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The Anglers Rest

Knockmaroon Hill, Strawberry Beds
Capacity
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Reviews (63) 5/5
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Its picturesque location next to the banks of the Liffey at the Strawberry Beds, its reputation for fine food, and its capacity to cater for up to 150 guests in its chic function room, have made The Angler’s Rest an increasingly popular venue for Wedding Parties.

The natural beauty of the nearby Phoenix Park – provides the ideal backdrop for wedding photographs – extensive parking and its proximity to Dublin city centre are added attractions for couples looking for that romantic & intimate setting with a difference to celebrate their big day.

The staff work closely with newlyweds in the planning of the day, taking even the smallest detail into account and tailoring the function to meet specific requirements.

Special attention is paid to the menu – with a vast array of sumptuous dishes from which to choose – and to the fine selection of wines, beers and spirits which are most appropriate for the occasion.

Wedding packages: Sunday-Wednesday €45, Thursday €50, Friday €55 & Saturday €60

Whirlwind Wedding Package €45pp Jan-Mar available 7 days 

Contact Details - Alison Sheridan P: 01 8204351, email :[email protected] or Jenny Grogan P: 0872503544 [email protected]  web: www.theanglersrest.ie

The Anglers Rest is a unique wedding venue in Dublin servicing weddings throughout the local area including Castleknock, Strawberry Beds & Dublin.

The Anglers Rest is a stunning venue that has been part of the Wright Hospatility Group industry since 1999 specialising in personalised weddings.

Reviews

4.9/5
63 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value4.9/5
Responsiveness4.9/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism4.9/5
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My husband and I got married in the Angler's Rest and it was the best decision we ever made (aside from choosing each other). The staff, particularly Alison, were just unbelievable - so attentive, creative and kind. We were a small wedding and it would have been very easy for them to just kind of brush us off but instead they went above and beyond. I can't even describe the attention to detail and amount of work that Alison and her team put into making sure we had the best day possible. They also were incredible and flexible with our celebrant and photographer, making everyone's lives so much easier. The food was, as usual, perfect. With a small group we wanted to cater to everyone's tastes and so had three starters, three mains (plus a vegetarian and vegan option) and two desserts. Our group of foodies had clean plates all around! I truly couldn't recommend having your wedding at Angler's Rest enough - Alison took all the stress and planning on herself, not that she ever let it show, and literally all we did was show up on time. After meeting with us and emailing back and forth for a few months, it seemed like she had taken care to infuse our personalities into the decor and layout of the day. It was the most stress free, easy going and personal day I could have imagined. We wanted one long table instead of lots of little ones, no problem. We wanted extra menu choices, no problem. We wanted a late ceremony, no problem. We wanted drinks of choice instead of wine, no problem. We wanted some of our personal affects in the room, no problem. There was no room for improvement, The Angler's Rest and Alison gave us the perfect wedding day and we couldn't be more grateful.
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From the moment we got engaged we new Wright’s Anglers Rest was the venue for us we didn’t even look anywhere else from the cozy stunning venue to the amazing staff and the food was out of this world it truly was the best day ever
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We had our special day on the 8 September this year. From our first contact with Alison we knew this was the venue for us. The ceremony room is gorgeous, this is were we did our group photos. The anglers rest is reknown for its food and the menu we had to choose from was amazing. Our guests had the choice of 3 starters & 3 main courses which you don't usually see at weddings. Emails were responded to very quickly so any questions we had were answered promptly. Some of our suppliers were very familiar with the anglers rest so it made working with them much easier. All the staff were very professional which made the day run very smoothly. They supplied the flowers for the tables, the red carpet, the post box for the cards. We had to add very little decoration to the venue which really cut down on costs. Overall we do not have one bad thing to say about our venue. Our parents & guests all complimented us on our choice.
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We could not have asked for a better day when we had our wedding at The Anglers Rest. Alison and the team were amazing from the minute we viewed the venue. On the day, everything was perfect. The whole team are so friendly and the food was amazing. Our guests are still raving about the food and what a stunning venue it was! We would highly recommend the Anglers Rest for a wedding. It's amazing!
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We planned our wedding from abroad but Alison, Ewa-Aga and the rest of the team made it so easy and stress free. Any time we were home they were happy for us to pop in to have another look at the space, discuss logistics, do menu tastings etc. Alison is such a gem and her flowers were incredible, exactly what I’d pictured! I (the bride) have severe food allergies, including shellfish, but my mind was completely put at ease which was a huge relief, especially having chosen a seafood restaurant! All our guests absolutely adored the food. Location is perfect for some beautiful photos near the river or in the Phoenix Park. Would recommend The Anglers Rest for anybody looking for a venue with a bit of vintage charm and incredible food!
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We had our wedding in the Anglers Rest in July 2019. It was a fabulous day and everyone commented on the relaxed atmosphere and the delicious food. We had our ceremony in the Collins Room and it was set up perfectly for us. Niall Dalton was our fab DJ for the evening and made for some happy boogying! The sun shone and so our guests got to make good use of the outdoor spaces and private terrace area which worked brilliantly. I would highly recommend the Anglers for a relaxed Dublin wedding. Thanks to Alison, Ewa and Ewa-Aga.
