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The Anglers Rest

Knockmaroon Hill, Strawberry Beds, Chapelizod, Dublin
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See what makes us winners of “Best Restaurant Wedding Venue 2022” at the Weddings Online Awards at our next Wedding Showcase Sunday 26th Feb 12-5pm - Email to book your spot E: [email protected]

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 120 guests in its chic Phoenix Room or up to 170 guests with the addition of our Collins 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 prices: Sunday-Wednesday €55, Thursday €60, Friday €65 & Saturday & Bank Hol Sunday & Peak Dates €70

Winter Wedding Package Available Jan-Mar 2024 & 2025 

Prices €50pp Sun-Wed, €55 Thru, €60 Fri & €65 Sat/bhol Sun & peak dates  - Represents savings of up to €15pp, min nos apply


102 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Fiona and John Murphy
Added 1st Oct 2022
Wedding 24th Sep 2022
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the fabulous staff at the Anglers Rest, especially Deirdra, Betty, Agatha and Ollie. My sister Siobhan and her partner Tony got married there on the 24th September. A fabulous day was had by all due to the care and attention of all the staff. The food was excellent especially the mashed potato. So looking forward to going back for s meal in the restaurant. Thanks for making the day so special. Wishing yous all the best.
Lara lawless
Added 3rd Oct 2022
Wedding 25th Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing venue! Intimate, cosy, first class food stunning location. Agata, Dee and all the staff were exceptional from booking right through to end of the night. Thank you so much to you really did make our day extra special.
Lisa Reid
Added 3rd Oct 2022
Wedding 7th Jul 2022
Would highly recommend The anglers rest, Agata and the staff were so lovely to deal with and the venue itself is so charming and photographs beautifully. We had our ceremony and reception here and the food was absolutely delicious. I couldn’t fault a single thing and I just wish we could do it all again.
Emma Doonan
Added 26th Aug 2022
Wedding 11th Jun 2022
We couldn’t thank the Anglers Wrest more for there professional and friendly service. We had the the best day and we never wanted it to end. The food was amazing and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. The staff made our day extra special and made us feel like we were the only bride and groom they had ever catered for. A special mention for Deirdre and Agatha they helped make our day extra special. If you are looking for an intimate and special wedding day I would highly recommend the Anglers Wrest you can’t go wrong. I wish I could do it all over again .
Added 11th Oct 2022
Wedding 3rd Jun 2022
Agata was amazing, so relaxed and helpful. Really put us at ease. Venue were incredibly flexible & accommodating. Service / timings were perfect. We went a bit rogue on the speech timings which could have interrupted the dinner service, but the staff we're on the ball and no interruption was had. The flowers the venue did for us were gorgeous, we didn't have a florist and we didn't need one, the venue did such a good job. I would recommend everyone to get married in Anglers Rest. Thank you to all the staff for making our day so special
Added 30th Nov 2022
Wedding 30th May 2022
This wedding was planned with my daughter living in Dublin and myself in America. Agata could not have been more helpful. The planning, the day of the wedding, everything was far beyond my expectations. I would recommend them without hesitation !!!
Liobhan Boylan
Added 24th Aug 2022
Wedding 28th May 2022
We had the most amazing wedding at the Anglers Rest. Agata and the team were absolutely fantastic and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had to reschedule a couple of times due to the pandemic and they were really accommodating each time. The food and décor was absolutely beautiful. A truly wonderful experience. Thank you all so much.
Magalie and Peter
Added 25th Aug 2022
Wedding 27th May 2022
What a day we had at Anglers Rest, it was even better than I ever imagined, our guests and families absolutely loved it! Agata the wedding coordinator and the team answered all our questions and on the day we felt well looked after. Its a great alternative to a hotel venue, delighted with choosing the Anglers, we highly recommend, thank you again for the treasured memories!
