We got married in Boyne Hill House in early December 2011.
Over the course of our engagement, we visited the venue in every season and we can honestly say it is beautiful throughout the year. The ground's natural beauty, with it's woodlands and waterfalls, horses and hares, sets it apart from similar private venues we viewed in the area.
The Mansion House is classically Georgian and elegant, which we loved but not too pretentious that you are afraid to sit on a chair. I especially enjoyed getting ready in the Mansion House on the morning of the wedding. I really got to enjoy living in a mansion, if just for a day.
The reception ran seamlessly. When we arrived, after the ceremony, everyone was relaxed on the couches, enjoying the canapés and champagne. It was exactly the relaxed, informal atmosphere we had hoped for.
It rained on the wedding day, which didn't faze us as we didn't get married in December for the weather. We decided, just the two of us, to venture out in the drizzle and cold anyway and head to the Secret Garden for photographs. I figured we'll have the photographs forever but I'll never wear the dress again. Whatever happened, we were determined to have photos taken in the Secret Garden, which is worth a visit to Boyne Hill House for alone. We took family photos in the Mansion House and we were grateful to have some many great options for photographs, despite the rain. And the underground passage from the Mansion House to the reception was a blessing.
The dinner was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented. I would definitely recommend opting for the picnic basket for starter as all the guests raved about it. The guests loved the venue. The locals were delighted to finally see what lay behind the big white gates and they were not disappointed.
The staff at Boyne Hill House were so lovely and accommodating. With Caroline on leave, Michael and Katie worked around the clock and tended to our every need. Katie fulfilled some of my, admittedly bridezilla, requests over Christmas decorations and Michael even brought a high stool from his home so my make-up artist wouldn't hurt her back. This is the level of commitment from staff at Boyne Hill House. We were nervous booking Boyne Hill House at the start of the year as it only opening but we needn't have been. With staff like this at the helm, this venue should have plenty of successful years to come.
Our heartfelt thanks to Caroline, Katie, Michael and all the staff at Boyne Hill House.
Eimear & Brian Murphy