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We couldn't have asked for anything better from our experience with the anglers rest. Ewa Aga was was a great help in the lead up to the wedding, and on the day too. Everyone loved the food and the venue looked top notch. We would recommend the anglers rest to anyone.
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I was so happy with this venue all around. The genuine, friendly staff from the beginning could not have been better and more helpful and really made it for us. Then on the day it was all amazing from the staff on the day to the above standard beautiful food. Every member of staff could not have been more helpful and every detail was thought out in the room. I would highly recommend anybody to have a wedding at this venue if you love vintage style like me ???? thanks guys I’ll be back for dinner!!
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We had the perfect wedding reception at the Angler's Rest. They provided a brilliant vegan menu, catering for gluten-free and nut-free guests. We had one chicken option to suit the parents too! All the staff were lovely and very attentive. When the speeches overran, they moved back the food so that we could include everything that we had planned. Could not fault the wine and beer selection. Really, they did not put a foot wrong. Highly recommended.
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We got married at the Anglers Rest on Easter weekend in April and had the most amazing day! Every detail from planning how we'd use the space, deciding the food and drink and organizing various vendors to set-up and take down was smooth and easy thanks to their on-site wedding coordinator, Ewa. On the day itself, the staff were so helpful, calm and accommodating- we really felt taken care of! Everyone raved about the quality of the food - many of our guests said it was the best meal they'd had in a long time! The service was impeccable and the romantic and whimsical atmosphere really added to the magic of our day! I would 100% recommend the Anglers Rest as a wedding venue to anyone looking for a romantic and intimate venue where quality and service are guaranteed! We had the best day and we can't thank Jenny, Ewa, Alison and the rest of the team enough! We will treasure the memories we made for years to come! -Jessica and Barry
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Fab venue just the right amount of cosy glamour, gorgeous food that all of our guests (who included a lot of French foodies!) found delicious. Eww and the team were so accommodating and professional even though we were a small-ish party it made no difference in the top quality of service we received. The venue itself was gorgeous without being pretentious just class and I would have no hesitation in vouching for these guys.
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I had heard great things about the venue from friends who had been to weddings there but it is safe to say that our expectations were surpassed. We had the entire upstairs to ourselves until 2:30am and were completely unaware of the restaurant downstairs throughout the day. Everyone commented on how intimate and pretty the venue was, the food was incredible and the atmosphere throughout the day and into the night on the dance floor was incredible. Ewa and the team were so helpful and I couldn't recommend the venue highly enough
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The Anglers Rest is the perfect laid back venue for any foodie. We loved it. The setting, the staff, the service, we just had the best day. We wanted a venue that was not pretentious where we could have the ceremony and reception in one place. The Anglers not only met our expectations, it exceeded them. None of our guests had been before and all commented on how amazing the place, service and food was. The staff were the most helpful and friendly I have ever met.
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I got married on April fools day at the Anglers Rest. We just had the BEST day ever. The staff were an absolute pleasure to deal with, the food was amazing and just a stunning rustic venue. They made our day and every single one of my guests loved it. None of them had been at the Anglers before, but some have already gone back. If you're looking for a venue for a small wedding as we were this is ideal. Unpretentious and stunning with excellent food. Flawless. We loved the decor,the service, the log fire, the staff, the food. Loved it.
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Great alternative wedding venue for a laid back party! The staff was very helpful throughout.
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The staff at the Anglers Rest were so helpful and made our day very special. We did not have to worry about a thing so we were able to relax and enjoy the day with our friends and family.
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We had our wedding at the Angler's Rest in March 2019. Given, I'm based in Scotland, the whole process from beginning to end was really very seamless that and that was with a change of personnel two weeks from our wedding date, as Noeleen, our planner, had left. I'm glad to say that her replacement was well up to speed on everything and the day went superbly. The quaint little ceremony room was perfect for our humanist service. We brought our own prosecco and canapés which they laid out for us and bulked it up with some of their own fine home made fare. The meal was fantastic (choice of 3 mains!), the wine was great and the service was first class. We bought our own tiered cheesecake and crackers, chutneys etc for later on and that was laid out beautifully for us. The place didn't require much extra décor due to it's old world charm. The venue provided flowers for the tables and I only had to add a few bits and pieces. I really wanted it quite fuss free. The only thing I would mention is that we had 120 at the venue, I knew it would be a big crowd in a small space (that's what I wanted) but for dinner it was a bit tight. The upstairs was quite warm so we had to ask for the windows to be open. This didn't take from our experience. The wee bar area and dance floor was hopping all night. Due to an unfortunate sickness epidemic in our wedding party we had about 12 guests that couldn't make it. We were refunded for their meals no problem. I'd happy recommend the Angler's Rest if you're looking for something unusual, quirky and really very special. We can't wait to go back and visit.
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We had our wedding of approx. 90 in the Anglers Rest in Feb 2019. The staff, in particular Alison, could not do enough for us and went above and beyond. The venue itself was setup beautifully and the food was excellent as always. It was remarked on by a few guests how tasty it was and how great the venue looked. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the anglers rest and want to thank all the staff there for making it memorable.