Sinead and Ray
Added 12th Sep 2022
Wedding 22nd May 2022
Was a lovely venue , food was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves. The set up was brilliant, the staff. All amazing
Darragh Stapleton
Added 26th Dec 2022
Wedding 21st May 2022
We got married on 21st May 2022 in the Anglers Rest. From the beginning we were put at ease by the wonderful Agatha and how in control she was. It seemed nothing was too much to ask and she and the team there had a solution to all of our questions/worries. The venue itself is unique and beautifully decorated. The ceremony room is warm and intimate which made us feel like all of our guests were part of our special moment. The food was unbelievable. Our most difficult decision was what dishes to leave off the menu on the day! Having everything on the same floor, Including a large balcony, meant that guests could get some air if needed and no had to leave the venue for the entire day. Thank you to all the team at the Anglers Rest for making our day so memorable. We will definitely we back to the Anglers in 2023 and for many years to come to celebrate our anniversaries. Darragh & Seána
Sharon fagan
Added 24th Aug 2022
Wedding 19th May 2022
Got married in may in anglers rest and it was beautiful place to get married. Aghta was great helped us with everything food beautiful all the guests loved the food i would highly recommend the anglers rest to get married had the best day.
Added 29th Aug 2022
Wedding 14th May 2022
We had our wedding in this venue in May 2022, we were extremely disappointed. We tried to pay for the day on a number of occasions (during these times we had a number of meals in the venue) and we were told you can pay with a link after the wedding, at 12pm the day of the wedding, I got a call to say we must pay today, we tried but it wouldn’t work due to bank limits of 7000 euros per day. We tried later in the night too. I found this extremely stressful and upsetting, I worried throughout my wedding mass would my friends and family get their dinner. Even now as I write this I feel upset. We also didn’t get the wine we ordered and there was a large gap of time between the starter and main course too. So to be honest we are still very upset with how we are treated in this venue.
Added 30th Aug 2022
Wedding 5th May 2022
Lovely place and nice atmosphere. FULLY RECOMMEND this place. Thank you very much
Ruth and Sean Lennon
Added 22nd Apr 2022
Wedding 16th Apr 2022
We had our wedding at the Anglers Rest Easter Saturday 16th April and they really went above and beyond for us, especially Agata, Dee and Sharon from Sweetpea and Willow. We had an Amazing day and really appreciated everything they did for us. Our guests raved about the venue, the food and overall atmosphere! Since we first spoke & met early January with Agata we were made feel relaxed about the run up to our wedding! We loved everything on the day! It Just set the mood/Easter, spring like atmosphere we wanted for the wedding & we are so grateful, it has given us great memories! We will most definitely be back again during the summer for a meal and a few drinks!
Annemarie & Marc
Added 9th Apr 2022
Wedding 30th Mar 2022
Fantastic to deal with from start to finish. Great value too. Very quick with responses and nothing was ever too much for them. Everyone is still commenting on how good the food was. Agata really is a credit to them. She was absolutely brilliant and made the day run so smoothly. Would highly recommend
Barbara & Karol
Added 25th Apr 2022
Wedding 24th Mar 2022
We had our small intimate wedding in the Anglers Rest in March. We couldn't be happier with how the day went. Agata and all the team are wonderful and were happy to accommodate all our requests. The food is just gorgeous and everyone loved it including the canapés. We couldn't recommend it enough especially it you are looking for a rustic style wedding with high class food. Thanks again guys for everything Barbara & Karol
Okiki Kell
Added 19th Feb 2022
Wedding 12th Feb 2022
Had my wedding reception here on the 12th Feb, and picking this venue was one of the best choices we could have made. Agata went above and beyond for all our needs, there was keen attention to detail in regards to our taste in decorations. The fresh flowers were such a nice touch! The place just looked perfect. The food was just stunning (will definitely be a regular place to have a meal out)! And at not a bad price at all! I really can't sing this places praises enough. If you're looking for an intimate, fun, beautiful, quirky, and just awesome wedding venue this is a place to check out! 10/10, would recommend again, to anyone! Almost makes me want to get married again!
Melissa & Darren
Added 26th Nov 2021
Wedding 11th Nov 2021
We would not hesitate to recommend The Anglers Rest to anyone looking for a wedding venue. The venue itself is so perfect, cosy, so romantic and the food is absolutely to die for! The staff in the run up to our wedding, on the day and even after were nothing but very helpful, accomodating, so friendly, personable and professional! If we were to have our day again we would book The Anglers Rest a million times over, everything was perfect!
