The Heritage Killenard

The Heritage, Killenard, Co Laois
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Your wedding day, your way. Together we can make your day your own kind of perfect! We can help make planning your wedding an easy and joyful experience.

We are proud to introduce you to the opulent luxury, sophisticated elegance and impeccable hospitality of The Heritage. Stunning countryside setting with optimum convenience for guests travelling from all parts of Ireland… County Laois is typified by picturesque towns and ancient historical sites, one of Ireland’s best kept secrets…
The Heritage is only minutes from the M7, Portarlington train station and under an hour from Dublin city.

To inspire you and help you along the way, our wedding team have carefully crafted a series of inclusive, customisable packages with everything you need for a magnificent day (and a few unforgettable extras, too.)


The Dream, The Fairytale and The Ultimate Wedding Packages have been designed to provide you with a true taste of The Heritage for your wedding day, each tailored to suit different requirements and budgets. For couples who prefer to begin with a blank slate, we’re also always delighted to design a completely bespoke experience around your personal vision.

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Maria Divilly
4.8
Married on 25th Feb 2023
Our wedding day was a dream come true and so much of its success goes down to Tinashe, Sinead and all of the staff at the Heritage. We had a big wedding party of 250 people and everything went off without a hitch. The food was out of this world. We cannot praise the hotel high enough. 10/10 from us, Maria and Diarmuid,
Response from The Heritage Killenard
Hey Maria and Diarmuid,

Wow, we're over the moon reading your incredible review! It fills our hearts with joy to know that your wedding day at The Heritage was everything you'd hoped for. Tinashe, Sinead and our entire staff were thrilled to be a part of it all.

We're ecstatic that everything went flawlessly and that you enjoyed the food. Our team takes great pride in delivering top-notch service and creating an unforgettable experience on your special day.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible praise and the perfect 10/10 rating. It means everything to us. Congratulations and we wish you both a lifetime filled with beautiful memories.
Added 14th Jun 2023
Elaine Smyth
4.8
Married on 28th Dec 2022
We celebrated our wedding in the Heritage on 28th December 2022. We visited a lot of other venues and spoke to a number of coordinators before making our final decision and we never regretted our choice. From the very moment we discussed the packages, we were very impressed with the professionalism shown by our coordinators who were very friendly and accommodating with any little requests on our part. As our wedding reception was in Wintertime, we were mindful of choosing local suppliers and Portlaoise and the surrounding area is blessed with talented photographers, videographers, musicians and cake designers, who all had easy working relationships with the Heritage. Ahead of our wedding date, we completed our wonderful meal tastings and the Heritage were very attentive to our guests dietary requirements and non-alcoholic wine choices. At the pre- Wedding meeting with our coordinator, we received a full step-by-step account of the day?s timeline and thankfully for us, we had finally agreed our entrance music when asked for! The Heritage reception area was decorated very tastefully and we complimented it ourselves with small photographs and guestbook. All our guest needs were catered for here and the canap?s, food, prosecco, beer was plentiful to treat our guests ahead of the main meal. We were especially blessed to have a Heritage wedding team with such knowledge that made our ballroom stand out as one of the most elegantly, decorated ballrooms in the country. We were delighted to see all our guests so relaxed to enjoy themselves and dance the night away and early into the next morning. The Heritage team were always thinking of our wedding day experience at all times and how best they could make our day more special than we could plan it ourselves.
Response from The Heritage Killenard
Thank you so much for your review Elaine! It is our utmost priority to provide exceptional service and we are delighted that our team demonstrated their dedication to making your wedding planning process seamless and enjoyable. Your kind words about our Heritage wedding team truly warm our hearts. They are committed to ensuring that every detail is considered and that your wedding day exceeds your expectations. We are honoured to have been a part of making your big day special and we want to extend our warmest wishes for your future together.
Added 1st Apr 2023
Nicki Malone
5.0
Married on 28th Jul 2022
Where do I start our wedding was the most magical day. The heritage went above & beyond to make our day so special. The service & attention to detail ourselves and our guests got was top class. The food was incredible and the hotel staff were amazing. We would like to thank each and everyone of you for everything you did for us over the few days we stayed with ye. Everyone is still talking about our day and how it was the best wedding.