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The Anglers Rest hosted our wedding reception in Dec 2017. Having eaten in the restaurant before, we knew the food would be top notch nosh, and it didn't disappoint. The food was our first reason for considering the Anglers and that was entirely justified. In fact, it was the only place we considered. When we met with Noeleen, she was instantly reassuring. She was composed and had all the boxes ticked before we even knew they existed. We dropped off a bag of bits the night before and trusted Noeleen to figure it out. And she did. If you've seen photos of the Anglers Rest and thought it looks stunning, you should see it in reality. Quaint and cosy, yet open and spacious. The setting was perfect for our 50 odd guests, many of whom were under six years of age. We had the entire upper floor, leaving room for the kids to be entertained and still have space for the adults to get on with eating and chatting. The staff on the night were brilliant, really friendly and couldn't do enough to help, even when that involved booking taxis for us at 2am! Niall the DJ kept the dance floor hopping until long after he was meant to, and I'm sure we'd still be there now if it was his choice. We couldn't (and wouldn't want to) criticise anything. The service was impeccably attentive and genuinely friendly. The setting was convenient, romantic and with a hint of Christmas. Thank you to Noeleen and the team!
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I couldn't recommend the Angler's Rest highly enough. Alison and her team were absolutely fantastic and so helpful. Alison gave us loads of good tips and advice and made some excellent vendor recommendations. The food is outstanding and the service was second to none. I genuinely had the best day of my life and the Angler's made sure it went off without a hitch. I would 100% recommend it as a wedding venue, I would do it all over again in the morning if I could!
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We had the best day ever!we had our ceremony and the wedding meal and dancing after at the Anglers rest. the Venue is absolutely fabulous.Our wedding coordinator Alison was amazing, so helpufull. everything was organised at the day so we had nothing to worry about. Thank you Anglers rest for making our day extra special :-) Zane & Jorge
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Myself and my husband wanted a relaxed Dublin wedding with no stress and that’s what we got with the anglers rest. The venue is stunning and exactly what I wanted as we didn’t want a typical wedding in a hotel function room. Alison the wedding co ordinator was amazing she handled everything with professionalism noting was a problem. The bar and waiter staff on the day were so friendly and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere we were looking for. The food is the real star of the show absolutely gorgeous all my guests were so impressed many told me it was the best food they have had a a wedding and I agree. I would 100% recommend to any couple looking for an alternative venue that has something special about it.
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Absolutely beautiful top class venue. Alison the wedding organizer was so helpful and friendly and runs a tight ship. Everything ran smoothly. We live abroad and organized everything remotely and the team make it so easy. The food was amazing and all the guests were raving about it . The fact that you have the whole floor running from bar to dining area to terrace is great as provides a very intimate and cosy environment where everyone gets to chat as opposed to a big cold informal. hotel . The day couldn’t have gone any better and recommend with no hesitation. A big thank you again for making our special day even more special.
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We both wanted to record our appreciation for the wonderful service provided by staff and management of the Anglers Rest at our wedding last month. The whole day was a truly memorable experience, and the reception location has been the subject of rave reviews by our guests, notwithstanding the attempts of Ed Sheeran and his legion of fans to scupper our return from the church to Knockmaroon Hill!! We would like to pay particular tribute to the wedding coordinator Alison (for whom we were her first wedding) who was exemplary in everything she did for us. She always returned our calls/texts and nothing was a problem. The location was magical and full of character, the food was delicious and the staff were nothing but attentive. May 18th 2018 was a date we always knew would be etched in our minds and hearts. Judging by the scores of messages from our guests, many others have cause to positively recall this date also. Thanks to all in the Anglers Rest. Fergal & Emma
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What a day. We had our wedding here last month and was fantastic! Noeleen was so helpful and on the day everything went so smoothly. The service from the staff was brilliant. We’ve had many great compliments from our guests. The food and atmosphere that you get here is 5 stars!
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We had our wedding in the Anglers Rest 3 weeks ago & couldn't be happier. The price was very competitive & reasonable, the food was outstanding, service great & the general set-up & ambience were all fantastic. We also had our ceremony in the same place & the room was ideal. The style & relaxed feel of the Anglers Rest fitted perfectly with what we wanted for our day & everything went swimmingly. We have absolutely no regrets about chosing the Anglers Rest & would chose it again in a heart beat! Our guests commented on how great the entire wedding, mainly about how perfect the venue & food were. If you're considering the Anglers Rest our advice is stop considering & just book it, you won't regret it for a second!!
Response from The Anglers Rest
Hi Claire, Firstly thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, it makes everything worthwhile when we get such amazing feedback. I'm delighted you hosted your ceremony with us, its becoming a very popular option & gives you more time with your guests. Wedding days pass so quickly its important to enjoy as much time with your friends & family as possible. With the Phoenix park only minutes away this makes a beautiful backdrop to the wedding photos & again doesn't mean much time away from your guests. Its great to hear your guests enjoyed the wedding & venue so much, always nice compliment for you as its a big decision choosing the perfect venue. I love your last line & we couldn't wish for a better recommendation. Wishing you both all the very best & we hope to welcome you again soon. Jennie Grogan Sales Manager, [email protected] * * Wedding evening showcase Thursday 19th April 6-8pm * *
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We recently had our wedding reception in the Anglers and it was such a wonderful day. Noeleen was great and so helpful during the planning. Also, she was there all day to make sure everything went smoothly. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was fab, as always! All the staff were super helpful and there isn't really a thing we could fault. We used the Dj recommended by the Anglers and he was great.