Jonathan & Linda
Added 8th Jan 2022
Wedding 2nd Sep 2021
We got married in Newman University Church in Dublin City, and our wedding reception and dinner was at Anglers Rest. From start to finish, absolutely perfect. Star of the show - Agata!!!! This lady is absolutely incredible. Bubbly, friendly, engaging, funny, kind - and just put us at ease throughout. Superb. The room was made up to perfection, Linda had a few small requests for the dinner tables. Done, simple and beautiful. The food was incredible, all i saw was empty plates (an refilled glasses). Because we booked our big day back in early 2019, before the Pandemic arrived......we were almost certain by Sept 2020 that there would be a need to reschedule or cancel. But we got lucky, and we were allowed up to 100 guests. We had 50, and about four days before the wedding the Government said that 100 would be allowed. We kept our numbers at 50. It was absolutely perfect. We filled 7 tables, an were allowed a piano man until 11pm. We had a huge Spotify playlist hooked up to the speaker beforehand - it was brilliant :D Staff were all fantastic, and so accommodating. Nothing was too big a deal for them. Thank you so so so so so much for the best day ever!!!
Added 4th Sep 2021
Wedding 29th Aug 2021
Good food was one of the main reasons my husband and I chose Angler's Rest as our wedding venue, as you get an excellent selection to choose from and everything on the menu is utterly delicious. However, what we also got with Angler's Rest was a cosy venue, with a completely relaxed atmosphere, a ceremony and reception room that was beautifully decorated, and how we were treated on the day that was second to none. We felt completely spoilt the entire time and it felt like every member of staff who was there just wanted to make sure we had the best day possible. And we did. Our sincere thanks goes to Agata, Oliver, and all the staff on the day. We appreciated everything so much.
Debbie & Pat
Added 24th Jun 2021
Wedding 18th Jun 2021
We had our Wedding here on 18th June 2021. and we couldn't have had a better day, it was made so special by everyone in the Anglers, from the initial contact with Jennie to the day itself, where Gemma and the staff made us and our guests feel so welcome, they couldn't do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble, so a special thank you to Gemma, We had the Ceremony in the Collins Room and it was beautifully laid out with an Open Fire, Red Carpet and Lanterns which really set it off, then to the reception where the food was absolutely beautiful and the service was excellent, the decor was fantastic with fresh flowers on all the tables, all our Guests complimented it, the staff were so friendly and professional, and we had the exclusive use of the Terrace also which was fantastic with the beautiful weather, we would highly recommend the Anglers for any couple that are looking for something special , we guarantee that you will not be disappointed, so thanks to all for making our day something very special xx
Annette & Dermot
Added 13th Jun 2021
Wedding 8th Jun 2021
The Angler’s Rest made our wedding day so special & just perfect. We had 25 guests due to COVID restrictions & had postponed our wedding from last January. We were so happy to finally be able to go ahead with our wedding. From the first communication we had with The Angler’s Rest until we left our wedding reception the service & care we received was exemplary. The staff were so helpful & friendly to us & all our guests, nothing was a problem. The way they styled the tables with our little extras was just perfect. All our guests have told us it was the best & most enjoyable wedding they ever attended. The food was absolutely delicious & perfectly presented & the venue so rustic & beautiful. We had an amazing day, thank you so much. We would highly recommend this Venue.
Juliana & John
Added 16th Jun 2021
Wedding 5th Jun 2021
After so many changes we managed to have our special day in the Anglers Rest. With only six guests allowed due to COVID restrictions, we had a beautiful wedding surrounded by close family. Jennie, Gemma, Marco, Gabi, the Chef and other members of staff worked really hard to give us and our guests the best experience. They decorated my cake table as per my instructions and the dinning tables also looked beautiful! The food was divine and the service impeccable! The staff was so kind and helpful, we felt really relaxed and comfortable on the day because we knew they had everything under control. We had our first date in the Anglers Rest 7 years ago so having our wedding there was very meaningful and special!
Katherine Habben
Added 10th Oct 2022
Wedding 30th May 2021
We couldn't have asked for a better venue, it was an absolutely perfect day. 10/10 would recommend booking Anglers Rest for your wedding!
Maeve Fitzgerald and Keith Barry
Added 17th Feb 2020
Wedding 20th Dec 2020
From our first interaction with the Anglers Rest we cannot fault the experience we had with them. From the tasting menu right through to the reception Alison and the whole team could not have done enough for us. Nothing was an issue, the day went perfectly and we have had many people tell us it was the best wedding they were ever at, all of them singing the praises of the Anglers Rest. The food and wine was gorgeous and we were looked after so well. My grandmother was absolutely spoiled by the staff on the day, something that meant a lot. Everybody there goes out of their way to ensure you have the day you want, the team are really excellent. Alison and all the kind staff- thank you for making our day so special. You would be hard pressed to find a better wedding venue.
