suit every palate and all of it was of great quality (and quantity). The hog roast was fantastic because it allowed us to pick and choose the extra dishes we liked, and added another level of flexibility and personalisation. Apparently, the scones and the fish and chips were great. I say apparently, because I didn’t get the chance to have any. On the whole, however, once again, in addition to the overall thought and quality that went into the food, little touches like setting up the sweet cart, the cake and our cheese wheel cake were noticed and thoroughly appreciated. We can’t thank you and the team enough for all your hard work, professionalism and help. You aided us in creating a unique day at a unique venue. Most of our guests commented on how the day was so us. It was, but the staff helped us to create that vision. On the day, Jenny was absolutely fantastic and took away a lot of the stress and hassle from us. She was incredible! We also have to compliment the bar staff for being very, very efficient. Lots of our guests have commented on just how good the staff behind the bar were. The not so good: These comments more pertain to the venue as a whole, rather than the wedding team, because we really can't fault them at all. Some of our guests complained about the state of the roads on the venue. Our guests had to walk between the place where the ceremony took place, the reception area and the marquee where dinner was being held, back to the accommodation. The walk itself wasn't really an issue, but the road was. Something to bear in mind if you have elderly guests. Some of the guests also complained about the standard of accommodation in the lodge itself. Note it was only in the lodge, all the guests were happy with the accommodation elsewhere. I know that the main building was affected by fire over the summer, so this could be related. There was an issue with hot water in some of the houses on the morning after our wedding, but in fairness to the venue, those who complained were given a discount. That said, none of these issues affected us. The only thing that left a bit of a sour taste was being asked to pay for our stay on the night before the wedding upon departure. We were never told that we would receive a free stay for the night before the wedding, so we have no complaints over being hoodwinked. However, when paying X amount for a venue, an extra night's complimentary stay wouldn't have been too much of an ask (especially considering the bride and groom's parents did not receive complimentary stays). The bottom line: If you want a unique venue that you can personalise to your own tastes and idiosyncrasies, then Kippure Estate is highly recommended. There are some areas where it lacks polish, but the charm more than makes up for it. If we were getting married all over again, we'd get married at Kippure Estate.
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I had my wedding in Kippure just over a month ago. We had an absolutely brilliant day and all the stressing out I had done up until then just disappeared (mostly). We had booked Kippure a year previous. It was the only venue we went to see and immediately I knew it was perfect for us. We have had both good and bad experiences with Kippure. The food and wine tasting was a disaster. We were served food that was not on our menu, the chef stormed off and I was glared at when I took it upon myself to continue the wine tasting as we were left alone for hours. The venue were very apologetic about this situation. Then there was a fire at the venue. I was positive at the start and it wasn’t until the wedding got closer I started to worry as I had to wait 7 weeks to get a response from reception and the wedding co-ordinator was vague when it came to the fire damage. From the beginning I found Cary, the wedding co-ordinator, professional but not very personable. I didn’t think this would matter because I felt like he would do a good job however when I had issues/concerns I felt that he was dismissive and defensive. I have spoken to other brides who felt the same. His response was to pick out positive sentences from my previous emails and blame things on me not answering my Irish phone that was no longer in use, not answering my UK phone during work hours and one email that was blocked from my end. A few weeks before the wedding my sister and mam went to the venue to see the full extent of the fire and meet with Jenny. It was obvious to me at that point that I was not aware of the extent of the fire damage. The main worries for me were that the building was an eyesore and the toilets were now portacabins (which I had not been told). At this point my sister requested things to be done to make the new set up better. We had organised to meet Jenny the night before. Jenny couldn’t be there for personal reasons, which was understandable, but there was no one to replace her. We ended up doing as much as we could and leaving a table of stuff and notes for Jenny. None of the things my sister requested had been done. These may have been things that are usually done on the day but we weren’t to know that because we had no one to ask! Now to the Wedding day. Positives: The staff on the day were all really helpful and friendly. The food was really nice (people raved about it). The room looked great. The portacabins were decorated on the outside and inside so they looked much nicer. Jenny was great to deal with on the day, she put me at ease and I would have liked to deal with her much sooner. The breakfast the next morning was lovely. It was a really late bar which suited us! Wine was left on the tables instead of waiting to be served which I liked. We got sun for about 2 hours and our guests got to see how fabulous the surroundings are. Cary brought his own personal mic stand and leads for my guitarist which was a big help. Negatives: The dinner tables had to be moved for the ceremony and when they were put back the names were mixed up leaving my bridesmaids and mother of the groom at the end of the table instead of the top. I provided fruit for the top of the cake that was not put on. Reception tried to charge the bridal party for accommodation the night before the wedding even though I was told several times it would be free of charge. Reception didn’t have some people on their accommodation list even though I sent it to them a few times. The breakfast was delivered to the bridal house the morning of the wedding and the loaf of bread was mouldy. We had a great day and I appreciate everyone from Kippure that put it together but the stress leading up to the day was something that could have easily been avoided. I have been very specific in this review and I am sure some might read this and think I am being too critical but I think on your wedding day all these things matter.
