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Marlfield House

Courtown Road R742, Gorey, Wexford
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4.9/5
28 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness4.9/5
Flexibility4.6/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Clare
Added 23rd Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
Marlfield is a wonderful venue for a wedding however based on our experience the absolute max they can cater for is 80 guests we had 127 and although they told is that 145 was the max that is very ambitious. Food was amazing and all our guests were very complimentary of the food. Service was slow and In particular between the soup and the main, one to watch as wine will continue to be poured . They are a bit disorganised e.g. the incorrect room rates were given to us which proved a bit embarrassing when it came to guests paying, also if you are booking the venue for the night of the wedding they will not take Card details from guests basically if there are any walk outs its on the account of the bride and groom , however after many phone calls Dawn the wedding co ordinator undertook to take card details from guests and we had no issues The room set up does not lend itself to more than 80, some of our guests were uncomfortably hot during the meal due to the lack of air-con. When the top table asked for the room to be cooled The remedy was to open the doors! It was late December ! During the dancing which is in the main reception area my partner and I spent a lot of time opening the outside doors to keep the room cool , when brought to the attention of the management they advised that the staff were not permitted to open the outside doors due to noise/licencing issue. They have no private area for the paying of bills so You are settling a wedding bill in public, seriously for a hotel who specialises in weddings they should have a private area for the settling of the bill Our guests were very complimentary of the food , From our perspective the service around our 3 day stay was very good and the staff were excellent All in all I would recommend as a venue provided you have no more than 80 people I have given a low flexibility rating as the management would not negotiate on corkage nor would they allow us fireworks notwithstanding it was New Year’s Eve. We did supply party packs to our guests for NYE however notwithstanding the fact that the hotel had undertaken to put these out in time for new year the mother of tihe bride had to chase staff down at the 11th hour to ensure successful delivery which was disappointing
Trisha Bonham Corcoran
Added 13th Jan 2020
Wedding 28th Dec 2019
I can not say enough good things about this beautiful hotel. Our daughter recently got married here and we had the most wonderful experience. Every detail, small or large was attended to with such professionalism. It is the most beautiful of settings and truly a 5 star experience right across the board. I've never had such a high standard of meal at any wedding, it was as if you were having a night out in a top star restaurant but for all your guests, incredible! The staff are amazing, especially those magical elves that move so much furniture about transforming the various rooms. I may be biased, but in my opinion it's the best wedding destination in Ireland! Very special memories made. Thank you
Emma Foran
Added 26th Nov 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
Our wedding took place at Marlfield house 3rd August 2019. What a magical place. We didn't have to worry about anything on the day. Food was out of this world what an amazing chef and team. Dawn is professional at what she does. All the staff were so lovely and work hard at what they do and it shows from the moment you enter to the minute you leave. If you want something special for your wedding day Marlfield house will not disappoint.
Ger & Emma Foran
Added 10th Nov 2019
Wedding 3rd Aug 2019
From our first meeting with Dawn until saying goodbye the day after our wedding this venue and staff are Top Class , wouldnt change a thing , cant wait to stay there and enjoy the wonderful Marlfield again. Thanks to all the team and Bowe family .
Rich & Mairead
Added 29th Jul 2019
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
Married at Marlfield 26.7.19 - arranged through Dawn from Sydney and she made it so easy. We didn’t see venue until day before but it surpassed expectations. Stayed the night before and eat in the Duck restaurant which is a great setting with even better food. Whole thing from arrival to wedding and the morning after could not have gone better. Dawn is amazing and special mention to Dermot who was excellent on the wedding day as were all of the staff. Awesome hotel and venue for a wedding or special occasion.
Mrs Fitzsimons
Added 12th Jun 2019
Wedding 14th Apr 2019
A beautiful day made special by all the little extras, the gorgeous surrounds and very attentive staff.
Ann Marie Devereux-White
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 23rd Sep 2018
Marlfield House is a wonderful location for a wedding. We knew, from the minute we walked through the front door, that we had found our perfect venue. The staff were fantastic - professional and accommodating in every way. They always pre-empted our needs before we ever had to ask. Knowing that they had everything under control and the day would run smoothly allowed us to fully enjoy our special day with family and friends.
Terry Hobdell
Added 23rd Oct 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
Marlfield provided a fantastic venue and experience The food was amazing The weather was a bonus. Everything went smoothly because of a lot of background work from the staff.