Response from The Anglers Rest
Hi Jenna, thank you for your lovely review, its much appreciated. Noeleen is fantastic & everyone loves her, she makes the whole planning process as easy as possible & she & her team are happy to do whatever they can to make the day go without a hitch. Our couples really appreciate dealing with the one person all along & knowing that they will be there on the day also. Its important to build a relationship & know that on the day everything will go as planned. Thanks again & see you soon. Regards, Jennie Grogan, Sales Manager [email protected] * * Wedding Evening Event Thursday 19th April 6-8pm * *
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When planning our wedding, someone suggested we take a look at the Anglers Rest. I'd never been so the first thing we did was eat here - fantastic food and so reasonably priced. We then checked out the wedding venue and fell in love - it's so cosy and intimate. We had our wedding there at the weekend and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! Everyone complimented the venue, the food, the staff...it was just amazing! I can't thank Noeleen and the team enough - they went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day and nothing was too much trouble for them! I would highly recommend this place as a wedding venue!!!
Response from The Anglers Rest
Thank you so much Aiofe, what an amazing review. I'm delighted to hear you had a wonderful wedding day with us at the Anglers Rest, its is truly a stunning venue, especially if you are looking for something intimate & different. The style of our Phoenix Room is described as rustic, French shabby chic but I think it has to be seen to appreciate its beauty, everyone falls in love with it. From the unique history of the building to the open log fires, this all ads to the magical ambience. We are delighted so many of our weddings book after eating in our award winning restaurant, its a great compliment. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to Noeleen & her team, they do a fantastic job but it was our pleasure to host your special day. Thank you for the recommendation, highest praise one can get. Best Wishes & if there is anything we can do for you in the future please let me know. Jennie Grogan, Sales Manager [email protected] * * Wedding evening showcase Thursday 19th April 6-8pm * *
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All round fabulous venue. I knew I didn't want the typical function room wedding and I got what I wanted at Anglers Rest which felt more like just a big party with all our nearest and dearest. It was so intimate even with 110 guests. We had the service and the reception there and Noeleen and her team were fabulous from the initial booking right up to the big day. The food is out of this world and many of our guests have been back since for lunch. Would highly recommend Niall Dalton the DJ that plays at Anglers Rest regularly. We didn't have a band, just Niall and it worked out perfectly.
Response from The Anglers Rest
Hi Carol-Ann, thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I'm delighted both you & your guests enjoyed your special day so much & lovely to hear some have visited us again after. The Anglers Rest is a stunning venue for those looking for something special & different. Its a wonderful venue in the summer but has an even more magical feel in the winter with the open log fires & twinkling candle light. Noeleen is amazing & make everyone feel at easy & that nothing is ever too much trouble. She & her team know that this is such an important day & its our pleasure to be chosen to host your wedding. I will pass on your kind comments to Noeleen, her team & Niall. Hope we will see you both again soon. Regards, Jennie Grogan, Sales Manager [email protected] * * Wedding evening showcase Thursday 19th April 6-8pm * *
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Fantastic venue , food and service. We had our Big Day on the 25/11/17 and enjoyed every minute of it, the staff were excellent and we didn't have one worry on the Day. Noeleen was so easy and relaxed to deal with answering all our queries efficiently and timely. The Christmas decorations were gorgeous and just added to the already amazing decor and ambience.
Response from The Anglers Rest
Thank you for your lovely review & I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your special day so much. I have to agree the Anglers Rest is a stunning venue in the summer but even more special in the winter with its open log fires & giant lit Christmas tree outside. Noeleen & her team are truly one of our biggest assets & everyone raves about how stress free they make the whole process. We understand hoe special occasion it is & we want to do our best to help every couple create fantastic memories. Thanks again & hope to see you soon. Regards Jennie Grogan [email protected] * * Wedding showcase Thursday 19th April 6-8pm * *
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Fantastic place - just perfect.. we would recommend it to everyone..
Response from The Anglers Rest
Thank you for your lovely comments, just perfect, love it. Best wishes, Jennie Grogan [email protected]
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From our very initial contact with Noeleen in the Anglers Rest to the big day itself we can say the whole experience was flawless. We were put immediately at ease about everything. Noeleen and her team have an excellent eye for detail so the venue looks beautiful. We had our ceremony in The Collins Room which is just so wonderfully intimate and was a beautiful room for the ceremony. Having our ceremony and reception in the same place made the whole day very relaxed and easy going as our guests were looked after by the staff. The food is also excellent which everyone remarked upon. We can honestly say without any hesitation that we would recommend the Anglers Rest as a venue for your wedding. Thank you to Noeleen and her team, Orla and Dave.
Response from The Anglers Rest
Dear Orla & Dave, Firstly congratulations on your wedding, it was our pleasure to host your special day at the Anglers Rest and I'm delighted to see you had an amazing experience. Noeleen & our staff are truly exceptional & do everything they can to make the planning right through too the day run with easy so that you & your guests have a fantastic experience on what is one of the most important days of your life. I have to agree that hosting the ceremony & reception in the same venue is a very popular choice making it more relaxed & giving you more time to enjoy with your guests. Its a great compliment to hear that your guests all enjoyed the food so much that they commented on this to you. We appreciate your recommending the Anglers Rest as a wedding venue, most of our clients come through recommendation which we feel is the highest praise one can receive. Thank you once again for choose us as the venue to host your special day & for taking the time to send us such a wonderful review, I will be sure to pass it on to Noeleen, the staff & management. We look forward to welcoming you both again to the Anglers Rest & wishing you all the best for the future. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan, Sales, [email protected]
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Ununbelievable help and care was given to us! It was hastily arranged, but they catered for everything and the food was out of this world. This place befreinds you, has your back and makes that day extra special..