Shauna Wosser
Added 25th Mar 2021
Wedding 14th Dec 2020
We got married on 14 December, 2020 originally we were due to get married in 2021 but decided to go earlier and have 25 people, save on costs and give everyone we could the day out! Anglers accommodated this change and were honestly so responsive and accommodating, Alison was so helpful and assisted me in finding a DJ at last minute and arranged my bouquets, the venue was fantastically decorated and Alison did a great job using our decorations and the ones already available in the venue, the food was fantastic, the lay out was great for such a small wedding they laid out the tables in such a way we really filled the room! I couldn't recommend the venue enough but most definitely the highlight was having Alison for a wedding co ordinator! If I ever marry again lol il be doing it here!
Added 7th Nov 2020
Wedding 4th Nov 2020
bug thank you to the anglers rest who made our covid wedding so special. big thank you to alison especially! it was a stressful time and we actually had a whole other wedding planned and booked in a different venue but they were not being good to us at all. From the moment we booked with the anglers everything was made easy, and Alison couldnt do enough for us! would recommend to anyone looking to book there, you wont regret it!
Added 28th Sep 2020
Wedding 24th May 2020
Thank you Alison from the anglers rest you were fantastic from start to finish. We had our wedding there under covid restrictions and the anglers went above and beyond to make it as special as possible with 25 guests. Would highly recommend as a wedding venue. Thanks Fiona and Peter
Our Perfetcly Lucky Day
Added 3rd Apr 2020
Wedding 12th Mar 2020
We had our day in March and are eternally grateful we pulled it off. From the moment I contacted the Angler's Rest in August 2019 right through the planning and afterwards I have nothing but compliments for their staff. Every question was answered, fears allayed and all of the little details perfected. Alison is so much fun but also we always felt we were in the most capable pair of hands. The venue was exactly what we hoped for - fun, quirky and relaxed with the BEST food. At no point did we feel pressurised to make any decisions or upgrade and were carefully guided in crafting our perfect day. We will always remember the kindness of the staff especially with all of the stress and worry in the last few days. As my mum's friend said -" if she was getting married again she'd want it in the Angler's" Shane and I agree and can't wait to get a big crew back for a great celebration when all of this is over. Thank you Alison, Ewa, Johnnie and all of the rest of the staff!
Cat Connolly
Added 10th Dec 2020
Wedding 4th Feb 2020
Thank you so so so much Alison and the Anglers Rest for everything you did for us for our wedding day 4/12/20!! Alison was just so amazing and organised and easy to deal with!! She made us both smile throughout the day and we didn’t feel any stress at all!! The room was so stunning - it was just magical to walk into. The entire set up was fabulous!! Thank you also for getting the Christmas tree up and decorating our cheesecake table way better than we (Simon!) ever would have! Everything you did was to perfection and we just can’t thank you enough!! It didn’t feel like a small wedding to us - the room , the space and tables were perfect for 25! It really was the best day ever - all our friends and family had the best time! The food was delicious , the service was great and all the staff were so helpful! I would recommend the Anglers Rest for any wedding - it was beyond what we both expected! We can’t wait to return to the Anglers Rest for dinner in the future!! It will always be a special place to us now!
Debbie O Callaghan
Added 17th Feb 2020
Wedding 31st Dec 2019
2019 wedding venue in Leinster for a reason! Food was marvellous,literally every plate was left clean, the wine and the choices of bottles superb. The venue, really speaks for itself, rustic and romantic. The attention to detail is what brings it all together. We had such a relaxed fun day, everything ran so smooth and this was mostly down to the amazing Alison (wedding planner) and all the staff there. Each and everyone was so welcoming and warm from the minute we met them until 3am when it came to an end . Anglers was exactly our dream wedding come true.