Thanks for e everything
David & Nicki Malone
Added 22nd Sep 2022
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Eilish Hewitt
5.0
Married on 20th Jun 2024
We had the most perfect wedding day at The Heritage. Our ceremony and reception was all based in the hotel. We can't thank Louise and Aisling enough for all their help planning the big day! They were so lovely and professional, and they were always there to answer emails and phone calls with any questions we had. Anything we wanted, they did everything they could to make it happen for us.
We can't get over how warm and welcoming all of the staff were, they made the day extra special with their exceptional service. The food was delicious and everything ran so smoothly during the meal, thanks to Alan, Joji, Patricia and the whole team. Our guests had use of the private cinema during our reception, which was ideal for watching Royal Ascot and football, a nice touch! The rooms were also AMAZING. We stayed the night before the wedding and the bridal party had the use of the fabulous Emo suite for hair and make up prep! Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better venue. 100% highly recommend The Heritage to any newly engaged couples searching for the perfect spot. Our guests have been very complimentary about The Heritage and the experience they had on our wedding day!
Added 3rd Jul 2024
Laura Taite
5.0
Married on 24th May 2024
Absolutely amazing! Our wedding at The Heritage was nothing short of a dream come true. From the moment we stepped foot in the hotel, we knew we had made the right choice. Aisling, our wedding coordinator, was an absolute superstar (credit also to Louise & Sinead who we had also worked with along the way). The Heritage wedding coordinator team were incredibly attentive, organized, and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect.

The venue itself is stunning, with beautiful grounds and elegant interiors. Our ceremony and reception spaces were both impeccably decorated, and the food was out of this world. Our guests raved about the delicious dishes and attentive service.

A special mention to the cinema room which was the biggest hit for the kids (and mid-30s kids!) who absolutely adored the space and especially the popcorn machine. We had a Disney/Pixar movie play and at one point I saw Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry playing - hugely appreciated by our guests.