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We had an absolutely magical time at Kippure Estate! The guests were saying it was the best wedding & even some said best event ever! :) The head waitress was amazing as was Jenny the co-ordinator on the day & really all the staff. There were some things set up in the ceremony that weren't exactly as we requested but they were done brilliantly & everything was beautiful anyway. I was a little concerned that things weren't getting done the day before but the staff did have things under control & everything was set up on the day. The food on the day was outstanding. We had a totally vegetarian buffet which they had never done before. Big big compliments to the chef who took on our own recipes and requests & made delicious food! Everyone just really made it so welcoming, fun & easy. Everyone was so personal with their interaction. I felt so blessed to have found Kippure. Cary the wedding organiser was very relaxed but professional & flexible with all the ground work and enthusiasm for our unusual forest ceremony, circus cabaret in the afternoon & music cabaret in the evening. Also the scenery is stunning & there are lots of outdoor activities to do next day! We played Frisbee golf and it was a great fun way to see the scenery more & spend relaxing fun time with guests. The accommodation onsite is not luxury but it was really comfortable clean & stylish. I would definitely recommend Kippure Estate!
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Great location, excellent level of service, well worth considering
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We had ordered summer BBQ as our reception meal but didn't get it on the day.. however the food served was lovely but not what I wanted. Jenny surpassed my expectations in decorating the venue.
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My son Stephen and Cami were married in Kippure Estate fabulous setting for a Wedding ... from the planning of the Wedding to the Actual day was made very easy by the Wedding Planning Team in Kippure , they were very helpful and very obliging throughout, when it came to the day itself they couldn't do enough for us , it was the most relaxing Wedding I was ever at ,they took over as soon as we all arrived and looked after everything , the houses we stayed in were absolutely beautiful , the bar staff were lovely and the girls at reception were also very nice , so there is not one thing I could honestly fault about Kippure , great venue and fantastic staff .......
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James and Dee, Kippure Estate (Humanist, Outdoor Venue) Co. Wicklow, Saturday 4th June, 2016. We would just like to take the opportunity to extend both our greatest and sincerest thanks, in addition to our most absolute recommendation of Kippure Estate, to anyone seeking the very best... Not just on our wedding day, or the actual service itself, but right from the first encounter, Kippure were a pleasure to deal with. Creating an environment which would make one feel more like friends, than clients, Kippure listened to our every concern, query and special requirement: they were able to provide a highly modern, truly enjoyable service. They always gave us a sense of reliability, and we never once doubted their professionalism, excellent time-keeping, not to mention the all-important special requirements and little add-ons, to make our big day, EXACTLY what we wanted. We were provided with as many meetings as was required, and a thorough food-tasting so both we, and the Kippure team were 100% familiar with both us as a couple, and the plan for OUR big day. As for the day AND weekend itself, we remain speechless: We would 100%, and in total honesty recommend Kippure to anyone, seeking the absolute best of service. Thanks, James and Dee (The extremely happy couple).
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"IF I COULD GIVE KIPPURE ONE THOUSAND STARS I WOULD!, PERECT VENUE FOR US" Our story is a love story it's not just with us but also for Kippure, I'll start from the beginning, before getting engaged I showed my partner this venue and we both said if and when we'd get married it would be there, we decided to go to the wedding Open day there on April 12th 2015 and on the morning of my gorgeous now Hubby proposed, "the first person I told we where engaged was to Cecylia the Event manger at Kippure and she was just so lovely she holds a special place in our hearts as that is always a day to remember, it was stunning! From the drive up through Sally gap to the Location and breathtaking views and then the venue itself! We booked there and then, and just knew it was meant to be. We had our wedding Sat 28th of May and then a second barbecue day on Sunday the 29th 2016, We where blessed as the weather was out of this world, I felt like I had a bit of heaven, and everyone at Kippure are amazing Jenny and Cecylia where in charge on the 2 days and nothing was missed, everything was just managed perfectly! Anne from Kippure did our Blessing Ceremony and it was beautiful, Catherine was a huge help and never missed a thing, Susan looked after all the food and made sure we where well fed on both days. And all the staff, they are so happy there "you just know when people love their jobs when they have such huge meaningful smiles on their faces". Huge thanks from Mr & Mrs O'Connor and our families, everyone has not stopped raving about this wedding and it's one that will be talked about for a long long time!