Niamh and Aaron
Added 13th Feb 2020
Wedding 27th Dec 2019
Overall Angler's was a beautiful venue for our wedding. We had the ceremony there too and it was stunning. The food was amazing and in the lead up to the big day the wedding coordinators were always on hand and were a great support. Every single person commented on how gorgeous everything was so we were really pleased with that. Our only qualm was the time keeping on the day. The ceremony was delayed by 30 minutes because the speaker for the music wasn't set up. The meal was almost an hour delayed as well which meant it was quite rushed as other guests were arrived. This was really disappointing for us. There was also an issue with the speaker during the meal so we had no music until the DJ arrived at 9. A few of our guests had issues ordering drinks and we were waiting until nearly midnight to cut the cake and serve it. So, these were some annoyances that left us a bit stressed on the day. Aside from these issues, we had a great day.
Suzanne Moloney
Added 17th Feb 2020
Wedding 13th Dec 2019
From the minute we went to look at the Anglers Rest we knew it was the only venue we would consider for our wedding. Alison and all the team were so professional and reassuring and handled any request we had without any problem. During the build up to the day they helped us with all the little things that can pop up and made everything so easy. On the day itself we couldn't have asked for more. The food was amazing, our guests are still talking about it. The whole reception went so smoothly and the venue was stunning with lots of small christmas details added without us even all made the day extra special for us and our guests. Highly recommend the Anglers Rest!
Kitti & Nav
Added 16th Dec 2019
Wedding 26th Nov 2019
The Angler’s Rest is so so beautiful, and all the staff are amazing. The food was fantastic from start to finish. Thank you so much for making our big day so special.
Gemma McGill
Added 10th Dec 2019
Wedding 23rd Nov 2019
The Angler's Rest is a superb venue. Alison and the gang were very open to tailoring the day to us, the atmosphere was magic, and given that this is such a special place for us, there's nowhere else we'd rather have been.would highly recommend to anyone looking for an intimate and cozy wedding experience.
Added 8th Nov 2019
Wedding 3rd Nov 2019
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.
Kelly wall
Added 15th Dec 2019
Wedding 25th Oct 2019
Amazing venue, guests loved it!
Yvonne & Chris
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 10th Oct 2019
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
Ross and Jenny
Added 27th Dec 2019
Wedding 28th Sep 2019
The staff really went the extra mile to make our day as special as it was.
Mairea & Jonathan
Added 18th Oct 2019
Wedding 8th Sep 2019
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.
Eimear Harkin
Added 1st Oct 2019
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
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!
June & Paul
Added 9th Dec 2019
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
The service and staff was amazing, we planned the wedding from Canada having never been to the venue and they helped with every aspect of the organizing and on the day. They looked after all the little details and Alison's team really took the stress of organizing away. They responded so quickly to all my lengthy questions and emails and were so helpful and accommodating. All our guest were raving about the food and the how beautiful the venue was and so conveniently close to the city. You really don't have to do anything to the venue as it is already so beautiful so it was perfect for a laidback low maintenance wedding!
Noel & Owen
Added 19th Jan 2020
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
Our wedding took place in The Angler's Rest and we couldn't have chosen a better venue. Ewa-Aga, Alison, Oliver & team were excellent and extremely helpful right from the very start. The Angler's Rest is a stunning venue with that rustic charm that we wanted. The food was of the highest quality and the menu choices set it apart from other venues. Our setting was intimate to cater for our 80 guests in a comfortable and relaxing way. We were blessed with beautiful weather and the decking area provided a wonderful backdrop to a great day. We will cherish our special day with the joy of knowing that we chose the right venue and a very professional team to cater for all our needs. Well done to everyone involved and we would highly recommend this venue. Noel & Owen
Claire & Oly
Added 3rd Sep 2019
Wedding 27th Jul 2019
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!
Eva Whelan
Added 20th Sep 2019
Wedding 13th Jul 2019
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.
Al and Michelle
Added 20th Aug 2019
Wedding 4th Jul 2019
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.
Added 7th Jun 2019
Wedding 28th May 2019
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!!
Noelle Duffy Ní Doherty
Added 20th Aug 2019
Wedding 12th May 2019
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.
Added 27th May 2019
Wedding 20th Apr 2019
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
Mélissa Coyne
Added 16th Jul 2019
Wedding 15th Apr 2019
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.
Krystle Higgins
Added 21st May 2019
Wedding 12th Apr 2019
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
Added 16th Jul 2019
Wedding 1st Apr 2019
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.