Response from The Anglers Rest
Dear Owen, Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review on the Anglers Rest. Your comments are fantastic & really sums up the atmosphere we strive to create. Not only do we pride ourselves in our food but our staff go out of their way to help create the magical & friendly vibe the Anglers Rest is renowned for. I'm thrilled that your experience with us was so good & I hope that we will see you back sometime in the near future. Wishing you all the best in the future. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan, Sales [email protected]
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We had our wedding here in October 2017. Cannot recommend The Anglers enough. Such an amazing venue rain, hail or shine. The setting is perfect. Fab decor & atmosphere from the minute you step inside. The food was absolutely superb. Noeleen was a great help to us with menus, flowers, seating etc.
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Aimee & Greg Wedding 20th October 2017 Our wedding in the Angler’s Rest was nothing short of fantastic! We cannot recommend this venue enough. Upon viewing for the first time we fell immediately in love. In fact it ended up being the one and only venue we visited. We felt so comfortable from the offset. It’s so homely, facilitates a humanist wedding, is located close to town yet retains a country quality and the wood fire is a glorious touch! The staff, and in particular Noeleen Doyle, were incredibly accommodating and benevolent. All our guests had a wonderful day and eulogized vastly about the superb meal. Perfect setting for our perfect day!
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We had our wedding at The Anglers Rest a few months ago and that was such a beautiful and special day for us. Thank you to Noeleen and all the staff, they made everything so easy for us and helped with everything we needed, I honestly had no worry and had the most fun! The food and drinks were all great, many thanks to the chef for taking care of us. I hope that all the happy couples that choose to have their big day here will have the same amazing experience as we and our guests did. Thank you Noeleen & all the team!
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We had a fantastic experience having our wedding in Anglers Rest in late September 2017. From the very start Noeleen was extremely helpful and relaxed, she made us feel completely at ease booking, arranging times for tastings and deadlines. I had read great reviews of the Anglers Rest saying the food was excellent and that was a huge deciding factor for myself and my husband. And I can safely say it lived up to its great reputation! We also loved that we could have our ceremony in the venue, as we wanted to make the day as streamlined and relaxed as possible for our guests. We booked in for dinner before we made our decision and we had such a delicious meal, and even though we were still in Dublin, the location feels like a cozy country pub. The location right beside Phoenix Park was also a factor as we were able to pop to the park after the ceremony to get some gorgeous photos with our photographer. The room for the reception is stunning and we added some of our personal touches to the venue/reception area (bunting, lanterns, flowers) but it needed very little additional decoration to give it the wow factor. The ceremony room is lovely and intimate – with a real fire burning for added coziness - Noeleen even recommended our celebrant, Mary Losty, and we were absolutely delighted with her as well. We organised a piano player for the ceremony and our friend DJ’ed for the reception which was so much fun and there was lots of room for dancing as well as sitting around chatting. My friend made our wedding cake and she needed to drop it off at the venue the morning of the wedding, and she mentioned how lovely and accommodating the people there were - she has experienced some tricky people when dropping cakes to venues so she really appreciated the friendly flexibility of Anglers Rest staff. Same with our flowers and decorations - there were no difficulties for us getting to the venue to decorate and the staff were always very kind and helpful. There were around 85 people for our ceremony/dinner with some additional people joining for drinks afterwards and the venue was a perfect size for this number of people. The wait and bar staff were all absolutely lovely, everyone raved about the food and the venue and the overall vibe was relaxed, intimate and joyful. I would highly recommend Anglers Rest as a wedding venue, I wish I could experience the day all over again! Thank you so much Noeleen and all of the Angler’s Rest team for giving us such a lovely day with such wonderful memories.
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I cannot fault the Anglers Rest in anyway, the way they looked after us from start to finish was excellent. Noeleen and the team could not do enough for us on the run up to our day and also on the day, nothing was a hassle for them. As for the food all we got from our family and friends were top marks, they said they never had food like it at a wedding and that our wedding day was one of the best weddings they had ever been to and that was thanks to the Anglers Rest. Our wedding turned out to be exactly how we imagined it would be. I would recommend The Anglers Rest to anyone wanting a beautiful wedding.
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We are just coming down from the most amazing day for our wedding at the anglers rest. From the day of first plans to last sat the service we got was extraordinary. Noleen helped us with every aspect of the day. The venue is so intimate and beautiful. I have had so many people call me to say they have never been at a more beautiful venue. The comments about the food are endless. We had the most amazing beef, salmon, duck and black pudding. I cannot put into words how happy we are to have chosen the anglers rest ????