The entire team at The Heritage made us feel so special hroughout the entire planning process and on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you're looking for a wedding venue that combines luxury, exceptional service, and delicious food, look no further than The Heritage. We highly recommend them to any couple looking to make their special day unforgettable.
Added 30th May 2024
Aoife & Mark
5.0
Married on 12th Apr 2024
A HUGE thank you to Louise, Sean, Aisling and all of the staff for the hard work and dedication that went into making it truly unforgettable. You honestly couldn't have done enough for us. Your professionalism, attention to detail and genuine warmth put us at ease from the very beginning and the communication throughout was exceptional and greatly appreciated. The service was impeccable and the food was just divine, our guests are still raving about it. Thank you so much for making it so special for us, we couldn’t be happier and we are immensely grateful to you all.
Added 21st May 2024
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Joe & Clodagh O?Brien
5.0
Married on 11th Nov 2023
Dream wedding location! From the first consultation to checking out the morning after - staff were amazing, food was out of this world! Would make us want to get married all over again!!!
Added 7th Feb 2024
Emma
5.0
Married on 8th Oct 2023
We had our Wedding in The Heritage on 8/10/22. We has such a fantastic wedding, great food brilliant staff and excellent service, nothing was a problem for them
Added 7th Dec 2022
Paul Brady
5.0
Married on 23rd Sep 2023
Absolutely amazing weekend. The staff of the hotel done absolutely everything in their power to make it the best weekend of our lives. Professional, attentive, accommodating top notch standard. Couldn?t recommend the heritage enough for a wedding venue. The attention to detail the staff of the hotel have is second to none and everyone knows you by name it is so personal. 5 star Venue
Added 24th Oct 2023
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Emma Mc elroy
5.0
Married on 15th Sep 2023
We were so happy with absolutely everything. Thanks to all the amazing staff.
Added 12th Nov 2023
Amanda Lo
5.0
Married on 24th Aug 2023
The Heritage were absolutely amazing from the moment we booked with them. The wedding co-ordinaries were amazing. Gael, Tinashe and the team were amazing. Nothing was too small or too big of a question for them. They were always available on email to answer any questions. About a month before the wedding we met Gail for a run through of the hotel. She was fantastic. She went through everything from start to finish with us. She even helped us through things we hadn?t even considered. She was amazing.
We arrived down to the hotel the night before. From the minute we stepped foot into the hotel we were greeted by the amazing staff. We literally could leave our brains at the door. The general manager Paul was absolutely astounding. He helped us with all of our bags and made us feel so welcome.
Every staff member from front of house, the bar and service were amazing. They were all so friendly and helpful. They really helped make it such a special environment for us. We couldn?t have asked for a better team.
On the day we were looked after so well by Paul, Alan and Majella. They made sure we had everything at hand. The hospitality was amazing. We couldn?t have picked a better venue or asked for better service.
Which was commented not only by us but all of our guests. The food was astounding. Every course was just as good as the tasting menu.
I would highly recommend the heritage to anybody that is looking for a wedding venue. The team go above and beyond. They really help make the day feel so special for you and bring such an energetic atmosphere to the hotel.
Added 26th Nov 2023
Shannon Hickey
5.0
Married on 10th Aug 2023
The staff were all so helpfull with the planning of the wedding and very professional. They were always there when we had questions and very quick to respond. They were all so friendly and welcoming and did such a beautiful job on everything for the wedding it was such a pleasure to have our wedding at the heritage
Added 31st Oct 2023
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Rachel & Conor
5.0
Married on 30th Jun 2023
We honestly had the most amazing day. Thank you so much to you and all the team for a fantastic day. Each and every member of staff went above and beyond. Honestly, the guests have not stopped praising the staff. The food was out of this world and all the guests complimented it. From the canap?s to the breakfast and all in-between, it went down a treat. Hats off to the chef! I can't express our gratitude enough but thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day such a success. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary there next year!
Response from The Heritage Killenard
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience at The Heritage! We're truly grateful for your kind words and thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic day. We're humbled by your gratitude and honoured to have contributed to the success of your special day. We can't wait to welcome you back next year to celebrate your anniversary with us at The Heritage. Here's to many more joyous occasions together!
Added 11th Jul 2023
Grace and James
5.0
Married on 22nd Jun 2023
Our wedding took place in The Heritage on June 22nd 2023. We had the most incredible, surreal day and a lot of that was down to our choice of venue. Sinead, Gael, Ray, John, J.P. and the rest of the staff could not do enough for us and were fabulous to deal with from our first meeting with them. The bridal party stayed the night before the wedding and got ready that morning in the Ban Ki Moon bridal suite!! The luxury! The bridal suite was stunning, so spacious and made the perfect background for our wedding pictures. Our breakfast was sent up to the room as we got ready. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing wedding morning.
Our reception was so well executed and the timing between courses was perfect. The food that came out was absolutely delicious, a fact that was acknowledged by many of our guests.
We honestly couldn't be happier with our day and we are immensely grateful to the fantastic staff at the Heritage.
Added 26th Jul 2023
Tamara
Married on 2nd Jun 2023