Sinead de Vries
Added 13th Jun 2019
Wedding 1st Apr 2019
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.
Added 16th Jul 2019
Wedding 23rd Mar 2019
Great alternative wedding venue for a laid back party! The staff was very helpful throughout.
Gemma & Cathal
Added 22nd Jul 2019
Wedding 15th Mar 2019
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.
Laura & Graeme Mutch
Added 16th Jul 2019
Wedding 9th Mar 2019
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.
Added 13th Feb 2019
Wedding 1st Feb 2019
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.
Added 20th Mar 2018
Wedding 21st Dec 2018
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!
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 14th Sep 2018
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!
Zane & Jorge
Added 22nd Jul 2018
Wedding 13th Jul 2018
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
Karen Kinsella
Added 1st Nov 2018
Wedding 7th Jul 2018
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.
Jennifer and Marcel
Added 17th Jul 2018
Wedding 30th Jun 2018
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.
Added 2nd Jun 2018
Wedding 18th May 2018
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
Added 22nd Apr 2018
Wedding 31st Mar 2018
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!
Claire McCarrick
Added 19th Mar 2018
Wedding 24th Feb 2018
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 * *
Jenna Long
Added 22nd Jan 2018
Wedding 30th Dec 2017
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 * *
Added 21st Dec 2017
Wedding 16th Dec 2017
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 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 * *
Added 30th Dec 2017
Wedding 2nd Dec 2017
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 * *
Saoirse & Kevin
Added 5th Dec 2017
Wedding 25th Nov 2017
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 * *
Added 7th Mar 2018
Wedding 15th Nov 2017
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]
Orla and Dave
Added 27th Nov 2017
Wedding 28th Oct 2017
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]
Owen O'Flynn
Added 21st Nov 2017
Wedding 26th Oct 2017
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]
Added 5th Sep 2018
Wedding 21st Oct 2017
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.
Aimee & Greg
Added 6th Jan 2018
Wedding 20th Oct 2017
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!
Added 16th Mar 2018
Wedding 10th Oct 2017
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!
Karen Harte
Added 7th Feb 2018
Wedding 29th Sep 2017
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.
Lukasz & Eilish
Added 7th Mar 2018
Wedding 8th Sep 2017
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.
Linda and Billy
Added 14th Mar 2018
Wedding 2nd Sep 2017
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 ????
Kim & Andy
Added 1st Mar 2018
Wedding 19th Aug 2017
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...
Added 12th Aug 2017
Wedding 3rd Aug 2017
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
Sharon morris
Added 30th May 2017
Wedding 23rd Jul 2017
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 **
Gillian and Micahel
Added 22nd Dec 2017
Wedding 14th Jul 2017
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.
Natalie and Ciaran
Added 13th Mar 2018
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
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.
Added 13th Mar 2018
Wedding 5th May 2017
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!
Niamh Deery
Added 7th Jun 2017
Wedding 22nd Apr 2017
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,
Response from The Anglers Rest
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 **
Cha and Bren
Added 28th Jun 2017
Wedding 20th Apr 2017
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.
Response from The Anglers Rest
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 **
Added 17th Jul 2017
Wedding 4th Mar 2017
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
Response from The Anglers Rest
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 **
Lana & Alan
Added 5th Jan 2017
Wedding 29th Dec 2016
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
Response from The Anglers Rest
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 **
Cindy Callaghan Lawlor
Added 30th May 2017
Wedding 19th Oct 2016
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!
Response from The Anglers Rest
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 **
Dave Russell
Added 30th May 2017
Wedding 16th Sep 2016
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.
Added 31st May 2017
Wedding 4th Aug 2016
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.
Sharon & Tony Kynes
Added 30th May 2017
Wedding 14th Jul 2016
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.
Katie Mc Mahon
Added 17th May 2016
Wedding 4th May 2016
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.
Katie O' Brien
Added 20th Jan 2016
Wedding 27th Dec 2015
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).
Evyn W.
Added 15th Dec 2014
Wedding 30th Aug 2014
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
Catherine & David Fisher
Added 10th Mar 2014
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 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.
Added 18th Dec 2013
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
Erin & Kevin
Added 8th Oct 2013
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,
Added 23rd Sep 2013
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.
Added 6th Sep 2013
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!
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.
Jamie Byboth
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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