Athenaeum House Hotel

Christendom, Waterford
Your Day, Your Way. Our flexible approach offers couples the freedom to bring their dream wedding to life. The Athenaeum House Hotel, a lovingly restored Georgian Manor House set on the banks of the River Suir over looking the twinkling lights of Waterford City, in the heart of the South East of Ireland.  Athenaeum House Hotel  offers an exclusive use venue, which is a unique alternative to the conventional hotel. Our top-class food, private grounds and breathtaking views will make for a wonderful backdrop for your dream wedding. Our passionate, dedicated, experienced Team will provide all the inspiration, care and attention to detail for a truly unique experience for you and your guests on the most important day of your life. Exclusive, Intimate, UniqueAll Athenaeum House Hotel Wedding packages include the following as complimentary:- Red Carpet on arrival- Welcome Champagne for the Bride & Groom- Tea and Coffee reception on arrival- Printed personalised Scrolled menus co-ordinated with your colour scheme- Cream Roses & Glass vases for your tables- Sliver cake Stand & knife - Overnight accommodation for Bride and Groom in the Athena Honeymoon Suite- Leisurely room service breakfast the following morning- Free car Parking- Special accommodation rates for your guests- Use of the house and gardens for your photos- No additional cost for the civil ceremony room- No service charge
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4 reviews
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Stephen & Sarah Curtis
Married on 8th Apr 2017
Myself and my wife Sarah had our wedding at the Athenaeum House Hotel in April 2017. Weddings can be stressful things but the staff are complete professionals when it comes to weddings. The best thing we did was generally use the suppliers that the hotel recommends. From the solemiser to flowers they were all excellent and in sync with one and other. The whole event went off without a hitch and I felt throughout the process that if something had cropped up it would be well in hand. There was no stress or hassle with anything even with lots of people coming and going.

We were there for three days in total and a couple of things stand out. Firstly is how consistently excellent the food is. We had everything from breakfasts, the wedding dinner, a BBQ, rehearsal dinner and light lunches. At no point did the standards drop or did anybody get a bad meal. Secondly we really appreciated effectively having the place to ourselves and our family for most of the weekend. You don't get that in a bigger hotel or a venue that you have only a set time there but we largely had the run of the place for the Friday night, Saturday and Sunday - it was completly private on the Saturday. Stan and the team make the whole experience feel like you are in a home from home (albeit a much larger home).

We were exceptionally lucky the day of our wedding to have really good weather and we moved the ceremony outside - again no problem. The day itself was pheromoneal with people drinking up on the terrace for the afternoon, the dining room set up for 100 and a separate room for the band. I think the best compliment that any of our guests could pay the Athenaeum is that they would go back themselves for a weekend away, lots of people said they would be doing this soon and the place is a hidden gem.

If you're looking to take over a place for the weekend, have a great party and do something a bit out of the ordinary the Athenaeum is the place to go. We had the best day of our lives with Stan & his team and they had a big part in making it such a great day. We can't wait to go back.
Added 6th May 2017
Married on 10th Jun 2016
Stan and all the staff were extremely helpful and professional. They couldn't do enough for us on the day. I would highly recommend
Added 1st Jul 2016
Married on 4th Sep 2015
Very relaxed atmosphere, but professional in all aspects of the planning and execution.
Added 24th Nov 2015
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Olga & Ciaran
Married on 29th Aug 2015
Extremely professional and friends staff, we couldn't have asked more of them! Planners went into a huge effort to create the most perfect day for us. As for the setting...we had a summer with a ceremony under the arch, so perfect! Highly recommend it if you are looking for somewhere different and for a stress-free experience.
Added 24th Nov 2015