Jennifer and Joe McGowan
Added 21st Oct 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
Marlfield House created the most spectacular wedding for us! Our guests are still amazed at the attention to detail that was given to every aspect of our day by the staff of this absolutely stunning venue. Our venue coordinator, Dawn Quick is amazing at what she does - as well as being such a friendly person,she is so proffessional and never never left us wondering for one second. She made us feel so comfortable in the run up to our big day.Nothing was too much trouble and her suggestions and advice were invaluable to making our wedding day absolutly perfect. The food was superb and we will never forget the effort that Dawn,the Bowes and the staff of Marlfield,put in for us. We will be returning for our anniversary each year - this place holds a special place in our hearts.
Keadeen Denby
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 31st Aug 2018
We couldn't have asked for a nicer venue. The outdoor grounds, are the ultimate reason we chose Marlfield above anywhere else. As the bride, it was nice not having anything to worry about. There was no decorating I had to do, the place is already picture perfect, and they put out flowers everywhere for us. We had one small glitch when we thought our guests could pay on checkout, but it turned out that they had to pay on check in, which was sorted out rapidly. The food was all excellent, no complaints there, not from us or any of our guests. There did appear to be one small change from our planned menu, and that was that it appeared to be a different flavor of tomato soup. May have had something to do with seasonal vegetables or maybe just cooking it in a larger batch? Either way I prefered it to the one we originally tasted, so it was a win for me. I cannot give full marks for flexibility as there were a few things that they couldn't get onboard with. Such as the wine, and the reception. I would have prefered to pay for a round or two of drinks in whatever kind my guests would have prefered. Marlfield insisted on the wine. But the wine was beautiful. Overall it was a terrific venue and we had an amazing day. Dawn and Emmajane were so incredibly helpful. Recently I mentioned Dawn to my husband, and he said "Dawn who?", to which I could only reply "Dawn, the woman I spent more time talking to before the wedding than you Love". Overall, the whole thing had the feel of a big private house party, and we loved that.
Liliya and Graeme Kane
Added 11th Sep 2018
Wedding 30th Aug 2018
Absolutely pleased and satisfied with every thing that this wonderful venue gives. Magical garden, professional service, dedicated wedding organizer, delicious food, cosy atmosphere and rooms. Our guests and family were simply amazed. We made a right choice celebrating our marriage at Marlfield House.
D Walsh
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 26th Aug 2018
A fabulous venue with amazing staff that made the day flow seamlessly from start to finish for the whole weekend.
Peter
Added 13th Oct 2018
Wedding 26th Aug 2018
Beautiful setting and venue. Service was professional and yet still charming and pleasant. Organisation was superb. Nothing was left to chance. The food was magnificent. All in all there was nothing we could find fault with and it really was a fantastic few days.
Philip & Fionnuala
Added 14th Oct 2018
Wedding 24th Aug 2018
We had an absolutely amazing wedding in Marlfield House. Every aspect of the venue was perfect, from the impeccable service, to the wonderful food and the stunning, well maintained rooms. In particular, all our guests were blown away by the stunning Bridal suite. Dawn was a brilliant wedding coordinator, she was patient, organised, detailed and nothing was too much to ask. She ensured our 2 days went off without a hitch. She had said that a wedding in Marlfield House was like having a mini house party with exclusive access to all its amazing features and she was spot on. All our guests commented on what an amazing couple of days they had in the venue. We would highly recommend Marlfield to anyone considering having their wedding in Ireland. This intimate house is a little gem more people should know about!
James McGlynn Seaver
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 5th Aug 2018
My husband Fergal and I got married in Marlfield House in August 2018. Their wedding coordinator Dawn is fab. Dawn and all the staff at the venue bent over backwards to make our wedding absolutely amazing. Our friends and family were delighted with the relaxed house party atmosphere that Dawn and her crew Created. The day after the wedding Dawn also hosted a beautiful family dinner in the Duck Restaurant. The venue is beautiful, well priced and so easy to deal with. Five star service all the way.
Gráinne & Jill
Added 20th Oct 2018
Wedding 28th Jul 2018
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Marlfield House in July 2018. We could not recommended Marlfield House enough. As with most couples, we visited quite a few venues before making our decision. Marlfield House was the standout choice, as we were in complete awe of this venue from the moment we arrived. It stood out, in terms of beauty of surroundings, decor, intimate location, staff professionalism and quality of service. While there are many boutique hotels/country houses, you do not always get to have your reception in the House itself, it is sometimes in a marquee type structure off the House. However in Marlfield House, you have complete use of the venue. The Bowe family were very welcoming and Dawn - wedding coordinator, and Patricia - Restaurant manager, were extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly to work with throughout. The attention to detail in the presentation of the wedding meal was incredible and the wine selection superb. All our guests were very complimentary of the day. We would highly recommended this venue.