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We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception at Angler’s Rest in August 2017. Our experience was easy and fun from the moment we met the Wedding Coordinator, Noeleen. We had our event on a Saturday but, despite a busy restaurant operating downstairs, we didn’t hear a peep and felt that we had an exclusive venue all to ourselves. The staff were attentive and warm but not overly fussy. We were blessed with glorious weather but I feel that a wet/grey day would’ve been as romantic because of the ambiance of the place (fireplaces, candles, etc). A few of the many perks: 1. A seriously relaxed and flexible approach/environment 2. Prompt and friendly communication 3. Recommendation of excellent vendors (our celebrant Romy McAuley is magic) 4. Our guests could decide on their meal on the day rather than in advance 5. They cater to dietary needs (no annoying request was refused) 6. We can go back any time we want to reminisce about our day over a meal and glass of wine 7. Competitive pricing 8. The food the food the food the food the food.... Over the past six months we have heard nothing but overwhelmingly positive remarks from our guests (who traveled from Canada, Sweden, England and locally). It was a place where we could be quintessentially “us”, and make the day our own (rather than host a scripted prototype of a wedding). It was so very special and I can’t fault a single thing. Our only regret is how fast the day flew by...
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Had our wedding here in August, were really pleased with everything. The venue is lovely and the food was great. Helpful staff, everything was great, highly recommended.
Response from The Anglers Rest
Hi Paul, Thank you for posting such a fantastic review, I'm delighted to hear that everything went well. We pride ourselves in both our food, service & creating a magical atmosphere for wedding sand all special occasions. We look forward to welcoming you both back at some time. Regards, Jennie Grogan Sales Manager
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Very helpful..we couldn't have asked for a better venue...
Response from The Anglers Rest
The Anglers Rest is a very special venue in picturesque surroundings on the banks of the River Liffey yet close to the city centre. I'm delighted Sharon that the venue was everything you wish for & we were thrilled that you choose The Anglers Rest to host your wedding. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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Noeleen and her team at the Anglers Rest go beyond their means to make the day magical for every bride and groom. They are so helpful and flexible. My husband and I really had the best day of our lives and the venue and guests made that possible. The venue speaks for itself - it is absolutely perfect, the food is amazing every time we go there- I can't speak highly enough of this place for any occasion. It is somewhere I will always recommend.
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The Anglers Rest was a brilliant location for our wedding. It had a relaxed atmosphere and the staff also paid attention to every special detail on the day. Noeleen was a fantastic wedding coordinator. She made the day very easy to organise, even though we were coming all the way from Australia.
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We got married last May, the anglers was the perfect spot as it's so close to Dublin City center and doesn't have the big hotel room feel. We loved the cosyness and history of the building. The food was absolutely beautiful, everyone raved about it and the choice was brilliant. They were very accommodating at the bar too as my dad only drinks beamish and they supplied that on the night. We had a couple of things that we felt let down by, there was no red carpet laid out for myself & my husbands arrival, the flowers we had agreed for the centre pieces were not there, they had actually used the same flowers from the previous days wedding which were actually wilted and this really annoyed us. The centre piece flowers were supposed to match my flowers. This and the red carpet were included in our package and we never got it. It made us feel like we weren't important to the anglers so as you can imagine on arrival we noticed it right away. I feel it's important to mention that the room got very warm during the reception but the only ventilation is a door which leads to the roof garden/smoking are (this space is actually lovely for smokers or anyone wanting a bit of air). We tried to keep it open but the table next to the door complained it was too drafty so we had to keep it closed a lot. I know there's an issue with opening the windows due to the outside fire but we feel for future weddings the anglers really need to rectify this as both us and our guests found it uncomfortable. We found the staff on the day to be very attentive and lovely to deal with, the wedding coordinator had to go home due to an injury (which we totally understood) but the waiters were unclear as to where the Mothers bouquets were and were the end of evening party favours were. I had to go looking for them myself. I know this may seem a bit OTT but on your wedding day you expect these things to be in place. Overall I would totally recommend the anglers for a wedding but I feel it's only fair to express our shortcomings on the day. All in all, the atmosphere was lovey and the food was 10/10!
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I could not recommend the Anglers Rest enough! We had the most amazing day here for our wedding in April. We sat 85 for dinner and literally everyone was raving about the food all night, i was even getting texts and phone calls afterwards of guests telling me how great the food and venue is.first of all, Noleen looked after us, she is just a little gem. nothing was too much hassle for her. so easy to deal with and so approachable.he really knows her stuff! the food- The anglers is known for its amazing food anyway, We had 4 options for each of the 4 courses, The food was all out quick and perfect, the service is just unbelievable. the room is just fab... its so rustic and classy, nobody could believe how lovely the room is, i didnt need any decor or table center pieces or anything! Thank youforgiing us the most magical day,
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Hi Niamh, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you had a wonderful time in The Anglers Rest. We pride ourselves on the standard of our food & maintaining its excellent reputation. We really appreciate your feedback & will pass on your very kind comments to all the staff involved. Its a real compliment that your guests enjoyed the day so much. I love your description of The Anglers Rest "rustic and classy", it truly is a special venue in beautiful surroundings and the perfect spot for Brides & Grooms looking for something s little different. It was our pleasure to help create a bit of magic for your special day. Hopefully we will see you again shortly. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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We had a wonderful day at The angler's Rest. The venue is absolutely beautiful and suited our needs perfectly! We held our ceremony and dinner there before moving to a bigger venue in Dublin city centre for the dancing part of the evening. We could not have hoped for nicer food, surroundings and decor. Noeleen and her team were so super helpful on the day and all of our guests were delighted with the gorgeous food! I should also make a point of saying that the per head price was the most reasonable we found there was great menu choice and the food is absolutely top notch! Couldn't recommend highly enough.