I honestly do not know the right words to describe how incredible this company is. Clodagh came all the way from west Cork to Laois to mind my brother and sister for my fathers wedding. Thomas and Rhea have autism and are non verbal and clodagh slotted right in like she knew them all her life. Clodagh is worth her weight in gold she was fantastic. If you?re thinking of getting these girls to mind your kids don?t give it a second thought call them right now. Cannot recommend this company enough. ??
Added 5th Jun 2023
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Lauren Dee
4.7
Married on 20th Apr 2023
We had our wedding here in April and The Heritage were amazing from start to finish. Our journey began with Sinead as our wedding coordinator and Tinashe took over a few months out. Both ladies were incredible, super responsive and so helpful with every inquiry I had. We created a custom package with Sinead to suit our needs/wants which was amazing. The day went so perfectly, every single moment was flawless, one hiccup with a guests room was sorted excellently by Gavin, our banquet manager who was simply ourstanding, he looked after our every need on the day. Honestly the most perfect day of our lives. All our guests raved about the food, staff and venue (and still do to this day!) I would highly recommend the Heritage to everyone.
Response from The Heritage Killenard
Thank you so much for choosing The Heritage as the venue for your special day and for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us. We are delighted to hear that your wedding journey with us was seamless and that both yourselves and your guests had a great time! We will pass the compliments along to our valued staff members! Thank you for highly recommending The Heritage, we truly appreciate your support and kind words. It was an honour to be a part of your special day, wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!
Added 20th Jun 2023
Maria
4.2
Married on 6th Jan 2023
The service on the day of the wedding was amazing. Nothing was a problem and everyone was treated really well. Beforehand, it was sometimes difficult to contact the hotel by phone. Phone calls were often not answered and messages not replied to. The food on the day was superb. The price of the rooms for guests was quite disappointing, we didn't expect it to be so high.
Added 2nd Mar 2023
Eoin T & Mike McGuinness
5.0
Married on 10th Sep 2022
Staff and hotel were perfect. Everything went exceedingly well. David the Deputy GM is a real asset to the hotel and to wedding couples getting married in The Heritage.
All staff from GM to Wedding Coordinator to wait staff were excellent, friendly and made the day perfect.
Food was excellent with great choice and quantity.
Overall, an excellent hotel and a very positive experience having our wedding in The Heritage.
Added 15th Dec 2022
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Michelle Martin
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2022
Great experience with the staff in the Heritage from start to finish. They couldn't do enough for us from the day we booked our wedding up until the day after our wedding. Could not fault a thing.
Response from The Heritage Killenard
We cannot express how grateful we are for your kind words and glowing review of your experience at The Heritage! We understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and we are thrilled that we could contribute to creating a truly memorable and flawless experience for you. Thank you for choosing The Heritage, and we wish you all the happiness and love as you begin this new chapter in your lives together!
Added 7th Dec 2022
Jade and Brian Phillips
5.0
Married on 21st Jul 2022
We had the pleasure of being married in the heritage hotel on July this year. We couldn?t be happier with how it all went. Sinead and Gael were absolutely amazing when it came to planning. Every single thing was absolutely perfect. Victoria was fabulous on the day making sure everything ran smoothly. And all the guest complimented the beautiful decor and delicious food. I would highly recommend the heritage and their wedding team to any couples looking for a stress free day and beautiful venue.
Jade & Brian
Added 22nd Sep 2022
Karen & Steven
5.0
Married on 8th Apr 2022
I don't even know how to begin to say thank you for giving us an absolutely brilliant wedding day. Everything was beautiful, you all made it such a special day for us both and all our guests. We couldn't pin point our favourite part of the day because it was all wonderful. You all went above and beyond for us and we really appreciate it. We will definitely be recommending The Heritage.., Killenard to everyone as the hotel is fabulous but the staff are what makes the hotel and you are all amazing.
Added 5th Apr 2022
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Ciara & John
5.0
Married on 15th Oct 2021
Excellent in every aspect from start to finish!
Added 5th Jul 2022
Sinead
5.0
Married on 12th Aug 2021
We had our beautiful wedding in The Heritage last August after postponing from March. After our initial first visit & viewing we fell in love with the hotel & booked our date in straight away! (The bridal suite is just amazing!) Unfortunately due to covid restrictions we had to postpone but Kim & Gosia, were so accommodating, they made the the whole rescheduling process so easy for us! The hotel were very easy to communicate with & answered any queries we had. We got to do our menu tasting over the summer & were spoilt rotten! Then eventually we had the most fabulous wedding day celebration. All of our guests were wowed by stunning the hotel from the stairs to the ballroom & even 3 months later friends are still raving about the meal being top class!! One of my favourite things about the hotel overall is the staff were all so warm & friendly to everyone. The service is exceptional! Our guests had the best day & we never felt like the fun/party was compromised due to covid. I would have no problem in recommending The Heritage to anyone looking to get married there in the future!
Added 3rd Nov 2021
Elaine Prior
5.0
Married on 29th Jul 2021
We couldn?t of asked for more from our venue when planning during a time of such uncertainty. Kim/Ger and the team were always so helpful and nothing was ever an issue. Our guests enjoyed 2 beautiful days in The Heritage Hotel. And the service was amazing along with the food and complete package.
Added 22nd Oct 2021
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Heather & Andrew
5.0
Married on 17th Jul 2021
Our wedding at The Heritage was beyond our wildest imagination.