Kim and Robert Brown
Added 17th Oct 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
We got married in Marlfield in May and luckily had amazing weather which meant we could take full advantage of the beautiful gardens and outdoor seating. Our day was perfect with not one hiccup or glitch. It all just ran so smoothly and was completely stress free. We are still receiving raving reviews about the food in Marlfield as well as the service on the day. No one wanted for anything and where there was a staff member ready to waiting to deal with any request big or small. Marlfield also had no problem with altering the menu to suit peoples allergies or even just some fussy eaters it was a great relief. I would highly recommend Marlfield as not only a stunning venue but also for its extremely high standard of food and service.
Alicia & Ger
Added 9th Jul 2019
Wedding 12th May 2018
We had the best wedding day in the stunning venue, Marlfield House. Dawn, our wedding planner was exceptional; so warm, friendly and organised throughout the whole process. She was so accommodating and everything we asked for was taken care of ... even a last minute dash to the florist on the day! All the staff were polite, welcoming and efficient and the family really made us feel at home. Our food was delicious. Many of our guests told us it was the best wedding food they've had and we'd have to agree! A special mention to Ruan, our wedding chef who really went the extra mile to cater for our many vegetarian guests and produced outstanding organic, local fresh meals for everyone on the day. The surrounds of Marfield House are stunning, the building is beautifully maintained, immaculate and luxurious and we were lucky to hold our reception outside in the lush gardens on our sunny May day. We really coudn't have asked for more. We'd highly recommend Dawn and Marlfield House and feel very lucky that we got to spend our special day here.
Valerie Forde
Added 10th Oct 2018
Wedding 31st Mar 2018
We organized our wedding with the help of Dawn Quick and Marlfield House in the space of just four months, and it couldn’t have been more special and magical.
Stephanie Forde
Added 8th Oct 2018
Wedding 11th Mar 2018
Wedding Coordinator Dawn was just brilliant from our first visit to months after our special day. The food and service was gorgeous. The venue was beautiful.
Linda&Ed
Added 27th Feb 2018
Wedding 9th Dec 2017
We were married in the Marlfield in December 2017 and we never imagined that it would be as beautiful a day as it was. From the first moment we visited the Marlfield, we knew that it was the perfect venue for our special day. The staff greeted us with such warmth and care and all the way throughout our planning they were all extremely helpful and could never do enough to make sure we were happy and that the process was streamlined and as stress-free as possible. On the day, everyone who attended our wedding spoke about how amazing the venue, the rooms, the food, the atmostphere and how they too felt special and treated with only the best of service. I would highly recommend Marlfield House to anyone wishing to get married here. I hope some day soon I get to go back as a guest at a wedding and if not we will both be back here to saviour the food and bask in the comfort of the house once again.
N. Murphy
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 14th Oct 2017
We held our wedding reception in October 2017, in Marlfield House, Gorey, Co. Wexford. From the moment we stepped into Marlfield grounds, we knew immediately we had found our wedding venue. The welcoming entrance, warm cosy fires, and magnificent gardens we were immediately sold. I had the pleasure of dealing with Dawn Quick, Marlfield House wedding co-ordinator. Dawn is an absolute gem and an asset to Marlfield House. Her organisational skills, competence and warm bubbly nature cannot be matched. In just six months she helped me arrange every detail and kept me on track. On the day of the wedding she was on hand for any query and ensured I had nothing to concern myself. I will forever be grateful to Dawn for her patience and support. The whole team at Marlfield are exceptional. Every member of staff was always obliging and utterly professional. The accommodation in Marlfield is outstanding – each bedroom and drawing room offering something different. The wedding meal in the stunning glass conservatory was superb and the quality of the food received many compliments from our guests. There is no doubt that Marlfield House is a stunning wedding venue, however, it is the staff that make it truly exceptional.
Cathy Bearpark
Added 16th Oct 2018
Wedding 14th Oct 2017
I was Matron of Honour at my sister's beautiful wedding in Marlfield House. Marlfield truly felt like our family home away from home for a weekend. The staff were so helpful and Dawn was a constant, calming presence!
Louise
Added 18th Oct 2018
Wedding 31st Mar 2017
Marlfield house and staff gave us a truly magical day which our family and friends absolutely loved. From the first time we visited Marlfield we instantly wished we could have our wedding ceremony and reception there. We wondered how we could make it possible. The wedding coordinator Dawn made us realise that it was indeed possible and that we would have the wedding day of our dreams within our budget! We felt absolutely at home in Marlfield and the staff were before and behind us every step of the way. The atmosphere, food and service on the day were impeccable. We enjoyed every aspect of planning our wedding with Marlfield. It was a really lovely experience overall. I couldn't recommend Marlfield for your wedding highly enough!