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Hi Cha and Bren, Thanks you for the lovely comments & delighted you both had a wonderful day. The Anglers Rest is a beautiful venue and can cater for all wedding sizes from 20 - 150. Its great to hear you found our prices keen as they are some of the most reasonable around yet as we still provide exceptional food & service. Its so nice to get feedback & to say that you "couldn't recommend us highly enough" is the icing on the cake for us. We do our upmost to help you create a memorable day for you & your guests. If there is anything we can do for you in the future please do not hesitate in contacting us. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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Got married here in march we and our guests had a fantastic day food and wine was fab noleen was very attentive couldnt have asked for more
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Hi Kathy, Appreciate you taking the time to leave us this lovely review, apologies for the delay in replying to you. Ill pass on your comments to Noeleen & the staff at The Anglers Rest. Hopefully see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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We had our wedding here on the 29th of December & we had the most amazing day!!! We had our ceremony here too which was perfect as there was no travelling afterwards & everyone could relax. It is a beautiful & intimate venue which we felt added to the relaxing atmosphere that we wanted. Noeleen & all the staff were brilliant, very accommodating & made our day so special. The food was fantastic & the service outstanding. Thanks again for a wonderful day filled with unforgettable memories. Can't wait for our next trip to The Anglers Rest
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Hi Lana & Alan, I know its awhile since you posted this great review but I wanted to let you know we appreciate your feedback. Its always nice to hear that our hard work paid off & you all enjoyed your day. So many of our couples do what you did & host their ceremony with us, its a great option & gives you a bit longer to enjoy time with your guests. As all Brides & Grooms know the day flies by and if you can cut out any travel time between ceremony & afters venues its ideal. Also as we are so close to the Pheonix Park theres no need to go far to get the most amazing photographs taken. I'm so pleased that we made your day special & all your lovely praise for Noeleen & the staff. I hope you have managed to get back to The Anglers Rest this summer & enjoy a meal or drink on our terrace in the sunshine! Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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We had a small wedding and had our reception upstairs in The Angler's Rest. The food, service and venue was superb! The food was and always is amazing. We have eaten here several times and absolutely love the food, wine, atmosphere and service. Thank you all so much for making our big day so special with all your efforts. The venue is so stunning for a wedding and our guests still comment on what a beautiful setting it is. Definitely 5 star service from everyone there!
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Hi Cindy, Thank you for your review of The Anglers Rest & your 5 stars, what more could we ask for. I'm delighted you have always enjoyed your meals with us, like you a lot of our couples would be regulars & this is a great compliment to us when they then choose us to host their special day. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Jennie Grogan-Browne, Wrights Hospitality Group ** Wedding Fair Sunday 24th Sep 2017 12-6pm **
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The Anglers Rest is a great venue for a wedding. It's intimate, cosy and very welcoming. The staff are simply excellent particularly Noeleen. The food was quite simply delicious. They catered for all of our needs and made our day a very special one to remember . It's also extremely close to Farmleigh which was a great place for our photos. Overall I would highly recommend The Anglers Rest.
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the venue was excellent, the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more accomodating, the food was top notch despite it being really reasonably priced. Im delighted we had our wedding there, many of our guests said it was the best wedding they were ever at and we had a great day.
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Wedding venue was excellent and very well run by Noreen & all the staff. We felt well looked after and no request was any problem. Its a beautiful old pub and very good location for a medium size city wedding and close to the Park which is great for Photos. I would highly recommend the Anglers Rest.
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I had my wedding recently in The Anglers Rest and I honestly couldn't have asked for anything more! The moment I seen the stunning venue I knew I had to have my wedding here. Leading up to the Wedding I was in constant contact with the venue and nothing was too much trouble. On arrival to my reception everything was set up just the way I asked I didn't have to worry about a thing on the day, My guests commented on how stunning the venue was and that the food was exceptional! All the staff from the waiters to the bar staff were extremely polite, helpful and friendly. I couldn't recommend The Anglers Rest highly enough, From myself and my husband I would like to say Thank you to the Anglers Rest team for making my big day so wonderful.
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We had our ceremony and our reception at the Anglers Rest. The ceremony took place in the Michael Collins room. Months before the wedding I was conscious that the restaurant guests downstairs and in the pub might be heard during our ceremony. I was told that this would absolutely not be the case as there was a stair well at the back of the Michael Collins room and they were taking this stairwell out. However on the day, the stairwell was there and during the ceremony, I struggled to hear the celebrant over the noise of the restaurant / pub downstairs. I was really disappointed about this. In hindsight, I would not have had the ceremony at The Anglers Rest. However, the reception was fantastic. The waiters were terrific. I could not fault the reception. The food was lovely. We did not get to have a tasting prior to the wedding as we live in Cork and could only go the The venue at weekend. We were told that they could not give us a tasting menu over weekends. I did think they could have been a bit more accommodating on this. However, the food was excellent on the day. The room for dinner was beautifully decorated. It was a massive benefit to me not to have to worry about flower arrangements or anything like that, the room was really beautiful. We did not have a bar extension as it would have cost an extra €800, which I thought was outrageously priced. The party finished up by 12:30. Obviously this would not suit everyone, we didn't mind too much but would have been nice to be able to stay another hour. Overall, I would recommend the venue to prospective customers - maybe not for the actual ceremony though (unless they can assure no background noise).