I seriously cannot put into words how happy we are and how lucky we feel to have chosen the perfect venue for what was honestly the best day of our lives. When we got engaged in June 2019, we both dreamed about having The Heritage as our wedding venue We arranged to go and see the hotel and I still remember the excitement I felt the first time we walked into what was at the time the newly updated function room.

As soon as we stepped into the room all aglow with stunning candelabras and elegant cherry blossoms dotted throughout - I remember thinking that this had to be the place we would get married. When we had to postpone our wedding due to Covid-19, the team at The Heritage could not have been more helpful and accommodating. The support and understanding provided by the team really meant the world to us and was greatly appreciated.

Over the past two years we made several trips to the Heritage to meet Ger, Kim & Gosia to plan our perfect day. On each occasion, we were made to feel so special and were thoroughly impressed by the amazing service and friendly atmosphere.

On the day of our wedding on 17th July 2021, we pulled up to The Heritage with the sun shining down and we were greeted so warmly by Ger, Gosia, Liam and the team. From that moment the whole wedding reception went perfectly and we truly had the best day. Each and every one of our guests loved The Heritage as much as we do. The combination of the elegance of the hotel and the excellence of the staff really make The Heritage one of the most special venues in Ireland. Ger and the staff helped to make our wedding so special - thank you all so much.

We will never forget our wedding and how you all played an important part in making it unforgettable. The food was incredible; the rooms are amazing; the grounds and golf course are impeccable. I really don't know where to stop with listing all of the great things about The Heritage!