Sarah Flanagan
Added 21st Feb 2017
Wedding 22nd Jul 2016
We couldn't rate Marlfield House highly enough. They were very easy to deal with, all questions were answered promptly and all promises were delivered and they were very flexible. We were given lots of suggestions as to how everything that we requested could be done, including the speeches before dinner in the garden at the drinks reception. The food was fantastic and we had a bbq the next day and the food was amazing aswell.
Karina
Added 15th Oct 2015
Wedding 25th Apr 2015
Can't thank Margaret and her team enough, we had a wonderful day and have so many lovely memories from the amazing food to the stunning gardens where we had beautiful photos taken right through to the flawless service. Would highly recommend Marlfield House.
Lynn and David
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Thank u so so much for everything! We had an absolute ball & our guests have been raving about how gorgeous the venue was & how delish the food was! Your staff are just incredible & looked after us so well so please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped make our day so special!
Sinead and Neil
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Where do I begin.....I will never have enough or the right words to describe what an amazing day we had for our wedding in Marlfield. It was truly magical! All our friends and family have commented on what a magnificent, personal and unique day it was and what an incredible venue Marlfield House is. We know how truly blessed we were and really did have the day of our dreams. The continued expression being used by all our guests is ".... it was without doubt the BEST wedding we have ever been at, BAR NONE!".
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Marlfield House are delighted to have won the following awards during [phone removed] and [phone removed]:[phone removed] National Hospitality Ireland Awards: Best Boutique Hotel Gold Medal Award: Ireland’s Country House South East Radio Hospitality Awards: Best Boutique Hotel ,Overall Restaurant of the Year -The Duck Restaurant), Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year -The Conservatory Restaurant)[phone removed] Irish Restaurant Awards: Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant (The Duck Restaurant)National Hospitality Awards: Best Boutique Hotel South East Radio Awards: Best Boutique Hotel, Judges Most Stylish Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant (Conservatory Restaurant)Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award: Ireland’s Hotel Casual Dining Experience (The Duck Restaurant)Marlfield House and Gardens is one of Ireland’s most romantic country houses. The Bowe family and their team have welcomed guests for nearly [phone removed] years. Set on [phone removed] acres of grounds it is truly an oasis of tranquillity and can be yours exclusively for your wedding day making your fairytale wedding dream come true.Our charming staff will pamper you and your guests from the moment you arrive with champagne cocktails and delicious canapés served in our reception rooms and gardens. The reception rooms, bedrooms and State rooms at Marlfield are exquisitely furnished and provide an exceptional setting for wedding celebrations. Open fires, antiques, paintings and scented flower arrangements are the first indications that the setting for your wedding is a much loved house.Dinner is served in our candle lit, frescoed conservatory dining room overlooking the parterre garden and manicured lawns. Herbs and vegetables from our kitchen garden and meat and fish sourced locally are prepared by our team of talented chefs. We have won numerous awards for our food and will provide you with a selection of menus which are purely a guide line as our chefs can tailor each menu to your requirements.Following dancing till the early hours in decadent surroundings a cheese and port feast can be served. Guests may then retire to bed in the greatest of comfort only to rejoin each other for a feast at breakfast. If you would like to host a barbecue or buffet on the day before or the day after your wedding we have lovely menus and different options we can discuss with you. The Duck Terrace Restaurant, opening in [phone removed], also provides a casual alternative for second day parties. We cater for up to [phone removed] guests in the dining room. We can offer all inclusive packages including champagne, canapés, wine and menu choices. We would be very happy to tailor options just for you.Marlfield is also registered to host humanist and spiritual ceremonies which can take place in the house and gardens. The Print Room is perfect for smaller wedding parties of up to [phone removed]. From the Drawing Room to the Library and Conservatory dining room, all rooms have the flexibility to make your day totally unique and personal. We also provide the floral arrangements using beautiful flowers from the gardens for the tables and throughout the reception rooms.Marlfield is situated one hour south of Dublin and just one mile outside Gorey which has excellent choices in hairdressers and make up artists and there are beautiful quaint country churches nearby. There are also three four star hotels and lots of bed and breakfasts providing ample accommodation choices for your guests just minutes away.Call Dawn our wedding co-ordinator, to answer any queries you may have or to make an appointment to view the house, we would be delighted to welcome you. Please look at our website and the video on the home page which will give you a sense of the special atmosphere and ambience of the house.