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We had an amazing wedding in kippure! the venue and scenery were stunning. The food was amazing and very generous portions! The staff couldn't have done more for us and it was an alternative venue and all our guests raved about it!! We would definitely recommend to other couples looking for something different and great value for money!
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I just had my wedding in Kippure Estate over a week ago and it was an absolute perfection! From the time that I contacted Cary, the head wedding coordinator in Kippure, up until the very end, their team made sure that everything went smoothly as planned. Cary was a dream to work with. He responded very quickly to all emails. Pretty much took care of everything he can take care of. So from when I met Cary and saw Kippure, I knew this is where I want to get married. There was pretty much very little to do yourself if you get married in Kippure. The view is astonishing if you want to get married outside. Because it was freezing (and snowing) outside, I got married inside, but still, had an amazing ceremony. I chose the hot & cold buffet for dinner and hands down, their food was ex-qui-site! I was a bit worried at first because it was one of the cheapest options but they did not disappoint! Everyone was raving about the food. I had some guests who are in the food business and they are all very impressed! Every single staff in Kippure - Jenny, Cary, the manager to the bar staff and the waiting staff made my big day a success. I had the best day of my life and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks a million to everyone in Kippure for doing such a great job! You guys were amazing.
Response from Kippure Estate
Hi Melissa, many thanks for your lovely review! It's very nice to know that our efforts were appreciated! You were lovely to work with and a stunning bride (I want photos when you have them!) And thanks for specifically mentioning that it was a cold rainy day...and that even with disagreeable weather you still had an amazing day! Best of luck to you both, and thanks for choosing Kippure Estate.
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From the first day we visited Kippure Estate we didn't want to get married anywhere else. The setting was so beautiful and perfect for an autumn wedding. The staff were on hand from Day 1 helping us to organise our big day. In saying that, there was actually so little to organise. Cary, Jenny and the rest of the team just take everything off your hands while still letting you be in control. We had some of our own decor and contributions for the centrepieces all of which they were more than happy to work with and set up exactly as we wanted. On the day itself, Jenny was an absolute star. She took care of everything before I even got the chance to ask, from the breakfast to the band and everything in between. We had originally planned for an outdoor wedding but the weather unfortunately did not allow for that so last minute the team rallied and transformed the lounge and dining hall into a fairytale location for the ceremony and drinks reception. Oh and I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Well the food was the best I've ever had at a wedding, and every single guest said the same to me (3 of which are chefs). We opted for mixed canapés at the drinks reception and honestly we could have fed three times the amount of guests we had and the quality was beyond a 5 star restaurant. For the dinner we went for the hog roast because we really wanted something a bit different. It was just fantastic. The selection of food available for the buffet was brilliant and everyone was stuffed afterwards. All I can remember about dessert is that I ate mine and my husbands! This venue style might not be for everyone, its a million miles from the church-hotel wedding. But its rustic, unique and full of charm. I honestly cannot speak highly enough of the venue and the staff, who not only treated me like royalty for the day, but my whole family as well. I know my positive experience was shared by all our guests.
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Hi Kim, many thanks for your lovely review! I'm very glad we could make your day everything you wanted it to be! You were great to work with, and a beautiful bride. From all us here at Kippure, best of luck with married life, and please let me know when you want to plan your anniversary party here! Best, Cary Posavitz Head of Weddings Kippure Estate
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I would like to send a massively heartfelt thank you to each and every one of the people who work at Kippure Estate. A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our wedding with around 100 guests in the stunning Wicklow hills. I can't begin to thank those at Kippure enough for all they did for us, our families and our friends, to make our wedding celebration so memorable for all the right reasons. In preparation, I was mostly in contact with Cary, a man with a smooth and calming confidence necessary for any nervous bride! He heard my vision and, with his team - made it come true with bells on! To the beautiful Jenny, I've no doubt her attention to detail ensured the venue looked far beyond what I ever imagined. Our outdoor ceremony overlooking the mountains was impeccably set out with beautifully covered hay bayles and logs, flowers, candles, and a radiant red carpet. So many of our guests have commented on the high standard of the food. We enjoyed the hot and cold buffet for dinner and I think most people went back for seconds and possibly thirds as the food really was delicious. To the bar staff who ensured no one went thirsty, and impressively remembered what most people were drinking! They were so friendly and made time for everyone at the bar. I wish we could do it all over again, I can't recommend this place highly enough. The ease of being able to stay in houses onsite added an extra element to everyone's experience. The ladies in reception - Ann, Catherine & Cecilia, ensured everyone had a place to stay and were so professional. I can't fault anything about our wedding at Kippure Estate, it was so relaxed and of course Cary ensured the sun was shining throughout! If anyone reading this is considering Kippure Estate, I would advise you to look no further, you've found your venue - you won't regret it!!