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For our wedding, we really wanted something warm and inviting. I love the US store Anthropologie and The Anglers Rest really captured that exact vibe. Mary is very easy to work with an incredibly knowledgable. Pros: + food - the best. You will be hard pressed to find better food. + Outdoor space + Environment - the fireplaces, vintage furnishings, very charming and cozy + Flexibility - they were willing to work with us to make things affordable, we had a whiskey bar, a trad band, a DJ, irish dancers, our own decor, etc. The team did an incredible job + Mary - she is incredibly helpful, knows great vendors, and can coordinate a lot of the details on the day of the wedding Everyone who attended could not stop talking about the amazing the venue and food. The feedback from many, many attendees was that it was the best. A lot of that had to do with the venue. Could not more speak more highly of The Anglers Rest
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We felt we must sit down and write to you and express our gratitude for the fantastic day we had at the Angler's on Saturday 1st. Everything was perfect! From the table settings, flowers, food, wine and Processo. You all did an amazing job. The staff were very attentive but not over bearing and consulted with me on everything. I was so grateful that you guys handled everything and I didn't have to worry about the minute details...in fact we just showed up and everything was in place. All of the guests commented on the food. "The best food we have ever had at a wedding" etc. They also commented on the decor and how "special" the place felt. The roaring fires added so much to the atmosphere and the shabby chic interior totally matched our own style as a couple, some of the guests figured that we orchestrated it that way! If only they knew! We cannot say thank you enough, it was a great day (and night for us - we cam back to the Anglers after putting our children safely to bed and the babysitter in place!). Thank you so much once again and PLEASE pass on our thanks to all the staff which made the day run so smoothly.
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For our wedding we wanted to give our guests who were travelling from across the globe something special and we found that at The Anglers Rest. The smell of the wood burner, the warm friendly and relaxed atmosphere the impeccable food and incredible service made it the perfect choice. Mary and the team at the Anglers Rest looked after our every need leading up to and on the day itself. We live in London so wanted a stress free affair where we had minimal work to do other than name tags and decisions about what great food to put on the menu. The lengths that the team went to in making our day exceeded our expectations. The room was stunning (extra credit to Mary for working from little steer) and all our guests were raving about the quality of the food and the level of customer care. I've never in all the weddings I've been to encountered staff so smiley and genuinely happy to help! Everyone had a great time and we can't wait to go back
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Hi Mary, We just wanted to touch base with you now that the dust has settled and the honeymoon is over :D Thank you so much for such an amazing wedding in the Angler's. It was exactly as we hoped it would be and everyone really enjoyed the day. Our ceremony was so special in the lovely room upstairs and the flowers you set out were abso gorgeous. Oliver, Tom and all the staff were so brilliant. The food was fantastic. You were so lovely to work with and so helpful with everything. I'd highly recommend the Angler's as an intimate wedding venue to anyone. Thanks again and we'll definitely be back soon :) All the best,
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Dear Mary & Co, I can't believe how quickly the year has passed since I enjoyed the most gorgeous day of my life; my wedding reception in the Anglers Rest. And I'm embarrassed I never got around to sending a word of thanks to you and all your staff for that day (1st September 2012, Peter & Róisín) for being so friendly and attentive. There was literally nothing I would change about our experience in the Anglers Rest. The food was simply delicious! I was prompted to send this email by our recent anniversary dinner (Sat 21st). My only other visit, around my birthday, was lovely. And I'd been dying to go back! Suffice to say, the food and ambiance was perfect and exactly what made me fall in love with the place from the beginning. So I can only apologise to you all that I never thanked you for all the work that went into our day. I have some lovely photos of our group outside enjoying the sun that I'll send on to you, as the anglers looks great in them.
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Just want to say a huge thank you for all your help with the wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better day and your staff were excellent. Everyone kept talking about how good the food was and the exceptional service of the staff. Some people who live in Dublin hadn't been before and will definitely be going back and the gang from England and beyond will be returning when they are next in Dublin!
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When people talk of wedding days being stressful we don't know what they mean. At the Angler's Rest you are the "One and Only". A sumptuous meal, tailored to individual needs, a traditional, relaxed feel in an intimate setting. It was a city wedding with a country feel. People still talk to us of the wonderful day at the Angler's Rest.
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My husband and I live in the US and had never been to Ireland but we knew we wanted to get married there. I spent many hours researching venues and found myself going back to Anglers Rest’s website every time. Once we decided we wanted to book our special day with them we talked to a friend that lives nearby (which we didn’t initially know when we were researching it) and him and his wife raved about Anglers!! Mary and I exchanged many emails before our special day. She was extremely helpful and her email replies to my questions were always quick. She gave us recommendations for our wedding cake baker, which hotel to stay at and an officiant to perform the ceremony. When our wedding day finally arrived we were greeted at the door by the manager and treated like we were the only guests there! The wedding was beautiful, the food was the best we had our whole trip (we were there for 3wks total) and the staff was so polite and eager to help us make our day memorable! We wouldn’t change anything about our wedding day, it turned out better then what we even had hoped it would thanks to Mary and the group at Anglers Rest!!
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