Thank you for making our wedding dreams come true!
Added 17th Jan 2022
Eddie & Martina
5.0
Married on 8th Jul 2021
The Heritage and their wedding team were excellent in everyway and made our day so special. We had to cancel 3 seperate times and each time they were so accomodating and reassuring. They send us out a lovely gift during the year to let us know they were thinking of us and how hard is was on us and other wedding couples. We could not recommend them enough for any future couples looking for a venue. We can't wait to go back to stay there again!
Added 2nd Nov 2021
E'OR
4.5
Married on 9th Apr 2021
The staff at the heritage were incredibly kind and helpful to my Husband and I. They were always willing to help answer queries and address and concerns that we had throughout the planning stages. Although we did not end u[ having a wedding reception due to covid I would have no hesitation in highly recommending the heritage as a wedding venue.
Added 11th Oct 2021
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Karen & John
5.0
Married on 15th Oct 2020
After two failed attempts to have our wedding overseas in 2020, we decided to go ahead with it at home. From our first point of contact in August to our wedding day less than 3 months later, Kim and all of the staff at The Heritage Hotel were a dream to deal with. We knew we were in capable and experienced hands straight away. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done to make our day as perfect and special as possible. The attention to detail at The Heritage Hotel sets it apart from other hotels in the midlands. The function room and tables were beautifully decorated. The meal was delicious and food was plentiful. We met Sarah from the food and beverage team the night of our menu tasting and she served the top table for the wedding banquet. A special word of thanks to Sarah as she was amazing on both nights and was so warm and friendly. We would highly recommend The Heritage Hotel to all couples planning their big day.
Added 6th Nov 2020
Elaine and Dave
5.0
Married on 18th Oct 2019
The Heritage Hotel, Trisha in particular, were amazing to deal with throughout our wedding planning process. From the moment we met the wedding team and took a tour of this beautiful venue, we knew it was the place we wanted to celebrate our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and every member of staff was always warm and eager to engage with us. We had the best day and the Heritage ensured that we have fantastic memories that will last a lifetime.
Added 4th Dec 2019
Fionnuala Doyle
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2019
I'm so glad that we picked The Heritage, Killenard as our wedding venue. Trisha was our wedding coordinator and was so helpful. She made the preparation for the wedding much easier. A number of the guests commented on how good the staff were and that it really felt like a 5 star experience. It was great to talk to the chef at the wedding tasting and the food on the day was fabulous. Guests are still talking about the doughnuts at the drinks reception! The room was decorated really well and they set it up even better than I had imagined. The stairs were great for photographs and the guests could still mingle with everyone as the photographs were being taken.
Added 29th May 2019
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Aoife Leonard
5.0
Married on 2nd Jan 2019
Best day of our lives in the best possible surroundings! Trisha and John in the Heritage were absolutely outstanding to deal with. Cannot praise them enough, nothing was a problem, service was top class. The food was incredible and everyone commented on the food, service, decor. Cannot revommend the Heritage and it?s staff enough!
Added 23rd Jan 2019
Edel
5.0
Married on 31st Dec 2018
We had the best day at The Heritage for our wedding. Everything was top class and seamless. From the first contact with wedding coordinator David right through to the wee hours of the reception, the staff and service were faultless. Guests were very impressed with the venue, the service and the food. We would highly recommend this hotel, best in the midlands by far.
Added 29th Jan 2019
Danielle
5.0
Married on 23rd Nov 2018
Amazing hotel. Trisha is such a credit to them, she literally couldnt help any more no matter what we asked her. Defo recommend to any one.
Added 18th Dec 2018
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Eileen Maher
5.0
Married on 27th Oct 2018
We could not fault this hotel at all. From the moment we booked nothing was too much for them. They helped so much in the lead up to the wedding. The wedding coordinator Trisha was so amazing and positive with all our ideas and put great thought into our table plans and decorations. The food, Ian the chef is amazing! So easy to deal with, great choices and flavour was extraordinary. All the staff work so seamlessly. John the banqueting manager runs a very efficient day, keeping on top of every little detail. We had such an amazing day and did not have to question or think about any details.
Added 8th Dec 2018
Mark and Elaine
5.0
Married on 6th Oct 2018
We really can't speak highly enough of the Heritage and all the team there. David Hanniffy guided us through the wedding planning and was always available for advice. Nothing was a request too much and they really went above and beyond the call of duty. It's a brilliant hotel and would highly recommend
Added 31st Oct 2018
Fiona Keenan
5.0
Married on 21st Jul 2018
The Heritage in Killenard was absolutely fantastic. The food, service everything was excellent. The professionalism of the staff was out of this world with particular mention to Trisha our wedding coordinator who went above and beyond and John on the day for his patience and professionalism. We could not reccomend the Heritage enough. All our guests commented on the fabulous food, the courteous staff and the gorgeous hotel itself.
Added 9th Nov 2018
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Stephen
5.0
Married on 14th Jul 2018
Brilliant venue. Staff extremely helpful and we had an amazing day.
Added 17th Oct 2018
Laura & Kevin
5.0
Married on 8th Jun 2018
We had the most amazing wedding day at The Heritage Killenard and would like to thank David Hannify and all the staff for making our day so special. We planned our wedding from Australia but never found it daunting when we dealt with the hotel as everything was so organised and there was absolutely no stress. The Heritage provides 5 star service and I would highly recommend to any couple.
Added 3rd Sep 2018
Rachel & Andrew
5.0
Married on 5th May 2018