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We got married in Kippure estate and it was amazing. We didn't want a "traditional" hotel, sit-down, 5 course meal - it just isn't us. We wanted something tailored to what we envisioned our big day to be. So few places offered this and we were so happy when we found Kippure. Spit roasted pig for dinner? Gorgeous! Up in the Wicklow mountains with an outside wedding? Beautiful! From the very beginning, the team were efficient, friendly and so helpful. The process was relaxed but professional throughout. Grainne and then Cary and Jenny did an amazing job in organising everything, the decorations and the running of the day Catherine and the accommodation team were so helpful in organising the accommodation for the day and the buffet the next day The food was so tasty and was everything we had hoped it to be both on the day and also the buffet the following day. The bar staff were friendly and so nice throughout the day - even as things got rowdier! I would highly recommend Kippure as a wedding venue, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the packages are varied and wonderful and the venue is amazing. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!
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Everything we wanted and more. Truly personalised service with nothing too much to request. Great value for money and an exceptionally memorable wedding that won't blend in with all other hotel weddings. Stunning setting with very clean comfortable and pretty accommodation. This was the best decision we made for our big day.
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We had our wedding here in Kippure estate on the 12th of June and it really couldn't have been more perfect. my one wish for my wedding was to be able to have an outdoor ceremony and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting. The gazebo, the hay bales, the flowers everything was organised so beautifully and then to have the gorgeous Wicklow mountains in the background really just finished it off. The day was just so perfect. The food was lovely the service fantastic the houses were great as we opted for the bbq the following day so people were able to stay for the weekend without it costing an arm and a leg. And the fact that there were so many great locations for photos meant we had much more time to spend with our guests as we didn't have to travel for them. I couldn't speak more highly of the staff Cary was great to deal with in the lead up to the wedding. He was quick and efficient with getting back to any queries we had. Jenny was amazing both the night before the wedding and the day of the wedding there really was nothing that she wouldn't do. These are just two of an amazing team that looked after us from the night before the wedding until we left on the Sunday afternoon. We really are so so grateful for the weekend you gave us it really was the most amazing time if our lives. Thank you again so much Jade and Bobby
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We got married there in May and we couldn't be happier with how the day/weekend went. We booked Kippure for our wedding 15 months in advance. In this time, the staff were very helpful answering the numerous questions we had and offering their advice which helped with our wedding prep. For those travelling to the wedding, we wanted a venue where guests would happily go to for a long weekend and we believe we made a good choice with Kippure. Kippure offered a good base to explore the many amenities that Wicklow offers whilst providing comfortable holiday home style accommodation. On the wedding day, the staff were very friendly and helpful to all guests. We had brought a lot of decorations/photos for the wedding day and the staff kindly hung up all the decorations/photos. We were very grateful for this, as it allowed us to put our own personal touch on the wedding venue. We had an outdoor ceremony and we knew that the grounds of Kippure would be a lovely setting for such a ceremony but the venue itself even exceeded these high expectations. After the ceremony we got some beautiful photos taken by the banks of the Liffey which borders Kippure estate. This meant we could quickly get photos taken in stunning surroundings without missing much of the drinks reception. The main function room for the wedding reception was well set up and the smoking area had a small fire which added charm. The food provided was of a very high standard. The bar staff were very courteous and they weren’t in a rush to clear us out of the bar area at the end of the night. Overall we were very happy and without hesitation we'd recommend Kippure as a wedding venue for any couple who would like a wedding in charming, rustic country venue.
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Kippure Estate is an ideal wedding venue, it was the first venue we visited and I knew it was exactly what we were looking for. The staff were so helpful. Great food and drinks. They were very flexible in terms of decor etc. Nobody batted an eyelid when I rocked up the day before with 20 vintage Teapots and 50 teacups for my centrepieces! Great value for money, plus the option of having a BBQ the next day. We had a wonderful weekend :)
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A perfect venue for an intimate wedding - so picturesque and secluded. An amazing location for photos and excellent value for money as well. We (and all our guests) were wildly impressed with the service we got on the day and leading up to the big day. We highly recommend Kippure Estate if you are looking for a unique wedding experience as the staff are extremely attentive and accommodating and pay the highest attention to every little detail to ensure that your wedding is extra special. We couldn't have hoped for a better day.
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We are so delighted with our decision to have our wedding in Kippure in July 2014, we had the best day and all our guests raved about it. If you want something a bit different where you can totally make it your own and more than anything you want your wedding to have a lovely relaxed feel rather than a military operation then this is the perfect venue. The staff are amazing, so helpful and great craic to boot. The scenery is stunning and the food was gorgeous and something different from your usual wedding grub. I honestly can't rate Kippure highly enough, lovely venue, lovely team of people and best day you'll ever have.
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I have only positive things to say about all the staff there. Everyone was really friendly and everything went very smoothly. We did the outdoor activities on Friday the day before the wedding and they were great and the two guys (Dave and Dan I think) were great fun. Overall I would highly recommend the place. People are still talking about how great the spit roasted pig was! A big Thank you to Grainne and all the staff September 2013 xx
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A huge thank you to all the lovely staff in Kippure for making our wedfest so amazing last weekend! Everyone was delighted by the fantastic setting, relaxed atmosphere and mouth watering food! We couldn't have been happier! Looking forward to returning for a visit very soon!
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Just want to say a massive thank you to grainne and the whole Team at kippure had an amazing wedding and weekend grainne works so hard and her Team is so friendly. Thanks so much again everything was perfect.
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Thank you so much for our fab wedding last Friday it could not have gone any better, the organisation was flawless and the scenery breathtaking (and we were a tough crowd to please!!) The garden party after the ceremony was just perfect. I totally recommend Kippure for weddings it is amazing xxxx.
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We the parents of the Groom, wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all the Kippure Team involved in Eleanor and Muiris’s wedding celebration for your courtesy and the exceptionally high standard of service you provided to ensure a truly memorable event. We considered the standard of accommodation, food and drink and all facilities, including outdoor facilities, to be excellent. On the basis of our experience, we would certainly recommend Kippure Estate to people considering it as a wedding location.
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Just want to say a massive thank you from myself and David for having us over the weekend. You made us very happy by letting us host our wedding in your fabulous venue. The staff made us feel very at home and comfortable. You could not have been anymore helpful and you really went out of your way to make our day very special. We could not have wished for a better place to have our wedding. Massive thank you to Grainne and Cecylia for all the running around and also Tom and Jenny. The rest of the staff were also amazing. I don't have the words to express what an amazing job you all did. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, you were fantastic xxxxx. You will see us again soon that's for sure :)
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Caroline and I were married at Kippure estate in the Wicklow mountains. WE celebrated our wedding with a handfastng rite performed by Con Connor. The team at Kippure were sensational. From the organisational skill and personal touches from Grainne to the brilliant attitude of the waiting staff. Nothing was too much trouble for Ann and Cecila for us and our guests. Tom, in the dining room/bar was a diamond. Thank you Kippure and thank you Grainne for turning our special day into a magical event that will go down in history and be talked about by our families for generations.
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We wanted something unique and different. Kippure Estate certainly is and with Grainne, Kippures Wedding Coordinator at our side; we instantly knew this was the place we wanted. With Kippure, we were able to put our own touch on a venue with spectacular scenery . We had 110 guests with many travelling from the U.K, everyone stayed for 2 nights. The next day after the Wedding we even had adventure activities . For us and many of our guests, it wasn’t just a Wedding it was a fun weekend away. The food was amazing and we even had the Kippure Chef make our wedding cake! All the staff were great and really went out of their way for us. People talk of stress in the wedding planning stages but it really wasn’t. We had great fun with Grainne throwing out ideas and planning the details. Everyone not only enjoyed the Wedding, but the whole weekend in the surroundings of the mountains. If you want to have a unique Wedding with style, we would recommend Kippure Estate and Grainne.
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To Grainne and all the staff at Kippure Estate; on behalf of Sheena and I we would like to thank you all for helping us to plan, organise and enjoy our wedding day in the Wicklow mountains. Your flexibility allowed us to create our own unique day. One of the many wow factors was being able to drive across the picturesque Sally Gap from our Church in Roundwood to the Reception at Kippure Estate. The grounds of Kippure and its surroundings provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding photos. Thanks also for the heavenly food; from the divine cheese and wine drinks reception, the beautiful four course dinner, all the way to the succulent Roast Pig in the evening. All the staff where brilliant at their job; our guests continue to comment on how relaxed and welcomed they felt throughout the entire weekend. We would highly recommend all couples to consider Kippure Estate as a venue for their wedding day. Kippure made it easy for us to have a fabulous time with our friends and family.
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