Massive thanks to the Heritage Killenard where we had our wedding reception on 5th May 2018. We had the most unforgettable experience at the Heritage Killenard. Being a Heritage Bride and Groom is not just a one day experience, you are made to feel like royalty the whole way through the wedding planning process. Aside from the beautiful location, stunning modern hotel with breathtaking staircase and pure five star elegence, the staff and service at the Heritage Killenard are what makes this hotel so unforgettable. We would like to say a special thank you to David Hannify our wedding coordinator who was so easy to deal with. David was so straightforward and prompt at responding to emails and was always at hand for our numerous queries! David organised dining and spa etc for the days after our wedding, it was fantastic having a point of contact to organise not only the wedding day details but also our whole stay with the hotel. Special thanks also to the Head Chef Ian Clifford and his team. Choosing our menu was a very special evening, where we got an opportunity to sit with the Head Chef and discuss the menu and any changes. Ian was a true professional and magnificent to deal with. He offered his suggestions and opinions and gave us so much time and we really enjoyed going through the menu with him. We would like to say a special thanks to John Kelly, who truly made the wedding dining experience an experience to remember. He ensured everything ran smoothly during the evening and added a touch of class with the white gloves and coordinating the top table food service to be served all at the same time in unison. John coordinated the speeches and introduced us into the ballroom and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks also to Joijo our personal server for the wedding reception who also treated us like royalty for the night! We want to thank all the staff at the Heritage, who are true gems and are a credit to the hotel and to themselves. The staff are so friendly and always have time to stop and have a chat with the guests in the bar or dining room. The staff tending to the ballroom were superb and the residents bar staff were so friendly and on the ball with our late night orders! We had a wonderful chat with so many of the staff from Finbar (night porter), Joe Kenny (waiter), Ciaran O?Neill (manager). The reception at the Heritage was truly fantastic and exceeded our expectations. The little touches like greeting us not only with champagne but in personalised Galway Crystal glasses as a keepsake, the personal message in our room from the general manager Andrew Phelan, the personalised milk and cookies in the grooms nephews room all added up to make this a real five star experience. We were so delighted to have decided to stay on a few extra nights at the Heritage. The bridal suite we chose - The Ban Ki-moon suite was breathtaking. The luxury of the rooms in this suite and stunning views over the golf course are just magnificent! The down to earth, homely, friendly atmosphere in a five star setting is truly unique to the Heritage Killenard. We will be back as often as we can and look forward to our one year anniversary stay in the bridal suite already. We could not recommend the Heritage enough. We are delighted we chose this hotel for our wedding. Thank you so much to the whole team. Rachel & Andrew
Added 22nd Jun 2018
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Maria
5.0
Married on 24th Mar 2018
A fantastic reception in Killenard from the moment we arrived. Trisha was absolutely amazing to deal with from day one. She is such a treasure and the hotel are so lucky to have her. The meal was beautiful. Thanks Ian. The staff were brilliant on the day and the next day driving around our car and packing it up. I would highly recommend anyone to get married here.
Added 8th May 2018
Ci
4.8
Married on 23rd Mar 2018
We had such an amazing two nights in March for our wedding. Trish was our coordinator and nothing was too much trouble. The food was amazing on the night & thanks a million to executive chef Ian for letting us change around a few things on the menu :) I would highly recommend the Heritage Killenard & can?t wait to go back for a night for our anniversary!
Added 2nd Nov 2018
Eadaoin Clinton
5.0
Married on 16th Mar 2018
Can not fault the heritage in anyway. Trisha was my wedding planner and she was amazing. 5 star in every way
Added 4th Nov 2018
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Ann Shields
4.9
Married on 30th Oct 2017
Fabulous venue with great attention to detail. Guests of all ages were looked after and enjoyed their stay. We had a civil ceremony followed by a meal for 20 close family members and then later that month had wedding service with a buffet etc for over 200 people. There are facilities to cater for all sizes of weddings. The wedding suites are just amazing. They have to be been to be appreciated. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly.
Added 19th Nov 2017
Susan Cleary
5.0
Married on 16th Sep 2017
My first experience with the Heritage was when I went on a spa break with my sister. When I first stepped inside the hotel I had a very positive feeling and I knew instantaneously that if I was ever to get married, I would have my reception there. Luckily when the time came and myself and my husband viewed the hotel together, he similarly shared the same feeling. From our initial contact with the wedding team when we expressed an interest in the hotel as a potential venue to celebrate our wedding and up to and after our wedding day, the team were a pleasure to deal with. They were very professional and very accommodating of all of our needs. In addition to the beautiful venue and the professional and courteous nature of the staff, the food and service on the wedding day was top class. We have received lots of praise from our guests regarding how much they enjoyed our wedding, a lot of this praise was due to the exceptional service and quality of food provided by the Heritage. We would like to extend special praise to Trisha Broughan who is excellent in her role as events executive. I would highly recommend the Heritage as a potential wedding venue for any newly engaged couples without any hesitation.
Added 20th Oct 2017
Claire Dawson
5.0
Married on 14th Sep 2017
The whole team at The Heritage could not have been more helpful in the run up to the wedding and on the day. No request was too small or too big, they made us and all our guests feel so welcome and everybody kept telling me how excellent the hotel staff were during their stay. David was our Wedding Planner and he was so lovely to deal with and made sure everything ran smoothly along with John, the banqueting manager, who was also brilliant. The food was delicious and exactly as we requested at the tasting. Ian the head chef was so helpful and professional, he made us feel very confident all was going to be great on the day which it was. I honestly picked the Heritage as I have heard such good things from other brides and friends and really wanted to choose somewhere I could trust for high standards in food and service as I have heard so many awful stories I didnt want to risk somewhere I hadn't received referrals from. The hotel is 5 star but I found reasonably priced considering some 4 star hotels in area were almost charging the same. Our penthouse and the views were amazing and we got married in the church across the road which was so convenient esp with time pressure on the day. I can't recommend this hotel as a venue enough as our day was so special and I know its because the team in the Heritage went the extra mile to make it that way.
Added 27th Oct 2017
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Laura
5.0
Married on 9th Sep 2017
Could not fault the Heritage Killenard, the service, staff, efficiency was just amazing, totally exceeded my expectations. Trisha our wedding co- ordinator was just amazing, she was on the ball, was so efficient. Was a pleasure to work with.
Added 21st Oct 2017
Dale Brady
5.0
Married on 18th Aug 2017
We had our wedding reception in the Heritage Resort, Killenard in August of this year. With over 200 guests on the day the team at the Heritage went above and beyond our expectations.
Their level of professionalism is second to none and I must add that David Hannify, who looked after our every need, is an exceptional ambassador for the hotel

On the day everything ran very smoothly and on time , especially the meal as I know many couples worry about this. The food was amazing and our guests are still talking about it

We also chose wine from their selection , which went down a treat with our guests. In fact some of them have been in touch to ask what it was !

As we had a lot of children at our wedding we found the facilities to be fantastic. They were able to avail of the private cinema, playground and games room on the day

The accomodation is to an excellent standard and we had a great choice in terms of honeymoon suite

Our guest experience was second to none and we highly recommend the Heritage Resort

Added 26th Oct 2017
Una
5.0
Married on 21st Jul 2017
Amazing hotel to deal with from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble! Food was amazing. The staff went above and beyond to make our day perfect. Our guests are still talking about the amazing service they received on the day.I would highly recommend The Heritage as a wedding venue.
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M & J
5.0
Married on 26th May 2017
Our wedding co-ordinator Avril was fantastic. Any queries we had at all, she was there to hand, on the lead up to our wedding. On the day of our wedding Avril and the team at The Herritage could not have made us and all our guests feel more at ease. Everything ran very smoothly, thanks to all the staff at The Heritage. We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding day and so did our guests. I would highly recommend The Heritage for a wedding reception.
Added 30th Oct 2017
Deirdre dunne
5.0
Married on 21st Apr 2017
Thanks to Trisha broughan our wedding coordinator for all her help and organiseing a great day and a memorable one has to be the best place to have a wedding venue
Added 20th Oct 2017
Louise Brady
5.0
Married on 1st Apr 2017
We couldn?t speak highly enough of Trisha our wedding coordinator and John in the function room. All the staff in general made our day extra special. Every thing down to the smallest detail was attended to with great dedication by Trisha. We would recommend this hotel as a wedding venue to anyone.
Added 7th Nov 2017
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MARGARET CUFFE
4.9
Married on 25th Mar 2017
WE HAD A FANTASTIC DAY FOR MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING WE REALLY ENJOYED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT
Added 20th Jul 2018
Jade Foran
5.0
Married on 30th Dec 2016
I couldn't say I would do anything different, Our wedding planner Trish Broughan was simply amazing and catered to everything we asked, totally felt at ease through the whole planning stage,
Added 27th Oct 2017
Fiona
5.0
Married on 3rd Dec 2016
This was a fantastic venue for our wedding. It's a beautiful hotel, the food was great (so many compliments from our guests) and the staff are brilliant, so helpful and accomodating.
Added 20th Oct 2017
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Tracy Costello
5.0
Married on 26th Nov 2016
We got married in the Heritage Killenard last November. We could not have been happier with the hotel and the staff. The hotel was so beautiful, it really had the 'wow' factor. The staff were so helpful and made our day so special. Our wedding coordinator Avril took care of everything. This made the lead up to our wedding completely stress free. We're returning to the hotel soon for our anniversary and I cannot wait to relive the best day of my life in the beautiful surroundings of the Heritage Killenard.
Added 7th Nov 2017
Amanda Maguire
5.0
Married on 20th Aug 2016
Our wedding at The Heritage, Killenard, was absolutely fantastic. I have nothing but praise for the hotel as a venue, and the service we, and our guests, received from the staff.
The banqueting suite is lovely and the decor and chair covers were perfect. I love that the stage is recessed, so that the band can be setting up as the meals finishes, and the dancing can start as soon as possible. The room is also quite large, so that no tables had to be move (other than the head table) for the dance floor. The decor in the lobby is beautiful, and the staircase is a fantastic setting for photographs. We had some external photos taken in the Fairy Garden, and although it's not a big space-it's perfect for outdoor shots; we actually have loads to choose from (on what was a fairly wet day in August!). There's a little cinema off the Gallery (drinks reception area), which was great for the kiddies. The bedrooms are fabulous and so comfortable, from the standard rooms right up to the wedding suite (choice of 3!). Great choice for breakfast too.
What really sets The Heritage apart as a venue, is the service and the food. From our first visit with David, the wedding coordinator, I just had such a good feeling for the hotel. David had so much time for us, didn't rush us at all, answered all our questions and showed us every aspect of the hotel-including the different bedrooms/suites. In the run-up to the wedding, David and Trisha were on hand for any query, and were so accommodating and easy-going, I had no worries coming up to the big day. We had an awful lot of little touches, wedding favours, bits for the tables etc, no request was too big or too little-it was looked after.
On the day itself, David was there ensuring everything ran smoothly. The banqueting staff were exceptional, everyone from the wait staff to John the banqueting manager and Martina, his second-in command. John checked on every table during the meal. Martina looked after the kids table and knew them all by name within about 5 minutes! John and Martina also looked after us on the second day of our wedding when we had a BBQ, and they were as professional and lovely as ever. We had a big wedding (250ish) and a six course meal, but the meal ran so smoothly, all thanks to the staff; which is no mean feat!
That brings me to the food! Exceptional! As I said we had a large weeding, with a choice of starter, main and dessert. The food was incredible-cooked perfectly, hot when it arrived and delicious. I can not tell you the number of people who have complimented the food and service, since the wedding. Nearly every time I see someone for the first time, it's the same 'It was a great day-the food!, the service!'. Literally, everyone comments on the food and staff. So it's not just a bride looking back with rose-tinted glasses.
I can not recommend The Heritage, Killenard as a wedding venue enough-all I can say, is that if you're thinking about booking it as your venue-don't think about it-just book it! You will not be sorry!
Added 27th Oct 2016
Rose
4.7
Married on 2nd Jul 2016
Staff were great very responsive & professional, really felt confident that everything would be taken care of as planned.
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Denise & Patrick Hartnett
5.0
Married on 28th May 2016
The level of service was second to none and without fault..
Trisha, our wedding planner in The Heritage Killenard, was a true professional and made what could have been a very stressful day, into the best day of our lives..
The hotel facilities are just perfect and the staff couldn't do any more for us.. We would both truly recommend the Heritage Killenard as an ideal location for your wedding day..
Added 7th Nov 2017
Laura
5.0
Married on 30th Apr 2016
The staff of The Heritage Spa Resort and Golf Course could not do enough for us on our special day. No ask was too big or too small. The hotel was recently redecorated and looks amazing and we were wowed by the banquet room when we walked in, it looked magical. Our family and friends commented on how amazing and friendly the staff were, how good the food was and how fabulous the hotel rooms were. We have a great connection with the hotel now and can't wait for more visits. I can't recommend the hotel enough.
Added 4th Aug 2016
James and Yvonne
5.0
Married on 21st Feb 2015
Very professional Food great. Very attentive staff. Guests at wedding also committed on how good staff were.
Would recommend this venue for a wedding
Added 17th Mar 2015
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Our gorgeous Killenard wedding
5.0
Married on 18th Sep 2014
Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish + The Heritage was a huge reason for that....the sunshine played a part too!! The Heritage does exactly what it says on the tin: provides a beautiful scenic background + 5 star service.
Patricia, the wedding planner at the Heritage, was a pleasure to deal with: flexible + approachable, which is exactly what you need when planning a wedding, to keep the stress levels at bay.
The service across our wedding weekend was excellent, our guests commented same. The food was also fantastic!
For us, we found our perfect match in the Heritage when choosing our wedding venue: they provided us with all we needed to celebrate our special day + impress our guests.
We simply could not recommend the Heritage more!
Added 13th Sep 2015
Grace Hill
4.8
Married on 18th Sep 2014
Excellent service, friendly & efficient staff, beautiful location. We wanted for nothing and our guests felt relaxed and well looked after.
Food was fabulous and plenty of it too - they made us feel like a five star couple just like their venue!
Added 5th Nov 2014
True definition of a 5* resort!
5.0
Married on 15th Mar 2014
Where to start...First and foremost - the staff are incredible! I have never come across such good service as they provide in the The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, They go above and beyond the port of call in every way they can from the service staff to the kitchen staff to the managers, the concierge and reception staff. The food is delicious and to this day people still comment on how great it was on our wedding day. I cannot recommend this hotel enough! Every time we go back up there for a visit the staff remember who we are! Love love love this hotel !!!
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Added 11th Sep 2015
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